The Pancretan Association of America Invite all our Cretan-American Young Adults and their Friends to a C O N F E R E N C E & L U N C H E O N Leading to the creation of a Pancretan Young Adult League to serve as a Networking, Mentoring, Communication & Cultural Awareness forum for the Organization’s young Cretan-Americans. Saturday, February 18, 2006 Conference: 10:30am to 1:30pm Luncheon: 1:30pm to 3:00pm Benaki Exhibit: 3:00pm to 5:30pm The Minoan Palace Syllogos Creton Minos 21-27 33rd Street, Astoria, NY Following the meeting and luncheon, we have scheduled a guide d tour of the Benaki Museum Exhibit “From Byzantium to Modern Greece: Hellenic Art in Adversity, 1453-1830” Welcome at the Onassis Foundation (USA): Dr. Amalia Cosmetatou Cultural Director, The Alexander S. Onassis Foundation (USA) Address: H.E., Ambassador Loukas Tsilas Executive Director, The Alexander S. Onassis Foundation (USA) Reception to follow sponsored by the Onassis Foundation (USA) RSVP: February 10, 2006 To: Matina Savva Phone: 917-661-8072 Email: Note: Another important purpose of the gathering is to solicit opinions from the participant young-adults, as to the means and methods of organizing a Pancretan Young Adult League, in a manner consistent with the needs and life-styles of our Young Adults. The Pancretan Young-Adult League will become a forum for Young Adults of Cretan descent in order to facilitate communication, interaction and networking among them. ____________________________________________________________________________________ PANCRETAN YOUNG ADULT LEAGUE Saturday, February 18, 2006 The Minoan Palace 21-27 33rd Street,, Astoria, NY AGENDA 10:00am – 10:30am: Registration – Coffee 10:30am: Welcome Mr. Konstantinos Travayiakis, Strategic Task Force Chair 10:40 am: Introductions: Panel & Guests 10:45am: Remarks – Mr. Emanuel Velivasakis, President – Mrs. Carol Travayiakis, Women’s Exec. Director 11:00am – 12:00pm Panel Presentations: – Katerina Tsapakis, 3rd VP – Vasilia Tsismenakis, Esq. – Emmanuel Rousson, Ph.D. – John Vidalakis, MBA – James Doundoulakis, DMD 12:00pm -1:30pm: Open Discussion: Panel & Guests Facilitators: – Mr. John Manos – Dr. Emmanuel Rousson 1:30pm Working Luncheon – Open Discussion Cont’d 2:30pm Concluding Remarks – Next Steps – Mr. Emanuel Velivasakis, – Mr. Konstantinos Travayiakis 3:00pm Departure for the Onassis Center 3:30pm Welcome by Ambassador Loukas Tsilas Viewing of the Exhibit “From Byzantium to Modern Greece: Hellenic Art in Adversity, 1453-1830”. Reception to follow. PANEL PRESENTATIONS TOPICS 1. Welcome by Mr. Konstantinos Travayiakis, PAA Strategic Task Force Chair A welcome and a brief summary of the goals, objectives and initiatives of the Office of the PAA Strategic Task Force & the Proposed PAA Young Adult League 2. Remarks by Mr. Emmanuel E. Velivasakis, PAA President A brief introduction and historical overview of the Pancretan Association and its contributions to Crete and Cretan-Americans for the past 75 years Remarks by Mrs. Carol Travayiakis, PAA Women’s Executive Director The significance and contributions of women to the PAA and the necessity to involve young women in the activities of the Organization 3. Benefits of a Cretan Upbringing by Ms. Katerina Tsapakis, PAA 3rd VP Benefits and liabilities of a traditional Cretan Upbringing 4. Why have I been involved with the PAA by Vasilia Tsismenakis, Esq. What are the tangible benefits of the PAA 5. Networking/Professional Organizations by Dr. Emmanuel Rousson How Young-Adult Professionals can benefit by organizing themselves in networking groups 6. Media Exposure: is it a Good Thing? by Dr. James Doundoulakis Once you reached excellence and you are riding on the top of your field, a little Media exposure can rally make the difference! 7. Lets Stay Connected by John Vidalakis, MBA The Cretan Connection project and its potential in helping Cretan Americans The KRHTH Magazine & the PAA Access On-line by Mr. John Manos, 2nd VP 8. Open Discussion – Panel & Guests