President’s Letter – August 2018
Fellow Church Members:
We, from your Parish Council, hope that each of you are having a safe and fun summer. A few notes on what has transpired since our last letter. In regards to our rental house the tenant has moved and we are evaluating what to recommend to the General Assembly about repairs or the further use of the house. A new closet has been constructed in the conference room to store the glassware we use at special events. The exit doors at the lift area have been repaired so both doors can be used now. Repairs to rotten wood at the outside covered entrance to the Hellenic Center will be completed before our festival. Thanks to Jimmie Hallis for working on the shelves in the storage room near the stage in the Hellenic Center. Jimmie is a very gifted craftsman and enjoys helping our church.
I smell cookies baking, meaning it is festival time. This year’s Greek fest is scheduled for September 7, 8, and 9. Many of our festival committees are already hard at work. We need everyone to get involved. How? Volunteer your time, donate food items, donate money, sell your raffle tickets, and if you own a business, buy a banner. Our stewardship from our members is not enough to pay our bills. We must have successful fundraisers to cover our expenses. What is new at this year’s Greek Festival? A Baklava Run will be held Saturday of the festival at 3:00pm. Entrance fee is $25.00. This will be a 5K run/walk in the Haymount area. All participants will get a race t-shirt and upon completing the course, a piece of baklava and a free drink. Second, this year we are introducing Bouzouki nights, both Friday and Saturday evenings, from 6pm to 10pm on the patio (plateia) behind our church. We will have a solo musician playing the bouzouki and will serve wine, beer, soft drinks and appetizers. Blue festival t-shirts were given to volunteers two years ago. We plan to order more of the same shirts for this year’s festival. In order to keep our costs down, volunteer workers who received a shirt two years ago, please find and wear these during the festival. For volunteers who did not get a shirt, please email me your size at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Litsa.
Father Alex works very hard to bring us all the services that occur during the year. We truly have a wonderful community and it would be great to see our church full of people at each service. On Sundays we have a coffee hour after the Divine Liturgy and everyone is invited to attend.
2018 Parish Council Members
|Steve Goodson||Parish Council President|
|Alfred Barefoot||Parish Council Vice President|
|Alexandra Dais||Parish Council Secretary|
|Mary Morgan||Parish Council Treasurer|
|Philip Senter||Parish Council Asst. Treasurer|
|Katherine Fasul||Parish Council|
|Dr. Andy Morfesis||Parish Council|
|Peter Kalogerinis||Parish Council|
|Haroula Karmazyn||Parish Council|
|Karen Koukies||Parish Council|
|Jimmie Hallis||Parish Council|