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experience and expressed her appreciation for the opportunity.
"I've truly grown from the experience." The forum also served
as a brainstorming session to help expand AHEPA's educational
programming through the Foundation.
Moreover, the Daughters of Penelope presented Shannon
Miller with its "Salute to Women" Award, July 28. Miller is one
of the most decorated gymnasts in American history. In acceptance, she spoke about the spirit of Olympism and what it has
meant to her in her life.

Basile Katsikis Honored at 94th Grand Banquet
AHEPA hosted its 94th Grand Banquet, the pinnacle event of
the Supreme Convention, July 28. The Grand Banquet serves to
honor excellence in the community as well as dedication from
within the AHEPA family of organizations.
This year, the principal honoree was Mr. Basile Katsikis,
comedian, entertainer, and voice talent; who received the
2016 AHEPA Academy of Achievement Award in the Arts. Past
Supreme President Ike Gulas and then Supreme President
John Galanis presented him with the award, thanking "Basile
the Comedian" for bringing communities together through
comedy and laughter and for his charitable giving. Among the
many charitable causes Basile has raised funds for is AHEPA's
Cooley's Anemia Foundation, which is chaired by Gulas.
"Mr. Katsikis is a dedicated Hellene and Ahepan who
shares AHEPA's commitment to all facets of its mission, most
notably, philanthropy," Galanis said. "From his professional
achievements to his charitable work in the community, AHEPA
is thrilled to present him with this well-deserved honor. We
are proud to count Mr. Katsikis as an Ahepan because he truly
fulfills the organization's mission on a daily basis."
In acceptance, Katsikis issued the plea, "We need to give
back, and pay it forward," noting the immense need for community service programs and charitable giving in the world
today.
The audience also received inspirational words from His
Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, who
spoke fondly of AHEPA's work in the community for 94 years.
His Eminence appealed for the AHEPA family to use this
Top to Bottom: Supreme President Galanis presents Katsikis with
the Academy of Achievement Award in the Arts. IOCC Development
Officer Lou Zagami accepts a $10,000 donation from AHEPA. Supreme
President Galanis presents Brother Papadopoulos with the National
Ahepan of the Year Award. Past Supreme President Scofield provided
eloquent remarks in acceptance of the AHEPA Lifetime Achievement
Award.

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