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AHEPA e-News! - Vol. 10 Issue 21 - Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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AHEPA e-News! - Vol. 10 Issue 21 - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 

 
Civic Responsibility | AHEPA Family Capitol Hill Day Held Today
Today, AHEPA family members from across the United States willparticipate in the annual AHEPA/DOP Capitol Hill Day.  Participants will meet with congressional offices to discuss the AHEPA family's public policy priorities for the 114th Congress.
 
"Our mission, strongly founded on our cultural heritage and our community service programs, guides our legislative agenda," Supreme President John W. Galanis said.  "As such, we have a diverse set of legislative interests, both foreign and domestic, that reflect our mission.  We believe this makes the AHEPA family unique in its approach to Congress."
 
The Hill Day kicks-off with a morning reception that will feature remarks from U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues.  The audience will also hear remarks from U.S. Reps. Dina Titus (D-NV) and Niki Tsongas(D-MA).  
 
The Hill Day also serves as a day to generate interest among U.S. representatives to join the Hellenic Caucus.
 
 
Deadline Extended | AHEPA Journey to Greece Program
AHEPA and Webster University are teaming-up once again to offer college students the opportunity to study abroad in Athens, Greece this summer and earn college credit through the AHEPA Journey to Greece program.  Journey to Greece, a program which has been a fixture in the community for decades, will be held June 23 to July 23, 2016.  The deadline to apply for the 2016 session has been extended to May 31.
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
Hellenic Caucus Membership at 136. Help It Grow.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ACTION ITEM | Help Us Grow the Hellenic Caucus!
Congress has returned to Washington to commence the Second Session of the 114th Congress.  AHEPA asks that you help us to grow the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues to newer heights.  The Hellenic Caucus has been an active, bipartisan group in Congress since its founding in 1995.  It is co-chaired by U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY).
  
Membership in the Hellenic Caucus stands at 136.
REBUILD SAINT NICHOLAS SHRINE CAMPAIGN
 
 
 
THANK YOU!
 
Ahepans tour the Saint Nicholas construction site.
AHEPA is determined to meet its Saint Nicholas Capital Campaign fund raising goal. The administrative year is well underway and donations--large and small--are pouring in for AHEPA's #RebuildStNicholas capital campaign.  
  • NEW! We sincerely thank Chester-Delco Chapter 79, Media, Pa. for its $1,000 donation to the campaign to help rebuild St. Nicholas National Shrine!  Thank you!
Visit our #RebuildStNicholas campaign webpage.
Brothers from Mother Lodge Chapter 1, Atlanta, present their donation to help rebuild St. Nicholas National Shrine.
 
TAKE ACTION
 
Has your district or chapter organized a fundraiser for the campaign to #RebuildStNicholas?  Take action and support AHEPA's campaign today! Please tweet about your fundraising activity by using #RebuildStNicholas to share your work with the broader community!
 
PROJECT UPDATE
 
Thanks to a live webcam, you can watch progress being made with a first-hand look at the site where Saint Nicholas National Shrine will be build.
 
The Ahepan

Check out the spring winter issue of The Ahepan! Share it with family and friends by forwarding this electronic version.
  
Read about how AHEPA and Congress came together in appreciation for a World War II hero, recap AHEPA's participation on a Leadership Mission to Israel, Cyprus and Greece in January, and catch a preview of the 94th Supreme Convention to be held this summer in Las Vegas. Also, check out the latest on how AHEPA chapters give back to the community.
 
Click on the magazine icon to read it today!
Upcoming Events
 
 

May
25 | Capitol Hill Day

June
1 | Deadline for Delegate Reporting Forms to be postmarked
24 | Deadline to Pre-Register for the Supreme Convention
July
 
Greek American News Digest 
 
Eurogroup to disburse 10.3 bln euros in two installments; first in June, say gov't sources ANA-MPA (May 25) BRUSSELS (ANA-MPA/M. Aroni) - The Eurogroup is expected to announce that Greece's next loan installment will total 10.3 billion euros and will be disbursed in two sub-tranches of 7.5 billion in June and 2.8 billion in September, government sources said on Tuesday, as a Eurogroup meeting discussing the country's program review and debt issue got underway in Brussels.  read more
 
