Sunday, August 5, 2012

History of the Order of AHEPA - The Years 1956-62 (Includes 354 Names)




The following is courtesy of the ORDER OF AHEPA - Taken from the book "The History of the Order of Ahepa (The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) 1922-1972" by George J. Leber, Executive Secretary of the Order of Ahepa.  Published by the Order of Ahepa, Washington, D.C. 1972.

This book is available through the U.S. Inter-library loan program, you can work with your local library to obtain a copy.



CHAPTER TEN:  The Years 1956-62


The 34th Supreme convention was held in New York City during the week of August 12-18, 1956.  Convention officers were:
John G. Thevos, Chairman
Dennis J. Livadas, Vice Chairman
Peter Kouchalakos, Secretary


Supreme Lodge delegates:
Stephen S. Scopas
Constantine P. Verinis
Gregory M. Pahules
George A. Bezaitis
Ernest E. Dematatis
Louis G. Manesiotis
Anthony C. Lingon
James Frangos
Nick Kogos


Supreme Trustee delegates:
Chris E. Athas
Charles D. Kotsilibas
Speros A. Versis
Sam S. Nakos
Anthony Aroney


Mother Lodge delegates:
George A. Polos
James Vlass
Nicholas D. Chotas
Spiros J. Stamos
James Campbell
John Angelopoulos


District Governor delegates:
George Blanos
George Karras
John A. Vlachos
Peter H. Cardiges
George J. Andresakes
Nicholas Coffinas
Theodore Constantinou
A. Toby Caragian
Paul N. Caros
James Tallas
George J. Cavalaris
George Stratigos
Sam Karakostas
Nick Lillios
William G. Nicas
Nick Elfter
Gus Gatseos
George Damaskos
Manos Salevurakis
Harry C. Boosalis
Xen. A. Cardiasmenos
Euthimios Carras
Constantine Arahovitis
John Christopher
In addition there were 424 Chapter delegates in attendance.


The following new Supreme Lodge was elected:
John L. Manta, Supreme President
Peter T. Kourides, Supreme Vice President
George Nick George, Supreme Secretary
George A. Bezaitis, Supreme Treasurer
Gregory Lagakos, Supreme Counsellor
Stephen C. Andreadis, Supreme Governor
George J. Brotsis, Supreme Governor
Dr. Nicholas H. Despotopulos, Supreme Governor
George D. Vlassis, 2nd Supreme Vice President, Canadian Jurisdiction


The Supreme Board of Trustees was now composed of:
Chris E. Athas, Chairman
Charles D. Kotsilibas, Vice Chairman
Sam S. Nakos, Secretary
Anthony Aroney
Gus Nicholas


The 1957 Ahepa Excursion to Greece departed from New York City on March 27 with over 800 excursionists on board.  The Committee in charge was composed of :
John G. Thevos, Commander
George J. Margoles, Vice Commander
Anthony Papageorgiou, Vice Commander
Zoe Cavalaris, Grand President of the Daughters of Penelope
Nick Karayannis, Supreme President of the Sons of Pericles
Dr. James C. Tsucalas
Mrs. Ruth Kampos
Seraphim Pappas
Anestes Kampos
Peter C. Charuhas
Gus Keros
Mrs. Stella Petrakis


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The 35th Supreme Convention was held in St. Louis, Missouri during the week of August 18 - 25th, 1957.  Convention officers were:
Louis J. Dukas, Chairman
Thomas Christie, Vice Chairman
Theme Carras, Secretary


Supreme Lodge officers delegates:
John L. Manta
Peter T. Kourides
George Nick George
George A. Bezaitis
Gregory G. Lagakos
George D. Vlassis
George J. Brotsis
Stephen C. Andreadis
Dr. Nicholas H. Despotopulos


Mother Lodge delegates:
John Angelopoulos
James Campbell
George A. Polos
Spiros J. Stamos
James Vlass


Supreme Board of Trustees delegates:
Chris E. Athas
Charles D. Kotsilibas
Gus Nicholas


Past Supreme President delegates:
George Demeter
V. I. Chebithes
Van A. Nomikos
George C. Vournas
John G. Thevos
Peter L. Bell
Leo J. Lamberson
Stephen S. Scopas


