Ministries - Philoptochos - December 2013 News

Genie Kontos, President


September 22, 2013: National Philoptochos Fellowship Sunday: Nationwide, a tray was passed out, on this day, at all Orthodox Churches in order to help aid our brothers and sisters in Greece. Thanks to all of you, your Philoptochos sent a check in the amount of $1,000.00.

September 22, 2013: Taverna Night: Chair Helen Bougioukos along with her co-chairs Mary Costopoulos, and Rena Iakovidis did their best to insure a fun filled night for all that attended. The music was delightful, the food-- delicious, the prizes-- great! What a wonderful way to say good bye to Summer and reunite with friends! Most of the proceeds from this event went to our new ministry: Focus North America. We proudly gave them a check in the amount of $1,000.00 at our membership luncheon.

October 6, 2013: Go Pink Sunday: (Breast Cancer Awareness) Congratulations to Chair Nadia Saroukos and her Co-chair Eleni Saroukos. These ladies had great information and were able to raise $600.00 for this worthy cause!

October 13, 2013: Membership Luncheon: (1st general assembly meeting) thank you to Marina Saroukos, who chaired this event, as well as to her co-chair Maria Spirtos. Effie Brotsis and Mary Lyons Macris had great information out for both returning, as well as new members. If you haven't renewed your membership, please do so. We need your support! Fun was had by all on that day. We also had 2 guest speakers who enlightened us about our new ministry: Focus North America. Mr. Jacob Lee will be attending our annual Christmas Party. He will be collecting new blankets, sleeping bags and food items on that evening.

November 24, 2013: LAYN Guest Speaker (2nd general assembly meeting)Congratulations to Chair Sylvia Manios, and her co-chair Wendy Katsiotis for gathering much needed supplies for this worthy ministry. I am extremely proud to say that Philoptochos, and the Dance groups worked hand in hand to make this a success. I am also happy to say that from here on we will be joined by Linda Manios, and her Sunday School in helping this ministry. Ms. Cathy Galarneau, the director of development and communications was the guest speaker. She left us all with many interesting facts about the Los Angeles Youth Network. Your Philoptochos presented her a check for $500.00 along with may needed items. The Dance Groups, as well as Sunday School, also presented her with checks.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around our Community! I, as well as my co-chairs Mary Costopoulos, and Sylvia Manios were quite busy getting everything ready for this beautiful time of year! We would also like to thank Mimi and Alexia for all their hard work!

December 11, 2013: Annual Christmas Party: (3rd general assembly meeting) This is an event you simply can't miss! Great food, Christmas Carols, Games, Getting together with friends! Mr. Jacob Lee will be there to collect much needed supplies for Focus North America--Don't forget to bring new blankets, sleeping bags, food!

December 15, 2013: Christmas Bake Sale: Come pick up all the Greek Christmas goodies that you ordered. WHAT?? You forgot to order your Greek sweets!! Don't worry. Litsa Awad, and her co-chair, Eugenia Georgilas have "got it covered" There are plenty of sweets you could buy on that day.

Felling LUCKY??? Stop by our Philoptochos table to purchase a money raffle. They make GREAT stocking stuffers! Only 200 tickets sold--you have 3 chances to win $1,000.00. ($30.00 donation) Winner need not be present. Winner announced at the conclusion of the Celebration of the Vasilopita in January.

Genie Kontos

2013-2014 Philoptochos Functions

  1. December 11, 2013: Christmas Party
  2. December 15, 2013: Christmas Bake Sale
  3. January 12, 2014: Celebration of the Vasilopita / Annual New Year Money Raffle
  4. February 9, 2014 (?): Go Red Sunday
  5. February 18, 2014: Movie Night
  6. March 16, 2014: Loukoumatha Sunday
  7. March 30, 2014: Clothes Drive for MEND
  8. March 30, 2014 April 13, 2014: Shoes for Orphan Souls Shoe Drive
  9. April 10, 2014: Lenten Pot Luck / Easter Project
  10. April 13, 2014: Palm Sunday Luncheon / Bake Sale
  11. April 17, 2014: Easter Egg Project
  12. May 4, 2014: Remembrances Luncheon
  13. June 1, 2014: Hot Dog / Ice Cream Sunday!

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