Delphi AHEPA Chapter 25 Holds Annual Initiation Ceremony & Vasilopita Cutting

NEW YORK – AHEPA Delphi Chapter 25 gathered in Manhattan on February 2 for their Annual James Poll Memorial Initiation and Vasilopita cutting event. Over fifty Ahepan Brothers attended including Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas, Supreme Secretary Savas Tsivicos, Region 3 Supreme Governor Vassos Chrysanthou, Brother Harry Yanakis, representing District 6 Governor Dean Moskos, Past Supreme President Andy Zachariades, Sons of Pericles (SOP) Past Supreme Presidents Paul Pavlakos and Andreas Christou, current SOP Chapter 5 President Andrew Heretakis, as well as Past District Governors, and other leadership Brothers of local AHEPA Chapters.

Fr. Nikolas Karloutsos blesses the 2022 Vasilopita. Photo: Zafeiris Haitidis

As AHEPA celebrates its 100th year, Delphi is not far behind in its 99th year since its inception and were blessed this year to initiate 23 new Brothers into the Chapter. Befitting the importance of this ceremony, the Oath was administered by Supreme President Kokotas to the new Brothers, an honor that they will remember. The blessing of the Vasilopita was offered by Fr. Nikolas Karloutsos, Dean of the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.

After the closing of the meeting the President, on behalf of the Chapter, presented Supreme President Kokotas with two checks totaling $5,000 representing a donation to support AHEPA’s efforts for Fire Relief in Greece and for disaster relief in the United States.

Left to right: AHEPA Past District 6 Governor and Past Chapter President Michael Papaphotes, Past District 6 Governor and Past Chapter President Louis Katsos, Past District 6 Governor Ted Stamas, Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas, Chapter President Theodore P. Klingos, Past Supreme President Andy Zachariades, Supreme Secretary Savas Tsivicos, and Region 3 Supreme Governor Vassos Chrysanthou. Photo: Zafeiris Haitidis

The event was hosted by Brother Dean Poll at Gallagher’s Steakhouse, and a wonderful buffet dinner was served for all after the close of the meeting. Brothers in attendance this evening had the opportunity over dinner to enjoy the Brotherhood and camaraderie, the hallmarks of AHEPA.

Delphi Chapter 25 President Theodore P. Klingos presents $5,000 to AHEPA Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas. Photo: Zafeiris Haitidis


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