Small booklet, colored blue and white, stating the Rules of Protocol for the Order of AHEPA. The booklet has 13 pages. The front cover reads, typed in blue, "Rules of Protocol, Order of AHEPA, Founded July 26, 1922, (AHEPA symbol), American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, Supreme Lodge Headquarters, 1422 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005".
Booklet covers topics such as Fraternal Precedence, The Supreme President, The Grand President, Mother Lodge, Chapters, Initiations, Installations, Table of Precedence for Official Functions, District, Conventions, Banquets, & Excursions to Greece.
These Rules of Protocol represent a minor modification, revision and enlargement of the original Rules of Protocol adopted by the 1960 Montreal Supreme Convention and prepared by the Committee chaired by the Past Supreme Sounsellor Judge Gregory G. Lagakos and Co-Chairman Evelyn Semos, who was Grand Vice-President of the Daughters of Penelope at that time.
The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) is the largest and oldest American-based, Greek heritage grassroots membership organization. Its scope is international with chapters in the United States, Canada, Greece, and Cyprus, and "sister" chapters in Australia and New Zealand under the auspices of AHEPA Australasia.
AHEPA was founded on July 26, 1922 in response to the evils of bigotry and racism that emerged in early 20th century American society. It also helped Greek immigrants assimilate into society.
Today, AHEPA brings the ideals of ancient Greece, which includes philanthropy, education, civic responsibility, and family and individual excellence to the community.
Although a majority of the membership is composed of Americans of Greek descent, application for membership is open to anyone who believes in the mission of the organization.
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