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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 24 November 2018
COMMUNITY 22 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2018 HACCI recognises Hellenic Australian community’s best and brightest On Friday 16 November, the Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HACCI) Excellence Awards Gala took place at the Plaza Ballroom in Melbourne's CBD - an apt venue for an evening celebrating the best and brightest of the Hellenic Aus- tralian community. Among the recipients was our very own Dimitrios Gogos who founded Neos Kosmos in 1957, and his son, managing director Christopher Gogos who has been at the publication's helm for over a decade. Awarded the 2018 Bank of Sydney Award for Business Excellence, Dimitrios was acknowledged for his outstanding contribution to the Greek Australian community, as was Chris, who has successfully taken Neos Kosmos into the digital age. Also recognised on the night were Suzi Dafnis, recipient of the 2018 Award for Women of Influence awarded by Emirates; Anastasios Stathopoulos received the Award of Community Service by Pronia; George Donikian the Award for Professional Excellence; Kelly Euripidou the Chris Saristavros Young Achievers Award; the Award for Sporting Excellence 2018 awarded by Heidelberg United Football Club was presented to Chief Executive Officer of Football Federation Victoria, Peter Filopoulos; while hus- band and wife Dimitrios and Cathy Alexopoulos received the Spiros Stamoulis Lifetime Achievement Award. Attendees celebrated the achievements in a quintessentially Greek way, with music and dancing, the night culminating into a true glendi. DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM Proud recipients of the 2018 HACCI Excellence Awards. Managing director of Neos Kosmos, Christopher Gogos received the Award for Business Excellence on behalf of himself and his father Dimitrios. Dimitrios and Cathy Alexopoulos. HACCI President Georgegina Poulos Attendees hitting the dance floor at the HACCI gala. Greek Welfare Centre to provide Christmas Hamper for those in need In a joint effort with the Greek Orthodox Parishes, the Centre hopes to make this Christmas a little better for many families that are in need for financial support With Christmas just around the corner, the Greek Welfare Centre, in association with the Greek Orthodox Parishes, has organised a food hamper and toy appeal for the Greek Australian households that cannot support themselves. The Centre has called out for as many Greek Australian businesses as possible to show their charitable side, especially during the holiday season, to those who are less fortunate, and offer as much as possible toward the food and toy appeal. Instructions given by the Welfare Centre dictate that all foods offered must be non-perishable, such as spaghetti, oil, rice, cof- fee, tea, biscuits or canned foods. Meanwhile all toys offered are asked that they are as new as possible and still in packaging so as to give the children that exciting unwrapping experience. Any non-perishable food and toys can be offered to all Greek Orthodox Churches until Sunday 9 Decem- ber or alternatively to the Greek Welfare Centre located at the Holy Monastery of Axion Estin, 7 Hartington Street, Northcote until Friday 21 December. For additional information, please ask your local church or call the Greek Welfare Centre Victoria on (03) 9486 6588 and ask for Edmond Kaderoglou or John Pilaidi. MC George Kapiniaris.
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