Dear CHI Friends,
Because of the pending elections in Greece and developments in the voting system , Parliament Member Ms. Dora Bakoyannis, our promised speaker was forced to postpone her visit to Chicago for CHI’s event scheduled for March 23.
We will schedule the Gala celebration to take place after the European elections on May 25, 2014, at a specific time that we will announce very soon. We are now in the process of identifying the date and scheduling the venue. Event tickets already purchased by the public will be honored on the new date, or individuals who hold paid tickets may request a refund by calling 312-282-8749. The following is a letter from Ms. Bakoyannis in Greek, followed by the English translation:
Dear Mr. Mouratides,
I find myself in the unpleasant position to cancel my visit to Chicago scheduled for March. I do regret any difficulty caused, but unfortunately this visit cannot be realized. The earlier start of the campaign period for the European Parliament elections obliges me to remain in Greece. My desire to be with you during the CHI is certainly true. But I am sure you understand the urgency of the situation that has developed in Greece.
I remain at your disposal in order to re-schedule this visit at the first opportune time.
Thanking you and with warm wishes,