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AhepA FAmily News our organization’s history, and I know the chapters of London and Sofia aspire to make immediate contributions to their communities.” According to Supreme President Dr. Grossomanides, the Supreme Lodge AHEPA continues its international approved the charters for Sofia Chapter expansion, establishing chapters in London, No. 539 in December 2011 and London England and Sofia, Bulgaria, announced Chapter No. 541 in January 2012. District Supreme President Dr. John Grossomanides. 25 Governor Nikos Papadopoulos, a mem“We are excited the Hellenic commuber of the AHEPA International Committee, nities of London and Sofia petitioned the was instrumental in helping to organize the Supreme Lodge to charter chapters in each chapters. of their respective cities,” Dr. Grossomanides “AHEPA is growing internationally said. “We are proud our mission continues thanks in large part to social media,” said Dr. to resonate with Hellenes from around Grossomanides. “However, chartering a chapthe world. This is a landmark moment in ter requires person-to-person interaction and having that one individual who is the ‘sparkplug’ to organize it.” Dr. Grossomanides noted that the establishment of chapters in London and Sofia comes on the heels of the establishment of a chapter in Istanbul, Turkey, an AHEPA District (comprised of at least three chapters) in Cyprus and the reactivation of a chapter in Puerto Rico. AHEPA’s newest chapter in the United States is Honolulu, Hawaii Chapter No. 540 established International Committee Member Papadopoulos pins Dr. Gregory Makris, December 2011. one of the many new Ahepans of Chapter 541, London, England. AHEPA Establishes Chapters in England, Bulgaria “Under the leadership of AHEPA International Chairman Gus James, we continue to be excited about the prospects of expanding AHEPA into other unique parts of the globe,” added Dr. Grossomanides. AHEPA Cooley’s Anemia Donates $25K to Children’s Hospital The AHEPA Cooley’s Anemia Foundation donated $25,000 to the Children’s Hospital of Alabama for Thalassemia (Cooley’s Anemia) research. Pictured are (l-r): Dr. Tom Howard, pediatric hematologist-oncologist, Children’s Hospital of Alabama; Past Supreme President Ike Gulas, chairman, AHEPA Cooley’s Anemia Foundation; and Mike Warren, president/ CEO, Children’s Hospital of Alabama. ThanksUSA Thanks AHEPA March 2, 2012 Dear Mr. Mossaidis: As a military spouse and ThanksUSA team member, I have the privilege of speaking with past and present ThanksUSA scholarship recipients on a daily basis. Their drive and T• ouR mAilbAg H •A •N• K •S tions for the 20122013 academic year, I wish to thank you for impacting the academic lives of military dependents and spouses across our great nation. determination never cease to impress me and I am always eager to share their stories. Enclosed are letters of appreciation from two young men who are pursuing their academic goals because of donors like you. ThanksUSA remains committed not only to our scholarship program, but to our scholarship recipients as well. As we prepare to accept scholarship applica- U S A Kindest regards, Sharry Koch ThanksUSA Spring 2012 the ahepan 9

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The AHEPAN - Spring 2012

The AHEPAN - Spring 2012
Supreme President’s Message
AHEPA Family News
Answering the Call
AHEPA Family’s Capitol Hill Day Brings Foreign, Domestic Issues to Legislators
Excursion Leaves Lasting Impressions
Convention Form
Civic Responsibility
The Periclean
AHEPA Family Chapter News

The AHEPAN - Spring 2012