IPA NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2017 Page 7
12H ΦΙΛΙΚΗ ΣΥΝΑΝΤΗΣΗ ΜΕΛΩΝ ΔΕΑ- ΤΡΙΚΑΛΑ
IPA Greece celebrate Christmas and Friendship Days
in the beautiful winter city of Trikala
IPA Greece celebrate Christmas and Friendship Days in the beautiful winter city of Trikala The 12th Friendship Meeting of IPA Greece was held from 2-4 December
2016 in the city of Trikala. Around 170 people (IPA members, as well as family and friends), from 41 Greek regions and the members of the National Board attended, which also provided an opportunity to debate in depth about the Association, to
experience the beautiful sights of the city of Trikala as well as the entire
All members had the chance to have fun in the beautiful Christmas Park, and visit
the Holy Rocks of Meteora.
A varied excursion programme, prepared by the local region, included a tour of the
city of Trikala and an excursion to the unique winter resort of Pertouli.
The opening ceremony of this 12th Friendship Meeting was held on Saturday
afternoon in the City Hall of Trikala and was attended by representatives of the local authorities, institutions and organisations of the county.
During the next day, our delegation participated in the unveiling ceremony of the
monument to honour fallen Police officers, and placed wreaths.
The closing ceremony of the meeting took place at the ‘Gallery Art Hotel’, where
greetings were read and plaques and awards were handed out. The evening ended
with live music in a climate of friendship and camaraderie.
The NEC of IPA Greece would like to thank and congratulate the board of the region
of Trikala for the huge efforts made for many months in order to achieve this perfect result, the local sponsors for the warm hospitality in their beautiful city, and finally all participants for their attendance in large numbers, which proved once again that our association is united and creative, nationally recognised and rightly ranks high in the minds of our colleagues and society.
The next meeting has been set for 2017 and will be held in Piraeus.
Servo per Amikeco
Ioannis Karapatakis, President IPA Greece,
Spyridon Fotoglou, Secretary General IPA Greece