AHEPA Testimonial Dinner for Philip Vogis

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AHEPA Ramapo Chapter #453 of Wyckoff, NJ, hosted recently a Testimonial Dinner for Past District Governor Phil Vogis at the Hamilton & Ward Steakhouse in Paterson, NJ.

Some 130 guests attended the event including Phil’s family, friends, AHEPA members and dignitaries from far and near. The President of Ramapo Chapter #453 Jim Giokas was the Master of Ceremonies inviting to the microphone our Past Supreme Governor John Mehos to sing the Greek and US national anthems, followed by the invocation by Father James Mulketis of the St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Wyckoff, NJ, Kathy Savidis, the President of the Daughters of Penelope, Agape Chapter #336 of Wyckoff, NJ; Past District Governor Ted Vittas; Past District Governor and member of the Supreme Board of Trustees Lee Millas; District Governor George Horiates District #5 NJ/DE; and Karen Marousis District Governor of the Daughters of Penelope. Also invited to speak were Phil’s children Diana and Philip Jordan; and with some coaxing Phil’s wife Connie. The honoree was finally invited to speak and offer his response to the many kind words and accolades that were mentioned on his behalf.

In addition, Supreme Vice President Dr John Grossomanides Jr, was there as were Supreme Treasurer Col. Nick Vamvakias, Supreme Member of the Board of Trustees Vassos Chrysanthou, Supreme Governor Region #3 NY/NJ/DE Andrew Zachariades, PSG Louis Arvanitis, PDG Ted Fanikos, PDG Herb Allen, PDG Steve Lioumis, PDG George Karatzia, District Lodge Officers, Chapter officers, Brothers and Sisters from District #5 NJ/DE, Past Supreme President of the Sons of Pericles Brother Dean Tselepis. Also there were members from District #6 New York along with the District Governor Jimmy Kokotas, Lt. Gov Chris Gallas, PDG Gus Drivas and Daughters of Penelope from District #6 NY.


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