On Saturday, November 12, Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas attended a successful District 28 conference hosted at the Greek Embassy in Paris, France. The Supreme President and brothers from across Europe were welcomed by Greek Ambassador Dimitrios Zevelakis, who provided some introductory remarks praising the important role AHEPA plays in today’s society. District 28 Governor Dimosthenis Mammonas presented a detailed report underlining the spectacular growth and expansion that the AHEPA in Europe has recently had with 16 Chapters and 300 members in 8 European countries.
District Lodge officers provided reports on their activities, including a presentation by Vice President of Hellenism, Theodoros Gkotsis, on the latest geopolitical challenges for Greece and Cyprus in the region. Participants held a fruitful and constructive exchange of views with the Supreme President focusing on past, ongoing and future activities in Europe, including the AHEPA project “Greek dialects as a living tradition.”
An initiation ceremony for new Brothers from the Paris and Brussels Chapters also took place. District 23 Governor, James Hutchison, also attended the event, which was preceded by an informal dinner on Friday, November 11, in one of the restaurants in Paris owned by the Mavromatis family from Cyprus.
The district worked hard to promote the message and principles of the Order of AHEPA. In light of the recent visit of the Supreme President and lodge members an installation of their newest Chapter A623 “Robert Schuman” in Luxembourg took place. Congratulations to our new brothers and to our brothers from District 28 on a successful conference!