Hello again from AHEPA Chapter 118. We had kind of a light turnout for our October meeting. We welcomed a new member, Chris Rongakis and discussed a number of things on this year’s agenda. Number one being the addition of more new members! AHEPA has a lot to offer not only to our community but also to persons both here and abroad. Through the various programs and foundations AHEPA is able to make a difference in many people’s lives. Our education and scholarship programs annually awards a half million dollars to deserving young men & women. Our Buckeye district awarded $ 40,000.00 last year alone to eligible students within our district. The AHEPA housing program provides affordable housing to low income elderly and disabled persons. AHEPA believes senior citizens should be able to live independently with dignity, even on a modest income. The AHEPA Charitable Foundation serves the community by making donations to worthy causes and endeavors such as the 9/11 relief fund, the Greek Fire Emergency Relief Fund in 2007 and the USO Care Package Program in 2003. The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation provides funding for finding a cure for this fatal genetic blood disorder that effects people of Mediterranean decent.

So you see there’s a lot more to AHEPA than meets the eye. We can, and do make a difference! Come on and be a part of it. Applications are available every Sunday after church during coffee hour or by contacting George Arvanitis at 419-340-3487 and I’ll make sure you get one.

Next Meeting:   Thursday, November 5, 2015
Where:   Holy Trinity Community Center

Joint dinner with the Daughters of Penelope. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. with meeting to follow.