1 official publication of the pancretan association of america ÊPHTH october2004 A Cretan new Patriarch of Alexandria A Greek-Style Thanksgiving Ç ÊñÞôç èýìá óõíåäñßïõ óôï ÐáíåðéóôÞìéï ôïõ Ìßôóéãêáí ÅÍÉÓ ÕÓÇ ÔÏÕ ÉÄÑÕÌÁÔÏÓ ÅËÅÕÈÅÑÉÏÓ ÂÅÍÉÆÅËÏÓ Pancretan Youth in the Olympics OCTOBER 2004 KPHTH CRETE 1
2 PANCRETAN ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA Scholarship Application Request Form for the 2005 Program DUE ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 2004 APPLICANT S NAME ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP TELEPHONE YES!!! I WOULD LIKE TO O RECEIVE A PAA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PACKET CKET. I have been a member of the Chapter, PAA District number since (year). I paid my dues on (date) and attend PAA functions regularly. I am (check one): 1. A senior in high school expecting to graduate in the Spring of 2004 with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, B or higher, or 80% or higher. I am planning to attend a college/university and will submit proof of acceptance with my application. 2. Attending college full time, maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, B or higher, or 80% or higher and plan to continue my studies for the school year 2004/ A college graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, B or higher, or 80% or higher and plan to continue graduate studies for the school year 2004/2005. I will submit proof of acceptance to graduate school with my application. APPLICANT S SIGNATURE DATE The three signatures below certify that the above named applicant for a PAA Scholarship is a member in good standing of PAA Chapter No. in the PAA District and that the Chapter has submitted payment of scholarship per capita assessments to the PAA Treasurer for the year SIGNATURE OF CHAPTER PRESIDENT DATE PRINTED NAME SIGNATURE OF CHAPTER SECRETARY/ DATE PRINTED NAME SIGNATURE OF PAA DISTRICT GOVERNOR DATE NOTE TO DISTRICT GOVERNORS: Please mail this form before December 31, 2004 to: Mr. Kostas Tsiskakis, Chairman, PAA Scholarship Committee McLaughlin Blvd Bonita Springs, FL KPHTH CRETE OCTOBER 2004
3 KPHTH (CRETE) USPS Published monthy except the combined issues of July/August and December/January for $15 per year by the: Pancretan Association of America (PAA) st Street, Astoria, NY NIKOS KATSANEVAKIS Editor in Chief - Business Manager Tel: / Fax: KPHTH (CRETE) 917 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY DEMETRIOS RHOMPOTIS Publishing Advisor - Reporter GROUP INC. Graphic Design / Layout Periodical Postage Paid at Brooklyn, NY POSTMASTER: Send Address Change to: KPHTH c/o PAA 8530 Sharon Dr. White Lake, MI YEAR 75th - NO 755 October Send your letters, photos, advertisement,, etc at: KPHTH MAGAZINE: PMB#387, Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn, NY OFFICERS OF PAA NATIONAL PRESIDENT: STAVROS N. SEMANDERES 1650 Washington Rd., Washington, PA Tel: (724) Fax FIRST VICE PRESIDENT: TOM LANTZOURAKIS Tel: (714) SECOND VICE PRESIDENT: JAMES SAKLAS Tel. (202) THIRD VICE PRESIDENT: DIMITRIOS MATSAMAKIS Tel. (313) GENERAL SECRETARY: ERASMIA NOVOTNY 8530 Sharon Drive, White Lake, MI Tel: (248) Fax: TREASURER: NIKOS KORKIDIS 6 Merman Place, Babylon, NY Tel. (212) WOMEN S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: MARY POLOGEORGIS Tel. (727) GENERAL SUPERVISOR: JOHN S. SARGETIS Tel. (916) LEGAL ADVISOR: JAMES A. DENNEY Tel. (330) AUDITOR GENERAL: ANTONIOS DOGIAKIS Tel. (781) PYA PRESIDENT: GEORGE ZOUMBERAKIS Tel. (562) YOUTH SUPERVISOR EAST COAST: NOULA KOUNTIS Tel. (330) YOUTH SUPERVISOR WEST COAST: NICK E. VARANAKIS Tel. (801) DISTRICT GOVERNORS District 1: KOSTAS PITARIDIS Tel. (413) District 2: ANTHONY KALOGRIDIS District 3: ARIS VAROUH Tel. (440) District 4: MICHAEL BELADAKIS Tel. (847) District 5: KOSTAS KATSOHIRAKIS Tel. (801) District 6: LEFTERIS DRAMITINOS Tel. (714) District 7: JOHN KOKOLAKIS Tel. (727) CENTURY CLUB ENDOWMENT FUND CHAIR: THEODORE MANOUSAKIS (703) CULTURE & EDUCATION CHAIR: TAKIS PSARAKIS Tel. (908) INVESTMENTS CHAIR: STEVE ZEIMBEKAKIS Tel. (212) MIKE MANOUKARAKIS, MIKE PETRAKIS EMMANOUEL KASTRENAKES, NICK VERIKAKIS SCHOLARSHIP CHAIR: KOSTAS TSISKAKIS Tel. (239) TASK FORCE 2000 CHAIR: KOSTAS TRAVAYIAKIS Tel. (781) PEF CHAIR: MANOLIS VELIVASAKIS Tel. (212) GEORGE CHARATIS PhD, DR. PETROS MAROPIS, REMA MANOUSAKIS GEORGE A. PAPADANTONAKIS PhD, MARY VASILAKIS IT CHAIR: MANOS COUTOULAKIS Tel. (301) PHILANTHROPIC FUND CHAIR: CAROL TRAVAYIAKIS Tel. (617) GEN. REPRESENTATIVE IN GREECE: MANOLI SPANOUDAKIS Tel PAA REPRESENTATIVE IN HERAKLION, CRETE IPPOKRATES BELADAKIS: Tel CONVENTION COORDINATOR: MATTHEOS N. STAVRAKAKIS Tel. (504) HANC REPRESENTATIVE: Dr. PETER PARAS (301) For more information please visit our site at: contents ðåñéå üìåíá President s Message STRENGTH THROUGH UNITY FROM THE BOARD AFFINITY PROGRAMS UPDATES COVER STORY Ç Ç ÊÑHÔÇ ÈEÌAÁ ÈEÌÁ ÓÕÍÅÄÑIÏÕ ÓÔÏ ÐÁÍÅÐÉÓÔHÌÉÏ ÔÏÕ ÌIÔÓÉÃÊÁÍ SPECIAL REPORT/ÑÅÐÏÑÔÁÆ PANCRETAN YOUTH IN THE OLYMPICS SPECIAL REPORT/ÑÅÐÏÑÔÁÆ ÅÍÉÓ ÕÓÇÓ ÃÉÁ ÔÏ ÅÑÃÏ ÔÏÕ ÉÄÑÕÌÁÔÏÓ ÅËÅÕÈÅÑÉÏÓ ÂÅÍÉÆÅËÏÓ SPECIAL REPORT/ÑÅÐÏÑÔÁÆ A CRETAN THE NEW PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA & ALL AFRICA PROFILE NICHOLAS MAROPIS A life full of accomplishments month in photos EVENTS FROM OUR CHAPTERS KPI-KPI MAGAZINE LIFE IN AMERICA GROWING UP GREEK IN AMERICA A Greek-Style Thanksgiving CULTURE MANTINADES OF CRETE CRETAN CUISINE ÏÉ ÊÑÅÁÔÏÐÉÔÅÓ ÔÇÓ ÊÑÇÔÇÓ CHAPTER NEWS LOCAL ACTIVITY MAKES THE DIFFERENCE OCTOBER 2004 KPHTH CRETE 3
4 President s Message Strength Through Unity Dear fellow Cretans: 4 KPHTH CRETE OCTOBER 2004 The saying strength through unity is as valid today as it ever has been and it applies to us as much as it applies to any other group. Our 4,000 year history shows that since the ancient days, we Cretans united at times of peril to protect our common interest, thus, giving rise to syncretism which has become a cornerstone of our culture. Recent examples are the repulsion of the Fascist invasion of 1940, the anniversary of which was honored this past month on the 28 th of October. Fighting in unison the 5 th Cretan Division had legendary successes against the Italian forces whereby Winston Churchill proclaimed that heroes fight like Greeks! The same unity was displayed in the ensuing Battle of Crete and the resistance against the German occupiers that marveled the free world. Macedonia is Greek today primarily because of the united effort of the 3,000 Cretan volunteers who for eight years carried on the struggle. They honored not only themselves but the whole of Crete for which The Pan Macedonian Association of USA and Canada recently invited me to a ceremony honoring this sacrifice (see special report in this issue of KPHTH). The Holocaust of Arkadi Monastery, which we will celebrate on November 9 th, is another example set for being faithful to one s duty. The list of the cases goes far beyond the space and the spectrum of this message, unfortunately, just as far goes the list with our failures in times of internal strife and division. We should have learned from both our triumphs and our mistakes. It is unacceptable for petty quarrels and personal agendas to persist and destroy the goodwill and fraternal feelings upon which our Organization was founded and flourished. In a democratic society like ours, disagreements will exist; they are healthy so long as they are conducted within the democratic framework of our culture. Once debate is finished and a decision is rendered by the membership then we should move on harmoniously and united. Extremism or personal agenda of any kind leads to dissatisfaction and sends absolutely the wrong messages to our children on whom we depend to carry the torch in the future. If we are civil and fair with each other then our children will respect us and their peers, and they will carry on the mission of this great Organization with the same diligence as their forbears. Our 75 th anniversary is an opportune time for us to reflect on what brought the PAA this far and how we can assure the survival of our great Organization through the next generation. Your grandparents and parents founded and nourished this Organization with hard volunteered work and love. It is our duty to continue on the high road by volunteering our time, talent, and treasure and to work harmoniously with fellow Cretans for our Hellenic and Cretan heritage. Our common interests are far greater than any differences and we must work together on the local and national level for the betterment of our Organization. It takes teamwork and continuity to successfully undertake meaningful projects and we can succeed only if we stay united and abide by the democratic principles fundamental to our culture which are fairness and equality. Let us work consciously to resolve differences and to pursue excellence through unity. I would like to conclude with the success story of the Platsis Symposiums on Hellenic Culture at the University of Michigan which this year was dedicated to Crete and Cretan Culture in honor of our 75 th anniversary. The fortunate who attended gained a strong dose of pride for our roots. I would like to thank everyone that participated and in particularly George Platsis whose generous donation of $250,000 funds this annual event. George is an exemplary Cretan who has served our organization locally and nationally, a PAA Great Benefactor, and a visionary who in 1997 sparked the beginning of serious fund raising for our Organization. Thank you George and panda axios! Fraternally, Stavros N Semanderes President PAA Áãáðçôïß óõíôïðßôåò Ôï ñçôü ç éó ýò åí ôç åíþóåé éó ýåé óþìåñá üóï ðïôý Üëëïôå, ôüóï ãéá ìáò üóï êáé ãéá ïðïéáäþðïôå Üëëç ïìüäá áíèñþðùí. Ç ñüíùí éóôïñßá ìáò äåß íåé üôé áðü ôçí áñ áéüôçôá åìåßò ïé Êñçôéêïß åíþíáìå ôéò äõíüìåéò ìáò óå óôéãìýò êéíäýíïõ ãéá íá ðñïóôáôýøïõìå ôï êïéíü ìáò óõìöýñïí. Åôóé ðñïýêõøå ï «óõãêñçôéóìüò» (óõí êñþôç) ðïõ áðïôåëåß Ýêôïôå ôïí áêñïãùíéáßï ëßèï ôïõ ðïëéôéóìïý ìáò. Ðñüóöáôá ðáñáäåßãìáôá åðéôõ ïýò åíüôçôáò åßíáé ìåôáîý Üëëùí, ç áíôéìåôþðéóç ôçò öáóéóôéêþò åéóâïëþò ôï 1940, ôçí åðýôåéï ôçò ïðïßáò ôéìþóáìå óôéò 28 Ïêôùâñßïõ. Ç 5 ç Ôáîéáñ ßá Êñçôþí êáôüöåñå áðïöáóéóôéêþò óçìáóßáò ðëþãìáôá óôéò éôáëéêýò äõíüìåéò, êüíïíôáò ôïí Ïõßíóôïí Ôóþñôóéë íá äéáêçñýîåé üôé «ïé Þñùåò ðïëåìïýí óáí Åëëçíåò». Ôçí ßäéá åíüôçôá åðýäåéîáí ïé ðñüãïíïß ìáò óôç ÌÜ ç ôçò ÊñÞôçò êáé åí óõíå åßá óôçí áíôßóôáóç åíáíôßïí ôùí Ãåñìáíþí êáôáêôçôþí ðïõ ðñïêüëåóå ðáãêüóìéï èáõìáóìü. Ç Ìáêåäïíßá åßíáé åëëçíéêþ óþìåñá Üñç óå ìåãüëï âáèìü óôç óõíôïíéóìýíç ðñïóðüèåéá Êñçôþí åèåëïíôþí ðïõ åðß ïêôáåôßá êñüôçóáí æùíôáíü ôïí áãþíá åíáíôßïí ôùí âïõëãáñéêþí âëýøåùí. Ôßìçóáí Ýôóé, ü é ìüíï ôïí åáõôü ôïõò, áëëü êáé ïëüêëçñç ôçí ÊñÞôç. Ðñüóöáôá, ç ÐáììáêåäïíéêÞ Åíùóç ÁìåñéêÞò êáé ÊáíáäÜ ìå ðñïóêüëåóå óå åéäéêü åêäþëùóç üðïõ ôéìþèçêå ç ðñïóöïñü ôïí óõíôïðéôþí ìáò (âëýðå ó åôéêü Üñèñï óôï áíü åßñáò ôåý ïò). Ôï ïëïêáýôùìá óôç ÌïíÞ ôïõ Áñêáäßïõ ðïõ èá ôéìþóïõìå 9 Íïåìâñßïõ, åßíáé Ýíá áêüìç ðáñüäåéãìá ðïõ õðïãñáììßæåé ôç óõíýðåéá óå áñ Ýò êáé ðéóôåýù.
