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District 8

District 7
Elpis Chapter 117, New Britain, Conn.
For the first time a Greek American, Brother Harry Sitilides, was
inducted in the Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame, which celebrates
the diverse Ethnic Heritage of Connecticut's Citizens by inducting outstanding individuals
who exemplify the best of
their immigrant heritage
and who have distinguished
themselves through their
contribution to the cultural, economic and/or civic
development of the community. Sitilides was born
in Ayia Kyriaki, Kastoria,
Greece and was raised there
cultivating tobacco on the
family farm. Under parental
guidance, he learned about
love, care, cooperation and
civic responsibility. Kastoria
was the capital of the fur trade in Europe, and he dreamed of having a business of his own. He dropped out of school at age 17 and
joined his brother in New York City, living with an uncle. There,
he attended the Fashion Institute of New York, studying to be a
fashion designer and studied for the GED at the same time at night.
He worked as a designer for two firms on Seventh Avenue before
eventually fulfilling his dream. Brother Sitilides is a member of the
Hartford Urban League; a V.P. and Board member of CCARC, which
supports disabled persons; the Lions Club; and he supports the
Philoptochos and YMCA with fashion shows. He has also lectured
students at the local university encouraging them to seek their
dreams. Pictured: PDG Jack Isaac presents Harry Sitilides with the
Immigrant Award at his induction.

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Hellas Chapter 102, Lowell, Mass.
The chapter initiated 11 men into the Order on
Jan. 12, 2015. Pictured (l-r): Nicholas Vergados,
John Brouilette, Thomas Pantely, Raymond J.
Hamel, William Pappaconstantinou, Christos
Yianopoulos, Nicholas Kouloungis, George
Vergados, Konstantinos Kalabokis, Marc Galuzian,
and Dr. Sotirios Diamantis.

District 9

AHEPA Chapter 244, Burlington, Vt.
The chapter honored local veterans in a ceremony held at Dormition Greek Orthodox Church,
Burlington, November 17, 2014. Forty-three veterans, or family members who represented them,
were honored for their service. Veterans were
honored from World War I to present day conflicts, including veterans from allied nations. The
veterans received a medal with the word "Victory"
attached to a red ribbon commemorating the
event as a token of the community's sincere gratitude for their sacrifices.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The AHEPAN - Spring 2015

President’s Message
AHEPA Family News
Saint Nicholas Campaign Off to Promising Start, Grassroots Momentum Builds
AHEPA Supreme Convention Preview
A Tale of One Hellene’s Appreciation for President Truman
Education
Periclean
Literary Corner
Commentary & Opinion
Civic Responsibility
Housing
Athletics
AHEPA Family Chapter News
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The AHEPAN - Spring 2015 - President’s Message
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The AHEPAN - Spring 2015 - Saint Nicholas Campaign Off to Promising Start, Grassroots Momentum Builds
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The AHEPAN - Spring 2015 - AHEPA Supreme Convention Preview
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