𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐞 𝐃𝐑. 𝐒𝐏𝐈𝐑𝐎 𝐌𝐎𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐒 – 𝟏𝟗𝟑𝟑-𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑
Australian Greek Welfare Society (AGWS) co-founder and Hon. Life Member Dr Spiro Moraitis passed away on Thursday 7th, September at the age of 90.
Dr. Moraitis, together with George Papadopoulos and Nick Polites, founded the AGWS (known today as PRONIA) in 1972. The purpose of AGWS was to vigorously assert the rights of immigrants and their children, with an emphasis on improving services in the fields of education, health, social welfare, childcare and the preservation of the Greek language.
Dr. Moraitis left an indelible impact on the Australian Greek community, a lasting legacy that will continue to support future members of the Greek-speaking community.
Dr. Moraitis served as both Chairman and President of AGWS (1972-1979) and served on many sub-committees, including health, education, childcare, aged care, interpreting and language services.
In 2008, Dr. Moraitis was awarded an AO for his continuing services to the Greek community through a range of executive roles with migrant assistance and aged welfare organisations and to medicine as a general practitioner.
In 2022, in recognition of his incredible contribution to the Hellenic Australian Community and cofounder of AGWS, he was awarded the HACCI Excellence Spiro Stamoulis Lifetime Achievement Award.
“Dr. Moraitis’ endless benevolence will continue to inspire all who had the privilege of knowing him. As we mourn his passing, we remain steadfast in continuing Dr. Moraitis’ vision and rich legacy of unwavering commitment to the betterment of the Hellenic Australian community,” stated PRONIA’s President of the Board, Elpis Korosidis.
PRONIA would like to farewell Dr. Spiro Moraitis, a visionary founder and leader and to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to his children Anastasia, Melissa, Harley and Katrine.