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AHEPA District 12 Hoosier eHerald

Bringing you all the news from AHEPA District 12.

AHEPA Family "Greek Night" with the Chicago Sky

Over the past couple months, the Maids of Athena Jacma Chapter #40 in Chicago took the lead to organize a Midwest AHEPA family “Greek” night to attend a WNBA game and support Greek-American athlete Jacki Gemelos who plays for the WNBA Chicago Sky. Approximately 80 AHEPANS, Daughters, SONS, MAIDS, and friends of the AHEPA from both District 12 and 13 came out to support Jacki and the Sky on Sunday August 9th.

Honoring us with his presence was AHEPA Supreme President John Galanis from Milwaukee who came to support the evergrowing SONS and MAIDS of the Midwest. AHEPA Chapter #205 President Themis Frangos, Sons of Pericles Supreme Governor Bobby Markatos, and Past Supreme Governor Nick Kavadas also assisted with organizing and planning this event along with other MOA, SOP, and AHEPA officers. In addition to the AHEPA Supreme President attending, AHEPA Supreme Athletic Director Louis Atsaves and Supreme Governor Tom Gober also attended to support Jacki and the Sky.

After the game, the AHEPA family was able to meet-and-greet with Jacki. She came out and thanked everyone for their support and took pictures and signed autographs. The AHEPA Midwest family is very proud of Jacki and will always have our full support.

Jacki is from Southern California and was a standout women’s basketball player for USC in college. She has also played professionally in Italy and Greece. Jacki was originally drafted by Minnesota Lynx but missed her first season with a ACL injury but went and played for Panathinaikos Athens in her second season as a professional. In high school, Jacki was a McDonalds and WBCA All-American and USA Today All-USA first team in 2006. She is a rookie this year in the WNBA for the Chicago Sky.

We THANK EVERYONE who came out to support Jacki and the Chicago Sky. It was an exciting game and the Chicago Sky, led by All-Star Elena Delle Donne 33 points, beat the Phoenix Mercury and Brittney Griner 74 to 64.




Merrillville Chapter 78 hosts residents picnic

On Monday August 10th, Merrillville AHEPA Chapter #78 hosted their annual summer picnic for the residents of the AHEPA senior housing complex. The location of the picnic occurs on the AHEPA housing grounds in the gazebo near phase II and III apartment units.

The chapter purchased and prepared all the food which included the traditional summer picnic favorites of hamburgers, hot dogs, sweet corn, potato salad, and much more. In addition, the chapter provided entertainment for the residents. Over a dozen AHEPANS helped with the planning, cooking, serving, and cleanup to make this annual event a success and a memorable one for the residents. The residents of the AHEPA housing look forward to the picnic every year along with the interaction and fellowship amongst other residents and AHEPANS of Chapter #78.

AHEPA Chapter #78 President Pete Kavadas said, “The picnic was a great success and the chapter is proud that we can offer this annually to the residents”.

Merrillville Chapter #78 has one of the largest AHEPA Senior Housing complexes in the country with 6 units that has room for 300 senior residents.

AHEPA District #12 (Indiana) is a relatively small district when compared to New York and Illinois but has one of the largest concentrations of AHEPA Senior housing in the country with 11 apartments units. Three in Indianapolis, six in Merrillville, two in the South Bend area (one of which is managed by the Daughters of Penelope).

We are very proud of the chapters that did all the hard work necessary to not only get the government funding to build these units but also the work involved for planning, constructing, and maintaining…..all for the benefit of the seniors in our communities (most of which are not of Greek extraction).

Indiana AHEPANS attend PSP Phillip Frangos Testimonial


On Saturday August 29th, AHEPANS and Daughters from all across the country came to Lansing, Michigan to honor immediate Past AHEPA Supreme President Phillip T. Frangos.

Attending from District 12 was Supreme Governor Tom Gober, District 12 Governor Sam Benjamin, AHEPA National Housing President Angelo Kostarides, Chapter 78 President Pete Kavadas, Past Supreme Governor Nick Kavadas, and Past District Governor Matt Kochevar along with a few others.

