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  • Sunday, November 13, 2016: The annual HAPS
    General Assembly meeting will be held at
    Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in San
    Francisco from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Dr. Tikey Zes will
    deliver a presentation about Byzantine music.  A tour
    of the new Annunciation sanctuary will be given.  The
    HAPS annual business meeting will take place.
  • Sunday, February 9, 2017: Annual Greek Letters
    Day Celebration at Annunciation Greek Orthodox
    Cathedral in San Francisco.      Beginning at 10:00 a.
    m. with Divine Liturgy and Artoclasia Honoring
    Scholars.      The Greek Letters Day Luncheon will
    follow at 1:00 p.m.  Ticket price to be announced.   
    The 2017 AXION Award may be presented.  College
    scholarships ($1,000 each) may be presented.  To
    attend the luncheon, please remit your check 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:

Past Events/Mailings:

  • Friday, August 26, 2011, 6pm: An Evening at the
    Hellenic Heritage Museum with a movie screening
    of "The Promise of Tomorrow: The story of early
    Greek Immigrants 1940 - 1960". See flyer here.

  • Saturday, May 21, 2011, 7:30pm: Rebetiki Vradia,
    featuring George Mylordos and his band, Menlo Park,
    CA with the Greek American Professional Women's
    Society. See flyer here.

  • Friday, April 15, 2011, 7:30pm: Agia Sophia and
    the Aesthetics of the Sea, Stanford University,
    Building 300, Room 300, featuring a presentation by
    Bissera Pentcheva, Professor of Art and Art History,
    Stanford University with the Stanford University
    Modern Greek Language and Culture. See flyer here.

  • Sunday, February 13, 2011, 1pm: 34th Annual
    Greek Letters Day Celebration, Holy Trinity Greek
    Orthodox Church, San Francisco. Honoring Dr. Maria
    Mavroudi and Marina V. Moustakas with the AXION
    award and Anthoula Vlachos with the scholarship.
    Flyer available here. Program available here. See
    pictures on facebook here.

  • Friday, January 21, 2011, 6:30pm: Vassilopita,
    Cocktails, and Conversation, JW Marriott, Union
    Square, joint with BAGABA, HLA, and CMGS-SFSU.
    See the flyer here.

  • Sunday, October 17, 2010, 3-6pm: Wine Tasting,
    Cladis Residence, San Carlos, CA. See flyer here
    and view pictures from the event online on facebook

  • Saturday, March 13, 2010, 7pm: Greek Poetry
    and Song, From Homer to the Present with Dr.
    Apostolos Athanassakis from University of California
    at Santa Barbara at Stanford University. Flyer
    available here.

  • Sunday, February 14, 2010, 1pm: Greek Letters
    Day at Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral
    Cathedral, Oakland, CA. You can see the program by
    clicking here and pictures of the event by clicking
    here. There is also a 2 page article on the event in the
    July 2010 Hellenic Journal, available online here.

  • Saturday, December 12, 2009, 3pm: Christmas
    Party at the Stamatakis home, Piedmont.  See
    pictures of the event by clicking here.

  • Saturday, October 24, 2009, 10:00am: General
    Assembly Meeting at Holy Trinity Church, San
    Francisco, with Dr. Gail Holst-Warhaft, Director of
    Mediterranean Studies Initiative, Cornell University,
    speaking on "From Markos to Mikis: Theodorakis and
    the Transformation of the Rembetika".  See pictures
    of the event here.

  • Sunday, May 16, 2009, 6:00pm: Reception and
    Awards Presentation in Honor of Consul General
    Xenia Stefanidou at Annunciation  Cathedral, San
    Francisco.  Joint with the Friends of the Consul

  • Friday, May 1, 2009, 7pm: Irene Kacandes Book
    Reading of "Daddy's War" at Stanford University.  
    Irene Kacandes, Professor and Chair of German
    Studies and Comparative Literature, Dartmouth
    University.  Joint with the Greek Language Culture
    and Literature Program at Stanford and the Greek
    American Professional Women’s Society.

  • Saturday, March 21, 2009: General Assembly
    Meeting at Holy Trinity Church, San Francisco
    electing the 2009 - 2010 HAPS officers.

  • Sunday, November 23, 2008, 3:00pm: General
    Assembly Meeting at Holy Trinity Church, San

  • Sunday June 15, 2008: HAPS Day at the Giants
    with the Bay Area Greek American Business
    Association (BAGABA).

  • November 4, 2007 at 3:00 p.m.: HAPS General
    Assembly Meeting at Holy Trinity, San Francisco,
    "Greek Women in Positions of Power" by Consul
    General of Greece Xenia Stefanidou. Read the
    speech (PDF).

  • September 12, 2007 (5:30 - 7:00): Networking
    Event @ Parea Wine Bar (795 Valencia St., San
    Francisco).  Includes tastings for six outstanding
    Greek wines and mezedes. (

  • May 5, 2007: Symposium for the Historical
    Societies of the Metropolis of San Francisco

  • February 11, 2007: Greek Letters Day at
    Annunciation Cathedral, San Francisco.

  • November 19, 2006: General Assembly and
    Lecture on Nemea by Dr. Kim Shelton, U.C.
    Berkeley, Director of the Nemea Center for Classical

  • March 3, 2006: Happy Hour at Harry's Bar in San
    Francisco with the Hellenic Law Society

  • November 20, 2005: HAPS General Meeting and
    Lecture on "The Birth of Science in Ancient Greece,"
    presented by Eugenia Bertaldi, Lecturer on Ancient
    Greek Culture.