Steven Lowy takes over the reins at Hakoah

March 13, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Steven Lowy has been elected as president of Sydney’s Hakoah Club 12 years since the former club which had been presided over by his father Sir Frank Lowy was sold to developers.

Steven Lowy

The club has now been relocated from Bondi to Rushcutters Bay in the former White City tennis club. Extensive plans are underway to redevelop the site

His election was part of a wider renewal of the board which is being expanded from seven to nine members, with four existing directors remaining and five new directors being elected or appointed. The previous president George Farkas has been elected vice-president.

George Farkas said: “The new board members, led by Steven Lowy, are all widely respected individuals within the community and beyond and bring specific skills in communal leadership and engagement, business and finance, fundraising, marketing, communications and events necessary to embark on such a transformational project for the community,” Mr Farkas said.

Steven Lowy said his family have had a deep and long-standing involvement with Hakoah over many decades and that he put his name forward for President because he believes this project to be of major importance to the future of the community and is keen to work with a committed and experienced board, other communal organisations and, of course, the wider community to gain support for this ambitious project.

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Mr Lowy paid tribute to previous board members, and specifically to retiring President George Farkas for his untiring efforts on the club’s behalf in getting it to its current position and looked forward to working closely with him on the board.

“It’s also important to recognise the role of a Governor of the club, Phillip Wolanski, and Allen Linz, who as co-chairs of the Development Sub- Committee for the past few years have played a pivotal role in bringing the plans for the new club to this advanced stage,” he said.

The project currently has Stage 1 Masterplan approval and modifications to this approval have recently been lodged. It is expected the detailed development application will be lodged in the near future and it is hoped approval will be received by the end of this year.

“The community is significantly under-served by the types of social, cultural, sporting and recreational facilities that are being proposed and we are confident the project will produce an asset the entire community will be proud of,” he said.

The new board comprises:

Steven Lowy – President George Farkas – Vice President Kevin Wunsh – Treasurer Yvonne Coburn

Greg Einfeld
Phil Green
Ali Linz
Lance Rosenberg Danny Yezerski

Simon Wilkenfeld, Phil Opit and Daniella Freed retired from the board and new board members are Steven Lowy, Ali Linz, Lance Rosenberg, Phil Green and Danny Yezerski.

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