and Our Mission
AHEPA was founded in 1922 in Atlanta GA to help and protect immigrant Greeks from racism and discrimination they faced when arriving to the United States in search of a better life. Chapter 218 Little Fort is among the oldest chapter's in the AHEPA organization.
Our chapter was founded in the city of Waukegan IL, our activities have since expanded to encompass all of Lake County IL. We support charitable causes within our chapter area, state, national, and international level. We have made an impact on our community since the inception of our chapter and continue to do so. We strive to make a larger impact year after year.
District 13 covers all IL and chapters of Milwaukee and Madison in WI.
AHEPA National Headquarters is located in Washington DC.
Highlights of our Activities
Some of the organizations that have benefited from our contributions
- Educational Scholarships
- Assist Families in need
- Feed 6 Local charity
- AHEPA District 13 Scholarship Fund
- AHEPA District 13 Sports Awards
- American Rehab Center and Retirement Home
- St. Demetrios Greek Church & Programs
- AHEPA Dogs for Veterans - Service Dogs for Veterans
- Host several events or sponsor attractions to bring attention to our cause and strengthen our ties with the Lake County community
News and Events
Special news, events, and messages from our Chapter, neighbor Chapters, District 13, and National level.
Chapter 218, neighboring chapters, district 13, and national news events are listed below. Please view below to see if you may be interested in joining us at an AHEPA sponsored event or contributing to our cause. All coming events will be listed on the calendar at the bottom of the page. Come back often as we are always adding new information below.
Medical Library at Evangelismos Hospital
At the 2016 AHEPA National Convention in Las Vegas, the "Medical Library at Evangelismos Hospital" was approved to be one of the National projects of AHEPA. This is the biggest hospital in Greece and also provides free medical services to AHEPAN members and families who visit Greece and need such services. The medical library will be located at this hospital and will provide innovative information from all over the world to allow better medical services throughout Greece. We ask that you join us in the effort to help raise the funds to make the library a reality. Click below for additional information below below or click on the button at top of page to reach donation website:
Chapter 43 hosted their Greek Night with the Milwaukee Bucks once again. It was a great event any many came out to support Giannis and the Bucks. If you missed this event, no fears. Chapter 205 is hosting a Greek Night with the Chicago Bulls when the Bucks play them on Monday February 25. Once more details are available, they will be added here. Come back often to ensure you don’t miss on this opperunity.
Our chapter hosted Superbowl party was a great success. A large amount of families to enjoy the game, food, and company. We couldn’t control the lack of excitement during the game but everyone had a great time nevertheless.
In addition to money raised and donated to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. We also had a basket for new white athletic socks packs for donation to PADS Lake County, which would be handed to the homeless. By the end of the evening, the basket was overflowing of packs of socks and cash donations. The food did not go to waster either. All leftover food was donated to a local Veterans Charity.
One event helped out several very worthy causes.
AHEPA District 13 will be hosting a movie screening of “Greece Year Zero” documentary. This is a documentary covers the last 100 years of Greece’s history. We will be hosting a guest speaker, Dannis Koromilas. He is the very same person who created the film. He has a wealth of information on the movie and Greek history. More information for this movie, screen date, ticket prices, etc coming soon. If you wish to receive updates on this movie event please send us your information on our contact page.
Past Events Updates
Chapter 218 set off to watch the Milwaukee Bucks on November 24. A group of 20 met and cheered on the Greek Freak and the Bucks that evening. If you missed out, there will be more opportunities from other chapters hosting Greek Nights in Milwaukee and Chicago.
Our chapter recently held a social event at Arena Training Center for some judo lessons. We would like to thank our host and coaches who took it easy on us. After some warm ups, sparring, and a lot of laughs. Enjoy the preview videos placed here. We are working on adding a few more.
Thanks all for coming out and joining us for another great event of bowling. Come back as we look to schedule another event in March.
Place: Brunswick Zone, Fountain Square