Address by the President of the Federation of Dodecanesian Associations of Athens & Piraeus, Mr. Yiannis Frangoulis
More than 150.000 Dodecanesians live in Attica,at least 50 associations! Among them ,50 associations.Fifteen of them, are members of our Federation, representing nearly the total number of the Dodecanesian islands. Our main effort is always to have a strong Dodecanesian voice, expressing the anxiety, problems and request of our compatriots living both in our islands, and in our community. Unfortunately, there is a lack of temporal clustering of the Dodecanesians, which has deprived us positive results in many claims in areas such as Health, Education and Transportation, a typical reflection of all Dodecanesians.Every year, we organize seminars, conferences on these issues, collecting and coding the data for each island,trying our best to help in this direction. We must point out that all of our activities are accomplished with voluntary contributions offered by members of our community.In closing, on behalf of all Board members of our Federation, I wish 2012 which is expect to be a very difficult year for our country, all Dodecanesians to continue our efforts , united like a fist, aiming the common good !