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AHEPA FAMILY CHAPTER NEWS

District 2

District 4
Black Diamond Chapter 55, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Pinellas Chapter 356, Clearwater, Fla.
The chapter presented nine students with scholarship
awards. Each scholarship award was $1,000. More than
75 persons attended the presentation. The 2015 honorees were (l-r): James Tanton, Faye Konstantinidis, Eleni
Mavres, Sofia Konstantinidis, Emmanuel Konstantinidis,
Elena Mighion, Stephanie Caros, Christiana Pantelides,
and Mitchell Pantelides. In addition, three of the recipients, Eleni Mavres, Sofia Konstantinidis and Mitchell
Pantelides, were also awarded $500 scholarships by
AHEPA Citrus District 2.

AHEPA Chapter 394,
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
The chapter celebrated the 100th birthday of Brother
John Bezentakos-Baker, who was born July 6, 1915 in
Washington, DC to Greek immigrants George and Efthemia
Bezantakos. Supreme Governor Demetrios Kirkiles presented Brother John with a Certificate of Merit for his
services from the Supreme Lodge. He also received a
Certificate from District 2 Governor Kostas Sofikitis. All
Ahepans present thanked Brother John for his service and
appreciated what he and his generation went through.

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The chapter held a testimonial dinner in honor of Brother
George P. Papadoplos, at Annunciation Greek Orthodox
Church, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., June 6, 2015. District 4 Governor
Nick Voutsakis paid tribute to Brother George for his 66
years of dedicated service and devotion to the Order, holding
offices at the local, district, and national levels. Wilkes-Barre
Mayor Thomas Leighton also presented him with a proclamation declaring June 6, 2015 as George P. Papadoplos Day.

Gust C. Kraras Chapter 61, Reading, Pa.
The chapter recently celebrated its 90th anniversary and
renamed the chapter in honor of a longtime member of
the Order. The chapter had been known as William Penn
Chapter No. 61 since its chartering on March 16, 1925. It is
now known as the Gust C. Kraras Chapter No. 61. Kraras,
a prominent Berks County businessman and civic leader,
has been an Ahepan for 70 years and served as District 5
Governor. He recently transferred back to the chapter, where
he was instrumental in spearheading a membership drive
that made the chapter one of the largest in the country.
Chapter 61 has been named "Chapter of the Year" in District
4 for the past four years in a row.

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