L100 in Action - Issue #9 (November-December 2015)


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November-December 2015| Issue #9

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His Eminence Geron Archbishop Demetrios of America

Archbishop Demetrios of America Receives the High Title of "Geron"

His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, elevated the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to the rank of Gerontiki Eparchy (meaning an eparchy headed by a Geron/Elder hierarch) of the Ecumenical Throne in the person of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, who from now on will be called His Eminence Geron Archbishop Demetrios of America. National Leadership 100 Sunday was observed in parishes across the country on October 25, 2015 with the reading of an Encyclical issued by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, on behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod. It was the seventh observance, designated to be the Sunday nearest the Feast of Saint Iakovos in honor of the Founder of Leadership 100, Archbishop Iakovos. This year, it also fell one day prior to the Feast of Saint Demetrios.

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(L to R Seated) Archbishop Demetrios, Mary Jaharis and Euterpe Harovas and (L to R Standing) Dr. Jack Soterakis and Dr. George Liakeas.

Hellenic Medical Society Honors Michael Jaharis and Drs. Antoine Harovas and Jack Soterakis

The Hellenic Medical Society of New York honored Michael Jaharis, a Founder of Leadership 100, a pioneer in the pharmaceutical industry and a philanthropist, with the Distinguished Hellene Award at its 79th Annual Scholarship Gala at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan on December 4, 2015. Mary Jaharis, a long-time member of Leadership 100, accepted the award on behalf of her husband.

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George D. Behrakis.


University of Athens Awards Honorary Doctorate To George D. Behrakis

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens awarded an honorary doctorate from its Medical Faculty to George D. Behrakis, Chairman Emeritus of Leadership 100, for his contributions to science, pharmaceuticals and medicine, and for his humanitarian endeavors, on December 11, 2015.

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Center, Left to Right, Parish Council President Stavros Dionyssopoulos and Fr. Anthony Cook present check for Leadership 100 membership to Theodore Zampetis, Leadership 100 Membership Chairman. Others in front row left to right, Parish Council members Tom Volzikos and Bill Colovos, Leadership 100 Members Sam Galanis and Lazaros Kircos and far fight Parish council member Kosta Grias. Background, Left to Right, Parish Council members Mike Liakos, Chris Kontos, Nicholas Minton, George Kotronis, Pete Makarounas.

Michigan Parish Joins Leadership 100 Third From Detroit Metropolis in Fall

Three new memberships from the Metropolis of Detroit were added to Leadership 100 in the fall of 2015 with the decision of St. George Church, Southgate, Michigan to join at its Parish General Assembly on November 15. The total membership is now 980 , close to the goal of 1,000 members by the Annual Conference in February of 2016, according to Theodore K. Zampetis, Leadership 100 Membership Committee Chairman.

Fr. Anthony J. Cook, the St. George Parish priest, spoke passionately about the scholarship assistance Leadership 100 had provided to him and to his brother, Fr. Timothy Cook, while they were seminarians at Holy Cross School of Theology. Fr. Timothy was recently ordained and began his first assignment serving at St Demetrios Church in Saginaw, Michigan a year ago.

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(L to R) George S. Tsandikos, Paulette Poulos, Archbishop Demetrios and Haeda Mihaltses, Chairman of the Board of St. Michael’s Home.

St. Michael's Recognizes Leadership 100 With Annual Archangel Michael Award

St. Michael’s Home honored the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund with the 2015 Archangel Michael Award at its Annual Name Day Gala at the Metropolitan Club in New York City on November 8, 2015.

The Award honors a distinguished member of the Greek Orthodox Community “who embodies and promotes the finer qualities and traditions” of the Hellenic heritage. In acknowledging Leadership 100, St. Michael’s noted the collective impact of its 976 distinguished members through its contributions to priority needs of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and its dedication in advancing the Orthodox Faith and Hellenic Heritage in America, to the Greek American Community, and to the nation and the world.

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Peter Tiboris.

Symphony At Sunset Planned For Annual Conference

Leadership 100 will present Symphony at Sunset on February 18, 2016 at the 25th Annual Leadership 100 Conference at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona, through the generosity of Leadership 100 members, Michael and Kay Johnson. The Phoenix Symphony will be conducted by Peter Tiboris, Founder, General Director and Artistic Director of MidAmerica Productions and Festival of the Aegean, featuring Steven Moeckel, violin and Eilana Lappalainen, soprano, and with a special performance by Theodosia Roussos, soprano and folk artist. .

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