Society of US and Canada
Krokeai Society was
founded in Youngstown Ohio in 1951 by immigrants who came from Krokees,
Levetsova and/or Krokeai of Laconia Greece. Our society was originally
formed with the sole purpose of building a water supply network for our
hometown. This goal was achieved in the mid 1950's. We have also started
many other projects for the common good of the people of Krokees. We continue
to financially, and other ways, support several organizations in Krokees
as well as projects of the municipality of Krokees.
The purposes for which our society was formed are:
a) To unite its members in preserving the traditions
and principles of Hellenic (Greek) culture and the culture of Krokees.
b) To instill in its members a high sense of loyalty
for their common birthplace and to each other.
c) To promote the exchange of ideas and provide
for the mutual assistance, enjoyment, entertainment and improvement
of its members socially and physically.
d) To hold meetings and other gatherings for the
better realization of its purposes and for scientific, educational
and charitable purposes.
Our annual Educational Awards (Scholarships) given to students /members
of our society attending American and Canadian Colleges and Universities,
amounts to $2,500.00 annually.
The largest portion of this amount comes by the generosity of Krokeans
from the United States and Canada.
Our society holds a three day Annual Convention in different American
and Canadian cities as well as in Krokees. The annual convention gives
our families and our youth the opportunity to meet and get to know each
other better, and to work together for the betterment of our society and
the perpetuation of the Hellenic Krokean spirit.