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AhepA FAmily chApter News Connecticut Appellate Court after 10 years of service to the Court. Brother Mihalakos was the first Greek-American attorney appointed to the Judiciary in Connecticut, and also the first to be elevated to the Appellate Court. Brother Mihalakos was introduced by Brother Gregory J. Stamos of Chapter 98, Orange, Conn. Stamos cited Judge Mihalakos’ outstanding public service and considered him a tremendous role model and mentor. Chapter 35, attended a screening of Nia Vardalos’ recently released movie, My Life in Ruins, at the Southdale AMC Theatre. District 4 DOP Ionian Chapter 196, Lancaster, Pa.— The chapter is celebrating its 60th anniversary with several events taking place in 2009. In February, the chapter was honored at a coffee fellowship held at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. One of the chapter’s founding members, Barbara Valavanes, is editing a book that features folk sayings from throughout villages and islands in Greece. Several chapter members have also contributed to the book’s preparation. Additionally, a gala affair was held June 20 to mark the 60th anniversary. Over its history, Chapter 196 has donated to the Lancaster Food Bank, the Neo-Natal Unit at Women’s and Babies Hospital, and presented scholarship awards to students attending the Technical Institute in Mount Joy. Also, the chapter has gifted more than 35 Jared Boxes to the Penn State-Hershey Campus Oncology Unit for terminally ill children. District 19 AHEPA Chapter 254, Boise, Idaho—The chapter is proud to announce the awarding of scholarships to seven students in the Treasure Valley area. The awardees are: Veronia Rafla, Mike Raymondi, Eric Larsen, William Kinnas, Samantha Tsarnas, Yustina Rafla, and Andrew Kinnas. The chapter is pleased to be able to help the youth achieve their academic dreams. District 11 AHEPA Chapter 303, Mansfield, Ohio— Brother Victor Kademenos, a past Buckeye District 11 governor, was recently inducted as a Fellow into the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers for 2009. This is a honor presented to only 33 attorneys nationwide who have distinguished themselves in the field of workers’ compensation. Moreover, Kademenos has been selected by Law & Politics as one of Ohio’s Super Lawyers for 2009, making this the sixth consecutive year he has received such recognition. He is a senior partner of the law firm Calhoun, Kademenos & Childress. Brother Kademenos also served as past a president and secretary of Chapter 303. District 20 AHEPA Chapter 243, Santa Barbara, Calif.—Forty-year Ahepan Alex P. Haimanis chaired an event in support of the Orthodox Missions program. Over the past 21 years, Brother Haimanis’ work has resulted in approximately $2 million in support of Orthodox Missions programs. In February, he organized a “Concert for Tanzania” to raise funds for a church project in a remote village. With generous contributions from the community, more than $75,000 was raised. In a separate news item, the chapter hosted a joint District 20 visitation with Brothers from Ventura Chapter 220. There, Consul General Dimitris Caramitsos-Tziras was the guest just prior to his leaving to assume a post at the United Nations. District 7 AHEPA Chapter 48, Waterbury, Conn.— The Honorable Judge Socrates H. Mihalakos, a 30-year member of AHEPA, had the honor of having his portrait unveiled and hung at the Connecticut Appellate Court in Hartford, Conn., on May 15, 2009. Judge Mihalakos served as a Superior Court Judge for 15 years, and recently retired as a Judge of the District 14 AHEPA Chapter 66, Minneapolis—The chapter, along with Daughters of Penelope DISTRICT 4 CHAPTER 196 DISTRICT 7 CHAPTER 48 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