This will be my last newsletter as President of Philoptochos.  But wanted to leave office making sure everyone knows what’s coming up throughout the Summer months into the Fall.  We are already into July and that means Festival Preparations.  Before you know it the festival will be here.  July is the month we start baking all those wonderful sweets.  WE have much baking to do and WE are counting on everyone pitching in to help us this year.  This is your opportunity to learn how to make the delicious sweets that Long Beach Assumption is so famous for.  If you don’t know how to bake and would like to learn, this is your perfect opportunity to do so.   You couldn’t ask for better teachers than the ladies we have in our own kitchen……Long Beach Assumption has a reputation to live up to, so come on down and help us uphold that reputation.  Hope you will be able to help us bake!  See baking flyer in this bulletin for dates and time/s.

Questions; call the church office.   
June 14th brought out all the H.S. And College Graduates and Philoptochos was honored to present each student with an Icon or Study Bible. WE are so proud of ALL the Assumption Church Graduates and WE wish them ALL continued success as they continue down the path of their
dreams!

Although it may be the summer months, the work of Philoptochos never ends. We will be having our backpack outreach throughout the summer up until school resumes.  If during the summer months you find price breaks on backpacks and school supplies please remember our outreach. Come September many children will be excited to receive your generous gift.  See enclosed flyer for details.  Following the backpacks we will be gathering our holiday turkeys and canned goods along with the Sunday School Children.  Following that; we go right into the Christmas Holiday with Trinity Christmas Party and the gift giving tree that’s always located in the Narthex of the church.  All this and more is yet to come.  As you see, Philoptochos provides for many individuals as well as organizations.  WE ask that you keep us in your thoughts and be aware of all the upcoming activities.  Without your generosity WE couldn’t do it.   We truly appreciate all that you continue to do for our outreach as do the families who receive your generous donations.  Thank you so very much.

Philoptochos Board Members and New Officers for the Term 2015 – 2017
President; Karen Fic; Vice President; Mary Lofton, Corresponding Secretary; Sophie Batshoun, Recording Secretary; Lia Kakaris, Treasurer; Angela Watkins, Advisor; Bobbie Soupos.  Members of the Board; Matoula Batshoun, Olympia Stapakis, Andria Salsman, Paris Kastanis, Kay Platis, Eftihia Missios and Denise Manos.  We send our Blessings to Karen Fic and her entire Board for a successful term.  I’d like to “Thank Everyone” for all your support during my past four years as President.  Like I always say; WE just couldn’t do it without ALL of you!   YOU ARE what it’s all about!  Thank you again!

St. Nicholas Shrine – Philoptochos would like to encourage every Ministry and Parishioner to keep St. Nicholas Shrine close to your hearts.   WE ask that you please consider St. Nicholas Shrine in all of your “Gift Givings”.   Questions?   Philoptochos would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

WE wish you all a Blessed Summer.  Be safe! “A single dream can launch a journey of a lifetime”

Bobbie Soupos, President