 
Greece pushes fresh austerity drive through parliament The Guardian (May 22) The Greek parliament has approved a fresh round of austerity incorporating €1.8bn (£1.3bn) in tax increases - widely regarded as the most punitive yet - amid hopes the move will lead to much-needed debt relief when eurozone finance ministers meet this week.  Alexis Tsipras, the prime minister, mustered the support of 152 of his 153 deputies on Sunday to vote through policies that many have previously rejected.  Addressing the 300-seat house during the heated three-day debate that preceded the ballot, Giorgos Dimaras, an MP in Tsipras's leftwing party, said he was appalled at being forced to support measures he had spent a lifetime opposing.  read more
 
Greece says to begin evacuating migrants camped at border within days Reuters (May 22) Greece will begin in the coming days to evacuate a makeshift camp on its northern border...where thousands of migrants and refugees have been stranded in dire conditions for months, the government said on Monday.  The sprawling camp in a field near the Greek town of Idomeni sprang up in February after border shutdowns across the Balkans left the people stranded there. They had mostly been heading for Germany and other wealthier northern European countries.  The migrants, mostly from conflict zones in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, have refused to move despite having to sleep in the open in very difficult conditions...They have largely ignored appeals by Greek authorities to move to organized camps set up around Greece.  read more 
 
 
Cyprus parliamentary vote puts far-right in parliament Ekathimerini(May 22) Cyprus's ruling conservatives took the lead in Sunday's general election, results showed, while a far-right party won its first seats in the legislature amid voter disillusionment after a 2013 financial meltdown.  With the voting tally at 100 percent, and an unprecedentedly high abstention rate, the right-wing Democratic Rally party was ahead with 30.6 percent of the vote followed by Communist AKEL with 25.6 percent.  Compared to the previous elections of 2011, those two main parties on the Cypriot political scene suffered setbacks. AKEL's Communists lost up to seven percentage points while Democratic Rally lost 3.7 percentage points.  read more 
 
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Understanding Genocide and Our Remembrance as GreeksPappas Post (May 22) Last week Pontian Greeks throughout the world justifiably recognized a tragic day in their history that has come to be known as the Pontian Genocide.  I wrote about the anniversary, obscure to most people around me who are not well-versed in Greek history and even had to repeatedly change my auto-correct on my computer, which insisted on changing the word Pontian to pontiac.  This anniversary was followed by another recognition of yet another genocide of Greeks- officially commemorated on April 6 and recalling the tragic events targeting the Greeks of Eastern Thrace- the region known today as European Turkey or the lands just west of present-day Istanbul.  read more 
 
 
Chick-fil-A Inc. names Tim Tassopoulos president and COOAtlanta Business Journal (May 20) The new president and chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A Inc. ­- Tim Tassopoulos - is as much a part of the chain's family that one can be without being related by blood.He was only 17 in 1977 when he first started working as an hourly employee for a Chick-fil-A store at North DeKalb Mall. He applied there as a back-up when applying for a job at Rich's and decided to have lunch at his favorite restaurant.  "It's been a 39-year back-up," Tassopoulos said in an interview Friday after being named as only the fourth president in the chain's history. "I got bit by the Chick-fil-A bug."  read more 
   

Alexi Pappas Veers Far From Her Lane New York Times (May 23) Alexi Pappas's hair bun, wound as tightly as a coach's stopwatch, slowly unraveled as she quickly completed her workout, tendrils snaking down the nape of her neck as on some Medusa figure.  As Pappas trotted over to the Hayward Field railing, winded and sweat-soaked, to retrieve her spike bag and swig from a Nalgene bottle after completing postrace interval work, minions awaited.  Teenage runners - some in buns of their own, others sporting ponytails - descended to seek selfies or autographs or just get a word and a smile from Pappas, a professional distance runner whose free-spirited persona off the track, perhaps more than her performances on it, has made her something of a cult figure in the insular world of track and field.  read more 
 
 
First mass in 93 years held in İzmir's historic Greek ChurchHurriyet Daily News (May 11) The Agios Konstantinos Greek Church in the western province of İzmir has reopened following renovations and held a mass for first time in 93 years, with the participation of the Fener GreekPatriarchate. The historic church, dating back to the 19th century, located on Mermerli Street in the Menemen district in İzmir, was renovated by the Menemen municipality. Fener Greek Patriarchate Bartholomew and Menemen Mayor Tahir Şahin reopened the church with a ceremony where they threw white doves and planted an olive tree in the garden as symbols of peace.  read more 
   
