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An Afternoon with the Gages

Nicholas Gage & Eleni Gage
Saturday, March 3, 2018
GARCC presents An Afternoon with Nicholas Gage and daughter, Eleni Gage

Join us on Saturday, March 3rd
at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling
for a tantalizing afternoon with renowned authors and journalists, Nicholas Gage and his daughter,
Eleni Gage.

11:00 a.m. - Fellowship Hour
12:00 noon - Luncheon
1:00 p.m. - Nicholas Gage & Eleni Gage
2:00 p.m. - Raffle & Book Signing

Donation: $85 per person

Nicholas Gage born Niholas Gatzoyiannis in a remote Greek village in 1939, uses the dramatic events of his life in two cultures as the raw material for his books, from the exposes and novels that were based on his ecperiencres as an award-winning invetigative reporter to the memoirs about his family. His first book, Eleni, written in 1983 won prizes around the world, was translated into 16 languages and was made into a mothion picture. The book, Eleni, tells the story of how Gage's mother arranged for her children to escape from their village during the Greek Civil War, how she was tortured and executerd in retribution by the Communist rebels and how Gage hunted down her killers thirty years later. Other well known books by Mr. Gage include: A Place for Us, Greek Fire, Hellas and Greece and Land of Light.

Eleni Gage grew up in Athens, Greece, and Worcester, Massachusetts, and has always been fascinated by cultural rituals, traditions, and syncretisms. That interest led her to study Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University as an undergraduate, and, then went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Columbia University.  Eleni Gage is currently the Executive Editor of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine and a freelance writer whose travel articles have appeared on the covers of many travel magazines and publications. Eleni is the author of North of Ithaka, a travel memoir in which she details the year she spent in a remote Greek village overseeing the rebuilding of the home that was the birthplace of her paternal grandmother, the late Eleni Gatzoyiannis. Eleni has also written two novels; Other Waters, and her latest release, The Ladies of Managua.

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Chevy Chase Country Club
Devonshire Room
1000 North Milwaukee
Wheeling, IL 60090

2017 Hellenc Legacy Gala

15-Year Anniversary Celebration
November 18, 2017
GARCC Hellenic Legacy Gala
GARCC Hellenic Legacy Gala - November 18, 2017
GARCC Hellenic Legacy Gala - November 18, 2017

The Greek American Rehabilitation
and Care Centre of Wheeling, Illinois
celebrated our
15-Year Anniversary
at our
Hellenic Legacy Gala
on Saturday, November 18, 2017,
at the Westin O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois.

The Gala, which is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Care Centre, was a great success and aptly demonstrated the love and loyalty that our community has for the Home and the residents.

The dedicated Gala Committee, under the direction of this year’s Chairwoman, Frances Stamatoukos, along with advisor, Eleni Bousis, delivered a magnificent event. The décor, stage and lights transformed the banquet room to an elegant and brilliant concert atmsopere. The night included great food, drink and camaraderie which encapsulated an enjoyable evening filled with “kefe”.

The dynamic, charismatic and remarkable Giorgos Tsalikis and the charming and gifted Yiannis Kritikos, captivated the audience and rocked the room. These talented entertainers kept everyone on the dance floor all night long.

Our dream of a Greek American Nursing Home became a reality through the perseverance of many loyal and dedicated individuals who labored extensively to build and sustain this wonderful facility. With the generous support of many individuals and organizations across the country, this Home has excelled over our 15-year history. Your contributions allow us to bring your Care Centre and its mission to the forefront of the Greek American Community.

On behalf of the Gala Committee, the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and residents, we thank you, the Greek American Community, for your continuous love, loyalty and support of your Home.

View photos from our 2017 Hellenic Legacy Gala here
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