A festive Christmas dinner of the AHEPA Family took place Sunday, December 9th at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Paul in Hempstead, New York. The dinner honoring charitable donors was hosted by the AHEPA Family of Hempstead Long Island, which has many area chapters.
AHEPA members in attendance at the dinner included Governor Demi Pamboukes, Lt. Governor Lou Katsos, District Marshal Paul Macropoulos, Director of Education Dr. John Siolas and Director of Civic Responsibility Anastasios Stampolis.
Demi Pamboukes, AHEPA District Governor, announced to the assembled crowd that local AHEPA groups have raised a combined total of almost $30,000 during 2018 to aid nearby Saint Basil’s Academy. St. Basils’ is the only residential Greek-Orthodox secondary school in the country.
President Anastasios Stambolis of the Constantine Cassis Chapter told the audience that St. Michael’s Home for Senior Citizens in Yonkers, New York is another charity which is currently benefitting from AHEPA donations. He also noted that AHEPA has contributed toward the ongoing expansion of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Stambolis also announced that the chapter continues to grow, with 100 new members initiated into AHEPA ranks that very day, the same day the chapter celebrated its 90th anniversary.
The Constantine Cassis Chapter of AHEPA is one of the most dynamic in the U.S. It is committed to the ideals of Hellenism and Education, and furthering the mission of the Order of AHEPA.
It consists of several chapters including Constantine Cassis, Daughters of Penelope Pasithea, Sons of Pericles Lord Byron, and Maids of Athena Victory.