Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I hope you and your families had a Merry Christmas and I would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year! I am looking forward to the 2024 year and am very appreciative of all your support and dedication to our organization in 2023.
Chapter #23 Langada is working hard towards the 2024 Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. All chapter presidents should have received raffle tickets in the mail. Please support the Langada chapter by purchasing convention raffle tickets! The first mailer is to be expected in early February and their convention website is now live and available for hotel reservations at https://www.ikariaatlanta.com/.
On December 9th, the Supreme Lodge and the Foundation met together in Chicago, IL. We toured the 2025 convention hotel, had a very exciting meeting, and delicious meal in Greektown. Chapter #8 Foutrides were wonderful hosts, they are already on a great path to hosting a successful convention. The Lodge and Foundation then traveled to Northwest, Indiana Chapter #25 N’Ikaria for their annual Christmas party. N’Ikaria threw a great party where Santa arrived with gifts and dancing!
The 2024 Membership Drive is already underway! Our Membership Drive Chairperson Chrissa Lefes has already reached out to chapters and explained our goal to have all members pay their Chapter dues by June 2024. The Per Capita Chapter dues can be sent to Supreme Treasurer Demetra Tsantes no later than July 1, 2024. We are offering an incentive to the Chapter that submits the greatest percentage of dues based on their last year’s Chapter Membership numbers and the Chapter with the greatest increase in numbers based on last year’s numbers. The winning Chapters will receive a Plaque of Appreciation and Honorable Mention at the next Convention along with a special gift.
We are planning to announce the 2024 host of the annual Youth Leadership Conference soon! This is an essential component and pivotal event for the brotherhood. It’s how several of the past supreme presidents, myself included, became so involved in the brotherhood, and made lifelong friendships, and memories. More information will be coming soon, but please consider sending 2 youth members from your chapter! Email our Youth Governor, Teddy Poulos at [email protected] with any questions. For anyone interested in participating as a Youth Member, please reach out to be added to our email distribution list. Also, check out the website https://pan-icarian.com/youth/ and follow the Facebook page Pan-Icaria Youth.
The Pan-Icarian Brotherhood Website (https://pan-icarian.com/) is a wonderful resource to find events, donate, renew membership, and more. Please let the Supreme Lodge know if you or your chapter needs anything, we are always here to help. Please continue to inform us of any events or any news you’d like to share on our website or social media outlets. Have a happy New Year!
Supreme President of Pan-Icarian Brotherhood of America