Dear Members and Friends of HACCI,
Welcome to the May edition of the Hermes eNews.
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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!
LAUNCH OF HACCI YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK – HYPN HOUR
HACCI Young Professionals Network (HYPN) is excited to announce the launch of HYPN Hour, an informal gathering of like-minded professionals on the 3rd Friday of each month.
To kick off this new initiative, HYPN Hour will be held on 19 June at The Arbory, 1 Flinders Walk Melbourne from 5.00 pm. Check Facebook for all the details and for future HYPN Hour events.
HACCI, together with its main partner, Delphi Bank, are pleased to invite you to the first Business Forum for 2015 on Tuesday 21 July at the Intercontinental Hotel, 495 Collins Street, Melbourne.
Speaker details will be announced shortly, but you can still register now to ensure you don’t miss out on a great evening of networking and friendship. Entry to this event is without charge and all are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!
HACCI GOLF CLASSIC POSTPONED TO 9 NOVEMBER 2015
The annual HACCI Golf Classic has been postponed until 9 November, 2015.
The HACCI Golf Classic is an event not to be missed! Following on from last year’s highly successful event we will be back at world renowned Huntingdale Golf Club.
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 a golf and dinner package, or if you’re not a golfer, just for dinner at this amazing venue.
Places are limited so book early here.
SAVE THE DATE! HACCI EXCELLENCE AWARDS GALA BALL – 21 NOVEMBER 2015
This year’s HACCI EXCELLENCE AWARDS GALA BALL will be held on 21 November at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne. Save the date to join us to celebrate incredible achievement in our business and wider community, as well as enjoy fantastic entertainment and dance the night away.
HACCI RADIO “PRONIOS KAFES”
Throughout May HACCI’s own radio program, ‘Proinos Kafes’, has continued to feature industry leaders and decision-makers, including the Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott, Committee for Wyndham Chairman Chris Potaris, Managing Director of Transearch International Australia Bill Sakellaris, CSIRO scientist Dr John Tsanaktsidis and leading ophthalmologist Dr John Manolopulos from the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.
All have offered an incredible insight into their industries and their experience across their successful careers. They’ve also shared their views on the best set of ingredients to include in the perfect souvlaki, and so far “chips in” appears to be winning!
So far in June, the program has featured Program Director of The Hellenic Initiative Michael Printzos and John Karagounis from the CEO Circle.Still to come in June we have a formidable list of entrepreneurs, artists and other thought leaders, all bound by one thing: their Hellenic-Australian background.
If you have any interesting stories that you would like to share with Tom, Alex and the Proinos Kafés audience, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proinos Kafes’ is grateful for the support of our current program partners Cosmetic Culture and Subway Development NSW & ACT, as well Delphi Bank. We welcome new corporate partners to support this exciting initiative, so if you’d like to hear your business name on radio in support of HACCI, please get in touch.
Join us for ‘Proinos Kafes’, Tuesday mornings at 9 – 10am on 3XY Radio Hellas 1422AM! And stay tuned for the ‘Proinos Kafes’ podcast – coming soon!
HACCI YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK INAUGURAL COCKTAIL BALL
Harbour Kitchen, Docklands, was abuzz with kefi, canapés and kalamatiano as around 100 young Hellenic-Australian professionals gathered for the inaugural annual HACCI Young Professionals Network cocktail ball on 15 May
The kefi was fuelled by DJ Skuba Steve and Byron and Parea, who pumped out tsiftetelia and kalamatiana, culminating in an awe-inspiring display of helicopter acrobatics from the assembled young Hellenes once the zembekika commenced.
HACCI’s younger (much cooler) sibling, the HACCI Young Professionals Network (HYPN) brings together young Hellenic-Australian professionals aged between 20-35 to socialise, network and get involved in the community.
The event was proudly supported by the HYPN’s major partners Delphi Bank and Swinburne University, as well as event partners Delphi Business Group, Directed Australia, Normanby House, ASTA IT Solutions, Stambo’s, Hudson Pacific, Money Coaches, Interhampers and Vanilla Bar and Lounge.
SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY UPDATE
Energising Leadership – a perspective by Swinburne’s Professor Nita Cherry.
Effective leadership in a business is critical to its success. Swinburne’s Professor Nita Cherry’s “Energising Leaderhip” considers a range of practices that are useful in dealing with common leadership dilemmas and focuses on the traits and behaviour of successful professional leadership itself, not just on the leader.
You can read more about the book here and also Professor Cherry’s 6 steps to refresh, refocus and recalibrate your energies.
A MESSAGE FROM HACCI’S MAIN PARTNER, DELPHI BANK
AUSTRALIAN GREEK WELFARE SOCIETY ANNUAL RADIOTHON
Every year, the Australian Greek Welfare Society (AGWS) reaches out to the community for assistance with the Annual 3XY Radiothon Appeal that has become an integral part of its efforts to raise much needed funds in order to meet the ever growing needs of our community.
AGWS is committed to providing specialist bilingual and culturally appropriate services, community care for our elderly and younger people with disabilities, counselling services, advocacy, children’s services, community education and information provision.
AGWS remains vigilant to new issues and therefore we have developed innovative programs and services that reflect these changing needs within our community. The response to people newly arrived from Greece is amongst these initiatives.
With an ageing Australian-Greek population and the ever changing landscape of the community services sector in Australia, it is imperative that AGWS continues to evolve and adapt as an organisation that deals with the many challenges that we are currently facing. At the same time, AGWS continues to maintain its focus and efforts in providing an effective response to the many challenges facing our community and in particular, our elderly.
It is therefore with this in mind that AGWS is reaching out to each and every community organisation and its members for their financial assistance to enable AGWS to continue its work. Given that a number of key services that AGWS provides are no longer funded by government, the community’s financial assistance is of great importance.
As such, AGWS invites you to make a donation to this year’s Radiothon which will be held on Friday 31 July and Saturday 1 August 2015 in order to help us reach our target of $150,000.
Every contribution, regardless of its size, will assist us in our efforts to continue our work.
If you would like any additional information about the Annual 3XY Radiothon Appeal or if you would like to discuss other ways that you can assist AGWS, please contact John Lioupas (Business Manager) on 9388 9998.
You can click here if you would like to make a donation.
NEW WINES OF GREECE
If you are involved in the hospitality and wine industry, please make sure you diarise the upcoming trade tasting and masterclasses for New Wines of Greece.
These events will take place on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 June at Aerial (located at South Wharf) with over 90 wines on offer from 25 wineries.
Wine educators Yiannis Karakasis and Grigoris Michailos, both from Athens, will be conducting the masterclasses and will offer a fantastic insight into various wine regions in Greece. See details below and we look forward to seeing you there!
WOMEN IN WAR OPERA – AN AUSTRALIAN, GREEK AND TURKISH COMMEMORATION OF GALLIPOLI
Women in War is a collaborative initiative involving artists and performers across three counties that will shed light on the role of Lemnos in the Gallipoli Campaign. Composer Tassos Ioannides has created an original work especially composed for the 100 ANZAC Commemoration from a different perspective.
The Opera will be performed in Turkey, Greece and in Australia.
HACCI is excited to be able to offer its members a special VIP Package to support this historical event. The package consists of 10 VIP Tickets (valued at $1500) for $1200 and includes the book “Lemnos-Gallipoli WOMEN IN WAR”, authored by Monash University scholars (10 books), the Opera Arias CD (10 copies) and the opera program (10 copies).
The cost of this package will be tax deductible.
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