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Our Purpose


To promote the general well being of our members and empower them to become effective and responsible citizens with faith and dedication to the principles of the Constitution of the United States of America.

To cultivate and preserve our unique cultural heritage as Himarriotans and descendants of Himarriotans, and to keep alive the traditions, customs, and moral principles inherited by our forefathers.

To advance by any legal, peaceful and democratic means the preservation of the unique status of Himarra as a bastion of Hellenism and Orthodoxy which has survived throughout the centuries.

To assist our fellow Himarriotans in Himarra, be they of Greek or Albanian ethnic descent, in their struggle to realize the full rights and freedoms to which they are justly due.

To promote acts of charity and philanthropy, with a main objective to assist the charitable foundations, the churches, and schools of Himarra and those of the United States which benefit our members.

Our Mission

The HIMARRIOTON SOCIETY OF AMERICA, “H XEIMAPPA” is a non-profit organization dedicated to the cultivation and preservation of Himarriotic culture, heritage and history, and to making a positive difference in the lives of our members. The Society strives to promote the rights and interests of Himarriotans, both in the United States and in our native homeland of Himarra, Albania, through the realization of patriotic, charitable, philanthropic, educational, and cultural endeavors.

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Latest News Releases

On March 10th, 2019, our society held its first Board elections following the Society’s establishment on May 15, 2016. Following deliberations of achievements accomplished in the last 3-year term, the election process started and the new elected President of the Society is Anna Noti.  In serving as president of the Himarrioton Society in New York for the last three years, I want to thank all the board members that served and all the society members that contributed in laying the … read more

The NY Chapter of the Himarrioton Society of America hosts an informative meeting on the ancestral and community property issues affecting the region of Himarra with guests local representatives from Himarra.