The 88th AHEPA Power District #4 Convention Held Online

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)

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.


ATHENS – Seeking to improve the educational outcomes of disadvantaged children in Greece, The Hellenic Initiative (THI) designated SOS Children’s Villages Greece as the beneficiary of its annual End-of-the-Year Appeal for 2023, raising $80,000 worldwide.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


Jimmy Carter Becomes First Living Ex-President with Official White House Christmas Ornament

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter has another distinction to his name.

NEW YORK – Greek-American John Avlon, a Democrat and former CNN political analyst, announced on February 21 that he is running for Congress in New York’s 1st Congressional District, the New York Times reported, noting that he is entering “a crowded congressional primary to try to flip a Republican-held swing seat on Long Island.

STONY BROOK, NY – Stony Brook University Assistant Professor Georgios Moutsanidis, PhD, in the Department of Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for pivotal research on increasing the resilience of coastal structures totaling nearly $500,000.

ATHENS – The College Year in Athens (CYA) Virtual Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, March 6, 12 PM ET / 7 PM Greece, with an enriching online lecture that promises to delve into the depths of Greek heritage and the evolution of the Greek language.

A number of Americans are dealing with cellular outages on AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Verizon, T-Mobile and other service providers, according to data from Downdetector.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.