The Pontian Society in Sydney, Panagia Soumela, appointed new executive committee at their Annual General Meeting on Sunday, August 27 at their Hall in Hurlstone Park.
In the Executive Committee, Hellene Flame (Flampoulidou) will be taking over the reins from Peter Papoulidis as President.
“I would like to thank the members, the committee and the previous President for the vote of confidence for the role of President of the Pontian Society Sydney Panagia Soumela, also my congratulations to the elected members of the committee.” Ms Flame said.
“We thank Mr Peter Papoulidis for his leadership and contribution as President for the past 4 years.”
Ms Flame will be supported by Vice President, Chris Klazidis; Secretary, Peter Sarlas; Treasurer, Harry Tsipidis; and Public Relations Officer, Peter Papoulidis.
“I am stepping aside as President with immense pride of what our team has achieved in the past four years,” Mr Papoulidis told The Greek Herald.
“I will be staying on with the new committee and will continue to work for our beloved association.
“I thank our members from the bottom of my heart for their support, but most of all I thank our team for standing strong through the major restructure that our organisation went through.” Mr Papoulidis said.
On the day, a number of other Executive Committee positions were also filled. They were: Assistant Secretary, Rita Armanious; Assistant Treasurer, Theo Paraskevaidis; Mobile Assets Manager, Jessie Kilazoglou; and Committee Member, Steve Theodoridis.
The new Executive Committee is committed and looking forward to working towards achieving all goals and target projects for Panagia Soumela.
“Our team will continue with the renovations of our hall, expand our Charity projects, promote our cultural heritage and look after our members.” Ms Flame told The Greek Herald.