Celebrating 75 years of service to the Greek American Community of the United States of America
founded in Atlanta, Georgia -- July 26, 1922
|Nicholas J. Perdaris, AHEPA Governor||Carol N. Stathopoulos, Daughters Governor|
|Volume 38, Number 1||George N. Dussias, Editor||September-October 1997|
AHEPA DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE
All the excitement and business of
both the Regional and Supreme
Conventions are now behind us. I
would like to take this opportunity, on
behalf of the District Lodge Officers
to THANK the Delegates for placing
their confidence in us to serve the El
Camino Real District No. 20 for the
1997-98 term. It is indeed a great
honor and privilege to for us to serve
you. It is my hope that we as
individuals and as a District Lodge
ALL live up to your expectations and
truly be worthy of that honor.
It would be fitting to give special
congratulations to the Daughters of
Penelope new District Lodge with
Carol Stathopoulos as their
Governor, who by the way served as
the Vice-Chair of the Daughters
Supreme Convention meetings!! We
look forward to working together to
make this a banner year for the entire
in order to the following Brother
AHEPANS who have achieved high
Offices and Awards for their Love
and Dedication to the Order of
Brother George Dariotis on his
election to the Office of Supreme
Brother George Achedafty on his
election to the Office of Supreme
Paul Xanthos on his being inducted
into the National AHEPA Athletic Hall
of Fame for his many
accomplishments and contributions
to the sport of tennis.
Brother C. Peter Stath for being
selected by the District Convention
as AHEPAN of the YEAR for District
All are certainly deserving of the
honor bestowed on them.
Dist. Gov. Carol Stathopoulos and I
are exploring the possibility of having
a joint "BIG BUCKS" Raffle, modeled
after the one held in District #21,
from which, we would all benefit; the
Chapters, the District Lodges, the
District Scholarship Corp, the
Charitable Foundation, the Growth
and Expansion of the Sons and
Maids, the El Camino Real and even
possibly the Rose Float. More
information will follow after we iron
out the details for this raffle.
Rose Bowl Float
As for the ROSE BOWL float, we
continue to be in need of the support
from OUR OWN DISTRICT chapters
and members to make this project a
success. Financial support from all
the District 20 Chapters would go a
very long way to getting support from
other Chapters around the Country.
This is an OFFICIAL Ahepa Project
supported in spirit by the AHEPA
Supreme Convention in Houston and
again in Atlanta. However, the fund
raising remains as a grass roots
effort to be supported by the various
Chapters around the country. The
initial seed money to get the ball
rolling is about $25,000 with the total
cost being about $150,000.
At the Atlanta Supreme Convention,
a vast majority of the Delegates,
Ahepans and Daughters, all proudly
wore the Red Rose sticker on their
Delegates Name-Badge. It was
indeed a great feeling to see the
amount of support we have for this
great idea. With the enthusiastic
support from the entire AHEPA
domain, we can't help but pull this
I look forward to seeing everyone
during our District Lodge visitations
to your Chapter and Community.
Please call me or send a note with
the date you would like to set for a
Finally, I would like to thank Brother
George Dussias from Arizona 275
who volunteered to serve as Editor
for the monumental task of publishing
the El Camino Real. Please support
George and send him articles and
information from your Chapter
activities as well as any advertising
you can obtain for the ECR.
Once again, I thank you for the
opportunity to serve and look forward
to a great year!
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Nicholas J. Perdaris
Nicholas J. Perdaris
District 20 Governor
1st Ahepa Western Regional Convention in Reno, NV Declared success by ALL!!!
By: George N. Dussias
From the moment one checked
into the Reno Hilton Hotel you
knew that this was going to be
a good weekend. Thursday afternoon
there was time to hit the gaming
tables/slots for a while and then work
your way into the Ahepa Hospitality
Room. Here the three District Lodges
each had prepared a variety of food
and pastries for all the Delegates. The
keftedes were the size of a baseball.