5 Ç éó ýò åí ôç åíþóåé President s Message Ï êáôüëïãïò âýâáéá ôùí ðåñéðôþóåùí üðïõ ç åíüôçôá èñéüìâåõóå, ðüåé ðïëý ðéï ðýñá áðü ôá üñéá áõôïý ôïõ ìçíýìáôïò, üðùò åîßóïõ ðéï ðýñá ðüåé êáé ï áñéèìüò ôùí áðïôõ éþí ìáò óå óôéãìýò äé üíïéáò êáé åóùôåñéêþí óõãêñïýóåùí. ÈÜ ðñåðå íá åß áìå ìüèåé êé áðü ôéò åðéôõ ßåò êé áðü ôéò áðïôõ ßåò ìáò. Åßíáé áðáñüäåêôï åîáéôßáò ìéêñïäéáöïñþí êáé ðñïóùðéêþí âëýøåùí íá êáôáóôñýöåôáé ç êáëþ èýëçóç êáé ç áäåëöéêþ äéüèåóç ðïõ áðïôýëåóáí ôç âüóç ãéá ôçí ßäñõóç êáé áíüðôõîç ôçò ïñãüíùóþò ìáò. Óå ìéá äçìïêñáôéêþ êïéíùíßá, üðùò ôç äéêþ ìáò, äéáöùíßåò èá õðüñ ïõí êáé åßíáé õãéýò öáéíüìåíï åöüóïí ðåñéïñßæïíôáé óôï äçìïêñáôéêü ðëáßóéï ôçò êïõëôïýñáò ìáò. Ìå ôï ðïõ ôåëåéþíåé ç óõæþôçóç êáé ëáìâüíåôáé ìßá áðüöáóç áðü ôçí ïëïìýëåéá, ðñýðåé íá ðñï ùñïýìå áñìïíéêü êáé åíùìýíá. Áêñüôçôåò Þ ðñïóùðéêýò âëýøåéò ðáíôüò åßäïõò ïäçãïýí óå åíôüóåéò êáé óôýëíïõí ëüèïò ìçíýìáôá óôá ðáéäéü ìáò, ôá ïðïßá åëðßæïõìå íá áíáëüâïõí ôç óêõôüëç ìåôü áðü ìáò. ÅÜí åßìáóôå äßêáéïé êáé åõãåíéêïß áíáìåôáîý ìáò, ôá ðáéäéü èá ìáò óýâïíôáé êáé èá óõíå ßóïõí ôçí áðïóôïëþ ôçò ìåãüëçò ìáò ïñãüíùóçò ìå ôïí ßäéï æþëï üðùò ïé ðñïãåíýóôåñïß ôïõò. Ç 75 ç åðýôåéïò ôçò ÐÅÁ åßíáé ìéá êáëþ åõêáéñßá íá áíáëïãéóôïýìå ðþò Ýöôáóå ç ïñãüíùóç ìý ñéò åäþ êáé ðþò ìðïñïýìå íá åîáóöáëßóïõìå ôçí åðéâßùóþ ôçò óôçí åðüìåíç ãåíéü. Ïé ãïíåßò êáé ïé ðáððïýäåò óáò ßäñõóáí êáé öñüíôéóáí áõôþ ôçí ïñãüíùóç ìå óêëçñþ äïõëåéü êáé áãüðç. Åßíáé êáèþêïí íá óõíå ßóïõìå óôï ßäéï ìþêïò êýìáôïò, ðñïóöýñïíôáò ñüíï, ôáëýíôï êáé ïéêïíïìéêþ äõíáôüôçôá, åñãáæüìåíïé óõíüìá, áñìïíéêü ìå ôïõò óõíôïðßôåò ìáò ãéá ôçí åëëçíéêþ êáé êñçôéêþ ìáò êëçñïíïìéü. Ôá êïéíü ìáò óõìöýñïíôá åßíáé ðïëý ìåãáëýôåñá áðü ôéò ïðïéåóäþðïôå äéáöïñýò êáé ðñýðåé íá åñãáóôïýìå ìáæß óå ôïðéêü êáé ðáíáìåñéêáíéêü åðßðåäï ãéá ôç âåëôßùóç ôçò ïñãüíùóþò ìáò. ñåéüæåôáé ïìáäéêþ äïõëåéü êáé óõíýðåéá ãéá ôçí áíüëçøç ðñùôïâïõëéþí ïõóßáò ðïõ ìüíï ìå åíüôçôá êáé óåâáóìü óôéò äçìïêñáôéêýò äéáäéêáóßåò, üðùò åêöñüæïíôáé óôï êáôáóôáôéêü ìáò, ìðïñïýìå íá öýñïõìå åéò ðýñáò. Áò åëðßóïõìå üôé ç ðßóôç óôï ìýëëïí êáé ôéò äõíáôüôçôýò ìáò èá êñáôþóåé ôçí êïéíþ ìáò ðñïóðüèåéá ìáêñéü áðü äé üíïéåò êáé èá ôçí ïäçãþóåé óå åðéôåýãìáôá ðïõ ìðïñïýí íá õëïðïéçèïýí ìüíï ìýóù ôçò åíüôçôáò. Êëåßíïíôáò, èá Þèåëá íá áíáöåñèþ óôá åðéôõ çìýíá Óõìðüóéá ÐëáôóÞ ìå Üîïíá ôïí åëëçíéêü ðïëéôéóìü ðïõ äéïñãáíþíïíôáé åôçóßùò óôï ÐáíåðéóôÞìéï ôïõ Ìßóéãêáí. Ôï öåôéíü Þôáí áöéåñùìýíï óôçí ÊñÞôç êáé ôïí ðïëéôéóìü ôçò ðñïò ôéìþí êáé ôçò 75 çò åðåôåßïõ ôçò ïñãüíùóþò ìáò. Ïé ôõ åñïß ðïõ âñåèþêáìå åêåß (âëýðå ó åôéêü Üñèñï óôï áíü åßñáò ôåý ïò), ðþñáìå ìéá éó õñþ äüóç õðåñçöüíåéáò ãéá ôéò ñßæåò ìáò. Èá Þèåëá íá åõ áñéóôþóù üëïõò üóïõò Ýäùóáí ôï ðáñþí êáé éäéáßôåñá ôïí ê. Ãåþñãéï ÐëáôóÞ ôïõ ïðïßïõ ç ãåííáéüäùñç ðñïóöïñü ôùí äïëáñßùí ñçìáôïäïôåß ôçí åôþóéá áõôþ åêäþëùóç. Ï Ãéþñãïò åßíáé Ýíáò õðïäåéãìáôéêüò Êñçôéêüò ðïõ Ý åé õðçñåôþóåé ôçí ïñãüíùóþ ìáò ôïðéêü êáé ðáíáìåñéêáíéêü. Åßíáé åðßóçò ÌåãÜëïò ÅõåñãÝôçò ôçò ÐÅÁ êáé ïñáìáôéóôþò, áöïý ôï 1997 ðõñïäüôçóå ôçí ðñïóðüèåéá óïâáñþò óõãêýíôñùóçò ïéêïíïìéêþí ðüñùí ãéá ôçí ïñãüíùóþ ìáò. Ó åõ áñéóôþ Ãéþñãï, êáé ðüíôá Üîéïò. Ìå ðáôñéùôéêïýò áéñåôéóìïýò, Óôáýñïò Í. ÓçìáíôÞñçò Ðñüåäñïò ÐÅÁ OCTOBER 2004 KPHTH CRETE 5
6 AFFINITY PROGRAMS UPDATES Investments and Fundraising Board, Steven Zeimbekakis, Chairman 10/15/2004 *Committee members: Emmanuel Kastrenakes, Mike Manos, Mike Petrakis and Nick Verikakis and Consultant Neil Hirsch FUNDRAISING BLOSSOMING Fundraising activities have bloomed in the last year with strong promise for further growth and success: In Fundraising Indirect following the example of the AARP (retirees) and large successful Jewish groups, and with the assistance of consultant Mr. Neil Hirsch, we have introduced six Affinity Partners (Merchants) to date offering benefits to our members at discounted prices with non-dues revenues (payback) to the PAA to fund both operating and investment accounts. (Target to raise $100,000- $200,000) annually within a couple of years based on about 3% participation by our members. BRINGING AFFINITY PARTNERS TO THE CHAPTERS We have conducted 8 phone Conferences this year in which approximately 75 Chapter and District officers of the PAA have participated in order to communicate the benefits of these programs to it s members. DISTRICT CONFERENCES A TIME TO LEARN ABOUT THE PAA BENEFIT PROGRAMS With District Conferences just around the corner, it is the perfect time to introduce these programs to those who can benefit from them the most, the PAA members. Let us know when the District Conferences are in your Region or if your chapters would like someone to make a presentation and we will do our best to accommodate you. INCOME TO THE PAA Current semi closed Affinity income 6 KPHTH CRETE OCTOBER 2004 to the PAA is in the neighborhood of approximately $25,000 with another $25,000 to be completed by Christmas. Insurance, Payroll Processing and Credit Card Processing are substantial potential money makers for us and we have a very good start with some and as more sizeable amounts are lining up. In some cases it involves only an Insurance Broker of Record Change if you are happy with the insurance you have but would like to give PAA the opportunity to receive the commission without costing you anything. Our USI agent can help you lower your insurance costs and we (PAA) benefits from the premium commission. INTRODUCING 4 NEW PRODUCTS TO OUR MEMBERS In the next few months, these new and exciting programs will be available to our members. Look for more information on our website: Long Term Health Care Long Term Health Care is an attractive product, which also offers Home Care for seniors with typical costs of $1,250 annually to cover the care for incapacitated persons, including optional care giving in the home. PAA Product Discount program by USI myemployeediscounts.com Internet shopping offering a variety of items at a discounts of 5%-65% to our members including: Computers - Toys - Electronics - Gifts - Flowers - Jewelry - Digital Cameras - Books - Cigars - Gift Certificates - Wines - Watches - Music - Games - Cigarettes - DVD For further information visit myemployeediscounts.com Charitable Gifts of Life Insurance Life insurance can be used to provide a meaningful gift to the PAA. For a relatively small cost (the premium), a donor can make a large gift (the death benefit) to the PAA. The tax benefits derived from a gift of life insurance will depend on how the gift is structured. The gift can be arranged so that either: (a) the donor owns the policy and names the PAA as beneficiary, or (b) the PAA owns the policy and pays premiums via cash gifts made by the donor. In either case, the donor has made a deductible gift. Make sure you call about this new creative way to make your donation go the furthest. Estate Planning This is for people with substantial assets that may be facing a difficult transfer to their heirs due to the high Estate Tax (currently 55% over the $1.5 million exemption). This program helps your plan to avoid massive tax bills upon transfer of Estates. EXISTING PROGRAMS CARTAN Wholesale Travel The Olympic Games Exclusive Representative for all our Group Travel needs and offering their own Travel packages and tours, cruises as well all at discount prices. Whether it is for your chapter, district or a group of friends, for here or abroad, a customized package can be prepared just for you. Telcorp Telephone Services Deeply discounted Personal and Business phone services/3.9 a minute domestic/5.9 to Athens/7.9 to Crete or a flat plan plus a lot more.
