It is my distinct honor to welcome all the young ladies to the Miss Chios 2010 Pageant. As we all know, the MISS CHIOS Pageant is the most special event hosted by PanchiakiKorais” Society for over thirty years now.


This year the winner of the pageant will have a choice of selecting a $1,500 scholarship towards college expenses or a roundtrip ticket to Chios, Greece compliments of “Korais” Society and a week stay at the Chandris Hotel.


The first runner up will receive $300, the second runner up $200 and all other participants $100. In addition all applicants will be refunded their ticket to our Annual Dinner Dance.


The aim of the pageant is to have as many young women of Chian descent as possible visiting the land of their ancestors and I believe this is a small step towards that direction. Unfortunately, because of the society’s philanthropic obligations, it is not possible for them to offer the same happiness to all contestants. As a small token of the society’s appreciation however, all participating contestants will receive a full refund of the dance’s admission by mail.


I guarantee you all, that the judges will be impartial, non-chians and will be amongst the people in the ballroom. They do not have to be artists, or in high positions, but rather individuals with common sense, who probably have children of their own.  Physical beauty is not the only criterion for the pageant.  The judges will decide upon the girls’ education, charm, goals and personality, which will reflect our rich Greek heritage.


I urge you to take a few minutes of your time to fill out the application attached to this letter and mail it to the PanchiakiKorais” Society, Inc. at: 43-15 202nd Street, Bayside, NY 11361, or send it via e-mail at koraisny @ verizon.net. You may also bring the application with you the night of the pageant, but I strongly suggest that you mail it in advance before April 11th 2010. You never know, you might be the lucky girl of the night. If you have any questions, please fell free to call me at (631) 662-1142 or Mrs. Elisavet Tzoumaka at (917) 209-3330.

Thank you and good luck to all!




Soultana Vavilis

Miss Chios 2007