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Ahepa Family Chapter News Fund emergency assistance fund. In July, the chapter supported the IOCC ‘Race to Respond’ bicycle team with a donation. The team is bicycling from Seattle, Wash. to Sea Side, N.J. to raise funds and awareness of the IOCC. For the third year, 18 members served at the Sts. Monica and Luke Soup Kitchen in Gary. 165 meals were served, some provided by Greek chefs, such as avgolemono soup, Greek style chicken, Greek salad and all the other fixings. Moreover, the chapter donated $1,500 to the St. Jude House, Crown Point, a temporary shelter. Team AHEPA has volunteered and helped with delivery in the Meals On Wheels Program since 1996. They also donated $2,000. Finally, at the celebration of AHEPA Sunday service that included artoclasia, members sponsored and served a buffet following services. Donations were also made to the church Helping Hand Fund to help the needy, and to the Ross Township Food Pantry to help with supplies. As a result of the chapter’s widespread charitable work, Merrillville placed several ‘Honorary AHEPA Lane’ signs near the AHEPA Apartments. 1981 and has been a respected leader for many additional years. The housing for the elderly program has become a multi-million dollar entity and AHEPA’s premier program and proudest achievement. Grainfield District convention was held in St. Paul, Minn., in June. Receiving plaques in recognition of endowed scholarships were Ted Velman whose endowment was in memory of his wife Maro; PDG Christy Karthan for the Des Moines Daughters and Harry Zubulake for the Ahepans. District 16 Aggie Chapter 538, College Station, Texas—The chapter participated at the inaugural Aggieland Greek Festival in April. The chapter thanks the student volunteers of Texas A&M University, the College Station community, and all that drove from as far as Waco and Dallas to lend support. Pictured are (l-r): Pete G. Kaldis PSG and founder of the Aggie Chapter; Chapter President Costa Dallis, District Governor John Boyd, Grand Governor Barbara Maligas, Chapter Secretary Diego Garcia and Chapter Treasurer Andreas Dallis opened the festivity. District 13 Shoreline Chapter 380, Chicago, Ill.— Striving to meet the goals of AHEPA’s mission, the chapter donated $1,000 to the 13th District Scholarship Foundation for the 30th year in a row. In addition, the chapter donated $500 to Philoxenia House, Rochester, Minn. The chapter also hosted a Past Presidents’ Recognition and Appreciation Dinner at where Brother Robert J. Moshos, a 66-year member, was honored along with Brothers Warren Banas, Christ Bekas, Christ Chresthanthakis, Gerald Garbis, Andrew Hantgos, Peter Kaludis, George Kapantas, Constantine Kiamos, Alex Kopsian, Phillip Makin, Danny Pappas, John Papastefan, Christ Paterakos, Demetrios Pirpiris, Ted Pirpiris, and Alex Vickas for their leadership and unselfish dedication to the Order. District 20 Disneyland Chapter 411, Anaheim, Calif.— The chapter recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with a dinner dance and service awards presentation. Honored were 35 members that have reached service milestones ranging from five to 50 years, eight past presidents, and one certificate of merit. Our three 50-year members ceremoniously cut the anniversary cake. 120 members and guests attended to witness the chapter’s $25,000 donation to the St. John Greek Orthodox Church expansion program. The donation represents the chapter’s savings from years of hosting district conventions, James Whitcomb Riley Chapter 232, Indianapolis, Ind.—The Brothers honored member Past Supreme President Nick Smyrnis at the recent Joint District Convention of Districts 12 and 13 in Indianapolis. Brother Smyrnis was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his 65 years of service to the Order. He was cited as the founder and president of the AHEPA National Housing Corporation and the AHEPA Management Co. Brother Smyrnis served in the Order’s highest office as Supreme President for the years 1979- District 14 AHEPA Chapter 192, Des Moines, Iowa— The Ahepans and Daughters of the Des Moines, Iowa chapters were recognized for their endowed scholarship gifts to the District 14 Educational Foundation. The 30 The AhepAN Summer/Fall 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The AHEPAN - Summer/Fall 2012

The AHEPAN - Summer/Fall 2012
Presidents’ Messages
AHEPA Family News
The Periclean
Literary Corner
Viva Las Vegas: Unopposed, Grossomanides Wins Reelection
Civic Responsibility
PAC Update
AHEPA Family Chapter News
In Memoriam

The AHEPAN - Summer/Fall 2012