Upper Darby, PA – AHEPA Chapter 445 held its annual chapter elections on June 17, 2020, at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. It was the first in-person meeting since the health pandemic began. They had the great honor to have AHEPA Supreme President George Horiates attend the meeting and host the election process to kick start the new year.

Having the Supreme President at this great occasion shows AHEPA’s strength and resilience as an organization to gather and show support to our community even in the most difficult of times. Following the general business discussion and announcements, the microphone was turned over to the Supreme President of the AHEPA, George Horiatis.

Chapter elections concluded the evening, and a photo op captured the moment. Chapter 445 “Thermopylae,” newly elected staff are Demetrios Krontiris (President), Stefanos Evangelopoulos (Vice President), Vasilios Ikonomou (Secretary), and Fotios Constantinidis (Treasurer).

This year marked the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the Chapter and the 2500th Anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae, the Chapter’s namesake. Even though its members were unable to hold the various celebrations scheduled due to the pandemic, the Chapter continued to work within the community, by providing support to those in need and acting through the AHEPA Cares initiative, by providing lunches to medical professionals at Temple University Hospital.

“We hope that this new chapter year will help us continue our mission of service to our Greek-American community and that we will continue to Defend Hellenism through a large active membership base in our upcoming events and initiatives,” newly elected chapter president Demetrios Krontiris said.