The AHEPAN - Winter 2013 - (Page 19)

PERICLEAN 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. Winter 2013 ยท THE AHEPAN | 19

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

President's Message
AHEPA Family News
AHEPA Commends 2013 National Scholarship Recipients
A Worthwhile Week
My Volunteer Vacation in Crete
Civic Responsibility
The Periclean
AHEPA Family Chapter News
Literary Corner
In Memoriam

The AHEPAN - Winter 2013