We hope that this letter finds you all well. May your heart and home be filled with health, peace, love and happiness throughout the Year 2020. We begin the year with our 2020 Assumption Ladies Philoptochos stewardship/membership drive and take this opportunity to ask you to renew your membership in your Chapter Philoptochos. If you are not currently a member, please consider joining this year. We welcome ladies 18 years and older to join our chapter. We have many young ladies that have joined and we are delighted that they will continue in this wonderful ministry that we all love so much.
Our Philoptochos has a suggested stewardship of $35 or whatever you would like to contribute. Please know $15 of your donation goes directly to National Philoptochos Society and $8 of your donation goes to The District Archdiocese Philoptochos. Attached, as well, is the Mission Statement of the Philoptochos Ministry, which best represents Philoptochos, in the hopes that you will be inspired by the “good works” the society. The form will also be available downstairs in our fellowship hall. Checks should be made payable to: Ladies Philoptochos Society and mailed to:
Ladies Philoptochos Society
c/o Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
30 Clapboard Ridge Road
Danbury, CT 06811
Our Philoptochos Chapter is involved in many philanthropic efforts throughout the year. We help in our parish, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. We all have something to offer – whether it be in time, talent or treasure. We welcome new ideas and suggestions. If you have any questions please feel free to contact any board member and plan to attend one of our meetings.
Caryn Flannery – President
Fevri Gkanatsios – 1st Vice President
Eleni Manolakes – 2nd Vice President
Philoptochos Mission Statement
The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc., is the duly accredited women’s philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
The mission of the Society shall be:
- To help the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts; and
- To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources;
- To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;
- To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.
The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.
Board Officers 2019-2021
President – Caryn Flannery
1st Vice President – Fevri Gkanatsios
2nd Vice President – Eleni Manolakes
Treasurer – Barbara Soldano
1st Recording Secretary – Cathy Hatzis
2nd Recording Secretary – Susan Chipouras
Corresponding Secretary – Stacy Neofitidis
Advisor – Ourania Carino
For more information, please contact: email@example.com
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
To ensure the highest level of care and daily living for residents, becoming involved in our mission can enhance the care received and contribute to a greater quality of life for the residents of the facility. From volunteering your time and talents, visiting the residents, or making a donation, the Home welcomes the community and thanks our supporters for helping us with our sacred mission. Your support can make a significant impact on our ability to continue providing the highest quality care. In the near future, we look forward to increasing the number of elderly we can service and increasing the level of care we can provide. We believe strongly in respecting our elders by building an establishment that is worthy of our rich heritage, one that views caring for the elderly as an honorable privilege and not an obligation.