The event was held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Lansing, Michigan. All proceeds of the dinner went to Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox National Shrine in NYC at Ground Zero. Over $15,000 dollars was raised through sponsorships, donations, and event tickets!

AHEPA District 12 hold PSP Phillip Frangos in high esteem for not only doing a wonderful job as AHEPA Supreme President this past year but also because of his many years of dedication to the Order of AHEPA and to the church and his community. We are very pleased with the nice size Indiana delegation that attended the testimonial but also thankful to Merrillville Chapter 78 and Calumet Chapter 157 for being sponsors of the event.

Speaking at the testimonial was AHEPA Supreme President John Galanis and DOP Grand President Connie Pilallis among a host of others.

Phillip Frangos was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois to parents who immigrated from Greece. He graduated from Northwestern University with a law degree and moved to Lansing on a Ford Foundation Fellowship where he worked as a legal counsel to the Michigan House of Representatives.

Phillip worked for the State of Michigan for 32 years where his last job for the state was Chief Deputy Secretary of State; heading an agency with over 2500 employees.

Phillip has served his community in Lansing ever since he arrived and has been integral part of the Greek community and his home parish of Holy Trinity. He was initiated into the Lansing Wolverine Chapter #142 in 1968 and has held offices at the chapter, district, and national levels.

He was on the AHEPA board of trustees in the 80’s and was elected Supreme President at the 2014 Supreme Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The past year under his leadership, he traveled over 60,000 miles making chapter and district visitations along with meetings with the Prime Ministers of Greece and Cyprus and with the Ecumenical Patriarch. He helped lead an increase in AHEPA membership and raised thousands of dollars for Saint Nicholas in NYC and humanitarian relief for Greece.

In addition to all the hard work Phillip has put into AHEPA, Phillip is also a religious person who has worked very hard for the church. So much so, that he became an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate . An Archon is an honoree by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for his outstanding service to the Church, and a well-known distinguished, and well-respected leader of the Orthodox Christian community.

Phillip has been married for 36 years to Tula and have two children, Themistocles and Maria.

AHEPA District 12 congratulates Phillip for a job well done as AHEPA Supreme President and wish him all the best in his future endeavors. We are proud of his accomplishments for the Order of AHEPA, Greek Orthodox Church, and his family and community. He forever will be a good friend to the AHEPA Family in Indiana and always has an open invitation to our communities. AXIOS!

AHEPA Chapter Meetings
Summer is almost over which means AHEPA chapter business meetings resume. 

Starting in September, all Indiana "Hoosier" District 12 chapters will resume with monthly business meetings.

Below is the dates, time, and locations for every chapter in District 12. Please mark these down on your calendars and do your best to attend as many as you can and participate in the meetings, events, and fellowship.

