Category: COMMUNITY

Saint Basil Day – Agios Vasilios 2017

Peter Adamis Abalinx 1 January 2016 On the 1 January every year the Adamis clan gathers together for the traditional Greek Orthodox celebration of Saint Basil or Agios Vasilios.  All those whose name is associated with st basil celebrates their name day on the first day of January.  According to tradition St Basil was born…

Death and Grief are like the Ocean

Peter Adamis Abalinx   25 December 2016 They say that grief has many configurations and that coming to terms with that grief is part of the healing process.  Having said that does not help me or others to process the loss of a friend, loved one or someone we knew intimately.  Even though someone we knew…

A message the day before Christmas

Peter Adamis Abalinx 24 December 2016 In the Christian world many look forward to the festive season to be with loved ones, family, friends, cobber digger mates. It is a times when all hostilities are put to one side and enjoy the time with precious friends. A copy of the article may be downloaded by…

Fair crack of the whip, it is time to be merry the Australian way

Peter Adamis 17 December 2016 In a few days’ time, those in the western world will be celebrating a Birthday and pay reverence to a faith that has been in existence for some 21 hundred years. For many it’s a time of giving for other its receiving for some it’s grieving and for others it’s…

The decimation of the Victorian Tax industry

Peter Adamis Abalinx 15 December 2016 I am a great believer in free enterprise, small business as I am of the belief that these two concepts go a long way in employing the millions of Australians.  It is safe to say that all governments whether it is at the federal state and even at the…

Chris Kalavritrinos calls a spade a spade

CHRIS KALAVITRINOS – AN AUSTRALIAN LAKONIAN PERSPECTIVE Peter Adamis Abalinx 15 December 2016 Chris Kalavitrinos, a past President of the Pallaconian Brotherhood, in his article written in Greek puts matters into perspective. In doing so he has effectively embarrassed the Renegade group of individuals.    Chris Kalavitrinos and Sam Mihelakos also a past President and…

I am an Aussie mate and being Greek is not a dirty word

Peter Adamis Abalinx 15 December 2016 There are times in life when one wishes that he or she had the passion of a Greek.  I confess that I love this country we call home Australia with the passion of a Greek. Having said that does not mean that I would turn my back on my…

Leadership in Australia

Peter Adamis Abalinx 13 December 2016 Recently I was asked to answer three questions on Australian leadership and what it meant to me.  To some it may come easy while to others it may evoke emotional responses of images and memories that are both positive and negative in nature, depending on one’s life experiences.  A…

Australian Lakonians are warriors and united as one

Abalinx 13 December 2016 Peter Adamis The ancient Lakonians were a conglomeration of families that dotted the Lakonian countryside in ancient Greece. They became organised under the banner of the Spartans who were drawn from the families that dotted the Lakonian landscape.  A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on: AUSTRALIAN LAKONIANS ARE…

It is all Greek to me

Peter Adamis   Abalinx 11 December 2016 I would like to place on record that it is a pity that in times of turmoil, stress, uncertainty and ignorance that the best and the worst of us as individuals come to the surface.  During these periods of unrest, chaos and hostility, a calm and cool head is…