|“The AHEPA National Educational Foundation is pleased to announce 24 recipients of its 2021-22 scholarship awards”, announced Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas and Foundation Chairman George Vorkas. “In addition, the National Educational Foundation announces Mary Catherine Touloupis as the recipient of the “Chariclea Christodulakis-Cummins Charity Fund Scholarship,” which is administered by the Foundation.
“We congratulate the 25 scholarship recipients on their outstanding academic achievements,” Kokotas said. “They represent a broad range of hard-working students from across the globe. All have one academic dream in common—looking to become tomorrow’s leaders. We are proud to count them as AHEPA scholars.”
AHEPA’s commitment to education has been well-documented throughout its history with more than $2.2 million awarded in scholarships since the inception of the National Educational Foundation in the early 1980s. Countless millions of dollars more have been awarded at the district and chapter levels of AHEPA. For more information about the AHEPA National Educational Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, please visit
list of scholarship awardees
Statement on FM Dendias Upcoming Visit to Washington
Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas issued a statement on Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias’ visit to Washington, D.C., Oct. 13 and 14:
“We anticipate a fruitful series of meetings for Foreign Minister Dendias in Washington, that will be headlined by the signing of an amended Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement. The agreement will further enhance defense and security cooperation between the two longtime NATO allies.
“We are eager to see further developments with all facets of the Strategic Dialogue between the two countries, especially in people-to-people ties where we have a strong interest and play an important role as we just completed a successful international convention in Athens and celebration of Greece’s bicentennial. We are pleased people-to-people ties has been identified as a facet that is central to the U.S.-Greece relationship.
“Finally, we look forward to being with the foreign minister again at a reception where we can share dialogue and exchange ideas.”
Supreme President Attends New York’s Fall Conference
Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas attended Empire District 6’s (New York) virtual fall conference, Oct. 9.
In his remarks to the attendees, Supreme President Kokotas spoke about many of AHEPA’s programs and urged the district and all chapters to strive for excellence, to meet their financial obligations, and to recruit more new members, according to The National Herald.
Several AHEPA and AHEPA family national, district, and chapter officers participated.
The National Herald article
AHEPA Responds to Call to Action, Opens Emergency Relief Fund
Shortly after concluding business at our Athens Supreme Convention, an onslaught of wildfires devastated Greece. Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas immediately opened the Emergency Relief Fund and called on Ahepans from across the globe to mobilize. As they have in the past, Ahepans heeded the call and stepped up to assist in any way possible. As monetary donations continue to pour in, Ahepans also have volunteered their time and resources by donating bottles of water or by contributing to actual fire relief.
Stateside, Hurricane Ida came barreling through the Gulf, leaving devastation in her wake in Louisiana and causing severe flooding and tornado damage in the mid-Atlantic up to parts of New England. AHEPA is working with the District 16 AHEPA family to determine how we can assist those affected by the hurricane to help them recover as quickly as possible.
|Upcoming Events & Deadlines
24 | 45th Congressional Banquet in honor of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Washington, DC
1 | Deadline: Winter 2021-22 The Ahepan
8-12 | AHEPA Golf Tournament, Daytona Beach, Fla.(For more information, contact Supreme Athletic Director, Chris Atsaves.)
20 | Testimonial Dinner for PSP George G. Horiates, Philadelphia, 6 p.m.The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA(Proceeds to benefit the AHEPA Capital Campaign Fund. Contact 856.986.8972 for information.)
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FM to visit Washington, sign mutual defense agreement this week
Ekathimerini (Oct. 12)
Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will be traveling to Washington on October 13-14 to participate in the third round of US-Greek Strategic Dialogue, while he is also expected to sign the second Protocol of Amendment of the Greek-US Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) with his US counterpart, Secretary of State Antony Blinken. read more
Mitsotakis: Pfizer’s Centre in Greece a Milestone Investment
The National Herald (Oct. 12)
“I am excited to be in Thessaloniki today for this special moment for Pfizer, the city, but also for Albert [Bourla, Pfizer chairman and chief executive officer] who has excelled outside Greece. The discovery of the vaccine against the coronavirus bears his stamp,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday in his greeting at the inauguration of the new facilities of Pfizer’s Global Centre for Digital Innovation and its Global Centre for Business Operations and Services in Thessaloniki. read more
Magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolts Greek island of Crete
Associated Press (Oct. 12)
A strong earthquake jolted the Greek island of Crete on Tuesday, two weeks and a day after another temblor killed a man and damaged hundreds of buildings. read more
Hollywood Executive Sid Ganis Visits Greece to Discuss Creation of Film Studies Center
The Pappas Post (Oct. 11)
Veteran Hollywood film executive and producer Sid Ganis is visiting Greece this week to participate in events related to the creation of a film studies center in Athens. read more
Ancient Greek on the Grass
The New Yorker (Oct. 11)
Armed with a Cyclops eye and a watermelon, Joseph Medeiros performed a one-man Odyssey at dawn in East River Park. read more
Greek Chaos “Ultracar” Debuts In Nov With Up To 3,000 Hp And An Ultra Price From $6.4M To $14.4M
CarScoops (Oct. 8)
Last year, Greek startup SP Automotive made some pretty bold claims with its upcoming first model called the Chaos which was supposed to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show with some insane performance claims. read more