April 2018 Issue 38
The AHEPA Family Celebrates Greek Independence Day at the White House
On Thursday, March 22, Brother Supreme President Bill Poulos traveled to Washington, DC to join other members of the AHEPA Family and Greeks from across the globe in the annual celebration of Greek Independence Day, which was graciously hosted at the White House. Esteemed members and leaders of the AHEPA Family were treated to a wonderful reception headlined by President Donald Trump and His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios. Brother Bill Poulos was joined by; AHEPA Supreme President Carl Hollister, Daughters of Penelope Grand President Eva Jean Fomalont, Maids of Athena Grand President Sophia Shakolas, and other Grand and Supreme Lodge Officers.
The Sons of Pericles would like to thank President Trump for the hospitality and graciousness of hosting this event, honoring Greek Independence and further promoting Hellenism throughout the entire United States. We are honored to be part of this annual event and hope to help contribute to the continued influence the Hellenic Community has on this great country.
Greeks in Atlanta
For the second year and running, the best Greekend in the Southeast happens again on April 13th-15th! Greeks in Atlanta is only a week away! Team registration is still available for those participating last minute. Don't miss out on our Meet and Greet at Athens Pizza on Friday, or Greek Night at Taverna Plaka on Saturday. Special thank you to our event sponsors thus far: the AHEPA Mother Lodge in Atlanta and The Lambros Law Firm!
Contact Supreme Vice President Gregory Vourloumis or Supreme Athletic Director Paul Pavlakos with any questions regarding the weekend or how to become a sponsor.
Greek Independence Day in Tarpon Springs, FL
On Sunday, March 18th, members of the AHEPA Family came from across Citrus District 2 to celebrate Greek Independence Day by marching in the annual parade in Tarpon Springs, FL. The Sons of Pericles District 2 Lodge was in attendance, joined by members of the Tampa Bay, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, and Tallahassee chapters. Ζητω Η Ελλαδα!
Minnesota Initiation & Workshop
Supreme Treasurer Fred Docous flew out to Minneapolis on March 10th. The trip was highlighted by an initiation of six new Sons into Olympus Chapter 35. Four members of the AHEPA were present for the initiation and the workshop that followed. Brother Fred was able to work with chapter members in order to brainstorm ideas for chapter events, events in the community, organization of the chapter in general, communication, and participation in National events.
National Project: St. Basil's Academy
The Sons of Pericles and Maids of Athena are joining forces once again this year to help raise funds for St. Basil's Academy. The Academy is a safe haven and home for all Orthodox children in need. They provide a nurturing environment for the children while offering educational, spiritual, and material needs. This October, we were very happy to visit the campgrounds and find out a little bit more about what Saint Basil's Academy does.
This year, our minimum goal is to raise $25,000 for St. Basil's Academy to help fund their music program and create an in-house athletic program. To help us raise these funds, we will be selling tickets for two raffles as well as Sons of Pericles merchandise.
We thank you for your support to a worthy cause. If you have any questions, or would like to make a donation, please contact Supreme Treasurer Fred Docous (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Supreme Governor Timothy Noitsis (email@example.com). Additionally, donations to our project can be sent to Sons of Pericles National Headquarters. All checks should be made out to Sons of Pericles.
Advertise with Us!
The Sons of Pericles has always been a prime organization to do substantial networking and to promote events and fundraisers for the betterment of our own endeavors. We have been and continue to be a strong place to advertise any type of event on our website and through our various social media outlets. We encourage anyone, especially those throughout our AHEPA Family with businesses, causes, or events to advertise on our website and gain the exposure that you deserve. Advertising with the Sons of Pericles is the best way to reach our extensive membership and promote your event or cause! Consider working with us today and take advantage of this great opportunity!
With questions regarding pricing and package options, please contact Supreme President Bill Poulos by phone at 330.280.6706 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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