Pan Icarian President's Monthly News Message

February 2024

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Unbe-leap-able! Corny, I know but happy leap day, 2024 has already been filled with so much excitement. Spring has sprung for the brotherhood as we are gearing up with lots of events and updates as you’ll see below in the email! As a quick reminder, the next magazine submission deadline is tomorrow March 1st via email to [email protected]. If your chapter hosted elections and has any new board members, please let us know so we can update our distribution listserv, magazine list, and introduce you to your district governors. 

To kick us off this season we are doing a Spring-cleaning request! We are asking all past supreme presidents and past supreme executive boards to go through any previous documents, files, records, drives, old papers, etc. and please send them to us. There is a lot of historical information that we require and would like to make sure it is in safekeeping. The digital document libraries we are developing will help us complete our duties and ensure continuity for future brotherhood leaders. 

The Supreme Lodge will hold our second yearly meeting on March 16, 2024, in Cherry Hill, NJ in conjunction with the annual Atheras Ikariotiko apokriatiko dance. If anyone wants to attend the meeting, please contact me for details. Also, if anyone has any topics or concerns for the Lodge, please let us know before the meeting so it can be added to the agenda. Tickets for the dance are available at https://ikariaphilly.com/event/icarian-dinner-dance/.

Chapter #23 Langada is preparing for the 2024 Convention in Atlanta, Georgia! The convention website is live and available for hotel reservations at https://www.ikariaatlanta.com/! We want Lagada and the brotherhood to have a successful convention, so please do not hesitate to reserve your rooms. The first mailer is to be expected in the next week or so, keep an eye out as it will have weekend details, ad forms, and other information enclosed.  

The 2024 annual Youth Leadership Conference will be June 14 – 16 hosted by Chapter #2 V.I. Chembithes in Akron, Ohio! Please send 2 youth members from your chapter and any additional non-delegates are also welcome. The registration form can be located here: https://pan-icarian.com/youth/, fill out 1 form per delegate, and forms are due no later than April 15, 2024. Please let us know if you need any assistance or have any questions. This will be Chapter #2 V.I. Chembithes’ first time hosting and they are planning some amazing events along with their annual lamb roast! 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. 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. Check out the website https://pan-icarian.com/youth/ and follow the Facebook page Pan-Icaria Youth

We are excited to announce a new membership initiative! We are encouraging chapters to begin offering membership automatic subscription renewal. This will allow membership to automatically renew instead of having to collect dues every year. A win-win for our members, the chapters, and the brotherhood! Please contact your District Governor, Membership Chair, or Supreme Treasurer for further information. As a resource, here is a how-to tutorial on our website: https://pan-icarian.com/how-to-setup-recurring-membership/. Our Membership Drive Chairperson Chrissa Lefes will be conducting another round of communications to chapters. Our goal is 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. 

As always, please let the Supreme Lodge know if you or your chapter needs anything, we are always here to help. The Pan-Icarian Brotherhood Website (https://pan-icarian.com/) is a wonderful resource to find events, donate, renew membership, and more. Please continue to inform us of any events, news, or fundraisers you’d like to share on our website or social media outlets. If you are not already doing so please follow us at https://www.facebook.com/PanIcarian/ and https://www.instagram.com/panicarian/.

Thank you,
Katerina Mavrophilipos
Supreme President of Pan-Icarian Brotherhood of America