Hellenic Organizations: Cyprus Federation of America / aka Federation of Cypriot American Organizations / aka Pancyprian Association of America, Astoria, New York
Name of Organization: Cyprus Federation of America / aka Federation of Cypriot American Organizations / aka Pancyprian Association of America
Location: Astoria, New York
HISTORY OF THE CYPRUS FEDERATION OF AMERICA
Corporation formed in May of 1951
The first Corporation of the Cyprus Federation consisted of six directors, citizens of the United States and formerly of the Island of Cyprus. The names of the first directors were:
Spyros Nicholaou, Savas Zavoyianis, M.D., Lois P. Tingirides, Aristedes Demetriou, Gregory Kanetes and Paul Pyrros
The first Executive Committee
The first president was Dr. Savas Zavoyiannis of New York City, a practicing physician in New York City and was formely a major in the US. Army during World War II.
Lous P. Tingirides resided in Jamaica, New York and was in the insurance business, connected with the Equitable Life Insurance Company and his offices were on 5th Avenue, New York City.
Aristides Demetriou, orignally from Lampousa, was the first treasurer and resided in Bergenfield, New Jersey. He was in the beauty parlor business whose business was on Amsterdam Avenue, New York City. Aristides passed away in 2011 at the age of 100 and was activite in the CFA until his death.
Gregory Kanetes resided in Astoria, New York and had his own shoe repair shop on Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan
Paul Pyrros was born in Asgata, Cyprus and lived in Englewood, New Jersey. He owned and operated a restaurant on Grant Avenue, Englewood, New Jersey. He also became President of the Cyprus Federation .
Spyros Nicholaou resided in Manhattan and was a partner in the restaurant business on Spring Street, New York Cityknown as the Spring Diner.