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PERICLEAN Membership, Charitable Goals Within Reach By Sons of Pericles Supreme President Michael Michalopulos Kali Xronia Brothers and Sisters. Although we are still in the early-going of 2013, the Sons of Pericles has accomplished quite a bit. We hosted our national West Coast Greeks in LA Basketball Tournament over Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend. A successful turnout there helped to raise more than $2,000 for the joint Sons and Maids National Project, FARA (Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance). We have an ambitious goal to raise $25,000 for the project. We are chipping away at our goal thanks to efforts of numerous SOP chapters. For example, Boston Chapter 27 raised more than $4,000 with its New Year’s Eve event. Furthermore, efforts to expand our outreach continue as we plan to reactivate chapters in California, South Carolina, and Maryland. Finally, congratulations to the Albany Sons and Maids who put on their annual Valentine’s Dance. The dance continues to draw tremendous attendance from across the nation. In addition to our national project goal, our goal to increase membership remains in our sights. The Sons of Pericles is experiencing great growth in its membership. We are quickly approaching 1,000-plus members, and we welcome any leads of upstanding young men, 14 to 27, to join our Order. The Sons of Pericles has much to offer, from new programs to scholarships to membership reward. If you have any questions or would like more information on how to start a new Sons of Pericles chapter, please contact me directly at Team of “Misfits” Captures West Coast Hoops Tourney The SOP “Greeks in LA” Weekend had another great national turnout January 18-20, 2013 that featured a basketball tournament and charitable fundraiser. Eight teams participated in a competitive tournament that saw a team of “misfits” comprised of players from Albany, N.Y.; Waterbury, Conn.; and Boston capture the championship. The team nipped Salt Lake City by two points in overtime for the title, which was held at the UCLA Student Activity Center. Tournament All-Stars were: John Chipian, John Googas, Nick Vukasovich, and Alex Holmes. Art Ververis captured MVP honors. Participants also had a great time at events, including the successful casino night that raised money for FARA, the Junior Orders’ National Project. 20 Albany Junior Orders Thankful for Community’s Support Sons of Pericles Chapter 44 and Maids of Athena Chapter 48 of Albany, N.Y., thank the St. Sophia Community for its generous donation of gifts for the children being treated at the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Albany Medical Center. The chapters appreciate the support of the Arthur Kontogiannis Family and Albany AHEPA Chapter 140. The Kontogiannis Family and the AHEPA family have each sponsored a 24/7 treatment and care room to assist children who face threatening diseases. Also, the chapters recognize the following individuals of Albany Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital for their work: Rob Saba, senior development officer of Leadership Gifts and Terri Waite, child life specialist. | The AhepAn · Spring 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The AHEPAN - Spring 2013

The AHEPAN - Spring 2013
President’s Message
AHEPA Family News
Congressional Banquet to Return to Washington
The 2013 Supreme Convention: Join Us in Orlando
Civic Responsibility
PAC Update
The Periclean
AHEPA Family Chapter News

The AHEPAN - Spring 2013