The message of the president of Pan-Icarian Brotherhood of America for February 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I hope this message finds you all well. As 2018 is kicking into full gear, the Supreme Lodge is continuing its work for the betterment of the Brotherhood. Please see below for recent updates/reminders…

2018 Membership Drive

As most of you might have already heard, we have initiated a 2018 Membership Drive asking that all members submit their dues to their respective chapters no later than April 30, 2018. The Brotherhood is offering an incentive to the Chapter that submits the greatest percentage of dues based on last year’s membership numbers to the Supreme Lodge by May 1st. The winning chapter will receive a Plaque of Appreciation, an Honorable Mention at the next Convention and Two Seats to the Sunday Banquet.We kindly request you submit your annual dues as soon as possible. Don’t forget to include your email address! If you have any questions regarding the membership drive, please feel free to reach out to District Governors Chrissa Lefes at chsjls@aol.com or Erica Aivaliotis at ericanna17@gmail.com.

Winter Supreme Lodge Meeting

Our next Supreme Lodge meeting is scheduled to take place in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The Lodge is looking forward to this long over-due visit and to seeing our Brothers and Sisters from Chapter Langada. The meeting will take place at the White House Restaurant located at 3172 Peachtree Road in Atlanta at 2:30 PM. We look forward to a productive meeting and urge all Icarians in the Atlanta Metropolitan area to join us.

2018 Youth Leadership Conference

The Youth has started planning the 2018 Youth Leadership Conference. This year they are headed to Pittsburgh, PA, for Chapter Icaros’ Mini-Convention, which runs from May 26 – May 28 (Memorial Day Weekend). The deadline for delegates to register is April 1st. Each chapter can send two delegates. The host chapter will pay for the delegates’ hotel rooms, meals, and dance tickets, which is reimbursed by the Supreme Lodge.The Youth Conference is a great opportunity for our youth to connect, learn more about the Brotherhood and prepare for future leadership positions. We ask each chapter to consider providing a stipend for their delegates to help with travel costs.

When choosing your two delegates, we ask that you strongly consider new delegates to attend these conferences as to get more people involved, but this is not a requirement. Non-delegates are always more than welcome and can attend at their own costFor more information or to register please visit: pan-icarian.net/youth-leadership-conference/or email Erica Aivaliotis at ericanna17@gmail.com.

Governors

I would like to remind the Chapters to reach out to your respective District Governor every time you have a meeting or an event. Take the opportunity to meet with them and let them assist you with your Chapter needs. They have been elected to help your chapter succeed and grow in membership. As a reminder, the District Governors are as follows: Chrissa Lefes, Governor District 1; George Karnavas, Governor District 2; Steve Stratakos, Governor District 3; Evangelos J. Fragos, Governor District 4; Alexandra Katsas, Governor District 5; Nick Skaros, Governor District 6 and Erica Aivaliotis, Youth Governor District 7. Their info can be found on our website www.pan-icarian.com/officers/ or in the Ikaria Magazine.

Diagoras Athletic Club Fundraiser is Coming to an End!

We are closing out our fundraiser for the Diagoras Athletic Club. If you plan to submit a donation to help Diagoras continue its mission of providing athletic opportunities for youth living in Ikaria, please do so now. We plan to send all the proceeds collected in the next couple of weeks. If you plan to contribute, the following two methods of donations are accepted:Credit card donations can be made through our

PayPal account: www.pan-icarian.com/shop/

Click on the «+ Comment» and then write «Diagoras».

OR

Please send your donations to: Katerina Mavrophilipos, 2 Southerly Ct. Unit 407, Towson, MD 21286

Checks should be made out to «Pan-Icarian Brotherhood of America»

Please reference «Diagoras» on the memo line.

Ikaria Magazine

Good news. We have seen an increase for sponsorship opportunities in the Ikaria Magazine! Please keep in mind that that a sponsorship does not only help you gain brand recognition and visibility within the Greek Community at home and abroad, it also helps the Pan-Icarian Foundation. Your sponsorship is tax deductible. For more information please contact Ikariamag@tampabay.rr.com.Thank you. Until next time…

Fraternally yours,

George Paralemos
Supreme President
Pan Icarian Brotherhood



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