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ahePa family ChaPter news the youngest member of the underground (MO4), supplying intelligence to British forces. He later joined the British-constituted raiding forces, attacking the Germans throughout the region until Greece’s liberation in 1944. After WWII, he helped build an elite “Green Beret” unit to fight communist guerillas in Greece and commanded over 100 major operations, earning Greece’s highest award for valor seven times. In the early 1960s, he settled in northern Virginia and worked for the D.C. government as a field engineer, helping to construct the Roosevelt Bridge. Ultimately, Brother Vissides started his own engineering construction business, Structural Systems Technology, Inc., which he operated for 17 years. and author of the best selling book “The Reluctant Spy,” Brother John Kyriakou, on Apr. 21, 2010. Brother Kyriakou, a former CIA agent, provided an insiders’ perspective on the water boarding controversy. The presentation was held in conjunction with the AHEPA meeting at St. Luke’s Greek Orthodox Church in Broomall, Pa. Brother Kyriakou, who has recently completed interviews on MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN, signed copies of his book. He was joined by Supreme Treasurer Col. Nick P. Vamvakias. District 1 William Helis Chapter 310, Mobile, Ala.— Ahepans and the residents of their sixth HUD senior housing property collected items for the children of Haiti, who were devastated by a January earthquake. Brother Nick Stratas chaired the AHEPA for Haiti’s Kids Drive. District 5 District 3 Col. Peter N. Derzis Chapter 438, Arlington, Va.—The chapter mourned the passing of Brother Matthew Vissides on Jan. 19, 2010. During World War II, Brother Vissides became John G. Thevos District 5, New Jersey and Delaware—The district visited the New Jersey State House for a press conference with Governor Chris Christie at a press conference to honor the anniversary of Greek Independence. Governor Christie issued a proclamation to AHEPA honoring District 4 AHEPA Thermopylae Chapter 445, Upper Darby, Pa.—The chapter hosted Ahepan 2010 AHEPA ATHLETIC CALENDAR — Regional and National Events Date July 13 July 15 July 15 July 23 July 28 August September September 26 October 11 November 17 November 17 March 28, 2011 Event Athletic Dept - daily meetings National Ahepa Invitational BB- NAIBT Athletic Dept. Awards Luncheon National Softball Denver Mile High Reg Golf Mid- Central Reg Golf NE Regional Golf SE REG Golf Mid- Eastern Golf Peter Clentzos Team Golf Championship National Regional Golf Championship Monthe Kofos Memorial Natl Golf City Montreal, Canada Montreal, Canada Montreal, Canada Houston, TX Denver, CO Akron, OH NY or CT Largo, FL Columbia, SC TBD TBD Phoenix, AZ Venue site National Convention National Convention Noon - 2PM Blackburn Fields Cherry Creek Rawiga Country Club TBD INNISBROOK Crinkentree Country Club Biloxi, MS or Innisbrook, FL Biloxi, MS or Innisbrook, FL Gold Canyon Golf Resort contact Spiros Siaggas — Costa Papademetriou — Spiros Siaggas — Mike Spartalis — John Touris — Charles Mardis DDS — Chris Atsaves — Gus Pantelides — Likie Beleos — Chris Atsaves — Chris Atsaves — Spiros Siaggas — Summer 2010 the ahepan 27

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The AHEPAN - Summer 2010

The AHEPAN - Summer 2010
Table of Contents
Supreme President’s Message
Daughters of Penelope President’s Message
Sons and Maids Presidents’ Messages
AHEPA Family News
Book Review
Annual Excursion Continues to Build Bridges, Seek Solutions
United We Serve
Chicago’s Regional Salute Banquet Inspires, Honors Many from Midwest
Civic Responsibility
2010 Athletics Calendar
AHEPA Family Chapter News
In Memoriam

The AHEPAN - Summer 2010