The Order of AHEPA District 2 Florida

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.

On Saturday June 11 business meetings will continue. Lunch will feature the Celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the Founding of Lycurgus Chapter 12 and a look back in history at Ahepa in the yesteryear. Finally the evening and the Convention will come to a close with the formal Grand Banquet replete with a plethora of VIP dignitaries including our very own Congressman Gus Bilirakis. We will honor our officers who are completing their tenure and welcome our newly elected officers as they embark on a new year. Our Guest Speaker, Gregory Pappas, editor of the Pappas Post, will challenge and inspire us to lead the way into the future with his multimedia presentation on “Ahepa the Voice of Hellenism – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” and the evening will conclude with dessert and dancing.

On Sunday June 12 everyone is invited to attend Saint John’s Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa for church services before they depart to return to their homes.


Click here to download the registration package.

A complete description of the Registration Packages is shown on the first page and all forms are contained in the package. If you have any questions please contact me by email or phone.


Gus Nick Paras
Gus Nick Paras, Ahepa District 2 Secretary

Email:    Phone: (813) 598-5212

pinThe American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) is one of the largest Hellenic heritage groups in the world and is a major community service organization in North America.

Included in the AHEPA Family is the women’s group, Daughters of Penelope; the Sons of Pericles (the junior order of AHEPA); and the Maids of Athena (the junior order of the Daughters of Penelope). While founded in the United States in 1922, the AHEPA organization has branched out to include chapters throughout Canada, Greece, Cyprus, New Zealand and Australia.

Our Mission

The mission of the AHEPA Family is to promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence.

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Konstantino G. Sofikitis

2181-S.E. Bowie Street
Port St. Lucie, FL  34952

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772-335-5848 (F)
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