L100 in Action - Issue #8 (October 2016)

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October 2016| Issue #8

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(L to R) Fr. Michael Manos, Fr. Stratton Dorozenski and Theodore K. Zampetis at St. Nicholas Church in Troy, Michigan.

National Leadership 100 Sunday Observed For Eighth Year

National Leadership 100 Sunday was observed for the eighth year in parishes across the nation on October 23, 2016, the Feastday of Saint Iakovos, according to George S. Tsandikos, Leadership 100 Chairman and Theodore K. Zampetis, National Leadership 100 Sunday Chairman and National Membership Chairman.

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America and Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, issued an Encyclical on behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod commemorating the observance. Parish Priests throughout the nation read the Encyclical at the Divine Liturgy.

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John Payiavlas accepts Jaharis Service Award from Peggy Sotirhos Nicholson.
 

John Payiavlas Honored with Jaharis Service Award At Washington Oxi Day Foundation Event

Leadership 100 awarded the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries Camping Ministry program $270,000 for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. 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 2016, making it possible for numerous young people to attend camp programs.

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(L to R) George Marcus, NHS Founder and Chairman and Co-Founder; George Behrakis, John Calamos, Chairman of the National Hellenic Museum, and Art Dimopoulos, NHS Executive Director, with commissioned portrait of Behrakis by Euripides Kastaris.

 

George D. Behrakis Honored at National Hellenic Society Heritage Weekend and Classic

Leadership 100 Chairman Emeritus George D. Behrakis, renowned philanthropist and pharmaceutical industry entrepreneur, was honored at the annual National Hellenic Society (NHS) “Heritage Weekend and Classic” retreat, held October 6-9 at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada. His portrait, painted by artist Euripides “Rip” Kastaris, will be inducted into the permanent collection of the Greek American Story at the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago.

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(L to R) John C. Metaxas, Metropolitan Gerasimos, Theofanis V. Economides with Nicholas J. Bouras Award,, Archbishop Demetrios, and Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis.

Theofanis V. Economidis Receives Nicholas J. Bouras Award, Six Leadership 100 Members Invested As Archons

Theofanis V. Economidis, a long-time member of Leadership 100, was honored with the 2016 "Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship" by the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, at a special tribute dinner dance kicking off the Annual Archon Weekend at The New York Marriott Marquis on Friday, October 14, 2016.

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(L to R) Bishop Demetrios, Andreas Papantoniou, George Reveliotis, John P. Calamos, Sr., George Sourounis and Kostas Kapogianis.

John P. Calamos, Sr. Honored By The Pan Arcadian Federation Of America

John P. Calamos, Sr., a prominent member of Leadership 100, was honored by the Pan Arcadian Federation of America (PFA) at its 73rd National Convention on October 24, 2016, for his lifetime of philanthropic contributions. He was presented with the “Panagiotis Sekeris Award” at the closing banquet in Chicago.

Calamos is the Founder, Chairman, and Global Chief Investment Officer of Naperville-based Calamos Investments, a global asset manager. He is an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Chairman of the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago. He has long been a supporter of Greek-American organizations and causes, such as The Hellenic Initiative and the National Hellenic Society.

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Demetri Argyropoulos.

Demetri Argyropoulos Featured in Inc. Magazine

Demetri Argyropoulos, a member of Leadership 100 and the Founder and CEO of Avant Global, a business advisory firm, was featured in an article in Inc. magazine titled 7 Things That Even The Most Successful CEOs Aren't Doing by Chris Dessi, CEO of Silverback Social.

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