THE CRETAN VILLAGE
Thousands were donated toward the erection of the Australian Hellenic Memorials in Canberra and in Melbourne respectively as well as the erection of the Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos in East Brunswick and not to mention the Foundation of Eleftherios Venizelos in Chania.
In 1997 thirty two thousand dollars were donated toward the Austin Research Centre and more specifically the Research that was been conducted by Dr. Vaso Apostolopoulou. Monies were also donated toward the establishment of the Greek Nursing Home “FRONDITHA” in Templestowe.
In 2006 we made a record donation of $70,000 to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. In 2007 we raised $80,000 and more than $90,000 was raised in 2009.
In 2009 we raised $13,000 toward the “AGAPI” Care Centres who are the organisations that cares for Greek children with disabilities.
MISS CRETE PAGEANT (1981-1984)
PANCRETAN DANCE SCHOOL
PANCRETAN MUSIC SCHOOL
In November 2006 the Association established the first official Cretan Music School in Melbourne. Here students had the opportunity to learn the Lyra, the Lute, guitar and mandolin etc. The first music teachers were Cretan Lyrist Giannis Pollakis followed by Giorgos Triantafillidis and currently Giannis Skoulas. Today we have Mr George Sevastakis providing bespoke lessons in Lyra and Mandolin.
Another Cultural area that the Association has thrived in is its Theatrical group. The Pancretan Theatrical Group has over the years put on the following theatrical performances: Kalinixta Margarita, the Battle of Crete, Anthipolohagos Zisis and many others. At the same time it has participated in other Theatrical performances that have a Cretan Story like Patouhas, Erotokritos, Zorbas as well as the Traditional Cretan Wedding in 1982.
PANCRETAN SPORTS HISTORY
PANCRETAN YOUTH COMMITTEE
WOMEN’S AUXILIARY COMMITTEE
Our Women’s Auxiliary committee is an integral part of the Pancretan Family and we believe the backbone to the success of our Association. They assist the Executive Committee and Youth Committee with fundraising Activities and support all our events. The current President of the Women’s Auxiliary is Mrs. Zina Axarlis.