INITIATION PREREQUISITE TO MEMBERSHIP
Except for National Members, every candidate for membership in the AHEPA, whose application has been duly accepted, shall present himself at the time and place designated to him by the Secretary and shall submit to be initiated into the secret mysteries of the AHEPA, in accordance with the requirements of the prescribed ritual, prescribed by the Supreme Lodge thereof, before the full rights, benefits and privileges of membership can be conferred upon him.
SECTION B. DUTIES AND OBLIGATION TO BE ADMINISTERED IN ENGLISH, HELLENIC LANGUAGE, OR NATIONAL LANGUAGE
The obligations when administered to candidates, shall be administered in English, Greek or the language of the country in which the chapter is located. Every candidate initiated into the AHEPA shall repeat, in the appropriate language, the following obligation: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of [insert the name of your nation] and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”, or the appropriate national affirmation.
SECTION C. FEES FOR INITIATION IN THE AHEPA
The Order of AHEPA shall not charge an initiation fee to its membership. No chapter, district, or National Headquarters shall charge an initiation fee in any manner.
SECTION D. NOTICE TO CANDIDATES
The Chapter Secretary shall notify, in writing, each successful candidate and shall designate the specific time and place when and where the said candidate is to present himself for initiation.
SECTION E. APPLICATION KEPT AT THE HEADQUARTERS
Except for National Members, all applications for membership in the AHEPA shall be accompanied by the initiation fee, and the Secretary of the Chapter receiving said applications shall, after the same shall have been accepted and the applicants duly initiated, deliver them for filing to AHEPA Headquarters, which shall issue certificates of membership and receipt, and deliver them to the new members.
SECTION F. CURRENCY
All monetary remittances to AHEPA Supreme Headquarters are to be in American currency