NEW YORK – Athenians’ Society of New York President Panos Adamopoulos spoke to The National Herald on December 8 to share his thoughts on the organization and its plans moving forward as he takes the reins of the Society after having previously served as president ten years ago.
The elections were held on November 20 at the Kefalonian House in Astoria and along with Adamopoulos as President, Tasos Mouzakis was re-elected Vice President, Andreas Kontomerkou as Treasurer, Stelios Stroumbakis as Secretary, and Sylvia Adamopoulos as Assistant Secretary. Iro Plakogiannis, Dora Lagos, Elias Neofotistos and Pavlos Hatzikyriakos were elected advisors and the alternates elected were Vana Kontomerkou, Fani Pagoulatou and Marianthi Papafragkou.
Adamopoulos told TNH that “after the great challenges faced by the Society during the pandemic, this is a new beginning, continuing what the previous Board achieved and I warmly thank them for their efforts, and especially the worthy outgoing president Vana Kontomerkou.”
“It was a superhuman effort to keep the Society running and they accomplished it to fullest,” he continued. “I am lucky because I am surrounded by these able members, who are worthy, dedicated, and experienced in the running of the organization.”
“I hope for more, quality events- social, educational, and artistic- for the good, not only of our Society, but for the Greek community in general,” Adamopoulos said. “The strengths of the Society are limitless and we look forward to realizing every potential when given the opportunity. My main priority is and has always been to bring in more of the youth to the Society, expand membership, and I believe this time we can do it.
Our goal is to work with other associations and societies in the Greek community on jointly held events and further collaboration and communication between the organizations, so we can get to know each other better and learn from one another.”
“We would like to thank the media and especially The National Herald for its contribution and support for the Society’s efforts. We wish everyone all the best for the holidays with health always and we look forward to seeing all the members of the Greek community at our upcoming events.”