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Port Jefferson AHEPA Chapter 319 Holds 5th Annual Fall Fishing Trip

PORT JEFFERSON, NY – Finally, after a three-week delay due to Hurricane Ian, Port Jefferson AHEPA Chapter 319 hosted the 5th Annual Fall Fishing Trip out of Port Jefferson harbor on the Long Island Sound on October 15.

The event was once again a success with the chapter providing bait, tackle, food, and refreshments for the guests, including fellow Ahepans, family, and friends.

This signature event always takes place the last Saturday in September aboard the Celtic Quest. This year Brother Paul Zaferiou took the helm of the committee to bring the trip to its successful fruition. While the original date of September 24th was sold out with some on a waiting list, a few could not attend on this rain date due to other commitments. Still the boat had over 52 enthusiastic attendees.

Left to right: Jim Ginis, Anastasios Stampolis, and Stavros Karakatsanis. Photo: John Damaskos
Left to right: Paul Zaferiou, Mike Kontonicolas, Justin Wunk, Silvio Capoccia, and Nick Calogredes. Photo: John Damaskos

As in prior years, the chapter also continued its tradition of sponsoring youth and advisors from Saint Basil Academy free of charge, with nine youngsters and two advisors joining the chapter for the fun on the Long Island Sound. The chapter thanked the sponsors as well as Past District 6 Governor Louis Katsos for their support.

Brother Mike Kontonicolas keeping Port Jefferson AHEPA Chapter 319’s finances in order. Photo: John Damaskos

The boat’s crew reported that over eight hundred fish were caught on the six-hour cruise. Cash awards were given to contest winners, Philhellene Justin Wunk, and the 50/50 raffle was won by Silvio Capoccia of Babylon Chapter 416. Additionally, a fishing pole raffle was won by Theo Zaferiou. The cash winners, in the spirit of Philanthropy and Hellenism, donated their winnings toward the good of the Chapter.

AHEPA’s mission of promoting the ancient Hellenic ideals of Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, Family and Individual Excellence through community service and volunteerism is always the chapter’s mission.

Left to right: Father Jim Calogredes, Danielle, Leo and Luke Calogredes. Photo: John Damaskos
Justin Wunk won the biggest fish. Photo: John Damaskos

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