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Ahepa Family CHAPTER News
Mother Lodge District 1
At the AHEPA District 1 Mid-Winter
Conference, Greenville, S.C., won the Charlie
Theodore Memorial Basketball Tournament,
held March 1-3, 2013. Pictured from the
championship team are: Ian Conits, Coach
Beach Foster, Greg Taylor, G.H. Bobotis,
Joseph Foster, Jon Taylor, Alex Taylor, Alex
Bobotis, Matthew Foster, and Michael Wade.
Citrus District 2
Members from across the AHEPA family of Citrus District 2, Florida, led by
Supreme Governor Dalton Respass and
District 2 Governor Stefanos Leonidas
Photiades, marched in the Tarpon Springs
Greek Independence Day Parade. In addition to District Lodge officers, brothers from Chapters 6, Jacksonville; 15, St.
Petersburg; and 410, Daytona Beach; as
well as several past national and district
Space Coast Chapter 401,
The chapter awarded five scholarships
of $800 each to: George Saad, junior,
University of Central Florida; Alyssa
Karas, senior, University of Miami; Peter
Karas, sophomore, Harvard University;
Constantine Stathis, freshman, University
of North Florida; and Tommy Panouses,
freshman, Brevard Community College.
William Penn Chapter 61, Reading, Pa.
A dozen new members were initiated. During the past year, the chapter has hosted
two Membership Roundup Campaigns in extending fellowship and service as
members of the AHEPA chapter at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox
Church in Reading, Pa. A total of 31 new members were initiated and/or reinstated during two mass initiation ceremonies on March 18, 2012 and February
21, 2013. This initiative brings the chapter roster to 94 active members. Chapter
President Dr. George J. Giovanis presided over the most recent initiation ceremony with the assistance of Gust Kraras, Past District 5 governor, who has helped
revitalize the Reading chapter over the past four years. The newly initiated members at the February 21, 2013, ceremony are: Yianni Barakos, Mark Chaknos, Chris
Fecera, Jarett Fernez, John Frangakis, Nick S. Karetas, Nick Lambros, Stephen
Mavreles, Richard Panagacos, Jeremy Reeser, Brian Szczawinski and Chris Zaffary.
The chapter also reinstated Harry Pappas.
Lehigh Chapter 60, Allentown, Pa.
The chapter held its annual Greek
Independence flag-raising ceremony at
Allentown City Plaza on Saturday, March
23, 2013. The brothers were honored
to have the Mayor of Corfu, Greece,
Ioannis Trepeklis, who was visiting
Allentown after ratifying an agreement
to be a Sister City with Bethlehem, Pa.
Pennsylvania State Representative Ryan
Mackenzie and the mayor of Allentown
Ed Pawlowski presented proclamations
for Greek Independence Day. The chapter
presented Mayor Trepeklis with an honorary membership pin. Brother Manny
Tatalias spoke about the history of Greek
Independence and provided refreshments
afterwards, which included his homemade baklava.
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AHEPA Family News
Congressional Banquet Triumphantly Returns to Washington
Annual Excursion Focuses on Humanitarian Eff orts
AHEPA Announces “Th e Demeter Initiative” to Feed Greece’s Hungry, Benefit Economy
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