Following our recent Annual General Meeting (AGM), a new Committee was elected on the 2nd of November 2014 to serve our Association for the coming 2 years. As agreed at our AGM, all nominations were accepted for a position on the Committee.
The Committee Members are:
President of the Executive Committee
Martha is a solicitor and is married with three children.
She comes from a Messinian background and is proud to be an active member of the Messinian Association of SA Inc.
Vice President of the Executive Committee
Peter is an Engineer, working in the oil and gas industry. He comes from a Messinian background and his interests include soccer, politics, learning languages and travelling. Peter's family has
been involved with the organisation for three generations.
Peter is proud of the achievements of the Messinian Association in the 55 years since its inception, and looks forward to working with the committee to continue this success for future generations.
Secretary of the Executive Committee
Mother of three children. Voula comes from Messini, Messinia and is active in cultural matters. She is involved in logistics with SunTrak Enterprises.
Voula looks forward to working with all the members of the Association and the Executive Committee..
Treasurer of the Executive Committee
Antonis has been involved with the Messinian Association for over 20 years.
He has been a member of the Executive Committee for 15 years and has previously served as Vice President.
Assistant Sectretary of the Executive Committee
Theo is a Certified Financial Planner involved in the finance industry for 10 years, assisting clients with Centrelink, insurance, superannuation, wealth creation, debt minimisation and aged care strategies. He is also an avid Geelong fan and enjoys watching and participating in most sports.
As a fellow Messinian he looks forward to working with his fellow committee members for the betterment of the Association and its members.
Kostas Mantis - Assistant Treasurer of the Executive Committee
Born in Adelaide South Australia, Kosta has been a member of the Messinian Association of South Australia since his birth year in 1991. He joined the Executive Committee in 2016 replacing his father George Mantis, who has recently resigned, moving onto the M.A Hawks Football Club Committee. Kosta has taken on the role of Assistant Treasurer & has also taken on the responsibility to activate the clubs presence on Social Media. Kosta believes the club has great potential to rejuvenate the younger Greek community by utilising its resources.
Public Officer and Member of the Executive Committee.
George is a Barrister and Mediator. Born in Aetofolia, Messinia and arrived in Australia with his family in 1964, at the age of 9, on the migrant ship “Ellinis”. The Messinian Association has
served the migrants and their children well since its inception in 1959. The challenge now is for it to be relevant to the following generations.
Arthur Konstantopoulos - Member of the Executive Committee
Member of the Executive Committee
Arthur has been active member and staunch supporter of the Association since 1967.
He has served on the Executive Committee on a number occasions and has also been the Secretary of the Association.
Member of the Executive Committee
Periklis is a dental surgeon and was born in Plati Messinias and immigrated to Australia with his family.
The Koutsikas family as one of the founding members of the Association has always supported the Association and his uncle Evgenios Koutsikas was the first President of the Association in 1959.