 
The Greek Jewish Festival! Jewcy (May 19) While Greek Jews suffered greatly in the Holocaust (about four-fifths of the population perished), American Jews seem to forget that there are plenty of Greek Jews among us today. They are either descendants of survivors or those who emigrated before the war (hello, Hank Azaria).  Kehila Kedosha Janina, is over a century old, and its current building, which contains a small museum, is almost 90. Sunday's festival centers on the synagogue at 280 Broome Street on the Lower East Side, and takes over the street.  read more  

 

 
From Heraklion, Greece to CERN to California Institute of Technology - Caltech, this young Cretan scientist is truly a phenomenon!
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From Heraklion, Greece to CERN to California Institute of Technology - Caltech, this young Cretan scientist is truly a phenomenon!

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After working in the area of radio frequency linear particle accelerators at CERN, Switzerland, Georgia Papadakis joined the department of Applied Physics in Caltech in 2012 and Professor Atwater’s lab.

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Georgia’s research pertains to modeling and experimental characterization of optical metamaterials. She is investigating inverse-problem methods for retrieving metamaterials electromagnetic parameters, and at the same time works on tunable metamaterials and phenomena arising from active tuning of their optical response, such as tunable high/low permittivity metamaterials, applicable to imaging/sensing applications and simple quantum operations.

 

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Congratulations to Greek-American Professor Lydia Kavraki, the Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Bioengineering at Rice University, who received the 2016 Presidential Award for Mentoring!
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Τετάρτη, 11 Μάιος 2016 19:06

Congratulations to Greek-American Professor Lydia Kavraki, the Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Bioengineering at Rice University, who received the 2016 Presidential Award for Mentoring!

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This award is given to a university faculty member who demonstrates strong commitment to mentoring graduate or undergraduate students. Professor Kavraki was born and raised in Greece where she graduated from the University of Crete. She then traveled to the United States to complete her Ph.D. at Stanford University. She began teaching at Rice in 1997.

"I'm fortunate that I've had this position, that I've had varied experiences that enabled me to reach this point," she said. "I think it is very important to mentor students while you teach. Mentoring and teaching are not separate activities, it is one thing. And I enjoy it, I like it. I think I can make a difference for some people."

http://www.cs.rice.edu/news/2016/lydia-kavraki-wins-2016-presidential-award-for-mentoring/

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28 Μαΐου 2016 – Συρτάκι για το Βιβλίο των Ρεκορ που ετοιμάζεται από την Ελληνική Κοινότητα της Ρουμανίας. Κωνστάντσα – Η ΠΡΩΤΕΥΟΥΣΑ της Ευρωπαϊκής πολυπολιτισμικότητας !
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Τρίτη, 10 Μάιος 2016 08:05

28 Μαΐου 2016 – Συρτάκι για το Βιβλίο των Ρεκορ που ετοιμάζεται από την Ελληνική Κοινότητα της Ρουμανίας. Κωνστάντσα – Η ΠΡΩΤΕΥΟΥΣΑ της Ευρωπαϊκής πολυπολιτισμικότητας ! 

....της Daniela Popescu

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Οι Έλληνες από Ρουμανία αποδεικνύουν ακόμα μια φορά ότι , είναι προσκολλημένοι πνευματικά στο λαό με τον οποίο αποφάσισαν να ενώσουν τη μοίρα τους.

Τι μπορούμε να πούμε για τους Έλληνες όταν τους βλέπουμε στο πλαίσιο μιας χώρας όπως η Ρουμανία ;

Οι Έλληνες ήταν ακόμη από τους αρχαία χρόνια αυτοί που έβαλαν τη βάση μιας μοντέρνας ιστορίας , αυτοί που υποστήριξαν την πρόοδο με όλες τις κατευθυντήριες αρχές μιας αναπτυγμένης κοινωνία στο διάβα των ετών , ίσως επικρατέστερη στη περιοχή της Μαύρης Θάλασσας. Και είναι φυσιολογικό , έχοντας υπόψη το γεγονός ότι η θάλασσα είναι αναπόσπαστο μέρος του ΔΝΑ των Ελλήνων και εδώ αναφέρουμε η αρχαία Τόμις ή οι πόλεις των ημερών μας , Σουλίνα , Κωνστάντσα , Γαλάτσι και Μπραήλα, άλλα δεν μπορούμε να αποκλείουμε το σημαντικό γεγονός ότι η Ελληνική Επανάσταση ξεκίνησε από Ρουμανία , και το χυμένο αίμα ήταν τόσο των Ελλήνων όσο και των Ρουμάνων.

