Supreme Lodge

Dimitrios B. Kontolios

Supreme President

912 Linden Ave

Ridgefield, NJ 07657

201-440-5919

Steve Siderias

1st Supreme Vice President

9 Kimberly Way

River Edge, NJ 07650

201-265-6836

Stefanos Doulos

2nd Supreme Vice President

171 Paramus Road

Paramus, NJ 07652

201-291-9825

Yiannis M. Kontolios

Supreme Secretary

78 Friend Terrace

Harrington Park, NJ 07640

201-784-3418

Jane Sevastos

Assistant Supreme Secretary

8233 Washington Ave

N. Royalton, OH 44133

440-230-9661

Stefanos Bouboulis

Supreme Treasurer

131 Johnson Road

Winchester, MA 01890

781-721-1267

George Parikakis

Assistant Supreme Treasurer

1313 Walker Road

Follansbee, WV 26037

304-527-4578

 

Supreme Governors

ILLINOIS

John Vavilis

847-821-8060

LOUISIANA

Mark Kountouroudas

504-455-0063

MARYLAND-WASHINGTON D.C.

John Frangos

410-461-2100

NEW ENGLAND

James Bouboulis

781-648-3372

NEW YORK

Angela X. Vitellas

914-923-4045

OHIO – W. VIRGINIA

Antonis Bouboulis

330-372-6690

PENNSYLVANIA

Isidoros Zannikos

215-464-2849

 

Board of Directors

John Papandreas

John Kellis

Markos Marinakis

Nick Rodinos

John Frangos

Kostas Sevastos

Stefanos Bouboulis

Yiannis M. Kontolios

 

Youth Advisor

Mary-Kay Kallergis

34 Jackson Road

Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

914-945-0633

 
Spiritual Advisor

His Grace Metropolitan Maximos

Of Pittsburgh

412-621-5529

 

Legal Advisor

John E. Pittas, Esq.

718-726-4184

QUARTERLY MEETING OF CSA&C
November 6, 2004
Chicago, Illinois

 

 

            The Quarterly Meeting of the Chios Societies of the Americas and Canada, Inc. came to order at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on Saturday, November 6th, 2004 at 4:30 PM.  The Supreme President, Dimitrios B. Kontolios and Supreme Secretary, officially recorded the attendance of 25 members. 

 

            After the Invocation from Fr. George Kaloudis, the Supreme President, Mr. Dimitrios B. Kontolios called for a moment of silence in memorium of Supreme Governor James Bouboulis .  He then thanked the Supreme Governor of Illinois, Mr. John Vavilis, also President of the Panchiakon Society of Pelineon, for hosting the meeting.  Mr. Vavilis thanked the members for their attendance and introduced the present members of the Supreme Lodge, Governors, and Board of Directors to the attendants. 

 

            The Supreme Secretary, Mr. John M. Kontolios read the minutes of the 50th National Chian Convention, which took place in Atlantic City, NJ on May 29th, 2004.   Mr. Kostas Sevastos moved to accept; Mr. Steve Siderias seconded, with the correction to remove the statement from the Supreme President’s final report:  “During the New Orleans quarterly meeting, Supreme Governor of Louisiana, Mr. Markos Kountouroudas, President Michael Christakis, Capt. Michael Psarelis, along with all the hosts of the Chios Society of New Orleans, Agia Markella, pledged $5000 for the Cardiac Care Unit of the Skylitsion Hospital.”  The phrase is not accurate according to the approved minutes of the December 2003 Quarterly Meeting in New Orleans.  The Supreme Treasurer, Mr. Stefanos Bouboulis, was absent for the meeting.  The Supreme Secretary, Mr. John M. Kontolios reports that the balances of $31273.61 in the Money Market account and $15246.70 in the Checking account.  Mr. Kostas Sevastos moved to accept the report and Mr. Elias Zografos seconded.  Mr. Zografos presented a check from the Pelineon Society to also pay their convention dues for 2004.      

