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The Hellenic Society of Maine (HSoM) was established for the purpose of preserving and promoting the Greek heritage and culture. We are affiliated with the University of Southern Maine and its Hellenic Initiatives program, and support the official Sister City Relationship between Portland, Maine in USA, and Mytilene, Lesvos,  in Greece.

We hope you enjoy this site and you actively participate in any way you can.

JOIN US! We welcome all persons interested in Hellenic culture to join us. As an ASSOCIATE MEMBER you will receive all mailings and email announcements of HSoM and other Hellenic related events and may attend meetings. As a FULL MEMBER, you also will be able to vote on policy issues at business meetings which you will be encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Christos Gianopoulos, president, at christosg@roadrunner.com or (207) 577-6454. 

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Update: Lesvos Hospital Aid

Last Sunday’s the concert, our first event on this fundraising project, was well attended. From the Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling, City Councilor Nick Mavodones, to the founder of Partners for World Health, Elizabeth McLellan, and so many other Mainers at the USM School of Music, Gorham Maine. The Boston group Skordalia entertained the crowd with traditional music from the island of Lesvos.

The Hellenic Society of Maine (HSoM) has undertaken the project and is working with Partners for World Health, a non-profit organization based in South Portland, to obtain the medical supplies. HSoM will be responsible for all fees and expenses. Our goal is to raise $20,000 that will cover the expenses for the sending medical supplies to Lesvos.

With the proceeds of the concert and so many generous donations we raised approximately $13,000 of our goal. We still need your help. Please share our news from our website and our Facebook page with your friends and ask them to help as well. Keep sending your donations, Thank you.

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