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Viva Las Vegas: Unopposed, Grossomanides Wins Reelection Historic Convention Celebrates AHEPA’s 90th Anniversary By Executive Director Basil Mossaidis T hey say “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” but the excitement and fun provided by the landmark 90th Annual AHEPA Family Supreme Convention held in Las Vegas, July 24-28, was just too good not to share. Amid the “glitz and blitz” that only Las Vegas can provide (insert your own personal Vegas experience here), the delegates of the 90th AHEPA Supreme Convention didn’t gamble or take a chance, but instead, bet on a sure thing by re-electing Supreme President Dr. John Grossomanides. Dr. Grossomanides ran unopposed in elections that were held Thursday, July 26, 2012. “I am honored and humbled to be re-elected supreme president of AHEPA,” said Dr. Grossomanides, a 28-year member. “We continue to face many important challenges as the need for community service is more in demand than ever—in the United States and abroad. Obviously, we will continue our commitment to provide the people of Greece with humanitarian aid through Apostoli Mission during this unprecedented economic crisis. The geopolitical importance of the Republic of Cyprus—a nation that remains divided after thirty-eight years—is rising as it heads the rotating presidency of the EU and pursues hydrocarbon reserves within its sovereign bor- ders and the plight of the Ecumenical Patriarchate persists.” He continued, “I look forward to working with our seasoned Supreme Lodge and our membership to overcome these challenges, address new ones that will emerge, and keep AHEPA on the steady path set forth by my predecessors in a spirit true to our mission.” Dr. Grossomanides, who hails from Westerly, R.I., is a member of Rose of New England Chapter 110, in Norwich, Conn. He has served AHEPA in numerous leadership positions including two terms as supreme vice president and supreme secretary and all offices at the district and chapter levels. As supreme president, Dr. Grossomanides’ responsibilities include being the chief executive officer, and principal spokesperson, of the entire AHEPA domain, which includes the United States, Canada, Greece, and Cyprus. The supreme president is a senior clinical pharmacist at Advanced Pharmacy Concepts, North Kingstown, R.I. He served as president of the Rhode Island Pharmacist Association from 1995 to 1996 and served two years as grand regent of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. Dr. Grossomanides earned both his undergraduate and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island. 12 The AhepAN Summer/Fall 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The AHEPAN - Summer/Fall 2012

The AHEPAN - Summer/Fall 2012
Presidents’ Messages
AHEPA Family News
The Periclean
Literary Corner
Viva Las Vegas: Unopposed, Grossomanides Wins Reelection
Civic Responsibility
PAC Update
AHEPA Family Chapter News
In Memoriam

The AHEPAN - Summer/Fall 2012