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1 VOLUME 27 NUMBER 109 FALL 2004 ΟΡΓΑΝΟΝ ΤΩΝ ΑΠΑΝΤΑΧΟΥ ΙΚΑΡΙΩΝ OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE PAN-ICARIAN BROTHERHOOD OF AMERICA AND THE PAN-ICARIAN FOUNDATION OF AMERICA IKARIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY JULY 17, 2004 SUPREME COUNSELOR George Koklanaris, FOUNDATION CHAIR Anthony Kayafas, KRIKOS PRESIDENT George Kesses, Loni Papalos, Stavroula Horiates, Toula Cavarligos, Anna Kayafas, Angeline Saffos, John Kantounis BOTTOM: Gus Cavarligos, SUPREME PRESIDENT George Horiates AGIAS MARINA S FEAST DAY AGIOS KIRIKOS, IKARIA L TO R Ikapia Magazine Page 1

2 IKARIA MAGAZINE IS A QUARTERLY PUBLICATION OF THE PAN-ICARIAN BROTHERHOOD OF AMERICA, ICAROS PAN-ICARIAN BROTHERHOOD OF AMERICA NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 600 E. Camden Avenue Moorestown, NJ Telephone: (w) , (h) SUPREME OFFICERS OF THE PAN-ICARIAN BROTHERHOOD SUPREME PRESIDENT GEORGE G. HORIATES 600 E. Camden Avenue Moorestown, NJ Telephone: (w) , (h) SUPREME VICE PRESIDENT, NICHOLAS J. TSALIS Heatherlea Drive Livonia, MI Telephone: (w) , (h) SUPREME SECRETARY, MIKE AIVALIOTIS 721 8th Street Oakmont, PA Telephone: (w) (ext 33), (h) SUPREME TREASURER, SONJA STEFANADIS 460 Palm Island SE Clearwater, FL Telephone: COUNSELOR, GEORGE KOKLANARIS Harlan Grosse Ile, MI Telephone: (w) , (h) FOUNDATION OFFICERS Chairman Anthony Kayafas, th Ave. Bayside, NY (w) , (h) Vice Chairman Socrates Koutsoutis, 1757 Elton Road, Suite 210 Silver Spring, MD Director Chris Aivaliotis, 701 Brunot Street Verona, PA (w) (ext 30), (h) Director C.D. Gus Yiakas, 1248 Via Coronel Palos Verdes Estates, CA Director PNP John A. Lygizos, 1150 Griswold, Suite 2400 Detroit, MI (w) , (h) Fax: DISTRICT 1- Governor Nikolaos J. Pasamihalis, 1756 Gross Avenue Pennsauken, NJ Telephone: (h) (w) Fax: DISTRICT 2- Governor Emanuel J. Lardas, 3438 Parkview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA Telephone: (h) DISTRICT 3- Governor Nickolas G. Manolis, Arlington Allen Park, MI Telephone: (h) (mobile) DISTRICT 4- Governor Kiki Tratras, 6606 Barrington Green Houston, TX Telephone: DISTRICT 5- Governor PNP George Achedafty, 5348 Keynote Street Long Beach, CA Telephone: DISTRICT 6- Governor Zacharias Lefas, 3351 Ontario Street Montreal, Quebec H1W-1P8, CANADA Telephone: Scholarship Chairman - Steve Stratakos, 8351 West 87 th Street Hickory Hills, IL Ikaria Magazine Editor - Niki Plutis, 1770 Douglas Ave. Dunedin, FL Artist Credit: Deadalus and Icarus - Lord Fredrick Leighton Masthead designed by James Salame Page 2 Ikapia Magazine

3 Dear Brothers and Sisters, PAN ICARIAN BROTHERHOOD OF AMERICA ICAROS 600 EAST CAMDEN AVENUE, MOORESTOWN, NEW JERSEY Headquarters of the Supreme Lodge October, 2004 PRESIDENT S MESSAGE The 2004 Annual Supreme Convention of the Pan Icarian Brotherhood of America will be defined as the convention that charted our course for our next 100 years. I thank all of you for attending the Chicago Convention. Your participation is vital to the continued success of our organization. The meetings were well attended and productive. The new ideas brought forth at the meetings, including an emphasis on youth involvement and Hellenic causes, will be used as a springboard for the upcoming year. Many thanks to Chicago Chapter Foutrides #8 for their efforts and hospitality. We all know the effort that goes into hosting a convention by the local chapter volunteers is immeasurable. It is simply an enormous undertaking. In particular, convention co-chairs Rozina Janis Karnavas and Leo George Manta are to be congratulated in organizing the convention and for a job well done. To our keynote speaker, Mrs. Sophia Pamphilis Sakoutis, we thank you for your thoughtful words and enlightening address. The Pan Icarian Brotherhood has set sail into it s second century of existence with unprecedented momentum. We have been progressive with the inclusion of all of our members by encouraging the participation of our youth. We have the conviction to continue with assistance to noble causes including scholarships, medical assistance and the summer youth course in Ikaria. We have the drive and determination to be in the forefront in maintaining Hellenism and our cultural identity here in the United States and Canada. As we start on the new year, I bring the following matters to your attention. YOUTH COMMITTEE At the convention, the youth committee put forth many proposals which may be of interest. Among them is scheduling a youth conference with the Supreme Lodge in attendance, having a representative attend our meetings and recognizing outstanding youth contributors at the convention. It is my hope we will enact many of their ideas. We will continue to highlight functions in the Calendar of Events published in Ikaria Magazine, attend youth functions and encourage the involvement of our youth. PAN ICARIAN ARCHIVES We will continue with our traveling archives project this year. This program was developed to showcase select items from our national archives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to members in other chapters. Joanne Melachrinos, curator in charge of the archives, has put together a World War One Veterans Exhibit highlighting those Icarians that served the armed forces. If you have any photos or information to assist in this project, kindly contact me as the exhibit will be ready for our fall visitations. FOUNDATION Our heartfelt congratulations also go out to Foundation Chair Anthony Kayafas and the entire foundation board of directors upon their election. I ask that the chapters continue to support the foundation, which is the charitable arm of our organization. There are numerous needs and programs that we support. We can do so much more with your assistance. I wish to highlight that many of you did support, by individual and chapter donations, the complete funding of all scholarship applications for the 2004 year at the Chicago convention. If you were in the delegate room at that time, you still have not forgotten how the delegates stepped up to the plate to make sure that not one applicant was turned away. It made all of us proud to be members in this organization. MEETINGS AND VISITATIONS We will be visiting at least half the chapters again this year. The Supreme Lodge will meet at least three times including our fall visitation in Cleveland, Ohio. The second meeting of the lodge has been set in Clearwater in the winter to inspect and review hotel accommodations for the 2006 convention. The Supreme Lodge is also developing a program to investigate the presence of Icarians in areas where chapters do not exist. We plan on looking into the Boston area during this year to see if there is any interest in the Pan Icarian Brotherhood in that area. Ikapia Magazine Page 3

