Theo Theophanous appointed President of Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria


The board of the Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria (CCMV) met formerly on Wednesday, October 20 to accept the resignation of Stelios Angelodemou as President and from the Board.

The CCMV Board passed unanimous motions expressing its sincere thanks to Mr Angelodemou for his service over the last four years.

The Board subsequently appointed former Victorian Minister, the Honourable Theo Thophanous, as the new President and Chris Christoforou as Vice President of the CCMV.

In a press release, the CCMV said that over the last four years, the Board worked together to achieve the following:

  • The establishment of the Halloumi Festival, which attracted thousands of people and showcased Cypriot culture.
  • The successful acquisition of grants from the Victorian Government of $500,000 and an initial permit for a new building.
  • lnitiating an important project aimed at documenting the history of Cypriots in Australia with emphasis on the Victorian Diaspora to be authorised by Professor Anastasios Tamis.
  • Many new community projects including supporting our members, in particular during the pandemic. with food parcels and regular contacts.
Theo Theophanous.

Mr Angelodemou cited personal and family responsibilities he had undertaken in Cyprus and his long absence from the leadership as reasons for his resignation.

New President, Theo Theophanous, thanked Mr Angelodemou for his contribution and conveyed the best wishes from all the members of the CCMV Board to Stelios and his family.

“Stelios was passionate in his support for the CCMV to finally redevelop its building in Lygon St and to have its long history published. We thank him for his service,” Mr Theophanous said.

“The CCMV still faces many challenges and I look forward to playing my part in its historical mission in the Cyprus diaspora.”




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

50 years on: Frederika Apokidou reflects on Cyprus invasion and move to Australia

To gain a first-hand understanding of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, I spoke with a charming Cypriot lady - Frederika Apokidou.

SEKA NSW unveils program of events marking 50 years since Turkish invasion of Cyprus

SEKA NSW has announced its program of events to mark the 50th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus this year.

First look at the $400 million Adelaide Central Market redevelopment

A rare opportunity to join one of the world's top food and produce markets is now available with the Adelaide Central Market Authority.

Restraining order against Melbourne community leader Tony Tsourdalakis dropped

A personal intervention order placed on Cretan community leader, Tony Tsourdalakis, has been dropped by a Victorian magistrate.

Greek Australian golfer Stephanie Kyriacou stuns in quest for maiden title

Greek Australian Stephanie Kyriacou has fallen just short of a maiden major title after a final round at The Amundi Evian Championship.

You May Also Like

World leaders react to Greece’s national election results

Many politicians and leaders abroad commented on Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ and New Democracy win in Greece's national elections.

Greek Australian CEOs sleep rough and raise funds to combat homelessness

Greek Australian CEOs slept rough last night for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout and raised money to combat homelessness in Australia.

Sydney brothel manager Peter Lazaris caught in possession of real police uniforms

The former boss of a Sydney brothel has been been busted for possession of legitimate NSW Police & Australian Federal Police (AFP) uniforms.