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Ceremonies.
Executive Director
Basil N. Mossaidis
welcomed the
audience. The
banquet program
featured speakers who expressed their thanks to
AHEPA for its assistance and effectiveness as an
organization during its 95 years.
The audience received inspirational remarks
from His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios,
Geron of America, who conveyed the love and
prayers of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch
Bartholomew I. His Eminence also updated the
audience about the rebuilding of Saint Nicholas
National Shrine and Greek Orthodox Church at
World Trade Center. His Eminence added the
AHEPA family is a "special gift," and he gave
thanks for the organization's founders, its middle
generation, and its new generation.
Congressman Bilirakis, co-chair, Congressional
Hellenic Caucus and the Congressional Hellenic
Israeli Alliance; and
Ambassador of the
Republic of Cyprus to the
United States Leonidas
Pantelides, each offered
timely speeches.
The ambassador
conveyed greetings
from President Nicos
Anastasiades and touched
upon Cyprus' deepening
partnership with the
United States. Ambassador Pantelides also
expressed his government's belief that resilience,
and a determination to succeed, are imperative to
finding a Cyprus solution.
In a post-convention statement, Rep. Bilirakis
said, "AHEPA's mission to promote Hellenism,
education, philanthropy, civic responsibility,
family, and individual excellence has set the
standard for ethnic organizations and has helped
Greek Americans become one of the most
successful ethnic groups in the United States. I
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am proud to
work with
AHEPA to
strengthen
relations
with Greece,
secure
religious
freedom and
protection
for the
Ecumenical Patriarchate, and promote solutions
to the Cyprus and 'Macedonia.'"
AHEPA Australasia National President Peter
Yiannoudes delivered a special greeting to the
audience from the Brothers and Sisters "Down
Under." 
In addition, AHEPA family leaders offered
farewell remarks as their terms in office came to
close. They included: Supreme President Andrew
C. Zachariades, Daughters of Penelope Grand
President Jan Spanos, Sons of Pericles Supreme
President Nick Apostolou, and Maids of Athena
Grand President Tria Charnas.

Grants, Donations Announced;
Ahepans Receive Accolades
Chairman of the AHEPA-Saint Nicholas
Capital Campaign Nicholas A. Karacostas, PSP,
announced AHEPA is $160,000 shy from reaching
its $1 million goal to help rebuild Saint Nicholas
National Shrine and Greek Orthodox Church
at World Trade Center. Thousands of dollars in
donations were presented by AHEPA districts
and chapters to Chairman Karacostas, Supreme
President Zachariades, and Archbishop Demetrios
for the capital campaign.
During the evening, tens of thousands of dollars
in grants or donations were announced by
AHEPA family entities to worthy causes, including
by the AHEPA National Housing Corporation
and its president, Angelo Kostarides. The Maids
of Athena announced a $10,000 donation to
the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a

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