The Manhattan Chapter of The Order of AHEPA, Delphi # 25, on October 16, 2017 hosted its Annual Gala dinner event at The Central Park Boathouse in New York City in honor of the Dr. Marinos Petratos. This event was to celebrate and honor a man with decades of community service and dedication as well as his 50+ years of membership and service to the Manhattan-based AHEPA Chapter , Delphi # 25, where he served as a past President and continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of Governors. In addition to honoring Dr. Petratos the Chapter initiated 20 new members that evening and provided a $ 15,000. Donation to AHEPA’s National commitment of $ 1 Million to the rebuilding of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at Ground Zero WTC, a $ 2 ,000. Donation to the Afternoon School of the NYC Cathedral, $ 1,000. towards the AHEPA District Six (NY State) Scholarship Fund, and $ 1,000. To AHEPA’s Fund for Hurricane Victims Relief in southern USA.
The evening was well attended by members of the Supreme Lodge of AHEPA as well many dignitaries including Dr. Konstantinos Koutras, Consul General of Greece, Ms. Greta Kamaterou, Director of the Greek National Tourist Office for USA & Canada, and many more.