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Τόμις , η σημερινή Κωνστάντσα , που ιδρύθηκε από τους Έλληνες εποίκους Ιονικής καταγωγής , στο δεύτερο μισό του έκτου αιώνα προ Χριστού , έγινε επίσημα στο δεύτερο αιώνα μετά Χριστού , η πρωτεύουσα του Πόντου.

 

Πρέπει να επισημάνουμε ότι οι Έλληνες εποίκοι βρήκαν εδώ ένα πολυπληθέστερο λαό Γέτο-Δακών , με τους οποίους έκαναν εμπόριο , και ο πληθυσμός αυτός συνέβαλε σημαντικά στην οικονομική ζωή της πόλης, ασκώντας επιρροή στη ζωή των νεοφερμένων ακόμα και στην έκφραση της Ελληνικής Γλώσσας με τοπικά γλωσσικά στοιχεία.

Επιστρέφοντας στις ημέρες μας, βλέπουμε ότι οι Έλληνες στη Ρουμανία έχουν μια εξαιρετική πρωτοβουλία : να δείχνουν ότι η πατρίδα της ψυχής τους, η Ελλάδα, μπορεί να τιμηθεί από οποιαδήποτε χώρα και να βρίσκονται.

Στο σημερινό πλαίσιο όπου η Ευρώπη έρχεται αντιμέτωπη με βομβιστικές ενέργειες, με αποτρόπαιες εκδηλώσεις απέναντι στις θρησκείες του κάθε είδους, με μίσος απέναντι σε φυλές και πολιτισμούς, εδώ στη Κωνστάντσα – Ρουμανία γεννήθηκε μια ιδέα ομαλότητας: αυτή της ενότητας μέσω χορού και το να αποδείξουμε σε ολόκληρο τον κόσμου ότι το φυσιολογικό είναι ακόμα παρόν.

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Ο Αντών Αντωνιάδης , ο πρόεδρος της Κοινότητας Ελπίς από τη Κωνστάντσα και αντιπρόεδρος της Ελληνικής Ένωσης της Ρουμανίας , ανοίγει ένα νέο κεφαλαίο στο πλαίσιο της ‘ειρήνης’ με την ιδέα διοργάνωσης στη Κωνστάντσα μιας προσπάθειας κατάρριψης ρεκόρ του Βιβλίου Γκίνες για έναν συγχρονισμένο χορό μιας Ελληνικής μελωδίας.

Είναι ένα μήνυμα προς όλη την Ευρώπη και ολόκληρο τον κόσμο : Στη Ρουμανία η ομαλότητα δεν μεταβάλλεται από εξτρεμισμό όποιας φύσης και να είναι αυτό … σεξουαλικό , θρησκευτικό , εθνικό , πολιτικό … κ.τ.λ. Ο κύριος Αντωνιάδης έχει ως στόχο να ενώνει με τον ίδιο χόρο και με το ίδιο χαμόγελο που μας φέρνουν οι ρυθμοί του Συρτάκι , τον κάθε Ρουμάνο, Έλληνα , Τούρκος ,κ.τ.λ., κάθε εθνικότητα, όλους τους πολιτικούς απογυμνωμένοι από το πολιτικό τους χρώμα , κάθε αλλόθρησκος , για μια χειραψία , αν και αυτή θα διαρκέσει 5 λεπτά όσο και ο χορός .

Η ιδέα υιοθετήθηκε αμέσως από την Ελληνική Ένωση της Ρουμανίας , της όποιας ο πρόεδρος Ντράγος Ζισόπολο δήλωσε πολύ ευχαριστημένος , λέει ο κύριος Αντών Αντωνιάδης , αλλά και από όλες τις Ελληνικές Κοινότητες της Ρουμανίας , και ακόμα περισσότερο από όλες τις εθνικές κοινότητες οι οποίες ζουν στη περιοχή της Ντόμπροτζεα , άλλα και σε όλη τη Ρουμανία.

