Chapter 37 ~ Syracuse, New York


Dear AHEPANS and Parishioners,

On May 15th our chapter held it’s first in person meeting since the pandemic started.  Everyone was cheerful and happy to be together again.

Our next chapter meeting is Saturday, June 26th at 2 pm in the gym of our church.  As every year, we celebrated AHEPA Day as declared the third Sunday of May and sponsored the coffee hour outside at the front entrance of our church.  The weather was beautiful and if you were there you would have noticed that all of us were hungry to socialize, seeing smiling faces and you could sense it was long overdue. If nothing else this pandemic taught us to appreciate the things we take for granted sometimes.


The elected officers for 2021-2022 are:

President—Mike Labatos

Vice President—George Nardone

Secretary—Peter Panels

Treasurer—Andrew Miledonis   


During our summer meetings we will plan our agenda and events for our remainder of the year.

If you would like to work towards making our community a better place, AHEPA is the group to join where Education, Charity, Family Excellence and teaching of Hellenism takes place. Applications for membership are in the AHEPA mail box at church or talk to one of our members.


Enjoy the summer and God Bless.

The Officers of AHEPA Syracuse Chapter 37


Greek Independence Day
at Syracuse City Hall



  Ζήτω η Ελλάδα!
200 Year Bicentennial of Greek Independence 1821-2021

What a wonderful event on such a spectacular sunny day. Many thanks to the City of Syracuse and Mayor Ben Walsh for their support of the Greek community! View more photos and a video of the presentation on our Facebook page.  



New Members

We welcome Veteran, Colonel Theodore Limpert to our chapter, who was given the oath by AHEPA Supreme President George Horiates, during our February 20th meeting.  Other special guests at the initiation were Region 3 Supreme Governor Thomas Dushas, District 6 Governor Louis Katsos, District 6 Lt. Governor Dean Moskos, District 6 Secretary Chris Pappis and District 6 Past Governor Demi Pamboukes.  Mrs. Eleni Georgiadis and her sons, Niko and Kosta, were given Honorary Membership into our chapter, and we are proud to have them in our AHEPA family.





AHEPA scholarship applications are now available at this link.

To be eligible, the applicant must be the child of a member in good standing of St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church.  Scholarships will be awarded to students entering their freshman year of college at a two or four year accredited college or university. Applications are available at the Church office or by contacting Peter Panels at ppanels@harrispanels.com. Deadline to submit your application is June 4, 2021.