Precious and Melina

One of our Miss Hellene top 5 contestants-Melina Charilaou met a young 22 year old girl named Precious. Precious has a 6 year old sister that's she's looking after as they unfortunately lost their mother. To do this Precious has resorted to begging for food. Her story touched a soft spot

Christmas 2015

One of my favourite memories growing up was decorating the Christmas tree every year with my family. This year, I heard of two families with young children who didn't have a Christmas tree and decided to give one to them with decorations included so that they can create their own

Congress 2015

This year, I attended Delegates and Congress 2015. Delegates was informative and I enjoyed hearing and sharing the success of all NAHYSOSA Affiliates. 2015 was a very successful year for all committess so congratulations to everyone who played a role in this. This year I was also nominated for the

Agios Nektarios Panigiri 2015

Ag. Nektarios

Today I spent my afternoon at Agios Nektarios. Along with NAHYSOSA, we attended the church service and then spent the rest of the day helping the staff of Agios Nektarios by dishing up food for those who came to celebrate the panigiri. This was a special visit for me because I

George Bizos’s 87th Birthday

George Bizos

Last night I attended the 87th Birthday of Advocate George Bizos. I was very excited about this because not only was I going to get the opportunity to meet George Bizos but in order to celebrate his birthday, an art auction took place to raise funds for the George Bizos

Hellenic Federation AGM 2015

On Sunday the 8th of November I had the privilege of joining many representatives of different Hellenic communities at the annual AGM of the Hellenic Federation of South Africa. I was there along with NAHYSOSA president, Andrea Spyron and various representatives. We spent the day listening to concerns of other communities

OXI Day Panigiri Pretoria 2015

"Oxi" Day on October 28 commemorates the anniversary when former military general and Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas said, “No” to an ultimatum made by Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini to allow Italian forces to occupy strategic locations in Greece or otherwise face war back in 1940." Today the Pretoria community came

“Beau’Tee’ With a Purpose” Golf Day

My Miss Hellene “Beau’Tee’ With a Purpose” Golf Day this past weekend was a great success and I owe it all to those who helped, supported and sponsored. All proceeds raised contribute to the NAHYSOSA Bursary Fund for tertiary education. It was a hot and long day on the Orkney Golf

Returning the KIA

This afternoon I sadly had to return my sponsored KIA Rio to Imperial cars as my year sponsorship had come to an end. I was extremely sad to be parting ways with my car but I still feel blessed and privileged to have had such an amazing opportunity. Thank you to

Summer Beats

Last night I attended the “Summer Beats” event hosted at The Sands in Sandton by Secret Society in association with NAHYSOSA. Like every other event, this was tons of fun and a huge success! But, what made this different is that Secret Society had organized to bring DJ Aslanis all the

Victor Oliveira Photo Shoot

Today I had my photo shoot with Victor Oliveira who was also a prize sponsor of Miss Hellene. Instead of going for the girly, elegant look that I am used to, we decided to go a little more out of my comfort zone and create an edgy look. I LOVED

“A Mediterranean Summer” PHYC Social

Last night PHYC hosted their last event for the year, “ A Mediterranean Summer” at Pangaea in Brooklyn. This was a well supported event as people from Pretoria and Johannesburg came through and supported us. The venue was perfect for the night and with about 200 people there, the atmosphere was

NAHYSOSA Bursary Fund Gala Evening 2015

Last night NAHYSOSA hosted their first Bursary Fund Gala Evening at The Cyprus Brotherhood. It was such an honour to be a part of this event! It was great to spend the night with NAHYSOSA and with the bursary fund committee and listen to how passionate they are about this

Cupcakes for Cancer

Last night I stayed up with my dad and we baked cupcakes for cancer! My friend Cimone Petersen is Miss Klerksdorp Teen and she asked me to help with this initiative. Once all the cupcakes are collected, they are sold to raise funds for the cancer organization to help take