2016 Panigyri Review

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On September 25th, 71 Kytherians gathered with friends at the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church in Castro Valley for our annual Panigyri of the Myrtidiotissa.

Father Niko Bekris celebrated the Divine Liturgy, offered our Artoklasia blessing, and joined us for lunch. 

Tikey Zes led the attendees in the Lord’s Prayer and then sang the Kytherian hymn in English. 


Katherine Stathis then offered opening remarks followed by a delicious lunch prepared by Yannis Varvelas.

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Father Niko was surprised to be named our 

2016 Honorary Kytherian 

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Members memorialized those who passed away this past year by offering a few words in their memory.

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Elaine Kasimatis, daughter of Amandus Kasimatis, spoke a few words about her late father who had been a long time supporter of the KSOCA. She hopes to continue his tradition of supporting our organization.

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Katherine announced our newly appointed 

Treasurer, Megan Pearse.

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We are excited to have Megan on board!

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This year’s scholarship recipient, Emily Nickolas,  was announced by Vice President,  Elaine Moulos. Unfortunately due to a sudden illness, Emily was unable to attend the luncheon. Emily’s parents, Jennifer & Sam Nickolas accepted the award in her absence.

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Vikki Fraioli shared highlights from the Archaeology of Kythera Event in January.

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Melissa Neofis Mischak presented Lita and Tim with a small gift as a token of our appreciation.

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Several attendees enjoyed dinner following the lecture at the Boulevard Cafe.

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On June 8, 2016 Vikki & Tom Fraioli dined with a group of Kytherians from New York at Theo’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar in New York City. Executive Chef Nicholas Poulmentis, from Kapsali, Kythera prepared a amazing meal for all. It was wonderful to join together with other Kytherians who mostly had never met before!

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Kythera News

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John Tasso Conomos shared news from Kythera

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Mary and Richard Lind  represented the KSOCA  at the Kytheraismos Symposium in Kythera in August 2016. They shared highlights of  their presentation, "Kythera Connections through Future Generations.

The next Kytheraismos Symposium will be held in Brisbane, Australia in 2018.


Vikki talked about the reopening of the Archaeology Musium of Kythera

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Did you know Kythera has it’s own phone App?

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We watched the new film trailor for Kythera Mon Amour, 

produced by James Prineas


James recently learned that his film has won a Silver Award in the Narrative Film Competition at the Oregon Film Festival.

Congratulations to James!

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Two premiers were recenly held in Sydney and Brisbane, Australia, with over 1000 Kytherians in attendance! 

The film is available for purchase or rental online at the link below:

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or you may purchase a DVD 

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The afternoon ended with our Annual Raffle 

Video by Ted Zamenes



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