His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros cuts cake presented for his Name Day at Leadership 100 Executive Committee meeting.
National Leadership 100 Sunday Chairman Ted Zampetis addresses parish of St. Nicholas Church, Troy, Michigan as Fr. Stratton Dorozenski looks on.
Leadership 100 member Gus Perdikakis addresses congregation while Fr. Mark Emroll, parish priest, looks on, at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Church, Cincinnati, OH on National Leadership 100 Sunday. Leadership 100 members, Drs. Lew Assaley, left, and Sotiris Pagdadis right, sponsored the coffee hour.
(L to R) Leadership 100 Executive Committee member Mike Manatos with Greek Air Force Attaché Colonel Dimitris Bistis, Father Dimitrios Antokas, and his children, Lucas and Andrea at St. George Church. Bethesda, Maryland.
Leadership 100 Members Chris and Joan Caras at St. Katherine Church, Redondo Beach, California, carry on tradition of Chris Caras, Sr. of Blessed Memory who was a member of the Leadership 100 Executive Committee.
Michael Kratsios.
Tim Tassopoulos.
Fr. Jim Kordaris
Archbishop Elpidophoros at Investiture of Archons 2019.
Archbishop Elpidophoros and National Commander Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis present The Nicholas J. Bouras Award to John Zavitsanos.
John P. Calamos Sr., Angelo and Sophia Tsakopoulos, Dean Metropoulos, Dr. George Korkos, Drake Behrakis and Aris Halikias.
(L-R) Lily Bentas, WWII Veteran Tim Bentas and Sister Therese Antone.
(L-R) Philip Ruhl, former Congressman Darrell Issa, Dean Spanos, Susie Spanos, Michael Spanos.
Jaharis Family Foundation Executive Director Peggy Nicholson presents John P. Calamos, Sr. with the 2019 Michael Jaharis Service Award as His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros looks on.
George Behrakis & Dean Metropoulos Honored on Greek Postage Stamp
Maria Allwin, Secretary
 
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Archbishop Elpidophoros Inspires Leadership 100 Executive Committee and Board of Trustees As it Elects Officers and Members

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros cuts cake presented for his Name Day at Leadership 100 Executive Committee meeting.

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, meeting for the first time with the Leadership 100 Executive Committee and Board of Trustees, November 7 and 8, 2019 in New York City, inspired both groups with his forthright manner and his vision for the future of the Church. Formally welcomed by Leadership 100 Chairman Argyris Vassiliou, the Archbishop praised Leadership 100 for perpetuating the legacy of Archbishop Iakovos and providing generous support of the Archdiocese for 35 years.

“Your dedication to the legacy of Archbishop Iakovos of Blessed Memory, your Founder and my inspiration, gives me great hope in taking up the awesome responsibilities of leading the Church in America. I want to assure you that the Ecumenical Patriarch and I are both aware of the generous support Leadership 100 has offered to the Archdiocese and to the National Ministries. We should always be mindful that we are ONE Archdiocese here in America working together for the perpetuation of our Orthodox Faith and Hellenism. Leadership 100 continues to play a vital role,” His Eminence stated. read more

National Leadership 100 Sunday Observered For Eleventh Year

National Leadership 100 Sunday Chairman Ted Zampetis addresses parish of St. Nicholas Church, Troy, Michigan as Fr. Stratton Dorozenski looks on.

National Leadership 100 Sunday was observed across the country for the eleventh year on October 20, 2019. The celebration is held on the Sunday closest to the Feast of Saint Iakovos on October 23, in honor of the Founder of Leadership 100, Archbishop Iakovos of Blessed Memory.

“National Leadership 100 Sunday continues to demonstrate the essential role of Leadership 100 in our Church and Community, consistently providing support for our Archdiocese for the last 35 years,” said Argyris Vassiliou, Chairman of Leadership 100. Theodore K. Zampetis, a member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the National Membership Committee served as National Leadership 100 Sunday Chairman for the eighth consecutive year.

Parish Priests throughout the nation read the Encyclical issued by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoras of America on behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod at the Divine Liturgy. Members of Leadership 100 held programs to develop awareness of the support provided by Leadership 100 for the National Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and for all the Metropolises. read more

Michael Kratsios, United States Chief Technology Officer, to be Keynote Speaker at Leadership 100 Conference

Michael Kratsios

Michael Kratsios, United States Chief Technology Officer, will be keynote speaker at the 29th Annual Leadership 100 Conference scheduled to convene February 20-23, 2020, at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, according to Argyris Vassiliou, Leadership 100 Chairman.

Kratsios, who has served in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy since March 2017, was confirmed by unanimous voice vote by the U.S. Senate on August 1, 2019.

During the confirmation hearing held the prior week, Kratsios expressed an intention to continue with the kind of work he’s been doing for the past two-and-a-half years. “From the start, I united OSTP around a clear mission: ensure continued American leadership in emerging technologies,” he said. read more

Tim Tassopoulos, President and COO of Chick-fil-A, To lead Business Forum at Leadership 100 Conference

Tim Tassopoulos.

