Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Six Pennsylvania AHEPA Chapters Come Together to Celebrate Their 90th Anniversaries

L-R: Chapter Presidents from Bethlehem (Rob Schmell), Chester-Delco (Rick Hogue), Lancaster (Gus Siese), Supreme President John Galanis, Harrisburg (Dimitri Sosos), Allentown (Ryan MacKenzie) and Reading (Chris Wagner).

Six AHEPA chapters in Power District 4 came together in Reading, Pa., to celebrate their 90th anniversaries, Nov. 19, 2015.

Supreme President John W. Galanis and several Supreme Lodge officers attended the milestone event that commemorated: Chapter 60, Allentown, Pa.; Chapter 61, Reading, Pa.; Chapter 64, Harrisburg, Pa.; Chapter 65, Bethlehem, Pa.; Chapter 71, Lancaster, Pa.; and Chapter 79, Chester-Delco, Pa.

"We are proud of these chapters and their charitable works that have  served to strengthen their communities for nine decades," Supreme President John W. Galanis said. "We thank Reading Chapter 61 for taking the initiative to invite surrounding chapters to come together in celebration of this landmark and special occasion." 

Supreme President Galanis presented a unique certificate to each of the six chapter presidents. Brothers from the chapters shared stories of their founding members and the obstacles and challenges they faced to charter their chapters.

Friday, November 20, 2015

3 Students From Berks County Awarded AHEPA District Scholarships

Three students with ties to the Gust C. Kraras Chapter No. 61 were awarded Power District No. 4 Scholarships for 2015.

The scholarship recipients are Stavana Donohue, Anastasis Phyrillas and Maria Phyrillas.

A total of 55 District Scholarships were awarded at the District Convention.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Gust C. Kraras featured in the Reading Eagle

Gust C. Kraras has been chronicling the history of Greek-Americans in Berks County (and the history of Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Reading, Pa.) for more than 50 years. His efforts were featured today in an article in the Reading Eagle.

Kelly's Korner: Booklets detail history of Berks County Greek community | Reading Eagle - NEWS