District Governor delegates:
Mike Christopher
George T. Karras
Andrew Papaminas
Steve J. Depos
James Katramados
George J. Pipentacos
Nicholas Kahramanidis
Charles J. Panagopoulos
George Pappademas
Tom Kentes
George T. Poolitsan
Nick S. Smyrnis
Paul J. Costulas
John W. Mercury
Paul M. Kastle
Theodore Kapsos
James G. Dikeou
Angelo Bourlakos
Frank Dagres
Nick J. Litras
Steven Littrich
E. Theme Carras
Constantine Arahovitis
John Christopher
Nicholas J. Chirekos
In addition, there were 343 Chapter Delegates in attendance at the St. Louis convention


The following new Supreme Lodge was elected:
Constantine P. Verinis, Supreme President
George E. Loucas, Supreme Vice President
George D. Vlassis, Supreme Vice President of Canada
Kimon A. Doukas, Supreme Secretary
Stephen Andreadis, Supreme Treasurer
Gregory Lagakos, Supreme Counsellor
Peter Kouchalakos, Supreme Governor
Michael Colias, Supreme Governor
William C. Karnaze, Supreme Governor


The Supreme Board of Trustees was:
Chris E. Athas, Chairman
Anthony E. Aroney, Vice Chairman
Ernest E. Dematatis, Secretary
Sam S. Nakos
Gus Nicholas
John C. Mandros, Athletic Director


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The 36th Supreme Convention was held in Boston, Massachusetts during the week of August 17-23, 1958.  Convention officers were:
George C. Eliades, Chairman
John Manos, Vice Chairman
Frank Rhodes, Secretary


The new Supreme Lodge elected by the convention was:
Constantine P. Verinis, Supreme President
George E. Loucas, Supreme Vice President
Edward Ghikadis, Supreme Vice President of Canada
Kimon A. Doukas, Supreme Secretary
Michael J. Vrotos, Supreme Treasurer
John G. Plumides, Supreme Counsellor
Peter Kouchalakos, Supreme Governor
George J. Papademas, Supreme Governor
Paul Koken, Supreme Governor
John Mandros, National Athletic Director


The Supreme Board of Trustees was:
Ernest E. Dematatis, Chairman
Sam S. Nakos, Vice Chairman
Gus Nicholas, Secretary
Anthony Aroney
Chris E. Athas


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The 37th Supreme Convention was held during the week of August 16-22, 1959 in Hollywood, California.  Convention officers were:
John Manos, Chairman
Leo Ypsilanti, Vice Chairman
Nick Laskaris, Secretary


Supreme Lodge delegates:
C. P. Verinis
George E. Loucas
Kimon A. Doukas
Michael J. Vrotsos
Edward Ghikadis
John G. Plumides
George J. Pappademas
Paul Koken
Peter Kouchalakos


Mother Lodge delegates:
James Campbell
Nicholas D. Chotas
Spiros J. Stamos


Board of Trustees delegates:
Ernest E. Dematatis
C. E. Athas
Anthony Aroney
Gust Nicholas


Past Supreme President delegates:
V. I. Chebithes
Harris J. Booras
Peter L. Bell
John G. Thevos


District Governor delegates:
Chris J. Paris
Anthony E. Papageorgiou
George C. Bokoles
Michael Manesiotis
John Trilly
John Panos
George Mehos
George N. Kotis
Angelo Chouramanis
Tom Kanonas, Jr.
C. H. Houpis
Christ Trakas
Peter G. Batsakis
John W. Lambros
Chris S. Vetoyanis
Theodore Kapsos
James Dikeou
Andy Panos
Frank S. Rhodes
Eli Livierato
Fotis C. Koutlas
In addition there were 390 Chapter delegates in attendance.


The new Supreme Lodge elected was:
George E. Loucas, Supreme President
Kimon A. Doukas, Supreme Vice President
Edward Ghikadis, Supreme Vice President for Canada
John G. Plumides, Supreme Secretary
Dr. N. S. Nicholas, Supreme Treasurer
Nicholas A. Loumos, Supreme Counsellor
William P. Tsaffaras, Supreme Governor
John Mercury, Supreme Governor
William G. Nicas, Supreme Governor
Nicholas Laskaris, National Athletic Director


The membership of the Supreme Board of Trustees was:
Sam S. Nakos, Chairman
Ernest E. Dematatis, Vice Chairman
George J. Pappademas, Secretary
C. E. Athas
Gus Nicholas


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The 38th Supreme Convention was held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada during the week of August 14-20, 1960.  Convention officers were:
Leo E. Ypsilanti, Chairman
Mike Zonakis, Vice Chairman
Angelo Demos, Secretary


