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Year 2005-2006

December 16, 2006


6:00 PM Cocktails

7:30 PM Dinner

9:00 PM Dance


Hellenic University Club
Christmas Party Dinner Dance

Dinner-Dance with The

Place: The California Club (Downtown L.A.)

Reservations: Call Bessie Kouvara at (818) 248-2334, or send an e-mail to


Driving to the California Club

Saturday, April 29, 2006
Ahmanson North, Malone Center
Social Hour: 6:00 PM
Dinner: 7:00
Lecture at 8:00 PM

 The Mechanism of Catastrophe: The Turkish Pogrom of September 6-7, 1955 and the Destruction of the Greek Community in Istanbul
By the eminent Byzantine Historian:
author of the award-winning new book on the subject

Click Here for Lecture Flyer

Saturday, March 3, 2006
Social Hour: 6:00 PM
Dinner: 7:00
Lecture at 8:00 PM
At the Hill Room
Malone Center, 4th Floor
Loyola Marymount University


A Family’s Survival from the Nazis in Greece

Speaker: Dr. Fredeick Kakis, a Holocaust Survivor

Dr. Frederic J. Kakis is author of the recently published book Legacy of Courage, a fictional account based on the true story of his family’s survival from the Nazis in Greece. It is a story seen through the eyes of a young boy suddenly snatched from a life of comfort and forded to assume roles that no one had prepared him for. It is a story of intrigue and adventure, at times humorous, at times sad, but always interesting and exciting. Unlike most holocaust stories that tend to be sad and depressing, this story is uplifting and inspiring. In his book, he skillfully manages to concurrently provide details and background information about the historical events related to the Greek resistance movement and the major role it played in saving the lives of Jewish Greeks.

Born in Drama, Greece, and now a retired professor of Chemistry, Dr. Kakis is an old friend of the Hellenic University Club having lectured to us in the past on a subject more in line with his professional career but still remembered as a humorous and entertaining lecturer. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the City College of New York and earned the Ph.D. from Stanford University. He then joined the faculty and administration of Chapman University where he served as a professor of Chemistry, Chairman of the Chemistry department, Chairman of the Division of Natural Sciences and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Saturday, October 15, 2005
Social Hour: 6:00 PM
Dinner: 7:00
Lecture at 8:00 PM
At The Hill Room
Malone Center, 4th floor.
Loyola Marymount University

Greek Myths as Models, Then and Now
Speaker: Prof. Kathryn Morgan
Professor of Classics at UCLA.

Prof. Kathryn Morgan is an expert on Greek mythology. In this lecture she will explore the use of Greek myths as paradigms for ethical and political behavior. These ancient myths have enjoyed a long and varied history and have been employed in a variety of ways to make particular arguments and make a case for certain types of action.
Prof. Morgan will illustrate these points by examining the resonance of the Trojan War in ancient Greece and in modern America, and by investigating the ancient and modern concepts of a hero. She will show that models are tricky creatures, susceptible to interpretation and reinterpretation. It is this adaptability that makes them a vital part of the western heritage. By understanding the strategies whereby we and the Greeks create and adapt our myths, we gain an important tool for understanding our own society.

PRICE: $30 per person
For additional information call (310) 215-3130.
MAIL your reservations to:
P.O. Box 45581
Los Angeles, CA 90045-0581
or email to:
(we must have your RSVP at least 3 days prior to event)

Driving to the Malone Center

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