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Our Mission Statement

The Pancretan Association of America (PAA) is a national organization comprised of members who support and perpetuate Cretan culture through scholarship, educational, cultural and philanthropic programs for those in the United States, Canada and in Crete.  Founded by descendants from Crete, the PAA strives to promote the rich historical significance of the island, while also preserving its “philoxenia” and “philotimo.” 

Chapter 209 - White Mountains Board of Directors 2018 - 2020

President : John N. Kalogridis

Vice President : Kostas Petrakis

Treasurer : Katerina Makridakis-Damianakis

Secretary : Soula Kantilierakis

Corresponding Secretary : Catherine Makridakis-Rompos


John Karakis

Kostas Manolakis
Elias Manolakis
Kostas Apostolakis
Jim Exarchakis
George Abadiotakis

George Papadakis

Panagiotis Psarakis