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AHEPA Mother Lodge Chapter No. 1 Educational Fund Awards $75,350 In Scholarships

On Sunday, June 4, 2017 the AHEPA Educational Fund was joined by 225 family members, friends, and members of the AHEPA family for the presentation of the 31st Scholarship Awards Ceremony at the Parish Life Center of the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Marietta, Georgia. 

 

Pictured: Lee Durbetaki receiving Distinguished Service Award from Tom Kantsios

Supreme Governor Gus Paras visits

On Tuesday November 15th, the brothers of AHEPA Mother Lodge 1 and AHEPA Chapter 519, Marietta, were honored with the visitation of Supreme Governor Gus Paras of Tampa Florida.

Historic St. Barbara's Chapel at Greenwood Cemetery repaired by Atlanta AHEPA Family

 During the first weekend in June, Sons of Pericles Adelphi Chapter 53 volunteers under the direction of former president Michael Lambros, AHEPAN George Kakunes, and Annunciation Cathedral Parish Council’s Stacie Nefos and Dimitri Shreckengost came together at historic St. Barbara’s Chapel overlooking the hallowed Greek Orthodox section of Greenwood Cemetery, just west of downtown Atlanta to complete a critical project involving exterior wall repairs, installation of underground drainage, and placement of beautiful new landscaping beside the chapel.

AHEPA Chapter 1 Educational Foundation 2016 Scholarship Awards

57 deserving recipients were recognized with awards of scholarships totaling $78.400 at the 2016 annual banquet presented by AHEPA Chapter 1 Educational Foundation on June 5th, 2016.

64 years later, Philip Sarris gets the diploma he earned

Philip Sarris, a civil engineering graduate, was given the bachelor's degree he was due in 1952. Sarris didn't participate in Commencement after he finished his degree because he was drafted and sent off to Korea.

AHEPA Mother Lodge Chapter 1 fulfills Diakonia Center $25K Eco-Lodge pledge

AHEPA Mother Lodge Chapter 1 President Charlie Burland presents His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta a check concluding the Chapter's $25,000 commitment in funding construction of an Eco-Lodge Cabin at the Diakonia Retreat Center in Salem, SC.  

Decorated WWII Veteran and AHEPA Brother Receives Award

99 Year Old AHEPAN Brother and WW II Veteran, George T. Demas, Sr. (front center), member of the 82nd Airborne Division and three time Purple Heart recipient, was presented a recognition award by fellow US Army member and Supreme Treasurer, Carl R. Hollister during the South East Leadership Conference held in Atlanta, November 14, 2015.  AHEPA Supreme President John Galanis (2nd from left) along with Secretary, George E. Loucas (center rear) were on hand the event.  Flanking the group is District 1 Governor, Pete Nassos (left) and Mother Lodge Chapter 1 President, Charlie Burland (right).

AXIOS, Brother George!!

Sons of AHEPANS face off in memorable college baseball game

Jacob Gassert and Greg Vourloumis, playing for the LaGrange Panthers and Maryville Scots respectively, faced off in a memorable 15-inning game. Although on opposing teams, the two were sportsmanlike and ultimately showed that we are all on the same team.

New AHEPA Chapter Founded in Athens, GA

A new chapter of AHEPA has been founded in Athens, GA. The chapter will be known as the "Classic City" chapter, and had its first meeting on February 22.

AHEPA Celebrates Greek Independence Day With Community Luncheon

Sunday, March 25, 2016, AHEPA Mother Lodge members helped serve a delicious luncheon for members of the parish community in celebration of the Annunciation Cathedral's nameday and the 184th anniversary of Greek Independence.

Atlanta AHEPA & Sons Presidents Host Visit from Supreme SOP President

Atlanta Adelphi SOP Chapter President Gregory Vourloumis and AHEPA Mother Lodge President Charlie Burland hosted a visit from Sons Supreme President Andreas Christou the weekend of December 18th.

AHEPA Mother Lodge Members attend On Sacred Ground Fundraiser Luncheon

Sunday, February 28, 2016 the Atlanta Community came together following Divine Liturgy to raise funds for the rebuilding of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine.  

AHEPA Mother Lodge Chapter No. 1 helps Ladies Philoptochos in Vasilopita Auction benefitting St. Basil's Academy

"Brothers of the AHEPA Mother Lodge Chapter No. 1 and the Annunciation Cathedral's Golden Group gathered Sunday, January 10th to cook southern style fare as part of the Ladies Philoptochos Annual Vasilopita Auction.

AHEPA Mother Lodge #1 & Empty Stocking Fund

AHEPA ML #1 continues its long standing community support (37th year!) of the Empty Stocking Fund (ESF) and the JROTC of North Atlanta High School.  The ESF is an 89-year old, Atlanta based, Atlanta serving nonprofit that provides gifts to more than 50,000 metro area children living in poverty each Holiday season.