December 2010




Rounded Rectangle: The crowning of Miss Chios 2010It is my distinct honor to welcome all the young ladies ages 16 to 26 to participate in the Miss Chios 2011 Pageant. As we all know, the MISS CHIOS Pageant is one of the special events hosted by PanchiakiKorais” Society for more than thirty years. It will be held at “Terrace on the Park”, on Saturday, February 19th 2011 at 7:00 pm. On this special night a lucky, as well as beautiful and intelligent young Chian lady will be selected to win the title of Miss Chios 2011.


I have many memorable experiences as Miss Chios which I will cherish for life. It was a great honor for me as Miss Chios to March down 5th Avenue at the Greek Independence Day Parade, participate in the Ronald McDonald marathon, attend the Eleftheria celebration (Chios Independence) and present a $6,000 check on behalf of Korais to the children of special needs in Chios this past summer.


I am thankful to PanchiakiKorais” Society for giving me this opportunity and hope to visit Chios again many times over. I realize and appreciate Korais’ educational and philanthropic goals in supporting Greek culture, our schools and our youth.


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.


So, please take a few minutes of your time to fill out the attached application 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 February 19th 2011. You never know, you might be the lucky girl of the night. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Mrs. Elisavet Tzoumaka at (718) 224-4846 or at (917) 209-3330.


Thank you and good luck to all of you!



Dimitria Maris, Miss Chios 2010