Chalkidiki Brotherhood in NSW elects new Committee at Annual General Meeting


The Brotherhood of Chalkidiki “Aristotelis” of NSW Incorporated held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday, January 21 at The Pontian House ‘Pontoxeniteas’ in Earlwood, Sydney.

The AGM was attended by members of the association and was a significant event to discuss the accomplishments of the past two years and elect a new committee.

During the meeting, the committee provided a comprehensive summary of the numerous events that took place from 2022 to the present. These events were described in terms of their nature, attendance, dates, and locations. The committee expressed their gratitude to the outgoing 11 committee members for their dedication and hard work in organizing nine major events during this period.

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In a show of appreciation, some members were able to take home Greek-English bilingual 2024 calendars donated by the Pan-Macdonian Association of NSW. The AGM also included a moment of silence to honor and remember all individuals connected to the association or from the Brotherhood of Chalkidiki NSW who had recently passed away.

The Secretary and Treasury reports were presented, providing attendees with an update on the financial matters of the association. The minutes from the 2023 AGM were read out, and all members agreed to the items discussed. Following this, the floor was opened to individuals to show their interest in joining the new committee.

Eleven members nominated themselves, eliminating the need for an election.

The newly elected committee members are:

President – Costa Dantos

Vice President – Jenny Kaporis

Secretary – Alexandra Poulos

Treasurer – John Tratselas

General Committee – Artemis Kelezis

General Committee – Bill Dantos

General Committee – Carol Stavropoulos

General Committee – George Tratselas

General Committee – Joanna Arnis

General Committee – Vicky Stamatiou

General Committee – Vicky Tsakirou

The outgoing committee members, Arthur Plakidis and Effie (Efthymia) Georgalas, were acknowledged for their hard work and dedication, while the two new members, Carol (Kalliopi) Stavropoulos and Vicky (Evridiki) Tsakirou, were introduced to attendees.

To add an element of excitement, a vasilopita was cut during the meeting. The winner of the cake-cutting ceremony received a $50 gift voucher. In a remarkable turn of events, the child of Costa Dantos, the association’s President, won the prize.

To conclude the AGM on a joyful note, Greek New Year’s music was played, creating a lively atmosphere. The meeting marked an important moment for the Brotherhood of Chalkidiki “Aristotelis” of NSW Incorporated as they celebrated their achievements, welcomed new committee members, and strengthened their bonds as a community.

The child of Costa Dantos, the association’s President, won the prize for the cutting of the vasilopita.




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