Sofia Mastoris OAM retires as President of Hellenic Women’s Federation Victoria

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The Hellenic Women’s Federation of Victoria recently celebrated its 20th anniversary at an Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday, July 23 in Melbourne.

At the AGM, founding Federation President, Sofia Mastoris OAM, announced her retirement from her executive position after 20 years.

From the beginning, Ms Mastoris had a dream for more equality for Hellenic women in Australia. It was her view that women, in addition to men, needed to be represented at the Greek events and exhibitions.

As the founder of the Protomagia Festival in Melbourne, which occurs annually on May 1, and many other accolades over the past two decades, Ms Mastoris has made her mark on the women’s Hellenic community in Australia.

The Federation thanked and congratulated Ms Mastoris for her exceptional work in the role of President for the past two decades. Ms Mastoris will remain on the executive of the Hellenic Women’s Federation.

As an active member in the Greek Australian community, Ms Mastoris was also President of the Greek Women’s Community of Whittlesea and City of Whittlesea Citizen of the Year. She organised a multicultural quilt with a patchwork display of different cultures in the City of Whittlesea.

For over 10 years, Ms Mastoris served as a volunteer for the Grace of Mary Aged care facility. She also volunteered for the Cancer Council for over 22 years.

Ms Mastoris was awarded OAM for her services to the Greek Community, including a VMC Award for excellence in Multiculturalism.

 

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