There were over 150 Ahepa family
members from all three districts all
having the opportunity to meet each
other. Registration went very well and
there were very few problems.
Indeed it was a pleasure to attend a AHEPA Convention where there was total harmony and unity of purpose. The over 40 Delegates who attended, all worked hard towards AHEPA's understanding of the future goals and ideas. There was some exchange of ideas between the participating Districts. Hopefully, the next Western Regional Convention will allow more time to meet with the other Districts.
The social functions were more enjoyable with the larger number of participants.
Survival or Extinction?
District 20 faces a huge
challenge. Our membership
has dropped over the past
decade due to a variety of reasons. It
is now the responsibility of the Chapter
Officers, members and the District
Lodge to create and implement
programs which will appeal and spark
an interest in new members.
Yesterdays AHEPA must recreate
itself in order to become tomorrow's
AHEPA. Brother AHEPANS you must
each talk to the younger members of
your Church Community and get them
interested in the AHEPA. Let's all
work together to insure the future
growth of AHEPA instead of working
against each other towards our
San Pedro Hosts 98 conference jan. 31
Building on last years very successful
Conference in Ventura, the Neptune
Chapter No. 233 and Daughters of
Penelope Theseus No. 88 of San
Pedro will be hosting the 1998 District
Conference at the Ports O'Call
Restaurant and Conference facilities,
Berth 79, Saturday, January 31, 1998.
Brother Gus Alex and his committee
are working very hard to put together
an excellent weekend of events. All
Chapter Presidents and Secretaries in
addition to any other AHEPA members
are encouraged to attend and
participate in this very important day-long meeting. The success of a
Conference rests on the level of
participation by the Chapters and their
The purpose of having a Mid-Winter Conference is for the Chapters and District Lodge to meet together, focus on plans for the future and motivate the attendees to go back to their Chapters and implement the ideas and work on the special projects. A major highlight for this years Conference will be the ATHLETIC RECOGNITION BANQUET which will honor and feature local high school and college athletes from within our District. Parents and relatives are encouraged to attend. An evening of fun and dancing will follow. Look for additional details in future publications.
San Pedro Ahepa Family
On the evening of July 31, 1997 the Neptune Chapter No. 233, Order of Ahepa help its annual picnic and social at the community room of the Cabrillio Marina complex in San Pedro, CA. Over 90 members and guests attended the event. Among the V.I.P.'s that were honored guests of the Chapter were: Father Michael Courey and his family, the new priest for St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church of Redondo Beach, CA. AHEPA District Governor Nick Perdaris and DOP Carol Stathopoulos and Dr.James Demetriou Supreme Secretary.
All those in attendance were treated
royally to barbecued beef sirloin and
salmon steaks cooked to order by our
renowned chefs of Neptune Chapter.
Arizona Chapter No. 275 Donates $25,000 to Youth Center.
The Brothers of Arizona Chapter No. 275
in Tucson have successfully organized
and worked together with the entire
towards the growth and development of
what has become a must attend social
function of the Spring for over 15,000
Tucsonans. The AHEPA Spring Greek
Festival has grown by leaps and bounds
since 1990 when a one-day Glendi
Dinner-Dance evolved into a two-day
food fair then into a 3-day Festival.
Originally the Chapter needed funds to
help remodel and upgrade the Lodge
Meeting room, the game room, kitchen,
bathroom and Social hall. Arizona 275 is
one of few Chapters in the Ahepa domain
to have its own meeting/social facilities
on their church grounds. Over $35,000
was spent over a 2-year period from
Then the St. Demetrios Church needed a Youth Center and additional Classrooms. After plans were drawn fundraising efforts began. Brother Clarence Drake stepped forward and donated $100,000 and the community raised an additional $30,000 for the construction costs. The AHEPA Chapter donated $25,000 towards the furniture for the Youth Center. The room is now equipped with fine leather couches, chairs, tables, pool table, computer desk, TV, stereo, microwave, refrigerator and much more.
