The Santa Barbara AHEPA Proudly Presents
Glendi! Join us for a very special evening of dancing,
Dinning, merrymaking, and a few surprises!
Greek Food • Greek Entertainment • Greek Kefi
Greek and American Music Performed by The Greeks.
Incredible Greek Dinner, Greek Appetizers Catered by The Greek at the Harbor
Don’t Miss It. This is the Greek event of the year in California!
Seating is Limited. Reservations, Event and Ticket information, contact
Jim Brown at (805) 482-8229/Constantino Frangos at (805) 962-6020
Proceeds from this event will go to St. Barbara's Hellenic Education Programs.
R.S.V.P. by Monday, October 31.
Saturday, November 5, 2005, 6 pm
The Orthodox Center
St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
1205 San Antonio Creek Road • Santa Barbara
St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church / www.santabarbara.net
To ensure your reservation, please make checks payable to Order of AHEPA and mail with this coupon to:
Order of AHEPA • Stephen Compogiannis, 5290 Overpass Rd. Suite 124, Santa Barbara Ca 93111
Name: __________________________ Phone: __________________ Email Address: ___________________
Amount Enclosed: $___________________for _________Adults_________Children/Young (3-18)
I was not able to place our flyer on this site. Please go to www.ahepa20.org
and view the third flyer from the top. The flyer will come up and you can then print. Please use the tear off at the bottom of the flyer and mail your reservation by October 31,2005 to our Treasurer Steve Compogiannis . WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. JB
ORDER OF AHEPA
SANTA BARBARA CHAPTER #243
“Promoting the Harmony of Greek Culture, Service, and Community”
“Keeping the Spirit Alive in 2005 and In the Mix for 2006”http://www.ahepa.org/~chapter243/
I was going to use this opportunity to give information about District 20’s Scholarship program for Ahepa family youth and also to give an historical account of the program’s founding and the vital role of members of this Community and Ahepa Chapter not only in the founding of this program but in the present day administration of this very successful endeavor. Events of the past few weeks in the Gulf Coast States however have caused me to put off the scholarship information until next month and instead to write about a more important issue-PHILANTHROPY.
We all are aware of the destruction and pain of our citizens in the area of hurricane Katrina. There has been a tremendous outpouring of aid and self-sacrifice to assist those who have suffered. It has been gratifying to see the expression of the God-Spirit “LOVE” directed to our fellow human beings coming from the hearts of the givers. I know that there are many avenues of giving: our work places, our Church, and through organizations such as Ahepa which will serve to express our concern and LOVE for one another. My propose here is to give information of the PHILANTHROPY of the Ahepa family, which then reflects on the spirit of the Greek people here in America.
The very meaning of the word philanthropy is rooted in the Hellenic ideal of "love of people." Therefore, it is a natural for AHEPA to be the leading Greek-American organization of philanthropic endeavors throughout the world.
Philanthropy has been a pillar of strength for AHEPA over its many years of existence. AHEPA'S deeds can be seen in the restoration of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island; in the Halls of St. Basil's Academy; in the building of our churches; and in the financial contributions toward the research for cures of deadly diseases. Yet, this only scratches the surface of the numerous philanthropic works of the association. Briefly, consider the following few examples;
AHEPA helped to defray the mortgages and bills on many churches, including the St. Photios National Shrine in St. Augustine, Florida, and continues to contribute over $1 million annually to Greek Orthodox Communities through our local chapters.
AHEPA amassed $162 million during the United States' World War II war bond drive
Construction of the 400-bed AHEPA Wing to Evangelismos Hospital in Athens and the AHEPA Hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece
Construction of seven AHEPA Health Care Centers in rural areas of Greece
Funding of the Dr. George Papanicolaou Cancer Research Institute in Miami
Supporters of the "Plant Your Roots in Greece" Program, the re-forestation of areas ravaged by fire
Sponsoring of teams from Greece attending the International Special Olympics
Sponsoring nurse exchange programs between hospitals in the United States and Greece
Worldwide relief for victims of natural disasters
In addition, countless philanthropic projects are undertaken every year by AHEPA's chapters and districts, Projects such as the Greek Autism Project and the Greek Children's Cancer Fund at Sloan-Kettering Hospital both originated at the local levels. They have now become national projects.
AHEPA constantly seeks new philanthropic projects where it can contribute its resources to the needs of our communities here and abroad, The organization builds upon prior successes and uses them as a catapult for future achievements.
Your Ahepa Chapter urges everyone to give what you can to aid those in need. You will benefit by your giving.
Please remember our Fall Glendi taking place Saturday November 5th at 6:00PM at out community room. The flyer is in this Epistle. And on the website of the District 20www.ahepa20.org
It is the third flyer, just click on it and the flyer will come up. Please respond to our Treasurer Steve Compogiannis by October 31, 2005. Please use the Reservation slip at the bottom of the flyer
. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE. We Thank You for your support.
James Brown President.