 

         Supreme President, Mr. Dimitrios B. Kontolios reports that the 50th National Chian Convention Delegate Meetings and Grand Banquet took place in Atlantic City, NJ on Memorial Day Weekend.  Mr. Kontolios reports that the sponsoring society, Association of Kambiousion Chios of America donated the profits of the convention to the Skylitsion Hospital of Chios Cardiology Center.  He thanked Steve Siderias and John M. Kontolios, former Presidents of the Association, for contributing to the convention’s success.  He also thanked Fr. Kaloudis, Spiritual Advisor, and the Association’s members from Chicago for their help, as well.  

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Supreme Lodge

Dimitrios B. Kontolios

Supreme President

912 Linden Ave

Ridgefield, NJ 07657

201-440-5919

Steve Siderias

1st Supreme Vice President

9 Kimberly Way

River Edge, NJ 07650

201-265-6836

Stefanos Doulos

2nd Supreme Vice President

171 Paramus Road

Paramus, NJ 07652

201-291-9825

Yiannis M. Kontolios

Supreme Secretary

78 Friend Terrace

Harrington Park, NJ 07640

201-784-3418

Jane Sevastos

Assistant Supreme Secretary

8233 Washington Ave

N. Royalton, OH 44133

440-230-9661

Stefanos Bouboulis

Supreme Treasurer

131 Johnson Road

Winchester, MA 01890

781-721-1267

George Parikakis

Assistant Supreme Treasurer

1313 Walker Road

Follansbee, WV 26037

304-527-4578

 

Supreme Governors

ILLINOIS

John Vavilis

847-821-8060

LOUISIANA

Mark Kountouroudas

504-455-0063

MARYLAND-WASHINGTON D.C.

John Frangos

410-461-2100

NEW ENGLAND

James Bouboulis

781-648-3372

NEW YORK

Angela X. Vitellas

914-923-4045

OHIO – W. VIRGINIA

Antonis Bouboulis

330-372-6690

PENNSYLVANIA

Isidoros Zannikos

215-464-2849

 

Board of Directors

John Papandreas

John Kellis

Markos Marinakis

Nick Rodinos

John Frangos

Kostas Sevastos

Stefanos Bouboulis

Yiannis M. Kontolios

 

Youth Advisor

Mary-Kay Kallergis

34 Jackson Road

Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

914-945-0633

 
Spiritual Advisor

His Grace Metropolitan Maximos

Of Pittsburgh

412-621-5529

 

Legal Advisor

John E. Pittas, Esq.

718-726-4184

 

          Mr. Kontolios reported that on his inaugural trip to Chios, in September of 2004, his first visit was to the Skylitsion Hospital of Chios to deliver a check for $10300, the net profit of the convention.  The administrator of the hospital, Mr. Nick Christou and the cardiologist, Mr. Nick Smyniourdis graciously received the check with many thanks.  Mr. Kontolios presented a portfolio of pictures taken of the hospital showing the above average conditions and care of the Cardiology Center. 

Mr. Kostas Sevastos, reports on the history of the Hospital in Chios to the members in Chicago and discloses that over $800,000 has been spent since 1993 to create an eye clinic, purchase catscan and dialysis equipment, and update the facilities.  He discloses and refers to a testimonial received during the convention, from the hospital, stating the numerous patients and treatments administered since 1993.  He adds that the hospital is still regarded as the best place for all people of the Aegean region to receive treatment.   Mr. Sevastos encourages the members of all the Chios Societies to conclude the fundraising for the Cardiology Center by next summer.  Supreme President, Mr. Kontolios reports that donations are tax-exempt with the assistance of the Chian Federation of NY, and as of the meeting date, $17000 total had been collected.  Mr. Elias Zografos inquired about the treatment of patients from the opthomologist of the Eye Clinic.  Mr. Sevastos responded that the CSA&C can only do its best to provide the necessary equipment and suggest certain things, but has no influence on personnel decisions of the hospital.  Mr. Kontolios added that during his visit to the hospital, he observed that only the President of the Northern Aegean

Πε. Σ.Υ.Π. Department, Ms. Hatzopoulos has the authority to assign doctors to various positions in hospitals.  After concluding the discussion of the hospital, Mr. Zografos motions to the members of the Pelineon Society to donate $2000 towards the Chios Societies – Cardiology Center Fund.  Mr. Vavilis seconds the motion upon approval during their next General Assembly. 

