The AHEPAN - Winter/Spring 2010 - 23
AhepA FAmily ChApteR News
Aristides Chapter 80, Lynn, Mass.—The chapter conducted initiations of three new brothers at its March 2010 meeting: Arthur Argeros, Paul Masouras and George Meimeteas (seated l-r). Also attending were Supreme Governor Alex Geourntas along with John Paragios, chapter secretary; Peter Katsos, chapter president; Anthony Pentikis, PDG and chapter vice president; Edward Hennessey, chapter treasurer and Theodore Paragios, PDG and past chapter president.
Alexander the Great Chapter 29, Houston— The chapter’s Educational Foundation gifted more than 70 bicycles to poor and underprivileged children in the northeast section of Houston. Dr. Nick Patzakis is the originator of this annual charity event. Foundation directors Roxane Dadinis, Nick Kritikos and Chris Ramas assisted.
AHEPA Chapter 151, Fresno, Calif.—The chapter held its annual Past Presidents and Awards Luncheon where past presidents Michael Makredes and Helen Sexton were honored for their services to their respective chapters. Past District 21 Governor Bill Booras presented 50-year pins to Brothers Chris E. Rockas, past supreme counselor; James Nicolaou and James Grousis. Brothers Paul Chiames and Nick Stamoulis were unable to attend. The chapter also welcomed two new Brothers, Dionysios (Dio) Stefanopoulos and Michael Angelos.
AHEPA Chapter 243, Santa Barbara, Calif.—The chapter sponsored 12 local young Greek Americans to participate in the inaugural Santa Barbara International Marathon held December 6, 2009. The chapter paid the registration fees and ordered team tshirts. It also had a booth presence at the marathon’s expo and Brothers distributed brochures to 5,000 persons at the finish line. The sponsorship served to promote the Greek heritage associated with the marathon and the diachronic values of the Olympic ideal to the community. All of the runners ran well and finished the race proudly.
AHEPA Mt. Hood Chapter 154, Portland, Ore.—Brothers Alex Christy and Bill Aspros met U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-5-OR). A wide range of topics were discussed, including the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Cyprus, and the Aegean Sea. The Brothers provided literature to Congressman Schrader, whose district includes Salem and Oregon City. The congressman expressed gratitude for bringing these issues to his attention.
AHEPA Chapter 35, Nashua, N.H.—In response to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti, he chapter donated $500 to the American Red Cross. Cos Marandos, Chapter 35 treasurer, made the presentation to Rebecca Justice, executive director of the local American Red Cross.