Ministries - Philoptochos - January 2013 News

Genie Kontos, President


Our annual Celebration of the Vasilopita on January 13th was a huge success! A big thank you to chair Sophia Gavrilis, her co-chair Mary Costopoulos, and all the hard working people on their committee. We would also like to tank all in our community who participated. I am prod to announce that $2,000.00 was collected and sent to St. Basil Academy. The annual New Year money raffle also took place that day. Chair Gail Thomas and Co-chair Tonya Cavellaris announced that the winner this year was Mari Naltsas. Congratlations Mari!

February 3rd was Go Red Sunday. A big Thank You to Cindy Alex and Kerri Brode for supplying great information about heart health (number one killer of women). Much appreciation to all who donated to this worthy cause. Your Philoptochos sent out a check to the heart association in the amount of $200.00

February 4th was our 4th General assembly meeting. A great time was had by all. Everyone enjoyed viewing the movie El Greco. Michelle Prappas from PAOI was our guest speaker that evening. Much information was passed on regarding this worthy organization. If you would like to learn more about it, please go to: .

On the 23rd Of February I had a breakfast at my home for all who were able, and, interested to come and learn about Philoptochos. What a great turn out I had!! Thank you all who attended. Remember, never be shy to ask if you have any questions!

On the 9th of March we had Comedy Night with Ellen Karis. It was great getting together with so many in our community for good food and much laughter. Maria Janios, and co-chair Marina Saroukos did a great job hosting this event.

Spring is around the corner....Now is the time to start cleaning out all your closets! On March 31st Gail Thomas and her co-chair Effie Brotsis will host their annual clothes Drive for MEND. Please bring your gently used CLEAN clothing (no shoes) for this worthy ministry. Our NEW Chair Catherine Naltsas with co-chair Dara Phillips will be preparing for our annual Shoes for Orphan Souls Shoe Drive. Please bring NEW shoes, shoelaces, or socks on the Sundays from March 31st to April 14th.

DATE: April 25th, 2013
Place Savalas Room
FUNCTION: Lenten Potluck Dinner and Easter project.
COST: $0.00
Any questions Chair: Gail Thomas
Co-chair Effie Brotsis. (818) 886-4040

Please NOTE that we are NOW taking orders for our Easter Bake Sale. Order forms are at the Philoptochos Table. (Chair Eugenia Georgillas, Co-chair Cindy Alex.)

I am pleased to announce that we now have an official newsletter of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society! What a great way to spread the news on the work of Philoptochos! Please come pick up your copy at the Philoptochos table.

On behalf of all the women on my board,as well as myself, I would like to wish you all a Blessed Easter!

Genie Kontos

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