‘Remembering Peter Stamas,’ Nov. 15
This will be a great event for young leaders to attend—participants in Public Matters, Gr Lwl Young Professionals, Next Generation Giving Circle, Paul Sullivan Leadership Institute, Emerging Generation, Deshpande/MV Sandbox leadership program, the Foundation, and others. Peter Stamas’s life is a sterling example of community leadership.
Here is what Peter’s nephew James Ostis, the chief organizer, wrote about the upcoming event:
“Join us on November 15th, 2012 at the Whistler House Musuem of Art for an evening remembering Lowell educator and community leader Peter Stamas. Throughout his life, Peter S. Stamas was known as a man with many hats. Through his many varied roles as an educator and community leader, the former LHS headmaster and co-founder of both the Human Services Corporation and the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, lived a life dedicated to helping others, especially in his hometown. This November, ten years after his passing, Peter’s family, friends, colleagues and other interested Lowellians will join together to remember a man who truly set an example that celebrated both community and service in Lowell. The evening’s program will consist of several segments including speakers, panels, and a brief film, related to Peter’s work in the Lowell Public Schools, the Model Cities program, the Human Services Corporation, the Greater Lowell Community Foundation and other community initiatives. Remembering Peter Stamas: A Celebration of Community and Service is a presentation of the Moses Greeley Parker Lectures, the Hellenic Heritage and Culture Society, Greater Lowell Community Foundation and the Lowell Heritage Partnership.”
Speakers will include Marie Sweeney of this blog, former Lowell High Headmaster Bill Samaras, and others, including a panel of young leaders responding to the video and recollections of Peter in the first part of the program. This event is free and open to the public. If you enjoyed the Mary Sampas remembrance at the Parker Gallery a few months ago, you should put this on your calendar.