With the initiative of Leonas Baltrunas, a meeting with the Lithuanian Community was held in Melbourne on 19th February 1950 with the view of starting up a sporting club. The elected committee members were President, Juozas Makulis; Secretary, Angele Staugaityte & Jurgis Zalkauskas; Treasurer, Vincas Lazauskas; and Leonas Baltrunas.
The first Svente, which comprised of basketball only, was held here in Melbourne on 8th & 9th July, 1950 with Varpas being the winner. The first Rinktine game was against the Victorian State Team which we won 61-44.
Today Varpas currently runs two mens basketball teams and a mixed volleyball team throughout the year. The 66 Sporto Svente will see over 20 junior Varpas players rise up.
The Varpas Committee is proud to host the 66th Sporto Svente in Melbourne in 2016.
The current elected committee is:
President - Zita Sukys
V. President - Linas Kasperiunas
Secretary - Andy Masanauskas
Treasurer - Justinas Rutkauskas
V. Treasurer - Kestas Strungys
General Member - Bronius Zumeris
General Member - Alice Ellicott
General Member - Ginta Statkus
General Member - Alisa Balnionis