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Annual Excursion Focuses Supreme President Dr. Grossomanides and Grand President Saltas present President Papoulias with a gift. Supreme President Dr. Grossomanides participates at a discussion with Member of Parliament Georgiades and Olympian Dimas. Talking U.S.-Greece relations were then Foreign Minister Avramopoulos with Supreme President Dr. Grossomanides and the AHEPA family delegation. T Prime Minister Samaras is presented with a gift from Supreme President Dr. Grossomanides and Grand President Saltas. he 85th Annual AHEPA Excursion led by Supreme President Dr. John Grossomanides embarked upon a frenzied two-week itinerary, April 8 to 20, 2013, that brought the 13-member AHEPA family delegation in contact with several high-ranking government officials and religious leaders. The excursion commenced with a three-day visit to Athens, April 9-11. The AHEPA family’s humanitarian assistance to the people of Greece was at the top of the agenda for several meetings. During the Athens leg, the delegation, led by Supreme President Dr. John Grossomanides, Daughters of Penelope Grand President Joanne Saltas and AHEPA Canadian President George Vassilas, met with President of Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias, Speaker of Hellenic Parliament Vangelis Meimarakis, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos, April 9; Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Minister of Tourism Olga Kefalogianni, Minister of Education Constantine Arvanitopoulos, 12 | The AhepAn · Summer 2013 and Deputy Minister for Sports Yiannis Ioannidis, April 10; and Minister of Health Andreas Lykourentzos and Minister of National Defense Panos Panagiotopoulos, April 11. Meetings were also held with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiades Varvitsiotis and Member of Parliament Adonis Georgiades, and the delegation had the opportunity to meet three-time Olympic Champion Pyrros Dimas. Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens also hosted the delegation for a dinner on April 10. In addition, the delegation received a briefing on U.S.-Greece relations from American Ambassador to Greece Daniel B. Smith at the ambassador’s residence on April 10.

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

The AHEPAN - Summer 2013
President’s Message
AHEPA Family News
Congressional Banquet Triumphantly Returns to Washington
Annual Excursion Focuses on Humanitarian Eff orts
AHEPA Announces “Th e Demeter Initiative” to Feed Greece’s Hungry, Benefit Economy
Civic Responsibility
The Periclean
AHEPA Family Chapter News

The AHEPAN - Summer 2013