NAPLES, FL – On February 21, seven members of the District 2 AHEPA lodge traveled to Naples, FL to reactivate AHEPA Chapter 533, while at the same time, installing new chapter officers, reinstating old members, and initiating new members.
According to AHEPA District 2 Past District Governor Gus Pantelides, “It was a wonderful day, with church services officiated by presiding priest of the St. Katherine community, Fr. Demetre Mott in the morning, followed by the reactivation of Chapter 533. The members are very enthused and excited to move forward and they see the chapter growing exponentially under the leadership of their newly elected officers.”
“District 2 is also very excited to have the Naples chapter up and running again, as we know they will be not only be an asset to St. Katherine and their community, but most importantly, to the Order of AHEPA and its affiliates,” Pantelides concluded.
AHEPA Brothers Gus Pantelides, Terry Lardakis, and Michael Pantel enjoying a good meal and fellowship at the Greektown Taverna in Naples, following the reactivation of Chapter 533. Photo: Courtesy of Gus Pantelides
Congratulations to all the brothers of AHEPA Naples Chapter 533… Welcome back! Photo: Courtesy of Gus Pantelides
The 2021 Installation of Officers was performed by District 2 Governor Jim Sirks. Photo: Courtesy of Gus Pantelides
(Seated): AHEPA Supreme Governor Region 1 Demetrios Kirkiles and D2 District Governor Jim Sirks, (Standing): D2 Lt. Governor Jerry Galovic, D2PDGs Michael Pantel, Gus Pantelides and Kostas Sofokitis, and SOP D2 Lt. Governor George Sofokitis. Photo: Courtesy of Gus Pantelides
The interior of the dome at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Naples, FL. Photo: Courtesy of Gus Pantelides
(Left to right): AHEPA District 2 Past District Governor Michael Pantel, Sons of Pericles District 2 Lt. Governor George Sofokitis, Supreme Governor Region 1 Demetrios Kirkiles, and AHEPA District 2 Past District Governors Kostas Sofikitis and Gus Pantelides. Photo: Courtesy of Gus Pantelides
St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Naples, FL. Photo: Courtesy of Gus Pantelides