 

         Mr. Kontolios reports that the Chios Omogenon Society sends their regards and that their office is open Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8 PM, and Saturdays from 11AM to 1 PM in Chios.  All expatriated Chians may visit the office for a variety of services including passport, visa, retirement, translations, etc.  Mr. John M. Kontolios reports that the office relies solely on donations for its existence and its hours are dependent on necessity and budgetary discretion.  The CSA&C has donated $980 from its extra dues collection for the office and will shortly send it the Chios Omogenon Society. 

 

         After discussion for the planning of the 51st National Chian Convention, Mr. Elias Zografos motions to appoint Ms. Maria Diab as a representative from the Pelineon Society of Chicago to put together a proposal to sponsor the convention for Las Vegas in the fall of 2005.  Mr. Kostas Sevastos seconds the motion and it passes unanimously.        

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Supreme Lodge

Dimitrios B. Kontolios

Supreme President

912 Linden Ave

Ridgefield, NJ 07657

201-440-5919

Steve Siderias

1st Supreme Vice President

9 Kimberly Way

River Edge, NJ 07650

201-265-6836

Stefanos Doulos

2nd Supreme Vice President

171 Paramus Road

Paramus, NJ 07652

201-291-9825

Yiannis M. Kontolios

Supreme Secretary

78 Friend Terrace

Harrington Park, NJ 07640

201-784-3418

Jane Sevastos

Assistant Supreme Secretary

8233 Washington Ave

N. Royalton, OH 44133

440-230-9661

Stefanos Bouboulis

Supreme Treasurer

131 Johnson Road

Winchester, MA 01890

781-721-1267

George Parikakis

Assistant Supreme Treasurer

1313 Walker Road

Follansbee, WV 26037

304-527-4578

 

Supreme Governors

ILLINOIS

John Vavilis

847-821-8060

LOUISIANA

Mark Kountouroudas

504-455-0063

MARYLAND-WASHINGTON D.C.

John Frangos

410-461-2100

NEW ENGLAND

James Bouboulis

781-648-3372

NEW YORK

Angela X. Vitellas

914-923-4045

OHIO – W. VIRGINIA

Antonis Bouboulis

330-372-6690

PENNSYLVANIA

Isidoros Zannikos

215-464-2849

 

Board of Directors

John Papandreas

John Kellis

Markos Marinakis

Nick Rodinos

John Frangos

Kostas Sevastos

Stefanos Bouboulis

Yiannis M. Kontolios

 

Youth Advisor

Mary-Kay Kallergis

34 Jackson Road

Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

914-945-0633

 
Spiritual Advisor

His Grace Metropolitan Maximos

Of Pittsburgh

412-621-5529

 

Legal Advisor

John E. Pittas, Esq.

718-726-4184

         Supreme President, Dimitrios B. Kontolios reported that the website of the CSA&C is now online and can be accessed for all information, events, minutes, and history of the CSA&C.  Mr. Kontolios requests that the member societies update their mailing lists and forward them to the CSA&C to keep everyone better informed.  Mr. John M. Kontolios has absorbed the costs of the website as a donation to the CSA&C.  

 

        Mr. Elias Zografos suggests that membership and interest in Chian societies and associations has declined over the years.  After further discussion, it is suggested that the CSA&C should direct its activities to emphasize more Chian-American/Canadian related necessities and activities.  Mr. John M. Kontolios motions that the CSA&C circulate a letter to all Chians, which highlights what has been discussed at this meeting, and to call on them for suggestions on how to attract better participation from the youth and to direct the future activities of the CSA&C.  Fr. George Kaloudis seconds the motion that was passed unanimously.    

 

         Mr. Kostas Sevastos moved to adjourn the meeting, at 6:30 PM, and Mr. Elias Zografos seconded the motion, which was carried.

 

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