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(L-R) Chapter #122 President Mike Zarpas with family and friends

enjoying the 3rd Annual AHEPA Oyster Roast event

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(L-R): Chapter #122 Board Chairman Evan Almyrantis cutting the Vasilopita

New Years cake for Andy Kopassis, John Stefanou, and Nick Harrison

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Brother John Stefanou shows the Greek coin he found in his Vasilopita cake

Tradition has it he who finds the coin will enjoy a year of good luck

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Three generations of Angelsons'.... Newly initiated Paul Angelson (center)

is the son of John Angelson(left) and grandson of PSG Paul Angelson (right)

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AHEPA Chapter #122 members and guests standing during

the National Anthem prior to the start of the 2019 Superbowl.

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AHEPA Chapter #122 members playing in the 2019 Annual Tavli Tournament

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Front (L-R): Athanasios Tsouganatos playing Tavli against Angelo Neskis

Back (L-R): Watching the match are Mike Douklias, Seth Douklias, and Ignatios Hiotellis


March 2019 General Meeting

The General Meeting for our chapter will be held at the AHEPA Lodge on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Dinner will start at 6:30 pm with the meeting to follow immediately thereafter.

Our meeting will be an informal meeting where we will discuss issues important to our chapter, upcoming events, and future plans. Towards the latter part of the meeting, we will have a “Fireside Chat” with longstanding Brothers who will shed light on past events that helped shape our Chapter.

Apokriatiko Glenti (Masquerade Party)

Brothers and guests are invited to join us at the AHEPA Lodge on Saturday March 9, 2019 for the “Apokriatiko Glenti (Masquerade Party)”. The cost is only $5 per person and will include live Greek music, dance, and light appetizers and refreshments. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. The live Greek music entertainment will be provided by Ltc. Doxakis Komitis of our Hellenic Army. It promises to be a fun filled evening filled with favorite Greek songs, dance, and a variety of costumes! Costumes are required for the costume contest.

Upcoming Events or Dates

Here are some upcoming events, dates or deadlines to keep on your calendar.

  • Lent Begins (Kathara Deftera/Clean Monday): Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Early Application Deadline: to apply for 2019 AHEPAcademy is March 15, 2019
  • Greek Independence Day / Annunciation of the Theotokos: Monday, March 25, 2019
  • Deadline: to apply for an AHEPA National Educational Foundation scholarship is March 31, 2019
  • Extended Deadline: to apply for the 2019 AHEPAcademy is April 15, 2019
  • Deadline: to apply for the AHEPA Family District 3 Scholarship Foundation is April 15, 2019
  • Deadline: to apply for the Journey to Greece program is April 20, 2019

Order of AHEPA, Robert E. Lee, Chapter 122, Norfolk, VA

Founded November 2, 1926 – Celebrating Our 90th Anniversary

ahepa_notecard_logoThe mission of AHEPA is to promote the ancient Greek ideals of Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence through community service and volunteerism.

ahepa_notecard_logoAHEPA (American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) was founded in 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia, to protect individuals from the evils of bigotry and discrimination. The Order of AHEPA,  is the largest and oldest grassroots association of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes with more than 400 chapters across the United States, Canada, Greece and Cyprus.


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