HACCI AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE GALA BALL

HACCI’s night of nights was celebrated on 21 November as Hellenes and Philhellenes alike gathered for the annual Awards for Excellence at the opulent Grand Hyatt Savoy Ballroom.

It was an incredible evening highlighting excellence in the Hellenic Australian business, professional and sporting communities. It was also a night of good company, music and dancing! Take a look at some pictures of the night here.

The successful recipients of the awards were:

  1. The Spiros Stamoulis Lifetime Achievement Award – Peter Kazacos
  2. The Delphi Bank Business Excellence Award – Mary Paidoussi-Revis
  3. The Professional Excellence Award – Professor George Varigos
  4. The Chris Saristavros Young Achievers Award – Athan Dritsas
  5. The Community Service Award, presented by the Victorian Multicultural Commission – Rena Frangioudakis
  6. The inaugural Sporting Excellence Award, presented by the South Melbourne Football Club – Stella Savvidou

You can read about their achievements on the HACCI website.
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HACCI also celebrated the year past, and the many successful programs and events that have been held. View HACCI’s year in review, presented by HACCI Board member Fotini Kypraios, by clicking the video below.

You can also view a summary of HACCI’s 2015 achievements in the Gala Ball Program.

HYPN NETWORKING EVENT – UNDERSTAND YOUR WORK PREFERENCES

uema ermhs 6The final 2015 networking event for HYPN is next week on Wednesday 9 December. Designed to help you understand your work preferences. Do you ever wonder why you do what you do? Or do you ever wonder why it is easier to engage with some people than others?

Then wonder no further! Facilitated by human resources specialist and HACCI Board Member Georgegina Poulos, join in for a fun interactive evening of discovery and exploration to discover your work preferences, and explore how you can manage the impact you have on yourself and others in more effective ways.

This event will be held on Wednesday 9 Decenber 2015 at the Swinburne University CBD campus. See the flyer for more information. Bookings must be made via TryBooking here. HYPN Premiums are free of charge, and standard members are $25.

Interested in joining HYPN? Find out more at the HACCI website, and follow our Facebook page. Why not join us at our next networking drinks on 18 December at Father’s Office – add it to your Facebook events now.

HYPN MENTORING PROGRAM – 2016 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST NOW OPEN

Registrations are open! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of HACCI’s many successful professionals – all willing to give up their time to mentor HYPN members.

To take part next year, expressions of interest forms must be submitted in full by 23 December 2015. Please email to [email protected]

The matching of mentors and mentees will commence in January, with final pairing completed by 26 February 2016. The six month mentoring program will run between 9 March and 14 September 2016 and is open to all HYPN premium members.

HYPN brings together Hellenic Australians between the ages of 20 – 35, and a premium membership for $80 per annum also provides access to four networking events each year. Find out more about joining HYPN here.

A mentee with his mentor from the 2015 inaugural program

A mentee with his mentor from the 2015 inaugural program

HYPN BATTLES IT OUT AT THE SOUTH MELBOURNE FC CORPORATE CHALLENGE

It was great seeing such an enthusiastic turnout last weekend at the South Melbourne FC Corporate Challenge. The HYPN Nikos Quality Cakes team, coached by our very own Nick Mylonas, put on an outstanding performance as they faced fierce competition in their group stage, almost making it to the finals.

It is great to witness such initiatives taking place in our community and we’re looking forward to competing again in the next Corporate Challenge.

A very warm and special thank you to our event partner Nikos Quality Cakes for their continued support of HYPN and HACCI.

HACCI RADIO “PRONIOS KAFES” 
Proinos Kafes recently presented its 30th episode! Thanks to everyone that has appeared on the program and especially to our partners Cosmetic Culture, Subway, Moore Stephens and Delphi Bank.
This month we’ve featured Maestro John Apeitos, who began his conducting career with Chirstmas Carols at Oakleigh Greek church, and has since conducted orchestras all over the world.

Roula Tsiolas (above with Alex and Tom) paid us a visit to discuss her endeavours in the education sector, as well as what’s it’s like to be a female CEO. We also took a sneak peak at the new Melina’s Bar which is set to open in the new year on the rooftop of the new GOCMV building in Lonsdale Street, with the Tsindos family at the helm.
Join us for Proinos Kafes each Tuesday morning at 9am on 3XY Radio Hellas!

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GOLF GREEK STYLE – HACCI GOLF CLASSIC 

The Greek golfing masters gathered at the Huntingdale Golf Club to participate in the annual HACCI Golf Classic last week. It was a great day, the greens were fast, and the competition fierce! The HACCI Golf Classic will be held again next year.
MELBOURNE GREEK DESIGNERS ON RED CARPET

A big congratulations to Greek Australian couture designers Cristahlea on having their beautiful gowns worn at the 2015 Aria Awards by Australian television and radio presenter Emma Freedman (left), and social media phenomenon Sarah Ellen (right).

Sisters Christiana and Katya Livaditis are the creative team behind Cristahlea, a Melbourne based couture and luxury ready to wear fashion label. A fantastic achievement, well done!

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