AHEPA Europe now has a new group of brothers in Stuttgart, Germany. The new chapter is known as AHEPA Stuttgart, Friedrich Schiller Chapter A 607, in Baden-Württemberg, which was initiated by AHEPA HELLAS District Governor Nick Papadopoulos on March 23, 2013 with 19 Brothers.
In addition, at the same time, and thanks to the initiative of Brother Anastasios Vasiliadis Chapter President, Brother Nick initiated the first Daughters of Penelope Chapter outside Greece with women from the Stuttgart area.
We welcome the Brothers and the Sisters into the AHEPA Family and we promise to work with them side by side for the Good of the Order, to the benefit of the Brothers and Sisters and for the betterment of conditions in our respective communities and societies. All of us look forward to the first AHEPA Pan-European Convention and Business Networking Forum in Athens from 12-13 July 2013. Let us make our inaugural Convention a successful event.
AHEPA Stuttgart meeting March 2013
Με την ευλογία του Θεοφιλέστατου Επισκόπου Αριανζού κ. Βαρθολομαίου και του πρωτοπρεσβυτέρου κ. Ζαχαρία Μπατζακάκη στην Ενορία Αναλήψεως του Σωτήρος στην Στουτγάρδη και παρουσία του κυβερνήτη ΑΧΕΠΑ κ. Νίκο Παπαδόπουλο ξεκινάει η ίδρυση τμήματος ΑΧΕΠΑ στην Βάδη Βυρτεμβέργη.
With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Arianzou Mr. Bartholomew and Protopresbyter Mr. Zacharias Batzakaki of the Ascension of Christ Parish in Stuttgart and in the presence of AHEPA HELLAS Governor Mr. Nikos Papadopoulos the Greek Community in Stuttgart established the AHEPA chapter of Baden Württemberg.
Initiation of DOP Stuttgart March 23, 2013
Friedrich Schiller is considered by most Germans to be Germany’s most important classical playwright. Critics like F.J. Lamport and Eric Auerbach have noted his innovative use of dramatic structure and his creation of new forms, such as the melodrama and the bourgeois tragedy. Schiller wrote many philosophical papers on ethics and aesthetics. The first significant biography of Schiller was by his sister-in-law Caroline von Wolzogen in 1830. The city of Stuttgart has named a square Schillerplatz and erected a statute in his memory on that square in 1839.
In September 2008, Schiller was voted by the audience of the TV channel Arte, as the second most important playwright in Europe after William Shakespeare.
Stuttgart is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. The sixth-largest city in Germany, Stuttgart has a population of 600,038 (December 2008) while the metropolitan area has a population of 5.3 million (2008). The city lies at the centre of a densely populated area, surrounded by a ring of smaller towns. This area called Stuttgart Region has a population of 2.7 million.
Stuttgart’s urban area has a population of roughly 1.8 million, making it Germany’s seventh largest. With over 5 million inhabitants, the greater Stuttgart Metropolitan Region is the fourth biggest in Germany after the Rhine-Ruhr area, Berlin/Brandenburg and Frankfurt/Rhine-Main.