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MISSION STATEMENT


        The Pancretan Association of America (PAA) is a national organization comprised of members who support and perpetuate Cretan culture through scholarship, educational, cultural and philanthropic programs for those in the United States, Canada and in Crete.  Founded by descendants from Crete, the PAA strives to promote the rich historical significance of the island, while also preserving its “philoxenia” and “philotimo.”