Hermes AHEPA Chapter 186 in Astoria held its annual cutting of the Vasilopita on February 1, left to right: Demetrios Lambos, John Kokolakis, Peter Giakoumis, Christopher Tripoulas, Anthony Pappas, Vice President Peter Argyropoulos, George Giakoumis, Pat Gravino, Fr. Demetrios Balidis, President Vassilios Chrissochos, Secretary Louis Kokalis, Gregory Stamoulis, Bill Mentsas, and Steven Statharos. Photo: Courtesy of AHEPA
ASTORIA – Hermes AHEPA Chapter 186 in Astoria held its annual cutting of the Vasilopita (the Greek New Year’s bread) on February 1 at St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Reverend Father Demetrios Balidis was present to bless the cutting. The chapter was also honored to have two of their brothers, John Kokolakis (Past Chapter President and Treasurer) and Pat Gravino, host a presentation entitled “The Buy-Sell Agreement and Funding Considerations.”
As a Managing Partner with Premier Consulting Partners, Gravino provides financial strategies for wealth creation, preservation, and estate planning through a broad range of financial products and services. He is the current President of the Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Club, Past President of the Queens Columbian Lawyers Association, Past President of the LIC Lawyers Club, and a board member of the United Civic Community Association and the Astoria Homeowners Association. Gravino also actively participates as a member of the Queens UNICO and Polizzi Clubs.
Kokolakis earned his undergraduate degree from Queens College and his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in all the State Courts of New York, as well as the Federal District Courts of the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He is also admitted to the Connecticut bar. He has been involved with AHEPA for numerous years and served the Hermes chapter with distinction.
NEW YORK – The Federation of Cypriot American Organizations (FCAO) will host its annual National Convention and elections for the 2022-2024 term on Saturday, June 4, at Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th Street in Flushing Meadows Park, New York.
PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.
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