AHEPA E-News Journey to Greece Program in Full Swing!

The second week of the AHEPA Journey to Greece Program began with a festive beach day at Akti Vouliagmeni, coinciding with the holiday of Aghios Pnevmatos. Despite the crowded beach, the students managed to find a spot to sit together and enjoyed playing volleyball in the water. The lively atmosphere was captured in photos that were added to the week’s collection. After enjoying some leisure time, the students focused on their classwork for the next couple of days. On Thursday evening, they visited the Benaki Museum, where they admired Greek art spanning from prehistoric to modern times, with a particular interest in the Byzantium section and traditional Greek costumes. Following the museum visit, they attended a theatrical performance titled “Medea and Friends I Met Along the Way” by the theatrical company Koilon, at the Webster Athens Cultural Center, enjoying the comedy and meeting the cast with the Acropolis as a stunning backdrop.
The week continued with a visit to the Hellenic Parliament, where the students received an insightful tour of the historic building and learned about the modern Greek state post-independence. They had the unique opportunity to witness a parliamentary session discussing healthcare and unemployment benefits, and their presence and affiliation with the AHEPA Journey to Greece Program were acknowledged with applause by the parliamentarians. A group photo was taken in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The upcoming week promises to be equally exciting, with a three-day trip to Naxos, including travel via Seajets ferry and accommodations in Chora. Additionally, the itinerary includes visits to the Acropolis, Delphi, and Arachova, along with a special 4th of July party hosted by the local AHEPA chapter of southern Attica.
AHEPA attends Clergy-Laity Congress
Supreme President Savas C. Tsivicos, along with Supreme Counselor Themistocles Frangos, Chairman of the Board Nicholas Karacostas, PSG Alexander Soles and PSSOP Advisor Nick Kavadas met up in San Diego, California as they attended the 47th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress this week. After a welcome dinner aboard the USS Midway, now a museum, where they were treated to an immersive experience with over 60 exhibits and 29 restored aircraft, the congress will continue with panels during the day and social events in the evenings. One of the highlights of the week promises to be Wednesday evening’s concert commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Invasion of Cyprus. The multimedia experience, “Cyprus: Land of Embrace” will feature performances by musicians from across the Archdiocese who will pay tribute through music, creating an atmosphere of reflection and solidarity.
Sign up for your Cyprus Excursions!
Have you signed up for your Cyprus excursions yet? For those of you who will be joining us at the Supreme Convention, AHEPA is proud to offer a number of curated tours and excursions to allow you to experience all that the island has to offer! You’ll need to sign up BEFORE you arrive at the convention though, so make sure you take care of that before you depart! Use the links below to learn more about the excursions and to sign up for the ones that interest you!Cyprus Excursion Information Sheet
Sign up for your Excursion Here!
E-News is Going on Vacation!
It’s that time of year! The AHEPA E-News is taking a seasonal hiatus and will be back in September!
What does this mean?
You’ll still get important, time sensitive AHEPA updates & press releases, but your Wednesday Morning E-News Digest won’t be there for a few more weeks.
Enjoy the rest of your summers and for those of you attending our Supreme Convention in Cyprus, we’ll see you there!
Last Week to Register for Stateside Convention!
In just a few weeks, the Sons of Pericles and Maids of Athena will join AHEPA Senior Living in Nashville, Tennessee for a stateside convention in order to conduct their legislative business before the AHEPA Supreme Convention in Cyprus.
For those who plan to join the SOP and MOA and participate in their meetings, convention registration is available online and by downloading the form linked below. Registration will also be available on site. Please note that in order to participate in meetings as a delegate or alternate, chapters must have reported the SOP or MOA to the Grand or Supreme Lodges and National Headquarters.
SOP Online RegistrationMOA Online Registration
Hot Off the Electronic Press!
Hot off the electronic press, the Spring Issue of the AHEPAN is now available to read online!
Check it out now before the issue hits your mailbox!Read the Spring AHEPAN Online!
Supreme Convention Reminders!
Supreme Convention is right around the corner and you should already be trying to figure out what to pack!
We’ve got a few final reminders for you all before you arrive in Larnaca, so read below to make sure you haven’t missed anything!
Things to Remember:
Cyprus is HOT! Pack weather appropriate clothing that you’re going to be comfortable in, and please remember to stay hydrated. If you aren’t in the habit of bring a water bottle with you everywhere you go, this might be the time to start.
Shoes are pretty and we all know that some people will go through torture to wear what might be trending currently, but please keep in mind that there will be a significant amount of walking involved, and that choosing sensible and supportive will probably work a lot better for you than uncomfortable but fashionable.
If you are planning on signing up for an excursion during the convention, you must do so BEFORE you arrive in Cyprus, as we will need to give head counts before the tours start. Additionally, please note that there are two excursions per day and that they run at the SAME time, therefore you will be unable to sign up for both tours that take place on the same day. If you have signed up for both by accident, you will need to choose one.
If you are serving as a delegate or alternate to your chapter, your 2024 dues MUST be paid before you can pick up your registration package. If you are not sure that your dues are paid, please contact AHEPA headquarters to find out your status. Please note that if you have paid your chapter but they have not sent dues to HQ/HQ has not received the dues, you will still be required to pay on site in order to be seated as a delegate. You will be provided with a receipt and can request reimbursement from your chapter or a refund/credit should your dues be at headquarters upon returning from convention.
Helpful Links:
Tentative Schedule
Excursion Sign Up
Supreme Convention Tier 1 Sponsorship
Supreme Convention Tier 2 Sponsorship
Supreme Convention Tier 3 Sponsorship
Learn more about the 2024 AHEPA Supreme Convention
While It Lasts! Get Your AHEPA Centennial Merch
Get it while it lasts!
AHEPA centennial commemorative merchandise is available that includes a commemorative coin and stand and decanter set.
Years of service and chapter officer pins, award plaques, and AHEPA t-shirts, watches, patches, and more! 
Check it all out in the AHEPA Marketplace catalog.