September 2011

Dear HPSI Members and Friends:

As I begin my term as President, I want to personally welcome you to the 2011 - 2012 membership year of Hellenic Professional Society of Illinois! We are continuing into our 86th year of promoting professional, social, cultural and philanthropic events! Thank you for your continued support and for making 2010 a success. Looking forward, we are working on numerous events in addition to partnering with our fellow organizations the National Hellenic Museum, EuroCircle, Greek Media Club, Daily Frappe and IOCC to bring more value to our members.

We have a full calendar of events this year and invite you to renew your membership and take advantage of our offerings. See below for upcoming events which kick off this Friday, September 30 at our Fall Professional Networking Event and Scholarship Presentation at Greek Islands Chicago. We will have guest speaker Heraklia Karis from the Kirkland & Ellis Law Firm joining us.

I am also very excited to announce the launch of our new website,

Visit our site to sign up for annual membership and events and network with other professionals in the community like never before. Create your own profile, add a profile photograph, attach your resume, join industry-specific groups and post in forums with other Hellenic professionals.

We've even done the hard work for you. All members from 2009 onward have had profiles created for them based on information provided during original signup. Look for an email message coming soon to access your profile. Then login and update your profile information.

Congratulations to our new Officers and Board of Directors for the 2011-2012 year. Please join me in welcoming the following individuals: Demetra Markopoulos, George Goltsos, Marika Pappas, Alexandra Alexander, Mary Sakelaris, Alexander Facklis, George Logothetis, Tom Vabakos, George Kostakis, Michael LaMonica, Chris Massouras, Denise Rekoumis and Menia Poulios.

Thank you for your continued support. I look forward to seeing all of you at our events and don't forget to check out our new website!


Jenny Stavropoulos
President, Hellenic Professional Society of Illinois

Hellenic Professional Society of Illinois 2011-2012 Event Schedule
Date Time Event Location
September 14 2011 5:00 pm September Happy Hour South Branch Tavern & Grille, Chicago
September 30 2011 7:00 pm Professional Networking Event & Scholarship Presentation Greek Islands, Chicago
October 1 2011 9:00 am IOCC 5K Run/Walk St Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, Chicago
October 13 2011 7:00 pm HPSI & Greek Media Club Pan-Hellenic Scholarship Fundraiser Play 18 Indoor Golf Facility & Lounge, Chicago
November 3 2011 5:00 pm November Happy Hour Emerald Loop Bar & Grill, Chicago
December 18 2011 6:00 pm Annual Christmas Party Café Iberico, Chicago
January 11 2011 5:00 pm January Happy Hour South Branch Tavern & Grille, Chicago
January 28 2012 7:00 pm HPSI / IOCC Wine Tasting Cubby Bear, Chicago
February 4 2012 9:00 am Big Shoulders Community Service Give Back Day St Francis De Sales High School, Chicago
March 15 2012 7:30 pm Piano Recital Cultural Event National Hellenic Museum, Chicago
April 22 2012 2:30 pm Greek Independence Parade Halsted Street, Greektown, Chicago
April 26 2012 6:30 pm Spring Professional Networking Event Greek Islands, Chicago
May 12 2012 12:30 pm Spring Philanthropic Event Greek American Rehabilitation & Care Centre, Wheeling
July   2012   Summer Social TBA


September 27, 2011