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AHEPA FAMILY CHAPTER NEWS District 24 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. LITERARY CORNER 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 28 | THE AHEPAN ยท Winter 2013 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 Glenlord" "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 About the Author Brother Alexander Rassogianis earned a bachelor's degree in history and political science from Elmhurst College 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

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