Fundraiser for Monastery at Perivoli

Antissian Big Hearts and Pockets for Fundraiser

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sydney's Antissians turned out in droves today to support their Association's fundraiser for the Monstery at Perivoli. In an atmosphere of good- will and generosity, members and guests 'dug deep' in support of this holy cause.


 Above Left: Members of the Loukadellis and Iatrou families. 

Above Right: The new Committee of the Antissian Association of NSW.

Throughout the afternoon, Association President,  John Loukadellis, could not hide his gleeful smile at the fundraiser's success. 


 Above: Two photographs of members and guests- with Kapetanellis and Krallis families (left) and  the  Paramgos and Loukis families (right).

"Through raffle sales, donations and entry fee we raised $8,000.00 for the restoration efforts for the monastery in our village. We will have another function soon to raise a further few dollars so that we can send a good sized cheque to help beautify the village where our roots lay and keep this special landmark going for another 1000yrs," stated President, John Loukadellis. .


Above: Two photographs from the Fundraiser, with John Loukadellis enjoying a joke with Mytilenian Brotherhood President, Stavros Kritikos (left) and John Loukadellis addresses the crowd with Dimitrios Giannakelos and Panagiotis Loukis in support.

"There were many prizes, food and drink as well as plenty of singing and entertainment for all who attended. Special mention to Sophia Louladellis-Tzanis who brought cognac from Antissa and baked a cake in memory of her fathers passing. Things like this always add a special touch to our ecclesiastical efforts."

Above: Another two photographs capturing the success of the day- with memebers of the Athanasiou and Stephanou families and Eleni Papahatzi singing a few traditional songs.