4 HELLENIC CULTURE There were three projects introduced on the convention floor regarding Hellenic culture. The delegates voted to financially assist the summer course in Ikaria for the 2005 year. The course was successful last year and it is my hope we continue to involve our youth by participating in this program. The American Foundation for Greek Language and Culture, a group which assists academic institutions in the establishment of Greek Studies, has invited us to participate in their winter 2005 meeting in Tampa, Florida. We will be sending representatives as we continue to look into this program. A third project was presented on the floor of the convention regarding a national effort to put a bust of Cleisthenes, the Father of Democracy, in various public buildings and statehouses. This project is one that we will be supporting as outlined below. CLEISTHENES PROJECT The Supreme Lodge pledged at the convention to support this worthwhile endeavor. We should be proud that the chair of the Cleisthenes Project program, Aristotle Hutras, is Icarian. I ask that each chapter sponsor a fundraiser of some sort: a makaronatha, bake sale, etc.. I ask that each chapter send the proceeds of the fundraiser to the Pan Icarian Foundation earmarked for the Cleisthenes Project. It may even be a good idea to have your younger members sponsor the fundraiser. I ask that we support this worthwhile and noble project which embodies the ideals of Hellenism and which should be a great source of pride to all Ikarians as a result of the involvement of Mr. Hutras. GREEK AMERICAN RELATIONS The Pan Icarian Brotherhood has been invited by the American Hellenic Institute to participate in a conference on the future of Hellenism in America. The conference is scheduled for October 16, 2004 in Washington, DC. We will be participating in the conference as we further define our role in the Greek American community. There are so many other facets of the Pan Icarian Brotherhood that I have not mentioned including Ikaria Magazine, the Centennial Album, etc. Time does not permit me to put it all in words at this time. In closing, the Chicago convention concluded my first year as your President. I am again honored with your decision to reelect me. It was a wonderful feeling receiving the approval of our members as to the direction and course we have set for our future. I take this time to reflect on two individuals who are no longer with us as I did have a heavy heart regarding their absence at the past convention. At the 1990 Chicago convention, I spent the convention weekend with childhood friend and cousin the late Kyriaki Speis Doumazios of the Pandiki chapter. Koula was a yearly fixture at the conventions, Pandiki dances, and Ikaria in the summertime. She was one person that you always looked forward to seeing. Also, I thought of the late George A. Saffos of Chapter Atheras. More than anyone, George took the time to indoctrinate me as to the Pan Icarian Brotherhood on the Supreme Lodge level. I am sad they never got to see me as President but somehow I know they are looking down with pride and approval. Finally, I thank the officers of the Supreme Lodge for their assistance this past year and for their continued commitment to the betterment of the brotherhood. They play an integral role in our day to day operations and represent our future leadership. On behalf of all the officers of the Pan Icarian Brotherhood Supreme Lodge it is my hope you enjoy the closing months of our 101 st year as the oldest Greek American organization in the western hemisphere. With the assistance of all of us, the Pan Icarian Brotherhood will continue to flourish into our future generations. Fraternally, GEORGE G. HORIATES Supreme President Page 4 Ikapia Magazine

5 REPORT OF SUPREME LODGE PRESIDENT GEORGE G. HORIATES Presented on the Convention Floor on Sunday, September 5, 2004 Mr. Convention Chair, convention officers, delegates, brothers and sisters, I thank you for allowing me to serve as your Supreme Lodge President this past year. I congratulate Chicago Chapter Foutrides for hosting the 101 st Anniversary Convention. I extend my best wishes and gratitude to Convention Chair Rozina Karnavas and convention cochair Leo Manta, as well as to all of the local chapter s volunteers in organizing this memorable convention. As the odometer turned onto our 101 st year, I provide you with my report on the current state of our Brotherhood. SUMMER YOUTH IN IKARIA In 2001, we sponsored a summer youth program in Ikaria. This year, The Hellenic Society Paideia, sponsored a 3 credit course on Ikaria the first three weeks of July We sent the applications to all of our chapters to take advantage of this unique opportunity. I went to Ikaria and caught up with some of our youth. They seemed to enjoy the class and I am hopeful we can continue these type of programs in the future. MEMBERSHIP It wasn t long ago that we reached an all time high of 2,225 members. This year marks the second year in a row where we have not been able to surpass that mark. I do thank the chapter officers that go out and chase down the dues. On a whole, and that includes the lodge officers, we can do better job of maintaining members and recruiting new members. Without the dues, the Supreme Lodge cannot support projects necessary to the vitality of our brotherhood. Ikaria Magazine, the archives, yesterday s President s luncheon, Supreme Lodge events, visitations, even the youth banquet at this convention are sponsored by you through your dues. I am hopeful that more chapters will be providing dues for 2004 by the end of the year. YOUTH As a role model by being the youngest member of our brotherhood ever to have served as Supreme President, I take the issue of youth involvement to heart. We have been pro-active about youth involvement and that is a credit to the chapters. I attended some youth events throughout the year. We put a Calender of Events in the Ikaria Magazine to encourage youth participation in each other s functions. Many of our youth serve as chapter presidents. I reserve additional comments on this issue as it is the topic of my banquet address tonight. FOUNDATION The Foundation contributed significantly to our operations this year, including covering the balance of the Centennial Video cost. I am hopeful that our youth took advantage of the fact that the scholarship amounts were increased again this year. I am hopeful that those increases will continue. My only concern is that the Foundation should meet and attend at least one of our Supreme Lodge meetings throughout the year. It would really add to the information we provide our members and also highlight all of the good the foundation does for the brotherhood. I also noted only four chapters, Akron, Lefkas, Atheras, Pharos, contributed to the Foundation through the end of May, That cannot continue. The Foundation needs to do a better job of reaching out to the chapters. I do point out it was a pleasure working with Foundation Chair Anthony Kayafas. We spoke frequently on numerous topics and Anthony took the time to attend and present reports at all three Supreme Lodge Meetings. This leads me into my next topic, the Old Age Home. I am honored that we have here a this convention Gus Cavarlingos. I met with Gus and his wife this past summer. We attended a dinner hosted by the church to raise funds for the Old Age Home. The late John Souroumanis did leave a bequest to the Pan Icarian Foundation for distribution to the Holy Church of the Virgin Mary Home for the Aged. As to the amount of monies that is not clear. I am hopeful that this estate matter will be resolved before the next convention and that the Pan Icarian Brotherhood remains true to our position as an apolitical organization. Ikapia Magazine Page 5

6 CENTENNIAL VIDEO DOCUMENTARY By now, all of you know that the video was completed this past spring. We put the order forms in Ikaria Magazine and also on our web site. I hope each of you take advantage of the documentary and purchase your copies. I envision we will continue to run the order forms in the magazine. We also distributed copies on the delegate tables at this convention. CENTENNIAL ALBUM I recognize Nikitas Tripodes, our historian emeritus has been working on this project. Some of our most important history was being warehoused either at Akron or Kent State University. After much investigation and the assistance of Koula Glaros King, we confirmed these materials are in an Akron library s general circulation. We will be working on copying or retrieving these important documents this year. ARCHIVES I would like to recognize Joanne Melachrinos, our curator/director of the archives. Joanne has been in charge of preserving our historical documents. I believe we should continue to support this worthwhile cause not only through our financial support, but by continuing to send relevant documents and photos to Joanne for preservation. The term archives does not exclusively mean old documents and photographs. If you have any current information you believe is of value, send it to the archives. TRAVELING ARCHIVES EXHIBIT This past year I asked Joanne to provide me with a traveling archive exhibit that we could show members and take with us during our travels. It is important that all of the chapters be exposed to our wonderful history. Joanne has assured me that a traveling archives exhibit will be up and running starting this year. We are looking at displaying a small veterans exhibit - those Icarian - Americans and Canadiens that served the armed forces WWI. If you have any photos, please send them in and support this project. This past year, the Lodge created our own traveling archives exhibit. Highlights of the exhibit include; a plaque commemorating the unveiling of the Icarus statue at Eastern Michigan University, the New York City Proclamation recognizing the Pan Icarian Brotherhood on the occasion of the centennial, the placard with our name on it commemorating the First Flight Centennial in Kitty Hawk, N.C. and various other documents and photographs. We must continue with this endeavor in future years to show the archives to all of our members. WEB SITE Our website, is maintained by Dean Tripodes with the assistance of Dr. Nikitas Tripodes. If your chapter has a page on the site, I ask that your update it. It doesn t take long and it looks better to those outside our organization. This year, we included current Supreme Lodge news in the form of our President s Messages, put the order form on the site and linked the Chicago Convention Page to the site. What I d like us to do is to continue to improve the site by adding a chat room as well as putting the Calendar of Events on it. I hope we continue to use the power of the web as a source for providing information to the members. HELLENIC CULTURE Last year, Dr. Stanton Tripodis continued this committee recognizing our need to promote and assist in maintaining Hellenism. A possible project mentioned last year was participating in the funding of a university professorship through the American Foundation of Greek Language and Culture. This past summer I met with Dr. Peter Yiannos and Dr. Constantine Georgiou, professors at the AFGLC s latest Hellenic Center. Earlier today, I presented you with a report with flyers, informational handouts and a DVD presentation. I hope the Pan Icarian Brotherhood considers assisting in the establishment of a Hellenic Studies Center in the near future. Now, we have been invited to the AFGLC Forum 2005 meeting in Tampa, FL on February 26, We will be sending representatives and I invite all of you to consider this worthwhile project. We also discussed the Cleisthenes Project as well as our support of the college course on Ikaria. These issues are more fully addressed in the Hellenic Culture Report. Page 6 Ikapia Magazine

