Propeller Port of Piraeus 2011 – New Year Pitta cutting ceremony

The 2011 New Year Pitta Cutting Ceremony of the International Propeller Club of the United States, International Port of Piraeus, took place on Sunday,January 23rd  at the Grande Bretagne Hotel, a warm and elegant ceremony presence H.E. Ambassador of the United States to Greece, Daniel Bennet Smith, the Board of Governors and numerous members.

The event was opened by the 1st Vice President of the Propeller Club, Mr. Nikolaos Tsavliris who extended warm greetings for the New Year, referred to the activities of the Propeller Club during 2010 and emphasized among other the importance of scholarship programme. He then thanked the contributors and congratulated the students.

His  Excellency,  Ambassador of the United States to Greece, Daniel Bennet Smith welcomed the audience and referred to the custom of vasilopita conveying messages of unity, equality, justice, communication and along with the Board of Governors cut the Pitta.

Before the presentation of the scholarship cheques, Governor A. Doucas announced the ‘Maria P. Tsakos Scholarship,” saying: “The Board of Directors have decided to set up a scholarship in loving memory of our dear friend and colleague MARIA P. TSAKOS. The grand will be given yearly to the best performing student of the Livanio Lyceum of Kardamyla, Chios”. Capt. Panayiotis Tsakos and Mr. Nikolaos Tsakos, President & CEO of Tsakos Energy & Navigation, accompanied by young Irini and Elizabeth, truly moved expressed their appreciation to the Propeller Club.

ELNAVI Magazine,  issueFebruary 2011, page 75

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