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& Entertainment, which owns and operates the Washington
Capitals (NHL), Washington Wizards (NBA), and Washington
Mystics (WNBA); Christina Loukas, College All-American and
U.S. Olympian in Diving; Bob Barnek, College basketball
player; and Paul J. Kaliades, College football and baseball
player.
In addition, the recipients of the Harry Agganis Award and
William Chirgotis Award were announced along with the eight
recipients of AHEPA's scholar-athlete awards. (See Athletics
Section, Page 24.)

HCC Sponsors Amb. Kounalakis Presentation

Top: Past Grand Presidents of the Daughters of
Penelope gather to celebrate the organization's
85th anniversary at the Grand Banquet.
Top Middle: The 2015-16 AHEPA Supreme
Lodge (l-r): Fotis, Joannides, Kalantzis,
Kokotas, Hollister, Gober, Zachariades, Gallis,
Galanis, Kirkiles, Matziorinis, Atsaves, Loucas,
Papadopoulos, Stasios, and Horiates.
Left: Banquet Master of Ceremonies PSP Gulas.

Aroutzidis, London, Ontario; and Lee Millas, Trenton, N.J.
Michael Papaphotes, Brooklyn, N.Y., was elected to the Board
of Auditors.

AHEPA Family Elections
The organizations that comprise the AHEPA Family also
held elections. Connie Pilallis, Boca Raton, Fla., was elected
Daughters of Penelope Grand President; Andreas Christou,
Albany, N.Y., was elected Sons of Pericles Supreme President;
and Deanna Socaris, Albany, N.Y., was elected to a second term
as Maids of Athena Grand President.

AHEPA Athletics Inducts Four to Hall of Fame
Four standouts in athletic competition or the sports industry
were inducted into the AHEPA Hellenic Athletic Hall of Fame.
The Class of 2015 included: Theodore ("Ted") Leonsis, founder,
chairman, majority owner and CEO of Monumental Sports
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As always, the AHEPA
Hellenic Cultural Commission sponsors an event
to enlighten the convention delegates. This year,
the Commission featured
former U.S. Ambassador to
Hungary Eleni Tsakopoulos
Kounalakis, who presented her book, "Madam
Ambassador: Three Years
of Diplomacy, Dinner
Parties, and Democracy in
Budapest" to the attendees. Ambassador Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis
makes her book presentation to the
A thought-provoking and AHEPA family.
stimulating Q&A session
followed. Ambassador Tsakopoulos Kounalakis is the first
Greek American woman appointed U.S. ambassador.
And what visit to San Francisco would be complete without
a cruise on San Francisco Bay? Delegates were hosted aboard
the San Francisco Belle for a glorious buffet dinner and cruise
of the bay, July 1. The evening cruise sailed by Alcatraz Island
and the Golden Gate Bridge. Music filled the night air as did
dancing. A great karaoke contest finished the night with the
entire ship rocking the bay.

Theofanis Economidis Honored at Grand Banquet
AHEPA hosted its 93rd Grand Banquet, the pinnacle event of
the annual Supreme Convention on July 4. The Grand Banquet
serves to honor excellence in the community as well as from
within the AHEPA family of organizations.
This year's principal honoree was Theofanis Economidis,
Los Altos, Calif., who received the 2015 AHEPA Aristotle Award.
Entrepreneur/Philanthropist George Marcus and Supreme
President Frangos presented Mr. Economidis with the award.
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