AHEPA Chapter No.519


2018 Scholarship Applications are now available!

Click on the links below to download informational flyers and applications:

2018 National Application

Informational Flyer for Local AHEPA Scholarships 

Online Application for Local AHEPA Scholarships


Dear Marietta Chapter #519 Brothers,

I hope everyone had a great summer and enjoyed vacationing with family and friends whenever possible.   The 2014-2015 AHEPA year was  once again very successful.  Here are some highlights: (1) we added 5 more brothers, (2) we funded three $1,000 scholarships and two $250 scholarships for Hellenic Studies, (3) we raised $500 for St. Nicholas in NYC, (4) we officially adopted Trickum Road in from of the Church with Adop-A-Highway, (5) we held bowling, dinner, baseball, Cabin Fever and other social events, and (6) we increased our scholarship endowments.  Not a bad year.  Congratulations to all of you on helping our chapter be one of the best in our Region.  The 2015-2016 AHEPA year will certainly be better than the last.  The officers and I all met a couple weeks ago and selected the following three areas of focus for this year.

1)      Membership – We would like to increase our membership to 50 active members.  We are at 42 today.  Ted and Ron will spearhead this effort.  We will look for more members from Holy Transfiguration, but also increase our recruiting efforts to other churches, civic organizations and friends.  This effort will begin at the annual Kick Off Barbeque at my house where we encourage all of you to bring a friend that may be interested in joining our great group guys.

2)      Communication – We will be improving our communication.  Regular postings on our Facebook site, more news on the Holy T web site, create a twitter account, regular updates on Regional activities, regular updates on scholarship efforts, Bulletins, Syndiachonia, etc.   We want everyone to be aware of what we are doing internally and externally.   I will be the lead on this effort.  This message and postings on the facebook site are just the beginning.  We encourage all of you to follow and like us on social media.  In addition, feel free to post comments.

3)      Casino Night – Due to the construction at church, our fund raising efforts will be limited to just Casino Night this year.   We need to raise over $3,000 profit from this event to meet our fund raising commitments.  This event has made us $1,300-1,500 historically.   The preliminary date is February 20, 2016 and I would ask all of you to block that date and attend.  Kirk and Harry will be leading the effort to make this Casino Night the best ever, but it will take everyone’s effort and participation to make it great.

That’s it.   We want to focus on our most important challenges.   We will continue to have social meetings as always.  (Kick off Barbeque is September 22).  We will continue to grow the strength of our brotherhood (Cabin Fever Nov 6-8).   We will continue to help young people afford college (Casino Night  Feb 20).   We will continue to improve our already great Chapter.  God Bless each of you and I look forward to a great year!

Zack Kollias, President


President: Zack Kollias

Vice President: Ted Sampanes

Treasurer: Keath Paxten

Secretary: Ron Sprouse

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 order to help Greek immigrants assimilate into American society. Today, AHEPA brings forward the ideals of ancient Greece, which includes philanthropy, education, civic and family responsibility 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.


The mission of the AHEPA Family is to promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic and Family Responsibility and Individual Excellence.

The Ideals of Ancient Greece – Important to All

AHEPA members are proud of the contributions the ancient Greeks gifted to Western Civilization. As Americans, we share many of the values put forth by them: civic responsibility, philanthropy, education, family and individual excellence, and the ideals of democracy. This is the essence of our heritage. This is the core of our mission.


These are the beliefs that bind us a brothers. Being Greek and/or American doesn’t matter if we don’t try and live our life by these principles. Take some time to think about them and challenge yourself to do better. It’s not easy but our busy lives need to make room for reflection. Let’s all try and be better men, fathers, friends and servants to our communities. Please share your thoughts with others

Passion for Freedom

Respect for Individual

Search for truth


Appreciation for beauty

Pursue Excellence

Free mind

Love life

AHEPA Adopt-A-Mile 9-19-15 (2)

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Download Information on the 86th AHEPA Supreme Convention in Athens, Greece.


Marietta Chapter #519 / Atlanta Chapter #1 Scholarships Awarded: We are very pleased to announce the NINE recipients of the 2015-2016 Chapter level scholarships:  Eli Nichols, Tommy Kollias, Nicholas Radivoj, Stephanie Lilly, Nicholas Azimzadeh, Luke Tassapoulos, Kathryn Jacobs, Eliana Tiller, and Alexandra Lilly.  Be sure to congratulate these excellent students and their parents!    

District #1 Scholarships Awarded.  We are very pleased to announce the SEVEN Holy Transfiguration recipients of the 2015-2016 D1 scholarships:  Eliana Tiller, Nicholas Radivoj, Amanda Constantinides, Alexandra Lilly, Tommy Kollias, Stephanie Lilly, and Laramie Smith.  Be sure to congratulate these excellent students and their parents.

Harry Kipreos—District #1 AHEPA Chapter President of the Year—Awarded in 2013

Marietta Chapter #519—District #1 Chapter of the Year for EDUCATION—Awarded in 2012