Δήλωσαν συμμετοχή άνθρωποι από όλες τις γωνιές του κόσμου , από τη Ιαπωνία μέχρι την Αυστραλία , ίσως αυτή η εκδήλωση περάσει ένα μήνυμα ειρήνης αλλά και ομορφιάς που προσφέρεται από τον Ελληνικό χορό και τραγούδι.

Έχοντας ειπωθεί όλα αυτά , ξεκίνησαν οι οργανωτικές προετοιμασίες , υπογραφήκαν τα έγγραφα με το Βιβλίο Γκίνες και ορίστηκε ως ημερομηνία του γεγονότος η 28 Μαΐου 2016 .

Η επιλεγμένη τοποθεσία δεν είναι τυχαία , στην ακτή της Μαύρης Θάλασσας , στη παραλία Μοντέρν στη Κωνστάντσα , ως ενθύμηση τόσο της αγάπης των Ελλήνων για την Θάλασσα όσο και τον σχετικισμό με την ταινία Ζορμπάς ο Έλληνας .

Η εκδήλωση θα ξεκινήσει από τη παραλία του Καζίνου Κωνστάντσα με μια παρέλαση παραδοσιακών και εθνικών στολών όλων των εθνών που συμμετέχουν, θα συνεχίσει και θα περάσει με υπερηφάνεια από το τουριστικό λιμάνι Τόμις και θα καταλήξει στην τοποθεσία οπού θα λάβει χώρο η εκδήλωση κατ’ αυτή , στη παραλία Μοντέρν.

Σε αυτή την παραλία όπου ο κύριος Αντωνιάδης ελπίζει να συγκεντρώσει 5615 ανθρώπους για να καταρρίψουν το ρεκόρ του Βόλου το 2012 , άνθρωποι οι οποίοι ήδη μαθαίνουν και ξέρουν τα βήματα και το χορό , θα λάβει χώρο αυτό το γεγονός κάτω από την αιγίδα και κάτω από την επιτήρηση των διαιτητών του Βιβλίο Γκίνες , όπου οι συμμετέχοντες θα χαρούν όχι μόνο επειδή θα έχουν καταρρίψει ένα παγκόσμιο ρεκόρ , άλλα και επειδή θα έχουν αποδείξει σε έναν ολόκληρο κόσμο , κυριολεκτικά , ότι εδώ στο έδαφος της Ρουμανίας ,οι εγωισμοί , οι πολέμοι ή οι νοοτροπίες κάθε είδους μπορούν να ‘υποτάσσονται’ με χορό και καλή διάθεση.

Μετά από την εκδήλωση , έτσι όπως συνηθίζεται τόσο στους Έλληνες όσο και στους Ρουμάνους , θα λάβει χώρο μια γιορτή με Ελληνική μουσική για να γιορταστεί έτσι όπως πρέπει μια νίκη.

Με λίγα λόγια , μπορεί να ειπωθεί ότι στη Ρουμανία γίνεται να νικηθούν τα αρνητικά στοιχεία του εξτρεμισμού , του αρνητισμού και πάνω από όλα , η οποιαδήποτε εθνικότητα , ανεξάρτητα των πεποιθήσεων , μπορεί να ζει με ειρήνη και αρμονία , και όλα αυτά με κάτι πολύ απλό , δηλαδή με χορό , μουσική , καλή διάθεση και κατανόηση .

Μπορούμε να πούμε ότι βλέπουμε ακόμα μια περίπτωση πρωτοβουλίας των πολιτών που βασίζεται μόνο στην ηθική και όχι σε πολιτική και όπου περιμένουμε όλους όσους αγαπάνε την ομαλότητα και έχουν ένα θετικό τρόπο σκέψης για την πατρίδα στην οποία ζουν ή την οποία έχουν στην καρδιά τους !

Έτσι , η Ελληνική Κοινότητα της Ρουμανία προσκαλεί όλους όσους αγαπάνε την Ελληνική μουσική να πάρουν μέρος σε αυτό το ανεπανάληπτο γεγονός στη Ρουμανία στις 28 Μαΐου 2016 , μαζί σε ένα χορό της φιλίας, της εμπιστοσύνης και της ελπίδας : ΣΥΡΤΑΚΙ για το Βιβλίο των Ρεκόρ !  

