The redevelopment of the Olympic Hall is a  key priority for the newly elected Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia (GOCSA) Board , according to President, Vasilis Elovaris.

The Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia (GOCSA) elected its new board two Sundays ago and on Tuesday the committee members elected the officeholders.

The newly elected board include: President, Vasilis Elovaris; Vice President, Steve Christodoulou; General Secretary, Sylvia Cassoudakis; Assistant Secretary, Elias Mavrogiorgis; Treasurer, Angelo Stathopoulos; Asistant Treasurer, George Vasilias. The ordinary Board members are George Petralias, Peter Tsonis, John Ninos, Andrew Stathopoulos, Peter Psaroulis, Alexander Grigoriadis, Theodora Sarris, Anthony Papadopoulos, Nick Saripasoglou, Hellas Lucas, Pam Andritsakis.

The President of the community, Vasilis Elovaris who is elected for a second two year consecutive term pointed out to Neos Kosmos English Edition that the new Board combines continuity with renewal.

“We have representatives in the new Board from all walks of life and new members whose average age is 45 years old,” highlighted Mr Elovaris.

The newly reelected GOCSA President outlined the key priorities of the Board, stressing the need for the revaluation of the Olympic Hall development.

Mr Elovaris explained that the community has been granted a building permit for a seven storey building.

The Olympic Hall is the historic function centre of the Community.

“Due to the world financial crisis, the community has to rethink what is the best development project that should be adopted,” underscored Mr Elovaris.

“We have to make sure that whatever we develop will secure the Community’s financial viability for many years to come,” Mr Elovaris added.

The other developmental priority of GOCSA according to Mr Elovaris is the refurbishment and new construction of 38 independent units around the community’s aged care facility in Ridleyton.

“This is a joint venture with the State Government that will provide additional low income housing, to the 18 existing units,” clarified Mr Elovaris.

The modernisation and redrafting of the community constitution will be the other pressing priority, according to Mr Elovaris.

It should be noted that the same constitution has been in effect since the 1960s.