Dear Ahepa Citrus District 2 Members,
We are looking forward to our upcoming Ahepa Family Citrus District 2 Convention with great anticipation as we hope you and your members are. The convention is to be held at the Floridan Palace Hotel, 905 Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida on June 9-12th, 2016 and we have prepared many interesting fun and educational activities for your pleasure.
Pre-Convention Activities on June 9 will begin with a visit to the Tampa Museum of Art to view the exhibit “The Classical World” from the museum’s extensive collection of Hellenic art and to hear from Seth Pevnick, the museum’s well know and articulate curator of Antiquities. .
The afternoon will include the Ahepa Family Salad Super Bowl, a fun and exciting competition to discover the Ahepan or Daughter who is the best and most creative salad maker in the state. Our own, Chef Elaine Pitenis, the premiere chef and Greek cooking instructor, has organized a truly fun event with cash prizes for the winners.
The evening will be completed with a visit to historic Ybor City and dinner including the Flamenco Dancing Show at the Columbia Restaurant, a historic world renowned restaurant famed for its Mediterranean cuisine.
On Friday June 10, the convention proper begins and will include in addition to the business meetings, a Luncheon Honoring Our Past Leaders those Ahepans and Daughters that have served as leaders of our organizations. In the evening we will spend time in Greece with our Ahepa Family Goes Greek Night event featuring Greek dancers, costumes and the unique cultural activities of the many regions of Greece, Cypress and the Islands. Complete with Greek food and dancing into the wee hours.