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housiNg ANHC Reaches from Coast to Coast with Dedication of San Bernardino Property By George Anagnostos, PSS SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF.– Two dreams were brought to realization with the culmination of a single event: the Ahepans of Arrowhead Chapter 302, San Bernardino, formally dedicated their 90-unit apartment building in the HUD 202 program for the low-income elderly on March 5, 2009; the AHEPA National Housing Corp. (ANHC) which had co-sponsored the project, realized its goal of expanding its properties from coast to coast. The previous westward push had progressed as far as Iowa and New Mexico. The dedication marks the ANHC’s 76th completed property with 12 other properties in various stages of completion. The property received total grants of $12.7 million from HUD and with assistance from the City of San Bernardino, the chapter and over 30 individuals. In the words of Dr. Anthony Theodorou, president of the San Bernardino 302 Apartments Board, the location has a spectacular seasonal view of the San Bernardino Mountains, ranging from lush green to snow-capped white. The building contains a large community room, library, gym, computer room, arts and crafts room, and also a large garden area on the property. The dedication ceremonies were directed by President Theodorou and Arrowhead Chapter 302 President George Dafnis who welcomed the large number of attendees. Presenting remarks were San Bernardino Mayor P. J. Morris; Councilman D. Baxter; District 20 PDG P. Triantafyllos; Supreme Governor N. Perdaris; Grand President B. S. Wolf; HUD Project Manager M. Carrasco; Art Poly, representing ANHC; P. Hulse, AMC president and the dedication main speaker Metropolitan Gerasimos, San Francisco Metropolis Regina McCuen is the property manager and Dale Parsons is the AMC regional manager. Following the Metropolitan’s blessing of the building and the ribbon cutting ceremonies to officially open the building, the Board hosted a dinner for the distinguished guests, Ahepans, Daughters and residents. Members of the Board in addition to President Theodorou include G, Dafnis, vice pres.; G. Alexandres, secretary; J. Stamos, treasurer; and Directors E. Poulopoulos, J. Zavela and L. Spanos. At Left: Dignitaries cut the ribbon. From left, John Stamos, Board; Grand President Barbara Stavis Wolf; Demetra Gallanes, pres. Amphitrite Chapter 151; George Dafnis, Board vice pres.; Nick Perdaris, Supreme Governor; Metropolitan Gerasimos; Dr. A. Theodorou, Board pres.; John Triantafyllos, PDG; and Ilias Poulopoulos, Board. Center: The San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce presented the AHEPA 302 Apartments with an award for the category “Best New Construction” at a dinner January 28, 2009. Receiving the Chamber Award are Board members, from left, J. Stamos, treasurer; Dr. Theodorou, pres.; G. Dafnis, vice pres.; G. Alexandres, secretary and I. Poulopoulos, director. At Right: More ribbon cutting. From left, John Stamos, Board treasurer; Art Poly, ANHC; Patrick Morris, San Bernardino mayor; Metropolitan Gerasimos, San Francisco Metropolis; Mary Ann Carrasco, HUD Los Angeles; and Paul Hulse, AMC pres. ANHC, as the national sponsor, and the following chapters, are among those vying for the expected available area units in the FY 2009 HUD program: A53-IV St. Louis, Mo. – 36 units; D54 Houston – 45 units; D60 Mishawaka, Ind. – 50 units; A88 Warren, Ohio – 50 units; A268 Spartanburg, S.C. – 34 units; A489-II New Port Richey, Fla. – 49 units. Maximum units for one sponsor is set at 10% of the national total units available and is 313. An additional 50-unit project is being studied. the ahepan Summer 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The AHEPAN - Summer 2009

The AHEPAN - Summer 2009
Supreme President’s Message
AHEPA Family News
AHEPA Goes Green
One Mission. . .One Fraternity. . .One AHEPA
AHEPA Answers the Call to Public Service
AHEPA Family Chapter News
Book Review

The AHEPAN - Summer 2009