For the 97th time, thousands of members, delegates and friends of the American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association (AHEPA) and its auxiliary organizations, will gather – this time in Chicago – to celebrate, deliberate and recognize achievement in the Greek American community.

The AHEPA Family Supreme Convention will be comprised of business meetings and a host of social and cultural events taking place between July 1 through 6, with headquarters at the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel in downtown Chicago.

In addition to the AHEPA, which is comprised of hundreds of men’s chapters throughout the nation — and globally, the auxiliary organizations will also be conducting their meetings and deliberations, including the Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles and Maids of Athena.

At the Grand Banquet and Ball, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America will make his first major public appearance following his enthronement as the new Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.