7 IKARIA MAGAZINE At this time I wish to recognize Niki Plutis, our Ikaria Magazine editor and Stella Pastis Thomas our former Ikaria Magazine editor. This was Niki Plutis first year as editor of the magazine. I hope you enjoyed the new look of the magazine. It was difficult and interesting trying to set up the magazine. At first, we had to set up the editor with technical support - a computer, scanner, printers, surge protector, dial-up internet connection, all of the equipment necessary to get the magazine started. I am sure you were here for the editor s report so I will spare you with more details. However, all in all it was a successful first year. I am hopeful we will get many more years of service from Niki Plutis. We owe her a debt of gratitude. I also wish to thank PSP Dr. Stanton Tripodis who served as the magazine s business manager. DATABASE MANAGEMENT I wish to recognize Supreme Lodge Treasurer Sonja Stefanadis. Sonja stepped to the plate in a big way by being our new Database Manager. An accurate database is vital to our membership roles. Sonja methodically has been learning the database program and has been processing the slips for She needs our help. The chapter officers have to continue to update their member addresses and send in the receipts promptly. The database will only be as good as the prompt information provided by you. TRAVEL There were many events as we started our first year of the next centennial. The Supreme Lodge started off with it s organization meeting following the convention in Pittsburgh, PA. On September 20, 2003, we had an inaugural party at the Philadelphia Clubhouse in Pennsauken, NJ. Treasurer Mike and Elaine Avaliotis were present as was Nick Pasamihalis, District Governor #1. I thank all of the members that attended and those that could not but sent their best wishes. On October 4, 2003, Vice President Nick Tsalis, District Governor Nick Manolis, Counselor George Koklanaris and the Detroit Chapter were present at the unveiling of the Icaros statue of Eastern Michigan University. Chapter Spanos is to be commended for their efforts in supporting this statue which will be seen by many for generations to come. On October 11, 2003, I attended New York - Pandiki s fall dance. There were many members present and as always, I enjoyed their filoxenia. On October 23, 2003, I traveled with PSP John Sakoutis to Manhattan to present New York Governor Pataki an honorary membership in our Brotherhood. We also received an award commemorating our Centennial. Members of the press covered the event and we were warmly received. On November 1, 2003, we had our 1 st Supreme Lodge Meeting in Wilmington, North Carolina. We traveled to Myrtle Beach to review accommodations for next year s convention. We also were treated to a pig picking. Therma is truly ready for next year. On November 8, 2003, I visited Parma Drakenon #24. I enjoyed their hospitality and stayed for their meeting. On December 12-13, 2003, PSPs George Contis and Petros Tsantes attended the SAE Conference in Greece. I thank both of them for attending in my absence as the same weekend I was in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina to celebrate the First Flight Centennial. By now you have read my comments on this event so I will not rehash them here. I will tell you it was the highlight of the year. On January 17, 2004, I traveled with my driving partner, my dad, to Steubenville, OH. The members of the chapter braved a winter storm to welcome me and we enjoyed a spaghetti dinner. PSP Bill Lakios and Sarandos Tsouris were both honored with me at the event. I thank President Sharon Katsaros for the fine evening. On January 31, 2004, we had our second Supreme Lodge in Montreal, Canada. I believe it s important to continue to have Supreme Lodge meetings in as many chapters as possible, as opposed to going to the same places every year. I think the chapters we selected were appreciative of our efforts to keep in contact with all the chapters in our domain. The Chapter members, along with some members from Toronto, welcomed us with open arms. After the meeting we were treated to dinner in Greek town. I thank Montreal for being gracious hosts. On February 21, 2004, I came here to Chicago to visit with the local chapter and see how they were making out with the convention, presided over their elections and enjoyed spending time with the chapter members. Ikapia Magazine Page 7

8 On March 6, 2004, I attended New York Pandiki s Youth Dance. It was a wonderful opportunity to spend time supporting a youth event. On March 20-21, 2004, I visited with KavoPapas in Houston, Texas. I thank John and Karla Saffos for hosting the meeting which was well attended. On March 28, 2004, I attended the Greek Independence Day Parade in New York City. Thereafter, I went to the clubhouse for the traditional makaronotha. On April 18, 2004, I appeared at and hosted a television program in Philadelphia, Greek Spirit. The show centered around the Pan Icarian Brotherhood as we showed clips from the video documentary. It was well received in the Delaware Valley Area. On April 25, 2004, I along with my father George A. Horiates and District Governor #1 Nikolaos Pasamihalis, paid a visit to Baltimore. We participated in the Chapter s meeting and enjoyed a barbecue. On May 2, 2004, along with District Governor #1 Nikolaos Pasamihalis, we traveled to Port Jefferson. We attended their meeting, were treated to dinner and toured the new church that many of the local Icarians supported, The Assumption of the Theotokos. On Memorial Day Weekend, the Supreme Lodge had it s 3rd and final meeting in Warren, Ohio. We started off Saturday in Pittsburgh where we participated in the Steve Manners Golf tournament, attended the dinner after the tournament. The next day we traveled to Warren where we had lunch and the meeting. The meeting was a success in that there were numerous representatives from other chapters. Our Supreme Lodge meetings were more regionally oriented with multiple chapters participating, and we should be proud of that fact. Then, we went back to Pittsburgh for the dance. I thank both of the chapters and particularly Koula Glaros King for her kind words and filoxenia. On June 12, 2004, I went to Detroit and participated in their golf tournament. I thank our Vice President Nick Tsalis, District Governor Nick Manolis and Counselor George Koklanaris and their families for their hospitality. In July, 2004, I traveled to Ikaria. Seeing the island again as Supreme President was a wonderful experience. I thank the Krikos members for touring the island with me and for their hospitality. I toured the hospital, Krikos clubhouse, the airport and I enjoyed every minute of it. I was honored to lay a wreath at the memorial on Agias Marinas, the day of Icarian Independence. Supreme President, George Horiates in Ikaria with Krikos Officers Supreme President, George Horiates in Ikaria with Metropolitan Eusevios In closing, I received numerous letters of congratulations from chapters and individuals when the year started. I took to heart a letter sent to me by PSP Petros Tsantes. Petros wrote: Set the pulse, set the tone, set the standards, set the goals for an aspiring leadership by which the brotherhood will spread its wings encompassing the span of our second century. That is what I tried to do. That is what I will continue to do. I thank you for your time. Supreme President, George Horiates presents a memorial wreath on Agias Marina s feast day July 17, Page 8 Ikapia Magazine

