Philoptochos Newsletter – August 2017


Dear Philoptochos Members and Fellow Parishioners:

My hope is that you continue to enjoy your summer activities with your families.  We have all taken a short break from our monthly routine but Philoptochos has remained quite active.  These are things that have been accomplished the past two months:

  1.  Philoptochos baked and donated 50 dozen Lenten koulourakia for the Metropolis Clergy Laity and Philoptochos Conference in Raleigh.  Special thanks to Nicko Poulos who donated the ingredients.

  1.  Five electric fans were purchased, donated, and delivered by an anonymous donor to the Fayetteville Urban Ministry 

  2. Many members bought raffle tickets for the Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon which will take place in November in New Jersey.  Thank you to all who supported this worthwhile cause.  

  3.  We continue to offer the coffee hour on Sunday after the Divine Liturgy and we thank all the volunteers who prepare it.  

  4.  As you know we have voted to purchase most of our desserts to be sold at our upcoming Greek Festival and we have already baked koulourakia and kouroumpiethes. 

  5. When we resume our meetings after the Greek Festival our new officers will be sworn in and assume their duties.  Congratulations to our new president, Dina Goodson, Vice President Renee Lane, Treasurer Maria Kanos, Secretary Karen Koukies, and Corresponding Secretary Helen Hasapis.  The outgoing officers would like to extend their appreciation for your support and assistance the past four years: 

President:    Irene Bantsolas    Vice President:  Melba Poulos   

Secretary:  Deborah Malahias    Treasurer:  Christine Samanis




Irene J Bantsolas