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HOUSING In his remarks, Dr. Edward L. Pringle, Regional Field Office Director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), cited the many lessons learned throughout his life and from his parents. They all culminated in ways that applied to the efforts of the local Daughters in providing a place of comfort, security, and care for the disadvantaged elderly. Angelo Kostarides, president of the parAt the official Ribbon Cutting ceremony are (l-r): J. and C. Karthan, AMC Bd.; N. Vaughn, D54 Bd. dir.; N. Stratas, chairman; and D. Benos, dir., AMC Bd.; B. Maligas, D54 Bd. Tr.; M. Lymberry, D54 Bd. v.p.; P. Kaldis, PSG; Dr. E. Pringle; Reg. Dir. HUD; M. Verges, PGP, pres. D54 Bd.; Rev. D. Tagaropulos, Annunciation Cathedral; S. Papadopoulos, Sec., D54 Bd.; DOP GP Grossomanides; T. Pearson, A29 Bd. pres., D54 dir. member; Art Poly, president and CEO, AMC, which provides managers, maintenance personnel and oversight of the property; Dr. Barbara Manousso, who is experienced in elder mediation, elder care and is involved with aging health committees and services; Nick Stratas, chairman of the Board of ANHC which sponsored and supports both projects; and DOP Grand President Anna-Helene Grossomanides, all addressed the audience. All remarked of the excellent facility and the vital services that will be provided for the residents yet to come. Moreover, they extolled the leadership of President Verges and her hard working Board members. ent ANHC, of which President Verges is a vital part and has admirably served to develop two wonderful properties through her leadership. The ANHC works with each local owner corp. to accomplish its mission to provide affordable senior housing. Kostarides cited the changes occurring in the method of providing properties now and we are adapting to the changes. He cited the breadth of the program we now manage. He also acknowledged AHEPA Chapter 29's four buildings that also added 251 units locally. James G. Verges then presented an appropriate vocal rendition of the well-known Bless This House, asking for Divine assistance for this site and its residents and staff. Many of the attendees joined in with James. The final event in the community room was the service and official Blessing of the Apartments by Rev. Tagaropulos, and incidentally assisted by ANHC Director Nick Kallan and AMC President Poly, singing responses. The reverend, at the end of his service, sprinkled the attendees and throughout the building with the Holy Water created. Incredibly, as the attendees proceeded outside to the official Ribbon Cutting ceremony the building itself was blessed by the heavens with a very light sprinkling. The ribbon-cutting took place between the columns with many photos taken of VIPs, Daughters members, the DOP 54 Housing Board members, and the AMC Board. The final event was the tasty reception featuring all types of plentiful finger foods and beverages. Speaking at the dedication were (l-r): ANHC Chairman Nick Stratas, who is beside PGP Mary Verges, the emcee; ANHC Pres. Angelo Kostarides; and Dr. E. L. Pringle, regional field office director, HUD. 24 | THE AHEPAN ยท Winter 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The AHEPAN - Winter 2014

President's Message
AHEPA Family News
Our Commitment to the "E" in AHEPA
AHEPA Family Embarks on Capital Campaign for Saint Nicholas National Shrine
A Student Reflects on Her Journey to Greece Experience
Literary Corner
Civic Responsibility
Hellenic Cultural Commission
AHEPA Family Chapter News
In Memoriam

The AHEPAN - Winter 2014