HARRISBURG, PA – The 88th AHEPA Power District #4 Convention was held online via Zoom conferencing on June 20 with 35 delegates participating in the four-hour event which included the election of the officers for the District for 2020-21.
District Governor: Christopher Shaffer
Lieutenant Governor: Christ Megoulas
Secretary: John Katras
Treasurer: Bill Gandjos
District Marshal: Dr. Michael Billys
District Warden: David Bobb
District Athletic Director: Harry Mackrides
Ahepan of the Year: Dr. Michael Billys
Chapter of the Year: Chapter #64 Harrisburg, PA
Chapter with Most Increase in Membership: Chapter #445 Upper Darby, PA (+16)
Chapter with Most Reinstatements: Chapter #400 (+6)
The 88th AHEPA Power District #4 Convention was held via Zoom. (Photo: Courtesy of AHEPA)
Past Supreme Governor John Mesogitis was elected as Convention Chairman and did an excellent job leading the convention through the business exchanges that proved to be highly worthwhile for the undertaking of great decision-making. Much was accomplished and discussed concerning the District’s future endeavors. The 35 delegates who participated were enchanted by the remarks given by Supreme President George Horiates who gave a full welcome message for the delegates accompanied by congratulations to District #4 for a full year of many successes.
Horiates gave an inspired message of goodwill, challenging the delegation for leadership to plow through the obstacles facing us at the present time to achieve our goals for the future. He touched upon the present danger to Hellenism and our “Patrida” (homeland of Greece) from Turkey. Also, mentioning the hardship that the pandemic has presented at the present time, he lamented the cancellation of this year's national convention, but encouraged the District to “keep up the good fight” to accomplish our goals. The participants thanked Horiates and wished him all of God's blessings as he leads AHEPA once again this year as he did this past year with all its challenges. Godspeed!
All the significant business listed on the agenda was completed and the newly elected officers were sworn in by Past Supreme President Carl Hollister. Also attending was AHEPA’s esteemed Executive Director Basil Mossaidis, also of District #4, who also congratulated Past District Governor Charles Mackenzie and his officers for leading a successful and vibrant year for the District, full of many successes including the “mass initiation” achieved by Chapter #64 Harrisburg, the 3rd consecutive Service Dog for Warriors Campaign, spearheaded by Dr. Billys, and the many achievements accomplished by the 20 chapters of Power District #4.
More information about AHEPA is available online: ahepa.org.