Victoria’s Greek National Day Committee holds honorary dinner for new Consul General


A special event was organised by Victoria’s Greek National Day Committee on Tuesday at the traditional tavern “ELIOS”, holding an honorary dinner for the new Consul General of Greece in Melbourne, Emmanuel Kakavelakis.

The event was also honoured by the presence of Fr Evmenios Vasilopoulos, representing the Holy Archdiocese of Australia.

During the evening, all presidents and representatives of Victoria’s parish organisations and federations, as well as the principals and managers of the Greek day schools, were given the opportunity to welcome the new Consul General. At the same time, they had the opportunity to exchange views on the effective work of the Committee, also discussing future activities the Committee will be able to undertake with the aim of further promoting the Greek Parish.

The President of the Victorian Committee for 2021, Tony Tsourdalakis, welcomed the official guests and members of the Committee. Tsourdalakis referred in detail to the rich program of the 200th anniversary marking the beginning of the Greek Revolution, in which the Greek Parish participates as a whole. The President also spoke about future plans in the foreground for the Committee, while thanking the sponsors who financially helped carry out the program.

Tsourdalakis, on behalf of the Committee, handed over a commemorative frame to the Consul General which depicts all the historical events of Greece during the last two hundred years.

The Consul General, in his short but rich greeting, congratulated the Victorian Committee of 2021 for the commendable work they perform in conveying ideas for the future.

Finally, he wished good continuation in future activities while promising the Committee and the Consulate will continue to work together to cooperate on issues concerning the future.




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