Dear members,

A number of you have already attended many of the successful functions organized by our League since the start of the year 2015. With our third Newsletter we wish to inform you of future functions to give you the opportunity to organize your program.

The exhibition Antipodean Palette at the Steps Gallery on 13/08-23/08/2015 was successful. We had over 120 visitors on the night of the launch of the exhibition and 147 further visitors in the subsequent nine days. Four works were sold. The comments by the visitors and exhibiting artists were very constructive. We believe that the Exhibition – that has now been established as an annual event, running now for five years- will be even better in 2016. We thank the curator Vasy Petros and her organising committee, the donors and all the members of GACLM who helped throughout the exhibition period.

1.UPCOMING EVENTS 2015

Monday 12th October, 2015, at 6.00pm – 7.30pm you are invited to the launch of Justice Emilios Kyrou’s autobiography Να με λέτε Αιμίλιος ( Call me Emilios),translated into Greek by Georgina Dimopoulos. The book will be presented by his Excellency, Mr Haris Dafaranos, Greek Ambassador to Australia and Mrs Eyvah Dafaranos. This will take place at the Hellenic Museum, 280 William Street, Μelbourne. Entry to this event is by personal invitation which GACL members have received electronically or via post. If you have not already responded can you please do this by 30th September at – cathyalex@hotmail.com

Sunday 18th October, 2015 at 3.30 pm, you are invited to the launch of Dr Chris Fifis’book “Aspects of the Ηistory of the Greek Presence in Australia”. The book will be launched by the Modern Greek Scholar, Mr Kyriakos Amanatides at the Panarcadian Association “O Kolokotronis” building, 570 Victoria St., North Melbourne, 2nd floor.

Saturday 31st October- Sunday 1st November, 2015- Book Fair. The GACL and the Thessaloniki Association “The White Tower” are collaborating in holding a Book Fair featuring Greek-Australian writers at 439 High St., Northcote. The aim of the book fair is to promote books that have been written and published by Greek-Australianwriters by bringing their works to a wider audience. Books from self-published writers in Greek and English will be available for sale with all proceeds going to the writers.

Writers will be notified very soon to contact the organisers with expressions of interest in bringing in their books for sale, and will be sent a registration form and full details of the event.

Programme:

Saturday 31st October

10.00am- Opening

2.00-3.00 pm – poetry recital by local poets. 3.00-4.00 pm – discussion, refreshments. 4.00pm – closing

Sunday 1st November 10.00am- Opening

2.00-3.00 pm – poetry recital and musical interlude 3.00-4.00 pm – discussion, refreshments.

4.00pm – close of exhibition

Further information can be obtained by contacting Cathy Alexopoulos- 98858715 , 0428968715, cathyalex@hotmail.com or Connie Gregory on 98596235, 0425859413,gregory1942@bigpond.com

Sunday 8th November, 2015, at 4.00 pm, we will launch Kyriakos Amanatides’ book, “Book launches and Book Reviews”. The book will be presented by educationalist, Mr. George Pangalis, at the Panarcadian Association “O Kolokotronis” building, 570 Victoria St., North Melbourne, 2nd floor.

The Annual General Meeting of our League will take place on Saturday 28th November, 2015, at 3.00 p.m. at 570 Victoria St., North Melbourne, 2nd floor, (lift available). For the viability and continuation of our organisation, all members are invited to attend the AGM.

  1. PERIODICAL «ANTIPODES» Volume 61 and LITERARY COMPETITION

RESULTS.

The 61st Volume of the literary periodical «ANTIPODES», together with the announcement of the results of the Literary Competition will be launched on the 15th November, 2015, at 3.00pm. at the Panarcadian Association “O Kolokotronis” building, 570 Victoria St., North Melbourne, 2nd floor.

This year the periodical pays tribute to academic Dr Thanasis Spilias for his contribution to the promotion of the Greek language and culture and to the memory of the poet, writer and academic Dr Aristides Paradissis. The periodical will be launched by Dr Chris Fifis. All welcome.

  1. MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you to renew your Membership for 2015 by paying your membership fee of $25 for the year. We wish to remind our members that they receive the periodical free of charge at the end of the year and that we have no other funds to cover the expenses of the printing of the ‘Antipodes’ periodical and the posting to its members. The viability of the GACLM depends on your support.

RENEWAL OF MEMBERSHIP- 2015

Name…………………………………………………………………………………

Tel:……………………………………..

Address…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

e-mail………………………………………………………………………………………

$25

Post to:

GREEK-AUSTRALIAN CULTURAL LEAGUE OF MELBOURNE University of Melbourne, P.O. Box 4307, Parkville, Vic., 3052, Australia

Μembership for 2015 is $25.00. Should you wish to renew your membership on line you can follow the instructions-

Account name: Greek-Australian Cultural League of Melbourne Bank Name: Commonwealth Bank

BSB: 063011

Account Number: 00902863

Reference: Place your Surname and the word “Membership” as Reference. Send us an email to infogaclm@gmail.com that you have paid online so we can issue and send you a receipt.

Yours sincerely

Cathy Alexopoulos John Georgiou
President General Secretary

P.O. Box 4307, Melbourne University, Parkville, Vic., 3052, Australia
President: Cathy Alexopoulos, Tel. +61 3 9885 8715, 0407887725, infogaclm@gmail.com 
Secretary:John Georgiou, Tel. + 61 3 9817 4807, 0466 992 270, infogaclm@gmail.com