Timothy J. Maniatis, well-known member of Leadership 100 who has organized its conferences for more than a decade, organized a luncheon in the Plaza Ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton-Washington as the first Leadership 100 Regional Fellowship gathering for the purpose of affording Leadership 100 members an opportunity to become better acquainted.
Leadership 100 Chairman Stephen G. Yeonas expressed his joy at the meeting and said, “I have frankly been surprised at the number of members who do not know one another. What better time to begin organizing these essential get-togethers than our 25th Anniversary – essential because we are all dedicated to the same purpose and the same mission in advancing our cherished faith and historic heritage.”
Maniatis, who served as Master of Ceremonies, told the gathering that the luncheon was underwritten by sponsors in the Washington area, including the following Leadership 100 members: Leon W. Andris, Angelo H. Magafan, Timothy J. Maniatis, James H. Moshovitis and Peter G. Pappas.
Paulette Poulos, Leadership 100 Executive Director (Interim), spoke about the distribution of grants and how these funds are being used by meaningful ministries at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. She said that Leadership 100 Regional Fellowship events will be organized across the nation in 2009 “under the auspices of our respected Metropolitans and Membership Committee Chairmen, focusing on fellowship and learning more about the importance of leadership and the shared values that Leadership 100 has represented for 25 years.”