May 2018 bring to all of you health, love and peace.

First, a note of thanks to all those who have made it possible for Philoptochos to have grown into the dynamic chapter that it is. God has truly blessed us.

Our Philoptochos Christmas party was more than successful. The Christmas “Sing Along” was so much fun there were already requests for a reply next Christmas. Thank you Assumption Choir members for leading us into the Christmas season.

A special thank you to Bobbie Soupos and her team for again making sure everything was perfect.

Once again, we hosted Trinity Youth Services with over 60 children and their families to a Christmas party that even included Santa. The glow in the eyes of the children were priceless.

Our lovely ladies of Philoptochos made holiday visitations to those confined to their homes and not able to come to church. Thank you to all those who contributed to the Senior Christmas tree. We were also able to take small tins of cookies to our seniors.

Philoptochos is starting the year and ready to spread it’s philanthropy to all in need.

January and February Dates to Remember

January 21: Cutting of the Vasilopita – Vasilopita coins will be on sale through any Philoptochos board member for $15. We are asking all ladies of the community to share their favorite Vasilopita and bring it on this date. All proceeds received on this day will be sent to Saint Basil’s Academy, Garrison New York. St. Basil’s Academy is the only Greek Orthodox licensed residential childcare institution for Orthodox children in America.

The operations of Philoptochos depends on you and your membership. 2017 we had 136 members. Our goal is to have every person in our church community be a member of our chapter.

You can start off the year in the right direction by coming to our membership luncheon on February 11 in the church hall. It’s always an exciting afternoon viewing the many different tables decorated to the theme. If you are interested in hosting a table please contact Lia Kakaris at 562.773.1778.

We haven’t forgotten Go Red Sunday! This year we will combine Go Red Sunday with our membership luncheon! Keep your eye out for the upcoming flyer for more information.

February 19: Clean Monday’s Koulouma – Please be sure to SAVE THE DATE for the Clean Monday’s Koulouma at 6 p.m. Please join us as we prepare ourselves for the Lenten Season.

Once again, Philoptochos wishes that 2018 will bring you health and happiness throughout the year.

Your Sister in Christ,
Karen Fic, President