ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟΣ ΣΥΛΛΟΓΟΣ ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΟΝΩΝ ΑΜΕΡΙΚΗΣ
Hellenic Organization of University Graduates of America, Inc.
June, 10th, 2012
To: The Election Committee of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York
Regretfully, I’ve learned from the media, of your decision to reject Mr. John Goros’ objection and
ignore my objection (via email) to your decision not to allow our organization and its
representatives to participate in this year’s elections.
I find your decision to be against the rules and bylaws of the Federation, and I am informing you
that we are ready to take any legal action against your decision.
First, we were surprised that for the first time in 12 years, the election committee decided to
enforce a rule that was never enforced in the past, and even doing so, you’ve acted partially and
with prejudice against our organization and 9 others.
Second let me state that we believe that all member organizations should have been able to
participate in the elections, regardless of the so called record of attendance, because that record
was not valid and nobody can guarantee its accuracy.
• Representatives were never issued IDs and nobody was ever checking to validate who
signs the attendance book.
• The attendance book was never officially closed after each meeting.
• We have representatives signing in that were not in good standing.
• We have people signing in that were not representatives.
• Organizations in good standing, that participated in general assembly meetings, never
signed the attendance book.
• Member organizations were never informed, officially or unofficially by the General
Secretary, about their attendance, against the Federations rules.
Third, originally you’ve decided not to allow 15 member organizations, and after some people
raised objections, you changed your decision for 5 of them. Your reasoning for the 5 should have
been applied to all 15. You can not be half pregnant. An organization either complies with the
rules of the Federation or it does not. You’ve changed the rules on your own discretion without
any authorization from anyone!
Finally the moral of the story, you are turning away a group of 600+ people, one of the largest in
numbers of all your members, and most of them young professionals.