9 BANQUET ADDRESS OF SUPREME LODGE PRESIDENT GEORGE G. HORIATES Presented at the Chicago Convention banquet on September 5, 2004 Father Byron and Presvytera, distinguished guests of the dais, ladies and gentlemen, fellow Icarian brothers and sisters: We have started off our new centennial with an enthusiastic year. Interest in the Brotherhood is at an all time high, our membership is once again in excess of 2,000 members, we have completed our centennial video, we have established an active national archives. Our foundation continues to render financial assistance for medical care, awards more scholarship amounts and awards than ever, and provides more assistance than ever. We have more chapters than ever with the potential for more. In addition to being the oldest, I believe we are the most organized, enthusiastic and productive Greek- American organization in the western hemisphere. My message tonight is that we must continue and improve upon the involvement of our youth. It would be a mistake, a lost opportunity if we were to sit back and rest upon our laurels. We should not let our past achievements blind us to the fact that across the diaspora, membership in other Greek-American organizations is on the decline. The most obvious reason for our accomplishments is that we have been successful in passing the torch to future generations. We are here to continue the traditions of the past generations and instill those traditions upon our future - our youth. Many years ago I came across a poem which I believe is applicable to our brotherhood. Lesson of the Bridge Builder An old man, going along a highway, Came at the evening, cold and gray, To a chasm vast and deep and wide; The old man crossed in the twilight dim, The sullen stream had no fear for him; But he turned when safe on the other side And built a bridge to span the tide. Old man, said a fellow pilgrim near, You are wasting your strength with building here; Your journey will end with the ending day, You never again will pass this way; Why build you this bridge at evening tide? The builder lifted his old gray head - Good friend, in the path I have come, he said, There followeth after me today, A youth whose feet must pass this way; This chasm that has been naught to me To that fair youth may a pitfall be; He, too, must cross in the twilight dim - Good friend, I am building this bridge for him. This convention, starting off our next 100 years, will hopefully be looked upon as a watershed moment in our rich history. It is at this convention where the talk of the day has been to involve our youth and where our youth responded in great numbers on the convention floor. This weekend we had an active and involved youth committee meet, discuss their concerns and present a report on the convention floor. They have many ideas and aspirations for involvement in the Pan Icarian Brotherhood. There were many delegates in their twenties and thirties at this convention. We responded by providing additional scholarships so that not one applicant was turned down. We responded by providing assistance to the summer college program in Ikaria. This year we put a Calendar of Events in the magazine to encourage youth participation in each other s chapter functions. Their were many youth involved in their chapters. Five chapter presidents were in their twenties or thirties. At this convention I am proud that for a second year in a row we had a kids banquet, there was a singles coffee hour, dance workshop, viojam, children s party, playroom and other events. The Chicago chapter is to be commended. They get it. The youth who attend meetings in your chapter are to be encouraged and commended. As the youngest member of our brotherhood to have served as Supreme President, I say to our younger Icarians, get involved now, your brotherhood needs your energy and enthusiasm. To our older Icarians, you too can help by getting your own children involved. No matter how young or old, your children should be at your chapter meetings or events with you - get them there - Build that Bridge And so, fellow Icarians, I propose a toast to the next 100 years, may they be brighter and more vibrant then our past 100 years. With your assistance, may our children s children, our future generations have the same zeal and love for Ikaria and our fellow Ikarians that we have. I thank you all. Ikapia Magazine Page 9

10 The following is a partial list of special awards made at the banquet. Chicago Chapter Foutrides presented awards to: PSP John Janis - The former foundation chair and Past Supreme President was recognized and provided remarks. Costa and Toula Cavarligos (pictured below) - Mr. and Mrs. Cavarlingos serve as volunteers at the Old Age Home in Ikaria. Mr. Cavarligos was recently elected president of the Krikos chapter. They are also members of Chapter Foutrides. Supreme Lodge President George G. Horiates presented awards to: Chicago Chapter Foutrides #8 - recognizing the efforts of all the chapter members in putting forth the convention. Sarandos Tsouris- Mr. Tsouris, a member of the Steubenville chapter, was SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS Convention cochairs: Rozina Karnavas & Leo Manta unable to attend. He was recognized for his lifetime contributions to the brotherhood. Accepting on his behalf was his brother Pandelis Tsouris of Adelaide, South Australia. Dr. Anthony Papalas, Professor at East Carolina University - Dr. Papalas played an integral role involving the Pan Icarian Brotherhood in the Wright Brothers First Flight Centennial in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. PSP Dr. Stanton Tripodis. Dr. Tripodis, our immediate Past Supreme President, was recognized for his contributions to the brotherhood and for his many years of service on the Supreme Lodge. REPORT OF SUPREME VICE PRESIDENT TO THE 2004 SUPREME CONVENTION - BY NICHOLAS J. TSALIS After our Family trip to Ikaria and the very impressive Olympics, I extend greetings from our brothers and sisters in Greece. It is great to be back in Chicago and see all the hard work result in a wonderful reunion. I remember the 1982 convention here when the Foutrides girls dance troupe led off the grand banquet. While we stole a couple of them, my wife Maria and sister-in-law Toula Koklanaris to Detroit. It is great to see those young adults 22 years later running this convention. Congratulations to the album committee, James Lakerdas, Dena Kotsores-Ozman and Anna Maria Lambidis on a thoughtful and poetic book. Paraphrasing Olympic President Rogge - Chicago You Have Won. Membership: I am happy to report that our overall numbers are recovering and while some chapters need help, most have met their goals. I particularly would like to congratulate the hard working Presidents of chapters that increased membership: Therma-President Dr. E. Koklanaris, Oinoe-President Bessie Bornino and Akron s outgoing President Alice Chibis. Membership for 2004 presently stands at 2,100. The winners of the membership drive are as follows: small chapter Akron, 20% gain medium chapter North Carolina 12% gain large chapter Chicago, 19% gain The secret, according to President Bornino keep calling until the dues come in. Youth: Refer to minutes for thoughtful recommendations made on convention floor by committee of young Ikarians. Allow me to read the back page of the Aristides Foutrides Convention Album; A quote from Aristides E. Phoutrides, The Victory, Here is a passage: Of the waves. Thy fury shall soon in hush To my reason yield; and a glittering flush Of aerial fleets shall blaze through thy sphere! For my spirit is bold; and it know no fear. Our brotherhood must continue to dream and reach high, together working for future goals. I dream of reaching the many goals we can achieve. A convention in Ikaria, a senior citizens center of our own, a free youth banquet, scholarship recipients who stay active after graduating. Let us all participate in the Magazine, help the Foundation help others and insure all our chapters stay active and loving. KAI EMEIS EXOUME EVA ONEIPO TO IKARIOTIKO PVEBMA NA MAS MEVE OLH NA EMASTE MELH - EVOMENE STHV OIKOUMEVE Page 10 Ikapia Magazine

