October 7, 2017

Dear Mr. Kotrotsios,

The Greek American community of the United States will be celebrating a milestone in journalism history. All will join together to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Hellenic News of America newspaper. Mr. Paul Kotrotsios has injected enthusiasm in the soul of this extraordinary newspaper.

“We must keep Hellenism and our ethics alive,” you believe. “The business and education sectors must help us at Hellenic News of America and the annual Hermes Expo International to keep our heritage alive. We must not assimilate. Today, more than ever, we need to work more intensively towards the perpetuation of our traditions.”

On behalf of the Board of the Greek Teachers Association “Prometheus” allow me to state that I very rarely meet heroic personalities dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Greek Language and Culture like your dynamic and committed personality. You have become a legend in the Greek American Community! The above is an understatement of your heroic leadership and assistance in making the honorary Luncheon for Prof. Catherine Tsounis Siolas such an enormous success on Sunday, September 24, 2017! 

We thank you for all your financial support and enthusiastic participation.
We have received your $ 500.00 of the Hellenic News of America, as well as, the $ 500.00 for the Hellenic Paideia of America Association. Moreover, we express our gratitude for the participation of the Hellenic American National Council and for its contribution of $ 1,000.00. The collective effort and mutual support wrote another golden page in the Annals of the history of Greek Education in New York City and the USA. 

The Board of the Greek Teachers Association “Prometheus” appreciates your support and is looking forward to more activities of such a meaningful mission!

Sincerely,

Demosthenes Triantafillou

Demosthenes Triantafillou, M.Sc.; M.A.