7 Titan Credit Card Processing for Businesses Discounted credit card processing. As of now whe have a major chain of Bakeries in Washington near signed and are analyzing several others. Canadian Medicine Service Discounted Prescription drugs. Take advantage of the Canadian Medicines prescription prices on your most popular and costly medicine with this program and receive an additional 5% discount over already deeply discounted prices by being a PAA member. Insurance by USI America s 8 th largest broker with offices in 20 states Offering discounted insurance for home and personal use. Business insurance, bonds, liability, and employee health insurance also available. Contractors and business owners, call today for quotes and substantial savings! Payroll Processing for Businesses Payroll processing discounted to businesses outbidding competitors such as ADP or Paychex, located in most states and overseas. For more information please call or to sign up now! Detailed information on these programs is available on Pancretan.org and CretanConnection.com We invite other Greek organizations to share in our existing programs to become Correspondent Partners with them. INSURANCE THE PAA AFFINITY PROGRAM By Neil Hirsch-PAA Consultant THE AFFINITY PROGRAM is in full swing and the PAA is the beneficiary. Kokolakis Contracting Company, Tarpon Springs, Fla saved thousands of dollars and the service has been terrific. Kostas Tsiskakis, another Floridian insured his home and six automobiles with substantial savings and the PAA Benefits with non dues revenue. CHARITABLE LIFE INSURANCE with the PAA as the beneficiary will be a new avenue for revenue. LONG TERM CARE will benefit PAA Members and their families. MYEMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS.COM is a NO CHARGE DISCOUNT PROGRAM for PAA Members and their families you can buy from Office Depot, Nordstroms, Walgreens and 97 other vendors with Special Pricing and easy delivery. PAA Members that have busineses s can benefit by having USI write their Property and Casualty Insurance Best Pricing, Superior Service and Non-Dues Revenue to the PAA. Let s Join Together and take advantage of this unique opportunity Win for Ourselves and Win for the PAA. OCTOBER 2004 KPHTH CRETE 7
8 Óôçí áíáìíçóôéêþ öùôïãñáößá ìå ôç ëþîç ôïõ óõíåäñßïõ äéáêñßíïíôáé áðü áñéóôåñü ôï æåýãïò ÐëáôóÞ, ï Ðñüåäñïò Óôáýñïò ÓçìáíôÞñçò, ï Äñ. Ëïýéò Ñïýðñå ô, ï Äñ. Ë. Âáíò ÃïõÜôñïõò, ç Äñ. Ìáñßá Ãåùñãïðïýëïõ, ï Äñ. Ñßôóáñíô ÃéÜíêï êáé ï Äñ. Âáóßëçò Ëáìðñüðïõëïò. Ç ÊñÞôç èýìá óõíåäñßïõ óôï ÐáíåðéóôÞìéï ôïõ Ìßôóéãêáí Ôïõ ÄçìÞôñç ÑïìðïôÞ ÁÍ ÁÑÌÐÏÑ (Ìßóéãêáí). Ìðïñåß íá áêïýãåôáé áðßóôåõôï, üìùò ðåñß ôá ôýëç ôïõ Ìåóáßùíá îýóðáóáí óôï Ëïíäßíï äéáäçëþóåéò, üôáí ç êõâýñíçóç åðé åßñçóå íá âüëåé öüñïõò óôï ìáëåâéæéþôéêï êñáóß ðïõ êáôü êüñïõò åéóýññåå óôçí áããëéêþ áãïñü öôüíïíôáò ìý ñé êáé ôï ßäéï ôï ðáëüôé! Ï êñçôéêüò ïßíïò ôüôå Þôáí üðùò ï ãáëëéêüò óþìåñá, áðü ðëåõñüò öþìçò êáé ðïéüôçôáò, ãåãïíüò ðïõ åîçãåß åí ìýñåé ôéò âßáéåò áíôéäñüóåéò ôùí ããëùí, ïé ïðïßïé öáßíåôáé íá èåùñïýóáí ôçí ðáíüñ áéá áõôþ áðüëáõóç äéêáéùìáôéêü áðáñáßôçôç, Üñá êáé áöïñïëüãçôç! Óýìöùíá ìå ôïí Äñá. Ëïýéò Ñïýðñå ô (Assoc. Professor of Ethics and Culture, Claremont Graduate University), ï ïðïßïò Þôáí Ýíáò åê ôùí ôñéþí ïìéëçôþí óôï öåôéíü, ôñßôï êáôü óåéñü Óõìðüóéï ÐëáôóÞ ðïõ äéïñãáíþèçêå 3 êáé 4 Ïêôùâñßïõ óôï ÐáíåðéóôÞìéï ôïõ Ìßôóéãêáí, Åíåôïß Ýìðïñïé åß áí êüíåé ôï 8 KPHTH CRETE OCTOBER 2004 ìáëåâéæéþôéêï íá åßíáé ôï ðëýïí öçìéóìýíï êñáóß ôçò åðï Þò åêåßíçò, åêôéìçôýï êáé áðü êïñõöáßåò ðñïóùðéêüôçôåò üðùò ôïí Ìáñôßíï Ëïýèçñï (ùóôüóï, ï Äñ. Ñïýðñå ô äåí äéåõêñßíéóå áí êáé êáôü ðüóï ç êáôáíüëùóç ôïõ åí ëüãù ïßíïõ åõèýíåôáé ãéá ôçí êáôáããåëßá ôùí ðáðéêþí ðñáêôéêþí ðïõ ïäþãçóå óôï ó ßóìá ôùí ÄéáìáñôõñïìÝíùí)! Ïé «óõíôáñáêôéêýò» áõôýò ðëçñïöïñßåò áðïôýëåóáí Ýíá ìéêñü ìýñïò ôçò ïìéëßáò ôïõ ê. Ñïýðñå ô ðïõ ìå ôç óåéñü ôçò Þôáí ôìþìá ìéáò õðïäåéãìáôéêþò, èá ìðïñïýóå íá ðåé êáíåßò, çìåñßäáò, ç ïðïßá äéïñãáíþèçêå óôá ðëáßóéá ôïõ Óõìðïóßïõ ÐëáôóÞ ìå ãåíéêü èýìá «ÊñÞôç Ôüðïò óõíüíôçóçò ðïëéôéóìþí). Ï áñ áéïëüãïò êáé êáèçãçôþò Éóôïñßáò ôçò ÔÝ íçò Ë. Âáíò ÃïõÜôñïõò (SUNY-Buffalo), ï ïðïßïò Üíïéîå ôç óåéñü ôùí ïìéëçôþí, êáôáðéüóôçêå ìå ôçí ìéíùúêþ ðåñßïäï êüíïíôáò ìíåßá êáé óôçí áíáóêáöéêþ äñáóôçñéüôçôá, üðïõ Ý åé ëüâåé ìýñïò êáé ï ßäéïò. Aêïëïýèçóå ç âõæáíôéíïëüãïò Ìáñßá Ãåùñãïðïýëïõ, äéåõèýíôñéá ôçò Ãåííáäåßïõ ÂéâëéïèÞêçò, ç ïðïßá ìßëçóå, êüíïíôáò ñþóç öùôåéíþí äéáöáíåéþí, üðùò êáé ï Äñ. ÃïõÜôñïõò, ãéá ôéò åðéäñüóåéò ôçò åíåôéêþò ðáñïõóßáò óôçí ÊñÞôç, ìåñéêýò áðü ôéò ïðïßåò åßíáé åìöáíåßò ìý ñé óþìåñá. Åí óõíå åßá, ïé ðåñßðïõ 100 ðáñåõñéóêüìåíïé, áíüìåóü ôïõò êáèçãçôýò, öïéôçôýò êáé ïìïãåíåéáêïß ðáñüãïíôåò ôçò åõñýôåñçò ðåñéï Þò, åß áí ôçí åõêáéñßá íá ãåõôïýí äéüöïñá êñçôéêü åäýóìáôá êáé íá ãíùñßóïõí ôïõò ïìéëçôýò. Ôï âñüäõ ôçò ßäéáò ìýñáò, ç åèíïìïõóéêïëüãïò êáé êáèçãþôñéá óôï ÐáíåðéóôÞìéï ÊïñíÝë, Ìáñßá íáñüêç, óõíåðéêïõñïýìåíç áðü ôïõò íåáñïýò êáëëéôý íåò Ãñçãüñç ÌáíïõóÝëç (ëáïýôï), Êþóôá ÖéëéððÜêç (ëýñá) êáé ÃéÜííç ÈåìÝëç (ëáïýôï), êáèþò êáé áðü ôï ïñåõôéêü «Levendoyenna Cretan Youth Dancers of Detroit», ðáñïõóßáóå
