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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 11 May 2019
THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 11 MAY 2019 23 Sunday 12 May Clubs honour their mums! A live orchestra was present and several mothers tried their singing abilities. Mothers giving speeches before the party took off. The Hellenic RSL Branch was founded in the 70's and promotes the contribution of the Hellenes as part of the Australian Military forces in WW1, WW2 and the Vietnam War. The Greek branch, celebrating almost 50 years since its founding date honoured the women and specifically the mothers of veterans in a special gathering last Sunday 5 May. A large number of members and friends attended the event to enjoy this special day of the Mums of the Pankaoki Brotherhood celebrated Mother’s Day with delicious seafood and meat dishes, followed by sweets. year and make the most important ladies in their lives happy. The oldest mother at the Hellenic RS function was Mrs Evangelia Polidoropoulos aged 85, and the youngest mother present was Mrs Hariklia Kouskouris, 49. "Many talks and poems were read on the day, and I have to say it was at times emotional," said President Mr Steve Kyritsis. "We wish all Mothers happiness and good health." NK staff members acknowledged their mums ahead of Mother’s Day Mother's Day is around the corner on Sunday 12 May, and we're taking the opportunity to tell our mothers, grandmothers and motherly figures why we love them so much! Here's what Neos Kosmos staff members had to say. “Soula’s kitchen rules. She expresses her love for family and friends through sharing the wonderful food she cooks and Bakes. Happy Mother’s Day Soula and to all the other great mums.” – George Stogiannou, Sports Reporter “My mum passed away at 36 years of age, around Christmas time. I was 16 at the time, and from that day, her death has left an unforgettable mark on my life.” – Kostas Paivanas, Advertising Executive Hellenic RSL is not just about the Veterans but also about the women in their lives constantly offering their support. “I love my mum because after providing her with her first granddaughter Anthanasia (pictured), I have now officially stepped up to the number one favourite son position. My mother left Cyprus when she was 17 determined to make a better life in Australia. By doing so her mother never got to meet her daughter’s three sons before she passed away. That’s why I love her, because of the sacrifices she made for my two brothers and me.” – Con Stamocostas, Features Writer “We wait for our kids to be born, eat solid foods, get out of nappies, walk, talk, acquire critical thinking and independence and understand what a gift it is to watch this growth and feel proud of our own input as a link in the cycle of life. And then we see life from another perspective. Our own mothers, once strong and proud, slowly weakening. Losing their ability to walk, talk, eat, go to the toilet, eat solid foods – and death. And, morbid though it is, that is the thought that pops to mind on my first Mother’s Day without my mum, Damiani, a teacher, feminist, mentor, mother, grandmother… Thanks mum for teaching me so much about life from start to finish. You are missed each and every day.” – Mary Sinanidis, English editor “Becoming a mother has been ‘everything I never knew I wanted’. Happy mother’s day to my mum, who shows her love with food, so there is always plenty of it and to my sister, who is the other woman who helped me raise my beautiful daughter.” – Angela Tsipras, Advertising & Partnerships Executive “Oh where to begin. No words are adequate enough to express what my mum means to me, and in fact, to my entire family. As cliche as it may sound, she really is the sun and the moon for us. She is a strong and determined woman, for whom nothing means more than family. She shows her love by giving, whether it be food or advice – she is always the first to lift me up in the face of challenges, and remind me of my worth. One thing she unknowingly taught me growing up is the importance of being present, showing love, affection. And as I get older, and thoughts of my own mortality sneak up on me, I inevitably can’t avoid thinking of hers – a scary thought. My, how did I get so morbid all of a sudden? Happy Mother’s Day to my mum, and all the other mothers, as well as those tak- “Mother and grandmother, two mothers that have always been by my side, you care about me more than anyone else, support me and give the best advice, especially when it comes to cooking! Nothing’s bigger than a mother’s heart, hope we could see each other more often.” - Karolina Prokofieva, Administrative Assistant s, aunties, grandmothers, or friends. Life is better with you in it.” – Anastasia Tsirtsakis, Journalist “For all the things my hands have held, the best by far was my children. Just when I thought I knew what love was, these two little people came along to teach me just how precious love really is and what life is about.” – Theodora Maios, Features Writer, and mother of 11-year-old Ellie and 9-year-old Aidon (pictured), with her niece Lydia.
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