Yesterday, the Federation of Hellenic American Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley held their annual elections for the 2023-2024 term at the splendid St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. The event proved to be a remarkable success as esteemed individuals joined the Board of Directors. At the same time, President Georgia Chletcos secured her re-election for a second term, garnering overwhelming support.
A meaningful outcome of the elections was the establishment of the “Young Leaders” committee, expertly led by Christina Nicolos and Vanessa Constantinidis. This committee has an inspiring vision: actively engaging and empowering the younger generation, preserving the invaluable Hellenic heritage, and fostering a profound sense of unity within the community. Looking forward, the highly anticipated “Poto me Parea” gathering in June promises to bring the youth together, strengthening their connections and joyously celebrating their vibrant Hellenic culture.
The Greek Night event, initially planned in the Union soccer league, has been thoughtfully rescheduled to October. This decision was made to enhance coordination and ensure meticulous planning. Expressing heartfelt gratitude, John Vasiliou and Harry Karapalides, the esteemed Greek Independence Day Parade co-chairs, commended the community for their unwavering dedication and relentless efforts. The fresh direction and exciting additions to the Greek Independence Day festivities and captivating post-parade celebrations breathe new life into the beloved traditions, offering a rejuvenating perspective.
The recent elections and meetings have served as a powerful testament to the unyielding commitment of the community. With the induction of new board members and the establishment of the Young Leaders committee, there is a real resurgence of optimism, reigniting the passion for preserving and promoting the treasured Hellenic culture in the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley area.
- Georgia Chletcos: President
- Harry Karapalides, Esq: Vice-President
- Peter C. Papadeas: Treasurer
- Maria Agatsiotis: Recording Secretary
- Zoe Tripolites: Corresponding Secretary
Board of Directors:
- Demetrios Rozanitis: Chairman
- John Vasiliou
- Ioanna Evangelopoulos
- Carissa Fafalios
- George Maniatis
- Michael Economou
- Artemis Tsingiropoulos
- Stefanos Evangelopoulos
- Danny Pithis
These exceptional officers and board members form the core pillars of the Federation of Hellenic American Societies of Philadelphia. Their profound expertise, unwavering dedication, and commitment to the community will advance the Hellenic culture, foster unity, and preserve traditions for future generations.