A community milestone: Celebrating a decade of Macarthur Greeks

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On Wednesday, July 10, the current committee, past members, and supporters of the Macarthur Greeks organisation in Sydney’s south-west gathered to celebrate a decade of community and cultural enrichment.

The event, organised by the Campbelltown Council, took place at the local arts centre and was marked by heartfelt speeches, the exchange of gifts, and recognition of the contributions made by the Greek community.

The formalities included a keynote speech by Macarthur Greeks founding President John Tsekas, who reflected on the journey and achievements of the organisation over the past 10 years. Current President Eric Kontos also addressed the attendees, highlighting the importance of unity and cultural preservation.

Macarthur Greeks Patron Pat Duffy spoke about the significant contributions Greeks have made to modern Australia, underscoring the lasting impact of the Greek community on the nation’s development.

The event was well-attended by notable figures, including the Mayor of Campbelltown, George Greiss, Council General Manager Lindy Deitz, deputy General Managers Jai Rowell and Ben Hoyle, and Councillors Riley Munro and Warren Morrison. Dr. Mike Freelander, the President of the Narellan Business Chamber, Anne Parnham, and other distinguished guests were also present to show their support.

One of the highlights of the event was the presentation of a community service award to Mr Tsekas, recognising his dedication and efforts in founding and nurturing Macarthur Greeks. In a symbolic gesture, Mr Tsekas presented a book gift to Lambros Papadopoulos, symbolising the exchange of knowledge and culture that has been a cornerstone of the organisation.

The celebration was a testament to the strength and resilience of the Macarthur Greeks community, showcasing the vibrant culture and unity that has flourished over the past decade. The event concluded with a renewed commitment to continue fostering cultural heritage and community spirit for years to come.

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