Merrillville AHEPA Chapter #78
  • Meets 1st Wednesday of every month
    • September 9th (2nd Wed)
    • October 7th
    • November 4th
    • December 2nd
  • Dinner served 5:30PM CST. Meeting immediately follows.
  • Chapter meets at AHEPA Phase IV apartments
    • 2080 W 79th Place
    • Merillville, IN 46410
Fort Wayne AHEPA Chapter #81
  • Schedule not finalized yet but as of the time of this publication, chapter meets 3rd Wednesday of every month.
  • Meetings start at 6:30PM EST
  • Chapter meets at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
    • 110 E. Wallen Road
    • Fort Wayne, IN 46825
  • Will provide updates when Chapter finalizes dates for the remainder of 2015.
South Bend AHEPA Chapter #100
  • Meets 3rd Tuesday of every month.
    • September 15th
    • October 20th
    • November 17th
    • December 15th
  • Meeting start at 7:00PM EST. Light meal follows the meeting.
  • Chapter meets at AHEPA #100 apartments
    • 53871 Generations Drive
    • South Bend, IN 46635
Hammond AHEPA Chapter #123
  • Meets 2nd Wednesday of every month
    • September 9th
    • October 14th
    • November 11th
    • December 9th
  • Buffet dinner starts at 6:30PM CST with meeting immediately following
  • Chapter meets at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Hammond
    • 7021 Hohman Avenue
    • Hammond, IN 46324
Schererville AHEPA Chapter #157
  • Meets 3rd Wednesday of every month
    • September 16th
    • October 21st
    • November 18th
    • December 16th
  • Buffet dinner starts at 6:30PM CST with meeting immediately following.
  • Chapter meets at Saint George Hellenic Orthodox Church in Schererville
    • 528 W. 77th Avenue
    • Schererville, IN, 46375
Indianapolis AHEPA Chapter #232
  • Meets 2nd Tuesday of every month
    • September 8th
    • October 13th
    • November 10th
    • December 8th
  • Meeting starts at 7:00PM EST. Snacks are provided after the meeting.
  • Chapter meets at the AHEPA Phase I apartments
    • 7355 Shadeland Station Way
    • Indianapolis, IN 46256

AHEPA Denounces Anti-Greek Tirade by Delaware County, Pa. Judge

The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), a leading association for the nation's millions of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes, denounces an anti-Greek tirade by Judge Michael F.X. Coll (pictured above) during a child-support case in July, and calls for his ouster, announced Supreme President John W. Galanis.

CLICK HERE to read entire AHEPA press release.
District 12 members who celebrate birthdays in September
Chapter 78 - Merrillville

9/03 - Sotirios Apostolis
9/16 - George Domoras
9/20 - George Dovellos
9/21 - John Minchuk
9/03 - Tommy Papadopoulos
9/09 - Constantine Paramantgis
9/21 - James Sadler
9/04 - Joseph Skora
9/26 - Nickolas Tournis

Chapter 81 - Fort Wayne

9/15 - George Katsis

Chapter 100 - South Bend

9/04 - William Kanalos
9/07 - Michael Magrames
9/24 - Paul Saros
9/30 - Gus Thanos

Chapter 123 - Hammond

9/12 - Michael Bizoukas
9/08 - George Chioros
9/17 - John Chioros
9/30 - George Colias
9/25 - Finis Coulis
9/07 - George Golfis
9/15 - David Kurow
9/04 - Michael Yannakopoulos

Chapter 157 - East Chicago/Schererville

9/25 - Angelo Cappas
9/02 - Peter Cappas
9/04 - Stefan Kremmidas
9/12 - James Lafakis
9/03 - Sam Mouratides

Chapter 232 - Indianapolis

9/11 - Frank Hrisomalos
9/12 - Nick Jannetides
9/22 - Andrew Spirrison

Greece Prime Minister Resigns

Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned on Thursday August 20th and has proposed new elections take place on September 20th.
Reuters coverage

New York Times coverage

BBC news coverage

Click here to listen to resignation speech (in Greek)


Reminder: Pay your membership dues to the chapter

AHEPA District 12 would like to remind all our members to pay your dues for the 2015 calendar year. The goal is to have everyone paid before the holidays arrive. To be in good standing with the chapter and AHEPA, a member must have his dues paid in full.

Contact your chapter secretary or officers to pay your dues or bring your payment to your next chapter meeting.

In Memoriam - Lou Tsioropoulos

The Order of AHEPA mourns the passing of former University of Kentucky and Boston Celtics basketball star, Lou Tsioropoulos, who died Aug. 22 in Louisville, Ky. He was 84.

Tsioropoulos was a member of the heralded inaugural AHEPA Hellenic Athletic Hall of Fame, Class of 1975, that included the likes of Harry Agganis, Alex Karras, Jim Londos and Milt Pappas. He played on Kentucky's 1951 championship team and won two titles while playing with the Celtics. As a senior at Kentucky, he led the team to its only undefeated season, 25-0, in 1953-54. A native of Lynn, Mass., he was a classmate of the great Harry Agganis.

