All-American Council Local Committee reviews final AAC logistics, agenda

Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta [center] with [from left] Ms. Ringa, Fr. Tosi, Fr. Manzuk, Fr. Jillions and Mr. Ilchuk.

Members of the Chancery staff met with the 18th All-American Council Local Planning Committee here October 6-7, 2014 to finalize logistics and the AAC’s agenda.

The four-day gathering, the theme of which will be “How to Expand the Mission,” will open July 20, 2015.

Participating in the meeting were Archpriest John Jillions, Chancellor; Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, Secretary and Council Administrator; Melanie Ringa, Treasurer; Archpriest Myron Manzuk, Council Manager; Peter Ilchuk, Logistics Manager; Michaela Staskiewicz and Barbara Massoudi, AAC Lay Vice-Chairpersons; members of the hotel staff; and chairs of the local sub-committees.

Participants reviewed the proposed agenda in conjunction with logistical support and final contract negotiations were completed.  According to Father Eric, the local committee reported on its work and “everything is on schedule.”

Members of the Executive Committee met with His Eminence, Metropolitan Alexios of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta, who graciously offered the use of the Metropolis’ faculties for the celebration of a Pan-Orthodox Vespers and reception on Saturday, July 18.  Transportation will be provided to and from this pre-AAC event.

Additional information on the 18th AAC will be released in the coming weeks.

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