The AHEPAN - Spring 2012 - (Page 13)

“Salute to Civic Responsibility” Honorees and dignitaries (l-r): Cyprus Federation President Panicos Papanicolaou, AHEPA Cyprus/Hellenic Affairs Chairman Carl Hollister, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes, Supreme President Dr. John Grossomanides, Grand President Nicky Stamoulis, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce, AHI President Nick Larigakis, and Supreme Secretary Phillip Frangos. Capitol Hill Day Photos by Eleftherios Kostans AHEPA Family’s Brings Foreign, Domestic Issues to Legislators Grossomanides. “As such, we have a diverse set of legislative interests, both foreign and domestic, that reflect our mission. We believe this makes the AHEPA family unique in its approach to Congress.” He added, “This was by far our largest turnout since we started this annual event in 2006. We had representation stretching from California to Nebraska to Florida. We sincerely thank all our participants, including the many young professional and student organizations, who took the time out of their busy schedules to fulfill their civic responsibility.” According to Dr. Grossomanides, AHEPA family members who participated at the organization’s annual Capitol Hill Day discussed issues ranging from religious freedom for the Ecumenical Patriarchate to ending the division of Cyprus to ensuring cost-effective, job creating, and lifesaving domestic A HEPA and the Daughters of Penelope brought their legislative agenda to the attention of Capitol Hill legislators and their staffs on March 28, 2012 during their annual Capitol Hill Day. More than 70 congressional offices from the Senate and House sides were visited by AHEPA family members who represented 18 states. In addition, several young professional and student organizations participated, including representatives from the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals, Johns Hopkins Hellenic Students Association, Cypriot Youth Committee of America, National Hellenic Students Association, and The Next Generation Initiative. “Our mission, which is strongly founded on our cultural heritage and our community service programs, guides our legislative agenda,” said Supreme President Dr. John Spring 2012 the ahepan 13

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The AHEPAN - Spring 2012

The AHEPAN - Spring 2012
Supreme President’s Message
AHEPA Family News
Answering the Call
AHEPA Family’s Capitol Hill Day Brings Foreign, Domestic Issues to Legislators
Excursion Leaves Lasting Impressions
Convention Form
Civic Responsibility
The Periclean
AHEPA Family Chapter News

The AHEPAN - Spring 2012