Tuesday, August 28, 2007

'This Week For Greeks' newsletter debuts

The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association has redesigned its Web site and has launched a weekly e-mail newsletter called "This Week For Greeks."

It's all part of the organization's efforts to communicate better with members and to promote issues of interest to Greek-Americans.

The AHEPA, founded in 1922, is the largest Greek-American fraternal organization in the world. The mission of the AHEPA Family (which includes a women's auxiliary and youth groups) is to promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility and Family and Individual Excellence, according to its Web site.

The AHEPA includes chapters in United States, Canada, Greece and Cyprus and "sister" chapters in Australia and New Zealand.

You can sign up for the weekly newsletter at the Web site.

The Web site redesign corresponds with the election of Ike Gulas as supreme president of the organization, which had been showing its age in recent years.

Gulas, who at 45 is about 30 years younger than the typical member of AHEPA, should provide some much-needed energetic leadership to the group, which has experienced declining membership over the past 20 years and barely survived a financial scandal involving its top leadership about 10 years ago.

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