11 REPORT OF SUPREME SECRETARY TO THE 2004 SUPREME CONVENTION - BY EMMANUEL C. AIVALIOTIS I would like to thank A. Phoutrides Chapter for hosting what is quickly becoming a wonderful and successful Convention. Throughout the year, we have appealed to the Chapters to keep after updating their past membership lists and seeking out new members to insure the Brotherhood s growth. We asked for dues and member information to be sent to us as soon as it is paid. Many Chapters did this. The dues are the main fundraiser for the Lodge. Our expenses are great and it is important that we remain financially strong throughout the year. Our current membership is 2,100, down from last year. Although somewhat disappointing, we are still proud of our numbers. I would like to suggest that in an effort to boost membership, as soon as a young person is eligible they be afforded the opportunity to join at a reduced or student rate of $15, or the per capita due. And most important, married couples should both pay dues. We should be proud and support the fact that the Pan-Icarian Brotherhood is an egalitarian organization not mired in the chauvinistic ways of other Greek organizations. Additionally critical is updating the officers list. All mailings go to those officers. Also I would like to thank Supreme President George Horiates. He has helped with my job immensely. We had three mailings and three Supreme Lodge meetings. It has been a pleasure working with President Horiates and I look forward hopefully to another year. REPORT OF SUPREME COUNSELOR TO THE 2004 SUPREME CONVENTION - BY GEORGE N. KOKLANARIS Brothers and Sisters: For your review, I have calendared my activities as Counselor for the Brotherhood for the past year. They are as follows: October, 2003 Reviewed proposed contract for the 2005 Myrtle Beach/Wilmington convention November 1, 2003 Attended site meeting with hotel and host chapter to discuss contract terms. November 4, 2003 Sent draft of Act of God Clause to Supreme President & Myrtle Beach hotel for review. November 20, 2003 Reviewed final contract terms & room count for host chapter. Approved contract. January 31, 2004 Attended Supreme Lodge meeting in Montreal. Reviewed with Lodge & Foundation Chair the Souromanis Will/ Gift to Brotherhood for Old Age Home. March 3, 2004 Responded to request for By Laws of Brotherhood by Brother Michael Lardas (IPOA) July 17, 2004 Attended Icarian Independence Day Ceremony with Supreme President George Horiates in Agios Kirikos, Ikaria. This concludes my report. Please feel free to call upon me should you have any questions. Supreme President George Horiates and Supreme Vice President Nick Tsalis at President s Luncheon THE IKARIA MAGAZINE WINTER EDITION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 15, 2004 Ikapia Magazine Page 11

12 REPORT OF SUPREME TREASURER TO THE 2004 SUPREME CONVENTION - BY SONJA STEFANADIS Page 12 Ikapia Magazine 09/01/03 Beginning Balance Checking Account $ 95, INCOME: Per Capita $ ,113 $31, $ 32, Centennial DVD/VHS Sales 2, Donation 5.00 Balance of Money Market Account , Total Income $130, EXPENSES: 09/30/03 #3086 Niki Plutis (Computer for Ikaria Magazine) $ 2, /03/03 #3087 Icaria Magazine (1 st issue) 5, #3088 Voided 11/11/03 #3089 First Flight Centennial Fdn. 2, #3090 Voided #3091 Business Document Services (Stationery) #3092 John Sakoutis (Rab's Trophy World) Trophies /18/03 #3093 Emanuel Aivaliotis (S.L. Allotment) /01/04 #3094 NY Fed. of Hellenic Societies (Journal Ad) #3095 PIB-Pandiki #5 (March 25 Float) /22/04 #3096 Nikolaos Pasamihalis (S.L. Allotment) /22/04 #3097 Post Modern, Inc. (DVD Dup.) #3098 WRS Motion Pictures, Inc. (Centennial) #3099 Voided #3100 PIB-Icaros #7 (Hqts/Archives Rent) 1, #3101 Icaria Magazine (2 nd Issue) 5, #3102 Elaine Aivaliotis (Mailing of Cent. Tapes) #3103 George Horiates (Pauls's Custom Awards) /30/04 #3104 Stanton Tripodis (Clw. Reprographics-Receipts) #3105 George Horiates (Mini-Conv. Ad #7) #3106 Post Modern, Inc.(Centennial) #3107 PIB-Foutrides #8 (Full Page Conv. Ad) #3108 PIB-George Spanos #9 (Golf Tournament) /17/04 #3109 Sun Trust (17 month C.D.) 50, #3110 George Horiates (S.Pres. Allotment) 2, #3111 Nicholas Pasamihalis (Pres. Lunch Awards) /04/04 #3112 George Horiatis (Printing for Hellenic Culture) #3113 Nikitas Tripodes (Website & Domain 2003/2004) #3114 Post Modern, Inc. (Centennial) #3115 Vassilia Pori (Translation pp) #3116 George Achidafty (S.L. Allotment) #3117 PIB-Foutrides #8 President's Luncheon #3118 Sonja Stefanadis (S.L. Allotment) #3119 Sonja Stefanadis (S.L. Treasurer's Expenses) /05/04 #3120 Nick Tsalis (S.L. Allotment) #3121 Nick Manolis (S.L. Allotment) #3122 George N. Koklanaris (S.L. Allotment) #3123 Baywalk Web Development ( ) Total Expenses $79, BALANCE Checking Acct. $50, Certificate of Deposit $50, Interest $50, TOTAL ASSETS $100,576.51

13 HELLENIC CULTURE REPORT Submitted by Supreme President, George G. Horiates There were 3 proposals brought forth at the Chicago Convention. They are as follows: 1. Ikaria Summer Course - This program, through the Hellenic Society Paideia, was well received this past summer. The 3 credit course was given in Ikaria the first 3 weeks of July There is a request to assist the program in 2005 through a monetary donation of $10, (Postnote: The request was approved in it s entirety.) 2. Cleistenes Project - Aristotle Hutras the chair of this program presented a replica bust of the father of modernday democracy. The Cleistenes Project will bring recognition to persons who have had a significant impact on democratic governance. This will be accomplished through the creation of plaster busts of these great figures for display. The bust will honor Greek statesman Cleisthenes, the Father of Democracy. The Cleisthenes project will also fund the acquisition of a bust of United States Founding Father Thomas Jefferson. Mr. Hutras asked the delegates to make a commitment to ensure the success of The Cleisthenes Project. Through their leadership, generosity and sense of civic pride, they will present Cleistenes busts, one for each legislative chamber, to the Ohio Statehouse. At that time, they will also present busts of Thomas Jefferson as well as funds for continuing education. Future busts are intended for other government facilities. The Supreme Lodge will be asking the chapters to assist this cause throughout the year. 3. American Foundation for Greek Language & Culture Established by a group of concerned Hellenes and Philehellens across American, the Foundation is a nonprofit public educational organization with headquarters in Tampa, FL. Its members are convinced that the quality of world leadership tomorrow depends upon the quality of the educational curriculum today. Thus it is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of Greek culture and language worldwide through institutions of higher learning. To this end it aims at establishing Interdisciplinary Centers of Hellenic Studies (ICHS) at selected universities throughout the United States and internationally. Each Center consists of five professorships, endowed in perpetuity, covering all aspects of Hellenic culture, especially as they have impacted modern civilizations: Language and Literature, Philosophy, History, Culture (art, archeology, musicology or related subjects), and Byzantine History & Orthodox Religion. AFGLC has invited the Brotherhood to attend it s winter meeting in Tampa, Florida in the winter of REPORT OF THE BUDGET COMMITTEE by Nikitas Tripodes, Chairman. Committee members included: Mike Aivaliotis, Nikolaos J. Pasamihalis, George G. Horiates National Lodge Budget Lodge Income: Dues: $15 each...$31,500 $50, %...$ 1,300 Sales of Icarian history videos/dvds...$ 2,500 Total projected income...$35,300 Lodge Expenses: Travel: President...$ 2,500 Travel: Other officers (10 x $750 each)...$ 7,500 IKARIA magazine (3 to 4 issues)...$12,000 IKARIA magazine editor (typesetting, layout)...$ 3,000 Administrative expenses: Postage, mailings, computer software, phone, printing, awards, updating mailing list database, legal expenses, officer s fidelity bond, archives & preservation, transcription & translation of minutes & records, updating of records, photocopying, etc...$ 9,466 Pan-Icarian website hosting fee ($20/month)...$ Pan-Icarian website annual maintenance fee...$ 594 Total Lodge expenses...$35,300 Foundation Budget Foundation Income Interest income...$72,000 Funds from principal of assets...$15,000 Christmas drive...$ 5,000 Pledges for scholarship at 2004 convention...$ 4,800 Income from Lacas estate...$ 4,800 Total Foundation income...$101,600 Foundation Expenses Bank fees...$ 8,500* Lacas endowment bank fees...$ 1,300* Office expenses (mailings etc.)...$ 1,000 Christmas drive...$ 1,000 Staff...$ 2,400 C.P.A. fees...$ 1,200 State of PA non-profit corp. fee...$ 100 Scholarships 24 $1,200 each...$28,800 4 pledged at 2004 convention $1,200 ea...$ 4,800 2 $1,700 each...$ 3,400 2 $1,700 each...$ 3,400 4 for $1,200 each(lacas estate)...$ 4,800 IKARIA Magazine...$ 5,000 $2,000 is refundable from donations received Medical & Contingency Fund...$16,550 Red Cross for Florida hurricane relief...$ 5,000 Paedia summer youth program on Icaria...$10,000 March 25 parade float NY (Pandiki Chapter)...$ 750 Pittsburgh headquarters/archives rent...$ 3,600 Total Foundation expenses...$101,600 Both Budgets were approved unanimously on Sept. 5, 2004 *Bank fees are calculated as a percentage of Foundation assets. Ikapia Magazine Page 13

