AHEPA e-News! - Vol. 14 Issue 7 - Wednesday, February 19, 2020   

Biennial Gala to Honor His All-Holiness 
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I
Supreme President George G. Horiates and the Supreme Lodge extend a formal invitation to attend the 45th AHEPA Biennial Congressional Banquet, May 14, 2020, Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C.

The gala will honor His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I on the occasion of his 2020 Apostolic Visit to the United States.  All proceeds will benefit the Ecumenical Patriarchate. | Sponsor a table
AHEPA Happenings | North Carolina Visitation
L-R: Past Supreme President Dr. Macris, Supreme Secretary Stasios, Supreme President Horiates, and Chapter President Dr. Lazaridis.
Supreme President George G. Horiates, and his wife, Lisa, visited Cape Fear Chapter 408, Wilmington, N.C., Feb. 15, for the chapter's annual Valentine's Dinner and Dance. The event coincided with the 75th anniversary of  St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which is the church where the Horiateses were married. Chapter 408 is home to Supreme Secretary Jim Stasios and Past Supreme President Dr. Spiro J. Macris. Dr. Nick Lazaridis serves as Chapter 408 President.

DOP Donates $10K to Meals on Wheels America

The Daughters of Penelope presented a $10,000 donation to Meals on Wheels America, Feb. 13, 2020. Grand President Celia Kachmarski presented the donation to Meals on Wheels America President and CEO Ellie Hollander. This is the third $10,000 donation in as many years to Meals on Wheels America, which is the leading organization to address senior hunger and isolation.

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:
National Scholarship Application Deadline: March 31

The Senate Must Act!
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  • 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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Editor's NoteEditorials, commentaries, opinion pieces, and articles are shared for information purposes only and do not necessarily reflect the views or policy positions of the Order of AHEPA, its affiliated organizations, and members.  

All Greek to Us
Baltimore Magazine (Feb. 2020)

Without caving to time or trends, Baltimore's Greektown lives on. read more

Amid tension, Greece, Turkey hold military-to-military talks
Associated Press (Feb. 17)

A delegation of Turkish military officials is due in Athens to resume confidence-building talks amid tension between the two NATO members over maritime oil-and-gas drilling rights.  read more

Cyprus Warns Allies They're Giving Erdogan Free Rein in Region
Bloomberg (Feb. 17)

Turkey  is taking advantage of worsening relations between Russia and the  North Atlantic Treaty Organization  to push for more influence in the eastern Mediterranean and most other countries have failed to react, Cyprus's president said.  read more

Commentary | Greek-US ties and the East Med
Ekathimerini (Feb. 16 )

On the occasion of his meeting last month with President Donald Trump in Washington, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis remarked how the US-Greece relationship "is the best it ever was. But it can become even better."
Diplomatic niceties aside, this reflects real accomplishments by leaders from both countries, and from across the political spectrum, in promoting deeper bilateral cooperation in recent years.  read more

Greece's national airline is undergoing a massive brand overhaul to be more Greek with the help of a world-class design firm
Business Insider (Feb. 14)

Aegean Airlines is getting ready to debut its newest aircraft into commercial service and with it, a new brand identity, livery, and interior design centered around bringing the airline back to its Greek roots.  read more

From Hugo's Diner to The Mad Greek, why this restaurant has stood the test of time
Charlotte Observer (Feb. 12)

For nearly 30 years, the Limberakis family has been dishing out delectable Greek cuisine to hungry visitors from their beloved spot on South Boulevard. What began in 1991 as longtime local favorite Hugo's Diner, named after the hurricane that walloped Charlotte in 1989, became  The Mad Greek of Charlotte  in 2008.  read more

Greek Chocolate Company Ad Goes Viral
The Pappas Post (Feb. 16)

A popular Greek chocolate company called Lacta is breaking the internet with their latest advertising campaign called "Des Tin Agapi" or "See the love."  read more
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