Governor George

July 31, 2020 by J-Wire Staff
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During Hakoah’s AGM, president Steven Lowy announced that long-term board member and currently the vice-president of the club George Farkas has been appointed a Governor of The Hakoah Club.

George Farkas

In his address, Steven Lowy said: “The Constitution has created the uniquely honoured position of Governor of the Club, reserved for current or former Directors who have given outstanding service over many years.  The current Governors are our Life Governor, Sir Frank Lowy, Andrew Kemeny, Phill Wolanski and Phil Filler.  I am delighted to announce that recently the Governors have unanimously appointed our Immediate Past President and current Vice President, George Farkas, as an additional Governor.  Congratulations George.

George has had a long association with Hakoah, having been asked by my Dad to serve as Honorary Secretary and a board member at the age of 24, which he did for 10 years at the time of the building of the Hall St club building.

He was again elected to the Board in 2011 and was President from 2014 to 2019 and is currently Vice President.

Personally, I have worked with George on the Development Sub-Committee for more than 5 years and as a fellow Director for just over a year.   There is no way we would be in the position we are now, as a Club, without the enormous effort, expertise and dedication of George.   He has his own unique style but there is no-one else I would want with me in the trenches more than George.   Mazel Tov George.”

70-yr-old George Farkas attended 130 Hakoah-related meetings in 2014/15, and a further 71 in each of the successive years.

He told J-Wire: “I am very honoured that the other Governors thought it appropriate to appoint me.

I am excited to be involved in the development of Hakoah at White City which will be truly transformational for our community and provide the community with a much-needed hub to which all can belong, with its sporting, recreational, social and cultural activities.”

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