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General Assembly and Elections 2023 International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus

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On Tuesday, September 12, 2023, the General Assembly and the election of a new Board of Governors of the Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus took place.

The 2023 General Assembly and Elections of the International Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus, were held at the impressive Faros Hall of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre on 12 September 2023.

This was a resounding success with 586 participating members, representing 65% of the membership body. 311 attended in person with the rest participating remotely.

Members of the Election Committee were Yannis Varvitsiotis and Theodora Leka, with Eleftherios Archontis as Chairman.

43 candidates contested 16 seats on the Board of Governors.
3 candidates stood for the 3 positions on the Audit Committee.
10 members of the previous Board were re-elected.

The election results are as follows:

GOVERNORS

1 Costis Frangoulis 431 votes
2 Danae Bezantakou 233 votes
3 Christos Timagenis 188 votes
4 Maria Hajioannou 163 votes
5 George Margaronis 155 votes
6 Dorothea Ioannou 155 votes
7 John Cotzias 146 votes
8 Sifis Vardinoyannis 146 votes
9 Theofilos Xenakoudis 139 votes
10 Katerina Stathopoulou 135 votes
11 Valentios Valentis 134 votes
12 John Belousis 132 votes
13 Michalis Dalacouras 114 votes
14 Chrysanthi Stefanou 109 votes
15 George Kallianis 104 votes
16 Panagiotis Zafet 102 votes

DEPUTY GOVERNORS

1 Kosmas Makrygeorgos 97 votes
2 Irene Notias 87 votes
3 Akis Tsirigakis 83 votes

AUDIT COMMITTEE

1 Nadia Inglezi 299 votes
2 Anacreon Matarangas 246 votes
3 Dimitrios Sousoudis 207 votes

The General Assembly was presided over by the President of the Board of Governors, Costis Frangoulis. Christos Timagenis was appointed Secretary of the Assembly. Dimitri Vassilacos, Treasurer, presented the financial results and some projections moving forward.

The financial report for the past two years, the budget for the following term, and partial amendment of articles of the club's statutes were all unanimously approved during the General Assembly and the President's reading of the activity report.

Costis Frangoulis presented Dimitri Vassilacos with a special award recognizing his long service to the Club, having served for five consecutive terms. Mr. Frangoulis thanked Mr. Vassilacos for his important contribution, noting that he has left high expectations for his successor.

The proceedings included a full account of the impressive achievements of the past two years.

One of the most significant achievements has been the financial strengthening of the Club, coupled with an unprecedented growth in membership.

During his address, Mr. Frangoulis also spoke about the increased social work of the Club, the
acquisition of the Club’s new offices in Piraeus, the establishment of the Student Port and the launch of
the Hellenic-American Shipping Gala as a second major annual event, along with the AMVER Awards.

During the elections, and while waiting for the results, members enjoyed a light cocktail.
It was a great opportunity for everyone to come together and exchange thoughts and experiences, setting the tone for a new, creative and challenging year.

The first Board Meeting of the new term was held on Thursday 14 September, at the club's offices in Piraeus, where the new Executive Committee was unanimously elected, with Costis Frangoulis serving as President for a third consecutive term.

The new Executive Committee is as follows:

President: Costis Frangoulis
1st Vice-President: Danae Bezantakou 2nd Vice-President: George Margaronis General Secretary: Christos Timagenis Treasurer: Maria Hajioannou
The remaining 11 Governors of the new Board of Governors are in alphabetical order: John Belousis
John Cotzias Michalis Dalacouras Dorothea Ioannou George Kallianis
Katerina Stathopoulou Chrysanthi Stefanou Valentios Valentis
Sifis Vardinoyannis Theofilos Xenakoudis Panagiotis Zafet

"It is a great honor to continue for a third term as President of the Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus," Costis Frangoulis stated.
"I’m touched by the members’ vote of confidence in me, expressed in such a high percentage of votes, and I am determined that this new, exceptional Board of Governors will advance the Club even further in order to continue its work with enthusiasm and vision."

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