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National Philoptochos Biennial Convention 2012

“Chosen and Appointed by God to Go and Bear Fruit”

Offering Healing, Peace and Hope

Philoptochos is at an historic juncture as we celebrate 80 Years of Philanthropy! Each member and Chapter is an integral part of this major, international, philanthropic organization and you must be present at this historic gathering to join your Philoptochos sisters from across the country to plan for the next 80 years. Come to Phoenix July 1st to July 4th to make a difference as we honor our past, reflect on the present and create a future strategy to continue the Philoptochos legacy.  Convention Chairmen Kathy Gabriel, Jeannie Ranglas and Diane Tseckares ensure you will be amazed, inspired and energized to go forth offering healing, pace and hope.

The preliminary agenda provides highlights of an inspiring, entertaining and exciting program:

Sunday July 1st – Divine Liturgy

National Philoptochos Biennial Convention Opening Ceremony with blessings and greetings of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America.  

  • 2012 Chapter Challenge Presentations
  • Budget Preview
  • Bylaws and Resolutions Committee Meeting

Monday, July 2nd

41st Biennial Clergy Laity Congress Official Opening with Keynote Address of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America

2012 National Philoptochos Convention General Assembly

  • Resolutions Committee
  • Testimonial Presentations
  • 2012 Chapter Challenge Presentations
  • Straight Talk – Membership/Stewardship Presentation with Breakout sessions
  • Evening Cultural Event featuring Greek dancing at the Pinnacle Peak Old West Restaurant for all Clergy Laity and Philoptochos participants 

Tuesday, July 3rd

Philoptochos General Assembly

  • Treasurer’s Report and Adoption of 2013-2014 Budget
  • Social Services Panel Discussion 

“Violence Against Women” – Distinguished panel leading critical and informative discussion 

  • “Are you a Martha or a Mary” – Presvytera Pat Tsagalakis leads engaging and spirited discussion concerning real life issues facing women today
  • Leadership and Team Building Forum
  • Evening at the Musical Instrument Museum - Celebrating 80 Years of Philanthropy – Faces of Philoptochos – Our Rich History – AGAPE Awards

Wednesday, July 4th

Philoptochos General Assembly

  • Philanthropic Endeavors that Transform Lives
  • 2012 Chapter Challenge Awards Presentation
  • 2012 Chapter Awards Presentation
  • Grand Banquet

The Committee reports that the hotel offers myriad activities for children of all ages.  Contact the JW Marriott at 480.293.5000 for information.

Visit www.philoptochos.org for Convention Registration Information or contact philosny@aol.com.