Port Jefferson AHEPA Chapter 319 held an initiation ceremony on March 16. Front row (left to right): John Damaskos, Vice President George Kallas, AHEPA District 6 Governor Dean Moskos, Fr. Jim Calogredes, President Nicholas Calogredes, and Peter Tsantes. Back row: Sam Zubalake, Dino Hartofelis, Michael Hartofelis, Paul Zaferiou, Secretary Alexi Poulianos, Constantine Cassis Chapter 170 President Anastasios Stampolis, Past Supreme Governor Ted Manolios, Treasurer Mike Kontonicolas, Vassili Nafpliotis, Silvio Capoccia, Nick Manolis, AHEPA District 6 Marshall Bobby Gemelas, and Ray Iasilli. Photo: John Damaskos
PORT JEFFERSON, NY – On March 16, Port Jefferson AHEPA Chapter 319 held an initiation ceremony at the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook, NY which is owned and operated by Brother John Tsunis. Food and refreshments were in abundance along with some nistisima food for Lent during this time of Greek Orthodox fasting.
Five new members were welcomed into the AHEPA Family including Michael Hartofelis, Dino Hartofelis, Nicholas Manolis, Sam Zubalake, and Vassili Nafpliotis. Also in attendance were members and officers of Babylon Chapter 416 and Constantine Cassis Chapter 170. Also present was AHEPA District 6 Governor Dean Moskos. AHEPA District 6 Lt. Governor Chris Pappis attended via Zoom.
Since Port Jefferson Chapter 319 was reactivated in 2017, it has shown annual growth and comradery among members. The feeling of friendliness, goodwill, and fraternity among the Chapter is demonstrated through these events. “We welcome five new members into our brotherhood and AHEPA Family. Among the many aspirations of this Chapter, it has been part of our goal to grow our membership,” said President Nicholas Calogredes. The Chapter has been having multiple events like these annually.
The chapter plans on having a car show fundraiser in June to benefit the chapter and its philanthropic endeavors. Please visit http://www.ahepa319.org for more information.
For nearly a century, the Order of AHEPA has promoted the ancient Hellenic ideals of education, philanthropy, civic responsibility, family and individual excellence through community service and volunteerism. These events help strengthen and grow the Chapter which is beneficial to the organization as a whole.
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