9 ìéá ìïõóéêþ é íçëáóßá ôçò ÊñÞôçò áñ ßæïíôáò áðü ôçí áñ áéüôçôá êáé öôüíïíôáò ìý ñé ôéò ìýñåò ìáò. Çôáí ôï ðëýïí æùíôáíü êïììüôé ôçò çìåñßäáò, ðñïóåëêýïíôáò êáé ðïëëïýò ìç åëëçíéêþò êáôáãùãþò öïéôçôýò, ïé ïðïßïé âñýèçêáí...áíôéìýôùðïé ìå ìéá ðñáãìáôéêþ ðáíäáéóßá Þ ùí êáé ñùìüôùí, áðïôýëåóìá ìáêñáßùíçò æýìùóçò óôïé åßùí üðùò êáé ôï üíïìá «ÊñÞôç», êáôü ôïí ïñéóìü ôïõ Äñïò. Âáóéëåßïõ Ëáìðñüðïõëïõ (êüôï ïò ôçò ÅäñÜò Íåïåëëçíéêþí Óðïõäþí «Êùíóôáíôßíïò ÊáâÜöçò» óôï ÐáíåðéóôÞìéï ôïõ Ìßóéãêáí êáé äéïñãáíùôþò ôïõ óõíåäñßïõ) õðïíïåß (ÊñÞôç óõí-êñçôéóìüò, ç áíüìåéîç óôïé åßùí ìå áðïôýëåóìá ôç äçìéïõñãßá ìéáò íýáò ïíôüôçôáò). Ìå ôçí ïëïêëþñùóç ôïõ ðñïãñüììáôïò, ï ðñüåäñïò ôçò ÐáãêñçôéêÞò Åíþóåùò ÁìåñéêÞò êáé áðüöïéôïò ôïõ åêåß ðáíåðéóôçìßïõ, ê. Óôáýñïò ÓçìáíôÞñçò, öáíåñü óõãêéíçìýíïò åîýöñáóå ôá óõã áñçôþñéü ôïõò óôïõò äéïñãáíùôýò, óõíôåëåóôýò êáé ðáñåõñéóêüìåíïõò, åíþ áðýíåéìå óôïí Äñá. Ëáìðñüðïõëï ôï Âñáâåßï ÊáæáíôæÜêç, êïñõöáßá äéüêñéóç ôïõ ïñãáíéóìïý. Ï óõíôáîéïý ïò åéñïýñãïò, ê. ÁñéóôïôÝëçò ÌáñêÜêçò, áðü ôï Êëßâåëáíô ôïõ Ï Üéï, äéüâáóå ðïßçìá áöéåñùìýíï óôï óõìðüóéï, ìå ìå ôï ïðïßï Ýêëåéóå ôï åðßóçìï ðñüãñáììá ãéá íá áñ ßóåé ï ïñüò ðïõ êñüôçóå ãéá áñêåôþ þñá áêüìç. Ôçí åðüìåíç ìýñá, ïé ïìéëçôýò ðþãáí óå ôüîåéò íåïåëëçíéêþí Þ óõíüíôçóáí öïéôçôýò êáô éäßáí. Ôç öåôéíþ åðéôñïðþ ôïõ Óõìðïóßïõ ÐëáôóÞ ðëáéóßùóáí ïé ê.ê. Ñßôóáñíô ÃéÜíêï, êáèçãçôþò êáé ðñïúóôüìåíïò ôïõ ÔìÞìáôïò Êëáóéêþí Óðïõäþí, Ôæï Üíåò Öïõöïðïýëïõ, õöçãþôñéá óôç Ó ïëþ Öõóéêþí Ðüñùí êáé ÐåñéâÜëëïíôïò, Âáóßëçò Ëáìðñüðïõëïò, êáèçãçôþò ÅëëçíéêÞò Öéëïëïãßáò, êáèþò êáé ï ê. Ãéþñãïò ÐëáôóÞò. ÔÏ ÐÑÏÉÊÏÄÏÔÇÌÁ Ïé ñèïõñ êáé Ìáßñç ÐëáôóÞ ìåôáíüóôåõóáí óôéò ÇÐÁ ðñïåñ üìåíïé áðü ôçí ÊñÞôç êáé ðýñáóáí üëåò ôéò äõóêïëßåò ðïõ áðáéôïýóå ôüôå áõôü ôïõò ôï åã åßñçìá. Ï ñèïõñ ÐëáôóÞò áðýäåéîå ôçí áãüðç ôïõ ãéá ôç íýá ðáôñßäá, óõììåôý ïíôáò ùò åèåëïíôþò ôïõ 32 ïõ Óþìáôïò Ðåæéêïý ôïõ Ìßóéãêáí óôïí Á Ðáãêüóìéï Ðüëåìï. Ìå ôçí åðéóôñïöþ ôïõ õðçñýôçóå ùò áñ éì- Üãåéñáò óå íïóïêïìåßï üðïõ íïóçëåýïíôáí óôñáôéþôåò, ïé ïðïßïé åß áí åêôåèåß óå çìéêü áýñéá. Ç Ìáßñç ÐëáôóÞ äñáóôçñéïðïéþèçêå óôéò ôüîåéò ôïõ Óôéãìéüôõðï áðü ôçí áßèïõóá äéáëýîåùí. Óå ðñþôï ðëüíï åßíáé áðü áñéóôåñü ïé ê.ê. Ë. Âáíò ÃïõÜôñïõò êáé Ñßôóáñíô ÃéÜíêï. Åñõèñïý Óôáõñïý éäñýïíôáò ôçí ïñãüíùóç «The Battle Creek Friends of Greece» êáôü ôç äéüñêåéá ôïõ Â Ðáãêïóìßïõ ÐïëÝìïõ, ìýóù ôçò ïðïßáò äéï åôåýôçêå áíèñùðéóôéêþ âïþèåéá óôá ïñöáíïôñïöåßá ôçò ÊáíäÜíïõ êáé ôçò Óïýãéáò. Ôéìþíôáò áíüëïãá ôç ìíþìç ôùí ãïíéþí ôïõ ê. Ãéþñãïò ÐëáôóÞò, äéêçãüñïò ôù åðüããåëìá, èýóðéóå ðñéí äýï ñüíéá ôï «Arthur and Mary Platsis Endowment» óôï ÐáíåðéóôÞìéï ôïõ Ìßóéãêáí. ÂÜóåé ôçò ó åôéêþò óõìöùíßáò, ôï åôþóéï óõìðüóéï êáé ç áðïíïìþ õðïôñïöéþí, èá óõíå ßæåôáé óôï äéçíåêýò, áêüìç êé áí äåí öïéôïýí Åëëçíïáìåñéêáíïß óôï åí ëüãù ðáíåðéóôþìéï. Ïðùò ðáñáôþñçóå Ôï ïñåõôéêü óõãêñüôçìá «ËåâåíôïãÝííá» ôïõ Íôéôñüéô åí þñá äñüóçò COVER STORY ï Äñ. Ëáìðñüðïõëïò, ç åêåß Åäñá Åëëçíéêþí Óðïõäþí «Êùíóôáíôßíïò ÊáâÜöçò» êáé ôï ðñïéêïäüôçìá ÐëáôóÞ, áðïôåëïýí óôáèåñïýò ðõëþíåò åëëçíïìüèåéáò ìå ðñïóäïêþìåíç äéüñêåéá üóç êáé ôïõ ßäéïõ ôïõ åêðáéäåõôçñßïõ. Ôá äýï ðñþôá óõìðüóéá êéíþèçêáí ãýñù áðü ôï èýìá «Ðüëåìïò êáé Äçìïêñáôßá». ÐáñÜëëçëá, äéüöïñåò õðïôñïößåò ðñïóöýñïíôáé óôïõò öïéôçôýò, ãéíüìåíåò åðéâñüâåõóç êáé ìáæß êßíçôñï ãéá åíôñýöçóç óå èýìáôá åëëçíéêïý åíäéáöýñïíôïò. Ï èåìáôéêüò Üîïíáò ôïõ óõìðïóßïõ äýíáôáé âüóåé éäñõôéêþò ðñüîçò íá êáëýøåé üëï ôï öüóìá ôïõ åëëçíéêïý ðïëéôéóìïý OCTOBER 2004 KPHTH CRETE 9
10 COVER STORY Pictured from left to right.front row: Chris Tomaras, SAE President of N & S America Region; Dr. Dimitri Pallas, President of Foundation for Modern Greek Studies; Lee C. Bollinger, President of University of Michigan; Sharon Herbert, Professor and Chair of Classical Archeology and Greek at University of Michigan, a catalyst that made it happen; Kalliope Resh; John Kaounas, Treasurer; Professor Artemis Leontis, Modern Greek and Program Coordinator. Back row: Professor Traianos Gagos, Pioneered the teaching of Modern Greek; George Keros; Vassilios Lambropoulos, Professor and Chair of Modern Greek; Dr. Denny Stavros, former director; Dr. Anthony Kales; George Dimopoulos; Professor Ludwig Koenen, former Chair of Classics and strong supporter of the Modern Greek Program; Martha Luckham, Regional Director of development office at LS & A and invaluable advisor to FMGS; Sam Roumanis, Vice-President; President of the Pancretan Association of America Mr.Stavros Semanderes; George Reganis; Gus Kaounas, Secretary. ñïíéêü êáé ìïñöïëïãéêü. ÔÏ ÉÄÑÕÌÁ ÍÅÏÅËËÇÍÉÊÙÍ ÓÐÏÕÄÙÍ Ôï Ðñüãñáììá Íåïåëëçíéêþí Óðïõäþí ôïõ Ðáíåðéóôçìßïõ ôïõ Ìßôóéãêáí éäñýèçêå ðñéí ðåñßðïõ 15 ñüíéá. Ç Åäñá «ÊáâÜöç» üìùò, ðïõ ðáãßùóå ôç äéäáóêáëßá Åëëçíéêþí óôï åí ëüãù ðáíåðéóôþìéï, ðñïýêõøå ôï 2001 Üñç óå ìéá ðñùôïâïõëßá ïìïãåíþí, ïé ïðïßïé Þäç áðü ôï 1997 åß áí óõóôþóåé ôï Éäñõìá Íåïåëëçíéêþí Óðïõäþí (Foundation for Modern Greek Studies). Áèüñõâá, áëëü äñáóôþñéá êáôüöåñáí íá óõãêåíôñþóïõí ôï áðáéôïýìåíï ðïóü (ðåñßðïõ Ýíá åêáôïììýñéï äïëüñéá), ùñßò íá êáôáöýãïõí óå äùñåýò ìåãáëåðþíõìùí ðáñáãüíôùí Þ åëëáäéêþò ðñïýëåõóçò. Óýìöùíá ìå ôïí Äñá. ÄçìÞôñç ÐÜëëá (óõíôáîéïý ïò êáñäéï- åéñïýñãïò) «åñýèéóìá óôüèçêå êßíçóç ôçò ôüôå ôïõñêéêþò êõâýñíçóçò íá éäñýóåé áíüëïãç Ýäñá óôï ðáíåðéóôþìéï, ðñïóðüèåéá ðïõ ôåëéêþò íáõüãçóå, üôáí ïé ïìïãåíåßò õðåíèýìéóáí óôéò ðáíåðéóôçìéáêýò áñ Ýò üôé äåí õðüñ åé áêáäçìáúêþ åëåõèåñßá óôçí Ôïõñêßá». Ôï ãåãïíüò üôé ç Ýäñá õëïðïéþèçêå Üñç óôçí Üìåóç óôþñéîç ôçò åëëçíïáìåñéêáíéêþò êïéíüôçôáò, åß å óáí áðïôýëåóìá üëá áõôü ôá ñüíéá ôç äçìéïõñãßá ìéáò êëåéóôþò êáé óôáèåñþò ó Ýóçò ðïõ îåðåñíü åê ôùí ðñáãìüôùí ôá óôåíü áêáäçìáúêü üñéá. Ìå ìéá óåéñü åêäçëþóåùí óå åôþóéá âüóç, ôï ðñüãñáììá åëëçíéêþí óðïõäþí áðïôåëåß êáé Ýíá óçìåßï óõíüíôçóçò ãéá ôïõò ïìïãåíåßò ôïõ Ìßôóéãêáí, áëëü êáé ôùí ãåéôïíéêþí Ðïëéôåéþí, ðïõ õðü äéáöïñåôéêþò óõíèþêåò ßóùò íá ìçí åß áí áõôþ ôç äõíáôüôçôá åðáöþò. Åðüìåíïò óôü ïò, óýìöùíá ìå ôïí Äñá. Ëáìðñüðïõëï, åßíáé ç óýóôáóç åíüò åëëçíïáìåñéêáíéêïý «think tank» (Center for Modern Greek Culture and Policy) ìå Üîïíá ôçí åêåß Åäñá Åëëçíéêþí Óðïõäþí, ôï ïðïßï èá ìðïñåß íá êáôáðéüíåôáé ìå èýìáôá åõñýôåñïõ åíäéáöýñïíôïò, ùñßò ôéò óêïðéìüôçôåò Þ öïâßåò ðïõ êüíïõí ôçí åîýôáóþ ôïõò áíýöéêôç áðü Üëëïõò ïìïãåíåéáêïýò öïñåßò. Ôï ÐáíåðéóôÞìéï ôïõ Ìßôóéãêáí ìå Ýäñá ôçí üìïñöç ðüëç ôïõ Áí Áñìðïñ, óå õðåñóýã ñïíåò áëëü êáé ìå åìöáíåßò ôéò ãïôèéêýò åðéññïýò åãêáôáóôüóåéò åßíáé Ýíá áðü ôá ìåãáëýôåñá óôéò ÇÐÁ êáé åíäå ïìýíùò ôï ðëýïí óåâáóôü ðïëéôåéáêü. Ãéá ðåñéóóüôåñåò ðëçñïöïñßåò ó åôéêü ìå ôï Éäñõìá Íåïåëëçíéêþí Óðïõäþí êáé ôçí Åäñá Åëëçíéêþí Óðïõäþí ïé åíäéáöåñüìåíïé ìðïñïýí íá áðåõèõíèïýí ôçëåöùíéêþò óôïí áñéèìü (313) Ï ðñüåäñïò ôçò ÐÅÁ, ê. Óôáýñïò ÓçìáíôÞñçò (äåîéü) åíþ áðïíýìåé ôï Âñáâåßï ÊáæáíôæÜêç óôïí êüôï ï ôçò Åäñáò ÊáâÜöç, Äñá. Âáóßëç Ëáìðñüðïõëïò (äåýôåñïò áðü áñéóôåñü). Äéáêñßíïíôáé åðßóçò, ç Äñ. Ìáñßá íáñüêç (ðñþôç áðü áñéóôåñü), ç ãñáììáôýáò ôçò ÐÅÁ, ê. Åñáóìßá Íïâüôíõ (êýíôñï) êáé ï ÄçìÞôñçò ÌáôóáìÜêçò, Ã áíôéðñüåäñïò ôçò ÐÅÁ (äåýôåñïò áðü äåîéü). 10 KPHTH CRETE OCTOBER 2004
11 Pancretan Youth in the Olympics SPECIAL REPORT/ÑÅÐÏÑÔÁÆ THE PRIDE OF OXI DAY October 28th By Gary Van Haas Nikos and Katerina Petrakis at the Olympics 2004 If in one word I could describe my experiences this summer in volunteering at the Olympic Games in Athens, the word would be unforgettable! My brother Nick and I knew this would be a great experience and an opportunity for us to express love for our native country, Greece. By Katerina Petrakis I was assigned to the Fencing Venue. My duties included ticketing, venue hostess outside of the gates, ushering inside the venue, and my favorite being access control. Access control took place in the rear of the venue where the coaches and athletes entered. Here I met a number of athletes from around the world. As if this wasn t enough I got to meet the president of the Athens 2004 Games, Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki. She personally greeted and thanked all the volunteers. Nick volunteered at the Media Press Center (MPC) and the Media Accreditation Center (MAC). There he helped journalists, reporters and photographers get all the credentials they needed in order to follow the Olympic Games. In doing so he had the honor of meeting former Olympians such as Michael Johnson, who was there covering the Olympic Games. He also met the Prime Minister of Greece, Kostas Karamalis and IOC president Jacques Rogge. One of the benefits of being a volunteer in Athens was that you had the key to the city, which allowed volunteers to travel in Athens for free. We had access to all transportation, which included busses, the tram and the new metro system. We were also granted free admission into the Acropolis. With the modern readily available transportation, one could not help but to explore all of Athens. An unrecognizable Athens was cleaner, safer and full of tourists and volunteers. One of the more popular sites to visit was Plaka. At Plaka we ran into Mina and Stelio, fellow Pan Cretans, who we had previously met at the Pan Cretan convention in 1999 in Crete and 2002 in Florida. They now live in Crete and were also volunteering in Athens. As volunteers we were invited to go to several events that took place in Athens, one was a party held for the volunteers where Greek heartthrob, Saki Rouvas performed. The most memorable event of all was the dress rehearsal for the opening ceremony. We got to see the opening ceremony 2 days before the rest of the world. I remember having goose bumps from the second we entered the Olympic stadium and tearful eyes throughout the whole ceremony. We were so proud to be Greek and to be able to witness this once in a lifetime event. We still can t believe that we were ever involved with such a large and greatly organized event. This unforgettable summer we walked away with endless amount of memories, great souvenirs, friends from all over the world and the proudest feeling of all, being Greek! The magnificent Greek holiday Oxi Day is celebrated every year in Greece on October 28 th and mostly remembered for general Ioannis Metaxas strong reply of oxi (no) to Mussolini s request to allow Italian troops to come into Greece at the beginning of WW II. The result of this stern message was powerful, and in the end, helped to maintain Greece s course of neutrality for generations to come. Nevertheless, the Italians did invade Greece, but were subsequently driven back into Albania. The story begins in 1935, when King George II was restored to the Greek throne by a rigged plebiscite, where he made the right-wing general Ioannis Metaxas prime minister. Nine months later, Metaxas assumed dictatorial powers with the king s consent under the pretext of preventing a communistinspired republican coup. The October 28 national holiday also marks the date in 1940 when Greece entered WWII. On that cherished day