Autumn 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friends of Hellenic Medical Society Philadelphia

Summer has ended and everyone is back from Greece! This was one of my best trips to Greece visiting family, beautiful islands and enjoying the best beaches in the world!  I don’t know about you, but every year when I return from a trip to Greece, I have what we call sophrosyne – which is a healthy state of mind, characterized by self control, moderation, and a deep awareness of one’s true self and resulting in true happiness. No wonder why I go every year!

HMS will be ramping up activities after the summer season. We welcome everyone to join us for our social events. Here is a recap of activities from this year:

HUC Gala Event – In March HMS board members joined friends to celebrate the club’s 80th year at the Merion Cricket Club. It was a fun night especially looking at 8 decades worth of photos and memorabilia!

Greek Independence Day Parade: In April, I was proud to march with my fellow board members Maria Limberis, Alexia Tsikouras, Roxann Hionis and Elia Iliadis. We were excited to march along with  Greece’s Presidential Guard – The Evzones. It was a beautiful day all around!

Dinner event: In May 20 people attended an excellent dinner with our own Dr. Frances Zapalla speaking on Use of Vitamin Therapy in Clinical Practice. Billy Cheretis from Clinicians Choice sponsored this very successful event held at Cafe Aldo Lambertis in Cherry Hill

Stay tuned for events this fall and winter. We will be bringing you dinner lectures, holiday parties and networking events. We are looking for members! Encourage your doctor, pharmacist, physical therapist, dentist nurse or any allied health professional to join our club. Are you looking to give back to your heritage? Consider becoming a board member of HMS – contact me for details –

Sandy Tzaferos, PharmD