Hermes AHEPA Chapter 186 Moves Forward

NEW YORK – Hermes AHEPA Chapter 186 kicked off its first 2020/2021 monthly meeting on September 29 virtually via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The chapter is part of the Astoria AHEPA Family, including Daughters of Penelope Ilion Chapter 135.

President John Kokolakis, Secretary Peter Argyropoulos and the Hermes AHEPA Chapter 186 board initially attempted to find a physical location to hold their meeting but faced with certain challenges and prioritizing the health of its members prudently decided to hold a virtual meeting, as they have been doing since March. 

“We are all faced with unprecedented times, but either in person or virtually Hermes AHEPA Chapter 186 shall continue to explore the tenets of AHEPA and pivot in response to the demands of these current times by, among other things, confronting our American values and our continued progressive development within our government, our businesses, education and the arts,” the Chapter said in a statement via email.

Discussing the pandemic and social distancing measures, President Kokolakis stated that “we must navigate our current situation by balancing the impact upon our members and their families against moving forward with our initiatives.”

The members in attendance discussed one of their initiatives, previously put on pause due to the pandemic, of holding business networking events to give the Hermes AHEPA members the opportunity to share business information and contacts. Ideally, the business networking events are to be held in person and the discussion on this matter concluded with the understanding that if a physical location cannot be located that is safe and respects the health concerns of its members then the events will be held virtually.

In attendance were District 6 Secretary Chris Pappis and AHEPA District 6 Director of Culture & Arts Billy Chrissochos. The unanimously re-elected officers for 2020-2021 are President John Kokolakis, Esq., Vice President Billy Chrissochos, Secretary Peter Argyropoulos, and Treasurer Demetrios Lambos.


GREENLAWN, NY – The brothers of Shrine AHEPA Chapter 500 of Greenlawn offered their support during the annual Saint Paraskevi Greek Festival.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


From Yale to Jail: Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes’ Path

PHOENIX — Long before he assembled one of the largest far-right anti-government militia groups in U.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.