Members of the Board of Management of the Greek Orthodox Community of Broadmeadows visited the Greek Centre on Monday 19 November 2018.
The President, Mr Bill Papastergiadis & the Secretary Costas Markos welcomed the Board Members of the Broadmeadows Greek Community and provided them with a tour of the Centre and explained the vision of the Greek Community to create a unique hub for both Education, Culture and for other Greek based organisations.
The executive members of the Broadmeadows Greek Community also visited Level 12 of the Greek Centre, that is currently used as club room facilities for the Argos Orestikon Association of Melbourne. The facilities are for the exclusive use of contributing Greek organisations and the Greek Community of Melbourne provides free of charge all the administrative support required for all participating clubs.
Board members of the Greek Community of Melbourne had the previous week visited the Broadmeadows Greek Community and promised to strength the links between the GCM and other Greek Community organisation based throughout Melbourne.
Mr Papastergiadis, noted that it is important for the GCM to create links between the Greek Community of Melbourne and all Melbourne Greek based organisations. “Strength is in solidarity and we aim to learn and assist from these organisations that are based throughout Victoria,” he said. “These organisations are more than welcome to use our resources and knowledge and play a pivotal part in the everyday life of Greek residents in Melbourne”.
The Secretary of the GCM, Costas Markos noted the importance of collaboration between Greek organisations and the need for a common strategy that will ensure our voices will be heard by respective Governments. "We are at a pivotal point at which we should re-evaluate our role as representative bodies of the Greek Diaspora and reflect on policies that will attract a cross generational representation of Greek Australians".
Members of the Board of Management of the Broadmeadows Greek Community congratulated the GCM on providing both the Greek Community and the broader community with a Centre that encapsulates Hellenism and has become a symbol for the promotion of our culture and our contribution to a cosmopolitan city like Melbourne.
Both organisations promised to strength their ties and to exchange ideas on how they can collaborate in the future.