PORT JEFFERSON, NY – Port Jefferson AHEPA Chapter 319 hosted their 4th Annual Fall Fishing Trip on the Long Island Sound on September 25, providing bait, tackle, food, and refreshments for 75 guests, including fellow Ahepans, family, and friends.
Every year this event also brings together several AHEPA chapters, and this year was attended and supported by Brothers from Shrine Chapter 500 Greenlawn, Andreas T. Stamboulidis Parthenon Chapter 495 Whitestone, Constantine Cassis Chapter 170 Hempstead, Delphi Chapter 25 Manhattan, District 6 Treasurer Peter Ragoussis, and Past District Governors Demi Pamboukes and Michael Capous.
At the Port Jefferson AHEPA Chapter 319 4th Annual Fall Fishing Trip, left to right: Chapter President Nicholas Calogredes, Saranto Calamas, and Fr. Demetrios N. Calogredes. Photo: Bobby Gemelas
The brightest, most significant and satisfying by-product of this event is the enthusiastic and joyful participation of students from St. Basil Academy in Garrison, NY, thanks to the generous AHEPA sponsors, including Past District Governor Louis Katsos. Shrine Chapter 500 from Greenlawn took it a step further and provided all the students with a gift at the end of the trip as they disembarked from the boat.
Special thanks go to Brother Haralabos (Bobby) Gemelas, who was most instrumental in the success of the event, spear-heading the sales and production, Brother Alex Vogiatzis, for help preparing and serving the food, and Port Jefferson Chapter Treasurer, Brother Mike Kontonicolas, for the management and handling of all the ticket sales.
At the Port Jefferson AHEPA Chapter 319 4th Annual Fall Fishing Trip, left to right: Chapter President Nicholas Calogredes and Alex Vogiatzis. Photo: Bobby Gemelas
The Chapter said in a statement via email: “Our chapter is incredibly grateful to all those who supported this very successful, and now popular event, as it allows us to raise funds every year to help us to better carry out AHEPA’s mission of promoting the ancient Hellenic ideals of Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, Family and Individual Excellence through community service and volunteerism.”
On the Port Jefferson AHEPA Chapter 319 4th Annual Fall Fishing Trip, Gus Kapassakis holding his catch of the day. Photo: Bobby Gemelas
At the Port Jefferson AHEPA Chapter 319 4th Annual Fall Fishing Trip, left to right: AHEPA District 6 Treasurer Peter Ragoussis and Marshal Bobby Gemelas. Photo: Bobby Gemelas
Video of the event may be viewed on YouTube: