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CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY AHEPA Welcomes Four U.S. Representatives into Hellenic Caucus AHEPA applauds news that four U.S. representatives have joined the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, announced Supreme President Dr. John Grossomanides. U.S. Reps. Steve Chabot (R-OH), a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Dina Titus (D-NV), a Greek American; Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), and Steve Stockman (R-TX), a freshman and member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, joined the caucus in January and February. “We thank the legislators for joining the Hellenic Caucus,” said Dr. Grossomanides. “Their membership signals to the Greek American community that they have a vested interest in a strong U.S.-Greece relationship as well as an interest in issues of concern to the community.” On January 30, AHEPA issued an action alert to encourage individuals to ask their U.S. representative to join the Hellenic Caucus. With the four newest members, the caucus stands at 119 members. AHEPA Cyprus & Hellenic Affairs Committee Outlines Goals Under the chairmanship of Carl Hollister, the AHEPA Cyprus & Hellenic Affairs Committee is poised to build upon the work achieved in previous administrative years. Committee members are appointed by AHEPA region in the effort to help the Committee meet its two main goals: 1) to increase the Congressional Grassroots Contact Network by finding advocates within each AHEPA region, within every AHEPA district, and 18 | The AhepAn · Spring 2013 within every state. The ultimate goal is to have a network consisting of a contact in every congressional district, and 2) to help grow the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues in the new 113th Congress, surpassing 150 total members. The Congressional Grassroots Contact Network administered by the committee has been active, especially with aiding the growth of the Hellenic Caucus. To join the Congressional Grassroots Contact Network, please contact AHEPA Headquarters to receive a form. A listing of Hellenic Caucus members is found at Issues/HellenicAffairsCommittee.aspx. In addition, the committee, which has held two conference call meetings already, will aim to provide support to AHEPA’s successful Capitol Hill Day and policy initiatives undertaken by AHEPA. U.S. Rep. Dina Titus U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot AHEPA Congratulates President Obama, Vice President Biden, Secretary Kerry In a letter sent January 22, 2013, Supreme President Dr. John Grossomanides congratulated President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden, Jr. on the occasion of their Inauguration. Dr. Grossomanides also expressed best wishes to the president and vice president “in carrying out this most solemn civic responsibility as gifted to you by your fellow citizens.” Separately, National President Dr. Grossomanides offered appreciation to Senator Charles E. Schumer, chairman, Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC), who invited His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios to offer the benediction at the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Luncheon. Supreme President Dr. Grossomanides also sent a letter congratulating Secretary of State John Kerry upon his swearing-in on February 1, 2013.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The AHEPAN - Spring 2013

The AHEPAN - Spring 2013
President’s Message
AHEPA Family News
Congressional Banquet to Return to Washington
The 2013 Supreme Convention: Join Us in Orlando
Civic Responsibility
PAC Update
The Periclean
AHEPA Family Chapter News

The AHEPAN - Spring 2013