L100 in Action - Issue #3 (March 2015)

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March 2015| Issue #3

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Iconic image of Archbishop Iakovos with Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, Alabama, March 15, 1965.

Archbishop Iakovos Role In Civil Rights Movement

Leadership 100 commemorated in March, 2015 the pivotal role of Archbishop Iakovos of Blessed Memory on the 50th Anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery Marches for Civil Rights in 1965 with a special issue of The Leader and with a Day of Service organized by the Leadership 100 Partners. The courageous decision of the Archbishop to join Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. demonstrated his belief that all human beings are created in the image of God and so are entitled to human and civil rights. In doing so, His Eminence once again elevated the Greek Orthodox Church in America to national prominence. As such, he was awarded with the Medal of Freedom in 1980 by President Jimmy Carter for his many contributions.

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Paulette Poulos is assembling kits with Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Treasurer Peter Doukas (opposite) as Justin Bozonelis (to her right) looks on.
 

Leadership 100 Partners Day of Service Marks 50th Anniversary Of Selma Marches

The Leadership 100 Partners Day of Service was held as a multi-city event on Sunday, March 22nd at participating Greek Orthodox parishes after liturgy, in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the participation of Archbishop Iakovos of Blessed Memory in the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights Marches. Leadership 100 members demonstrated that they give back to the community not only through financial contributions but also with their time and service.

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Theodore K. Zampetis
 

New Members Of Executive Committee And Board Of Trustees Take Seats

The Executive Committee welcomed Theodore K. Zampetis of the Metropolis of Detroit as a newly elected member at its meeting during the 24th Annual Leadership 100 Conference. Zampetis is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Shiloh Industries, Inc. a leading full service automotive supplier to the U.S., European and Asian automakers in North America.

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Olga Alexakos (left) and Dr. Aphrodite Navab, present “Greek American Woman of the Year” Award to Paulette Poulos.

Paulette Poulos Honored as “Greek American Woman of the Year”

Paulette Poulos, Executive Director of Leadership 100, was honored as “Greek American Woman of the Year” by the Association of Greek American Professional Women (A.G.A.P.W.) in New York City on March 12, 2015.

The tribute, under the auspices of The Consulate General of Greece in New York in celebration of Women’s History Month, was attended by more than a hundred representatives of the Greek American Community, including George Tsandikos, Leadership 100 Chairman, and Argyris Vassiliou, Leadership 100 Vice Chairman.

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Arthur C. Anton.
 

New Videos Recount History Of Leadership 100

Leadership 100 produced with GOTelecom three new videos during the 24th Annual Conference capturing the history of the organization.

Two of the three surviving Founders of the original seven Founders called upon by Archbishop Iakovos of Blessed Memory to implement his vision for Leadership 100 were interviewed, along with the Chairman of Leadership 100.

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Eric L. Adams, top row center, with honorees George Pantelidis, second from left, James Pantelidis, fourth from left, and Peter Pantelidis, second from right.
 

Brooklyn Honors Leadership 100 Members

The Borough of Brooklyn in New York City held a Greek Heritage Celebration on March 23, 2015 and honored three prominent, fulfilled members of Leadership 100, among 12 distinguished Greek Americans, in ceremonies at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

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