Port Jefferson AHEPA Chapter 319 Actively Supports Ideals of Hellenism

September 8, 2022

PORT JEFFERSON, NY – During the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption’s Annual Festival, August 25-28, an AHEPA booth was set up and manned throughout the entire four days. The public was educated by the Ahepan Brothers on the value and purpose of AHEPA, and what it means to the local community as well as the greater community. A donation box was used to collect funds for AHEPA Service Dogs for Warriors program. The AHEPA Service Dogs for Warriors program has been blessed by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, and supports the noble servicemen of our great nation, who have sacrificed so much on our behalf, so that we may enjoy the liberties and privileges, safety and independence, that we hold so dear in our lives today.

A fundraiser has been organized by AHEPA Brothers from a number of New York chapters, in support of Ahepan Brother Haralabos (Bobby) Gemelas, who has been undergoing some medical issues recently. For more information on this fundraiser please visit the following link here: https://bit.ly/3KUTkiX. Also joyfully relevant is that he and his wife welcomed into the world their first child, Kalligrace, on August 24!

Dr. Demetrius Moutsiakis manning the AHEPA booth at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption’s Annual Festival. Photo: John Damaskos

Another AHEPA project being completed by the Port Jefferson Chapter 319 is the 5th Annual Fishing Trip out of Port Jefferson Harbor, scheduled for September 24. In addition to the camaraderie and fun that this event fosters, the chapter invites and subsidizes a number of children from Saint Basil’s Academy for the day.

Founded in 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia, on the principles that undergirded its fight for civil rights and against discrimination, bigotry, and hatred felt at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, AHEPA is the largest and oldest grassroots association of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes with more than 400 chapters across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

AHEPA’s mission is to promote the ancient Greek ideals of Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence through community service and volunteerism. For more information, please visit www.ahepa.org.

Left to right: AHEPA District 6 Governor Dean Moskos, Fr. Demetrios Calogredes, and Ray Iasilli at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption’s Annual Festival. Photo: Stephanie Moskos
AHEPA District 6 Governor Dean Moskos patronizing the great festival foods. Photo: John Damaskos


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