Thursday, March 7, 2013
12 new members initiated into William Penn Chapter No. 61 Order of AHEPA
A dozen new members were initiated into the William Penn Chapter No. 61, Order of AHEPA, during a recent ceremony, in Reading, PA.
The new additions bring the chapter membership roster to 94 active members, ranking the Reading chapter among the largest in Pennsylvania's District No. 4.
During the past year, the chapter has hosted two Membership Roundup Campaigns in extending fellowship and service as members of the AHEPA chapter at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Reading, PA.
A total of 31 new members were initiated and/or reinstated during two mass initiation ceremonies on March 18, 2012 and February 21, 2013. This initiative brings the chapter roster to 94 active members.
Chapter President Dr. George J. Giovanis presided over the initiation ceremonies with the assistance of Gust Kraras, Past District Governor of District No. 5, who has helped revitalize the Reading chapter over the past four years.
The newly initiated members at the February 21, 2013 ceremony are: Yianni Barakos, Mark Chaknos, Chris Fecera, Jarett Fernez, John Frangakis, Nick S. Karetas, Nick Lambros, Stephen Mavreles, Richard Panagacos, Jeremy Reeser, Brian Szczawinski and Chris Zaffary.
The reinstatement and transfer of Harry Pappas, a former member of Chester-Delco Chapter No. 79, was also accepted by the Reading AHEPA Chapter.
(Pictured above are the new members with chapter officers. Photo by Chris Dikos)