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Membership

New members are welcome!

Membership categories

Active membership:  Active membership is open to persons, 21 years and over, born in Ithaca Greece, or a descendant of such person.
 
Active Youth membership: Youth membership is open to persons, aged between 18 – 20 born in Ithaca Greece, or a descendant of such person. This membership category provides subsidised membership up until the age of 21. Active youth members have the same entitlements as active members.

Social membership:  Social membership is open to any person of good character not born in Ithaca Greece, or a descendant of such person.

 

Senior membership:  An individual who has been an active or social member of the Society for at least three consecutive years immediately prior to their 80th birthday is entitled to senior membership. This requirement may be waived in certain circumstances at the discretion of the Executive Committee. Senior membership is complementary.

 

Membership of the Ithacan Historical Society

The Ithacan Historical Society is an incorporated association affiliated with the Ithacan Philanthropic Society. Its aim is to preserve the history of the Ithacan Philanthropic Society and the history of the Ithacan community in Melbourne and Victoria.

Membership of Ithacan Philanthropic Society includes automatic membership of the Ithacan Historical Society.

 

Membership benefits

 

Active and Active Youth Membership

Active and youth members receives full membership rights and benefits:

  • The right to attend and vote at general meetings of the Society

  • The right to nominate for election to the executive committee

  • The right to nominate for election to the Ithacan Historical Society Committee of Management

  • Year 12 awards for the children of active members1

  • Subsidised Christmas luncheon

  • Free entry to the Ithacan annual picnic

  • Christmas presents for member’s children

  • Complimentary Senior Membership of the Society 80 years and over

  • Individual copy of the Odysseus newspaper 2

Social membership

A social member receives the following membership rights and benefits:

  • The right to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Society

  • The right to nominate for election to the Ithacan Historical Society Committee of Management

  • Subsidised Christmas Luncheon

  • Christmas presents for member’s children

  • Free entry to the Ithacan Annual Picnic

  • Complimentary Senior Membership of the Society 80 years and over

  • Individual copy of the Odysseus newspaper 2

A social member does not have the right to vote at General Meetings of the Ithacan Philanthropic Society nor the right to nominate for election to the Ithacan Philanthropic Society Executive.

1 Eligibility for a Year 12 award requires a parent to be a current active member of the Society with at least two (2) consecutive years of membership immediately preceding the application for the award.

2 In the interests of the environment and to minimise distribution costs, a multi-member household, may elect to receive one paper per family.

 

Annual membership fees

Active Membership:  $35* 

Social Membership:  $25*

Youth membership:  $0

Senior Membership: $0

 *Includes $5 membership fee to the Ithacan Historical Society.

 

Membership application process

  • Download Application for Membership (click here) or request form from the Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Return application form by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Applicant will be notified in writing of acceptance of membership application by the Executive Committee.

  • An invoice for membership will be issued following acceptance of application.