14 REPORT OF IKARIA MAGAZINE EDITOR TO THE 2004 SUPREME CONVENTION - BY NIKI PLUTIS This first year has been quite an experience - I have learned a lot about the Pan-Icarian Brotherhood, time management skills and the importance of producing a polished magazine. I have a great deal of pride in Ikaria Magazine and I hope to continue to deliver a publication that all of our members look forward to receiving. I want to first thank Stella Thomas for her hours of valuable advice. Stella really taught me what to expect as I had no idea what type of project I had gotten myself into. In fact, many of the policies I subscribe to in editing the magazine came directly from Stella. These policies should be familiar to most of you. They are the simple, basic procedures of what is involved in producing a magazine that everyone in the Brotherhood finds interesting and newsworthy As you know, the set up of the magazine has been to give priority to the news and letters from officers of the Supreme Lodge, the news from the Foundation including all donations and of course, news from all of our chapters. I encourage all chapters to continue to send as much information, news and photos as possible. There are only a few items in which I ask the chapters to refrain from submitting. These would be information about illnesses, internal chapter problems and wedding engagements. Also, because of space limitations, please avoid sending news on pre-high school graduates for honors or achievements unless they are recognized in state or national competitions. We are fortunate, in our American- Icarian community to have so many bright and talented youth. However, due to space, I ask that chapters save all of this information until the student graduates. At this time a comprehensive article about the student, highlighting all of his or her achievements throughout the years, would be published. Like many news publications, Ikaria magazine encourages it s subscribers to share their views on any issue pertaining to our Brotherhood s activities and businesses as letters to the editor. If ever the editor questions the political appropriateness of a letter, in particular one that has any reference to problems on the island of Ikaria, the editor will consult with the Supreme Lodge for direction. All sides of a controversial issue can forward their views. These letters should be to the point and may be edited for taste, clarity and length. Letters should always include the writer s name and chapter. Ikaria Magazine also encourages Foundation scholarship recipients to send a copy of their letter of thanks to Ikaria Magazine for publication. To ensure that your reports, letters and news will be included in the current issue of a magazine, it is advised to your information as early as possible before the deadline so that I have sufficient time to format your submissions. You can always make changes to your submissions prior to print, but material that is submitted after the magazine goes to print is saved for the next issue of the magazine. In the past year, I have found that things work out best when a member or officer from each chapter acts as the chapter contact for the magazine. This way, every chapter will be equally represented in each issue of Ikaria magazine and there is less chance for duplication of news. I want to encourage everyone to continue sending as much news as possible, but please keep in mind that the more organized we are as a Brotherhood, the better represented we will be in print. Bringing me to my last point; as mentioned in the most recent issue of Ikaria Magazine, the Brotherhood is making a formal request for HELP. I desperately need a couple of people to assist me when I receive submissions that aren t electronic. Fortunately, most of the information that I receive is via and this helps out a great deal. Putting the magazine together takes months of work. If someone could come forward to aid those members who do not have access to a computer and type their submissions - both English and Greek - it would be an immense help. Anyone interested can contact me or any of the officers. In conclusion, I just want to thank everyone for their support and kindness - it is a pleasure working with many of you. Thanks especially to PSP Stanton Tripodis for acting as my business manager and to Supreme President George Horiates for the encouraging phone conversations. Thank you and enjoy your time here in Chicago! Page 14 Ikapia Magazine

15 KEYNOTE ADDRESS DELIVERED BY SOPHIA (PAMPHILIS) SAKOUTIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2004 PAN-ICARIAN CONVENTION I have been asked to address you on this brotherhood, what it has been and what it will become. Yet it seems to me that those questions can be answered by staying fully present in this moment, because the answers are here in this room. I look around me and see the faces that have surrounded me my whole life. And everywhere I see those faces is home. Do you wonder why when our children go to Ikaria they feel like they belong? Those same faces, those faces of comfort are all around them, on people they haven t even met. At a convention just like this one, my uncle George Pamphilis, once came up behind Theia Alisavet Pastis, hugged her and called her manna. She turned around and laughingly told him she wasn t his manna. She was the first cousin of his manna. Our lives have been criss crossing since we were babies. Whether the connections we have to each other are fleeting or are long lived, those braids that tie us to each other are built on silken threads of a love that time and even conflict cannot unravel. One of my cousins is from the other political party. Every time he begins spouting his political rhetoric, I want to wrap my hands around his neck and strangle him. But I love him. I can t help but want him around...even if he is misguided. We are so blessed to have this kind of love almost as an Ikarian birthright. We are so blessed to feel this way about thousands of people. So many other men and women walk through their lives barely connected to their families of origin, let alone to bigger family groupings. One reversal in their lives can send them on a descent into despair without escape. I m not saying we don t experience our share of heart ache. I m not saying we don t sink into despair. But as long as one of those people who love us is around to notice, we get arms wrapped around us, holding us as long as they need to for the despair to finally pass. Of course not every Ikarian was born to us. Some Ikarians were born into families from different parts of Greece; some were born into ethnicities from different parts of the world. But when they meet one of us, when they fall in love, when they ultimately realize they have entered into an incredibly large extended family, they come to appreciate that they too, have come home. Wherever those faces are, is home. This brotherhood began with men reaching out to each other to offer whatever protection and help they could give to each other. They knew that no matter what the hardship, no matter what the sacrifice, they could survive it together. This brotherhood has thrived for over one hundred years for the same three reasons that it will continue to thrive: we need each other, we want each other, and it s a party when we re together. I know that chapters periodically worry that their chapter won t make it into the next generation. Frankly, that s a worry of success, not failure. They have done their work in the brotherhood so well that they seem to be self sufficient and self reliant. The generations that are growing up in the meanwhile, necessarily have all the qualities of their elders. In every generation you will see qualities of leadership, commitment, enthusiasm, talents and gifts of every conceivable stripe. But those young people will not write the brotherhood into their agenda books until they realize that they too are now needed. You don t have to plead with them, you just have to know which of these kids has the talent that you need and approach that kid. If you don t know who that child is, ask your children, ask your nieces and nephews, who that child is. They have been growing up together just as we grew up together. They know who has energy, who has leadership, who has enthusiasm. And once you tap into the resource of that first child, that child will pull in the other children she has known all her life. Why? Because we want to be together. We have grown up going to each other s baptisms, weddings, names day parties. We have spent Labor Day weekend together, New Year s Day celebrations together, Memorial Day weekends together. We have sought each other out when we vacationed in Ikaria. We have vacationed in each other s homes when we didn t quite have the money to go any farther. We have pruned each other s overgrown trees; we have decorated each other s homes at Christmas. Give us an excuse, we love being together. And part of the reason that we love being together is because it s always a party. One of the most painful memories of my teenage years was when my Papou Christ Aivaliotis died before his time. My grandmother Maria, who to this day is one of the most beautiful women I know, had gathered up into this tiny version of herself wracked with grief. Yet even then, even at a moment so painful that we could hardly breathe, all those faces came. Hundreds and hundreds of those faces. They surrounded us all. They held us knowing that we needed to be held. And they told us the best stories of our papou, daddy, husband. They made the unbearable bearable. They turned a terrible event into a mini convention. Certainly more somber, certainly more tear soaked, but even then we could find reasons to smile and even to laugh in delight with memories someone shared with us. You don t have to worry about the next generation, because each of us has shown our children, nieces and nephews the things that matter to us. We have shown continued page 78 Ikapia Magazine Page 15

