|Major Terry Kanellos, master of ceremonies, addresses the Gala Dinner|
It was held in the historic St Kilda Town Hall.
Over 300 guests attended, including dignitaries and many members of Melbourne's Greek community - including many with links to Lemnos.
|Our Sculptor Peter Corlett's model or maquette of our future memorial statue to Lemnos' Anzac link|
Lee also launched our new Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Poster - a very nice addition to any office or home - which is on sale as a fundraiser for only $10.
|Captain Albert Jacka, VC, Mayor of St Kilda. AWM|
|Letter inviting Matron Nurse Wilson to the St Kilda Commemorative Dinner in 1934|
|Mr Murray Thompson MLA addresses the guests.|
Ms Mikakos recounted her participation in last years inaugural Anzac Conference on Lemnos and the important of the Lemnos Anzac story as part of the enduring link between Australians and Greeks.
We also received a very warm letter of support from the Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP.
|Letter of support from the Hon Tony Abbott, Prime Minister|
|Bianca Gerrard addresses the Gala Dinner|
Everyone was moved by the speeches delivered by Bianca Gerrard and Michael Manoussakis. They spoke of the warm reception they received from the Lemnians on their visit and how they were moved by the Anzac connections on the Island. Their speeches were well received.
Well done Michael and Bianca.
|Michael Manoussakis addresses the dinner.|
While we have not yet totalled up the fundraising proceeds from the night, we are sure that they have made a substantial contribution to making our memorial statue a reality.
|I address the dinner on Lemnos' link to Anzac|
Any Greek night would not be complete without some Greek dancing!
Thanks to all who assisted us with this great fundraising event. In particular the Committee would like to thank Terry Kanellos, Steve Kyritsis, Lee Tarlamis, Malama Varvara, Nick Kydas, Christina Despoteris and Annie Tsourlinis.
And thanks to the Hellenic RSL Sub Branch and the Lemnian Community of Victoria for its support of our event.
Keep posted for our next fundraiser in coming months.
And thank you to all who came along and supported our night.
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee