During the past 77 years the Hellenic Club has assisted many charities both in Australia and in Greece especially during World War II and beyond.
The Red Cross, the Benevolent Society of NSW, the Blind & Deaf Societies, the Spastic Centres to name a few, have been recipients of the Club's generosity. The University of NSW, Sydney, Macquarie and Athenian Universities have also benefited from Hellenic Club donations.
The Club provided free meeting and function room facilities for numerous organisations on a regular basis. Anecdotal evidence indicates that demands by groups for free meeting space becomes ever increasing. Meeting and function room facilities are also offered to commercial organisations for a modest fee.
The Club has supported over the years various Greek organisations such as the Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Hellenic Council of NSW, and the Hellenic Lyceum by providing free accommodation within the Club's premises. Organisations that the Club has donated funds and supported include the following:
Aboriginal Children Advancement Society
Australian Council For International Services
Australian Red Cross
Australian Quadriplegic Association
Crown Street Thelassaemia Fund
Consulate General Of Greece
Education Dept, Language Day
Central School Of Speech & Drama London
Estia Foundation Of Australia
Ethnic Communities Council
Federation Sterea Hellas Of Australia & NZ
Genetic Eye Foundation Limited
Greek Earthquake Relief
Greek Orthodox Community Of NSW
Greek Community Home For The Aged
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Of Australia
Greek Orthodox Church Of St Constantine & St Helene
Greek Orthodox St George Monastery
Greek Orthodox St Dimitrius, St Marys
Greek Orthodox St Peter, Paul & St Gregory Palamas
Greek Orthodox Community of N & W Suburbs
Hellenic Council Of NSW
Hellenic Tribute Sydney Olympics
Liberal Party Of Aust NSW Division
Lord Mayor-Flood Victims
Macquarie University-Sydney 2000 Olympic Book Project
Macquarie University - Modern Greek Studies
Marrickville Girls High School
Matthew Talbot Hostel
Mt Keira Rural Fire Brigade
NSW Sports Council For The Disabled Inc
Pan Arcadian Association Of Nsw
Panhellenic Sporting Club
Panachaian Philanthropic Association
Pontian Genocide Studies Fund Macquarie University
Royal NSW Institute For Deaf And Blind
Salvation Army-Xmas Appeal
St Basil's Homes
Sydney City Council-Bushfire Appeal
Sydney City Mission Winter Appeal
Sydney Cancer Centre
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
St Andrews Theological College
St John Ambulance Brigade
St Vincents Hospital
Sydney Hospital - The Eye Health Appeal
Sydney University Greek Orthodox Fellowship
University Of Athens, Greece
University Of NSW Dept Modern Greek
University Of Sydney
Variety Club (Special Children's Christmas Party)
The Hellenic Club honours Greek-Australian NRL greats
24 Mar 2017
Hosted at the Club's newly-established Beta Bar & Gallery, above the acclaimed Alpha Restaurant, the Club celebrated the achievements of NRL leaders Nick Politis AM, Chairman of the Sydney Roosters, DrGeorge Peponis OAM, former Australian captain and Chairman of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, and Nick Pappas AM, Chairman of the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Respected former player and NRL identity, Phil Gould AM chatted with the guests of honour about their successes in the NRL, while guests dined on a menu prepared by Alpha’s renowned Executive Chef, Peter Conistis, and a selection of Greek wines.
Net proceeds from all ticket sales were donated to The Hellenic Initiative, a global not-for-profit organisation that works to assist Greece through crisis relief, entrepeneurship and economic development.
To view the video honouring the guests, click here.
The Hellenic Club hosts Presidential Guards
19 Apr 2017
The Hellenic Club Sydney is honoured once again to announce the impending visit of the elite Presidential Guard of Greece. The contingency of nine Evzones and two officers has been released by special permission of the President of Greece, and will visit the city of Adelaide from 19th April to 23rd April and Sydney from 23rd April to 3rd May. The Evzones will take part in official ANZAC Day ceremonies, commemorate the history of the ANZACs, and their involvement in the Battle of Crete and Greek Campaign, when Australian and Greek soldiers fought side by side for our shared values of freedom and democracy.
Traditional Pascha Feast at Alpha
16 Apr 2017
Join us for a traditional Greek Pascha Feast at Alpha Restaurant, with proceeds to be donated to the soup kitchen at the Greek Orthodox Parish of Saints Constantine and Helen.
Sunday April 16, 12:30am-3am (after Easter Saturday Anastasi Church Service).
Tickets are $100 per person, $60 for pensioners and children under 15, free for kids under 5.
Join the HYCS as they celebrate their launch at one of Sydney's hottest bars, Beta Bar and Gallery.
Date: Wednesday 28 September
Time: 6:30pm - late
Venue: Beta, level one, 238 Castlereagh Street Sydney
Ticket cost: $10 (price includes HYCS membership for one year)
Please note the HYCS membership is only available to persons between the age of 18 and 30. Anyone over 30 is welcome to purchase full membership to the Hellenic Club Pty Ltd. Details on obtaining full membership can be found on the Hellenic Club website.
For further membership enquiries, pelase email HYCS.
Beta, a bar and gallery, will boast a menu of authentic Greek dishes with an added dash of Peter Conistis' signature flair, while the drinks menu will feature inventive Greek twists on classic cocktails.
Drawing on the elegant Victorian architecture of 238 Castlereagh Street, the bar will create a modern installation within the classic space with raw and natural interiors complemented with contemporary furniture and design.
Alpha's Chef Peter Conistis on The Morning Show
29 Apr 2016
Cooking lamb souvlaki with Greek coffee rub, fetta pesto and pomegranate tzatziki for Greek Orthodox Easter, Executive Chef Peter Conistis appeared on Channel 7's The Morning Show.
Visiting Australia from April 16 to April 27, the Evzones commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Crete with appearances at key memorials and landmarks across Sydney.
Commencing with a visit to ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park on the 16th, the Evzones participated in a wreath laying ceremony at Martin Place Cenotaph in the presence of the Governor of New South Wales and representatives from the Australian armed forces and Greek community organisations.
On April 17, they visited the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in Redfern followed by a demonstration at St Basil's Homes in Lakemba on April 18. A visit to the Estia Foundation in Gladesville on April 19 was proceeded by an open forum discussion in Greek on current challenges for Greece in South East Europe alongside Hellenic Club members at the Hellenic Club Sydney. On April 24 the Evzones visited All Saints Belmore church.
The guards participated in the ANZAC Day march with the Greek RSL Sub-Branch, including a wreath laying ceremony at Martin Place Cenotaph.
Sydneysiders were also able to observe the Evzones perfmorming a changing of the guard ceremony from April 20-22.
On their final day in Sydney, the Evzones delighted local school children with their attendance at Sans Souci, Bexley and Earlwood public schools.
For press coverage of the Evzones visit, see our Press page.