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aHePa FaMIly CHaPter news District 1 Chapter 498, Myrtle Beach, S.C. — The chapter presented St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church with a check for $22,500 to be used for the good of the Church. “What a wonderful gift and act of selflessness on behalf of AHEPA,” wrote George N. Spirakis, parish council president, in a letter to Chapter 498 President Pantelis Camposoulis. “I can only thank you for following the true meaning of AHEPA’s mission.” District 20 Disneyland Chapter 411, Anaheim, Calif. — The chapter rallied in support of Brother Alex Soles whose home was destroyed in a wildfire that devastated Southern California in November. Brother Soles was unharmed, but escaped with only the clothes on his back. A contingent of Chapter 411 members and friends assisted Brother Soles in rummaging through the remains of his home and salvaging some of Brother Soles’ possessions. Unfortunately, most of his prized possessions were lost. In December, the chapter raised funds to support Brother Soles. For more information, please visit Chapter 528, Palm Desert, Calif. — The chapter renamed its scholarship fund, announcing it will officially be called the “AHEPA Chapter 528-Fr. Theophilos Theophilos Scholarship Fund.” Father Theophilos served AHEPA for 65-plus years and understood the importance of youth receiving an education. Mychael Storton, Athena Trakadas, and Alexander Storton all received scholarships from the fund. The fund disbursed $2,000 in scholarships. Chapter 531, Antelope Valley, Calif. — The chapter has grown to 28 members since its founding in January 2007. Chapter Vice President Bill Koukourikos presented Brother Peter Zorba, a war veteran and United States Marine, with a $1,500 for the local Toys-for-Tots campaign. District 14 Chapter 192, Des Moines, Iowa — The chapter proudly welcomes two new members, Brothers Dr. Nader Adjluni and Dean Hackett. They are pictured with Chapter 192 President Harry Zubulake (center). Region 3 Hosts Cooley’s, Journey to Greece Benefit Region 3, encompassing New York, New Jersey, and Delaware, hosted a dinner benefiting AHEPA’s Cooley’s Anemia Foundation and the Educational Foundation’s Journey to Greece Program. Supreme Governor Louis Arvanitis spearheaded the event, which raised $10,000 for each program, and donated the resources of Graycliff Catering. More than Fanoula Gulas and Louis Arvanitis. 350 persons attended. “Brother Arvanitis demonstrated great vision, leadership, and fellowship in helping AHEPA fulfill its mission,” said Supreme President Ike Gulas. Supreme Secretary Dr. John Grossomanides, Jr., and Executive Director Basil Mossaidis represented Supreme President Gulas. Cooley’s Anemia Chairwoman Fanoula Gulas also attended and spoke passionately about the search to find a cure for the deadly blood disease. DISTRICT 14 CHAPTER 192 Pericles Chapter 270, St. Paul, Minn. — On two occasions, Ahepans from the chapter visited the fire-ravaged village of Artemitha-Zacharo, Elias, Greece where 14 people lost their lives to the wildfires. The first visit was soon after the destruction occurred. The second visit happened a year later to comfort the families of those who lost their lives and to deliver to three fire victims a contribution of $2,800. DISTRICT 14 CHAPTER 270 Winter 2009 the ahepan 3

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

The AHEPAN - Winter 2009
Presidents’ Messages
AHEPA Family News
Book Review
Special Report: Greek Independence Day
The 87th Supreme Convention in Magestic San Francisco
Ahepan on the Rise in South Carolina’s Executive Branch
Liberty Ship Arrives In Athens; Will Serve as a Floating Museum
Civic Responsibility
AHEPA Athletic 2009 Calendar
AHEPA Family Chapter News
In Memoriam

The AHEPAN - Winter 2009