Πυρπόληση της Αθήνας (Burning of Athens) – A Response

By , February 18, 2012 10:34 AM

We would appreciate if you refrain from posting political/partisan content or lobbying for political causes. There are many other things we can do for promoting Hellenism and helping our country in these difficult times such as these examples:

  • Promote tourism,
  • Campaign for Greece’s name and image through public relations initiatives,
  • Research and compile solid proposals for economic growth in specific subjects (agriculture, renewable energy etc.)
  • Promote our natural resources of beauty and antiquities for international movie making opportunities to Studios
  • See examples of efforts for recasting Greece at a better light
  • …. and the list could go on and on.

    HECs resources should not be used for such activities as advocating toppling government officials, directly or indirectly. These subjects of political/partisan nature are not part of our purpose or scope and in addition jeopardize our standing as a non-profit 501(c)(3) USA organization. Therefore, HEC is not in position to support the effort suggested in the email (forum post) under the subject “Πυρπόληση της Αθήνας”. If anyone would like to proceed they can do so outside of the Forum and HEC.

    For those who like to know more about us visit our website.

    The Hellenic Electronic Center (HEC) is an organization whose goal is to promote the Hellenic culture and civilization through the Internet. HEC offers free Internet services to non profit, Hellenic organizations. It also collaborates with individuals and institutions to create and publish projects with Hellenic content. Members of HEC are volunteers around the world, mainly Greeks of the Diaspora who want to preserve and distribute their cultural heritage.

    HEC Bylaws Article 2 – PURPOSE AND SCOPE
    Section 1 – Purpose
    The purpose of the Center is to organize, house and distribute historically, and academically, accurate information regarding all aspects of the Hellenic (Greek) civilization, past, modern, and future, worldwide through electronic communications networks; particularly, through the Internet. The Center’s purpose expands to provide Internet hosting services to other non-profit organizations per addendum 6, organizations and participate in various projects related to Hellenism. The Center has, therefore, established computer servers under the domain name www.greece.org .

    Section 2 – Organization Status
    The Center is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) under Federal ID: 51-0377653 registered in the State of Delaware of the United States of America. The Center is a nonpartisan organization, without any preference, or affiliation for any given politically-aligned ideology or political party. All Center’s volunteers and the officers are working strictly voluntarily and without any monetary compensation for their efforts. Funding of the Center is described in these By-Laws.

    Thanos Voudouris
    HEC Director.

  • Focus on Solutions – Use the Blog

    By , February 18, 2012 9:18 AM

    Two items to discuss:

    1) This Forum is a sleeping Giant. Too many bright minds in one place.
    Yes discussions are good and sometimes constructive but we have to raise above politics and actually do things for the public good and our fellow countryman.
    Take action. This is the key. Produce. Focus on Solutions.
    Here are some examples of efforts trying to recast Greece at a better light

    2) I bring to your attention that the Forum delivery of the emails has constraints. Each email is being delivered to 5,500 colleagues. We are trying to send out 10 emails per day but many . Simple arithmetic shows that this equates to 55,000 emails have to be send by our server per day. This by itself is quite some task given to our limited resources.

    Due to this constraint, many of your emails are being held and will never get posted.

    Therefore, I encourage you to post your writings in the blog. The blog is open to everyone with Internet access. As long you register then you can post.
    Thanos Voudouris
    HEC Director

    News Links 17Feb2012

    By , February 17, 2012 12:18 PM
  • – Recasting Greece’s image in a better lightA number of new initiatives are now attempting to restore the image of Greece, the Greeks and the Greek market as perceived by the international business community and potential visitors…
  • Peloponnese plant shares the benefits of recycling – Those behind Laconia Bioenergy, a waste management company founded in September 2011 in the Peloponnese, know that it is much easier…
  • A man takes initiative to feed poor – The life of 47-year-old Constantinos Polychronopoulos was changed in a single day a few months ago when he saw two children fighting over a few rotten pieces of fruit.
  • Ancient treasures to the rescue? – Greece’s Culture and Tourism Ministry has said it would slash the cost of permits for filming and photographic shoots at more than 100 of the country’s ancient monuments, including the Parthenon…
  • Do Not Humiliate the Greeks

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