Arizona Chapter 275 Scholarship fund grows to over $82,000
From the early 1970's till the 1990's the Arizona 275 Scholarship Corp. Grew at a slow and steady pace. Various fundraising events, individual donations and the Annual Dog Track outings netted the fund about $20,000. Those days, Scholarships awarded were between $100 to $350 for the 3-4 recipients who qualified. With the recent success of the AHEPA Spring Greek Festivals hosted by the locale Chapter the Scholarship Fund has benefited by over $62,000 in five years.
This year over $3,000 was distributed to
seven recipients with awards ranging
from $300 to $700. Kai Se Anotera!!
Arizona Chapter 275
Donates over $50,000
to Church and various
St. Demetrios Church, the Church Choir,
Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles,
Greek School, Senior Citizens Group,
Pan Athenian Dancers and Philoptochos
are among some of the organizations who
have benefited financially from the Ahepa
Spring Greek Festivals over the past five-six years.
The Choir members were able to
purchase new robes and currently are
raising funds for a new Church Organ to
replace the thirty year old hand-me-down
donated to the Church.
The University of Arizona Classics
Department has also been one of
AHEPAs benefactors. Ahepa ARIZONA
275 is committed to providing and
maintaining the Greek language studies
program at the University level. With the
strong Greek Community leadership of
the Hellenic Cultural Foundation of
Tucson who have raised tens of thousands
of dollars for the establishment of a
permanent chair of Ancient and Modern
Greek at the U of A the AHEPA has
given its strong support to this most
worthy goal and effort.
At one time the major threat of loosing
the Greek language, was very serious
and eminent. Today the seat is secure and
will be funded permanently by the
Without the outcry of many committed Greek, Greek-American and Phil-Hellenes this would not have occurred. The journey originally seemed unachievable. But persistence and commitment triumphed.
DOP Theseus #88 SanPedro Luncheon
You are all invited to the DOP District Governor's Report Luncheon. Sat. Sept.
27, 1997 Noon at Ports
O'Call Restaurant Berth 79
Daughters of Penelope
El Camino Real District 20
District Governor's Message
by: Carol Stathopoulos
New beginnings bring new challenges and new
changes. AHEPA 2000 ideas will refocus our
organization. Constitutional revisions will
update our outlook and our direction. New
officers, at all levels: national, district and
chapter, will bring their own ideas, energies and
dedication to the Daughters of Penelope. Our
Brother Ahepans are asking for our cooperation
and our support. The year ahead will be filled
with "interesting times" as we meet these
challenges to the best of our collective abilities.
Nationally, there is a new mission statement
dedicated to the promotion of Hellenic ideals of
education, philanthropy, civic responsibility,
family and individual excellence. These are
ideals the Daughters of Penelope can support.
At the Atlanta National Convention, the AHEPA
2000 package was dissected into smaller
components to be considered by our
organization over the next few years.
Legislation also brought about membership
requirement changes and gave the DOP the
right to function independently from the
At the District level, a new District Lodge
(5/7ths of which live in the Salt Lake City area!)
And a new District Project - The Breast Center
at USC/Norris Cancer Center and Hospital, will
help focus the energies of the entire district.
Our district project designee has extended an
invitation to all Daughters of the District to
participate not only in its fund-raising
activities, but also in its programs and services.
Especially exciting news for our district is the
possible formation of two new Maids of Athena
chapters and the reactivation of a DOP chapter.
It should be a very busy year!
District chapters and members of the DOP will find 1997/98 filled with many new activities and experiences. As students, we learn more from actually doing an activity than we do from hearing or reading about it. Facing changes and challenges will be more fulfilling if, as a member, you are actively taking part. Your active role will encourage others to be similarly engaged in the activities of your chapter. What are the Daughters of Penelope? What do they do? These are questions often heard. Take a look at your chapter's level of participation in your community. That is who the DOP are and that is what they do. Now, ask yourself, "Is it enough? Is it a level of activity and participation that could be described as individual excellence?"
