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AHEPA FAMILY CHAPTER NEWS
Polikos Aster Chapter CJ8, Winnipeg, Alberta
The Greek Flag was raised by the City of Winnipeg at City Hall on Oct. 28, 2013 to commemorate Oxi Day. There was a large
crowd of Greek community members to witness the ceremony on the crisp autumn morning. AHEPA Polikos Aster Chapter
CJ8 (District 24) coordinated the event. Pictured are (l-r): City of Winnipeg Commissionaire, AHEPA President Mr. Perry Ginakes,
Mayor Sam Katz and Councilor Grant Nordman stand at the flagpole at City Hall. Members of AHEPA Polikos Aster Chapter CJ8
(District 24) and the Greek Community are in attendance.
Alexander Rassogianis Pens Memoir of Summers in Michigan
Memorable and humorous events of four friends is artfully rendered in 'Return to Glenlord'
Author Alexander Rassogianis, an
Ahepan from Garfield Chapter 203,
pays tribute to his childhood and Greek
heritage in his new memoir, "Return
to Glenlord: Memories of Michigan
Summers" (published by iUniverse), an
homage to his family and friends who
shared their summers together.
"The book includes a Greek community from Chicago which transported
itself every summer to Berrien County,
Mich.," writes Rassogianis. "It was a
community within a community."
Rassogianis and his family spent
their summers in Michigan during the
1950s and '60s. The book chronicles
the lost era of Michigan resorts, which
no longer exist and the adventures of
Rassogianis and his three friends as
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they visit amusement parks and outdoor theaters. Rassogianis reminisces
about his excursions to Glenlord Beach
and how he fell in love six times before
the age of 12.
An excerpt from "Return to
"I never thought about the future during
those years. I never pictured myself as
being grown-up. To think that someday I would be my father's age never
entered my mind. He was 'old,' I was
young, and that's all there was to it! I
believed that my summers with my
friends Alkie, Angelo, and Jimmy
would never end."
Through his book, Rassogianis
hopes to stir up feelings of nostalgia
and fond memories of childhood in his
readers. "I believe that most of us enjoy
a nostalgic look back to our youth
when we were carefree, I thought it
would last forever." More information
can be found at www.alexanderrassogianis.com.
a bachelor's degree
in history and political science from
and a master's degree in history from
the University of Wisconsin. He taught
history in Chicago.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The AHEPAN - Winter 2013
AHEPA Family News
AHEPA Commends 2013 National Scholarship Recipients
A Worthwhile Week
My Volunteer Vacation in Crete
AHEPA Family Chapter News
The AHEPAN - Winter 2013