MISSION STATEMENT
(Paragraph IIA of Articles of Incorporation dated December 29, 1961, amended in 2002)

The Mission of the Hellenic University Club of Southern California is:

a. To engage primarily in the specific business of promoting the study and understanding of Hellenic culture and philosophy by sponsoring events such as lectures, art exhibits, recitals, theater performances, and film showings, featuring distinguished lectures and artists.

b. To raise funds for grants to organizations and institutions located primarily in Southern California, which promote Hellenic culture.

The Hellenic University Club of Southern California was founded in 1961 and incorporated as a non-profit cultural organization. Its founders were a group of Hellenic-American scholars and professionals with vision and a strong sense of pride in their ancestral origin.

Since its founding, the Club has provided the Hellenic Community of Southern California with the opportunity and the forum to explore, understand, appreciate and celebrate the Hellenic cultural heritage. Through perseverance and enthusiasm the membership grew from the original nucleus of 25 in 1961 to over 100 members today. The members represent most sectors of the Hellenic American Community of our area and work closely with all the other elements of the community. This growth and expansion have been, in part, the result of a deliberate policy followed in the past several years to broaden the base of the Club and make it representative of our community.

Sponsored events throughout the year directly contribute towards the Club's objective and indirectly encourage fellowship among the members. Proceeds from donations, membership dues and sponsored events ensure the Club's ability to support its stated objectives. This is accomplished through grants to educational organizations which promote Hellenic culture. Among the organizations supported are the Basil P. Caloyeras Center for Modern Greek Studies at Loyola Marymount University, the Theasaurus Linguae Graecae at the University of California-Irvine, the Hellenic Library of Southern California, and the Society for the Preservation of Greek Heritage in Washington DC.

Lectures, exhibitions, plays and recitals are held regularly during the fall, winter, and spring seasons featuring distinguished lecturers and artists.


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