From: George Dussias, Editor
Chapter Secretaries: Please submit
a current mailing list of all your
Submit Chapter information you
would like published in the ECR.
Send "Letters to the Editor" with
your comments both positive and
Please support the El Camino
Real, sell advertising or send cash!
We need a lot of financial help.
Vacation in Tucson-- June
Arizona Chapter No. 275 is hosting District Convention 1998. Headquarters is the new Marriott Atrium Hotel at the University Main Gate.
Make plans from NOW. You
do NOT want to miss this
great weekend of Fraternal
Brotherhood and Sisterhood
Visit by His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew
by: Nicholas J. Perdaris
By now most of you should be
aware of the visit or our
Spiritual Leader, Patriarch
Bartholomew from 6th to the
10th of November, 1997.
Please note the following
important events. On Nov.
8th, there will be a Grand
Banquet in his honor at the
Westin Boneventure Hotel in
downtown Los Angeles. We
would like to have as many
AHEPA FAMILY tables as
possible. However, we do
realize that many of you might
be required to sit with your
various Church Boards or
Many of you will not be with
any other groups and we
would like to make a good
showing as AHEPA FAMILY
members. With time being of
the essence, we request the
1) $150.00 per person
2) Tables of 10 max.
3) Make Check payable to:
Diocese of San Francisco-Patriarchal Visit
4) List of names of your party
5) No reservations without pre-paid check
6) Deadline is October 1, 97
7) Mail Check to:
Nicholas J. Perdaris
On Sunday, Nov. 9th there
will be a Patriarchal Divine
Liturgy at the Los Angeles
Convention Center 10:00 AM
On Monday Nov. 10th the
Patriarch will visit the St.
Anthony's Monastery in the
Desert of Arizona south of
Florence & north of Tucson.
Ahepa family dates to
From: Nicholas J. Perdaris, Dist. Gov.
Nov. 6-10 - Patriarch Barthlolmew's
visit to Southern California and
Nov. 15, 1997 - Farewell Luncheon for Supreme Treasurer George Dariotis. PDG Brother Dariotis will be relocating on the east coast. The PDG's and Dist. Lodge will sponsor the lunch at Frank's Steak House 6005 Vineland at corner of Oxnard and North Hollywood. Cost is $20.00 per person. RSVP by Nov. 11th.
G. Achedafty (626) 285-4047 PDG Chairman
January 31, 1998 - Mid-Winter
Conference Meeting, also Athletic
Recognition Banquet and Awards at
Ports O'Call Restaurant, San Pedro,CA
Feb. 28, 1998 - U.S. Congressional
Banquet in Washington, DC.
June 25-28, 1998 - AHEPA FAMILY
Vacation and District Convention in
July 19, 1998 - Journey to Greece for
17 to 25 year old young adults of
August 2-6, 1998 - AHEPA Supreme
Convention in Orlando, Florida.
Once again, I thank you for the
opportunity to serve and look forward to
a great year! - NJP
Daughters of Penelope
by: Carol Stathopoulos, District Governor
Breast Center of USC/Norris
Center and Hospital was
selected by the District Convention
Delegates as the 1997/98 District
Project for the DOP. This facility,
located in Los Angeles, offers the
most advanced cancer treatment
available due to its ongoing research
into the newest approaches to cancer
management. The facility specializes
in several types of cancer treatment
and was recommended to the District
Convention for its pioneer work in
breast cancer. Folders for each
chapter containing complete details
about the Center and Hospital are
being readied for distribution at the
District Governor's Report Luncheon
in San Pedro September 27th.
All Daughters are invited to
participate in Breast Health Day 97
slated for September 20th. RACE
FOR THE CURE, a 5K run/walk
fund-raiser will take place Sunday,
Nov. 2 at the Rose Bowl in
Pasadena, CA. More information to
follow in the next Bulletin. Your
District Governor plans to be there.
Who among you will walk with me?
