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Sons Positioned to Reach Membership Goal
By Sons of Pericles Supreme President John Ververis
As 2013 comes
to a close, the
Sons of Pericles
is off to a strong
start and is in a
good position to reach its ultimate goal
of 1,000 members. At the Governors
Conference we were able to initiate a
new chapter from Pittsburgh, Penn., and
in the next couple of months we look to
expand to some areas of interest, including: New York, California, Arizona,
Connecticut, Florida, and Ontario. We
are very excited to start new chapters
in these areas and will look to expand
our organization as other opportunities
emerge on through to the Supreme
Convention in New Orleans.
The first major national event for
the Sons of Pericles was its Inaugural
Basketball Tournament in Waterbury,
Conn. We had an excellent turnout and
everyone who attended had a great time.
The second basketball tournament, our
annual Greeks in LA Western Regional
Basketball Tournament, will take place
in Los Angeles on January 17-20, 2014.
Please contact the Supreme Lodge if you
are interested to participate.
In addition, our organization's efforts
to raise money for Friedreich's Attaxia
Research Alliance (FARA) have been quite
successful. Our first ever "High Rollers"
Raffle was a big success. One hundred
tickets were sold for $100 each. Also, we
will be selling 50/50 raffle tickets until
the Supreme Convention. Please make
an effort to support this worthy cause.
In addition, the Waterbury Sons chapter will host its Fifth Annual Dodgeball
Tournament to raise money for FARA.
The tournament will take place on
Saturday, January 11, 2014. Please contact me if you would like to participate.
The Sons of Pericles Supreme Lodge
is very proud of all of its chapters. We
look to build off this great start and continue to grow and strengthen this wonderful organization to new heights. Please
feel free to contact any Supreme Lodge
officer to discuss the Sons of Pericles. We
would love to start a chapter in your area.
I wish everyone a Happy New Year.
Proud to be a Son!
Visitations Focus on Membership Growth and Expansion
By Supreme Secretary Andreas Christou
The Sons of Pericles Supreme Lodge has been continuing its visitations focusing on Membership Growth and Expansion. On
Friday, October 25, Supreme President John Ververis, along with Supreme Secretary Andreas Christou and Supreme Governor
Nikolas Apostolou, attended the District 5 Sons of Pericles Annual Halloween Party. This event was held at St. George's Greek
Orthodox Church in Piscataway, N.J., and it served as an opportunity for Supreme Lodge members to meet the new District 5
Sons of Pericles Lodge, the only active District Lodge in our domain, as well as members from across New Jersey.
Supreme Governor Vasili Mallios attended the District 23 Fall Conference and CEGA Awards in Toronto, Ontario, on
November 2. He met with Sons of Pericles from the Toronto and Montreal Chapters as well as with prospective Sons from
Ottawa. Mallios also visited Sons Chapter 155 in Dallas, Texas, on November 9-10, where he initiated new members into the
chapter and held a joint workshop with the Sons and
Maids of Dallas.
In addition, Supreme Secretary Andreas Christou
has visited AHEPA chapters in the New York metropolitan area along with AHEPA District 6 Governor
Tom Dushas to try to grow the Sons of Pericles in
this area of high potential interest. AHEPA Chapters
170, Hempstead, N.Y., 326, Flushing, N.Y., and 405,
New Rochelle, N.Y., were visited by the Supreme
Secretary with the hopes of new members joining as
Dallas Sons of Pericles chapter visitation.
a result of the visitations.
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