SJU Greek Club Held 2nd Annual 
Breast Cancer Benefit Dance

by Catherine Tsounis

The holiday season is a time to give and not to receive. The St. John's University Greek club held their 2nd Annual Dinner Dance on Sunday, Nov. 19th, in Ricardo's By The Bridge, at 21-03 24th Ave. in Astoria, New York. All proceeds were donated to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Breast Cancer Department. A D.J., excellent food and a raffle made the evening enjoyable. Koula Sopasis of Greek Radio 365 was an honored guest.
"Community service is part of our college experience at St. John's," said Greek Club President Irene Zouroudis. "Our society is involved in philanthropic causes, besides having fun." The SJU Greek Club was responsible for the fabulous success of the St. John's University Second Annual Evening of Greek Cuisine and Culture on October 13, 2006 that attracted 300 persons. Their hard work, organization skills contributed to a remarkable evening.

(Photo at right: Haroula Scoufaras, Julie Kourkoumelis and sister with Tony Katsigiannis enjoying the evening.)

Currently, the SJU Greek Club is co-sponsoring, with the Pan-Arcadian Association "Geros Tou Morea" chapter and the SJU Modern Greek Language and Literature Program, the Third Annual Greek Independence Day Cultural Event on Thursday evening, February 22, 2007 at 7 p.m. The theme is "The Olympic Spirit in Gymnastics." Master Antonis Loupakis, a unique Olympic Gold medalist from a family of Olympic stars, will present an exciting gymnastic program from his renown Academy. The admission is free. For more information, call the SJU Department of Languages and Literatures at 718 990-6314 or email

Paulos Malonoukos (right) with friends and family.

(Posting date 08 December 2006

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