Pan Arcadian Federation of America West District


United Arcadians of San Francisco Dinner/Dance, September 10, 2016 

The United Arcadians of San Francisco Chapter #35 will be celebrating 84 years of Arcadians in San Francisco at their annual dinner dance on Saturday, September 10, 2016.

Patio Espanol Club Hall, 2850 Alemany Blvd., San Francisco

Cocktails at 5:30 pm and Dinner at 7:00 pm

$75 per Person ($25 Children under 12)

Prime Rib, Salmon, or Vegetarian Dinner, includes a bottle of wine

The Kymata Band will provide the entertainment.  For reservations contact Joan Peponis-Rinde at 650-369-6383 Download the flyer to the right for additional details and reservation information.

Important Information for October National PFA Convention in Chicago

July 15, 2016


Greetings to Chapter Officers and Members,


Please download this important letter from the National PFA Headquarters.  It has information about delegate registration deadlines, as well as a schedule of events. Some key points are as follows:

- Delegate registration forms and fees are due by August 20th. The registration fee is $225

- Cut-off date for Sheraton Suites Chicago Elk Grove hotel reservations is September 29.  The room rate is $125 plus tax.

  • - The convention schedule of events is as follows:

                 Thursday, October 20, 7 pm Welcome Reception  

                 Friday, October 21, 9 am to 5 pm Business Meetings, Evening Free

                 Saturday, October 22, 9 am to 5 pm Business Meetings, 6:30 pm Grand Banquet

                 Sunday, October 23, Liturgy, Artoklasia & Philoxenia Luncheon


 They are planning a young adult forum during the convention and are looking for representatives from each chapter.  I think that is a great idea and we should have at least some representation from the West.  Note that we still do not have a Western District PFA Youth Representative on our District Lodge. Please let me know if anyone from your chapter will be able to attend the youth forum.



George Booras

Western District Governor, PFA

Salt Lake City Arcadian Chapter #90 Annual Summer Picnic - July 24, 2016

Everyone Is Invited

Roast Lamb/Potatoes/All the Trimmings


Sunday, July 24, 2016

4:00 PM

George Washington Park

Exit 134 (Parley’s Canyon)

Lower Pavilion

Arcadians of Denver - Chapter #106 to host the 2016 Western District Convention

Dear Fellow Arcadians,


The 57th ANNUAL PAN ARCADIAN WESTERN DISTRICT CONVENTION will be held in the MILE HIGH CITY... Denver, CO the weekend of May 13th-15th, 2016.  


Below you will find links to information concerning the weekend as well as a letter from the HYATT PLACE .  Please take a moment to print, read and complete all attachments.  There are several documents with deadlines, so please be cognizant of them and be sure to submit the completed paperwork on time.


Should you have any questions, please feel free to email Sam Papadimitropoulos (Convention Chairman) at or call Paul Gatchis, (Arcadians of Denver Chapter 106 - President) at 720-425-2769.


We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Arcadians of Denver

Please download the following information and forms:

1. Convention Schedule

2. Delegate & Non-Delegate Registration Forms (due April 23, 2016)

3. Chapter Reporting Form (due May 7, 2016)

4. Arcadian of the Year Nomination Form (due May 7, 2016)

Letter from the Hyatt Place with hotel reservation information:

Dear Arcadians of Denver Guests,


We are excited to welcome you to our hotel, the Hyatt Place Denver Cherry Creek, for your stay during this exciting occasion.

Please see the information below to start booking under the discounted Arcadians of Denver group rates.

No need to pick up a phone, just use the link and follow the instructions below to make your reservation.

1.         Click reservation link:

2.         Enter dates of stay

3.         Enter number of adults/children

4.         Click ‘Check Availability’

 Of course, you can still book by phone by calling 888.HYATT.HP (888.492.8847) and reference Arcadians of Denver group discounts.

 If you have any questions or concerns, you are also able to contact me directly.


Calvin Backman

Sales Coordinator


4150 Mississippi Avenue, Glendale CO 80246, USA

T +1 303 782 9300

LA Area Pan Arcadians to Host Youth Greek Night on March 24, 2016

The Los Angeles area Pan Arcadians invite you to celebrate

A Greek Night that Gives Back

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Please download the flyer (click on the flyer image to the right) for additional details. Tell all your friends about about this important event.


