Pan Icarian President's Monthly News Message

November 2023

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I hope you and your families are all doing well and had a Happy Thanksgiving. I am very thankful for the Pan-Icarian Brotherhood of America, all the good we strive to do for our community and this special connection to Ikaria we all share. I am also thankful for the constant support and dedication from the membership that is required to keep this organization alive and going strong. It’s hard to believe that this year is flying by, and the holidays are quickly approaching! ‘Tis the season of giving, and while we are about to enter a busy time, I would like to remind us to embrace the true meaning of the holidays. Let’s try to support our local chapters, attend events, renew memberships, participate in fundraisers or charity, etc. The philanthropy of the Brotherhood is one of the most special pillars of our organization. The Pan-Icarian Brotherhood Website (https://pan-icarian.com/) is a wonderful resource to find events, donate, renew membership, and more.

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! Prizes include hotel stays for the weekend, dance tickets, and banquet tickets. Also, their convention website is now live! Check out https://www.ikariaatlanta.com/ for more information and convention updates. 

The annual Youth Leadership Conference is looking for a 2024 host! 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. Every functioning chapter can host this conference, regardless of size or location. The Supreme Lodge financially assists, and more information can be provided if your chapter is interested. Please look at your chapter’s events calendar, this can be anything, a dance, party, picnic, luncheon, etc., and then request information from an affordable hotel near your leski or event location to see if they can provide a room block for approximately 20 rooms (2 nights) anytime that aligns with the event. Email our Youth Governor, Teddy Poulos at [email protected] if your chapter is interested or 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

We will hold an in-person Supreme Lodge meeting on December 9, 2023, in Chicago where the 2025 convention will be held. 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.

Please let the Supreme Lodge know if you or your chapter needs anything, we are always here to help and provide assistance. Continue to inform us of any events or any news you’d like to share on our website or social media outlets. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 

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