New York, NY
The Federation of Cypriot American Organizations (FCAO) will host its annual National Convention on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th street, Flushing Meadows Park, New York. The Keynote Speaker of this year’s convention will be Mr. Photis Photiou, Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Overseas Cypriots. Mr. Photiou will be speaking on the role of the Cyprus Government in supporting the mission of the diaspora in the US, its expectations as well as its vision for the Overseas Cypriots and its implementation towards it.
The FCAO National Convention forum brings together delegates from all over the United States, and government representatives from Cyprus and Greece, to address mutual challenges and share information. The National Convention will focus on the issues affecting the Greek-Cypriot community of the USA. The chapter members will have the opportunity to express and exchange views and ideas on topics such as the promotion of cultural, educational and social activities of the Cypriot- American community. The Conference deliberations will take place from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.
The Federation of Cypriot American Organizations (FCAO) is a non- profit entity representing 27 Greek Cypriot American associations located throughout the United States. Its mission is to, develop good relations and solidarity amongst its chapters, to promote their goals, represent their interests and the coordination of their social, educational, philanthropic, and cultural activities.
The FCAO undertakes and promotes charitable activities primarily within the Cypriot and Greek American communities; preserves and promotes the Greek language and Greek and Cypriot history and cultural heritage in the United States. It also supports the leadership of the Greek Orthodox Church in the establishment and preservation of Greek American identity and the Greek Orthodox faith in the United States.
FCAO networks closely with other organizations, such as the International Coordinating Committee “Justice for Cyprus” (PSEKA), the Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC), Cyprus-US Chamber of Commerce, the American Hellenic Institute (AHI), and the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York.