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State Government recognises Greek
Community’s 90th anniversary
A proud moment for the Greek Orthodox Community of South
Australia, amongst other multicultural groups, as it was
recognised by the state government for its 90 years of service and
contribution to the State of SA.
The Community was presented with a Certificate of Recognition
by the Hon Jing Lee, MLC Assistant Minister to the Premier on
behalf of the Hon Steven Marshall together with the Chair of SA
Multicultural Commission Adriana Christopoulos during a Special
Parliament House Afternoon Tea on Wednesday.
The certificate presentation form part of the Government’s policy
to acknowledge and celebrate significant milestones within the
diverse multicultural community of South Australia.
The Afternoon Tea was attended by the President Mr Bill Gonis
and Treasurer Mr Peter Gardiakos on behalf of the Greek
Orthodox Community of S.A., as well as representatives from
other communities which also received Certificates of
Mr Gonis said he was pleasantly surprised but felt particularly
honoured to be presented with the Certificate explaining that it’s
a big yet rewarding responsibility to represent a Community such
as the Greek community.
“I was taken a bit by surprise when I was called up to receive the
Certificate from the Minister’s hands but then immediately
thought that we have been around as an active Community for
over 90 years and is a reflection of the hard work from past
members & leaders in our community so this is well deserved,”
said Mr Gonis.
A number of other communities have made their contribution to
the multicultural character and fabric of the State in the last few
decades and the Greek Orthodox Community feels proud for
being one of the oldest and most active in South Australia.
Adelaide, South Australia