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Ahepa Family Chapter News
DOP Lyria Chapter 241, Greenville, S.C.— Past Chapter President Lynda Leventis-Wells received the prestigious Order of Palmetto Award from South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley for her service to the State of South Carolina. Dr. Keith Miller presented her with the award at the Greenville Technical College Convocation on August 24. In a letter to Leventis-Wells, Gov. Haley wrote, “…your entire life and career have been marked by a strong level of commitment to South Carolina…and your many contributions will have a lasting impact on our state for years to come.” As executive director of the Carolinas Institute for Community Policing (CICP) since 2003, Leventis-Wells has helped the organization establish a reputation as being dedicated, dependable, ethically sound, and resourceful. CICP has trained more than 50,000 law enforcement and community members, improving public safety and trust. The Order of Palmetto is the highest civilian honor in South Carolina.
Chapter 54, Paramus, N.J. and Monroe Chapter 75, New Brunswick, N.J.—Brother H. James Polos, Middlesex County freeholder and member of Chapter 75, and Brother George Siamboulis, president, Pan Gregorian Enterprises and member of Chapter 54, joined with fellow New Jersey county, state and local officials and community partners on September 18, 2012 to promote the state’s “Move Over” Law, which requires drivers to move over when approaching stationary emergency vehicles, tow trucks and other highway safety vehicles that display emergency flashing lights in order to prevent injury or death to the responders. Guest speakers at the event included Donna Setaro, the mother of New Jersey State Trooper Marc Castellano, who died of injuries he sustained when he was struck by a passing vehicle while he was searching for a suspect along Route 195. “I heard Donna Setaro speak about her son, a dedicated State Trooper, and I was very moved and became committed to helping promote the new ‘Move Over’ Law,” said Brother Polos, who chairs the county’s Law and Public Safety Committee. As a way to promote the law county- and statewide, members of Pan Gregorian organization will distribute 500,000 placemats at 450 diners throughout New Jersey. Pan Gregorian is a food service cooperative that assists independent diner and restaurant owners by negotiating the lowest cost and ensuring the highest quality for the food served and supplies used by an establishment.
Chapter 140, Albany, N.Y.—The chapter is grateful Supreme President Dr. John Grossomanides, Supreme Vice President Anthony Kouzounis, Supreme Secretary Philip Frangos, District 6 Lieutenant Governor Tom Dushas and District 6 Treasurer Ted Malgarinos, who joined the chapter for a historic September 2012 meeting. They came to speak to a joint meeting of the AHEPA family and to install President Michael Christakis, Vice President Andrew Sandalakis, Secretary Nick Panayotou and Treasurer Andreas Lois as well as to initiate dual Son of Pericles member Kosta Dilis. This was the first time three Supreme Lodge officers honored Chapter 140 with their presence. We also thank members of the Daughters of Penelope, including the Grand Vice President Anna-Helene Grossomanides, Sons of Pericles, and Maids of Athena who also attended the dinner in honor of our distinguished guests.
District 1, DOP Chapter 241
District 6, Chapter 140
Space Coast Chapter 401, Melbourne, Fla.—The chapter mourned the passing of its treasurer, Brother Dick Rist, over the summer. Brother Rist was respected by the entire community. Brother Bruce Kragenbrink volunteered to take over the treasurer’s job, and he was voted in unanimously. With Brother Kragenbrink as treasurer, the chapter’s executive committee is multicultural with brothers having Greek, German, Italian, and Anglo-American ethnic backgrounds.
District 5, Chapters 54 and 75
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