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 brings the Greek Presidential Guard to Sydney
25 Aug 2017
Nine Evzones – the soldiers of the Greek Presidential Guard – will visit Sydney to commemorate Anzac Day.
Released by special permission of the President of Greece, the Evzones will visit Adelaide and Sydney to take part in the official ANZAC Day ceremonies, celebrating the role of the soldiers of Greece and Crete, often known as the ‘forgotten ANZACs’.
The Evzones will join the Allied Forces for Sydney's Anzac Day March, and form a Guard of Honour at the Martin Place Cenotaph from 1-2pm on April 28 and 29.
The Evzones’ arrival in Sydney on April 24 will follow a historic four-day visit to Adelaide, organised by the Foundation for Hellenic Studies and supported by the South Australian Government. Official events in Adelaide will include a march to the city’s War Memorial and a pre-game flag-raising ceremony at Adelaide Oval for the AFL Anzac Day round between Port Adelaide and Carlton.
The defense of Greece by the ANZACs and other Commonwealth forces is recognised by historians as one of the major contributions to the Second World War, significantly delaying the Nazis’ invasion of Russia.
For the final programme of the Evzones' visit to Sydney, see below.
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.