The SAE Oceania and Far East Youth Network founding convention will be held in Sydney on October 4 and 5 during which a central council will be elected by the representatives of the networks under establishment in the Australian states and the already formed New Zealand network.
“In compliance with Law No. 3480/2006 and with the unreserved support of the Greek State, the SAE World Youth Network is intended to be the incubator of the new leadership of the Omogenia worldwide, the heirs of our cultural wealth in every corner of the world,” the SAE Oceania and Far East mentions in its statement.
The Western Australia Youth Network has already been established while that of New Zealand was formed yesterday in view of the October convention. The main issues discussed in the meeting of young expatriates from across New Zealand held at the Greek Community Cultural Centre in Wellington were the Greek language, the preservation of the cultural identity, the improved communication between the Greek origin youth and the support to organized Hellenism.
The Greek organizations in New Zealand were presented in a special event attended, among others, by Greece’s Ambassador to New Zealand Evangelos Damianakis, Archbishop of New Zealand and Exarch of Oceania Amfilochios, SAE Oceania and Far East Regional Coordinator George Angelopoulos, Linguist Dr. Jo Angouri of the University of the West of England, Bristol and prominent members of the vibrant Greek community of New Zealand.
Elected to the SAE New Zealand Youth Network board are, Alexandra Livas, president, Stergios Kamperogiannis, vice-president, Stelios Manousakis, treasurer, Georgina Gouvatsos, secretary, Αngela Gouvatsos, 2nd secretary, and Alexia Koulappis, Anna Frathelakis, Peggy Yianoutsos, Peter Karras, members.
The New Zealand convention will be followed by the founding assemblies of the Youth Networks of Western Australia in Adelaide on August 3, of Victoria in Melbourne on August 10, of New South Wales in Sydney on August 17 and of Queensland in Brisbane on August 24.