in Greek history, prime minister Ioannis Metaxas not only rejected Italy s ultimatum, he chose the road of resistance, and thus saved his reputation as a dictator. Cypriot countrymen also drew inspiration from Greece s refusal to let Italian troops invade in 1940 in the face of continued Turkish agression. For that matter, parades are also staged by Greek communities around the world in celebration of Oxi Day. Today in Greece, celebrations of Oxi Day culminate in a large, lavish military parade down the main boulevards of Athens and Thessaloniki. Soldiers, tanks, armoured vehicles and students parade through most Greek cities with an air of pride, and politicans in reviewing stands have an opportunity to show their own spirit to Greece and the resistance and how in future generations it should it should be continued. For tourists and foreigners, it s a proud spectacle to behold, so if you re ever in Greece during that time, be sure and see it! OCTOBER 2004 KPHTH CRETE 11
12 SPECIAL REPORT/ÑÅÐÏÑÔÁÆ ÅÐÉÔÑÏÐÇ ÅÍÉÓ ÕÓÇÓ ÃÉÁ ÔÏ ÅÑÃÏ ÔÏÕ ÉÄÑÕÌÁÔÏÓ ÅËÅÕÈÅÑÉÏÓ ÂÅÍÉÆÅËÏÓ Ôïõ ÄÇÌÇÔÑÇ ÐÁÐÁÃÉÁÍÍÁÊÇ, ÅÈÍÉÊÏÓ ÊÇÑÕÎ ÊËÉÁÑÃÏÕÏÔÅÑ (ÖËÏÑÉÄÁ).- Ìå áðüöáóç ôçò ÐáãêñçôéêÞò íùóçò ÁìåñéêÞò äçìéïõñãþèçêå åðéôñïðþ ç ïðïßá èá óõìâüëåé óôçí ðåñáéôýñù áíüðôõîç ôïõ Ýñãïõ ôïõ Åèíéêïý Éäñýìáôïò Åñåõíþí êáé Ìåëåôþí «ÅëåõèÝñéïò ÂåíéæÝëïò» óôá áíéü ôçò ÊñÞôçò. Óêïðüò ôçò åðéôñïðþò åßíáé ç óõãêýíôñùóç ñçìüôùí áðü ðñïóöïñýò ãéá ôçí áãïñü áíôéêåéìýíùí áðü ôçí æùþ ôïõ ÅëåõèÝñéïõ ÂåíéæÝëïõ ôá ïðïßá âñßóêïíôáé äéáóêïñðéóìýíá óå éäéùôéêýò êáé äçìüóéåò óõëëïãýò. Õðåýèõíïò ôçò åðéôñïðþò áõôþò åßíáé ï ãíùóôüò ðáñüãùí ôçò ïìïãýíåéáò ê. ÉùÜííçò ÊïêêïëÜêçò ÊõâåñíÞôçò ôçò ÐáãêñçôéêÞò íùóçò êáé ðñþçí ðñüåäñïò ôïõ Êñçôéêïý óõëëüãïõ Öëþñéäáò. Ìéëþíôáò óôïí Å.Ê. ï ê. ÊïêêïëÜêçò ìáò åîçãåß ôçí áðüöáóç ôçò ÐáãêñçôéêÞò êáé ôçí äñáóôçáßá óõíåäñßáóç ôïõ äéïéêçôéêïý óõìâïõëßïõ ôçò ÐáãêñçôéêÞò ëþöèçêå ç áðüöáóç íá äçìéïõñãçèåß ìéü åðéôñïðþ ç ïðïßá èá óõìâüëëåé ãéá ôçí áíüðôõîç ôïõ Éäñýìáôïò ÅëåõèÝñéïò ÂåíéæÝëïò ðïõ åäñåýåé óôá áíéü ôçò ÊñÞôçò. Ç áðüöáóç áõôþ Ýãéíå ãíùóôþ óôï ºäñõìá óôçí ïñãáíùèåßóá ðñéí ëßãï êáéñü óôá áíéü çìåñßäá óôçí ïðïßá ìüëéóôá ôéìþèçêå êáé ï ÉäéïêôÞôçò êáé ÄéåõèõíôÞò ôïõ Åèíéêïý ÊÞñõêá ê. Áíôþíçò ÄéáìáôÜñçò êáé ç óýæõãïò ôïõ ãéá ôçí ðñïóöïñü ôïõò óôï ºäñõìá. Ç ðñùôïâïõëßá áõôþ ôçò ÐáãêñçôéêÞò Ýãéíå áðïäåêôþ êáé åîýöñáóáí ôéò åõ áñéóôßåò óôçí íùóç. Óêïðüò ôçò åðéôñïðþò åßíáé ç óõãêýíôñùóç ñçìüôùí ãéá ôçí áãïñü áíôéêåéìýíùí áðü ôçí æùþ ôïõ ÅëåõèÝñéïõ ÂåíéæÝëïõ. Ôá ñþìáôá èá óõãêåíôñùèïýí áðü ðñïóöïñýò Êñçôþí êáé ìç Ïìïãåíþí ïé ïðïßïé êáé èá áñáêôçñéóèïýí óáí Ößëïé ôïõ Éäñýìáôïò -. Áñ éêüò óôü ïò ôçò åðéôñïðþò åßíáé ç óõãêýíôñùóç ôïõ ðïóïý ôùí $ äïëáñßùí ãéá ôçí áãïñü åíüò áõôïêéíþôïõ ÐáíãêÜñíô ôïõ 1929 üìïéï ìå áõôü ðïõ ñçóéìïðïéïýóå ï Åë. ÂåíéæÝëïò ðñïêåéìýíïõ íá ìåôáöåñèåß óôçí ÊñÞôç êáé íá ðñïóôåèåß óôçí óõëëïãþ ôïõ ìïõóåßïõ. ÌåôÜ ôçí óõãêýíôñùóç ôïõ ðïóïý áõôïý ôá ñþìáôá ôá ïðïßá èá óõãêåíôñþíïíôáé êüèå ñüíï èá óôýëíïíôáé óôï Éäñõìá ãéá ôïí åìðëïõôéóìü ôïõ ìå äéüöïñá ðñïóùðéêü êáé éóôïñéêü óôïé åßá áðï ôçí äñáóôçñéüôçôá ôïõ. Óôï åðüìåíï óõíýäñéï ôçò ÐáãêñçôéêÞò ðïõ èá ãßíåé ôï 2005 èá ãßíåé ðñüôáóç áðü ìýíá ðñïóùðéêü ãéá ôçí áëëüãç ôïõ êáôáóôáôéêïý ðñïêåéìýíïõ 12 KPHTH CRETE OCTOBER 2004 ç äñáóôçñéüôçôåò ôçò åðéôñïðþò íá óõìðåñéëçöèïýí ìüíéìá óôéò êïéíùíéêýò äñáóôçñéüôçôåò ôçò ÐáãêñçôéêÞò íùóçò. ¹äç åôïéìüæïõìå åíçìåñùôéêü õëéêü ôï ïðïßï êáé èá áðïóôáëåß óýíôïìá óôïõò ïìïãåíåßò» Óôï óçìåßï áõôü èá õðåíèõìßóïõìå ôï éóôïñéêü ôïõ Éäñýìáôïò «Tï Eèíéêü ºäñõìá Eñåõíþí êáé Måëåôþí EëåõèÝñéïò K. BåíéæÝëïò õðþñîå ìßá ðáëéü éäýá ôïõ Mçôñïðïëßôç KéóÜìïõ êáé Óåëßíïõ Eéñçíáßïõ ÃáëáíÜêç êáé óõóôüèçêå óôéò 26 Máñôßïõ 2000 ìå ðñùôïâïõëßá ôïõ Kïéíùöåëïýò Iäñýìáôïò Aãßá Óïößá ìå ôç óõìðáñüóôáóç ôçò ôïðéêþò Eêêëçóßáò, ôçò Nïìáñ éáêþò Áõôïäéïßêçóçò Xáíßùí, ôïõ ÄÞìïõ Xáíßùí êáé öïñýùí ôçò Ç Ýäñá ôïõ Åèíéêïý Éäñýìáôïò Åñåõíþí êáé Ìåëåôþí «ÅëåõèÝñéïò ÂåíéæÝëïò» óôç KñÞôçò êáé ôçò ÅëëÜäáò ãåíéêüôåñá. YðÞñîå ôï áðïôý- áëýðá, áíßùí ëåóìá ðïëõåôþí ðñïóðáèåéþí ôçò êïéíùíßáò ôùí Xáíßùí êáé ôçò KñÞôçò íá äçìéïõñãçèåß óôçí ðüëç, áðü ôçí ïðïßá êáôáãüôáí ï ìåãáëýôåñïò ëëçíáò ðïëéôéêüò ôïõ 20ïý áéþíá, Ýíá ßäñõìá ðáíåëëþíéáò åìâýëåéáò, êýíôñï ìåëýôçò ôïõ Ýñãïõ êáé ôçò åðï Þò ôïõ. Tï ºäñõìá óôåãüæåôáé óôçí ïéêßá ôïõ Eëåõèåñßïõ BåíéæÝëïõ åðß ôçò ðëáôåßáò ëåíáò BåíéæÝëïõ óôç XáëÝðá Xáíßùí, Ýíá êôßñéï ôïõ 1877 ôï ïðïßï áðýêôçóå ôç óçìåñéíþ ôïõ ìïñöþ ôï 1927 üôáí ï EëåõèÝñéïò BåíéæÝëïò ðñïýâç óå ñéæéêþ áíáêáßíéóþ ôïõ. Ôï ÌÜñôéï ôïõ 2002 ç ïéêßá ÂåíéæÝëïõ ðåñéþëèå óôçí êõñéüôçôá ôïõ Åëëçíéêïý Äçìïóßïõ, ôï ïðïßï óôç óõíý åéá ôçí ðáñá þñçóå óôï ºäñõìá. Óôïõò óôü ïõò ôïõ ðåñéëáìâüíåôáé ç áíüäåéîç ôçò éóôïñéêþò ïéêßáò ôïõ ìåãüëïõ ðïëéôéêïý óå ìïõóåßï. Óôçí éäéïêôçóßá ôïõ Éäñýìáôïò áíþêåé åðßóçò ç ðáñáêåßìåíç ïéêßá Âëïõìì, üðïõ èá åãêáôáóôáèïýí ïé äéïéêçôéêýò êáé åðéóôçìïíéêýò õðçñåóßåò ôïõ ìåôü ôçí áíáêáßíéóç ôïõ êôéñßïõ. Tï êáôáóôáôéêü ôïõ Iäñýìáôïò õðýãñáøáí 33 IäñõôéêÜ MÝëç óôéò 26 Máñôßïõ Óôéò 21 Óåðôåìâñßïõ 2000 ç BïõëÞ ôùí EëëÞíùí åðéêýñùóå íïìïèåôéêü ôçí ßäñõóç ôïõ Iäñýìáôïò ìå ôï íüìï 2841/ êáé ðñïóôýèçêå óôá éäñõôéêü ôïõ ìýëç. Tï ºäñõìá äéïéêåßôáé áðü 23ìåëÝò Äéïéêçôéêü Óõìâïýëéï ìå ðñüåäñï ôïí Ìçôñïðïëßôç KéóÜìïõ êáé Óåëßíïõ Eéñçíáßï ÃáëáíÜêç. Ãåíéêüò ÄéåõèõíôÞò ôïõ Iäñýìáôïò åßíáé ï Néêüëáïò Eìì. ÐáðáäÜêçò êáé EðéóôçìïíéêÞ Óýìâïõëïò ç EëÝíç Ãáñäßêá KáôóéáäÜêç.
