Pan Arcadian Federation of America West District



Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2020

Thanksgiving will look and feel a little different for us all but hopefully you find a SAFE way to celebrate and are surrounded by good vibes. 

Happy Thanksgiving

PFA Western District Officers
Joanne, Nick L, Nick T, Kathy, Jan, Karen, George

Western District Contributes $10,550 for the Pan Arcadian Hospital in Tripolis

July 19, 2020

Hello Western District PFA Members,


A check in the amount of $10,550 has been sent to Pan Arcadian Federation of America National Headquarters. This Is money the PFA Western District collected from the chapters and will be used toward the purchase of much needed medical equipment for the Pan Arcadian Hospital in Tripolis, Greece. 


HISTORY:  The WD had requested each chapter to give a donation toward the Food Bank in Tripolis, Greece. When it was discovered that there was not an organized food bank to give this money to, the delegates decided to re-allocate this money and give it to the hospital in Tripolis.  


The Hospital is an ongoing project of the PFA and money is always needed.  Donations from chapters, individuals, church, and community groups are essential. A current National Fundraising letter has been sent to all chapter Presidents and Secretaries to share with members.  

Thank you for your support and commitment to the Hospital and the PFA. 


Hopefully you are all doing well. 

Take care. 

Stay safe. 


Joanne Saltas, PFA WDGovernor

Click on the above image to read the Pan Arcadian Hospital donation thank you letter from PFA headquarters

75th National PFA Convention in Chicago Postponed until Summer of 2021

May 27, 2020

The 75th PFA National Convention had been planned for Chicago on October 15-18, 2020.  However, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors and Trustee Officers have decided to postpone the 75th National Convention until the summer of 2021.

Please download the letter to the right for additional details.

Mezzo-soprano Christina Alexopoulos Performing Maurice Ravel’s “Five Greek Folk Songs”

April 5, 2020

Fellow Arcadians,


I hope that you and your loved ones are doing well during these very difficult times.

First, we must have the discipline to follow the recommendations of the "health experts" for taking the right precautions so we can stay healthy.


Second, we must have the strength to fight this pandemic and take the time to appreciate and value our families and friends. We are fortunate that our Arcadian ancestors organized the Pan-Arcadian Federation of America (PFA) and gave us this opportunity to continue our cultural connections across the globe. One such connection is the talented young lady of Arcadian descent, Mezzo-soprano Christina Alexopoulos, who is the daughter of Dr. Nicolaos and Susie  Alexopoulos, residing in Southern California.  Many of you have met Dr.  Alexopoulos at the last Alosis tis Tripoleos (September 2019) at Saint John's in Anaheim, CA  where he was our keynote speaker.


The site below takes you to a youtube video where, Mezzo-soprano Christina Alexopoulos, accompanied by pianist Cheryl Lin Fielding, performs Maurice Ravel’s “Five Greek Folk Songs” (Cinq mélodies populaires grecques) at St. James‘ concert of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 on Oct. 27, 2019 in Newport Beach, CA.  


I hope you take the time to enjoy this beautiful performance by Christina Alexopoulos and pass it to your friends as well.


With American-Arcadian pride and best wishes for staying healthy,


Konstantinos V. Kapogianis

Past PFA President (2014-2016)


Important Letter to all PFA WD Chapters

March 20, 2020

PFA Western District Chapter Presidents and Secretaries,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic spreading throughout the communities where we all live and work, the PFA Western District Convention scheduled for May 1-3, 2020 in Tracy, California has temporarily been postponed.  A date for rescheduling the District Convention will be determined.

All administrative business conducted at the District Convention is being postponed. 

Accepting Scholarship applications and the awarding of these Scholarships will be moved to a later date.

The District Lodge will monitor the advice and recommendations from the government and public health officials in making decisions on how we will move forward.  

The only goal is to protect the health and safety of the PFA members, our families, friends, and the community at large. 

Thank you for being part of this great Arcadian Family.  Please take the recommended steps to protect yourself and others from contracting this virus and to mitigate its spread.

Please share this decision with the members of your chapter 

Stay safe. Be well.

PFA WD Officers 

2020 Western District Scholarship Application Forms are now available

February 19, 2020


The 2020 Western District scholarship application forms can be downloaded here.  Note that the completed application forms must be submitted and postmarked by Monday, April 13, 2020. 


If you have any questions please contact Scholarship Chair Karen Anastasopoulos, 801-913-2414,  

Congratulations to our WD PFA Scholarship Chair Karen Anastasopoulos!

December 19, 2019

Our Western District Scholarship Chair, Karen Anastasopoulos was recently featured in the University of Utah College of Humanities official magazine called Perspectives. You can read the article by clicking on the link below:

Congratulations to our 2019 WD PFA Scholarship Recipients!

October 17, 2019

This year the Western District PFA Scholarship Committee received applications from seven outstanding students by the May 15, 2019 deadline.  These were reviewed and ranked by a panel of three professional non-Arcadians.  After careful review, the Scholarship Committee has decided to award a $2,000 scholarship to each of the following top three applicants:


Maritza Helena Kelesis - will continue her graduate studies at the University of Nevada School of Medicine—Las Vegas; Las Vegas Chapter


Vickie Konstantinos Louras - will continue her undergraduate studies at the University of Utah majoring in Psychology; Salt Lake City Chapter


George Gregory Papadeas - will begin his undergraduate studies at Butler   University in Indianapolis majoring in either Biology or Business; Denver Chapter

You can read the complete 2019 report of WD Scholarship Chairman Karen Anastasopoulos here. You can also read the complete 2018 WD Scholarship report here.

Thanks again to all of the WD Chapters for their support of our scholarship program, and for helping to get the word out to so many well qualified applicants.