June 2006 Newsletter
ORDER OF AHEPA
SANTA BARBARA CHAPTER #243
“Promoting the Harmony of Greek culture, Service, and Community”
Established October 17, 1929
Ahepa has a very strong presence in the area of education. Education is part of our mission statement. Ahepa works to provide a better learning environment for our children by providing scholarships on a broad basis to a variety of traditional and non-traditional students. We promote Hellenic studies programs and educational journeys to Greece and Washington to educate our youth. Over $4 million has been given to our scholarships and $500,000 is awarded every year.
Your Ahepa Chapter is aware of the following students who have achieved their goals and we wish to give them recognition. We are also aware that there are students who may have obstacles because of circumstance, yet they are working hard and are achieving in many ways. We are working on a project which will seek to give everyone recognition for their hard work. Today however we wish to recognize the following:
Lauren Angelos who received the National Ahepa Scholarship award
Louis Arger a recipient of a District 20 Scholarship award. He wishes to pursue a career as an U. S. Air Force pilot.
Michael Zozos who has graduated with honors from college.
Nicholas Hillman who is a junior in high school but has been awarded many honors in many areas of school participation.
Indeed to list the achievements of these students would be too lengthy for this newsletter.
Congratulations to all the students of our Parish.
Louis Arger will receive his scholarship award at the Scholarship Luncheon on June 24th 12:00 noon -2:00pm at the district 20 convention held at the Hilton Burbank Airport Center. All are invited to attend. Cost is $35, and there will be a Glendi at St. Nicholas, Northridge at 6:00PM at a cost of $35. Come and have a good time.
We invite you to visit our web site and see our Chapter achievements for the 2005-2006 year. Our report card looks impressive. (http://www.ahepa20/~chapter243/
We congratulate the new officers of the Daughters of Penelope and wish them a successful year. Jim Brown, President Chapter # 243
A look back at 2005-2006 Ahepa #243 Accomplishments
This Chapter has a rich history of participation in Ahepa and St. Barbara Parish life. This speaks to the special gifts and quality of the members of this Chapter. All of you have with in you the capability to Excel and be The best in What ever you chose to do. Be Proud to be a member of Ahepa and of this Chapter in particular. We are indeed blessed
This year as Ahepans we participated in the following activities:
Our new website was created with the assistance of District 20
We held a successful fall glendi
We assisted in the Fall Student Mixer
We assisted with the weekend celebration of St. Barbara
We assisted in the celebration with Fr. Paul’s 10th Anniversary as an Orthodox Priest
Our members assisted in various activities of the church
We introduced the New Greek Consul General to Santa Barbara County and City officials
We introduced the Consul to UCSB and Greek Studies personnel
We introduced the Consul to our Parish Priest-Fr. Paul Paris
We initiated the process to join with the City of Santa Barbara in establishing a Sister City in Greece
We presented the Greek Independence Day Celebration to our community
We assisted in the 9th Annual St. Barbara Golf Tournament
We assisted the University and Consul in presenting the Greek film “Hostage” to the Santa Barbara community
We participated in “Ahepa Sunday” which included a memorial to those in the Ahepa family who have passed on, and a luncheon where we displayed photos and other memorabilia from our Chapter and St. Barbara historical past. This included photos of our Ahepan Brothers from the Ventura Chapter #220 and their donations for St. Barbara
One of our youth-Louis Arger was awarded the District 20 Scholarship
One of our youth-Loren Angelos was awarded the National Scholarship
We are already looking toward the new Chapter year with plans and ideas.
All this is possible because of the dedication, good will, energy, forward thinking of our membership and the support of our Parish Priest-Fr. Paul
Be proud of your membership in this Chapter and the fellowship of this unique group of men.
May the New Year bring Health and Joy as we continue our good works.