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14 SPECIAL REPORT/ÑÅÐÏÑÔÁÆ A CRETAN THE NEW PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA & ALL AFRICA The election of Metropolitan Theodoros of Zimbabwe as Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa marks the beginning of yet another chapter in the long history of the Apostolic See of St Mark. The 50-year old prelate assumes a heavy burden and is called upon to fill the shoes of his vigorous predecessor, Petros VII, who together with another 16 clergymen and laymen was tragically killed on September 11th in a yet to be explained helicopter crash. The new Pope and Patriarch s multifaceted ecclesiastical career should prove a solid basis for the onerous task awaiting him. He is well-educated and highly equipped in the fields of ecclesiastical diplomacy, administration and missionary activity, clear advantages which ought to serve him well in the discharge of his apostolate. However it could very well be that his human qualities may yet constitute his greatest asset. Gratitude and humility emerged in his acceptance speech as strong points of the spiritual side of this distinguised cleric - his statements that no one would leave aggrieved and in a distraught state after any encounter with him promises much, so does his assurance that he shall be a brother to ÓÕÃ ÁÑÇÔÇÑÉÏ ÃÑÁÌÌÁ Ìáêáñéüôáôå, Ìå ôçí åõêáéñßá ôïõ áñìüóõíïõ áããýëìáôïò ôçò åêëïãþò óáò óôïí Ðáôñéáñ éêü Èñüíï ôçò Áãßáò ÊáèïëéêÞò êáé ÁðïóôïëéêÞò Åêêëçóßáò Áëåîáíäñåßáò ðáñáêáëïýìå äå èåßôå ôá èåñìü ìáò óõã áñçôþñéá. ¼ëïé ïé ÊñÞôåò ôçò ÁìåñéêÞò åßìáóôå áñïýìåíïé ìå ôçí åðüîéá êáé ðáìøçöåß åêëïãþ óáò óôï ýøéóôï ëåéôïýñãçìá åíüò óçìáíôéêüôáôïõ ðñïðõñãßïõ ôïõ Åëëçíéóìïý, ãåãïíüò ðïõ áðïôåëåß äéêáßùóç ôçò ðïëý ñïíçò ðñïóöïñüò óáò óôçí Ïñèïäïîßá êáèþò êáé ôïõ èåüñåóôïõ Ýñãïõ óáò. Éäéáßôåñç ôéìþ åßíáé ãéá ìáò ôïõò ÊñÞôåò ðïõ áíáãíùñßæåôáé ç åìâýëåéá ôïõ ðíåýìáôïò êáé ôùí çãåôéêþí áñéóìüôùí åíüò óõìðáôñéþôç ìáò, êáé åßìáóôå óßãïõñïé üôé ç óõíå éæüìåíç äéáêïíßá óáò èá áíõøþóåé áêüìá ðåñéóóüôåñï ôï éóôïñéêü Ðáôñéáñ åßï Áëåîáíäñåßáò. Ïé åõ Ýò êáé ïé ðñïóåõ Ýò ìáò ãéá õãåßá êáé åðéôõ ßá ôïõ äýóêïëïõ Ýñãïõ ðïõ áíáëáìâüíåôå, èá óáò óõíïäåýïõí êáèçìåñéíü. Ìå Üðåéñï óåâáóìü Óôáýñïò Í. ÓçìáíôÞñçò Ðñüåäñïò Ð. Å. Á. his fellow bishops. Such assurances reassure those who are put off by the despotic demeanour of certain hierarchs who regrettably behave like tyrants towards their flock and with contempt and superiority towards their episcopal brethren...let the modest demeanour of His Sublime Beatitude Theodoros II become a role model of others and an example to follow. In the broader context, the Church of Alexandria has acquired a loving pastor, the Church in Africa a truly missionary Father of Fathers and the universal Orthodox Church a worthy occupant of its second-highest ranking primatial see. EIS POLLA ETI DESPOTA. BIOGRAPHY His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa (born Nicholas Choreftakis) was born in Crete in 1954, where he completed his schooling. He is a graduate of the Rizarios Ecclesiastical School in Athens and holds a degree from the Theological Faculty of the Aristotelian University of Thessalonica. He also studied History of Art, Literature and Philosophy in Odessa. From he served as Archdeacon and Chancellor of the Holy Metropolis of Lambis and Sfakion in Crete, where he developed significant Preaching and Philanthropic activities (hostels for needy youth, etc). From he served as Patriarchal Exarch in Russia, based in Odessa during the tenure of Patriarchs Nicholas VI and Parthenios. He established the Institution of Hellenic Culture and the Philiki Eterea Museum with 600 children, where they were taught a thorough knowledge of Greek. In 1990 he was ordained Bishop with the title of the formerly distinguished Diocese of Kyrene and was appointed as Representative of Patriarch Parthenios in Athens ( ). He always accompanied Patriarch Parthenios on his travels throughout Africa and to many international, interfaith and Theological conferences. In 1997 he was appointed Patriarchal Vicar of Alexandria by Patriarch Petros VII of blessed Memory, in order to assist him at the outset of his Patriarchate and after 10 months he was elected as Metropolitan of Cameroon. He greatly developed Missionary activity there. He built churches, schools and hospitals, helping many Africans and Hellenes. In 2002 he was transferred to the Holy Metropolis of Zimbabwe, where he established 4 Missionary centres in Harare, a Hellenic Cultural Centre for 400 delegates, 2 large Missionary centres in Malawi, with a hospital, technical schools and nursery schools. Aided by the Greek Parliament he renovated the Hellenic Square (School- Church-Vicarage) in Beira, Mozambique. He founded churches and contributed to the establishment of the Hellenic Communities of Botswana and Angola. 14 KPHTH CRETE OCTOBER 2004
15 ÅêäÞëùóç ãéá ôïõò ðñùôïðüñïõò ÊñÞôåò ôïõ Ìáêåäïíéêïý Áãþíá Ôïõ ÄçìÞôñç ÑïìðïôÞ SPECIAL REPORT/ÑÅÐÏÑÔÁÆ ÍÅÁ ÕÏÑÊÇ. Ç óõììåôï Þ ôùí Êñçôþí óôïí Ìáêåäïíéêü Áãþíá ( ) áðïôåëåß ìéá áñêåôü ãíùóôþ ðôõ Þ ôçò óýã ñïíçò íåïåëëçíéêþò éóôïñßáò. Áõôü üìùò ðïõ ðïëëïß áêüìç êáé åéäéêïß áãíoïýí, åßíáé ç ðñùôïðïñéáêþ ñïéü áõôþò ôçò óõììåôï Þò, áöïý ìå ôçí Ýíïðëç ïìüäá äýêá Óöáêéáíþí áãùíéóôþí ðïõ ïñãüíùóå ï Ðáýëïò ÌåëÜò êáé ößëïé ôïõ óôñáôéùôéêïß, Üñ éóå ïõóéáóôéêü ç Ýíïðëç áíôßóôáóç ôùí ÅëëÞíùí óôá âïõëãáñéêü ó Ýäéá. Ïé ðáñáðüíù åðéóçìüíóåéò áíþêïõí óôïí êáèçãçôþ/äéêçãüñï Ìé Üëç ÓôñáôÞ, ï ïðïßïò Þôáí ï êýñéïò ïìéëçôþò óå åêäþëùóç ðïõ äéïñãáíþèçêå áðü ôçí ÐáììáêåäïíéêÞ Åíùóç ÁìåñéêÞò óôï ÊÝíôñï Ìáêåäïíéêþí Óðïõäþí ÍÝáò Õüñêçò, ôçí ÊõñéáêÞ, 17 Ïêôùâñßïõ, ôéìþíôáò ôá 100 ñüíéá áðü ôçí Ýíáñîç ôïõ Ìáêåäïíéêïý Áãþíá êáé äßíïíôáò Ýìöáóç óôçí êñçôéêþ ðëåõñü áõôþò ôçò åðïðïéßáò. Ôï ðáñþí Ýäùóå êáé ï ðñüåäñïò ôçò ÐáãêñçôéêÞò Åíþóåùò ÁìåñéêÞò, ê. Óôáýñïò ÓçìáíôÞñçò, óôïí ïðïßï áðïíåìþèçêå ôéìçôéêþ ðëáêýôá ðïõ åîýöñáæå ôçí åõãíùìïóýíç ôùí Ìáêåäüíùí. Áðü ôçí ðëåõñü ôïõ ï ê. ÓçìáíôÞñçò áñáêôþñéóå óõãêéíçôéêþ ôçí éäýá íá ôéìçèïýí ïé ÊñÞôåò áãùíéóôýò, áí êáé üðùò åßðå «ï ßäéïò ôïõò ï áãþíáò åßíáé ç ìåãáëýôåñç ôéìþ». Äåí ðáñýëåéøå åðßóçò íá õðåíèõìßóåé üôé öýôïò ãéïñôüæïíôáé ôá 75 ñüíéá ôçò ÐáãêñçôéêÞò êáé êüëåóå ôïõò ðáñåõñéóêüìåíïõò óå åéäéêþ ðáñïõóßáóç ìå èýìá «Ï ñéóôéáíéóìüò óôçí ÊñÞôç äéáìýóïõ ôùí áéþíùí» (27 Íïåìâñßïõ, St. Bartholomew s Church, Ìáí Üôáí). ÐñïçãÞèçêå åðéìíçìüóõíç ÄÝçóç óôçí Åêêëçóßá ôïõ Ôéìßïõ Óôáõñïý, ÃïõÜéôóôïí, ðñïåîüñ ïíôïò ôïõ Áñ éåðéóêüðïõ Äçìçôñßïõ, ï ïðïßïò åí óõíå åßá Üíïéîå êáé ôçí åêäþëùóç áíáöåñüìåíïò óôïí Ìáêåäïíéêü Áãþíá, éäéáßôåñá äå óôç óõìâïëþ ôùí Êñçôéêþí. ÐáñáâñÝèçêáí åðßóçò ïé ãåíéêýò ðñüîåíïé ÅëëÜäïò êáé Êýðñïõ, ê. Áéêáôåñßíç Ìðïýñá êáé ÌÜñèá ÌáõñïìÜôç áíôßóôïé á, ïé ïðïßåò áðçýèõíáí áéñåôéóìïýò. Ôïí óõíôïíéóìü ôïõ ðñïãñüììáôïò åß å ç ê. ÂáñâÜñá Ðáðéãêéþôç, åíþ ôïõò ðáñüíôåò êáëùóüñéóå ï ðñüåäñïò ôïõ ÊÝíôñïõ Ìáêåäïíéêþí Óðïõäþí, ê. Çëßáò Íåïöõ- ôßäçò åêöñüæïíôáò êáé ôéò åõ áñéóôßåò ôïõ óôïõò Êñçôéêïýò ãéá ôçí ðñïóöïñü ôçò ÌåãáëïíÞóïõ óôïí Ìáêåäïíéêü Áãþíá. áéñåôéóìü áðçýèõíå êáé ï ðñüåäñïò ôçò ÐáììáêåäïíéêÞò Åíþóåùò, ê. ÓùôÞñéïò Ðñþúïò. Ç ÏÌÉËÉÁ Ôï êåíôñéêü ìýñïò ôïõ ðñïãñüììáôïò êáëýöôçêå áðü ôçí ïìéëßá ôïõ ê. Óôñáôçãüðïõëïõ, ìýóù ôçò ïðïßáò é íçëáôþèçêå ôüóï ï Ìáêåäïíéêüò Áãþíáò, üóï êáé ç êáßñéáò óçìáóßáò áíüìåéîç ôùí Êñçôéêþí. Çäç áðü ôïí Ïêôþâñéï ôïõ 1898 ï Ðáýëïò ÌåëÜò Üñ éóå íá äñáóôçñéïðïéåßôáé åíôïíüôåñá ìå Üîïíá ôç Ìáêåäïíßá, áíôéëáìâáíüìåíïò ôïõò êéíäýíïõò ôçò óôáäéáêþò âïõëãáñéêþò äéåßóäõóçò. ÊáôÜ ôç ãíþìç ôïõ, ïé Ìáêåäüíåò èü Ýðñåðå íá êéíçôïðïéçèïýí áíåîüñôçôá áðü ôéò äõíáôüôçôåò Þ ôç èýëçóç ôçò Åëëáäïò íá ôïõò âïçèþóåé, «óáí íá ìçí õðþñ å êáí», üðùò Ýëåãå. Ôéò éäýåò ôïõ óõììåñßæïíôáí ößëïé óôñáôéùôéêïß, áíüìåóü ôïõò ïé Êùíóôáíôßíïò ÌáæáñÜêçò êáé Ãåþñãéïò Ôóüíôïò ðïõ Þôáí ìýëç ôçò ðüëáé ðïôý ÅèíéêÞò Åôáéñåßáò. Ìå ôç âïþèåéá éäéùôéêþò ñçìáôïäüôçóçò, ôá ðñþôá ðïëåìïöüäéá Üñ éóáí íá äéï åôåýïíôáé óôçí ôïõñêïêñáôïýìåíç Ìáêåäïíßá. Ôçí ßäéá åðï Þ åß å éäñõèåß óôçí ÁèÞíá ç ÌáêåäïíéêÞ Åôáéñåßá ìå ðñüåäñï ôïí èåñìü ðáôñéþôç ÄçìÞôñéï ÊáëáðïäÜêç. Ïôáí Ýëáâáí ôï áßôçìá ôïõ Ìçôñïðïëßôç ÊáóôïñéÜò Ãåñìáíïý ÊáñáâáããÝëç ãéá ôçí áðïóôïëþ Ýíïðëùí áíôáñôéêþí ïìüäùí, ïé ÌåëÜò, ÌáæáñÜêçò êáé ÓôÝöáíïò Äñáãïýìçò áðïöüóéóáí íá óôåßëïõí ìåñéêïýò Êñçôéêïýò, ïé ïðïßïé üíôáò Ôïýñêïé õðïôåëåßò äåí èá Ýöåñíáí óå äýóêïëç èýóç ôï åðßóçìï åëëçíéêü êñüôïò áí Óôï öùôïãñáöéêü óôéãìéüôõðï áðü ôçí åêäþëùóç, äéáêñßíïíôáé åî áñéóôåñþí ç ê. ÌÜñèá ÌáõñïìÜôç (ãåíéêþ ðñüîåíïò ôçò ÊõðñéáêÞò Äçìïêñáôßáò óôç ÍÝá Õüñêç), ï ê. Óôáýñïò ÓçìáíôÞñçò (ðñüåäñïò ÐáãêñçôéêÞò Åíþóåùò ÁìåñéêÞò), ï ê. ÓùôÞñéïò Ðñþúïò (ðñüåäñïò ôçò ÐáììáêåäïíéêÞò Åíþóåùò ÇÐÁ êáé ÊáíáäÜ), ï Áñ éåðßóêïðïò ÁìåñéêÞò ÄçìÞôñéïò, ç ê. Áéêáôåñßíç Ìðïýñá (ãåíéêþ ðñüîåíïò ôçò ÅëëÜäïò óôç ÍÝá Õüñêç) êáé ï ê. Çëßáò Íåïöõôßäçò (ðñüåäñïò ôïõ ÊÝíôñïõ Ìáêåäïíéêþí Óðïõäþí). Ýðåöôáí óôá Ýñéá ôùí Ïèùìáíéêþí áñ þí. Ï Ôóüíôïò, Êñçôéêüò êáé ï ßäéïò, áíýëáâå íá óõíèýóåé ôçí ïìüäá, ç ïðïßá ôåëéêþò ðëáéóéþèçêå áðü äýêá Óöáêéáíïýò, ôïõò Åõèýìéï Êáïýäç (åðéêåöáëþò), Ãåþñãéï Äéêüíõìï-ÌáêñÞ, Ãåþñãéï ÓôñáôéíÜêç, Ãåþñãéï ÓåúìÝíç, ÅõóôñÜôéï ÌðïíÜôï, Ìáíïýóï ÊáôïõíÜôï, Ãåþñãéï Æïõñßäç, Íéêüëáï ËõêÜêç, Ëáìðñõíü ÂñáíÜ êáé Ãåþñãéï ÐåñÜêç. «Èá Ý åôå ôçí ôéìþ íá åßóôå ïé ðñùôïðüñïé ðïõ èá áíïßîïõí ôïí äñüìï ãéá ôçí áðåëåõèýñùóç ôùí ÅëëÞíùí ôçò Ìáêåäïíßáò», ôïõò åßðå ìåôáîý Üëëùí óõãêéíçìýíïò ï Ðáýëïò ÌåëÜò ðñéí ôçí áíá þñçóþ ôïõò. Óýìöùíá ìå ôïí ê. Óôñáôçãüðïõëï, ôï åíäéáöýñïí ôùí Êñçôéêþí ãéá ôç Ìáêåäïíßá âáóéæüôáí óå ìßá áìïéâáéüôçôá áéóèçìüôùí ðïõ õðþñ å ìåôáîý ôùí äýï áêñáßùí, âïñåßïõ êáé íïôßïõ, ðåñéï þí ôçò ìåßæïíïò ÅëëÜäïò. Ìå ôïí ßäéï ôñüðï ïé Ìáêåäüíåò åß áí åèåëïíôéêü âïçèþóåé ôïõò Êñçôéêïýò óôéò åîåãýñóåéò ôïõ 1826, 1844 êáé Ùóôüóï, ï áñéèìüò ôùí Êñçôþí ðïõ ðþñáí ìýñïò óôïí Áãþíá ðþñå åðéêýò äéáóôüóåéò. Ìüíï ôá Üíåõ éäéáßôåñçò áîéïðéóôßáò áñ åßá ôïõ Åëëçíéêïý Âáóéëåßïõ áíåâüæïõí ôïí áñéèìü óôïõò 700. «Ôá ðñáãìáôéêü üìùò íïýìåñá ðñïóåããßæïõí ôéò 3.000». OCTOBER 2004 KPHTH CRETE 15
