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Clockwise: SP Frangos presents Brother Kefalides with the Ahepan of the Year Award. Economidis is presented with the Aristotle Award. ANHC
President Kostarides presents MOA GP Socaris with a grant. SP Frangos passionately delivers his farewell address. Keynote Speaker Archbishop
Demetrios speaks about the seminal moment that was about to take place in Greece's history, the referendum vote. Kostarides presents SP
Frangos with a grant.

"Mr. Economidis is a dedicated Hellene and Ahepan who
shares AHEPA's commitment to all facets of its mission,
including philanthropy, education, family and individual excellence," Supreme President Frangos said. "From his professional
achievements, to his love for Hellenic ideals and religious freedom, to his charitable and volunteer work in the community,
AHEPA is thrilled to present Mr. Economidis with this well-deserved honor. We are proud to count him as an Ahepan because
he truly fulfills the organization's mission on a daily basis."
In acceptance, Economidis complimented AHEPA stating
the award was a testament to the organization and its members.
"It was Ahepans who paved the way for our success and
achievements," he said. "AHEPA helped us as immigrants along
the way to painting a canvas and the canvas has become a
portrait."
He added Greek American will continue to thrive, but to do
so, will require the involvement of our youth.
"We must inspire our youth, give them a Voice, to continue
the canvas," Economidis said.
In conclusion, he stated AHEPA has left an indelible
imprint, having changed his life. He met his wife, Cynthia, at
the 1965 AHEPA Supreme Convention in Athens, Greece. In
2014, she passed away. Economides dedicated the award to
her memory.
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The banquet program also featured a commemoration
of the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Daughters of
Penelope. A video compilation of the organization's highlights
over its 85 years as well as an anniversary cake was provided.
The audience received inspirational remarks from His
Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, who delivered the Keynote
Address. Consul General of Greece to San Francisco Dimitrios
Xenitellis also delivered remarks. His Eminence Metropolitan
Gerasimos of San Francisco also attended. Past Supreme
President Ike Gulas served as the Master of Ceremonies.
In addition, AHEPA family leaders offered remarks, including: Supreme President Phillip T. Frangos, Daughters of
Penelope Grand President Anna-Helene Grossomanides, Sons
of Pericles Supreme President Jimmy Googas, Maids of Athena
Grand President Deana Socaris, and Chairman of the Board of
Trustees Nicholas A. Karacostas, PSP, who also oversaw the
presentation of donations to Archbishop Demetrios for Saint
Nicholas National Shrine at World Trade Center.
In farewell remarks, Supreme President Frangos thanked
all the program speakers and noted the substance of their
remarks. He also took the opportunity to comment on the significance of what was about to transpire for Greece-on the eve
of a historic referendum vote to determine essentially if Greece
stayed or exited the euro.
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