AHEPA Chapter 223 Sponsors “Oxi Day” for Education

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News Release on Behalf of San Diego AHEPA Chapter 223

AHEPA Chapter 223 Sponsors “Oxi Day” Evening for Education

Chapter 223 utilized the “E” in their formal title:  American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, by having all proceeds from their “Oxi Day” evening, support the San Diego Greek Language School.  The school has been accredited by San Diego’s largest urban school district (San Diego Unified School District) and a second district, Poway Unified School District, giving high school accreditation for a foreign language applied to college entrance. The Director is Athena Kontinopoulos Georges.

AHEPA Chapter 223 President Costas Kotinopoulos (right) presenting a tribute to educators Alex E. Cremidan (left) and Christine Cremidan (middle) [Photo Credit: Krista Cremidan].

The Dinner Glendi, enjoyed by 200 plus guests, and two Olympic Athletes representing Greece (Nicholas Scarvelis–Shot-Put and Alexander A. Cremidan–Baseball) included live music, a prime rib dinner, a presentation by Nektarios Tradas on what Oxi Day means and its origin, and a tribute to two San Diego Educators, Alex E. Cremidan and Christine L. Cremidan.  The Master of Ceremony for the evening was shared by John Georges, Vice-President, and Costas Kotinopoulos, AHEPA President. 

Luke Alexander Cremidan, age 5, son of Alexander A. Cremidan, is wearing the AHEPA fez of his Great-Grandfather.  A “future AHEPAN” in the making! (Photo Credit: Krista Cremidan).

Alex Cremidan shared his father, Angelo Cremidas’ AHEPA fez, which he first wore during his initiation in the San Diego, California AHEPA Chapter 223, in 1934. 

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