AHEPA e-News! - Vol. 14 Issue 5 - Wednesday, February 5, 2020   

AHEPA, IOCC Team-up to Provide $1 Million in Public Health Aid to Greece
An AHEPA-sponsored eight-ton shipping container of medical supplies valued at $1 million was delivered to Evangelismos Hospital in Athens, Greece, Feb. 4, announced Supreme President George G. Horiates.

Since 2012, AHEPA has teamed-up with International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) to deliver 11 containers of medical supplies to various hospitals throughout Greece, providing invaluable public health assistance to the people of Greece. Each container is secured with a $15,000 donation and possesses medical supplies totaling an estimated value between $650,000 and $850,000.

"AHEPA, working in cooperation with the IOCC, is proud to be able to facilitate the shipment of a significant amount of aid to help address the medical supply shortage in Greece," Horiates said.

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Call for Applications | Scholar-Athlete Scholarships, Hall of Fame Honors
Annually, AHEPA presents scholarships and awards to outstanding athletes, scholar-athletes, and former athletes at its Athletic Luncheon held at the AHEPA Family Supreme Convention. Don't miss this opportunity! Do you know of a standout athlete who excels in their individual sport(s) or who displays excellence in the classroom and volunteerism? Or a former athlete worthy to join the ranks of more than 140 members of the AHEPA Athletic Hall of Fame that includes the likes of Harry Agganis, Alex Karras, Pete Sampras, and other industry greats? Applications  are now available for the 2020 AHEPA National Athletic Awards:
Scottsdale to Host Kofos Memorial Golf Tournament
The 2020 AHEPA National Monthe Kofos Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at We-Ko-Pa Golf Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz., March 9-14. Several golf packages are available. Don't miss out on this annual classic! more info | hotel reservations

National Scholarship Application Deadline: 3/31

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Greece ratifies major new military deal with United States
Associated Press (Jan. 30)

Greek lawmakers ratified an agreement with the United States on Thursday to significantly expand military cooperation as Greece faces escalating tensions with neighboring Turkey.  read more

Opinion | A Greek Economic Revival
The Wall Street Journal (Jan. 30)

You'll never guess which European country recently earned a credit-rating upgrade: Greece. Yes, that  Greece. The eurozone's perennial laggard suddenly finds itself six months into a remarkable economic turnaround. read more

Italy, Cyprus say Turkey-Libya maritime deal 'unacceptable'
Associated Press (Jan. 29)

A maritime border agreement between Turkey and Libya's U.N.-backed government is "unacceptable," violates international law and flouts the sovereign rights of other countries, the foreign ministers of Italy and Cyprus said Wednesday.  read more

Forty-five years on, 'lost' masterpieces see light in split Cyprus
Ekathimerini (Feb. 4 )

It took more than 45 years, but 219 paintings thought lost or stolen - artwork that includes some of the most significant works produced by Greek Cypriot artists - have gone on display.  read more

Insurance Giant Uses Greek Expressions of Love for Commercial
The Pappas Post (Feb. 3)

One of the largest insurance companies in the world invoked ancient Greek conceptions of love in its latest commercial seen by millions of viewers.  read more

Love Takes Action | :60 Commercial | New York Life Insurance
Love Takes Action | :60 Commercial | New York Life Insurance

AHL All-Star Anas patiently bides his time in Iowa
NHL.com (Jan. 30)

In a matter of minutes, Sam Anas' plans for the AHL All-Star break needed to be changed on the fly.  read more

Greek Rebetiko Meets American Blues at New York University
Greek Reporter USA (Feb. 3)

A ground-breaking new course began on January 30 at New York University (NYU) exploring the historical origins of Greek Rebetiko and American Blues - and focusing on how the two musical genres intertwine in so many different ways.  read more
 
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