Cretan Federation of Australia and New Zealand elects new President


The Cretan Federation of Australia and New Zealand (CFANZ) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday, January 5.

During the AGM, Federation members voted to elect Emmanouel Mountakis as President, replacing Tony Tsourdalakis.

A new Executive Council was also elected. They are Mary Rissakis (first Vice President), Iraklis Kaselakis (second Vice President and Youth Coordinator), Terry Saviolakis (Treasurer), and Sofia Komarkowski (Secretary). General Committee members are: Kyriakos Hrepakakis, Emmanuel Vitetzakis, George Katheklakis, George Mamounis, Manolis Gerogiannakis, Vicky Kalogeropoulou, Pantelis Friedakis and Vassilis Giannakis.

On the day, Mr Tsourdalakis gave a speech and thanked his Executive Committee and Federation members for their continuous hard work and dedication to the Cretan cause.

In a post on Facebook, the Cretan Association of the Northern Territory congratulated Mr Mountakis on his election and thanked Mr Tsourdalakis for “his unlimited and valuable help.”

Mr Tsourdalakis was recently under scrutiny during his term by some CFANZ members over the distribution of more than $30,000 raised in 2021 by the Federation and the Pancretan Association of Melbourne to go towards victims of a deadly earthquake that hit Crete in September that year.

READ MORE: Allocation of earthquake relief funds by Cretan Federation of AUS and NZ called into question




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