Chios Society-Cleveland Chapter 7 News            August 2006 Issue

C/o 23715 Wolf Road, Bay Village, Ohio 44140   (440 835-8419)    E-mail: burpe1 @


This year is going by so quickly.  The following is what we are planning for the rest of 2006.


General Assembly Meeting:  Mark on your calendars for September 16th, 2006, 3:00P.M. at Sts. Constantine and Helen Cathedral.  Elections will take place at this meeting.  Also, we will discuss our upcoming Convention, Annual Dinner-Dance, Christmas Party and possibly a picnic in 2007. Members in good standing will be allowed to vote.  Each member needs to be paid up through 2006.  Anyone wishing to be a candidate for our society must be a member for at least one year and be current with their dues.  Membership dues will be collected at this meeting.  Refreshments will be served.


Annual Dinner – Dance:  The date for this event is November 18, 2006.  This year our honorees are Gus and Estelle Callas.  We have booked the band Stigma again for this year.  Our dance is being advertised on their web site already.  It will be at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Cleveland.  Mark your calendar with the date.  Please tell your friends and relatives about this event.  Plan to attend.


Christmas Party:  Our second Christmas Party will take place at Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral on December 2, 2006 at 2:00 P.M.  Santa Claus is taking time out of his busy schedule and came to visit us with gifts for everyone.  Do not miss it this year. 


Charity Work

In the year of 2006, we donated to IOCC, Beth Pappas Cardiac Program in Boston, Massachusetts, the Greek Independence Day Parade, helped a family in Vrondados, Chios, Greece and to the Metropolis of Pittsburgh’s Daffodil Luncheon where part of the proceeds went to Cleveland Metro Hospital’s Pediatric Burn Unit. 


Chiotiko Convention:  Information just received is telling us the convention dates are

October 26-29, 2006, departing on the 30th.   The convention will be at The Santa Clara Marriott, 2700 Mission College Blvd., in Santa Clara, Ca. 95954.  The telephone number is 408-988-1500. 


The Mineta San Jose International Airport is the one to use.  There are tours scheduled and a Grand Banquet scheduled.  Reservations must be made for the tours.  The Paramount Great America Amusement Park is across the street from the Marriott Hotel.  The room rate is $ 90.00 providing you mention Chian Society when you make your reservations. 


SPECIAL NOTICE:  There is a pre-convention price, including the Grand Banquet of $ 165.00, providing the commitment is made prior September 30, 2006.  After September 30, 2006, the price will go to $ 225.00.  A packet of information can be mailed to you if you contact Jeanne Burpulis at the address above.  Also, packets of information will be available at the General Assembly Meeting on September 16, 2006.


Membership Dues:  Please do not forget to get current on your membership dues.


  Angelo Sikoutris – President    Dino Sevastos – Vice-President    Estelle Callas- Treasurer

   Steve Sikoutris - Corresponding Secretary   Michael S. Sikoutris - Asst. Corresponding Secretary