By attending the event, the young PFA will have an opportunity to win a trip to NY and participate in the NY Greek Independence Day Parade on April 10th, 2016.  


If you have questions or need additional information, please call  Dimitra Kapogianis at 714-402-4203

Arcadians of Oakland Skopi #85 Macaronada Chicken Dinner - February 20, 2016

The Arcadians of Oakland Skopi Chapter #85 invite you to attend their annual Macaronada Chicken Dinner.  The event will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4700 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, California.


Please download the flyer (click on the flyer image to the right) for additional details and reservation information.

United Arcadians of San Francisco Vasilopita Dinner - January 7, 2016

Happy New Year! The United Arcadians of San Francisco #35 invites members, their families and fellow Arcadians to attend their annual Vasilopita Dinner at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the Holy Trinity Christopher Center, 999 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco.


We again will be having a raffle.  If you can bring something to be raffled it would be appreciated. We look forward to seeing you all Thursday! 


For additional information please contact Diane Antonis at 415-681-4369 or Christi Tsiplakos at 650-992-9619

San Diego Tegea Chapter's Destiny of Distinction Event - September 19, 2015

Dear Friends, Arkadians, Dancers and Greek Music (esp. Klarino) Lovers,


In case you did not already know, and the publicity this year has been a bit lacking, the Arkadians of San Diego, of the PanArcadian Federation of America, Tegea Chapter, are holding their major event, like they have for many years this time of year, known as the Destiny Of Distinction.  Please download the flyer wherein you will see that it is taking place:

SATURDAY, September 19, 2015

5pm Cocktails and Appetizers

6pm Dinner

Cypress Room, St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church

LIVE GREEK MUSIC – Direct From Greece:

“From Trikala To Tripolitsa, Trio”!

$75 Adults/$25Children

Arkadian Dancers and Klarino Klub

As we have done in the past, the night’s dancing will begin with youth and young adults performing the traditional Syrto and Tsamiko to the music of the T to T Trio.  I encourage all to make this a family affair and for your kids to be featured, each with a turn in the lead, if so desired; Arkadian heritage is NOT a requirement.  The opportunity to dance to live, quality, traditional Greek music should not be missed!  Which brings me to Klarino Klub.  Though we’re sharing expenses to bring these wonderful musicians all the way from beloved Ellas with our fellow Arkadians from Los Angeles, holding their own Glendi the following Saturday night in Anaheim (contact me for details), a Klarino Klub sponsorship will go a long way in defraying the higher cost, but certainly, I hope you will agree, worthwhile cultural exposure.  $25 (Enthusiast), $50 (Aficionado), $100 (Artist), $250 (Master), $500 (Klarino H Thanatos). 


IMPORTANT:  Please reply here, or call me (# below) as soon as possible so your (youth/young adult dancer’s) name, and your name(s) and level for Klarino Klub can be included in the evening’s program.  Make checks payable to PanArcadians, Tegea Chapter and send to address below.


Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you at the Destiny Of Distinction on the evening of the 19th!!   


James Rigopoulos, Destiny Of Distinction Committee

14218 Half Moon Bay Dr.

Del Mar, Ca 92014


Salt Lake City Pan Arcadian Hospital Fundraiser - May 3, 2015

A post-Pascha Arcadian Social Gathering and Fundraiser for the entire community was held by the Salt Lake City Theodoros Kolokotronis Chapter #90 on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm at Aristo’s Restaurant.  There were 35 attendees.  Keynote speaker was Dr. Stavros Drakos.  Purpose of the event was to raise awareness of the need for funds to purchase kidney dialysis machines, angioplasty clinic materials, and other needed hospital supplies for the Pan Arcadian Hospital in Tripolis, Arcadia, Greece.  Dr. Drakos outlined the details of what was needed and shared the statistics of medical procedures and patient care.  He also shared the collaborative efforts between the University of Utah School of Medicine and the University of Athens.


Donation forms were made available at the May 3rd gathering, as well as being distributed to the Salt Lake Greek Orthodox Community via email, surface mail, and handouts at both Holy Trinity and Prophet Elias.


To date, the number of donors has reached 46—individuals, families, and organizations.  At present, the collected funds total $8,220.