HAPS of California is a group committed to promoting
educational, cultural, social, and community ties among
Hellenic (Greek)-American professionals in Northern California.

Calendar of Upcoming Events:

HAPS Announcements:

  • Sunday, January 24, 2016: Annual Greek Letters Day Celebration
    at Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Oakland.      Beginning
    at 10:00 a.m. with Divine Liturgy and Artoclasia Honoring
    Scholars at Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4700 Lincoln
    Avenue, Oakland.      The Greek Letters Day Luncheon will follow
    at 1:00 p.m. in the Richmond Room.  Tickets are $50.00
    each.         The 2016 HAPS Axion Award will be presented to the
    Honorable Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis, United States
    Ambassador to Hungary from 2010 to 2013.  College
    scholarships ($1,000 each) will be presented to Alexander
    Magganas (University of Illinois) and Irene Mavroudis (San
    Francisco State University).  To attend the luncheon, please remit
    your check for $50.00 per person payable to the "Hellenic
    American Professional Society" to Jason Bezis, 3661-B
    Mosswood Drive, Lafayette, CA 94549-3509.       Reservations
    also may be made by phone or e-mail, with payment presented
    at the event.  Call: (925) 962-9643. E-mail: haps1821@gmail.
  • The 2015 HAPS General Assembly meeting was held at
    Ascension Cathedral in Oakland on Sunday, November 22nd.
  • The 2016 HAPS $1,000 Scholarship application period closed on
    November 24, 2015.  The 2016 - 17 application period will be in
    fall of 2016.  See "Scholarships" tab for the 2015 - 16 application
    and instructions; the 2016 - 17 application will be similar.
  • Our fall newsletter can be viewed here.
  • Congratulations to HAPS for receiving a City of San Jose HP
    Grant for $1,000 to benefit our programs! Thank you very much to
    San Jose Councilmember Pete Constant for nominating us for
    this grant!
  • View photos from our 2011 Annual Greek Letters Day celebration
    on facebook
  • View photos from our General Assembly meeting on facebook
  • View photos from our Wine Tasting on facebook
  • We are seeking a webmaster for the HAPS Website. Click here
    for a full description of the requirements in pdf format.

HAPS is dedicated to:
  • Organize, promote, and sponsor cultural, artistic, intellectual, and
    educational activities
  • Cultivate a spirit of professional, community, and social
    cooperation among professional people of Hellenic (Greek)
  • Promote education among Hellenic-Americans
  • Provide speakers, visual aids, and literature regarding Hellenic
    culture and language
  • Assist newly arrived Hellenic professionals

HAPS mailings:
Fall 2011 Newsletter
2011 Membership Dues due asap
Rebetica Music by Mylordos May 21, 2011
Wine Tasting POSTPONED from May 2011
Humanities West Minoan Crete April 29-30, 2011
Greek Letters Day Flier for Feb 13, 2011
Vassilopita, Cocktails, and Conversation Flier for Jan 21, 2011
Fall 2010 HAPS Newsletter
Summer 2010 HAPS Newsletter

The 2015 HAPS Executive Board:
Nicholas Stamatakis, President
Chris Manitsas, Vice President
Jim Vorrises, Treasurer
Mary Bazigos, Recording Secretary
Jason Bezis, Corresponding Secretary

Loula Anaston, Director
Helen Ernst, Director
Dena Karbo-Mourgos, Director
Jason Kumpf, Director
Pat Lagiss, Director
Virginia Lagiss, Director
Chris Manitsas, Director
George Mattis, Director
George Mourgos, Director

Questions about HAPS or the website? E-mail Corresponding
Secretary Jason Bezis at haps1821@gmail.com.
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