In your prayers, please remember Sisters: Martha Giones, Pyramid #304 who fell asleep in the Lord July, 1997
Virginia Bokron, Hyperia #94, who fell asleep in
the Lord July, 1997
Maria Carastathis, Charter Member, Melita 3119, who fell asleep in the Lord August 1997
Eternal be their Memories...
Lady Luck Winner...
Congratulations to Sister Anne Eliopulos who was the lucky raffle winner at the Supreme Convention in Atlanta, GA. She won the 50/50 Penelopean Foundation Raffle.
She surprised her husband Cris with a $1,750 cash prize!!Order of Ahepa
El Camino Real District No. 20
Current Roster of Recognized Chapters
Nicholas J. Perdaris, District Governor 1997-1998
Southern California, Arizona,
Southern Nevada & Utah
1) 146 BEEHIVE, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
2) 152 HESPERIA, LOS ANGELES, CA
3) 219* PHOENIX, PHOENIX, AZ
4) 220 VENTURA , VENTURA, CA
5) 223 SAN DIEGO, SAN DIEGO, CA
6) 224 BAKERSFIELD, BAKERSFIELD, CA
7) 233 NEPTUNE, SAN PEDRO, CA
8) 243 SANTA BARBARA, SANTA BARBARA
9) 275 ARIZONA, TUCSON, AZ
10) 302 ARROWHEAD, SAN BERNARDINO
11) 314 BOULDER DAM, LAS VEGAS, NV
12) 318 HOLLYWOOD, HOLLYWOOD, CA
13) 342 LONG BEACH, LONG BEACH, CA
14) 373 ROSE BOWL, PASADENA, CA
15) 411 DISNEYLAND, ANAHEIM, CA
16 412 SAN FERNANDO
17) 426 SOUTH BAY, REDONDO BEACH, CA
18) 430 DOWNEY, DOWNEY, CA
19 431* BEVERLY HILLS, BEVERLY HILLS, CA
20) 442 BURBANK, GLENDALE, CA
21) 444 HEARTLAND, EL CAJON, CA
22) 454 TRI-CITY, TEMPE, AZ
23 462* PARADISE VALLEY, PARADISE VALLEY, AZ
24) 466 GOLDEN WEST, COVINA, CA
25) 505 GEORGE POLOS, NORTH SAN DIEGO, CA
26) 509 MALIBU, MALIBU, CA
Per Capita Tax & Dues
District Per Capita tax has been increased from $2.50 to $5.00 per member beginning with the 1998 dues payments. Also National has passed a voluntary increase to of $5.00 to $30.00 per capita. Dues are due in January of each year.
If you have not paid yet you are seriously past due for 1997. Please pay your dues for 1997.
AND PAY YOUR 1998 dues in
January. AHEPA membership is
cheap at ANY PRICE!!!
reprinted from the July/August 1997
issue of Odyssey Magazine
7 Estimated number of people that a satisfied tourist positively disposes toward visiting Greece when she/he returns home
24 Estimated number of
people that a dissatisfied tourist
toward visiting Greece when she/he
100,000 Number of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) citizens who applied for Greek visas in the first half of 1997
2,000,000 Population of
1,700 Cost in US dollars of
a Greek visa on the black market in
1 Rank of Fyodor
Dostoevsky among the most translated
foreign authors in Greece in
5,058 Number of new book titles published in Greece in 1996
2,188 Number of new book
titles published in Greece in 1990
10 Percent of Greeks who carry at least one credit card
35 Percent of Britons who carry at least one credit card
60 Percent of Americans
who carry at least one credit card
800,000 Number of people in Greece involved in agriculture in 1996
950,000 Number of people in Greece involved in agriculture in 1992
55 Percent of people in
Greece involved in agriculture who
are over 55 years old
66 Percent of people in Greece who have heard of the Internet
96 Percent of people in the USA who have heard of the Internet
86 Percent of people in Japan who have heard of the Internet
46 Percent of people in Turkey who have heard of the Internet
202 Average minutes of television watched daily by Greeks
240 Average minutes of television watched daily by Americans (most in the world)
140 Average minutes of television watched daily by Swedes
179 Average minutes of television watched daily by the French
