L100 in Action - Issue #4 (October 2008)

October 2008 | Issue #4

News In Action

The Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel


Dear Leadership 100 Members,

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I invite you to join us for the 25th Anniversary Celebration Conference at The Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel in Carolina, Puerto Rico February 5-8, 2009. We are pleased to present you with a true celebration of the extraordinary success of our mission over 25 years in advancing Orthodoxy and Hellenism in America.

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Leadership 100 News
Ronnie Milsap

Milsap to Perform

Ronnie Milsap, who ranks as the pre-eminent country soul singer of his generation, will highlight the entertainment at the 25th Anniversary Celebration, February 5-8, 2009, at The Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel in Carolina, Puerto Rico.

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Angelo Coutris (left) and John Payiavlas (right) with George Chimples

Chimples Honored At Membership Event

George C. Chimples, a Founding Member of Leadership 100, was honored September 26 in Cleveland at a luncheon for Leadership 100 Members and prospects in recognition of his long-time leadership and his 90th birthday, which he will celebrate on October 23. John A. Payiavlas, National Membership Co-Chairman and Chairman Emeritus, hosted the event, which he organized as a tribute to Chimples for his dedication to philanthropy and to the Greek Orthodox Church.

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Stephen G. Yeonas

Executive Committe/Board of Trustees To Meet

The Executive Committee and Board of Trustees will meet Friday, October 24 at the Harvard Club in New York City to review plans for the 25th Anniversary Celebration Conference to take place February 5-8, 2009 in Puerto Rico, to assess progress in the 25th Anniversary National Campaign and to elect members to the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees.

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Tim Maniatis

Leadership Regional Fellowship

The Executive Committee of Leadership 100 has launched “Leadership Regional Fellowship” meetings in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Leadership 100, whose purpose it is to get members of Leadership 100 to get to know each other. The first event, under the Chairmanship of Tim Maniatis, well-known member of Leadership 100 who has organized its conferences for more than a decade, will be a luncheon to take place at 12:30 pm, October 15, 2008 in the Plaza Ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton-Washington Hotel, 1150 22nd St., N.W., Washington DC.

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Metropolis Gerasimos of San Francisco

Family Wellness Update

The Metropolis of San Francisco Family Wellness Center continues to develop programming and ministries to serve the needs of the faithful thanks to a Leadership 100 grant. Programs now include a workshop entitled “Creating a Vision for Your Marriage”, aimed at engaged couples and newlyweds, which will be held in November at St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Pasadena, California, led by Michael Kallas, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a mental health advocacy group established at The Ascension Cathedral in Oakland, California, which sponsors monthly meetings and support groups.

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Member News
Chris Tomaras

Tomaras Fulfills Gift to St. Iakovos Retreat Center
Chris P. Tomaras, a member of Leadership 100 and well-known Chicago businessman, announced the fulfillment of a $1 million gift to the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago's St. Iakovos Retreat Center at a challenge dinner on September 23, 2008. He was instrumental in the early stages of securing the property with two separate gifts of $100,000 each. He presented a check for an additional $800,000 at the dinner, after challenging the Retreat Center's Board of Directors to raise $400,000. A total of $1.2 million was required to pay off the $2.3 million mortgage for the purchase of the 137 acre property outside Kenosha, Wisconsin, about two hours north of Chicago. » Read More

Adam M. Tzagournis

Tzagournis Joins Investment Committe
Adam M. Tzagournis of Dublin, Ohio, an investment banker and Chartered Financial Analyst, who has written a book predicting the current financial crisis, has joined the Investment Committee. He is a member of Leadership 100 and the son of members, Prof. Manuel A. and Madeline J. Tzagournis. Prof. Tzagournis is vice president emeritus for health services at Ohio State University Medical School where he has had a distinguished career as a professor, dean and administrator. » Read More

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