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AHEPA FAMILY CHAPTER NEWS

District 3
Lord Baltimore Chapter 364
Baltimore, Md.
Col. John E. Gavrilis, chief of Police, Maryland Transit
Administration, received a proclamation from Governor
Larry Hogan honoring his service and his police department's efforts as part of National Law Enforcement day,
Jan. 8, 2016. Col. Gavrilis has served four Maryland
gubernatorial administrations. During his tenure with
Maryland Transit Police, John has been credited with
significantly reducing crime and making the transit
system one of the safest in the country. He also received
commendation for bravery that included his undercover role in arresting the Ku Klux Klan in Maryland.
Also in January, the chapter commemorated its Legacy
Members for their years of extended membership and
service, as well as celebrating the Joint Cutting of the
Vasilopita with Worthington Chapter 30 brethren and
their family members. In December the chapter held its
15th annual 2015 Kennedy Krieger Christmas Party to
serve food and give presents to all the children and their
families who need to spend the holidays at Kennedy
Krieger, an institute dedicated to helping children and
adolescents with disorders of the brain.

District 5
Alexander Hamilton Chapter 54
Paramus, N.J.
In 2015, the chapter presented scholarship
awards totaling $14,000 to 43 students,
including thirteen Greek school graduates
from St. Athanasios in Paramus, three Greek
school graduates from Ascension in Fairview,
and five Greek school graduates from St.
George in Clifton. The chapter also celebrated
its 90th anniversary. At its Sixth Annual
Awards & Scholarship Dinner and 90th
Chapter Anniversary, the chapter also recognized a diverse selection of top students: three
participated in the 2014 Hellenic History
Tournament, one attended AHEPAcademy
in Washington, D.C., and nineteen graduated
from high schools across the state.
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Monroe Chapter 75, New Brunswick, N.J., Thomas
Jefferson Chapter 280, Westfield, N.J., and Raritan Chapter
288, Perth Amboy, N.J.
Brothers from Chapters 75,
280, and 288 visited Life
Member Brother George
Bratsano, who currently
resides at the N.J. Veterans
Home in Edison. Brother
Bratsano's son, Stamatis,
also joined the brothers, who
presented Brother Bratsano
with his 65-year membership
pin (he is a 67-year member).
Brother George was overjoyed to see his fellow Ahepans, who spent quality time with him. Brother George
is a World War II Veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy and the Navy Reserve.
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