AHEPA Commends U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Selected to Head Committee
on International Relations

Washington, D.C. - Statement by AHEPA Supreme President Gus J. James, II, about the selection of US House of Representative Ilena Ros-Lehtinen (FL) as a new Ranking Member for the House of Representatives Committee on International Relations for the 110th Congress:

"We applaud the selection of Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen to her new position as Ranking Member on the Committee on International Relations. She has been an excellent proponent for Greek-American issues over the years and we are looking forward to working with her in the upcoming 110th Congress.”

The mission of the AHEPA family is to promote the ideals of Hellenism, education, philanthropy, civic responsibility and family and individual excellence.

The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) is the largest and oldest American-based, Greek heritage grassroots membership organization. Its scope is international with chapters in the United States, Canada, Greece, and Cyprus, and "sister" chapters in Australia and New Zealand under the auspices of AHEPA Australasia. AHEPA was founded on July 26, 1922 in response to the evils of bigotry and racism that emerged in early 20th century American society. It also helped Greek immigrants assimilate into society. Today, AHEPA brings the ideals of ancient Greece, which includes philanthropy, education, civic responsibility, and family and individual excellence to the community. The AHEPA family consists of four organizations: AHEPA, Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles and Maids of Athena. For more information about the organization or how to join, contact AHEPA Headquarters (202-232-6300) or visit the organization's newly redesigned website at http://www.ahepa.org.

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