National Philoptochos Board Reports
National Philoptochos Board Fall Meeting 2015- Brookline, MA
The Fall meeting of the National Philoptochos Board was held on Friday, October 30, 2015 in Brookline, Massachusetts in the Archbishop Iakovos Library located on the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross School of Theology.
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America joined the meeting and addressed the National Board on a number of topics including his recent visit with Pope Francis I at the Ground Zero Memorial, the work of IOCC in Syria and his visit to Greece that included a tour of an after-school center for children.
President Logus updated the Board on recent news, including the plan to continue the Feeding the Hungry Initiative at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in New York on Thanksgiving Day. Committees gave reports on their recent work.
In their update of initiatives to support the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, committee Tri-Chairs Jennifer Constantin, Arlene Siavelis Kehl and Anne Michals announced a recent large contribution, and presented a check for $400,000 to His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios as part of the National Philoptochos pledge for the building of the church and shrine.
National Philoptochos Board Winter Meeting 2015- Coral Gables, FL
The National Board of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society convened for its winter meeting on Friday, January 23 and Saturday, February 24, 2015 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida. The gathering was of significance as it was the first full meeting presided over by newly appointed National President Maria Logus.
The meeting commenced with the prayer of St. Ephraim and a spiritual reflection offered by National Philoptochos Spiritual Advisor, His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela.
President Logus welcomed the members to Florida and thanked His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios, Metropolis of Atlanta Philoptochos President Dee Nicolaou and the entire Atlanta Metropolis for their gracious hospitality. President Logus then presented her report and shared her vision for the next two years.
National Philoptochos Board Summer Meeting 2014- Philadelphia, PA
The National Philoptochos Board convened in Philadelphia, PA on July 5th prior to the opening of the 2014 National Philoptochos Biennial Convention located in the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.
His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela, Spiritual Advisor of Philoptochos, offered the opening prayer to the women of the Philoptochos Society who had come from across the country to join together at this final meeting of the 2012-2014 National Board.
National Philoptochos President Aphrodite Skeadas welcomed the National Board and gave greetings from the “City of Brotherly Love,” as well as the “City of Sisterly Agape.”