Port Jefferson AHEPA Chapter 319 Initiates New Members

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.

AHEPA Chapter 319 President Nicholas Calogredes attaching the AHEPA pin to the lapel of new initiate Dino Hartofelis. Photo: John Damaskos

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.

New initiates receiving the Oath from AHEPA District 6 Governor Dean Moskos. Photo: John Damaskos

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.

AHEPA District 6 Governor Dean Moskos is giving the secret password to each of the new initiates. Photo: John Damaskos


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