Pan Arcadian Federation of America West District


2019 Western District Scholarship Application Forms are now available

February 18, 2019


The 2019 Western District scholarship application forms can be downloaded here.  Note that the completed application forms must be submitted and postmarked by Wednesday, May 15, 2019. 


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

The 74th National PFA Convention in Greece has been cancelled

March 14, 2018

The 74th National PFA Convention that was planned for July in Greece has been cancelled due to lack of quorum. The next National PFA Convention is tentatively planned to take place in New York in early November.  Details will be announced at a later date.

Please download and read the letter to the right from President Papantoniou.

Las Vegas Alea Chapter # 115 Raises Funds for IOCC Hurricane Relief

September 30, 2017

On Sunday, September 24, 2017, the Alea Chapter in Las Vegas, NV hosted an after church coffee at St. John the Baptist Church in Las Vegas. All of the proceeds were earmarked for the IOCC hurricane relief fund. The parish responded very generously, $500.00 was raised.

The Alea Chapter donated an additional $250.00, making a total of $750.00 sent to the IOCC for hurricane relief. The IOCC is always there to respond to people in need during natural disasters, which is why the Alea Chapter chose to partner with them to help people during difficult times.


Jon W. Caredis

President, Alea Chapter, Las Vegas, NV

Congratulations to our 2017 WD PFA Scholarship Recipients!

June 11, 2017

This year the Western District PFA Scholarship Committee received applications from eight outstanding students by the May 15, 2017 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:


Panayiota Good - will be attending University of Oregon; Journalism; San Jose Chapter


Katerina Paulos - will continue her undergraduate studies at the University of Utah; Business/Entrepreneurship & Marketing; Salt Lake City Chapter


Ashley D. Katis-Baker - will continue her undergraduate studies at the University of Utah; Communications; Salt Lake City Chapter

You can read the complete report of WD Scholarship Chairman Karen Anastasopoulos 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.

Important Update: No PFA Western District Convention in 2017

February 13, 2017

Greetings to Chapter Officers and Members,


As many of you know, San Diego was the next chapter in line to host the 2017 PFA Western District Convention.  The San Diego organizing committee, under the leadership of President Fred Georggin, ran into many difficulties ranging from numerous conflicting dates to extremely high hotel rates beginning with the Memorial Day weekend.  It appeared that we might not even come close to reaching a quorum of delegates for dates where they could get reasonable hotel rates.


The District Lodge met to discuss options and has voted to cancel this year’s PFA Western District Convention. 


There were several factors supporting this decision:

  1. This is an “off year” since there is no PFA National Convention in 2017.
  2. We do not hold District Officer elections in off years. 
  3. This would have been more of a conference than a convention due to no officer elections.
  4. The Mid-West and Eastern PFA Districts do not hold conventions in off years. 
  5. The PFA Constitution & By-Laws do not mandate a District Convention in off years.


After further discussions with San Diego, the District Lodge voted that we will move on to have the San Jose Chapter host the 2018 PFA Western District Convention.  As a reminder, the rotation order for PFA Western District Conventions has been:


2009 San Diego, 2010 San Jose, 2011 Las Vegas, 2012 Oakland, 2013 Los Angeles, 2014 San Francisco, 2015 Salt Lake City, 2016 Denver


Therefore, we were scheduled to start the sequence again with San Diego in 2017, and then San Jose in 2018.


Even though there will not be a 2017 District Convention, we will still be soliciting applications for our Western District scholarships.  Scholarship applications are available on our WD PFA website under both the News and Download sections.  Applications are due by May 15, 2017, and it is expected that award letters will be mailed out by June 1, 2017.


Other typical district convention agenda items such as chapter reports, budget & financial reports, project reports, youth report, and the Arcadian of the Year selection, will be postponed until the 2018 regular Western District Convention hosted by the San Jose Chapter. 



George Booras

Western District Governor, PFA