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ORLANDO PROVIDES A "UNIVERSAL" BLAST! ANTHONY KOUZOUNIS ELECTED SUPREME PRESIDENT By Executive Director Basil N. Mossaidis T he 91st AHEPA Supreme Convention may have been held at the beautiful Italian village-themed Loews Portofino Bay at Universal Orlando, adjacent to the theme park that pays homage to movie blockbusters such as Harry Potter, Despicable Me, E.T., and Transformers; but it was AHEPA's philanthropic programs that addressed real-world needs that took center stage during the week. Amid the thrills provided by a Hollywood-inspired universe of adventure, Brother Anthony Kouzounis, of Houston, also took center stage as AHEPA delegates representing chapters from the United States, Canada, Greece, and Bulgaria elected him Supreme President for the 2013-14 administrative year. Brother Kouzounis ran unopposed in elections that were held August 23, 2013. "It is an honor to be elected AHEPA Supreme President," Kouzounis said. "The community continues to face a multitude of challenges that are important to address as the need for community service is relentless, both in the United States and abroad, and the promotion of Hellenic ideals will always be a priority." He added, "I am excited to work with our seasoned Supreme Lodge and our membership to address these challenges and keep 1 | THE AHEPAN · Fall 2013 AHEPA on the steady path set forth by my predecessors in a spirit true to our mission." Kouzounis is a member of Alexander the Great Chapter 29, Houston. He has served AHEPA in numerous leadership positions including two terms as supreme vice president and all offices at the district and chapter levels. As supreme president, Kouzounis' responsibilities include being the chief executive officer, and principal spokesperson, of the entire AHEPA domain, which includes the United States, Canada, and chapters in Europe. The supreme president has served the Houston community as president of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, president and executive committee member of the Hellenic Cultural Center of the Southwest, and founder and co-chairman of the Houston-Athens Marathon Exchange. Brother Kouzounis has received numerous accolades but his most prized is the "Saint Andrew Medal for Community Service" awarded to him by Archbishop Iakovos. Supreme President Kouzounis has led a successful real estate management firm for more than 35 years. He is married to Mildred Ann Roché.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The AHEPAN - Fall 2013

President's Message
AHEPA Family News
Orlando Provides A "Universal" Blast!
Remembering Dawson
The Periclean
Civic Responsibility
AHEPA Family Chapter News
In Memoriam

The AHEPAN - Fall 2013