eNews March 2015 Edition

HACCI YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK COCKTAIL EVENT

The HYPN inaugural Cocktail Ball is being held on the 15th of May 2015 at Harbour Kitchen, Docklands. 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.

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

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HACCI INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION

HACCI had the honour of hosting Lieutenant Commander Andrea Argirides as its guest speaker for the International Women’s Day celebration that was held at Normanby House onThe 5th of March, 2015.

Lieutenant Commander Andrea Argirides is an Australian with a very proud Greek Cypriot Heritage, and a serving senior Naval Officer in the Australian Defence Force (ADF).  Lieutenant Commander Argirides is also undertaking PhD studies with the University of Melbourne, focusing on the protection of cultural heritage and archaeological sites in conflict zones.

HACCI’s guests enjoyed an inspirational presentation of an historical analysis on women’s achievements and struggles throughout history, mainly from a military perspective.  Our guests were captivated by Lieutenant Commander Andrea Argirides’ presentation, which drew from her own personal experiences, having undertaken and completed three operational tours of duty – Iraq (2008), Afghanistan (2013) and the Greater Middle East Region (2014-2015), demonstrating that “Equality for women is progress for all”.

HACCI would like to take this opportunity to thank Lieutenant Commander Andrea Argirides, for being such a gracious and generous guest speaker, Maria Vamvakinou MP and all our guests who participated in this year’s IWD celebration.

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LAUNCH OF THE HACCI YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK MENTORING PROGRAM

On the 12th of March 2015, the HACCI Young Professionals Network (HYPN) official launched its inaugural Mentoring Program. The event was hosted at the magnificent surroundings of the Hellenic Museum where nineteen mentees met their mentors for the first time. The program will run for six months concluding on September 23rd 2015.

HACCI is committed to developing the next generation of professionals, business leaders and entrepreneurs and fully supports the HYPN Mentoring Program as a step in the right direction.

“We have a real opportunity to give back to our community by engaging and inspiring the next generations of leaders. All the mentors involved are really honoured to be a part of this exciting program”, Georgegina Poulos – HACCI Director of Operations.

If you would like to participate in the HYPN Mentoring Program please send your expression of interest to info@hacci.com.au. The next intake will commence in early 2016.

 

LAUNCH OF HACCI RADIO “PRONIOS KAFES”

HACCI proudly launched its new and exciting initiative, the ‘Proinos Kafes’ HACCI Radio Program on Tuesday 31 March.  Proinos Kafes is a weekly radio program on 3XY Radio Hellas.

The program will be on-air from 9am-10am on Tuesday mornings, and will be hosted by Tom Andronas, senior producer at 3AW, and Alex Ninis, HACCI Board Member and former editor of the HACCI Herald.

‘Proinos Kafes’ is an interview-based program that will feature news and interviews relevant to the Hellenic-Australian community. As a member of the HACCI family, if you or someone you know have an interesting story to tell, please get in touch via 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.

 

A MESSAGE FROM HACCI’S MAIN PARTNER, DELPHI BANK

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For additional information about the above product and other Delphi Bank products and services, please visit www.delphibank.com.au

 

ESTIA DESIGN PART OF WINNING 2015 INTERNATIONAL FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW TEAM

Christos Papadopoulos is the proprietor of local Melbourne designer and manufacturer of outdoor fireplaces, Estia Design Pty Ltd. Christos founded Estia Design in 2012 to create a beautiful outdoor fireplaces that would bring people together to share experiences and to create memories.

His flagship design, Caminus 1100, was the main feature of the winning team’s outdoor terrace The Block Glasshouse on Channel 9 in 2014 and his latest design, the “Orb” was part of the winning team’s “Quietude” garden at this year’s Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, which won a Gold Medal and Best in Show.

HACCI congratulates Estia Design and the Quietude Garden team on this latest accolade! For more information about Estia Design please visit www.estiadesign.com.au

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GREEK SAILING TEAM CONTENDER FOR OLYMPIC GAMES IN RIO 2016

Hellenic Wind www.hellenicwind.gr is the Greek team competing now at the qualification phase for the next Olympic Games in Rio in 2016.   The team consists of Sofia Bekatorou and Konstantinos Trigonis, who are two of the most experienced and decorated sailors competing in the class. Between them they have won two Olympic medals, participated in seven Olympic Games and have collected 12 World Championship medals. Impeccable accolades.

Bekatorou and Trigonis with distinguished careers behind them, will do whatever it takes to encourage young sailors not only from Greece, but across the world.  Sofia & Kostas said: “Through our long careers of 25 years in sailing with a lot of international competition, the basic line is we got to know a lot of different places and make friends. We feel that in every challenge, we can do what is needed to make it happen. We are not discouraged by difficulties and by conditions or situations that seem impossible. We really wanted to try and invest in our potential and strengths, give the best we have and promote sailing as we view it.”

At this stage of their campaign – and due to tough local economic conditions –  Sofia and Kostas need every Greek’s support they can get from all over the world in order to bring to their country new glory stories.

If you are interested in helping don’t hesitate to contact them by email sofia.bektarou@icloud.com & trigonis@gmail.com

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