HPST General Assembly and Potluck Evening, 18 September 2016 – by Costas Metaxas

boardHaving the opportunity to be present in the September 18th general assembly at the Lakes of Parkway Clubhouse, was a pleasant change of pace in a summer marred with the sad news of two of our HPST  members passing away. A lot of new, young people participated together with many of the HPST members (including one of our Society’s founders: Dr. George Kalfoglou) to open the 42nd year of activities of our society. We had the opportunity to welcome the new Consul of Greece, Mr. Ioannis Stamatekos, who gave a brief overview of his vision of the cooperation between the Consulate and the Greek societies in the Houston area and beyond. People from as far as College Station came to participate and, as it turns out, being eager to start a new effort to be part of the events at HPST. And of course, the open, joyful discussions after the general assembly, as everyone shared some great food and drinks during the traditional potluck.The HPST Board presented an interesting plan of events for the next year. Some of the events include: an encore of the very successful guided tour around Houston, a monthly kids book club, a new twist in the established book club event, the possibility of a theatrical play, a concerted effort to bring first class Greek movies to the area from the recent New York City Film Festival.


All the HPST-sponsored activities have one common ingredient: to encourage all to participate and add their individual flavor to them. Already there are events in stages of planning: a social meeting event for young people (both in age and at heart) for October at the Boheme bar. Also, a plan was proposed to pair up new people with mentors, who may help them with information about the area, schools and functions, so that they can get settled with the least disruption. Other activities coming up include the traditional Christmas Party, a potential January outing to watch the Rockets and the February Scholarship Dinner. All these need everybody’s help to plan and run. We are looking forward to everyone’s participation and help. That’s the way our society is successful.

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One Response to HPST General Assembly and Potluck Evening, 18 September 2016 – by Costas Metaxas

  1. Prof Asher J Matathias says:

    The podcast version of an extraordinary interview, 2/18/18, describing the whirlwind events as the Holocaust of Greek Jewry was underway, and the ongoing struggle to get Greece to own up to its complicity by embracing the Petition of Conscience: Appeal to Correct History and Heal Hearts. In 10 nations, so far, hundreds of signatories demand that our native land withdraw its noxious vote in the UNO, 11/29/47, to deny the birth of a Jewish State; then issue an unequivocal apology to Israel and the Jewish People. The blood of Six Million, including my maternal grandparents, and two teenage sons, cry out from their graves; it’s the decent thing to do, for a country vaunted for having philotimo! Get on board, write to asherjmat@aol.com😥😩😢🇬🇷 http://www.catsroundtable.com


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