L100 in Action - Issue #4 (April 2009)

April 2009 | Issue #4

News In Action

5 Minute Seal


The National Membership Committee of Leadership 100, under the Chairmanship of Thomas L. Demakes, will launch the “5 Minute Challenge” campaign in an appeal in May to all members in order to recruit 50 new members in 2009. Already, 5 new members have joined.

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Leadership 100 News

George D. Behrakis

Behrakis To Be Honored

George D. Behrakis, a life-time Chairman Emeritus of Leadership 100, will be the honoree at the 18th annual gala of The Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund on May 16, receiving the Humanitarian Leadership Award. …Read more Behrakis, who served as Chairman of Leadership 100 from 2006 to 2008, was designated a life-time Chairman Emeritus of the 25-year-old organization joining his predecessor as Chairman, John A. Payiavlas and the five life-time Founders, Andrew A. Athens, Arthur C. Anton, George K. Chimples, Peter M. Dion and Michael Jaharis. Payiavlas and Behrakis replaced two of the deceased founders, George P. Kokalis and Thomas A. Athens.

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Seminarians with Paulette Poulos

Seminarians Visit L100

Some 21 Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology seniors visited the Leadership 100 offices in the Olympic Tower in New York City on April 2 as part of their annual Archdiocesan Seminar. Of those, three were deacons, Dn. Thomas Guerry, Dn. Jason Roll and Dn. Phillip Philemon Patitsas and three women Master of Divinity candidates planning to work within the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, Mindy Brand, Elizabeth Nichols and Priscilla Callos.

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Member News
Evanthea (“Eve”) Condakes

First Lady of Leadership 100
L100 in Action for February and The Leader Spring 2009, in reporting that the Board of Trustees of Leadership 100 had elected Kassandra L. Romas of Short Hills, NJ as Secretary, the first woman to be named an officer of the organization, should also have noted that the longest serving woman on the Board of Trustees was Evanthea (“Eve”) N. Condakes of Swampscott, MA, not Evangeline Condakes of eternal memory, who was Eve’s sister-in-law. We regret the error and our apologies go to Eve, who we all know and love as the “First Lady of Leadership 100.” Eve served on the Leadership 100 Board from 1995 until 2009, the first woman appointed to the Board by Archbishop Iakovos of eternal memory and the first subsequently elected to the Board. For several years she was the only woman to serve on the Board.
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Dr. Constantine Papadkis
Dr. Constantine Papadakis Dies
Dr. Constantine Papadakis, the Drexel University President who is credited with raising the endowment, enrollment and profile of the one-time commuter school, died of complications from lung cancer on Sunday, April 5. He was 63 and was a prominent member of Leadership 100. Stephen G. Yeonas, Chairman of Leadership 100, said on hearing of the news: “Taki Papadakis’ legacy in advancing education and Hellenic ideals will live on and influence the lives of many of our young people and our society. To him, education was the most important gift we could give our children and he encouraged our youth to be diligent in their studies and to strive for perfection. His genuine warmth, love and support for all humankind are the greatest gifts he leaves behind. Leadership 100, the academic world and our nation have lost a great leader.” » Read More
James P. Pamel
James P. Pamel, Longtime Trustee, Dies
James P. Pamel, a longtime member of the Leadership 100 Board of Trustees, died Saturday, April 25. He was an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate since 1984 and served as a member of the National Archdiocesan Council and the Councils of the Metropolis of Detroit and the parish of St. George in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Pamel, who was 85 at the time of his death, served on the Leadership 100 Board of Trustees from early 1987 to February of 2009. He also served as President of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Troy, Michigan. » Read More
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