Evrytanian Association (Velouchi)
Evrytanian Association of America “Velouchi” Chapter No. 2
Χριστός Ανέστη - Christ is Risen! Our Chapter would like to express to our church com
munity, Χρόνια πολλά. May the blessings of the Resurrection be with us throughout the year and always!
Our Chapter members, led by Co-chairmen George Anagnostopoulos, Jimmy Hondros, and Jerry Anagnostopoulos were able to host what has become a yearly tradition, the Palm Sunday Fish Luncheon fundraiser. Those who stayed for the Lenten meal enjoyed delicious baked flounder, green beans, roasted potatoes and apple cobbler. Thank you church members for your support!
Our last meeting was held on Sunday, March 11th after the Divine Liturgy. Our priest, Pater Papagikos gave the opening prayer. Secretary Chris Vlachos read the minutes of the previous meeting and Treasurer Paul Kanos gave the treasurer’s report. It was emphasized that our “Velouchi” chapter enjoys both the reputation of being a very active chapter hosting four yearly fundraisers and also for being most generous in supporting many charities within our church, our local communities and in the Evrytanian area of Greece.
The latest Board meetings of the “Velouchi” and Daughters of Evrytania were held on April 8th, at Sts. Constantine and Helen Orthodox Church in Silver Springs, Maryland. Both meetings were well attended with representatives from almost all chapters. Most of the business discussed centered on this summer’s National Velouchi Convention to be held on June 15, 16, and 17 in Bethesda, Maryland. The Convention Headquarters will be the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The hotel is conveniently located directly across the street from the Metro Subway Station. It is about a 25 minute ride to the center of Washington, DC. There will be something for everyone to enjoy beginning Friday with a Greek Night Youth Dance with DeeJay Serafim. Saturday afternoon, the ladies will board buses for a tour of Washington, D.C. Then, the whole family can enjoy a Saturday night banquet and dance with music provided by the Golden Flame Band. This is a wonderful opportunity to make this a family vacation in a destination city, our country’s Capital. Check your mail for more current convention information or check the web at “velouchiwashingtondc.com”.
Remember to purchase your tickets for the annual Convention “Velouchi” raffle. There are a limited number of tickets sold for a grand prize of $10,000. Also please support the Daughters of Evrytania in their only fundraiser, $5 per raffle ticket for three cash prizes.
Also remember you don’t have to be from Evrytania to join this philanthropic organization. We have many dedicated members from many different areas of Greece. What we have in common is a desire to maintain our culture and help others and enjoy doing so!
Alfred Barefoot – Chapter President, George Dais – Chapter Vice President
Chris T. Vlachos – Secretary, Paul Kanos – Treasurer
George Anagnostopoulos & Tasos Hasapis - Chapter Representatives
Maria Poulos – “Velouchi” Bulletin Correspondent
Dina Goodson – Daughters of Evrytania President
Irene Bantsolas – Daughters of Evrytania Representative