Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As we journey through the last few remaining weeks of winter, my hope is that you and your chapter have begun setting goals for the year ahead. As the year promises to move quickly, I encourage each of us to begin making plans to participate and support chapter and national events. Only through your support and participation can our great organization continue to grow!
While it has been a busy start to 2020, I wanted to share a few key items as we plan for the year ahead:
Youth Leadership Conference
The 2020 Youth Leadership Conference is just over a month away, with over 35 delegates registered for the event. I’d like to thank Governors Yianni Fragos and Steve Stratakos, and the Chicago chapter members for their hard work in organizing this event.
This year’s conference will bring together our future leaders to learn of the origins and innerworkings the Brotherhood, encourage them to become actively involved within their respective chapters, and make lasting friendships. A series of great activities have been planned to make this year’s conference both fun and educational.
For any youth members who have not yet registered to be a delegate, we ask that you contact your chapter president immediately, so delegate registration forms can be submitted.
See you in Chicago!
Membership Drive Update
A strong membership base has long been the key to the Brotherhood’s success, and in recent years we have shown a steady rise in membership numbers. To continue our momentum, we are offering an incentive for chapters who submit their membership payments before June 1, 2020. The chapter with the largest percentage increase in memberships, based on last year’s numbers, will be awarded a plaque of appreciation, two complimentary tickets to the Supreme Convention’s Grand Banquet, and more.
I challenge each Chapter to work diligently with their members and participate in this year’s drive. Further information can be obtained through our website or by contacting your District Governor. Remember, membership can now be paid quickly and easily online at:
Supreme Lodge Meeting
The next Supreme Lodge meeting has been scheduled for March 14th and will be hosted by Chapter Kavo-Papas in Houston, TX. I’m especially looking forward to this meeting, as it is the first time the Supreme Lodge will be visiting our Icarian Sisters and Brothers in Houston. If you or your Chapter members have any topics that you would like discussed, please feel free to contact me directly.
I would like to thank you once again for your continued support and dedication to the Pan-Icarian Brotherhood of America. Please feel free to contact me regarding any upcoming meetings, events, or activities that you have planned in the future, as the Supreme Lodge and I are always wanting to come visit you!
Damianos T. Skaros
Pan-Icarian Brotherhood of America “Icaros”