NISYRIAN ART WORKS IN FOREIGN MUSEUMS
In our effort to collect data and photographs of Nisyrian works of art found in foreign museums, with the decisive help of our Society contributor and friend, Archaeologist Melina Filimonos-Tsopotou, the Antikensammlung Staatlitche Museum in Berlin sent us photos of eight figurines from Nisyros, exhibited in its halls. The photos will be posted in the relevant column, in due time.
EVENT IN HONOR OF MILT. LOGOTHETIS
On Monday, August 12, 2019, in Zosimopoulio hall, our Society honored our compatriot Miltiadis Logothetis for his long-term contribution to the Dodecanesian literature and for the honor that all his activity carries out in Nisyros. Read more, at Chap. ACTIVITIES / EVENTS.
PRESENTATION OF A NEW EDITION
On the afternoon of Saturday, August 11, residents and guests of Nisyros swarmed at the porches of the municipal hotel at the port of the island and at the idyllic atmosphere created by the magnificent view of the sunset on the horizon of Aegean Sea, enjoyed an event with intense elements of literature, history, folklore, as well as common and inheritance law. It was the presentation of the book of our compatriot, professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Dr Zacharia Tsirpanli entitled "MATRIMONIAL PRACTICES IN THE AEGEAN. THE CASE OF NISYROS ISLAND. 19th c.", a Nisyrian Studies’ Society publication. It is concerned with the analysis of 339 Nisyrian marriage contracts, from 1837 to 1894.
The event was held under the auspices of the Holy Metropolis of Kos and Nisyros. The attending metropolitan of Kos and Nisyros Most Reverent Nathanael, representative of the author, addressed an inspired greeting, Dr. Eleni Skourtou, Professor at the University of the Aegean, presented the book and the President of our Society Kostas Chartofylis presented the author's scientific path. The event was co-ordinated by the General Secretary of our Society Irene Katsimatidou.
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MUSICAL ALBUM PRESENTATION
In a gathering without precedent for Nisyros, the musical album " NISYROS DANCES AND SINGS" was presented on the afternoon of Saturday, August 12, in the presence of his Reverence the Metropolitan of Kos and Nisyros Nathanael, (who also carried the blessing of His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew), the mayor of Nisyros Chr. Koroneos, the former Minister G. Nikitiadis and the heads of local authorities.
The musical album was presented by John Chartofylis, Asimeni Billi and Flora Patriki, while Anna-Maria Karakonstantinou recited the poem by Fotis Varelis related to the Incorporation, given that the album represents the participation of the Association in the anniversary for 70 years from the incorporation of Dodecanese to Greece.
Katerina Marangou, Panagiota Danassi and Dimitris Logothetis were singing from the microphone, and Marika Gianniou, Kalliopi Haska, rev. Efstathios Arkamouzis and Anna-Nektaria Charfolyli from the digital discs.
Then the women's club of Nisyros danced local dances and the event closed with the offer of local sweets and mainly donuts.
Ιn the afternoon of November14th, at the celebration of the patron saint of Rhodes Konstantinos of Hydra, the musical album was presented at the crowded hall of Municipal Theater of Rhodes by John Chartofylis, Manolis Makris and George Chatjipetros with the coordination of “PORFYRIS” President Sofia Dimitriadis. The President of our Society Mr. K. Charfofylis addressed the event. Dances of Nisyros followed, by “PORFYRIS” dance group, and the event was sealed by Nisyrian, donuts (loukoumades) and soumada.
On Monday, March 12, at 18.00, the presentation of the musical album took place at the library of Kos, in cooperation with the Cultural Group of Kos “FILITAS” in the presence of, the metropolitan of Kos and Nisyros Most rev. Nathanael, the president of the Municipal Council Mr. N. Mylonas, the Regional Council member Mrs. Ir. Svinou the representative of "Orama" Mrs. S. Kantarzi and many people. The album was presented by the musicologist Mr. G. Hadjitheodorou, the President of our society, and Ms Xanthippi Agreli, while the president of “FILITAS” K. Ioannou coordinated the event. At the end were offered nisyrian donuts and soumada.
OFFER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC
On Thursday 5 October, President of our Society Kostas Chartofylis, accompanied by rev. Efstathios Arkamouzis and Secretary General Irene Katsimatidou, visited the President of the Hellenic Republic and offered him the album. During the long discussion that followed, the President was briefed on all the current problems of our island and was particularly interested in the issue of geothermal energy. Lastly, he pledged to visit Nisyros on 7 March, the anniversary of Incorporation. For this purpose, the mayor of Nisyros immediately sent an invitation. This visit was already formalized.
In parallel of our activity in the cultural sector, we are always ready to intervene wherever required for environmental protection and eco harmony conserve in our home island. Following the decision of PPC Renewables to issue a call for a strategic partner to exploit the high enthalpy geothermy in Nisyros, which is in stark contrast to its continuing assurances that if Nisyrian people disagree, they will not go ahead, our Society submitted a Petition-charge against PPC Renewable: a) In the Commission of the European Union for breach of Community legislation and b) to the General Inspector of Public Administration for violation of provisions of the Greek legislation.
NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS
On 14 January, the general convention of the members of our Society was held at Giannidios Nisyriaki Estia, followed by the election of a new Board of Directors, which was set up as follows: President K. Charfofylis, Vice President J. Coumentos, Secretary General ir. Katsimatidou, Treasurer J.Nikolopoulos and members M. Veziroglou, As. Billi and N. Nikolopoulos.