“If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair. “
On April 5 2009, the members of the Chian Society of Fyta Agia Paraskevi met at the Xiotiko Spiti for elections. The new members of the Executive Board are as follows: George Liakaris (President), Irene Kalogeras (Vice President), Stella Kontolios (Secretary), Andrew Pirgousis (Treasurer), Irene Tzikas (Asst. Secretary), Anthoula Gatanas (Asst. Treasurer).
Congratulations to our new Executive Board Members. We would also like to thank our old board members for their hard work, dedication and guidance. Our newly elected Secretary, Stella Kontolios, recently stated “The previous board did a wonderful job and we hope to continue their standard of excellence.”
Best Wishes to All!!
First Annual Journal
The Chian Society of Fyta Agia Paraskevi is putting together their first annual journal. This journal will commemorate the 13th Annual Dance that is being held on October 10th, 2009. In order to make this journal a success we will need the support of all our members. A journal Ad order form will be sent in the mail. For additional information, please contact Irene Kalogeras, Stella Kontolios or George Liakaris at Fytousiko @ gmail.com.
Remember we need your support!!
We are excited to announce the first annual fundraiser for Kyriaki's Retinoblastoma Foundation
When: Saturday, May 2nd
Where: Pearl (45-30
There will be live Greek music and great raffle prizes, including a flat screen TV, camera, Ipod, and more!
Money raised at the fundraiser will be used towards:
- Helping families affected by retinoblastoma
- Raising awareness and promoting early detection of retinoblastoma. We will be working on providing eye charts for pediatricians that will teach parents and pediatricians about the red reflex, what is normal and abnormal, aiding in early detection and treatment of ocular disease
- Support retinoblastoma research projects
Please save the date and spread the word about this event!
For additional information or to make a donation, contact Kiki Pirgousis- Mastorakis. www.krbfoundation.com
Save The Date!
Where: October 24-25th weekend
What: The 55th National Chian Convention
Where: New Orleans
The preliminary itinerary and progress will be posted on http://www.chiossocieties.org/ periodically.
Peter and Eleni Dedousis are expecting their first child in June. Eleni is the daughter of George and Anna Halkias and the granddaughter of Peggy Condoleon-Kontos.
The christening of Panagioti Louis Gatanas was held on March 15, 2009. Panagioti is the son of Peter and Hilda Gatanas. The Godparents are Stella and Mayo Sanchez.
Demetri Kalogeras and Roula Mastorakis are planning a June wedding. Demetri is the son of George Kalogeras and Eugenia Bourekas-Kalogeras.
George and Anna Halkias are planning an August wedding for their daughter Paris and her fiancé Brad. They are both college students and will be graduating this spring.
Dean and Anna Nikolaides are proud to announce the September 5th wedding of their son Kirk Nikolaides and fiancé Nicole Klimmis.
Best Wishes to the happy couples!
G. Papalios of
Kalliope Tzikas of Bayside, New York passed away on April 11, 2009. She was 91 years of age. Her daughters, Irene, Vivi, and Maria, her grand children, and her brother, Peter Gatanas, survive her.
They will be greatly missed.
We would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter.............Kali Anastasi!
Thank you to those who sent us information for the newsletter. We will send another in the fall. If you have any news you would like to share please e-mail us at fytanews @ gmail.com.
We look forward to hearing from you...... Have a great summer!
-Georgina & Marianna