16 Friday, Sept. 3, 2004 Minutes of the 2004 Supreme Convention of the Pan-Icarian Brotherhood of America Icaros, Sheraton Chicago Hotel, Chicago, Ill, September 3-6, 2004 At 4:50 p.m., opening remarks to welcome the guests and delegates were made by Convention Co-Chairs Rozina Karnavas and Leo Manta. Honorary Convention Chairman PSP John Janis gave welcome remarks. Co-Chair Leo Manta congratulated the committee for last year s Centennial Celebration Convention in Pittsburgh for their fine efforts. He then recognized Supreme President George G. Horiates, who thanked the Chicago Convention committee for all their work. He then introduced the Supreme Lodge members, and other dignitaries: Supreme Vice Pres. Nicholas Tsalis Supreme Secretary Emanuel Avaliotis Supreme Treasurer Sonja Stefanadis PSP Stanton Tripodis PSP John Janis PSP Gus Stefanadis PSP Nick Achidafty PSP George Achedafty Foundation Director Socrates Koutsoutis Gus & Toula Cavarligos of Krikos Chapter, Ikaria Past Foundation Director Nick Tratras Past Dist Governor Mr. & Mrs. George A. Horiates The Supreme Lodge Secretary reported the delegate voting strength at 45 (30 needed to conduct the meeting). The following Convention officers were elected: Chairman George Vassilaros Greek Lang. Secretary Vicky Pori Vice Chair- Steve Mavronicholas Parliamentarian- PSP Gus Stefanadis English Lang. Secretary- PSP Stanton Tripodis The Convention officers were sworn in by PSP Nick Achidafty. Convention Chair George V. recognized the following for remarks: PSP Nick Achidafty said it s great to be starting a new century of the Brotherhood. PSP George Achedafty waved hello. PSP Gus Stefanadis said it s important to keep our youth involved. PSP Stanton Tripodis hoped for good attendance at the meetings. PSP John Sakoutis hoped that this Convention would duplicate the success of last years. Foundation Vice Chair Socrates Koutsoutis was recognized and gave a preview of the Foundation report. He said that the overall balance is over $2 million, but interest rates are low, which limited the amounts that could be given out. Convention Chair George V. announced the standing convention committees, and the floor was opened for nominations for convention chairpersons. They are as follows: Resolutions Leo Pandeladis Budget Dr. Nikitas Tripodes Constitution Nick Tratras Convention City Chris Kefalos Publications Gov. Nick Pasamihalis Nominations PSP Nick Achidafty Audit PSP John Sakoutis Membership/youth Chris Tripodis Hellenic Culture Sup. Pres. George Horiates Chapter reports were given by the following: Pharos #3 given by Chapter Pres. Maria Tripodis Oinoe #14 given by Chapter Pres. Bessie Bornino Toronto # 21 given by Chapter Secretary Tina Lykos Lawrence Langada #23 given by Chapter Pres. Chris Tripodis Page 16 Ikapia Magazine

17 Governor s reports: District #2 report was given by Governor Barbara Manners. The session was recessed at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004 (morning session) The session was reconvened by Chairman George V. at 10:00 a.m. Chapter reports: Pittsburgh #7 was given by Chapter Vice Pres. Michelle Kotsagrelos. Pandiki #5 was given by Leo Papalas. Akron #2 was given by Argie Plakas Miner. Atheras #13 was given by Dist. Governor Nicholas Passamihalis. Therma #10 was given by Betty Fronista. Convention Co-Chair Leo Manta gave an update on Convention activities and explained hotel security procedures. PSP Peter Tsantes was recognized, and he encouraged the Brotherhood, saying that we carry the DNA of Icaros and we should strive to think big, according to his spirit. Argie Manolis was recognized. She is a teacher at the U. of Minnesota Morris, in the field of human aging. She presented information to the Brotherhood about a study group of students planning to go to Ikaria for academic and cultural exchange. They would study the elders on the island, and Ms. Manolis asked for help in establishing contacts. She was referred to Costas Cavarligos, who is the manager of the Old Age Home in Ikaria. Chairman George V. recognized Mr. Demetrios Skopos, of the Ikarian Property Owners Assn., who was allowed to read a prepared statement. Supreme Lodge Secretary Mike Avaliotis reported the delegate voting strength at 94. Chapter reports: Drakanon #24 was given by Chapter Vice Pres. Nikos Hazinakis. Koursaros #18 was given by Evangelos Pyros. Supreme Lodge Counselor s report: The report was given by Counselor George Koklanaris. He reported that the 2005 Convention hotel contract for Myrtle Beach, S. Carolina was reviewed. A presentation reporting on the 2005 Supreme Convention was made by Therma # 10 members Basile Katsekas and Bettie Fronista. The Convention will be in Myrtle Beach, S. Carolina. The Embassy Suites Hotel s room prices are $155 per night. The Hilton has rooms for $139 per night, and there are 1 or 2 bedroom villas at $139 per night. Convention activities will include a golf tournament, deep sea cruise, casino event, children s activities, and the beach. The golf tournament is tentatively planned for Saturday morning, a shotgun start beginning at 8:00 a.m. There was some discussion about how this would impact the business meeting of the convention scheduled for the same time. After further discussion, a vote was held and the delegates approved the idea of having a Saturday morning golf tournament. A short recess was called from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. Convention Vice Chair Steve Mavronicholas presided over this session. Ikapia Magazine Page 17

