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Executive Committee & Presidents Forum Meeting of HANC at the Capitol Hilton

April 19, 2023by admin

Washington, DC



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Executive Committee & Presidents Forum Meeting



Friday, March 7, 2014

Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Str., NW, Washington, DC 20036     202-393-1000

6-8:00 pm AHI Reception $75 pp paid to AHI but call to reserve


Saturday, March 8,  2014   Capital Hilton


8:30am-11:00 Noon Briefing from the Honorable Christos Panagopoulos, Ambassador of Greece and Honorable George Chacali, Ambassador of Cyprus

(Nick Larigakis, President of AHI will coordinate this session on our National Issues). All respective Federations that are handling Issues have been invited to attend this session!

11-5 PM pm General Session of the HANC Conference

Participation of all Members of the Executive Board, Presidents Forum, Past Presidents and Delegates


1:30 pm Luncheon will be served


Welcome by: Aki Bayz, Esq. Legal Advisor of the Hellenic American National Council

Opening remarks and Welcoming Guests by Paul Kotrotsios, President of HANC / HELLENIC AMERICAN NATIONAL COUNCIL



(Invited): Representative of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese

Honorable Christos Panagopoulos, Ambassador of Greece

Honorable George Chacalli, Ambassador of Cyprus

US Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD)

Marianna Spyropoulos, Metropolitan Water Commissioner, Chicago, Il

AHEPA Supreme President Anthony Kouzounis and Members of the Supreme Lodge. Invited.

AHIF President Dr. Spiros Spireas

AHI President, Nick Larigakis

PSEKA President Philip Christopher (Has another commitment with Cypriot Community in NY)

Former SAE US Coordinator, Mr. Theodore Spyropoulos (will be in Athens, Greece)

Phil Vogis, Representative of the Hellenic Relief Foundation


3:00 pm: Greetings and short reports by all present Presidents of Federations, Members of HANC

3:30 pm Report of the Vice Presidents in charge of the Committees

4:00 pm Report of the Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer (Dues are due now)

4:15 pm Report of the Secretary and Assistant Secretary

4:30 pm Report of the Committees (Feel free to join any committee you want to work with. After all we all need to share the responsibilities and contribute to the organization)


National Issues Committee: Chairman Chris Christakis

Latest developments, information, call for joining the committees and plan of action. (Macedonian Issue) by Dimitris Chatzis, Supreme President


Educational Committee:

Kostas Koutrakos, Vice President and Chairman in cooperation Elias Tomazos, President PAIDEIA will present the latest on the fundraising effort since the Teleconference on December 28, 2013 that brought pledges of $150,000

Mrs. Stella Kokolis, President of the Federation of Hellenic Teachers

Latest news on the Greek teachers recall, Alternative solutions, plan of action


Credentials Committee, Youth, Culture and Public Relations Committees: Dr. Dimitris Pallas


All Federations must fill in the Form for their Delegates and contribute to the committee’s names and most of all see that the dues are paid by the respective organization/Federation.


What interests us today? Economic outlook Local, National, International- Greece Invited Speakers experts in the field.


SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF HANC and Issue of the 1st Commemorative Journal deadline May 15, 2014

Please find forms attached


Discussion on the Special trip to Greece on April 25-30, 2014 and Conference

Proposed date for next General Meeting and Elections in June, 2014


5:00 Special Announcements. Meeting adjourned.



6:00 PM AHI Dinner


The Participation of all Presidents and or Delegates with your credentials is a must. This is an opportunity to be informed of issues of mutual concern, to be briefed on by the responsible Federation Officials who handle the Issue.  WE PROMOTE SYNERGY amongst our Member Federations and Members. Thank you for attending and thank you for sharing.



Paul Kotrotsios, MBA                             Annie Filioti

President                                        Secretary