American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
Chapter 195 at Saint Nicholas
Founded in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 26, 1922, for the simple purpose of assisting all immigrants of Greek descent to achieve American citizenship through instruction in the principles of American government, in the use and increased fluency in the English language, and in assisting the Greek immigrant in participating in the civic life of America.
This primary purpose has long been accomplished; however, the AHEPA currently strives toward obtaining the following honorable objectives: To promote a better and more comprehensive understanding of the attributes and ideals of Hellenism and the Hellenic culture; to promote education and maintain new channels for disseminating the fields of culture and learning; to promote good fellowship and endow its members with a spirit of altruism, common understanding, mutual benevolence and helpfulness to their fellow human beings; to endow its members with the perfection of the moral sense.
AHEPA is an international fraternal organization with chapters in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Bahamas, Greece, and Cyprus.
ORGANIZATION - The AHEPA organization is divided into Districts which are further divided into local Chapters. Our local Chapter is No. 195.
The AHEPA National Headquarters is located in Washington D.C.
MEMBERSHIP - All males above the age of 21 who have a deep interest in Hellenism, are welcome to become members.
CONTACT - for more information or an application form.
The mailing address for the Ann Arbor Chapter is:
AHEPA Chapter No. 195
3109 Scio Church Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
ACTIVITIES - The local Chapter meets once a month to discuss current events of interest to the Greek community and to plan fund raising events to provide funds for educational scholarships for students in our local area.
The Glorious Prophet Elias (Elijah); Synaxis of the Russians who were perfected in France: Protopresbyter Alexios Mednedkov, Presbyter Dimitrii Klepinin, Mother Maria Skobtsova, her son Yuri Skobtsov, and Ilia Fondaminskii; Mother Maria Skobtsova, New-Martyr of France