District 12 - SUPER BINGO!

The State of Indiana Gaming Commission has officially approved the AHEPA District 12 Super Bingo for Friday October 2nd, 2015. We appreciate the quick approval from the State Gaming Commission.

$10,000 will be paid out in bingo games only. Much much more will be paid out on pull-tabs and raffles.

Mark your calendars (10/2/15) and come out and play and at the same time support AHEPA District 12 charity causes. All net proceeds go to charity.

Bingo license numbers are 137849 and 137850

September National Days

Did you know there are many days of the year where something is celebrated. 

For example, August 26th is National Dog Day, December 1st is National Pie Day, May 4th is National Star Wars Day, June 8th is National Best Friends Day, February 9th is National Pizza Day, or October 8th is National Chocolate Day. 

Going forward, AHEPA District 12 will help you not miss any one of these celebrated days by providing the complete list for the next month in each newsletter. Have fun with it...thats the point!

In September, there are many days designated for something fun.

For example:

September 3rd - US Bowling League Day
September 9th - National Teddy Bear Day
September 18th - National Cheeseburger Day
September 21st - International Peace Day
September 28th - National Good Neighbor Day

And much much more. To see entire list of designated days in September. CLICK HERE.

September is also National Little League Month, Baby Safety Month, National Piano Month, National Potato Month...etc.



For more pictures on any of the stories shown in this eNewsletter, please click HERE which will take you to the Offiical AHEPA District No. 12 Facebook page.
AHEPA Midwest Hellenic History Tournament
AHEPA District 12 is a proud supporter of the Hellenic History Tournament. We encourage all our chapters to sponsor a team. AHEPA District 12 will sponsor a team and will be looking for kids in grades 9-12 to participate. The ultimate goal is for a chapter to find a team of three students in the grades 9-12 to compete in the tournament and pay the entry fee.
The registration deadline is September 4th, 2015.

• A $3,000 prize for the winning team ($1,000 for each member)
• A $1,500 prize for the second place team ($500 for each member) WHO
• Any student who is in grades 9-12 during the date of the competition
• Who either knows or wants to learn something about the 3,500 year history of the Hellenes (Greek speakers)
• Form or join a three-student team
• Register by September 4, 2015 (mail registration form + $25 registration fee)
• Receive a book on Hellenic history that also provides bibliography for further reading
• Prepare by reading it and other books during the summer
• Take part in a one-day quiz-show-type single-elimination tournament in the fall
• Win matches by answering more multiple choice questions than the competing team
• Be a member of the teams that advance to the final match

Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 11:00 am to about 4:30 pm

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson, Chicago, IL 60611
Additional Information
• Themistocles Frangos, (517) 214-8038,

Illinois (IL-2) US Rep. Robin Kelly joins Congressional Hellenic Caucus

AHEPA District 13 along with immediate Past Supreme Governor Nick Kavadas are pleased to announce that Illinois US Representative Robin Kelly has joined the Congressional Hellenic Caucus.

Robin Kelly is the Illinois US Representative for the 2nd District. The Illinois 2nd District covers the North Eastern portion of Illinois that borders Indiana and includes the cities of Chicago Heights, Calumet City, Olympia Fields, Kankakee, Peotone, and the Southeastern portion of the City of Chicago to name a few.

There are two Greek Orthodox Churches in Rep. Kelly District.

1) Assumption - Hegewish
2) Annunciation - Kankakee

We thank Robin for responding to our grassroots effort to have her join the Hellenic Caucus and be engaged with issues concerning Greek Americans.

Welcome Rep. Kelly to the Hellenic Caucus! AHEPA THANKS YOU!

Many thanks to all the AHEPA brothers who took time to call Rep. Kelly. You may also thank her by calling (202) 225-0773.
September Name Days!

AHEPA District #12 would like to wish Χρόνια Πολλά to all those who celebrate their names day in September. 

