AHEPA/Sons of Pericles

The Order of AHEPA—the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association—is a men's organization devoted to promoting the ideals of Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence.

An important component of AHEPA's mission is to create an awareness of the principles of Hellenism to society. These principles include a commitment to humanity, freedom, and democracy. The preservation and promotion of these ideals is where AHEPA has, and always will be, deeply committed.

AHEPA also actively promotes education, through a range of scholarships at the national, district and chapter levels.

Our Dallas Chapter 20 has also traditionally been a great supporter of the ministries and activities of Holy Trinity, through both donations and hard work. AHEPA recently donated the railing around our church's solea and contributed towards the church's iconography project. The Chapter also sponsors the church's annual Easter Agape Picnic and hosts breakfast before each fall and spring Holy Trinity General Assembly meeting.

The chapter also nurtures a Sons of Pericles Chapter, aka Sons of Pericles Tom Semos Chapter 155.

The Dallas Chapter 20 was organized and received its Texas Charter on May 12, 1923. It was formed under the auspices of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 1922.

Current Chapter 20 officers are:

  • President, Michael Petridis
  • Vice President, Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos
  • Corresponding Secretary, Nick Dixie
  • Recording Secretary, Dimitrios Horiates
  • Treasurer, Bill Lane
  • Executive Secretary, Bill Karahal
  • Vice President of Hellenic Affairs, Nicolas L. Carayannopoulos

Meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from September thru June.  For more information, visit the AHEPA Chapter 20 website, www.dallasahepa20.org, or email the chapter at info@dallasahepa20.org.

Dallas AHEPA Chapter 20 is now on Facebook! Connect with us at www.facebook.com/ahepachapter20.