Messinian Association of South Australia Inc.


Established in 1959

ΜΕΣΣΗΝΙΑΚΟΣ ΣΥΛΛΟΓΟΣ ΝΟΤΙΟΥ ΑΥΣΤΡΑΛΙΑΣ



When we attempt to preserve our culture and to share it with others, we are not only expressing who we are, but also how we live together"
Sharon Jeannotte and Dick Stanley


Welcome to the Messinian Association of South Australia’s website. The aim of this website is to be able to provide the Messinian community and friends  with information regarding the activities and events which have taken place in the community as well as future activities that are coming up (dances, festivals, meetings, soccer matches, etc).
In the following pages you can learn all about our Association and being Messinian in South Australia, 
We hope that you enjoy your time on this website and welcome your feedback on subjects that are important to you and your families.


NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS


The Messinian Association of SA Inc., pays tribute to late Committee member George Mantis


It is with deep sadness that Messinian Association of SA Inc mourns the passing of long-time Management committee member and friend George Mantis.  George passed away on 24 November 2018 aged 58 years, after a valiant battle with a terminal illness.

 

George believed deeply in the vision and the mission of the association which he served for his entire adult life with passion and unbounded devotion. He was actively involved in all the Association’s activities and worked tirelessly for their success.  It is important to mention that George spent most of his childhood in and around the Association’s events due to the fact that several members of his family were amongst the founders of the Association (which will celebrate its 60th anniversary this year).  It was therefore not unusual that George followed in the footsteps of the founders and continued their work and service for the Messinians of South Australia.

 

For many years George served on the Management Committee of the Association having held the position of President and Treasurer.  But George also believed in community engagement and lent his support to the recreational and cultural activities of the Messinian Association.  In the late 80’s this led George to become a player with the Messinian Association Soccer club, the MA Hawks.  Passionate about soccer both on and off, George was known to his team members as “Chichi Mendes “ a name given to him because of his audacious display as the right full back for the MA Hawks. After a few years with the Soccer Club, George focussed his attention on his son Kosta’s soccer path, but always would swing past the ground if there was a home game.  Later he continued his work through his role as a committee member for the MA Hawks and played an instrumental role in organizing the MA Hawks 30th anniversary event last year.

 

George was behind the idea to create a Messinian Dance School and on his instigation the Messinian Dance School was established in 2007.  Today our dance group has grown into one of the largest Greek Dance groups in SA participating in many community festivals showcasing our Greek culture and honouring our Messinian heritage.

 

The Messinian Association pays tribute to the life and service of George Mantis.  His passing leaves a gaping hole in the hearts of many Messianians, from his fellow Committee Members, former team members, the volunteers, the Ladies Auxiliary and his friends.

Loved by all he will be sorely missed but never forgotten.

 

Management Committee 2018-2020


Congratulations New Management Committee Members. We wish them every success during their term in office.

 

President: - Martha IOANNIDES 

Vice President:  - Peter  BOUZALAS

Secretary: - Voula MOUTZOURIS

Treasurer: -  Antonis DANOS

Public Officer: - George STATHOPOULOS

Member : - Periklis KOUTSIKAS

Member: - Kostas MANTIS

Member: - Theo Vlassis

Member: -- Arthur KONSTANTOPOULOS

Member: - Peter Angelopoulos

Member: - Peter Stylianopoulos

 


MONTHLY BBQ NOVEMBER 25TH 2018


The November BBQ for 2018 is  Christmas Barbecue with Father Christmas and gifts for the children and the last BBQ for the year.

We will be back in January 2019

 

Our BBQ at the Messinian House will take place on the last Sunday of the month, the 25th of November 2018

 

Only $15 for Adults - Children under 15 free.

 

Price includes: Buffet Lunch – Live Music

Drinks extra.

All Messinians and friends welcome.

Book to secure your place or table !

 

For bookings for this month's BBQ  please call: President:  Mrs Martha Ioannides

at  0451991264 

Secretary:  Mrs. V. Moutzouris at 0438835043 

Mrs Theodora Michalopoulos at  83528782

 




68 Stephens Avenue

Torrensville, SA,5031

Tel: (08) 8352 8171

Email: info@messiniansa.com