Philoptochos

APRIL 2019

Ladies Philoptochos Society BAHA Chapter

2019-2020 Calendar of Meetings and Events

September 29th          Meet & Greet after church in Community Center

October 17th               1st General Meeting of the year

December 12th           Dinner Meeting

December 15th           Holiday Bake Sale Fundraiser and Host Coffee Hour

December 22nd          Holiday Bake Sale Fundraiser and Host Coffee Hour

January 12th               Vasilopita Sunday, Basket for St. Basil’s Academy

                                       Vasilopita Luncheon in Community Center

January 16th               General Meeting

February 9th               Heart Health Day-

                                             Red Ribbons for Heart Disease Month 

February 20th            General Meeting

March 2nd                  Great Lent begins

March 8th                   Fasolada Fundraiser

March 19th                 General Meeting

April 5th                      Fasolada Fundraiser

April 12th                    Palm Sunday Luncheon in Community Center

April 19th                    Pascha

April 30th                   Fashion Show

May 10th                     Mother’s Day

May 21st                      General Meeting

June 18th                     End of year dinner

August 9th                   College Blessing

August 14/15               Panayia

For up to date information, please check our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/kimisisphiloptochos/.

Executive Board 2019-2021

Lucy Milonas, President

Stavroula Perdikaris, 1st VP

Mary Loizou*, 2nd VP

Joanna Kotsis, Treasurer

Harriet Callis, Assistant Treasurer

Kimber Gregorakis, Corresponding Secretary

Anna Buchsbaum, Recording Secretary

Aphrodite Bucco*, Board Member

Denise Panicello, Board Member

*Past President

 

 

 

COMMITTEES

Visitation Committee

Join a great team of people who visit individuals from our community who are homebound, recuperating in a hospital or living in a Nursing home. The visit may include a delivery of something from the church, such as Anditheron {bread offered by the priest at dismissal}, Holy Water, Palms, Vasilopita, Artos, the church newsletter, a Greek Newspaper, or just a friendly smile and a caring word. Your visit will warm someone’s heart and bring them great joy.

Drives Committee

Join the committee that coordinated drives for specific items throughout the year. This committee often coordinates its drives with the Girl Scouts or GOYA. We have had Coat Drives for the Bridges Program, Toy Drives for St. Basil Academy, Food Drives for the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean County and household items for the Ronald McDonald House.  Join the Drives Committee and help provide for those in great need.

Fashion Show Committee

Join the dynamic and innovative women who put the VA-VA-VA-VOOM in our Annual Fashion Show with GLITZ, GLAMOUR AND GRANDEUR.  They turn any runway into a Hollywood red carpet. It’s exciting, it’s fun and the proceeds benefit many local charities.

College Connection

This is a support group that maintains a link with students from our community during their college years. It keeps college students informed of Kimisis news, happenings and events and reaches out to them while they are away. The committee arranges a College student blessing in August, showcases their accomplishments, informs them of scholarships and job opportunities.

ANNUAL FUNCTIONS

Palm Sunday Luncheon – Help set up, or serve, or donate an item for the buffet

Panagias Vesper Hospitality Hour – Help set up or serve, or donate an item for the buffet

Panagias Hospitality Hour – Help set up, or serve, or donate an item for the buffet

 

Mission Statement

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc., is the duly accredited women’s philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The mission of the Society shall be:

  • To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts; and
  • To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources;
  • To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;
  • To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.

The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.

Executive Board 2018-2020

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Members attend October 22, 2015 meeting

 

Vivian and Lynn

Vivian and Lynn

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The Ladies Philoptochos Society/BAHA Chapter 1088 – Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church

Spiritual Advisor: Reverend Economos Panagiotis Lekkas, Rector

No one is too young or too old to be a part of this special group of women – “The Ladies Philoptochos Society”. Philoptochos is an army of women whose collective drive, dedication, and heart help those who need it most. Philoptochos is YOU! We are always looking for and welcome new skills, experiences, ideas, and personalities. Be a part of a philanthropic movement. Join today and make new friends, share experiences, knowledge, and laughter. We meet on the third Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM.

Standing from left to right; Joanna Kotsis, Kimber Gregorakis, Martha Parlamis, Anna Alexiou, Paraskevi Argyrou, Vice President – Mary Loizou, Stephanie Countouroudas, Voula Perdikaris, Andrea Protentis, Chryssie Sannino, Marianthi Koukoumis, Lynn Rexines and Maryanne Peters.

The Ladies Philoptochos Society of Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church is blessed to have women of all ages working together on committees that support their philanthropic endeavors. Pictured here are three members from three generations from the same family. Mrs. Marianthi Koukoumis, Co chair of the 2014 Annual Fashion Show "Under the Sea, her grandmother Mrs. Anthoula Arnaotoglou, and her mother Mrs. Stephanie Countouroudas.

The Ladies Philoptochos Society of Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church is blessed to have women of all ages working together on committees that support their philanthropic endeavors. Pictured here are three members from three generations from the same family. Mrs. Marianthi Koukoumis, Co chair of the 2014 Annual Fashion Show “Under the Sea, her grandmother Mrs. Anthoula Arnaotoglou, and her mother Mrs. Stephanie Countouroudas.

If you are not yet a member of Philoptochos, please come join us at our next meeting to see what we are all about. Hopefully you will like what we are doing and will want to become a member. Either way, we will be pleased with your presence.

 

 

 

In memoriam:

For 25 years, Marie Angelus Devino lovingly served as Kimisis’s Choir Director. Marie also served in recent years as Corresponding Secretary of the Ladies Philoptochos Society. Marie was a founder of our beloved Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church here in Holmdel, NJ.. Sadly, Marie fell asleep in the Lord on March 6, 2016. May her memory be eternal.

 

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