In January 2009, the Ladies Philoptochos Society of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, in Houston, Texas, invited the author to be the guest speaker at its annual Membership Meeting and Brunch. The Cathedral's periodical, "The Annunciator," carried the following notice, composed by the then Philoptochos President, Ms. Mary Poulos:
"Our program will include a presentation by Larry Odzak, author of "Demetrios Is Now Jimmy." Dr. Odzak has compiled information about the settlement of Greek immigrants in the southern United States in the early 1900s. They came from Greece and Ottoman occupied Asia Minor and established themselves, adjusting rapidly to life in the New South. The story will touch many of you! A book signing will follow Dr. Odzak's presentation."