16 PROFILE NICHOLAS MAROPIS A life full of accomplishments Nicholas Maropis is the holder of some 30 US patents in his field. Nicholas Maropis s consummate curiosity and pro found interest in anything mechanical first became evident when, at a very early age, he completely dismantled his youngest brother s one-day-old, fire engine red wagon, an amazing feat for someone so young. Unfortunately, Nick could not reassemble the wagon, and for that he was punished, something he vowed would never happen again. What followed was a lifetime of diligence, study and hard work which earned him a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and has established him as among the most respected by his peers in his chosen profession. Now, in his retirement years, Nick, having added electronics and ultrasonics to his long list of interests, basks in the knowledge that his contributions in his areas of expertise have been acknowledged by national and international experts in engineering and physics, and especially in the dynamics of metal flow as well as the field of ultrasonics. He is the holder of some 30 U.S. patents as sole and/or co-patentee in electronics, mechanics, ultrasonic systems for use in aerospace and nuclear applications, and ultrasonic energy applied to metalforming processes. Nick was born in the small town of Slovan, in Western Pennsylvania, and spent his pre-world War II years growing up 16 KPHTH CRETE OCTOBER 2004 in nearby Langeloth, a company-owned coal-mining and zinc mill community even smaller than the town in which he had been born. Nick was the second child of Speros and Argero (Shinnakis) Maropakis, of Askifou, Sfakia, and Kalyves, Apokoronou, Crete, respectively. Speros was a cobbler, by trade, who also worked for years in the coal mines as a laborer and later as a millhand in the zinc mill to support his wife and seven children. And although all six of their sons learned the basics of the shoe-repair business, Speros and Argero, not unlike practically all Cretan immigrants to the U.S., insisted that their offspring pursue higher educations. Nick attended Langeloth Grade School, and Union High School in Burgettstown, PA. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Army Air Force, attended Electrical and Communications School, and was assigned to the 67th Fighter Wing, 8th Air Force, in England for the duration of World War II. Following his discharge in 1945, Nick attended Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA, where he earned a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics and Mathematics in He subsequently earned the Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University, and has completed most of his credits toward a PhD, but, due to employment restraints and the obligations of raising a family, did not take the time to prepare and defend his thesis. Physicists and Mathematicians were not in great demand during that post-ww II period, and after working for various periods of time as an auto mechanic for a Packard dealership and at the nearby General Motors Fisher Body Plant, Nick eventually was hired to work for the Naval Ordinance Laboratory in White Oak, Maryland. During that employment period, his main focus was working on simulation of nuclear explosion effects, which were effected by firing small-scaled explosive charges, recording over-pressures, sound velocities, impulse energies, as well as other phenomena related to the nuclear age into which the U.S. had entered. At that point in his life, Nick s career was temporarily side-tracked when he accepted a position with the Ralph M. Parsons Engineering Company, which operated the U.S. biological laboratories at Fort Detrick, Maryland. Nick was quickly promoted to Senior Project Engineer, and his work involved the early experimentation by the U.S. government with the anthrax bacillus, one of several biological weapons-of-massdestruction scourges currently making worldwide. In 1955, Nick was recruited by Aeroprojects Corporation, a pioneer company in ultrasonic metal welding systems, and his career in ultrasonics was launched. He was elected Vice President of Research and Engineering in 1968, was placed in charge of the Ultrasonic Lab, and was assigned one machinist and one handyman. By 1971, when he left Aeroprojects for a similar position with Uniform Tube, Incorporated, and after which numerous orders for ultrasonic welders had been received by Aeroprojects from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and the Atomic Energy Agency, as well as many commercial companies: Alcoa, GE, Reynolds, and others, Nick s number of lab
17 personnel grew to several hundred. Ultrasonic tube drawing was in its infancy when Nick left Aeroprojects for UTI, and since then has grown to the point where it affects, not only industries, but the everyday lives of people the world over. Ultrasonic tube drawing is employed in the manufacture of automobiles, air conditioning and heating systems, computers, appliances and other electronic products, sound and entertainment systems, and countless other devices utilized and taken for granted on a daily basis by people in every country and in every walk of life. Although tube drawing had been employed in the past, the ultrasonic process enabled manufacturers to use stronger, longer-lasting, and more efficient metals in the manufacture of their products. In the end, of course, the beneficiaries were the consumers. Among the many citations and awards which Nick has received for his work, he is most proud of the letters of commendation from the Atomic Energy Commission and NASA. He now operates a consulting service for application of ultrasonic energy to metal working processes, drawing, extrusion and machining as Maropis Technical Enterprises, Inc. of Baden, PA. He is a member of several professional organizations, has had a number of papers published in trade journals, and is currently in the process of assembling a book on the design and application of high power systems, and on the history of the development and invention of the ultrasonic metal welding process. Socially, he is an active member of AHEPA, having served in all of the officer positions in his home chapter, as Chairman of the District 4 Board of Directors as well as Chairman of the District Finance Committee for many years. In 2004, he was honored by being selected AHEPA District 4 Man Of The Year. In addition, he has been a long time member of the Arkadi- Maleme Chapter of the PAA. While stationed with the U. S. Air Force in England during World War II, Nick met and married Mavis Holland, of Deeping Gate, a small village near London, and they became the parents of three children: Sam, Senior Finance Officer of Georgia Pacific Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia, who makes his home with his wife, Belle, in Roswell, Georgia; Colin, Executive Vice President of First Financial Savings Bank in Downingtown, PA, who lives in Downingtown with his wife, Debbie; and Janice (Keller), of Chester Springs, PA., where she makes her home with her husband, James, and works as Account Manager for Affiliated Computer Services Corporation of Dallas, Texas. Nick and Mavis were the proud grandparents of four grandchildren: Michelle, Nicholas, Brent and Jenna. Mavis, one of the famous War Brides of World War II, passed away in As a result of his work involvement, Nick has traveled extensively, especially to the major countries of the world, where he met many famous statesmen, businessmen, scientists and educators. But the one place he loved most to visit was his brother s and sister-in-law s home in the village of Kalyves, Crete. And, at age 70, he satisfied another longstanding desire by hiking Crete s famous Gorge of Samaria. Nick readily and proudly acknowledges his Cretan background and upbringing, and the customs and traditions instilled in him by his parents. And to culminate his successful fulfillment of life, Nick states simply, Working with ultrasonics and metals has been a wonderful journey; and having met and worked with so many wonderful people has been an experience I had not imagined in my life. I have loved every day and every minute of this journey. Well said and well done by another admired and respected Cretan-American. OCTOBER 2004 KPHTH CRETE 17
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