592 Number of daily newspaper sales per 1,000 citizens in Norway
582 Number of daily newspaper sales per 1,000 citizens in Japan
216 Number of daily newspaper sales per 1,000 citizens in the USA
78 Number of daily newspaper sales per 1,000 citizens in Greece
68 Number of daily newspaper sales per 1,000 citizens in Turkey
27 Number of daily newspaper sales per 1,000 citizens in India
320,000 total number of words in Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
41,614 number or words in the English language derived from Greek
21 percent of words in spoken English derived from Greek
54 percent of medical terms derived from Greek
15 Greece's rank in per-capita gross domestic product among the 15 European Union countries
50 percent of the EU's poorest regions that are in Greece
64 percent of Greek students who learn English in high school
88 percent of EU students who learn English in high school
99 percent of Swedes who learn English in high school
244.57 million packs of Marlboro cigarettes sold in Greece in 1996
125 million packs of Camel cigarettes sold in Greece in 1996
Journey to Greece
Sons, Maids, Young Adults age 17 to 26 of Hellenic Heritage enjoy a Great Summer Vacation in Greece!!!
Visit ancient ruins,
historical sites, sunny
beaches, island cruises
and much more.
The Educational Foundation of
the AHEPA has announced the
re-establishment of the Journey
to Greece program for Sons of
Pericles, Maids of Athena and all
of our young Hellenes
everywhere. The new Journey
will take over 100 youth from all
over the United States between
the ages of 17 and 26. The new
Journey will take students on a
complete classical tour of Greece
as well as a week long cruise
through the Aegean Islands.
Special features will include a
private reception hosted by the
Greek Government and another
by the American Embassy in
Athens. A send off party from
the National Greek Tourist
Office will also be included.
Of Special interest to our youth
will be a special audience with
His All Holiness, the Ecumenical
Archbishop of Constantinople
and New Rome.
Upon conclusion of the tours, and optional week will be available for our students. Air transportation will be from 12 regional airports across the USA including LAX, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. Departure Date will be JULY 9th, 1998. Cost is estimated at $2,300 per person. All Sons and Maids will be given a special $100 discount. The tour will be set up in small groups if 12 with a Tour Director/Chaperone for each small group. If you are interested in leading one of our tours, please contact District Governor by the end of November. All Tour Directors will be given their passage at no cost per 12 students recruited. Deadline for recruitment and registration will be by March 1998.
Journey to Greece Coordinator
Dr. James Dimitriou
Join us in Greece for the
Odyssey of your life!!!
for George Dariotis
On Saturday, November 15, 97 at 12:00 NOON, the Past District Governors in cooperation with the District Lodge, will be sponsoring a FAREWELL LUNCHEON to honor PDG, current Supreme Treasurer and hard working dedicated Brother Ahepan, George Dariotis.
The event will be held at
FRANK'S STEAK HOUSE
Brother George will be leaving
us soon to re-locate on the East
Coast. Chef Frank Cunelis will
prepare a special Lamb Dinner
(chicken available for those who
would prefer it) Because seating
is very limited please call and
make your reservations as soon
as possible. Deadline is Tuesday,
Nov. 11th. Cost is $20.00 per
person. See AHEPA Dates to
remembers for reservation info.
