Letter from the Mayor of Hydra

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Letter from the Mayor of Hydra

Postby jarkko » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:24 pm


I received this letter from Mr. George Koukoudakis, the Mayor of Hydra. More than 200 Forum members spent a memorable weekend (many of us longer!) on the island in June.

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Dear Mr Arjatsalo,

We also had a great time during your stay in Hydra. It was an honour for us. I would like to thank you and the members of the forum you represent for the help you provide to the Island of Hydra and especially for those in need. Soon we will propose to you some social care projects of the Municipality (social supermarket, social pharmacy etc) that the money you want to donate can be devided.

Meanwhile i would like to inform you that on the 13th of July the Ambassadoe of Canada in Greece was in Hydra. I ask him to help the Municipality of Hydra to establish twinning relationship with the Municipality of Montreal, the birth place of Leonard Cohen. I want to ask your help and the help of your forum towards this goal.

We will be in touch for both of the aforementioned issues.

Thank yoy very much for your help and co-operation. I would also like to express my warm congratulations for the wonderfu work you are doing.

Yours Sincerely,

George Koukoudakis

Mayor of Hydra
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Re: Letter from the Mayor of Hydra

Postby 199Dan » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:27 pm

Hurray !
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Re: Letter from the Mayor of Hydra

Postby Dem » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:26 pm

Hi all

in case that some of our friends are wondering
what is the need for a social supermarket or pharmacy
in rich Hydra I can assure you that with Greece now in
the 7th year of its financial crisis there are many people
(unemployed, without social security, homeless) that benefit
from the social supermarkets and pharmacies where they can take
for free or with very low-cost basic goods and medicine.

And I assure you that there are people in need also in Hydra
(for example Leonard's landlady, the late Mrs. Evangelia
and her husband Koulis would have been two of them).

So I am totally in support of such projects.

PS) We could also give a small amount to the organization HydraArk (www.hydraark.com)
who takes care of the cats of the island. The old visitors from our group
will have seen with their own eyes the good work they are doing and how
much healthier (and less in numbers) are now the cats on Hydra

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Re: Letter from the Mayor of Hydra

Postby Wybe » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:51 pm

Looks for me a perfect way to spend the extra money on these social projects.

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