18 Committee Reports: The Membership/Youth Committee report was given. The members were: Chair- Chris Tripodis, and Nicole Androutsopoulos and Stephanie Sakoutis. Suggestions and recommendations of the committee include: A page in the IKARIA Magazine dedicated to Youth news and activities A calendar of Youth activities on the Brotherhood s web site A web survey of our Youth to find ways to increase participation Organizing Youth service projects Appointing a liaison to the Youth from the Supreme Lodge Establishing a Youth Leadership conference, where our Youth could be educated & prepared to assume leadership roles Establishing separate activities for Youth from age 14 to 18, and other activities for college age Youth Creating awards or possibly scholarships to reward Youth who are active in their local Chapter Organizing Youth sports tournaments Mixer events for Youth age 14 to 18 Compile a list of our Youth Remember, the Youth are our future! Supreme Vice Pres. Nick Tsalis spoke in favor of promoting Youth leadership. He suggested that the Lodge should subsidize a Youth delegate from each Chapter to the Supreme Convention. PSP George Contis was recognized. He reported that he and his wife, PSP Dr. Ellene Tratras Contis, were involved this summer as volunteers at the Greek Olympic Games, and it was a fantastic experience. Chapter reports: George Spanos #9 report was given by Chapter Pres. and PSP George Contis. He reported on the dedication of the Ikaros statue on the campus of Eastern Michigan University, by sculptor Dr. John Pappas, a project that was cosponsored by the Paedeia Society, the Pontian Federation, and the Pan-Icarian Brotherhood. Bessie Bornino stated that a girl named Eleni Skizas from Chapter Oinoe participated in the Olympic Games as a softball player. PSP Stan Tripodis said that his godson, Jim Kavourias, of Cleveland, son of Steve and Helen Kavourias, also participated in the Olympics as a member of the Greek baseball team. A motion was made by Supreme Vice Pres. Nick Tsalis that the Brotherhood should send a congratulatory letter to these Ikarian athletes. PSP George Contis amended the motion to include sending letters also to the SAE, and the Greek Olympic Committee. The motion was seconded, and was passed. PSP Dr. Ellene Tratras Contis was recognized. She suggested that the Brotherhood should also send a copy of our letter to the Greek Olympic Committee to the New York Times newspaper. Chapter reports: Columbus # 17 report was given by Jackie Moraitis. Helios # 19 report was given by Chapter Pres. Charlotte Tsambis Pardos. Montreal #22 report was given by Zacharia Lefas. Gus Yiakas, of Chapter Oinoe, rose to denounce the earlier remarks made by the representative of the Ikarian Property Owners Assn. PSP John Lygizos was recognized and he wished success to the Chicago Convention Committee. A moment of silence was held in honor of our departed Brothers and Sisters. The session was recessed at 12:50 p.m. The Youth Committee presents their report Page 18 Ikapia Magazine

19 Saturday 3:30 p.m. (afternoon session) The session was reconvened by Chair George V.John Tsantes of Ikaria was recognized. He oversees the scholarship distributions to the students in Ikaria. He thanked the Brotherhood for support of scholarships there. He spoke also on the successful Olympic Games held in Greece. Committee Report: The Budget Committee report was given by Dr. Nikitas Tripodes. Dist. Governor Nicholas Pasamihalis was a member of this committee. The budget for the Supreme Lodge was presented first. (It will be listed separately.) After the budget was presented, a motion was made by PSP Gus Stefanadis to increase reimbursement for the Supreme President from $2,000 to $2,500. Motion was accepted by Dr. Tripodes. Motion was seconded, and passed. A motion was made by Supreme Secretary Mike Avaliotis to transfer the financial responsibility for the Archives maintenance and the Pandiki Parade float from the Lodge to the Foundation, reasoning that these should be classified as Hellenic Cultural expenses. Motion seconded by PSP John Lygizos. PSP Peter Tsantes and Foundation Chair Anthony Kayafas spoke against the motion. PSP George Contis spoke in favor. The motion passed. The budget for the Foundation was presented next. (It will be listed separately.) After the budget was presented, a motion was made by PSP John Lygizos that Foundation expenses should be in compliance with appropriate regulations. Motion was seconded, and was accepted by Dr. Tripodes. A motion to accept the budget of the Lodge and the Foundation was made, seconded, and passed. A motion was made by PSP George Contis that the Supreme Lodge should prepare its Lodge budget and distribute it to the Chapters days prior to the Supreme Convention, to make it available for study and review. PSP John Sakoutis spoke against the motion, saying this is not a function of the Lodge. Supreme Treasurer Mike Avaliotis spoke against the motion. Supreme Pres. George Horiates made a motion to table. Motion was passed. Gus & Toula Cavarligos, of Krikos Chapter in Ikaria, and who both are responsible for the operation of the Old Age Home were recognized. Gus made remarks to the delegates, recounting the Brotherhood s past achievements in Ikaria, including the building of the High School, the Hospital, and the Old Age Home. He expressed thanks to the Foundation for its support. He explained that the Old Age Home currently has 30 residents, and staff of nine. Monthly expenses are approx. $17,000 Euros, vs. income of only $7,000. He acknowledged the generous contribution from the Souramanis estate, saying that a possible second story addition is being contemplated. He also acknowledged generous contributions to the Old Age Home from Chapters Toronto #21 and Montreal #22. He then reported on the activities of Krikos Chapter in Ikaria, which currently has approx. 150 members. Governor s reports: District #4 Kiki Tratras report was given by Nick Tratras. Chapter reports: Kavo-Papas #20 was given by Nick Tratras. Ikapia Magazine Page 19

20 Committee reports: The Resolutions Committee report was presented by Nick Tratras. The following resolutions were presented: 1)All future perpetual endowed scholarships given by the Foundation shall require an endowment of $25,000. This is to compensate for falling interest rates. PSP John Lygizos said that this is the domain of the Foundation, and he offered a suggestion that this should be referred to the Foundation. 2) The deadline for payment of per capita dues by the Chapters shall be June 30 th, to allow time for the Supreme Lodge Officers to prepare their books before the Convention begins. This was referred back to the Committee. Mike Karniotis of Chapter Drakanon was recognized. He made a few suggestions to improve efficiency at future Conventions: A laptop computer, and a copy machine should be available. These would allow for quick creation of an official ballot form to be used in elections, rather than using plain pieces of paper. Sunday business meetings are vital, and should not be cancelled, so that important business is not missed out on.. Parking and availability to cars on Monday should be arranged so as to avoid the problem that has occurred in the past that people were unable to get to their cars due to traffic jams. Delegates and alternates should be identified to the host Hotel and be allowed late checkout after the Convention business sessions have concluded. Chapter report: Doliche #6 report was presented. IKARIA Magazine Editor s report: IKARIA Magazine Editor Niki Plutis gave a report. She thanked her predecessor, Stella Pastis Thomas, for her invaluable advice during the transition process. Niki reviewed some of the Magazine s publishing policies, and she made a request to anyone in our Brotherhood for assistance with transferring written materials that are submitted to the Magazine to electronic format. The Magazine s financial statement is summarized. Income for the year was $12,000 from the Lodge, $5,000 from the Foundation, and $250 from rebates, totaling $17,250. Expenses, including the office start up costs and publication costs for 3 issues, totaled $15, Net ending balance in the account is $2, Committee reports: The Resolutions Committee presented another resolution, submitted by Supreme Vice Pres. Nick Tsalis: 3) The Brotherhood shall create a committee to study the feasibility of holding a Supreme Convention in Ikaria at some future time. The committee shall investigate, communicate with Ikarian officials, collect ideas, and report back with recommendations at next year s Convention. Motion was seconded. PSP s Peter Tsantes, George Contis, along with Nick Tratras spoke in favor. Motion was passed. Leon Myrianthopoulos, of Chapter A. Phoutrides #8 was recognized. His grandfather was a teacher on the Island in the early part of the last century, and was an active participant in the establishing of the free state of Ikaria in PSP George Contis and PSP Petros Tsantes on Convention floor John Tsantes spoke about his own recollections of Mr. Myrianthopoulos. Page 20 Ikapia Magazine

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