AHEPA Denounces Attempted Vandalism of Truman Statue
In a statement issued on Monday by Supreme President Carl R. Hollister, AHEPA strongly denounced the attempted vandalism of the Harry S. Truman Memorial Statue in Athens by left-wing extremists. read entire statement
Media Coverage: Ekathimerini | The National Herald | The Pappas Post | Hellenic News of America
Join Us! AHEPA Family Capitol Hill Day - May 16
Walk the Halls of Congress and fulfill your civic responsibility with us at the annual AHEPA Family Capitol Hill Day, Wed., May 16, 2018.
Kick-off Reception, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Location: TBD
Salute to Civic Responsibility Reception, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Location: Capitol Visitors Center, Room SVC 212-10
Join us and fellow advocates from across the United States to educate members of Congress and their staffs on the public policy priorities of the AHEPA family and help grow the Congressional Hellenic Caucus. We will also honor excellence in public service.
Make plans to attend. Please RSVP by Friday, April 27 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Register Today! | AHEPA Family Supreme Convention
Make sure you are caught-up on the details of the 96th AHEPA Family Supreme Convention, July 22 to 27, 2018, Atlantic City, N.J. Harrah's Hotel & Casino will play host for our annual meeting. learn more PDF Register Today!
AHEPA Journey to Greece 2018 Session
Journey to Greece this summer with AHEPA and Webster University! Earn college credit while traveling to a whole host of iconic ancient Greek sites and beautiful Greek locations. The 2018 session runs June 23 to July 21. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018. Apply Today!
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Hot off the electronic press! Check out the spring 2018 edition of The Ahepan. Catch a recap of from the Third International Leadership Mission, highlights from veterans being honored across the country, and preview the 96th Annual Supreme Convention in Atlantic City, N.J.! And see what our chapters are doing around the world in service to their communities in the Chapter News section! read it here
Upcoming Events & Deadlines
22 | Greek Independence Day Parade, New York City
30 | AHEPA Journey to Greece 2018 Session Application Deadline
14 | Deadline: The Ahepan Summer 2018
16 | AHEPA Family Capitol Hill Day
22 | Supreme Convention Registration Deadline
22 - 28 | 96th AHEPA Family Supreme Convention, Atlantic City, N.J.
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Greek PM: Greek-Turkish relations in period of "instability"
via Associated Press (April 17)
Relations between Greece and Turkey are experiencing a "period of instability," the Greek prime minister said Tuesday, stressing that Greece will not negotiate over any part of its territory. read more
Also: Turkish fighter jets harass Tsipras's helicopter (Ekathimerini)
Hundreds of refugees, migrants cross into northern Greece
Tampa Bay Times via Associated Press (April 17)
Greek authorities say hundreds of refugees and other migrants have crossed the land border with Turkey in the past two days, with illegal crossings in the area increasing significantly following Turkey's military operation in northern Syria. read more
Opinion | Zero progress
Ekathimerini (April 16)
But I am afraid of tomorrow. We have reached a fiscal balance after much effort and pain. But the country's foundations, its institutions, are still rotten. read more
Anastasiades has 'very useful' meeting with Theresa May
Cyprus Mail (April 17)
President Nicos Anastasiades described his meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday as "very useful." The two met at Downing street on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London, where Anastasiades said he had the opportunity to inform May on the problems regarding a Cyprus issue settlement. read more
World's most influential scientist in modern space exploration returns to Greece
Greek City Times (April 16)
Through ingenuity, hard work, dedication, and passion, Professor Stamatios Krimigis, born on the village of Vrontados, Chios, has became one of the most influential scientists in the modern space explorations of the USA and the whole world. The man, who gave many of NASA's missions their finest hour, is Head Emeritus of the Space Department Applied Physics at Johns Hopkins University, member of the Academy of Athens, Greece, where he holds the Chair of Science of Space, and has now been appointed head of the newly established Hellenic Space Agency. read more
ASTA Kicks Off Destination Expo in Greece
Travel Agent Central (April 16)
The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) kicked off its Destination Expo in Greece over the weekend with Sunday's opening session in the Ancient Odeon of Herodes Atticus. President of ASTA Zane Kerby, joined by local partner and president of FedHATTA Lysandros Tsilidis and the Honorable Geoffrey R. Pyatt, Ambassador to the United States, greeted 300 travel advisors and more than 200 industry suppliers and tourism executives for the sold-out trade show in Athens, Greece, which is taking place April 14-17, 2018. read more
British journalist confesses his love for Greece
Neoskosmos (April 13)
Despite the fact that 64-year-old travel author, photographer, lecturer, interpreter and translator Paul Hellander was born and raised in the United Kingdom, growing up nextdoor to members of legendary band The Beatles in Liverpool, and chose to migrate to Australia in his adulthood, to date, very little has managed to overshadow his romantic attachment with Greece, which started in his youth and has persisted ever since. read more
3 Days in Athens, Greece
Conde Nast Traveler (April16)
Athens is far more than just your port of entry to a week spent island hopping. In the last few years, the Greek capital has enjoyed renewed status as a European arts capital-perhaps best signified by the arrival of the $623 million, Renzo Piano-designed Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in 2016, and last summer's super-sized Documenta art fair-the first time the festival had been held outside of Kassel, Germany. And though the country may still be recovering from a severe financial crisis, tourism is booming again: Just a three-and-a-half-hour nonstop flight from London, travelers flock here for the hilltop views of ancient ruins, corridors filled with artists and award-winning cocktail bars, and meals you'll remember long after you leave. read more
Tinos is the wild and raw Greek island of your dreams
The Globe and Mail (April 11)
Most people who travel to Greece bypass Tinos. And had it not been for for a one-week photography workshop I did there last summer, I, too, would likely have given it a miss. But that would have been a serious mistake. Only a 20-minute ferry trip from the glitz and glitter of Mykonos, Tinos is worlds away in attitude and appearance. read more