- Book Launch: The poet Stathis Raftopoulos.
10.11.2013 15.00 h
The Ithacan Philanthropic Society -
The Ithacan Philanthropic Society, the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria, AHEPA, the Eptanesian Federation of Melbourne, the Greek-Australian Cultural League of Melbourne and the Hellenic Writers Association of Australia invite you to the launch of the book written by Kyriakos Amanatides
"The poet Stathis Raftopoulos. – A contemporary Ulysses in the Antipodes" in the context of a commemorative function for the 10 years since the passing away of Stathis.
The book will be launched by Mr George Pangalis, teacher and Secretary of the Eptanesian Federation of Melbourne, on Sunday, 10 November 2013, 3.00 pm, at the Ithaca House, 329 Elizabeth St., Melbourne.
The Ithacan Philanthropic Society
Level 2, 329 Elizabeth Street
In October 1916, the Ithacan migrants of Melbourne established the ITHACAN PHILANTHROPIC SOCIETY "The Ulysses", with an inaugural membership of some 153 members. This was in response to pleas for aid from their loved ones in Ithaca who were suffering deprivation during the First World War.
Over the years, however, the Society has been much more than just a philanthropic institution. It has been a constant in the lives of the early Ithacan migrants replacing the homeland which they had left.
The Society takes an active role in the cultural, social, educational and quality of life interests of the Ithacan Community. The Society, as part of its philanthropic role, also makes many monetary contributions to worthy causes, including those outside the immediate Ithacan community. The Society celebrated its 90th Anniversary in 2006.
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