There are 134 names that celebrate in September. Some of those names are Athena, Cleo, Joshua, Penelope, Sophia, Louis, and many more.

For a full list of names and the dates they celebrate in September, you may CLICK HERE to access the list.
St. Nicholas Pins available
AHEPA District 12 is selling lapel pins to benefit the rebuilding of Saint Nicholas National Shrine at Ground Zero in New York City.

The pins are a hit as the District has sold over 500 of them in the past six months. The District sells them for $10 dollars a piece and all proceeds will go to Saint Nicholas.

If you would like this once in a lifetime collectors items, please contact District Governor Sam Benjamin ( or message us here:

Greece - First woman Prime Minister

The head of Greece's Supreme Court, Vassiliki Thanou, was named Thursday as the country's caretaker prime minister ahead of early elections.

She is the first woman to hold this position.

Soccer in United States continues to grow

For many of us Greeks, futbol/football/soccer is near and dear to our heart.

Soccer continues to rise in the United States and its best illustrated in the top soccer division with MLS (Major League Soccer).

MLS now has a higher average attendance than both the NBA and NHL! 

Team valuations are up significantly!

A good example is the Chicago Fire. The current Fire ownership bought the team in 2007 for $35 million dollars. Today the Fire have a valuation of $160 million dollars per Forbes.

You may read more about the team valuations and overall growth of MLS by
CLICKING HERE to access the Forbes article. 

Another soccer success story is the Indy 11. The Indy Eleven soccer club launched on Jan. 16, 2013 as part of the North American Soccer League and kicked off their legacy in the 2014 season.

The Indy 11 set the record for selling out consecutive games in the North American Soccer League. The new renovated stadium holds 10,000 spectators and the team is working with Indiana legislators to build a new stadium in the downtown Indianapolis area.

Hellas Under-18 European Champions!

AHEPA District 12 congratulates National Team Hellas under-18 basketball team for winning the FIBA under 18 European championship.

The tournament was held in Volos, Greece and the Greek team was able to beat Turkey in a come from behind victory in the
championship game.

Read more HERE.

AHEPA Participates at White House Discussion on Greece
The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), a leading association for the nation's millions of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes, applauds the Obama Administration's outreach to the American Hellenic community with a discussion the administration held on Greece, August 6, 2015, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, announced Supreme President John W. Galanis.

Greek-American helps foil terrorist attack in France

Greek-American, Alek Skarlatos, was one of three American Heroes who foil gunman's attack on French train.

AHEPA District 12 commends the three gentlemen for their bravery. They saved many lives.

READ MORE on this amazing story by clicking HERE.

Lamar US Open Cup - Did you know?

The Chicago Fire recently lost in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup semi-finals, which is the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the U.S. and the world's third-longest-running open soccer tournament. The U.S. Open Cup, is a knock-out cup competition in American soccer founded in 1914.

The Chicago Fire is the most successful MLS team in the US Open Cup tournament with 4 championships and are often referred to as Kings of the Cup because of their 4 championships, 2 runner-ups, and continuous success in advancing deep into the tournament.

However, did you know that the Fire are tied with Greek American Atlas Astoria soccer team with 4 championships. Greek American Atlas Astoria, formally New York Greek American Atlas Astoria Soccer Club, was formed in 1941. The club was founded by Greek-American Tom Laris and would go on to become one of the most successful and longest continually operating teams in American soccer history.

But Greek American success doesn't stop with Atlas Astoria in US Open cup history. Two other Greek/Cypriot American soccer teams have also won the US Open Cup multiple times.

New York Pancyprian-Freedoms have won 3 US open cup championships. New York Pancyprian-Freedoms is an American amateur soccer team based in Astoria, New York, United States. Founded in 1974.

And finally, Greek-American A.C.has won 2 US Open Cup championships. The team was founded in 1949 by brothers John and Jim Rally. Under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Church of Annunciation, it was at that time entered in the Alliance (Reserve) Division of the SFSFL under the name 'Pan-Hellenes', for two disappointing seasons with a record of five wins and twenty three losses. Being an independent team, it was admitted to the league's Second Division for the 1950-51 season as the team came under the auspices of the Greek-American Youth Club, a social club to which most of the players belonged and was renamed Greek-Americans.

