The National Hellenic Society's (NHS) Heritage Weekend and Classic returned to Las Vegas at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas October 5-8, 2017 for a weekend of inspiring activities, programs, and entertainment. The weekend attracted over 350 prominent Greek American NHS members and guests. The Greek Reporter summed up the weekend in a great article!
NHS Washington, DC and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens joined forces to host a unique event unearthing the writings of African American pioneer in Greece, John Wesley Gilbert. The guest speaker of the evening was John W.I. Lee, associate professor of history at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Click here for more details.
“You are very much in the here and now. Just take your next footstep to the best of your ability. My commitment is to be the best that I can be.” ~ Dean Karnazes
I think we’re born to run,” said Dean Karnazes to the Sacramento NHS guests on September 7, 2017 about the Greeks. The ultramarathoner shared that he never sits down. He performs several 10 to 12-minute sets of very high intensity exercise throughout the day in addition to running. He’s also conditioned his entire body and never had an overuse injury.
Karnazes made the trip from the SF Bay Area to Sacramento before heading to Greece to launch the Greek translation of his latest book, The Road to Sparta, as well as celebrate the fifth anniversary of the award-winning Navarino Challenge (Official Host/Ambassador), run the fabled Spartathlon, and cool down in the Santorini Experience.
NHS Washington, DC co-hosted the fabulous Col. Rose Mary Sheldon at the International Spy Museum. Sheldon, author of Ambush: Surprise Attack in Ancient Greek Warfare and Espionage in the Ancient World captivated the audience by discussing the art of ancient Greek espionage. Click here for more details.
NHS Boston came together for a summer get together at Committee Restaurant with members, prospective members, and Heritage Greece Program alumni. It was a lovely evening geared toward mentoring and networking with the Heritage Greece alumni.
The NHS’ Heritage America Program was featured in the National Herald on July 21, 2017. Read more here!
WASHINGTON D.C. - The 2017 Heritage America Program, sponsored by the National Hellenic Society and Manatos & Manatos, hosted 13 accomplished Greek-American students from across the country (including CA, UT, MI, MA, AL, PA, CT, NY, NJ, and VA) July 13-16 to Washington D.C.
Now in its second year, this unique and proprietary program reconnects college-aged Greek-American students with their roots, heritage, culture, and Hellenic identity through the prism of the American experience. Throughout the four-day program, students met with over 35 prominent Greek-Americans who will also serve as future mentors and career guides for Heritage America alumni.
The 2017 Heritage America Program, sponsored by the National Hellenic Society and Manatos & Manatos, is officially underway! This unique and proprietary program is in its second year and will reconnect college-aged Greek American students with their roots, heritage, culture, and Hellenic identity through the prism of the American experience. Students will learn little-known information about the rise of Greeks in America over the last 100 years. Participants will meet a who's-who of Greek-American decision makers, business leaders, and other important contacts who will serve as future mentors and career guides for Heritage America alumni.
For more information about the program, please visit http://www.nationalhellenicsociety.org/heritage-america.html.
The NHS Chicago chapter hosted a poolside summer barbecue at the home of chapter-chairs Doctors Chad and Marilyn Prodromos on Saturday, July 8, 2017. NHS members and guests were in attendance. The entertainment for the evening was provided by actress and singer, Lisa Zane (actor Billy Zane’s sister!).