eNews April 2015 Edition

Dear Members and Friends of HACCI,

Welcome to the April edition of the Hermes eNews.

The Hermes eNews newsletter is a popular way for Hellenes and Philhellenes to stay connected, so share Hermes eNews with your family, friends, colleagues and associates. HACCI welcomes eNews subscription enquiries from all. Please check www.hacci.com.au for regular updates and Hermes eNews back issues as well as information on events and HACCI partnership opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you at a HACCI event soon – book early to avoid disappointment for the upcoming Cocktail Ball if you are a young professional or for the Golf Day on the 18th of May!

HACCI YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK COCKTAIL EVENT

The HYPN inaugural Cocktail Ball is being held on the 15th of May 2015 at Harbour Kitchen, Docklands. Ticket prices include a four hour drink package, canapés, a photo booth, DJ Skuba Steve band plus plenty of exciting door prizes!

Strictly no door sales! Book now to avoid disappointment http://www.trybooking.com/129109

 

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HACCI GOLF CLASSIC

The annual HACCI Golf Classic is an event not be missed!  Following on from last year’s highly successful event we will be back at world renowned Huntingdale Golf Club on Monday the 18th of May.

This is a great opportunity to play at one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses, meet like-minded professionals and have some fun along the way. Join us for golf and then for dinner at this amazing venue.

Places are limited so book early – tickets can be booked online via http://www.trybooking.com/128715

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HACCI AND SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY ENTER INTO AN HISTORIC COOPERATION

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It is with great pleasure that HACCI announces that it entered into a collaborative partnership with Swinburne University on the 15th of April 2015.

This cooperation will give HACCI members unprecedented access to Swinburne Programs and initiatives as well as the opportunity to participate in leading industry based educational and vocational programs.

HACCI Members will be able to benefit from this partnership in a number of ways, including reinvigorating their business by working with a Swinburne student or student group. A great way to add value to your business, Swinburne’s student placements have been developed in consultation with its industry partners. Benefits of working with Swinburne students include:

Industry-Based Learning  – Employ a student for a 6 to 12 month paid work placement.

Short-term projects (Capstones) –  Connect your organisation with a group of final year students who will undertake a project to find innovative solutions for your business. 

To see examples of previous student projects, take a look at Swinburne’s 2014 student project video: https://youtu.be/vWuenKLTtoM.

Employ a student or graduate – Employ a student or graduate for casual, part-time or full-time work. Advertise vacant positions and run information sessions or on-campus interviews.

Please contact HACCI if you would like more information about the above at info@hacci.com.

 

HACCI RADIO “PRONIOS KAFES”

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HACCI is proud to have launched its radio program, ‘Proinos Kafés’ which airs every Tuesday from 9 to 10am on Radio Hellas, 3XY (1422 AM).

Now six shows in, Proinos Kafés is co-Hosted by Tom Andronas and Alex Ninis and showcases Greek achievement and topical issues relating to Greek Australian business and professional people.

The show’s light-hearted conversational format also includes interviews with Greek Australian business and professional people in the news. Our guests to date have included:

  • Justice Emilios Kyrou, Victoria’s first Greek-born Justice of the Supreme Court, on what it was like growing up as a newly arrived Greek in Australia.
  • George Sykiotis of the successful Made Establishment Group about the Melbourne restaurant boom and what it’s like being in business with George Calombaris.
  • Professor Anastasios Tamis on the launch of his book ‘Macedonian Hellenes in Oceania’.
  • Lee Tarlamis, MP, direct from Lemnos on the solemn Lemnos Gallipoli Anzac Day Commemoration.
  • Vicki Manikas, Clinical Psychologist on depression and anxiety in Australia’s Greek community.
  • Kostas Stefanidis of Century 21 Wilson Pride Real Estate on the state of the real estate market bubble.
  • Jim Marinopoulos, Captain of the Double Eagle Golf Club on Victoria’s Greek golf clubs.

HACCI Radio’s partners include Delphi Bank, Cosmetic Culture and Subway development NSW and ACT and is supported by the Greek Media Group and Radio Hellas.

