IHS Lecture: Homeric sites on Ithaki - New discoveries Sunday 19 June 2022, 2.00 pm

 2022 IHS lecture 1

Ithacan Historical Society Lectures Series
Homeric sites on Ithaki
New discoveries
A talk by Jonathan Brown
author of
In search of Homeric Ithaca (2020)
Homeric sites around Troy (2017)
Afternoon Tea
Sunday, 19 June, 2022
2.00 pm
Ithaca House
Level 2, 329 Elizabeth Street Melbourne

RSVP 13 June for catering purposes

Kristalenia Collins 0409 357 747 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marguerite Metaxas 0433 259 601 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2022 Annual General Meetings for IPS & IHS - Sunday 29 May

 Notice of Annual General Meetings 
The Ithacan Philanthropic Society "The Ulysses" ABN 84004 239 650
The Ithacan Historical Society Inc A0027411E
to be held at the Clubrooms
on Sunday 29 May 2022 at 11 am
If you are unable to attend please submit proxy form, download here
 Following a light lucheon there will be a talk by Professor George Paxinos .... more information


A River Divided - A talk by Professor George Paxinos, 29 May, 1.30 pm

River Divided Cover
 Brain and Mind: Who is the Puppet
and who is the Puppeteer

A talk by
Professor George Paxinos

Sunday 29 May, 1.30 pm at Ithaca House

Join us for a thought provoking presentation in which
Prof Paxinos will discuss
the neuroscience behind his novel
A River Divided
in particular the neuroscience principles upon
which the heroes of the novel were created,
providing an historical account of the origin of ideas of
the mind, the soul, free will and consciousness.


RSVP 22 May

Kristalenia Collins 0409 357 747
Debbie Argyropoulos 0417 477 901
Marguerite Metaxas 0433 259 601 

Bingo 2022 dates


We look forward to getting back together for fortnighly Bingo at the club rooms in 2022. 

Thursday 17 March

Thursday 31 March

Thursday 14 April

Thursday 28 April

Thursday 12 May

Thursday 26 May

Thursday 9 June

Thursday 23 June  

Thursday 7 July

Thursday 21 July

Thursday 4 August

Thursday 18 August

Thursday 1 September

Thursday 15 September

Thursday 29 September

Thursday 13 October

Thursday 27 October

Thursday 10 November

Thursday 24 November

Thursday 8 December
Final Bingo For 2022 & Bingo Christmas Lunch


Open Day 2022 - dates to be advised

Open Day cafe loukoumi

We look forward to getting back together in 2022 for monthly Open Day at the club rooms.

Dates will be published shortly.  

Covid-19: Updates from IPS Executive Committee

Covid Updates

April 2022 - The Clubrooms reopen ... once again!!!
One could be forgiven for felling like its groundhog day.  For the second time in almost a year, the clubrooms are once again reopening on Sunday 3 April for a afternoon tea including our annual Year 12 Awards and a special Zoom link up with the Mayor Ithaca, Mr Dionysios Stanitsas.  Regular Bingo is also back in full swing. We aniticipate that Open Day will commnece shortly.
September 2021 
Our clubrooms remain closed. Open Day will resume online via Zoom, for details visit https://www.ithaca.org.au/events/virtual-open-day.
August 2021 
Once again we regret to advise that regular events at the clubrooms - Open Day, Bingo - will be cancelled until further notice.  Our AGM on 1st August will be conducted via Zoom.
June 2021 
We regret to advise that regular events at the clubrooms - Open Day, Bingo - will be cancelled until further notice.  
April 2021 - The Clubrooms reopen!!!
Great news - the clubrooms will reopen on Sunday 11 April for our annual Year 12 Awards and to celebrate the 200 years anniversary since the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821. Regular Open Day and Bingo are also back in full swing.  
March 2021 - IPS Covid Safe Plan
Following the Victorian government's easing of Covid restrictions the IPS executive has developed a Covid Safe plan to ensure the safe re-opening of our club rooms.  Click here for the latest version of the plan.  
August 2020
In accordance with the State government announcement of stage four coronavirus restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne from Sunday 2 August until Sunday 13 September, our Club rooms will remain closed.  The situation will be reviewed following easing of restrictions and the release of the State roadmap for re-opening. 
20 March 2020
Following Monday’s announcement by the Premier of Victoria declaring a State of Emergency and further restrictions of group gatherings, the IPS Executive Committee has made the decision to postpone the following events to safeguard the wellbeing of our members. 
  • Portarlington Ferry Trip and Winery Luncheon (22 March)
  • Cooking class (5 April)
  • Annual General Meeting (26 April)
  • Trivia Night (30 May)
  • Bingo and Open Day (cancelled for the remainder of March and April and maybe beyond pending the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic – participants will be notified)

The clubrooms will remain closed until further notice.

This decision was not made lightly as our events are not simply social occasions; they also provide connection and companionship for many of our members, particularly the regular Bingo and Open Day gatherings. 

Please stay connected via our website www.ithaca.org.au and Facebook page and don’t forget to make a regular phone call to touch base with family and friends, in particular our elderly Nona and Nono/Yiayia and Papou, or Theio and Theia, during these extraordinary and unprecedented times.

We also remain contactable through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The health and safety of our members is our utmost priority.  We will provide updates of any further changes and details of when various events will be rescheduled. In the meantime, please adhere to government advice and stay safe.