Past District Governor Thomas Dushas, Honoree Nikitas Drakotos, and Luncheon Chairman James Zafiros. (Photo courtesy of AHEPA).
Nikitas Drakotos, a member of Leadership 100, was honored for his outstanding contributions to Hellenism by The James Plevritis-Joseph C. Keane New Rochelle AHEPA Chapter No. 405 at its annual Initiation/Luncheon, at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY on Dec. 3, 2016.
AHEPA Supreme President Andrew Zachariades, assisted by members of the Supreme and District Lodges, participated in the honors and tribute.
Luncheon event Chairman James Zafiros, in his introduction of Drakotos said: “Brother Drakotos’ Hellenistic journey is beyond impressive. Certainly, he has a very inspiring resume, but the man behind it, is what this tribute is all about. Perhaps no other Hellene of recent memory has lifted Hellenism to a higher level in so many organizations.”
Drakotos served as president of HANAC and of St. Michaels Home. An Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Order of Saint Andrew, he is a member of the Archon National Council. He is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Archangel Michael and St. Spyridon Awards.
Drakotos attributed his success in America to his early years in Greece which gave him the courage and determination to come to America and build a successful journey.
He thanked the large number of Ahepans and guests, many of whom came from distances outside the Metropolitan Area, from Albany, New Jersey, and Connecticut, to honor him.