His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America will issue an Encyclical on behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod designating October 20, 2019 as the eleventh observance of National Leadership 100 Sunday. The celebration is held on a Sunday near to the Feast of Saint Iakovos on October 23 in honor of the Founder of Leadership 100, Archbishop Iakovos of Blessed Memory.
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 to develop awareness of the support provided by Leadership 100 for the National Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, as well as for ministries in every Metropolis.
Argyris Vassiliou, Chairman of Leadership 100, has named Ted Zampetis of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a prominent business leader and a member of the Executive Committee, as 2019 Chairman. He has served in that role for the ninth consecutive year. Zampetis also serves as Chairman of the National Membership Committee.
“National Leadership 100 Sunday demonstrates the unwavering support Leadership 100 provides for the National Ministries of our Archdiocese, as acknowledged by our Archbishop, the Metropolitans and Clergy, who join with our dedicated members to bring that message to all parishes and to our community. Ted Zampetis continues to be our foremost messenger in elevating the importance of National Leadership 100 Sunday,” said Vassiliou.
Today, Leadership 100 counts 1,114 members from a broad spectrum of Greek Orthodox leaders, men and women of all ages from every field of endeavor. For three and a half decades, $53,902,995 in grants has been disbursed to support the National Ministries and institutions of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, as well as Metropolis Ministries, other programs and projects that advance Orthodoxy and Hellenism, and humanitarian needs in the nation and around the world.