L100 in Action - Issue #8 (October 2015)


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October 2015| Issue #8

News In Action

Ted Zampetis with Rev. Fr. Stratton Dorozenski at St. Nicholas, Troy, MI.

National Leadership 100 Sunday Observed In Parishes Across Country

National Leadership 100 Sunday was observed in parishes across the country on October 25, 2015 with the reading of an Encyclical issued by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, on behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod. It was the seventh observance, designated to be the Sunday nearest the Feast of Saint Iakovos in honor of the Founder of Leadership 100, Archbishop Iakovos. This year, it also fell one day prior to the Feast of Saint Demetrios.

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Leadership 100 News
Saint Stephen Summer Camp, Metropolis of Atlanta.

Leadership 100 Supports Church Camps For Fifth Year

Leadership 100 awarded the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries Camping Ministry program $270,000 for the fifth consecutive year. Grants of $30,000 were distributed to the Direct Archdiocesan District and to each Metropolis. The primary purpose of the grant is to enable Greek Orthodox youth who do not have the financial means to participate in a summer camp program. Some funding may also be applied to programming, supplies, transportation, youth protection training and background checks of staff members. The program was once again in full swing across the country in the summer of 2015, making it possible for numerous young people to attend camp programs.

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(L to R) Honoree and WWII veteran, James H. Moshovitis; Washington Oxi Day Foundation President and Founder, Andrew Manatos, also a member of Leadership 100; Michael Psaros; and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden in front of photo of Honoree and WWII veteran, former U.S. Senator and Astronaut, John Glenn.


Michael Psaros Gives Keynote Address At 75th Anniversary Observance Of Oxi Day

Michael Psaros, a newly-elected member of the Leadership 100 Board of Trustees and a prominent business leader and philanthropist, gave the keynote address on the 75th Anniversary of Oxi Day, October 28, 2015, at a special ceremony held by the Washington Oxi Day Foundation.

Honors went to James H. Moshovitis, a long-time member of Leadership 100, who received the “Greatest Generation Award” for a Greek-American World War II veteran; John Glenn, former United States Senator and Astronaut, who was given the “Greatest Generation Award” for a World War II veteran, accepted on his behalf by Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator, since Glenn was unable to attend; and General George Douratsos, who received the “Greatest Generation Award” for a Greek World War II veteran.

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Ecumnenical Patriarch Bartholomew with refugees on Greek island of Chios.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Visits Chios

His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew traveled to the Aegean Island of Chios from September 11-14, 2015 at the invitation of His Eminence Metropolitan Markos of Chios, Psara & Oinouses, and the local authorities. He was formally welcomed at the municipal square by Mayor Manolis Vournous, local government and Church representatives and numerous citizens.

Several Archons and Leadership 100 members, many of whom originate from the island, joined the trip and received the blessings of His All Holiness and His Eminence Metropolitan Markos. Among them were Chris Stratakis, John & Helen Psaras, Markos Marinakis, Stavros Haviaras, George Pantelidis, James Pantelidis and Peter Pantelidis.

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Archbishop Demetrios invests Adam Tzagournis.

Nine Leadership 100 Members Invested As Archons; Chairman Emeritus Constantine Caras And Member Stamatios Kartalopoulos Represent Archons At Annual OSCE Conference

Nine members of Leadership 100 were among the twenty Archons of the Order of St. Andrew invested on Sunday morning, October 18, 2015 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity following the Divine Liturgy presided over by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios.

They are Paul Bregianos, Archon Depoutatos, Direct Archdiocesan District; John Peter Calamos, Sr., Archon Efaxias, Metropolis of Chicago; James Constantine Catrickes, Archon Maestor, Metropolis of New Jersey; William Paul Doucas, Archon Notarios, Metropolis of Chicago; Demetrios Vasilios Halakos, Archon Skevophylax, Metropolis of New Jersey; Constantine Sideridis, Archon Proto Notarios, Metropolis of Boston; William Harry Spell, Archon Laosynaktis, Metropolis of Chicago; Michael Nikolaos Stefanoudakis, Archon Orphanotrofos, Metropolis of Denver; and Adam Manuel Tzagournis, Archon Quaestor, Metropolis of Pittsburgh.

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