New York – AHEPA Delphi Chapter 25 returned the slate of officers which last year led a remarkable revival of the renowned Manhattan Chapter. The members re-elected the leadership by unanimous acclamation in June and were formally installed in a ceremony presided by District 6 Governor Ted Stamas and Lt. Governor Deme Pamboukes on July 12.
President Argyris S. Argitakos was re-elected along with Vice President Louis Katsos, Executive Secretary Michael Papaphotes Secretary Jimmy Douloumbakas, and Treasurer Chris Karis and they “It is an honor to be acknowledged by the membership and to be voted in again for another year,” Argitakos said, adding “As in the past year, I will continue my diligent efforts to revitalize this historic chapter and to bring it again to the forefront of the AHEPA domain.”
The election meeting was called to order by Argitakos and he promptly asked the half dozen guests who were new to the chapter to introduce themselves. The chapter belongs to AHEPA District 6 and Argitakos reported on the recent annual district conference that he and other Delphi officers and members attended in Brooklyn and announced that they were presented with an award for being the most improved chapter in 2015.
Argitakos and Katsos became members of the District Lodge as chairmen of the Family Excellence and Hellenism committees, respectively. The conference also voted to raise the portion of dues revenues that is dedicated to scholarships.
The rest of the Chapter 25 meeting’s time on June 14 – in between the opening and closing reception featuring snacks and wine – was devoted to chapter business, including a discussion of the upcoming annual award dinner at the fabulous Central Park Boathouse on Tuesday, September 27.
The honoree will be the well-known Nicholas Tsoucalas, past chapter president who has just retired after an illustrious tenure as a Federal Judge.
For further information regarding the Sept. 27 Gala please communicate via email to AHEPA25.DelphiNYC@gmail.com
The following Chapter positions were also ratified: Warden: Konstantine Drougos,
Captain of the Guard: Peter Giakoumis, Sentinel:George Giakoumis, Officers: George Meintassis, Nicholas Moustakis, George Eliopoulos, Ted Klingos, Chairman of Board of Governors: Harilaos Zouvelos, Chairman of Chapter Strategic Steering : Panagiotis Chatziplis, Chairman of Education & Scholarships: Basil Katsamakis, Chairman of New Membership: Peter Sipsas, Chairman of Veteran’s Affairs: Edward Kostakis, Chairman of Chapter Events; Jimmy Douloumbakas; Chairman of Chapter Government & Press/Media Communications: Constantine Sirigos and Chapter Liaision with AHEPA Hellas & Europe: Gerry F. Papaspyratos.
The Manhattan Chapter of The Order of AHEPA ,Delphi Chapter #25, was founded in 1923 in Manhattan NYC, it was the first Chapter in New York State and one of the first in the Northeast.
The Delphi 25 Chapter was instrumental in welcoming the early Greek immigrants to the USA and helping with their assimilation into the American culture by assisting them with learning the English language, finding employment and becoming citizens of the United States. The Delphi 25 Chapter continues on today the tradition of AHEPA’s ideals and values of promoting education and Hellenism through many efforts of public service and philanthropy.
The Delphi 25 Chapter has had many notable and prominent members in its history, including many Phil-Hellenes (those of non-Greek descent) who embraced AHEPA’s ideals and values. Some of the many notable members in Delphi’s rich history are Past Supreme Presidents of AHEPA and past Presidents of the Delphi 25 Chapter Dean Alfange and Dr. Kimon Doukas. Other notable past Presidents of Delphi 25 included the former Chief Council to the NYS Athletic Commission, and former council to NYS Gov. Nelson Rockefeller as well as Past Supreme Council to AHEPA, James Fusscas as well as the current Hon. U.S. Federal Judge Nicholas Tsoucalas.