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Hellenic Professional Society of Texas

The Hellenic Professional Society of Texas (HPST) is a non-profit organization. It was founded by people who wished to preserve and promote the rich culture and heritage of Greece in their new "home".

George Blytas, George Kalfoglou, Tassos Karabelas, Anthony Kouzounis, Periklis Ktonas, Gus Michalopoulos, Alkiviades Payatakes, and John Vogiatzis inspired by the spirit of Hellenism, created the Society with the following goals:

  • To organize and sponsor social, cultural, educational, scientific, technical, and humanitarian activities for the benefit of the Society's members and of the public, at the local, state, and national level.

  • To encourage and promote the pursuit of education among people of Greek descent throughout the United States.

  • To facilitate cooperation between professionals of Greek descent throughout the world.

  • To promote Greek language and culture to interested groups at the local, state, and national level.
  • During the past thirty six years, the Society has pursued its goals with vigor and enthusiasm. HPST has organized and sponsored activities spanning many and diverse areas of interest such as: musical performances, film festivals, concerts, folk dancing shows, scientific lectures, archeological presentations, scholarship programs, formal and informal get-togethers, poetry evenings, etc.; it has also organized and participated in a multitude of philanthropic events and activities.
    HPST's Presidents, 1975-2013

    George Blytas
    Alkiviadis Payatakis
    George Kalfoglou
    Periklis Ktonas
    George Vroulis
    George Sarantopoulos
    Kannelos Charalampous
    George Loes
    Vassilios Evrenoglou
    Costas Caracostis
    Kostas Lambrakos
    Vasso Jacomides
    Anna Mavromatis
    Periklis Ktonas
    Lee Papayioti
    George Blytas
    (1975 - 1977)
    (1977 - 1978)
    (1978 - 1979)
    (1979 - 1980)
    (1980 - 1981)
    (1981 - 1983)
    (1983 - 1984)
    (1984 - 1986)
    (1986 - 1987)
    (1987 - 1988)
    (1988 - 1990)
    (1990 - 1991)
    (1991 - 1993)
    (1993 - 1995)
    (1995 - 1996)
    (1996 - 1997)

    Petro Yuanidis
    Alex Kalamarides
    Dimitrios Varvarezos
    Gina Katsaros
    William Crassas
    Petros Yuanidis
    Michael Nikolaou
    Manos Papadakis
    Costas Caracostis
    Valarie Minetos
    Gina Katsaros
    George Zombakis
    George Argyros
    Lena Patsidou
    Sarados Milios
    Costas Metaxas

    (1997 - 1998)
    (1998 - 1999)
    (1999 - 2000)
    (2000 - 2001)
    (2001 - 2002)
    (2002 - 2003)
    (2003 - 2004)
    (2004 - 2005)
    (2005 - 2006)
    (2006 - 2007)
    (2007 - 2009)
    (2009 - 2011)
    (2011 - 2013)
    (2013 - 2015)
    (2015 - 2016)
    (2016-present)