AHEPA CHAPTER #518
"The Hellenic Spirit of Clear Lake”
Greetings. AHEPA, "American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association" is an international fraternal organization dedicated to education, philanthropy and advancement of the Hellenic Heritage. Our local chapter with few dedicated members have accomplished a lot during their existence. Our yearly Valentine's Day dinner-dance has provided funds for over $27,000 in scholarships to deserving students in our community. Additionally the chapter has paid for expansion and renovations for the parish home and provided the church with $40,000 for the purchase of the Slossen Property. The chapter also sponsors the Saint John's Agape luncheon on Easter Day at the church. Since AHEPA's founding in 1923 the organization has worked very closely with the Greek Orthodox Church. In philanthropy, AHEPA is in the forefront with donations to worthy causes. Additionally the AHEPA organizations owns and maintains housing for elderly in the USA. Like any organization, however, the membership has to be sustained. It can't be supported by just a few "old timers". Some chapters have ceased to exist, due to lack of interest.. Let's not let this happen to the Clear Lake Chapter. We invite all male members of the community to become and or reinstate their membership to AHEPA. Our annual dues are just $60/yr. AHEPA as a family organization also has women's chapters as well as youth chapters. We hope to have some of these chapters here also as interest permits. We invite all the community to this year's Valentine's Dinner/Dance on February 27, 2016 at the Bay Area Community Center at Clear Lake Park. Specially this year the success of the affair depends on the support of our community.
Third Finding of the Precious Head of St. John the Baptist; Therapon the Hieromartyr, Bishop of Cyprus; Memory of the Finding of the Holy Icon of Saint Demetrios the Great-Martyr and Myrrh-Streamer in Syria; Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne