L100 in Action - Issue #2 (April - June 2013)



April, May, June 2013 | Issue #2

News In Action

(L to R) George S. Tsandikos, William C. Anton, Paulette Poulos, Executive Director of Leadership 100, John Psaras and Argyris Vassiliou.

Ellis Island Medal Awarded

George S. Tsandikos, Vice Chairman of Leadership 100, and Argyris “RJ” Vassiliou, Treasurer, along with Leadership 100 members William C. Anton and John Psaras, were awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor at ceremonies conducted at Ellis Island on May 11, 2013. They join other outstanding members of Leadership 100 and of the Greek American Community who have been awarded the medal along with distinguished Americans from numerous ethnic backgrounds.

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Leadership 100 News
(L to R) Athanasios C. Liakos, Aphrodite Skeadas, Philippa Condakes, Eve Condakes and Paulette Poulos.

Alpha Omega Honors Philoptochos

Paulette Poulos, Executive Director of Leadership 100, addressed the Alpha Omega Council Lifetime Achievement Award Banquet on Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Boston, honoring both the National and Metropolis of Boston Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Societies. The program, at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, also acknowledged six recipients of the 2013 Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships. The Alpha Omega Council, which was founded in 1976 by the late Peter Agris, publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle, along with Hellenic American business, professional and academic leaders in Boston, promotes loyalty and patriotism to the United States while cultivating the ideals of Hellenism, along with support of philanthropic causes.

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Arthur C. Anton, Sr.

Anton Honored for Philanthropy

Arthur C. Anton Sr., a Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Leadership 100, was honored at the Hearts Warmed Gala at UMASS Lowell Inn and Conference Center on June 10, 2013, in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Anton’s Cleaners and its charitable work through Caring Partners, Inc.

Anton was cited for his legacy of philanthropy throughout decades of service to his business and community, his Church and the nation. Guiding Anton’s Cleaners, with his beloved brothers Socrates and Alexander, into becoming a veritable New England Institution, the business focused its charitable work through Caring Partners, Inc. on behalf of needy girls and children through the hallmark programs of “Belle of the Ball” and “Coats for Kids”, which surely puts them in a league of their own.

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Constantine G. Caras

Caras New Chairman Emeritus

Constantine G. Caras, the past Chairman of Leadership 100, became Chairman Emeritus, joining the Life-Time Founding Members and Chairmen Emeriti upon the passing of the beloved Andrew A. Athens on March 14, 2013. Athens, a revered Founder of Leadership 100, was Co-Chairman from the inception of the organization in 1984 to 1996.

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Michael N. Bapis

Bapis Cited On Investment Strategy

Michael N. Bapis, Chairman of Leadership 100 Partners and a member of the Leadership 100 Board of Directors, was cited in the New York Times column “Wealth Matters” by Paul Sullivan on May 3, 2013 for his views on how taxes influence investment strategy.

Bapis, who is Managing Director and Partner with the Bapis Group at HighTower Advisors was queried on the development that with higher taxes some investors are choosing investments as much for their tax rates as for their risks and returns.

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Elene Arida

Elena Arida Receives Congressional Medal

Elena Arida, granddaughter of long-time Leadership 100 members Louis and Helen Nicozisis, was awarded a Bronze Medal by the United States Congressional Award Board of Directors for her service to the community and her personal development. A Westfield, New Jersey High School junior, Arida is the daughter of Jeannie and Kenneth Arida. In addition to the Bronze Medal, Arida also earned the Congressional Award Bronze and Silver certificates.

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