WASHINGTON, DC — West Virginia Governor Jim Justice (R) proclaimed May 2022 as “Order of AHEPA Month in West Virginia” at a dinner to commemorate AHEPA’s centennial anniversary hosted by Hancock Chapter 103, Weirton, W.V., at Hellenic Memorial Hall, All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, May 10, 2022.
In addition, a West Virginia State Legislature Citation was issued at the request of Delegate Mark Zatezalo (R), who represents Hancock, W.V.
The proclamation and citation were each presented to Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas.
“We are deeply grateful to Governor Justice and Delegate Zatezalo for their commemoration of AHEPA’s century of service,” Supreme President Kokotas said. “We commend the hard work of the Weirton Ahepans who organized a fitting tribute to AHEPA’s community service and good works that help to strengthen our society. Their history in the community runs deep. A special thanks to Chapter President James Banketas and the event’s chairman, Brother Steve Psaros, who also helped to secure the proclamations, for a memorable evening.”
Supreme President Kokotas also congratulated 29 Ahepans in attendance who received their years-of-service pins ranging from 25 to 68 years, among them, Brother Michael Psaros, an AHEPA supporter, who received his 35-year service pin. Brother Psaros delivered the Keynote Address at the 45th Biennial Congressional Banquet in October 2021.
Past Supreme President George E. Loucas, Executive Director Basil Mossaidis, and several past and current Buckeye District 11 Lodge officers attended.