Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Greetings! Happy belated Independence Day for the United States and Ikaria. I hope you are enjoying your summer. As we are one month away from the convention, I want to make sure I provide you with some important reminders.
It’s time to pay your 2017 membership dues! Membership dues help keep our organization up and running by allowing for better communication and enabling us to offer activities and fellowship. Your support is vital. Please consider paying for yourself and other family members. It’s a small price to pay to be part of a family that cares for each other and the community.
As a reminder to the chapters, instead of submitting paper receipts please email your membership info in an Excel file to Supreme Treasurer, Katerina Mavrophilipos at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include emails in the spreadsheet!
Per capita checks ($20 per member), and paper receipts should be mailed to: Katerina Mavrophilipos, 2 Southerly Ct., Unit 407, Towson, MD 21286
This year’s convention, which will be held in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, September 1 – Monday, September 4, is quickly approaching!
As a reminder, the Convention hotel at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Columbus is SOLD OUT! The overflow rooms are available at the Drury Inn & Suites which is part of the same complex. The Convention hotel room rate is $129+tax/night. Reservations can be made online at www.pan-icarian2017.com. Please note that the deadline for obtaining the convention room rate is August 11!
Both chapters have been working very hard the past two years to prepare for our long-awaited return to Columbus (more than 40 years). We hope you support the chapter, and our Brotherhood, by attending the Convention and all their planned activities.
Please note that an agenda is currently being developed for the upcoming convention. If you have a topic that you want discussed please let either myself or a member of the Lodge know in a timely fashion. We really do want to hear your ideas and recommendations.
Thank you for your time. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the summer. I look forward to seeing you in Columbus on Labor Day weekend!
Pan Icarian Brotherhood