Nine US Open Cup championships have been won by Greek/Cypriot-American soccer clubs and of course all three teams are considered as amateur teams.

For only the 6th time in almost a century, a Greek Orthodox Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the historic monastery

For only the 6th time in almost a century, a Greek Orthodox Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the historic monastery of Panagia Soumela in mountainous Trabzon, Turkey.

You can see our very own Patriarchal Deacon Nephon (from Saints Constantine and Helen n Merrillville, IN) in the picture below with His All Holiness, Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome, and Ecumenical Patriarch celebrating divine liturgy.

Greek Mens water polo team wins bronze at World Championships

Greek Mens water polo team wins bronze at World Championships and qualifies for 2016 Olympics in Rio.

CLICK HERE to read more.

Champions League Draw for 2015-2016 Season

Champions league draw for 2015-2016 is complete.

Olympiakos is the only Greek team to qualify

Here are the groups:

Group A: 
Paris St-Germain (France)
Real Madrid (Spain)
Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)
Malmo (Sweden)

Group B:
PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Manchester United (England)
CSKA Moscow (Russia)
Wolfsburg (Germany)

Group C:
Benfica (Portugal)
Atletico Madrid (Spain)
Galatasaray (Turkey)
Astana (Kazakhstan)

Group D:
Juventus (Italy)
Manchester City (England)
Sevilla (Spain)
Borussia Monchengladbach (Germany)

Group E:
Barcelona (Spain)
Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)
Roma (Italy)
BATE Borisov (Belarus)

Group F:
Bayern Munich (Germany)
Arsenal (England)
Olympiakos (Greece)
Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia)

Group G:
Chelsea (England)
Porto (Portugal)
Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel)

Group H:
Zenit Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Valencia (Spain)
Lyon (France)
Gent (Belgium)

Notable dates in September History

A new section in the monthly newsletter will be notable dates in history. Here is a listing of some notable events for every day September.

September 1, 1939 - At 5.30 a.m., Hitler's armies invaded Poland starting World War II in Europe.

September 1st - Boxing champ Rocky Marciano (1923-1969) was born in Brockton, Massachusetts (as Rocco Francis Marchegiano).

September 2, 1945 - President Harry Truman declared V-J Day (Victory over Japan Day) commemorating the formal Japanese surrender to the Allies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

September 3, 1783 - The Treaty of Paris was signed by John Adams, Ben Franklin and John Jay, formally ending the American Revolutionary War between Britain and the United States.

September 4, 1609 - The island of Manhattan was discovered by navigator Henry Hudson.

September 5, 1997 - Mother Teresa died in Calcutta at age 87, after a life of good works spent aiding the sick and poor in India through her Missionaries of Charity order.

September 6, 1991 - Leningrad was renamed Saint Petersburg by Russian legislators following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Russia's second largest city had been known as Leningrad for 67 years in honor of Vladimir Lenin, founder of the Soviet Union.

September 7, 1822 - Brazil declared its independence from Portugal after 322 years as a colony

September 8, 1883 - The Northern Pacific Railroad across the U.S. was completed.

September 9, 1776 - The United States came into existence as the Continental Congress changed the name of the new American nation from the United Colonies.

September 10, 1943 - Hitler's troops occupied Rome and took over the protection of Vatican City.

September 11, 2001 - The worst terrorist attack in U.S. history occurred as four large passenger jets were hijacked then crashed, killing nearly 3,000 persons.

September 12th - African American Olympic athlete Jesse Owens (1913-1980) was born in Oakville, Alabama (as James Cleveland Owens). He won four medals in track and field at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, defeating Nazi athletes and disappointing Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

September 13, 1788 - The U.S. Congress chose New York as the Federal capital of the new American government.

