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the periCleAN —the VOiCe OF the sONs OF periCles Membership Triples as Result of New Initiative As 2010 comes to a close, the Sons of Pericles continued the growth that it has gained over the past few years. Almost tripling our membership over the past year, new Sons have been introduced into the Order all across the country in places such as: Montreal, Canada; Chicago, Gainesville, Florida; Upper Darby, Pennsylvania; and Bridgeport, Connecticut; just to name a few. This new growth is the result of a new initiative in our Order and AHEPA where new members between the ages of fourteen to seventeen are allowed to join at no cost and members eighteen and up obtain dual membership in the Sons of Pericles and AHEPA. This initiative was successfully spearheaded by our National Advisor, Chris Economides, Jr., at the 2010 National Convention. Looking ahead, we plan to continue to strive toward achieving the goals of our Order (promoting Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Athletics) through a variety of events. Some of these events include, an essay contest, our annual National Project, regional basketball tournaments, and volunteering in our local communities. Details about all of our events and accomplishments can be found on our website ( The Sons of PericlesSupreme Lodge will bring in the New Year with even more momentum and enthusiasm than we ended with Spiro Nicolopoulos in 2010. We are fully committed to the success of our Order and the AHEPA family. The Sons of Pericles are the future of AHEPA, but we are here now and we need support from the AHEPA family to ensure the success of AHEPA in the future. SOP District 8 Basketball Tournament By Jason Vergados, SOP Chapter 27 President With no more than 2 1/2 months of planning, the Boston SOP successfully organized a District 8 basketball tournament. On the weekend of October 22-24, six local teams and our brother chapter from Waterbury, Conn., competed for the championship spot. The six local teams were comprised to represent the cities and towns of Boston, Roslindale, Peabody, Lynn and two from Worcester. The games were played at Lynn’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, the home of Harry Agganis and the Agganis Basketball Tournament which boasts more than 15 teams from across the country. As a result of the tournament, our chapter posted a healthy profit; a percentage of which will be given to the SOP National Project. I can confidently say that we have brought in more than 40 new members to the Boston Chapter. There is also potential for a block of these new members to break-off and create a new chapter in Worcester, Mass. Halloween Fun for the Community By Jimmy Googas, SOP Chapter 44 President On October 23 and 24, the Albany Sons carried out their annual Haunted House at the Sons and Maids Halloween Party for the children of our community. More than 130 people attended. This free event was a great way to give back to the community. For more Sons of Pericles News and to sign-up for our Periclean E-Newsletter visit FREE! Ages 14 –17 SOP MEMBERSHIP: Ages 18 –27 $40 as Dual Members of AHEPA and SOP Winter 2010-11 the ahepan 23

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The AHEPAN - Winter 2010/2011

The AHEPAN - Winter 2010/2011
Supreme President’s Message
AHEPA Family News
AHEPA Conference Explores Emerging Relations Between Greece, Israel
Community Excellence Honored in New England
AHEPA Runners to the Front of the Marathon Line
The Newest Thing in Ancient History: The New National Hellenic Museum
AHEPA Family Chapter News
In Memoriam
The Periclean

The AHEPAN - Winter 2010/2011