So please join us for Proinos Kafes every Tuesday morning at 9am, on 3XY Radio Hellas, 1422AM.  Also, please let us know if you have any interesting stories that you would like to share with Tom, Alex and the Proinos Kafés audience by contacting us at info@hacci.com.au.

We’re also seeking corporate sponsors to support this exciting new initiative, so if you’d like to hear your business name on radio in support of HACCI, please also get in touch.

 

ANZAC GALLIPOLI CENTENNARY COMMEMORATIONS IN LEMNOS, GREECE

 The Centenary of the ANZAC Gallipoli campaign was commemorated in Greece this year in recognition of the integral role played by Lemnos in the ANZAC campaign.

Because of its position, the island of Lemnos played an important part in the campaigns against Turkey during the First World War. A force of marines occupied Lemnos on 23 February 1915 in preparation for the military attack on Gallipoli, and Mudros became a significant allied camp.

The Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee is a Melbourne-based community organisation, which was established in 2011, committed to ensuring that the Anzac connection to the northern Aegean island of Lemnos was appropriately commemorated. The efforts of the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee culminated in an historic reception held aboard HMAS Success moored at Moudros Bay in Lemnos – the first Australian warship to moor at Lemnos since 1918.

HACCI congratulates Lee Tarlamis and his team and John Pandazopoulos for their extraordinary efforts to bring recognition to the role Lemnos played in the ANZAC campaign during the war during this year’s ANZAC centenary. For further information about the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee and the ANZAC centenary commemorations at Lemnos, please visit http://lemnosgallipolicc.blogspot.com.au/

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John Pandazopoulos laying a wreath at the Portianou Commonwealth War cemetery in Lemnos, Greece.

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Lieutenant Commander Andrea Argirides, of the Royal Australian Navy, whom HACCI had the honour of hosting at its recent International Women’s Day celebrations, with Greek military officers at Moudros in Lemnos, Greece.

A MESSAGE FROM HACCI’S MAIN PARTNER, DELPHI BANK 

 

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ROSS ALATSAS APPOINTED AS ACTING CHAIR OF VICTORIAN MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION

Ross Alatsas has been appointed the acting Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC).  Ross has been the deputy Chair of the VMC since 2011 and the General Manager of the Greek Media Group since 1997.

Ross Alatsas is a tireless contributor not only to the Greek community but is a staunch advocate and supporter of multiculturalism for many ethnic groups in Victoria. HACCI congratulates Ross on this achievement and wishes him continued success in his endeavourshttp://neoskosmos.com/news/en/Alatsas-appointed-acting-boss-of-VMC

 

PETER ECONOMIDES RECEIVES AMERICAN HELLENIC COUNCIL ARISTEION AWARD

HACCI extends its congratulations to Peter Economides on being honoured at the American-Hellenic Council of California in Los Angeles on 26 March 2015.

Peter was awarded the prestigious Aristeion Award for extraordinary accomplishments in his field of expertise.  The Aristeion Award recognises Peter’s commitment to promoting democracy, human rights, peace and stability in Greece, Southern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. Peter was also awarded Congressional Recognition for serving as a role model for Greek Americans in the United States and Abroad.

Congratulations Peter on this outstanding achievement.

 

HACCI ENEWS LINK OF THE MONTH

Alan Kohler’s perspective on Greece’s challenges:

http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2015/4/22/european-crisis/how-greeces-golden-age-became-giant-mess

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CORRECTION 

In the March edition of the e News, we reported to you about the Greek sailing team contender for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Hellenic Wind www.hellenicwind.gr. The team consists of Sofia Bekatorou and Konstantinos Trigonis, who are two of the most experienced and decorated sailors competing in the class.

It has come to our attention that the email addresses previously provided were not accurate. If you are interested in helping to fund Sofia and Kostantinos’ quest to win gold for Greece, please don’t hesitate to contact them by email  sofia.bekatorou@icloud.com or trigonis@gmail.com