September 14, 1960 - The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was formed by representatives of oil-producing countries meeting in Baghdad.

September 15, 1916 - Tanks were first used in combat, during the Allied offensive at the Battle of the Somme, in World War I.

September 16, 1908 - General Motors was founded by entrepreneur William Crapo "Billy" Durant in Flint, Michigan.

September 17, 1862 - The bloodiest day in U.S. military history occurred as General Robert E. Lee and the Confederate armies were stopped at Antietam in Maryland by General George B. McClellan and numerically superior Union forces. By nightfall 26,000 men were dead, wounded, or missing.

September 18, 1947 - The U.S. Air Force was established as a separate military service.

September 19, 1893 - New Zealand became the first country to grant women the right to vote.

September 20, 1989 - F.W. De Klerk was sworn in as president of South Africa. He began an era of reform aimed at ending apartheid and was succeeded by Nelson Mandela.

September 21, 1949 - The People's Republic of China was proclaimed by its Communist leaders.

September 22nd - British scientist Michael Faraday (1791-1867) was born in Surrey, England. His discovery of electromagnetic induction proved that moving a magnet through a coil of wire produces a current, resulting in the development of electric generators.

September 23rd - Autumn (Sept. 23-Dec. 21) begins in the Northern Hemisphere with the autumnal equinox, at 1:37 a.m. EDT. In the Southern Hemisphere today is the beginning of spring.

September 24, 1957 - President Dwight Eisenhower ordered the National Guard to enforce racial integration of schools in Little Rock, Arkansas.

September 25, 1789 - The first U.S. Congress proposed 12 Amendments to the Constitution, ten of which, comprising the Bill of Rights, were ratified.

September 26, 1687 - The Acropolis in Athens was attacked by the Venetian army attempting to oust the Turks, resulting in heavy damage to the Parthenon.

September 27th - American revolutionary leader Samuel Adams (1722-1803) was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a passionate, vocal man who helped ignite the revolution and served as a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation.

September 28, 1542 - California was discovered by Portuguese navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo upon his arrival at San Diego Bay.

September 29 - Nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi (1901-1954) was born in Rome. While teaching at the University of Chicago, he developed a method of causing nuclear fission, producing a chain reaction releasing explosive nuclear energy which led to the development of the Atomic bombs.

September 30, 1955 - Actor James Dean was killed in a car crash in California at age 24. 


AHEPA District 12 Facebook page

AHEPA District 12 has a open to the public Facebook page. 

Please like the NEW AHEPA District 12 Facebook page and invite your friends to like the page as well. Link below:

Note: Our brothers in District 13 and 14 also have a new facebook page.
September 4, 2015
Hellenic History Tournament
Registration DEADLINE

September 11-13, 2015
Minneapolis Taste of Greece
St. Mary Greek Orthodox Church

Minneapolis, Minnesota

September 26, 2015
National leadership conference
Washington D.C.

September 27, 2015
Past Grand President Anna-Helene Grossomanides Testimonial
New York, New York

October 2, 2015
AHEPA District 12 Super Bingo
Hammond, IN

November 14, 2015
Hellenic History Tournament
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
25 E. Pearson, Chicago, IL

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Hoosier District 12 Chapters

#78 - Merrillville/Gary
#81 - Fort Wayne
#100 - South Bend
#123 - Hammond
#157 - Calumet
#232 - James Whitcomb Riley,

#26 - Kirke, Fort Wayne
#50 - Pleiades, Hammond
#60 - Gaia, South Bend
#81 - Mentor, Merrillville
#212 - Laertes, Indianapolis

Sons of Pericles
#53 - Sophocles, Merrillville
#331 - Hoosier Philotimo, Bloomington, IN

Maids of Athena
#141 - Dionysia, Hammond


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AHEPA District 12 Contacts:

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Panos Niarchos

District Communications Director:
Nick Kavadas


AHEPA Region VI Supreme Governor:
Tom Gober
Highland, Indiana

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