His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Church of America will issue an Encyclical on behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod designatingOctober 26, 2014 as the sixth observance of National Leadership 100 Sunday. This year’s celebration, which is the Sunday following the Feast of Saint Iakovos in honor of the Founder of Leadership 100, coincides with the Feast of Saint Demetrios. The occasion will also conclude the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Leadership 100.
Parish Priests throughout the nation will read the Encyclical at the Divine Liturgy. Many parishes are also planning a program during the coffee hour. Members of the Leadership 100 Board of Trustees will coordinate with Parish Priests across the country to develop awareness of the support provided by Leadership 100 to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
George S. Tsandikos, Chairman of Leadership 100, has named Ted Zampetis of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a prominent business leader and a member of the Board of Trustees, as 2014 Chairman. He will serve in that role for the third consecutive year. Tsandikos also appointed Zampetis as Chairman of the Membership Committee. “National Leadership 100 has become a significant event for our Church and Community. Ted has done a remarkable job in the past elevating the importance of this national observance. Along with his new role as Membership Chairman, we anticipate that he will lead us into new and promising directions,” said Tsandikos.
Today, Leadership 100 counts some 946 members from a broad spectrum of Greek Orthodox leaders, men and women of all ages from every field of endeavor, including Leadership 100 Partners. Over three decades, close to $40 million in grants have been disbursed to support the National Ministries and institutions of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, as well as other programs and projects advancing Orthodoxy and Hellenism and meeting human need in the nation and around the world.