New Rochelle AHEPA Chapter 405 Presents Smyrna Documentary

November 21, 2022

NEW ROCHELLE, NY – On November 13, the James Plevritis-Joseph C. Keane Evzone Chapter #405 had the distinct pleasure of viewing the awarded and acclaimed documentary film Smyrna: Paradise is Burning, The Asa K. Jennings Story. The documentary was produced by Michael Damergis, who is a Brother of the Evzone Chapter and a professor at Iona University in New Rochelle.

The Chapter sponsored a brunch for the entire community at Holy Trinity Church and the viewing of the documentary itself. A short Q&A followed the documentary in which many shared stories of family history in connection with Smyrna and the tragedies that took place a century ago.

A plaque honoring Br. Michael Damergis for his magnificent contribution to the spirit of Hellenism was presented to him by Chapter President Harry Fotiadis and Past Supreme Governor Thomas Dushas.

Left to right: AHEPA Past Supreme Governor Thomas Dushas, New Rochelle Chapter President Harry Fotiadis, and Michael Damergis (Photo: Courtesy of AHEPA)


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