Announcement from Mr Paul Afkos OAM, President of the Hellenic Community of Western Australia Inc.

5 July 2022.

On 14th June 2022, 6 committee members from the present Management Committee elected in June 2021 have resigned from their positions. The 2021 elected members remaining on the Management Committee are, Committee Members Paul Savvas, Anna Smilovitis, President Paul Afkos, Vice President Peter Katsambanis, Secretary Emmanuel Takoniatis, Treasurer Sakis Pilarinos.

The management committee of the Hellenic Community sought independent professional legal advice and guidance on the requirements of the constitution following these resignations, and have concluded that the resignations of the 6 Committee Persons activated rule 23.5 of the Hellenic Community Constitution, which reads:

“If six (6) Members of the Management Committee resign, the President shall call for elections within twenty-one (21) days”.

The Hellenic Community Trustees have been informed and the legal advice was given to them. The Election committee have also been informed of the coming election.

The Independent legal advice confirmed the President must announce within 21 days following the resignations the election and the date for when the election will occur. The final date for the announcement to be 5th July 2022.

The Management Committee will inform the Election Committee in accordance with the Independent legal advice that the election will be only for 6 committee persons.

Following the elections of the newly elected committee members, the full Management Committee will serve until the second Sunday in June 2023.

With the benefit of the independent legal advice, I am announcing the election will be held on the Sunday 25th September 2022

The Secretary will now invite the elected members on the Election Committee (elected in April 2022) so they may elect their Chairperson and inform them of the coming election so they can commence their preparation.

The election committee will follow the HCWA constitution and will make the necessary announcements, in due course.

Paul Afkos OAM.


Hellenic Community Raffle Permit No.LS218243322

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Blessing and cutting of the vasilopita at the Hellenic Community Hall

On Saturday 9-2-2022, in the presence of the President of the Hellenic Community of Western Australia, Mr. Pavlos Afkos, the blessing of our school took place in the Church of Saints Constantine and Helene by His Grace Bishop Elpidios and the Father-Eleftherios Gerovasilis. Present where the students of the Saturday afternoon school, the teachers and the parents of students. 

The principal of the school Mr. Savvas Papasavvas thanked His Grace Bishop Elpidios and Father-Eleftherios Gerovasilis for the blessing and mentioned that this year will be a productive one for all students. At the end he wished everyone a Happy New Year with health and happiness. 

Αγιασμός και κοπή βασιλόπιτας στο χολ της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας  

Το Σάββατο 9-2-2022 παρουσία του προέδρου της  Ελληνικής Κοινότητας  Δυτικής Αυστραλίας κυρίου Παύλου Άφκου πραγματοποιήθηκε  ο αγιασμός  του σχολείου μας στον καθεδρικό ναό των Αγίων Κωνσταντίνου και Ελένης από τον Σεβασμιότατο Επίσκοπο Κυανέων Ελπίδιο και τον ιερέα του ναού Ελευθέριο Γεροβασίλη, παρουσία των μαθητών του σαββατιανού απογευματινού σχολείου, των εκπαιδευτικών και των γονέων των μαθητών.  

Ο διευθυντής του σχολείου κύριος Σάββας Παπασάββας ευχαρίστησε τον Σεβασμιότατο Επίσκοπο Κυανέων Ελπίδιο  και τον πατέρα Ελευθέριο Γεροβασίλη για την τέλεση του αγιασμού και τόνισε ότι η φετινή χρονιά θα είναι μια παραγωγική και αποδοτική  για όλους τους μαθητές και κάλεσε τους γονείς να συστρατευτούν  μαζί με την Κοινότητα και το διδακτικό προσωπικό  για να πετύχουν τον απώτερο στόχο του σχολείου μας  που είναι η διατήρηση της εθνικής μας ταυτότητας. 

Τελειώνοντας ευχήθηκε σε όλους Καλή Χρονιά με υγεία κι ευτυχία.

This report covers the period from July 2021. On 27 January 2022 the president Mr Paul Afkos OAM and the full Committee of the Hellenic Community of WA (HCWA) elected in June 2021  met with  Trustees Effie Mazgaltzidis. George Georgiou and Dr Con Berbatis from 630-830pm in the St. Andrews Grammar boardroom. They discussed matters raised by members and Trustees over the past 12 months in correspondence and in meetings held with the Community executive and officers.

Starting from Monday 7th of March at 6:00PM, join us at the Church of Evangelismos in West Perth!