AHEPA Christmas Party George Polos Chapter 505 San Diego
Sunday, December 21, 1997 6pm til ??? Crete Island Restaurant at Oceanside Harbor & Marina. $12.50 per person. Dancing, Live Entertainment, and Food. For Reservations Call:
James Rigopoulos 619-233-7158 or 619-793-1333 OR
Spiro Vrontinos 619-566-3113 or
Anthony M. Horaites
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 7626
Alhambra, California 91802
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
515 S. Flower St. Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90071
213. 688. 8196 OR
213. 688. 8150 fax
District 20 AHEPA Family Photo Album
The 1997-1998 District Governor of the El Camino real District No. 20 Brother Nicholas J. Perdaris receives his Governor's Pin from PDG Anthony Horaites (Photo by PDG Dino Basdakis)
PDG Anthony Horaites receives PDG Plaque from the New District Governor Nicholas J. Perdaris (Photo by PDG Dino Basdakis)
Daughters of Penelope New District Lodge for 1997-1998. L-R: Carol Stathopoulos, District Governor from Delos Chapter #103, Santa Barbara, CA; Lt. Gov Elene Kontigis, Charai $79, Salt Lake City; Secretary, Marlena Uchimura, Hyperia #94, Ventura, CA; Treasurer, Sophie Saltas, Charai #79, Salt Lake City; Marshal, Shelly Anderson, Charai #79, Salt Lake City; Maids Advisor, Joanne Saltas, Charai #79, Salt Lake City; Daughters Advisor, Margo Sotiriou, Charai #79, Salt Lake City. (Photo by George Dussias)
Following the Banquet at the Regional Convention in Reno, June 27. Members of Hesperia Chapter #152 with Periclean Award Recipient former Sheriff Peter Pitchess. Standing L-R: Distr. Warden George A. Leon; Hesperia Secretary Peter Latsis; Solon Soteras. Seated L-R: Sheriff Peter Pitchess; William Kokenes; and PDG Harry Siafaris. (Photo provided by Peter Latsis)
A break during "Greek Night" at the Reno Hilton- seated L-R: Supreme President, Spiro Macris; PDG Chris Zazas; Gus Rakus from Dist #22; PDG Mike Pentogenis; Supreme Secretary, Dr. James Dimitriou; PDG Steve Tripodes; Standing L-R: District Governor Nick Perdaris; PDG George Dariotis; George Paul and Soudas from District #21,(Photo by George Dussias)
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff and PDG of Dist #19 Peter J. Pitchess is the 1997 Recipient of the District #20 "PERICLEAN AWARD" L-R: Supreme Secretary Dr. James Dimitriou; Mrs. Athena Pitchess; Peter J. Pitchess; Supreme President Spiro J. Macris. The presentation was made during the banquet at the regional Convention at the Reno Hilton on June 27, 1997.
L-R: President of Hesperia Chapter #152; District Secretary Sitheris Chebithes: District Governor Nick Perdaris; District Warden George Leon. The District Governor attended the July 9, 1997 meeting at the Jans Restaurant to install Brothers Chebithes and Leon in their respective District Lodge offices. (Photo by Peter Latsis)
On March 26, 197, the San Fernando Valley Chapter $412 and the Burbank-Glendale Chapter #442 had a joint meeting and installation which was presided over by the District Lodge, at Franks Steakhouse in North Hollywood. Standing L-R: Steven Grafos, Pres. #442; Dist Treas.. Zak Nahmoulis; new members John Paras, Costas Fergadis, Vasili Papadopoulos, Nick Boyias, and Perry Mormains; Steve Roukis, Pres. #412;and Dist. Secy. Costa Frangos. Seated L-R: Nick Perdaris, Lt. Gov.; Dr. James Dimitriou, Supreme Secretary; and Tony Horaites, District Governor.
(Photo by James Kolokotronis)
A LUNCHEON MEETING WITH AN EXECUTIVE OF THE "TOURNAMENT OF ROSES" Standing L-R: Dist. Governor Nick Perdaris, Supreme Secretary Dr. James Dimitriou; Pres. Disneyland #411 Chris Mellas; Fr. Efstathios Mylonas, and Capt. Aris Birakos. Seated L-R: The Gracious Hosts George and Sophia Adamson: Tournament of Roses Director of Sponsor Relations, Steve Leland; and James Birakos. July 7, 1997.
Order of AHEPA ---- District Lodge Officers --- 1997-1998
Sons of Pericles Advisor
El Camino Real Editor
Order of AHEPA
George N. Dussias,Editor