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Our Committee is raising funds to create a lasting legacy telling the story of Lemnos' link to Gallipoli and Australia's Anzac story. Our projects include the Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial in Albert Park, the publication of a major new historical and pictorial publication and more. To make a donation you can also deposit directly by direct debit into the Committee's bank account: Account Name: Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee Inc; Bank: Delphi Bank; Account No: 204299-020 BSB No: 941300; Include your surname in the reference section. For further information on our legacy projects or to make a donation please contact either Lee Tarlamis 0411553009 or Jim Claven 0409402388M

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee Stall at Melbourne's 2014 Antipodes Festival A Success

Our Stall at the Festival. Photo Lee Tarlamis 2014
Our information banner. Photo Lee Tarlamis  2014
For the second year in a row the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee has participated in Melbourne's pre-eminent Hellenic heritage festival - the Anitpodes Festival.
It was a great weekend for the Festival - a glorious Melbourne sunny weekend - ensured thousands of Melbournians came out to enjoy this celebration of Hellenic culture, with great food and music.
This years stall was very successful. The stall was very busy all day, with well over a hundred of our new fundraising badges sold, as well as new memberships and donations.
It was great to receive such warm support from across Melbourne's community - both Hellenic and non-Hellenic.
It was particularly heartening to receive support from the many nurses and former nurses who visited the stall and expressed support for our Memorial Statue.
The stall again provided a great opportunity for the Committee to spread its story of the need to include Lemnos in the coming Centenary of Anzac in 2015 - as well as to seek community support for our Memorial Statue project.

The Committee's Ken Volaris welcomes Victorian Premier Dennis Napthine and Victorian Multicultural Affairs, Citizenship, Energy and Resources Minister Nick Kotsiras to our stall - both sporting our commemorative badges! Photo Jim Claven
A highlight was the visit of many important visitors, including the Victorian Premier, Dennis Napthine, MP, the Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Citizenship, Energy and Resources, Nick Kotsiras, MP, and the Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews, MP.
Federal Assistant Treasurer, Senator Arthur Sinodinos expressed his support for our work.
Thanks to Commitee members Malama Varvara, John Cook, Terry Kanelos, Peter Volaris, Ken Volaris, Ange Kenos, Sofia and Costas Kotanidis and Stan Kayalikos.
Lee and Sofia Kotanidis, with George Zangalis. Photo Jim Claven 2014
Malama Varvara with Lee at our Stall. Photo Jim Claven 2014

Sofia and Lee sell some more badges, well done. Photo Jim Claven 2014

Stan sells the Lemnos Gallipoli story to some interested visitors. Photo Jim Claven 2014
A great festival to be at. Photo Jim Claven 2014
Stan and some visitors to our Stall talk to Lee. Photo Jim Claven 2014
Also a big thank you from the Committee to our President, Lee Tarlamis, MP, for his great effort in organising, setting up and staffing our stall over two sunny but very hot days. Thanks Lee.

Jim Claven
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee 

Some more photos of the 2014 Antipodes Festival (from Jim Claven)

Photo Jim Claven 2014
The Messinian Association banner. Photo Jim Claven 2014
The Maniot Association banner. Photo Jim Claven 2014
Photo Jim Claven 2014

Photo Jim Claven 2014
Photo Jim Claven 2014
Photo Jim Claven 2014

Photo Jim Claven 2014
Photo Jim Claven 2014


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