Dear Members

It’s a very interesting time to be a member of the Lyceum Club. Originally I had planned to write-

Welcome to the August newsletter and the celebration of all that is Greek as part of International Month. Every year we focus on a country and celebrate its traditions and culture by having a series of speakers and events. As a fourth generation Greek-Australian I am proud of the contribution made by Greeks to Australia and its culture and looking forward to the events the Club has arranged this month. More broadly the Greek culture has made a most influential contribution to western culture in all areas of endeavour. So many of our words, ideas and humanitarian beliefs can be traced back to classical and modern Greek thinking.

Unfortunately, given the recent announcement set to lock down Victorians till 19 August, all our plans for International Month are now on hold and I thank the Convenors and staff for postponing our arrangements till later in the year. There have been several changes of Circle Convenors in recent months due to personal
circumstances and all these changes will be acknowledged once we can arrange a suitable event at the Club.

My thoughts are with the members who are currently experiencing lockdown restrictions. Members are
reminded that a number of talks have been recorded on Zoom. These talks can be accessed by contacting Reception for the access details. Many thanks to Paula Johnson and Annita Robson, Jennifer Harrison and
Debra Smith for their continued assistance with our Zoom arrangements and supporting members with language classes, reading groups and many other
enjoyable events.

I hope everyone is keeping well.

With my best wishes,

Yvonne Panagacos