Supreme Lodge delegates:
George E. Loucas
Kimon A. Doukas
John G. Plumides
Dr. N. S. Nicholas
Nicholas A. Loumos
Edward Ghikadis
John W. Mercury
William G. Nicas
William P. Tsaffaras


Mother Lodge delegates:
George A. Polos
James Campbell
Harry Angelopoulos
Nichlas D. Chotas


Supreme Board of Trustee delegates:
Sam S. NakosErnest E. Dematatis
George J. Pappademas
C. E. Athas
Gus Nicholas


Past Supreme President delegates:
Harris J. Booras
John G. Thevos
Peter L. Bell
Constantine P. Verinis
George C. Vournas


District Governor delegates:
Nick E. Stamathis
Dr. Chris G. Scordas
John C. Mandros
Nicholas J. Stroumtsos
Nicholas Cuyulis
John Maniatis
Charles M. Georgeson
William Kourakos
Peter Pavoris
Angelo F. Mavrigan
George P. Mallers
John C. Castanes
James Kostadelos
John G. Asimos
Gus Mahas
Gus Sellas
John G. Kaplanis
Jerry A. Costacos
Nicholas Scodras
In addition, there were 485 Chapter delegates in attendance.


The new Supreme Lodge elected was:
Nicholas Coffinas, Supreme President
John G. Plumides, Supreme Vice President
George Adamakos, Supreme Vice President of Canada
Nicholas J. Chirekos, Supreme Secretary
Gust J. Herouvis, Supreme Treasurer
John M. Manos, Supreme Counsellor
William P. Tsaffaras, Supreme Governor
George J. Brotsis, Supreme Governor
James Kostopulos, Supreme Governor
Nicholas T. Laskaris, Supreme Athletic Director


The new Supreme Board of Trustees included:
Sam S. Nakos
Ernest E. Dematatis
Gus Nicholas
George J. Pappademas
C. E. Athas
Anthony E. Papageorgiou
William Chirgotis
Michael Colias


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The 39th Supreme Convention was held in Miami Beach, Florida during the week of August 13-19, 1961.  Convention officers were:
George Nick George, Chairman
Nicholas S. Limperis, Vice Chairman
Pete Pasvantis, Secretary


Supreme Lodge delegates:
Nicholas Coffinas
John G. Plumides
Nicholas J. Chirekos
Gust J. Herouvis
John M. Manos
George Adamakos
George J. Brotsis
James Kostopulos
William P. Tsaffaras
Nicholas Laskaris


Mother Lodge delegates:
Nicholas D. Chotas
James Campbell
George A. Polos
John Angelopoulos


Supreme Board of Trustee delegates:
Sam S. Nakos
George J. Pappademas
Gus Nicholas
Anthony E. Papageorgiou
Ernest E. Dematatis
C. E. Athas
Michael Colias
William G. Chirgotis


Past Supreme President delegates:
George C. Vournas
Peter L. Bell
C. P, Verinis
John G. Thevos
John L. Manta
George E. Loucas


District Governor delegates:
Angelo A. Anastopoulo
Nick E. Stamathis
Gus Souris
John F. Nicholas
George Burlotos
C. Dean Vlassis
Alexander Demessianos
Paul Yphantes
George S. Pappagianis
Elias Chinonis
Angelo F. Mavrigan
Gus Nicholas
Peter D. Gianukos
Anthony G. Chardoulias
Thomas Polley
Daniel J. Nichols
George P. Dikeou
Matthew G. Pitakis
Paris Tripodes
Andrew Asimos
Steven Gimurtu
Louis Yankou


The new Supreme Lodge elected at the Miami Beach convention was: 
Nicholas Coffinas, Supreme President
George J. Margoles, Supreme Vice President
Nicholas J. Chirekos, Supreme Secretary
Panayes G. Dikeou, Supreme Treasurer
John M. Manos, Supreme Counsellor
Peter Kotsonas, Supreme Vice President of Canada
Toby Caragian, Supreme Governor
James Kostopulos, Supreme Governor
Mike Costas, Supreme Governor
Sam Nakis, Supreme Governor
Peter Caravoulias, Supreme Governor
Nicholas T. Laskaris, Supreme Athletic Director


The Supreme Board of Trustees was:
Ernest E. Dematatis
Gus Nicholas
Michael Colias
Chris E. Athas
William G. Chirgotis
Anthony E. Papageorgiou
A. Don Bullion
George J. Pappademas







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