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" E
pic " was the adjective most often used
to describe the historic 2021 AHEPA
Family Supreme Convention held in
Athens, Greece.
Although often overused in society
today, epic certainly fit the description
for a Supreme Convention that was extraordinary in its size and
scope, thanks, in part, to the splendor of Athens and the support
of the Greek government and U.S. Embassy in Athens, and the
AHEPA family members who endured a stubborn pandemic to
visit and support Greece during a crucial tourism season.
In the spirt of the late Michael Constantine (aka Kostas
Portokalos), getting to the etymology of epic, from Greek,
" epikos, " meaning a tale, story, or poetry in heroic verse; the convention
will be remembered as epic for another reason. Athens
will serve as the springboard from where AHEPA will write the
next 100 years of its story.
The delegates of the 99th Supreme Convention began that
task by conducting the business of the Order and electing Jimmy
Kokotas, Brooklyn, N.Y., as their supreme president. Kokotas ran
unopposed in elections that were held Friday, July 30, 2021.
" It is an honor and privilege to be elected AHEPA supreme
president, " Supreme President Kokotas said, thanking the delegates
who entrusted him with serving the highest office of the
Order.
In his initial remarks, Supreme President Kokotas also gave
thanks to all those individuals who made it possible for him to
reach this high point of his life, specifically citing his parents,
who worked 80 to 100 hours a week.
AHEPA kicked-off the week's events with a wreath-laying ceremony
at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
AHEPA Family Leadership (l-r): SOP Supreme President Noitsis,
Supreme President Kokotas, DOP Grand President Bizoukas, and
MOA Grand President Pantelous.
He also spoke about the task at-hand, which is to begin shaping
the next 100 years of AHEPA as the Order approaches its
centennial year of existence. Kokotas added that AHEPA chapters
are " the greatness of the Order. "
Meet Supreme President Demetrios Kokotas
Brother Demetrios " Jimmy " Kokotas is a 17-year member of
AHEPA Chapter 200, Coney Island, N.Y. As supreme president, his
responsibilities include being the chief executive officer and principal
spokesperson of the entire AHEPA domain, which includes
the United States, Canada, and chapters in Europe. Prior to his
election to the office of Supreme President, he served AHEPA
in numerous national, district, and chapter leadership positions,
including three terms as supreme vice president. Kokotas mentored
our community's emerging leaders as National Sons of
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