Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I hope you and your families had a wonderful New Year! It is hard to believe we are already one month into 2024. I am confident that we all continue the good work of the brotherhood and support each other this year. 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. As a reminder, 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/.
Chapter #23 Langada is getting ready 2024 Convention in Atlanta, Georgia! The convention website is live and available for hotel reservations at https://www.ikariaatlanta.com/! Do not hesitate to reserve your rooms. The first mailer is to be expected in early February, which will have more information as well. All chapter presidents should have received raffle tickets in the mail. Please support the Langada chapter by purchasing convention raffle tickets, you could win some great prizes while helping our hosting chapter!
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.
I am very excited to announce that Chapter #2 V.I. Chembithes will host the 2024 annual Youth Leadership Conference in Akron, Ohio on June 14 – 16! Save the date and send 2 youth members from your chapter. This will be their first time hosting and they are already 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. Registration forms and more information will be coming soon! In the meantime, 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 next magazine submission deadline is March 1 via email to [email protected]. The Supreme Lodge highly suggests nominating one or two people from your chapter to be the magazine submission liaison versus multiple people submitting for your chapter. This will help to keep information, news, and photos consistent for each chapter and avoid any mistakes or missed deadlines.
Please let the Supreme Lodge know if you or your chapter needs anything, we are always here to help. Have a great February!
Supreme President of Pan-Icarian Brotherhood of America