AHEPA Pres to Visit Cyprus, Greece

Excursion Aimed to Plan Agenda for Administrative Year;
To Re-establish Journey to Greece Program

Who: The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), the largest and oldest grassroots association of American citizens of Greek heritage, led by Supreme President Gus J. James, II. Basil N. Mossaidis, AHEPA Executive Director, will accompany him

When: Dates in Cyprus: Sunday, Oct. 23 to Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005

Dates in Athens: Wednesday, Oct. 26 to Friday, Oct. 28, 2005

Dates in Thessaloniki: Friday, Oct. 28

Why: The purpose of the visitation is to demonstrate AHEPA's continued support and commitment to all issues and initiatives affecting Hellenes. A May 4, 2006 banquet is planned in Athens in honor of Greece.

Key Meetings:

Monday, October 24 - Cyprus

8:30AM Deputy Chief of Mission, American Embassy, Jane Zimmerman

NOON Foreign Minister George Iacovou

Tuesday, October 25

5PM President Tassos Papadopoulos

Wednesday, October 26 - Athens

11AM President of Parliament Anna Psarouda-Benaki

NOON Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis

Thursday, October 27

11AM American Ambassador to Greece Charles P. Ries

1PM Peter Wilkins, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for

Institutional Advancement University of


To Re-establish AHEPA "Journey to Greece Program" in cooperation with the University

(Posted October 2005)

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.

HCS maintains an extensive archives of AHEPA articles and press releases which readers are invited to browse under the AHEPA Family Releases section of the site archives at http://www.helleniccomserve.com/contents.html.

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