The National Hellenic Society's New York Chapter hosted a luncheon for NHS members and guests that were in New York to celebrate Archon Weekend. Dr. George Korkos, co-founder of the National Hellenic Society, described NHS’ mission, vision and programs that are focused on celebrating and passing on Hellenic heritage to the next generation. The luncheon was hosted at Molyvos, owner Nick Livanos dropped by to extend his family’s best wishes to the NHS for continued success.
Theofanis V. Economidis, a founding member of the National Hellenic Society, is the 2016 recipient of the Nicholas J Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship. This is an award presented annually by the Order of Saint Andrew to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary and incomparable stewardship to the Order, enabling Archons to vigorously pursue securing religious freedom for the Mother Church of Constantinople. Archon George Saﬁol, Award Committee chairman, said, "Archon Economidis has exempliﬁed tremendous stewardship of time, talent and resources in support of the Mother Church of Constantinople, the Orthodox Christian Church throughout the United States, and to the mission of the Order of Saint Andrew in which all Christians should be granted religious freedom rights. Our committee deemed it appropriate to recognize his eﬀorts and name him as the recipient of this prestigious Award in recognition of the extraordinary service exempliﬁed by National Vice Commander Bouras."