2023 IPS & IHS Annual General Meetings - Sunday 28 May 11.00 am

Notice of 2023 Annual General Meetings and Elections
of The Ithacan Philanthropic Society "The Ulysses" ABN 84004 239 650 and 
The Ithacan Historical Society Inc A0027411E
 to be held at the Clubrooms on Sunday 28 May 2023 at 11 am
2023 General Elections - call for nominations
Are you passionate about the future of the Society?
Are you interested in Ithacan history?
Do you have skills and experience in ...
Financial management
IT systems & applications
Strategic planning & project management
Building and facilities management
Marketing and communications (including digital communications)
Cataloguing, digitising, archiving
Genealogical research
... then consider nominating for the Executive Committee of the IPS or the Management Committee of the IHS
Download nomination forms: 
IPS NOMINATION FORMNominations for the Executive Committee of the Ithacan Philanthropic Society “The Ulysses” can be sent 
by mail or email prior to the AGM, or submitted in person at the AGM. 
Mail: The Secretary IPS, PO Box 311, Balwyn North Vic 3104, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  IHS NOMINATION FORMNominations forms for the Board of Management of the Ithacan Historical Society must be received
by Friday 26 May, 2023.  Mail: The Secretary IHS, PO Box 311, Balwyn North Vic 3104, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theatre afternoon: Mary Coustas' Up Close and Personal Sunday 2 July 2.00 pm

Mary Coustas Arts centre cropped

...it’s her signature comedic flair that shines throughout, ensuring the performance is as hilarious as it is (sometimes) heartbreaking.” Time Out   

Join us at Mary Coustas' acclaimed one woman show

Where:         Playbox Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne
When:          Sunday 2 July 2.00 pm
Tickets:        $72.50
Bookings:    Kristalenia Collins  Mob: 0409357747  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This Is Personal is a candid and intimate one-woman show that combines the coarse tapestry of Coustas’ migrant upbringing in Melbourne’s suburbs and her recent experience of motherhood. Mary addresses questions from her inquisitive daughter, her answers forcing her to reflect on what she can offer from her own life experience… and more importantly what she can’t. The audience meets the hilarious characters from Mary’s family who have shaped her life – including Mary’s younger self who created the suit of armour we’ve come to know as ‘Effie’ This Is Personal is an unforgettable, powerful and kaleidoscopic exploration of love, loss, laughter and fear, and how all four come to define us.

Film screening 'The Hidden Eye': Lucy Kostos & Arnold Zable Sunday 7 May 6.00pm

The Hidden Eye flyer Lucy Kostos film

Join us for the screening of the documentary film Hidden Eye, Το Κρύφο Μάτι with
filmmaker Lucy Kostos in conversation 
with Arnold Zable

The film was inspired by Lucy’s great aunt, the late Katina Kostos, a formative figure for Lucy whilst growing up. Lucy travelled to Ithaca, Katina’s birthplace, to trace her story. Through the exploration of Katina’s life Lucy learnt about the descendants of the Kostopoulos and Varvarigos families and their stories of war, loss, migration, and longing.  

Sunday 7 May 6.00 pm at the Clubrooms
Light refreshments will be served on arrival with event screening commencing at 7.00 pm

Entry:  $15
All monies will support the Ithaki Archive in memory of Katina Kostos who was a 
founding member of the Ithacan Historical Society. 

Bingo 2023


Thursday fortnighly Bingo at the club, 11 am.

Come along and enjoy a fun morning.

Dates for the first six months of 2023 are: 

Thursday 2 February

Thursday 16 February

Thursday 2 March

Thursday 16 March

Thursday 30 March

Thursday 20 April

Thursday 4 May

Thursday 18 May

Thursday 1 June

Thursday 15 June

Thursday 29 June


Thursday Open Days at the Club 2023

Open Day cafe loukoumi

Thursday monthly Open Day at the clubrooms, 11 am - 3 pm

Come along and enjoy a coffee or cuppa and catching with old friends.

2023 Dates

Thursday 19 January

Thursday 23 February cancelled

Thursday 23 March

Thursday 27 April

Thursday 25 May

Thursday 22 June

Thursday 20 July

Thursday 17 August

Thursday 14 September

Thursday 12 October

Thursday  9 November

Thursday 14 December