ASTORIA – Cleanthis Meimaroglou is the new President of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York, succeeding Petros Galatoulas, who served for four years in the post. The election of the new Board of Directors took place on June 3.
Mr. Meimaroglou is considered an experienced member of the Federation, having served on the Board in various positions, including 2nd Vice President and General Secretary.
As a result of elections, Mr. Galatoulas remains on the Board as First Vice-President with Nomiki Kastanas as 2nd Vice-President, Aris Kourkoumelis- 3rd Vice-President, and Ioannis Pigiou- 4th Vice-President.
Dionysios Pilarinos was elected General Secretary, along with the other Secretaries- Spyridoula Tsoukalas- Practice, Kiki Chrysomalidis- English and Correspondence, and Anna Notis- Internet.
Athanasios Aronis was elected Treasurer of the Federation, with Deputy Demetris Paliouras. The Public Relations Commissioner will be the Honorary President of the Ionian Cultural Federation, Nikos Bardis, while George Seretis will be the spokesperson for the press.
“I think we will do very well. The Federation will continue its ascendant course, when prominent executives participate in the Board. The participation of young men and women strengthens the Federation, and we are sure we will go even further,” Galatoulas told the National Herald, expressing his thanks through the TNH to all the people he worked with during his four-year presidency, inviting everyone to support the new president.
It is noted that the Board members Basile Gournelos, Stefanos Amanatidis, Vasilis Eglezos, Avgerini Katechis, Giannis Nikolopoulos, Pantelis Zotos, Demetrius Kalamaras, and Apostolos Trambakoulos are expected to serve on the Federation committees, but have not yet been assigned their new positions.