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AHEPA presented Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis and
President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades each with the
AHEPA Socrates Award. They are pictured with then-Supreme President
George G. Horiates and Chairman of the Board Nicholas A. Karacostas,
PSP.
In her remarks, President Sakellaropoulou reflected on
AHEPA's near 100-year history.
" During all this time, it has grown astoundingly, becoming
a role model, both within American society and beyond, with
remarkable community service through inspirational projects,
while never forgetting the motherland, " she said.
Also that evening, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural
Center served as a beautiful venue for an " AHEPA Greek Night "
event. Supreme Treasurer Savas Tsivikos emceed the event's
short program that included several award presentations.
AHEPA recognized the governor of the Region of Attica,
George Patoulis, for his contributions to helping make the event
held at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation a memorable success.
AHEPA also presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to
Ahepan Craig Clawson of Omaha, Nebraska, who serves as the
organization's chairman of the Board of Auditors. It is a position
in which Clawson has served selflessly for decades, which also
has included assistance to the Daughters of Penelope. The honor
moved Clawson.
Celebrations to commemorate the 99th anniversary of AHEPA
were held at another unique venue, the Greek War Museum on
the date of AHEPA's establishment in 1922, July 26. There, Greek
National Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos and General
Konstantinos Floros, chief of the Hellenic National Defense
General Staff, each were presented with the AHEPA Pericles
Award for their service to Greece.
" I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for
presenting me with the Pericles
Award, " Panagiotopoulos said in
his acceptance remarks. " I am
extremely honored to receive this
award from AHEPA on this very
important occasion of your 99th
Supreme Convention in Athens
Greece, where democracy was
born, in the Golden Age of none
other than Pericles. "
Then-Supreme President Horiates
delivers his keynote address.
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Then-Greek Deputy Foreign Minister for Diaspora Greeks
Konstantinos Vlasis and Cypriot Presidential Commissioner for
Humanitarian Affairs and Overseas Cypriots Photis Photiou each
received Academy of Achievement Awards in Public Service at
the AHEPA Family Awards Luncheon sponsored by the AHEPA
National Housing Corporation, July 27.
" I extend my sincere gratitude and appreciation for the continuous
support of @OrderOfAHEPA in our efforts to solve the
humanitarian issue of #MissingPersons, " Photiou wrote in a
Tweet.
Vlasis commended Ahepans for constantly working to
strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and
Greece.
At the convention's Opening Ceremony, held July 25, AHEPA
presented the AHEPA-Archbishop Iakovos Humanitarian Award
in honor of His Beatitude Ieronymos II, Archbishop of Athens
and All Greece. General Secretary for Diaspora Greeks Dr. John
Chrysoulakis also received the Academy of Achievement Award
for Public Service.
U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt attended the
Opening Ceremony and the 99th
anniversary commemoration
for AHEPA at the Greek War Museum.
" The Greek American diaspora, and especially grassroots
organizations like AHEPA, put our democratic principles into
practice, advancing the U.S.-Greece relationship and playing a
vital role in helping us to advance our shared goals, " Pyatt said in
remarks delivered at the Opening Ceremony. " From your study
abroad and summer excursion programs to your recent support
for the restoration and cleaning of the Harry Truman statue here
in Athens, and the assistance that you provided to the Greek people
during the COVID 19 pandemic, AHEPA has demonstrated
time and again what a force multiplier you are for our bilateral
relationship. "
Greek Prime Minister, Cypriot President Laud AHEPA's
Ideals, Contributions
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and President of the
Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades each received the AHEPA
Socrates Award, the Order's highest honor, at the Grand Banquet,
which was held at the Divani Caravel Hotel, July 28.
Prime Minister Mitsotakis forewent some of his prepared
remarks, and instead, spoke from the heart because he was
" inspired by what I see in this room. "
" I would like to congratulate the AHEPA organization for all
its achievements, and for the fact that it has always been there in
the good times as well as in the difficult times, " he said. " AHEPA
www.ahepa.org
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