AHEPA e-News! - Vol. 14 Issue 6 - Wednesday, February 12, 2020   

AHEPA Happenings | Mid-Atlantic Hellenic History Tournament Held in New Jersey
Supreme President Horiates with the first and second place teams and their families.
AHEPA hosted its Mid-Atlantic Hellenic History Tournament in Cherry Hill, N.J., Feb. 8. 

The winning team, representing Tenafly, N.J., and sponsored by Bergen Knights Chapter 285, Tenafly, now qualifies for the National Hellenic History Tournament that will be held at the 2020 Supreme Convention, Orlando, Fla. 

In a tweet, Supreme President George Horiates called the tournament, "a great AHEPA program" that features "tomorrow's leaders." 

AHEPA District 5 Lodge, in cooperation with AHEPA Chapter 69 and Daughters of Penelope Nike Chapter 230, Cherry Hill, hosted the mid-Atlantic tournament. Congratulations to all the participants!

U.S. Consul General Lauds "Strong Partnership" with AHEPA Family

U.S. Consul General in Thessaloniki Gregory W. Pfleger, Jr. addressed the District 25 mid-winter conference in Thessaloniki last weekend.

In a tweet, Consul General Pfleger stated he is "proud  of the strong partnership between our U.S. Mission in Greece and the AHEPA family." He also spoke about the promotion of " an enduring bond based on mutual respect, shared values, history and heritage that connect our two countries."

Program Announcements

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 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 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

The Senate Must Act!
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  • Uphold American values and security interests. 
  • Hold Turkey responsible for its actions.
  • Urge Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring legislation to the Senate Floor.
The House acted. Now the Senate must.
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US backs Cyprus amid tensions with Turkey over gas drilling
Associated Press (Feb. 5)

The U.S. backs energy-based partnerships in the eastern Mediterranean that bolster political cooperation and prosperity and is urging against "provocative actions" that undermine stability, a government official said Wednesday.  read more

EU signals willingness to ease Greek budget targets
The Washington Post (Feb. 6)

The European Union's new economy commissioner says Greece's bailout lenders are willing to discuss a request by Athens to ease strict budget targets that would help speed up the country's recovery.  read more

Greece: Emergency powers to build migrant detention camps
Associated Press (Feb. 10)

Greece is planning to use emergency legal powers to create detention centers for migrants on five islands to try and speed up deportations back to Turkey, officials said Monday.  read more

Greek athlete chosen to be the first woman to ever start the Olympic Torch Relay
CNN (Feb. 8 )

Greek shooting champion Anna Korakaki is set to become the first woman in history to launch the Olympic Torch Relay.  read more

Alexandra Papadopoulou, First Greek Woman Ambassador to U.S.
The National Herald (Feb. 9)

President Trump welcomed Greece's new Ambassador to the US, Alexandra Papadopoulou, at the White House and said defense ties would get stronger as well after the renewal of a military agreement last year and with the US wanting to expand a military presence in Greece.  read more

Giannis Antetokounmpo Is Unbothered
New York Times (Feb. 9)

A few hours before the N.B.A.'s annual trade deadline, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks was making his own defiant moves.  read more
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