 
AHEPA e-News! - Vol. 10 Issue 18 - Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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AHEPA e-News! - Vol. 10 Issue 18 - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 

 
AHEPA Family to Embark on Annual Leadership Excursion
Supreme President John W. Galanis will lead the annual AHEPA FamilyLeadership Excursion to Greece, Cyprus, the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and Israel, May 5 to 18, 2016.  

The delegation will meet with the American ambassadors to Greece and to Cyprus, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the U.S. consul general to Istanbul, high-level Greek and Cypriot government officials, and will visit the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.  The leadership will also take a day trip to Lesvos to meet with local government officials and a representative from an NGO who are responding to the refugee crisis on the island. 
May is Older Americans Month!
Did You Know? AHEPA, through the AHEPA National Housing Corp., is one of the largest providers of affordable housing for the elderly in the United States through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 202 Program for the Elderly. AHEPA's Housing Program has nearly 4,900 units at 92 senior apartment communities, spanning 22 states.
  • To learn more about AHEPA's Housing Program: Click Here
 
Deadline Extended | AHEPA Journey to Greece Program
AHEPA and Webster University are teaming-up once again to offer college students the opportunity to study abroad in Athens, Greece this summer and earn college credit through the AHEPA Journey to Greece program.  Journey to Greece, a program which has been a fixture in the community for decades, will be held June 23 to July 23, 2016.  The deadline to apply for the 2016 session has been extended to May 31.
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
Hellenic Caucus Membership at 136. Help It Grow.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ACTION ITEM | Help Us Grow the Hellenic Caucus!
Congress has returned to Washington to commence the Second Session of the 114th Congress.  AHEPA asks that you help us to grow the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues to newer heights.  The Hellenic Caucus has been an active, bipartisan group in Congress since its founding in 1995.  It is co-chaired by U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY).
  
Membership in the Hellenic Caucus stands at 136.
 
 
 
Save the Date! | 2016 AHEPA Family Capitol Hill Day
 
Wednesday, May 25 
Capitol Hill Day Kick-off Reception
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Cannon House Office Building - Room 340
 
Meetings with Your Legislators 
and their Staffs Will Follow
 
Educate Your Legislators about  
Issues of Importance  
to the  
American
 
Hellenic Community!
 
Help Build the Hellenic Caucus
 
Walk the Halls of Congress with Fellow Advocates from
Across the U.S.
 
Make Plans to Attend Today!
 
RSVP: 
 Friday, May 6, 2016 
 
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REBUILD SAINT NICHOLAS SHRINE CAMPAIGN
 
 
 
THANK YOU!
 
Ahepans tour the Saint Nicholas construction site.
AHEPA is determined to meet its Saint Nicholas Capital Campaign fund raising goal. The administrative year is well underway and donations--large and small--are pouring in for AHEPA's #RebuildStNicholas capital campaign.  
  • NEW! We sincerely thank Chapter 43, Milwaukee for its$2,000 donation to the campaign and Alpha-Bloomfield Chapter 40, Detroit, for its $1,000 donation!  Chapter 43 is home to Supreme President John W. Galanis. Thank you!
Visit our #RebuildStNicholas campaign webpage.
 
TAKE ACTION
 
Has your district or chapter organized a fundraiser for the campaign to #RebuildStNicholas?  Take action and support AHEPA's campaign today! Please tweet about your fundraising activity by using #RebuildStNicholas to share your work with the broader community!
 
PROJECT UPDATE
 
Thanks to a live webcam, you can watch progress being made with a first-hand look at the site where Saint Nicholas National Shrine will be build.
 
The Ahepan

NEW!  Get an advance peek at the spring winter issue of The Ahepan! Share it with family and friends by forwarding this electronic version.
  
Read about how AHEPA and Congress came together in appreciation for a World War II hero, recap AHEPA's participation on a Leadership Mission to Israel, Cyprus and Greece in January, and catch a preview of the 94th Supreme Convention to be held this summer in Las Vegas. Also, check out the latest on how AHEPA chapters give back to the community.
 
