By George Kallas
PORT JEFFERSON, NY – On Thursday, January 7, AHEPA Chapter 319 held its first monthly business meeting in Port Jefferson, NY where the members also cut the Vasilopita. Our president, Brother Nicholas Calogredes, was blessed with the lucky coin, and the chapter members wish him good luck for the year to extend to his family and the Chapter!
2020 was a challenging year for the whole world, and no different for Chapter 319. But as Brother Nick reviewed our accomplishments in 2020, we quickly realized that for us it was also a year of progress and advancement, which included the following initiatives:
- Providing masks and gloves to the church community for protection against COVID-19
- Launching a scholarship for students at Stony Brook University’s Hellenic Studies Program
- Annual Fishing Trip Fund Raiser
- California Wildfire Donation
- Launching the Greek Food to the Hungry program
- Development of the AHEPA Trifold Brochure to help attract new members
Our goal for 2021 is to increase our members participation and expand our Chapter with more members so that we can do more to pursue AHEPA’s mission of philanthropy, education, and promoting and preserving the Hellenic identity of Greek Americans. AHEPA Chapter 319 wishes everybody a fulfilling, productive, safe, and Happy New Year in 2021!