The Association

Greek Young Matrons' Association

Our History

The Greek Young Matrons’ Association was founded in 1951 by a group of women who had the common goal and objective of raising funds for the needy and for children and is now one of the largest fund raising community charities in New South Wales.

The Association’s Committee members dedicate their time and efforts on a voluntary basis and host such functions as dinners, lunches, fashion parades and the Annual Debutante Ball. No commissions are paid or received. 

The Association’s main commitments are to aid and contribute to hospitals and institutions caring for children. This service to the community could not be achieved without the generosity of our many sponsors. 

The Association has recently established the GYMA Foundation which is a registered company under the Corporations Act 2001 and holds a charitable fundraising authority under section 16 of the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991. The Foundation is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient according to the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and has DGR1 status

The GYMA Foundation under the umbrella of the Greek Young Matrons’ Association is now dedicating its main fundraising efforts to enable us to make significant contributions to Clinical Research to the Sydney Children’s Hospital and care of Paediatric and Children’s Brain Cancer. 

Our success and the ability to make these significant contributions is only possible through the generous support of its members, donors and sponsors.

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GYMA Association Committee

Kristal Constantin

Miranda Hatziplis
Vice President | Assistant Treasurer | Past President

Helen Penemenos

Evelyn Karevelas
Treasurer | Past President

Rozy Dorizas
Assistant Secretary

Daphne Parras
Assistant Treasurer | Past President

Adriana Paridis
Past President | Honorary Life Member | Membership Officer

Erenie Crones
Assistant Membership Officer

Kath Stell
Past President | Honorary Life Member

Marina Haritos
Past President

Marion Vass
Committee Member

Mary Notaras
Committee Member

Patricia Manolas
Past President

Sophie Bousgas
Past President