Cretan Association of the Northern Territory reinstated after five years


The Cretan Association of the Northern Territory has been reinstated after five years, according to a press release from the Cretan Federation of Australia and New Zealand.

The reinstatement comes after several passionate Cretans in northern Australia asked for the Federation’s help in re-electing a new committee following the resignation of Honorary President Kostas Hnaris.

Mr Tsourdalakis (left) with the chairman of the Greek Community of North Australia, Nick Poniris (right).

The President of the Cretan Federation of Australia and New Zealand, Tony Tsourdalakis, spent more than five days in Darwin meeting with local authorities, soliciting their support and hosting the Annual General Assembly of Cretans.

The GA led to the election of a new committee composed of:

President: George Mamounis from the prefect of Iraklio.
Vice President: Manolis Kourmoulis from the Prefect of Rethymnon.
Secretary: Alexandros Larentzos of the prefect of Rethymno.
Assistant secretary: Christos Makrynakis from the prefect of Lasithi.
Treasurer: Eleftheria Petrakakakis from the prefect of Rethymno.
Public relations: Konstantinos Tererakis from the Prefect of Jannis.
Media and Marketing: Thomas Kallonas from the Prefect of Lasithi.
Committee members: Peter Paroulakis from the prefect of Hania, Yianna Paterakis from the prefect of Iraklio, Sofia Lendaris from the prefect of Rethymno and Katerina Tererakis from the prefect of Hania.
Representatives of Cretan youth: George Kourmoulis, Nikos Makrynakis, Maria Kourmoulis

“We welcome them all with open arms into the big Federation family and offer them our undivided support,” the Federation said in the press release.

The deputy. Consul General of Greece in Darwin John Anoictomatis (left).

“We pay tribute to their years of service and contribution to the Hnaris family, the Paterakis family, the Christakis family and the Tererakis family.

“The Cretan Federation of Australia and New Zealand sends its warmest thanks to: Hon. Consul General of Greece in Darwin John Anoictomatis, Lord Mayor of Darwin Cr. Kon Vatskalis and President of the Greek Community Nicholas Poniris for their current and future support to the Cretan Association of the Northern Territory, as well as warm thanks to the Mamounis family for their warm Cretan hospitality.


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