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Papaflessas Social Club

Welcome to the official website of the Papaflessas Social Club located in Thornbury, Victoria, Australia. The Club is a 100% volunteer organisation that is focused on servicing the local and greater Australian multicultural community via the promotion and support of Messinian, Greek and Australian initiatives in History, Community and Social fun.

HISTORY

Established in 1959, and named after 1821 Greek Independence Day hero, “o Papaflessas”, the Club is the oldest and largest Messinian club in Victoria.  Messinia is a region of Greece full of history and beauty.

MISSION 

Build a sustainable and vibrant community club that is relevant and beneficial to members, local and the greater Australian multicultural community.  We will work closely with schools and universities, local and state governments, and complimentary community, social and charity groups to build a great club.

VISION 

To be an internationally recognised strong, connected and active multicultural social club that uses its financial and non-financial resources and connections for the benefit and positive development of its members and the Australian multicultural community.

BOARD OF VOLUNTEERS 

John Mitsakos
President

Stavros Gotsis
Vice President

George Karlis
Treasurer

John Vithoulkas
Assistant Treasurer

Betty Kosmas
Secretary

Pandelis Koutroulis
Assistant Secretary

Mary Tsaganas
Head of Grants and Donations

Toula Kyrkilis
Assistant Head of Grants and Donations

Paul Sougleris
Head of History, Arts and Culture

John Tzamouramis
Assistant Head of History, Arts and Culture

Con Kolokathis
Head of Seniors Relations

Sam Georgakopoulos
Assistant Head of Seniors Relations

MESSINIA

Population: 159,954 (2011)
Capital: Kalamata
Area: 2,991 km²

Messinia is a regional unit in the southwestern part of the Peloponnese, one of 13 regions into which Greece has been divided by the Kallikratis plan, implemented 1 January 2011.
Before 2011 Messenia was a nomos.

UPCOMING EVENTS 

OUR PROJECTS

MERCHANDISE 

~ COMING SOON ~

CONTACT US 

Your ideas and feedback are very important to us, so please take some time to complete our fast & friendly contact form below.

Address:

Pi Alpha Pi House
2 Gooch Street, Thornbury, VIC 3071

QUESTIONAIRE
If volunteer, please detail your abilities and how you would like to contribute in the field below.