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AHepA FAmily CHApter news
The ingredients are placed into small plastic bags by teams of five individuals. The food stores easily, has a shelf-life of five years and transports quickly. Each packet costs 25 cents. Stop Hunger Now provides the ingredients with funds from sponsors, contributors and student donations. Stop Hunger Now is a Raleigh-based international hunger relief agency that has been in operation since 1998. See its website at www.stophungernow.org. the funds to aid the greatest number of persons. Support for the food banks and Meals on Wheels accomplishes our goal.”
Worthington Chapter 30 and Lord Baltimore Chapter 364, Baltimore—On Jan. 5, 2011, the two chapters of Baltimore held a joint meeting to cut the Vasilopita and share in fellowship. Supreme Governor Dr. Pete Nickolas and District 3 Lt. Governor Demetrius Govotsos were in attendance. A brief business meeting was held and a presentation titled “Counterfeiting & Identity Theft” was given by Secret Service Agent Brother George Stakias, a member of Lord Baltimore Chapter. Following the meeting all members met in the Annunciation Cathedral social hall to cut the Vasilopita and socialize. This joint meeting, a five-year tradition, is a very successful event with each chapter hosting it on alternate years.
James C. Magin Chapter 383, Silver Spring, Md.—The chapter celebrated its 60th Anniversary at a luncheon held Dec. 5, 2010. The Brothers and their families gathered at the Greek Village Restaurant with President Ted Kakavas presiding. Among those in attendance were Supreme Governor Dr. Pete Nickolas, District 3 Governor Steve Mavronis, and District 3 Lt. Governor Dimitrius Govotsos. In addition to the excellent cuisine and “parea,” Supreme Governor Dr. Nickolas had the honor of initiating three new members into the Order.
Thermopylae Chapter 445, Upper Darby, Pa.—At the chapter’s annual Christmas Party, Chapter President John Kambouroglou presented the chapter’s “Award of Excellence” to Georgia Athanasopulos, who serves as the Panamanian Consul in Philadelphia. The chapter continues to support the community by presenting scholarship awards and charitable gifts.
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Cape Fear Chapter 408, Wilmington, N.C.— On Saturday morning, November 13, 2010, 31 members of the Wilmington AHEPA, GOYA, and St. Nicholas Parish participated in a Stop Hunger Now Event at Hanover Hall at UNCW. They joined several hundred volunteers who worked in three shifts during the day to package approximately 140,000 meals that will be distributed primarily in Haiti. Our volunteers joined some 4,000 other volunteers at NCSU, UNC-CH and ECU that packaged over one million meals. The meals consist of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a vitamin-fortified flavoring mix with 21 essential vitamins and minerals. AHEPA Chapter 60, Allentown, Pa.—The chapter presented donations of $500 each to Major Roger Duperree of the Salvation Army Food Bank, Richard Keim of the Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank, and to Michele Grasso of Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County. The awards were presented at the AHEPA 60 Apartments by Brothers Charles Mackenzie, George Giamalis, Michael Pelekanos, and Emmanuel Tatalias. The presentations were preceded by a tour of the AHEPA 60 Apartments. This 48-unit, subsidized, senior housing facility was built under a HUD Program in 2005 and currently has a waiting list of potential tenants. Brother Giamalis said, “The Board of Directors was determined to use AHEPA Chapter 467, Ocean County, N.J.— The chapter presented a donation of $30,000 to Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, Toms River, N.J. The donation was the last of four installments presented to the church over the past four years. The chapter’s contributions reimburse the church for the new interior furnishings purchased which include: a bishop’s throne, the second bishop’s chair in the altar, and the chanter’s stand. The chapter also reimbursed the church for the candle boxes and candle stands in the narthex. These new furnishings were necessary acquisitions for the church’s October 24, 2010 consecration. Over the past four years, Chapter 467 has donated $89,500 to the church. The AHEPA family has sponsored four spring festivals to raise the funds necessary to assist the Church to pay for its consecration
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