When the Club was originally formed, the membership was restricted to sixty (60) persons. The Club's membership has significantly grown since this time and today comprises a total of 800 members. The number of members is expected to significantly increase with the provision of modern facilities in the new club which also include the museum and cultural centre in the basement level which undoubtedly will attract a number of Greek professionals currently working in the city precinct.
Throughout the years a number of prominent Greek-Australians have become members of the club and some of them have taken an active role by becoming members of the board. The list of prominent members and supporters of the Hellenic Club include the Honorary Member George Souris MP, Sir Arthur George, Professor Manuel Aroney AM OBE, Peter Aroney, Michael Barbouttis OAM, George Barbouttis OAM, Emmanuel Comino OAM, John Nicholas Comino (Mayor Of Woollahra), Angelo Hatstouris OAM, James Samios OAM, Peter Theo OAM and Steve Vlahos OAM.
Social Membership is open to anyone in the local community who is over the age of 18 years. Full Membership is open to any persons of Greek background or related to persons of Greek origin. The current cost of membership is $30 for one year.
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.