HARRISBURG, PA – AHEPA Chapter #64 of Harrisburg welcomed Supreme President George E. Loucas to administer the Rite of Initiation and deliver the Oath to the 12 approved candidates for admission to the fraternity of Ahepa on November 19. Present and participating in this first of its kind formality for Chapter #64 were the Supreme Secretary George Horiates, Supreme Governor George Papaspyrou, District Governor Charles Mackenzie, District Marshal Dr. Michael Billys, District Warden Christ Megoulas, and the Executive Director of the National Order of AHEPA Basil Mossaidis. Over 70 Ahepan Brothers attended this highly auspicious and prestigious Oath and Initiation Ceremony, along with a sit-down first-class dinner-meeting held at the recently remodeled Social Hall of the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Father Michael Varvarelis offered the blessings from the community and welcomed the Supreme President Loucas and all of the visiting dignitaries. Fr. Varvarelis reflected on how valuable the local AHEPA Chapter #64 has been to all the philanthropic endeavors in the community and nationally.
Supreme President Loucas spoke about “Invite One,” the primary initiative during his tenure this year. He also referred to AHEPA as being the primary fraternal organization of brothers to offer philanthropy, educational opportunities, charity, and civic participation all over the world, not just here in the United States.
Chapter #71 of Lancaster, PA President George Georges was also recognized at the event. Loucas praised Chapter #64 as being on the forefront of exhibiting positive change for AHEPA, especially over the past five years. He pointed out that the Scholarship program, the “Rock-Monument” Commemoration for John Prokop and Freda Vladyka Prokop, the Blood Donor program, the “Right Before Your Eyes” movie, the Cooley’s Anemia program, the OPA Card fundraiser for the community, and the Service Dogs program fundraiser were remarkable accomplishments which will undoubtedly continue the success of the chapter well into the future.