Tim Tassopoulos, President and Chief Operating Officer of Chick-fil-A, Inc. will lead the Business Forum on Thursday, February 20, at the 29th Annual Leadership 100 Conference, February 20 to 23, 2020, at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.

Tassopoulos began his 40-year career at Chick-fil-A as an hourly restaurant team member and was appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer in 2016.  He has served as Director of Field Operations, Vice President of Operations, Senior Vice President of Operations, and, most recently, Executive Vice President of Operations. read more

Fr. Jim Kordaris, Director of Stewardship, Outreach and Evangelism, to lead Opening Forum at Leadership 100 Conference

Fr. Jim Kordaris

Fr. Jim Kordaris, who serves the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America as Director of Stewardship, Outreach & Evangelism, will lead the Opening Forum on February 20, at the 29th Annual Leadership 100 Conference, February 20 to 23, 2020, at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.

Fr. Jim was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  At St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, under the spiritual leadership of Fr. Anthony Coniaris, he served in many capacities. In his youth he attended Sunday School and served as altar boy. As an adult, Fr. Jim served on the parish council including two years as president. He also served the parish as Bible Study leader, camp counselor, IOCC coordinator, Festival Co-Chair and Stewardship Committee Chair. read more

Archbishop Elpidophoros Presides at Investiture of Twenty-Four New Archons

Archbishop Elpidophoros at Investiture of Archons 2019.

The Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, in the presence of His Beatitude Metropolitan Epiphaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine, presided at the Investiture of twenty-four new Archons from throughout the United States, following the Divine Liturgy at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Nine of the new Archons are members of Leadership 100.

His Eminence in his address to the new Archons, stated:  “Today is truly a day of rejoicing in the Church, for we embrace new Archons of the Ecumenical Throne – new defenders of the Faith, who have committed themselves to the Great Church of Christ with all their heart, soul and mind. As you wear the Archon cross, the insignia of your devotion, so you will be called to bear the Cross of the Lord, and to live sacrificially for the Mother Church of Constantinople.” read more

John S. Zavitsanos Presented with The Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship

Archbishop Elpidophoros and National Commander Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis present The Nicholas J. Bouras Award to John Zavitsanos.

John S. Zavitsanos, Archon Ekdikos and a prominent member of Leadership 100 was presented with The Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship for his outstanding service to the Orthodox Church as an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople on October 18, 2019 by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and the National Commander of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis. The ceremony at the New York Metropolitan Club was part of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle’s annual three-day assembly, Archon Weekend.

In a message commemorating the occasion, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew noted of the late Archon Nicholas J. Bouras that his “spirit of charity, generosity and philanthropy still resonates deeply within the echelons of your distinguished body, and constitutes the noble ethos that each of you aspires to attain and exemplify.” His All-Holiness continued: “Indeed, for more than fifteen years, Mr. Zavitsanos has embodied and promoted these qualities in both his service to the Church and to the community at large.” read more

National Hellenic Society Honors Angelo and Sophia Tsakopoulos and Dr. George Korkos

John P. Calamos Sr., Angelo and Sophia Tsakopoulos, Dean Metropoulos, Dr. George Korkos, Drake Behrakis and Aris Halikias. 

The National Hellenic Society (NHS) honored longtime Leadership 100 members Angelo and Sophia Tsakopoulos and Dr. George Korkos, a co-founder of the NHS, at its 10th Annual Heritage Weekend and Classic Conference, October 10 to 13,  in Santa Monica, California. The Tsakopoulos couple and Dr. Korkos were honored for their efforts in promoting Hellenism at the NHS awards gala. read more

Oxi Day Foundation Presents Courage and Service Awards At National WW II Memorial in Washington

(L-R) Lily Bentas, WWII Veteran Tim Bentas and Sister Therese Antone.

The Washington Oxi Day Foundation presented  Courage and Service Awards  at the National WWII Memorial in Washington, DC on October 24, 2019. Vasilios S. Haseotes, founder of Cumberland Farms, was honored posthumously for his service to the country in WWI with the 2019 Oxi Service Award. Alex G. Spanos was also honored posthumously for his service to the country in WWII with the 2019 Oxi Service Award, and John P. Calamos, Sr. was honored for his service to the country in the Vietnam War and to the Greek American community with the 2019 Michael Jaharis Service Award. read more

George Behrakis & Dean Metropoulos Honored on Greek Postage Stamp
 

Congratulations to Leadership 100 Chairman Emeritus George Behrakis and longtime member Dean Metropoulos on being honored on Greece's newest postage stamps!  Both Behrakis and Metropoulos received this honor in appreciation of their vast contributions to Greece and Hellenism over the years.

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SAVE THE DATE

2020 - 29th Annual Leadership 100 Conference

SAVE THE DATE

29th Annual Leadership 100 Conference

FEBRUARY 20-23, 2020

The Breakers
Palm Beach, Florida

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