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Summer 2016 Deadline: May 13, 2016
Upcoming Events
 
 

May
5 - 18 | AHEPA Family Leadership Excursion
25 | Capitol Hill Day
 
July
 
Greek American News Digest 
 
  
 
New Eurogroup Greece meeting within next two weeks: Dijsselbloem  AFP (Apr. 27) Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Wednesday said the next meeting of eurozone finance ministers to discuss debt-crippled Greece could take place within the next two weeks.  "I don't have a deadline. I know that there is a sense of urgency we all share. So, we have to see whether it can be next week or ultimately the week after," Dijsselbloem said at a press conference in Paris.  The comments came after a mooted Thursday meeting of the Eurogroup was cancelled to give Greece's creditors more time to decide next steps for the country's massive bailout.  "We need more time to work with the institutions and the Greek government," Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister, added at Wednesday's press conference alongside his French counterpart Michel Sapin.  read more 
 
 
Refugees, migrants reach 54,142 in Greece on MondayEkathimerini (May 2) The number of identified refugees and migrants across Greece reached 54,142 on Monday, the ANA-MPA news agency reported. The figures were released by Greece's Central Coordinating Body for the Management of Migration.  According to the coordinating body, 8,150 refugees and migrants were staying on the Greek islands - including 64 people who had arrived over the last 24 hours - while 14,449 were located in areas across Attica.  About 2,135 refugees and migrants were located at Piraeus harbor, while 2,880 people were being hosted in a shelter in Skaramagas, west of Athens. Refugees and migrants in central Greece reached 1,928 on Monday, while those located in southern Greece came to 338.  read more 
 
 
Turkish overflights in Aegean continue  Ekathimerini (Apr. 30) Turkish overflights in the Aegean continued on Friday, when a fighter jet encroached on Greek air space 19 times, according to military officials in Athens.  All the violations were carried out by a single CN-235 aircraft, which flew over the islands of Oinousses and Panagia.  read more
 
 
Foreign ministry calls on Turkey to protect Christian churches in Istanbul ANA-MPA (Apr. 28) The Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that it has been informed about cases of provocative acts in Christian churches in Istanbul.  "In view of the Easter holidays, we expect the Turkish authorities to honor their relevant commitments and take all necessary measures to protect the Christian churches and ensure that the faithful can participate unhindered in the religious events of these days," the Foreign ministry said in an announcement.  read more 
 
 
War Music: An Account of Homer's Iliad by Christopher Logue review - a life's work The Guardian (Apr. 29) Christopher Logue began writing his version of the Iliad in 1959, after a BBC producer commissioned him to translate a section of it for radio. Logue demurred initially on the very reasonable grounds that he didn't know a word of Greek, but the producer - Donald Carne-Ross - wasn't having any of it. He advised Logue instead to go away and "read translations by those who did. Follow the story." Logue gave it a go, and the result - a bright and bold rendering of Achilles' fight with the river Scamander - sowed the seed of what was to blossom over the decades into the centrepiece of Logue's working life; his ultimate creative endeavour. He continued to follow the story, on and off, for the next 40-odd years, bringing out sections of the poem at semi-regular intervals - the last of which, Cold Calls, bagged him the Whitbread in 2005. At that point, sadly, illness overtook him. He died in 2011 at the age of 85, leaving his project incomplete.  read more 
 
  
 
How Asimina Arvanitaki will explain the universe Macleans (Apr. 28) Asimina Arvanitaki wants to explain the universe. The Greek-born theoretical physicist's goal will be a lot easier after today, now that she's received an $8-million research chair at the Perimeter Institute. Arvanitaki was named the inaugural Stavros Niarchos Foundation Aristarchus Chair in Theoretical Physics at the Waterloo, Ont.-based centre. She'll spend her five-year term, jointly funded by the Perimeter Institute and the Greek-based Stavros Niarchos Foundation, furthering her own cutting-edge work and contributing to education and training for young people in Greece. Arvanitaki is a young superstar, on the cutting edge of research in supersymmetry, dark matter, and extra dimensions. She's also the first female research chair at the Perimeter Institute and, after today, one of the best-funded academics in Canada.  read more  
 
Mycenaean Era Tombs Found in Southern Greece Greek Reporter Greece (May 2) Tombs dating back to the Mycenaean period 1600-1100 BC were found at the town of Kiveri in the Argolis region, in southern Greece. read more

 

 


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