Supreme President George E. Loucas met with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, New York City, September 27, 2018.
Supreme President Loucas provided an update about AHEPA’s drive to provide assistance in the aftermath of late July’s wildfires in Greece as well as other community service programs AHEPA administers in the United States. A discussion about the plight of the Ecumenical Patriarchate also was held. Executive Director Basil N. Mossaidis accompanied the supreme president.
“We sincerely thank Archbishop Demetrios for the generous time afforded us to discuss issues of mutual interest,” Supreme President Loucas said. “The AHEPA family values the close ties it has with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.”
The meeting with Archbishop Demetrios was part of a series of events attended by Supreme President Loucas during his visit to New York City. He attended the Federation of Cypriot American Organizations dinner where Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades addressed the audience.
Further, Ahepan Michael Psaros, who like Loucas, hails from Weirton, W.V., hosted a luncheon meeting with several community leaders on the occasion of Loucas’s New York visit.
Finally, Supreme President Loucas stopped-by the offices of The National Herald for an interview with the newspaper.
# # #
Founded in 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia, on the principles that undergirded its fight for civil rights and against discrimination, bigotry, and hatred felt at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, AHEPA is the largest and oldest grassroots association of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes with more than 400 chapters across the United States, Canada, and Europe.
AHEPA’s mission is to promote the ancient Greek ideals of Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence through community service and volunteerism.