2018 Alpha Omega Boston Marathon Wreath Ceremony
In lieu of our regular April meeting, the Alpha Omega Council will be attending the Boston Marathon Wreath Ceremony at the Massachusetts State House. We are co-hosting this event with the Consul General of Greece in Boston. He will be presenting the Boston Athletic Association with olive wreaths from Greece to crown the winners of the Boston Marathon. This is a reminder to all the Hellenic roots of the marathon race.

In addition, students from Hopkinton, Ashland and Boston will be recognized for winning an essay contest conducted by our Marathon Education Committee in cooperation with the respective schools. The essays address what can be learned from the ancient battle of Marathon to apply to our present day lives, and connect Ancient Athens and democracy to our American democracy today.

A very special presentation will be made to Police Commissioner (and dedicated marathon runner) William Evans for his service to Boston and the Boston Marathon.

The evening is an important one for the Alpha Omega Council. It will show the Massachusetts community who we are and demonstrate what we do. We have catered food and beverage.

Please join us for drinks (cash bar) and small apps immediately following the conclusion of the wreath ceremony at the Union Club located at 8 Park St. Boston. Proper dress protocol is required, and cell phone use in public areas of the Club is not allowed. There is no charge for the evening.
When: Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 6-8pm
Where: Massachusetts State House          
Hall of Flags                     
24 Beacon Street            
Boston, MA 02133         

IMPORTANT!!! RSVP by April 5, 2018
Please respond by email to Angelo Stamoulis
at astamoulis@comcast.net or phone at 508-429-7488
 if you will be attending and who will be joining you.
Consulate General of Greece in Boston Greek Independence Day Celebration
When: Friday, April 20, 2018 at 3pm                     
86 Beacon Street                                
Boston, MA 02108                              


OTHER NEWS
 
NHS is a co-sponsor of master chef  Diane Kochilas' new 13-part series
My Greek Table which is now on air and broadcasted on 450+ PBS stations nationwide.  
My Greek Table is a very high-quality series showcasing fabulous food and recipes   set against the backdrop of locations throughout Greece. Diane explores the culinary legacy and culture of each location with the locals that warm the audience with their  philoxenia and philotimo.     
Check local PBS listings for air times, and/or watch on  PBS' website!

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The National Hellenic Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to the preservation of Greek heritage in America.  We are a proud association of leaders, visionaries and philanthropists who perpetuate and celebrate our rich heritage.  We develop engaging programs that promote Hellenism.  More  information available at: www.nationalhellenicsociety.org

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