Metropolis Philoptochos Board's Charity Luncheon Enjoyed by All
The theme of this year’s Charity Luncheon sponsored by the Metropolis Philoptochos Board was, The Giving Feast, “a descriptive name which aptly characterizes the mission and work of our Philoptochos Women,” said His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios. Held at the Granite Links in Quincy on Sunday, November 14, the well attended charity event featured executive chef James Botsacos of the Molyvos restaurant in New York City.
Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the philanthropic ministries and projects the Metropolis Philoptochos Board supports---the Philoxenia House, the St. Methodios Faith & Heritage Center, the Hellenic Nursing Home, the Pine Street Inn, Hope found and Project Bread’s the Walk for Hunger to name a few.
Expressing his appreciation to the hard working women who organized the event and to all who supported it with their attendance and sponsorships, Metropolitan Methodios said, “I commend the Philoptochos Chapters and individuals that generously and regularly contribute to disaster relief efforts and support programs which benefit soup kitchens and shelters in New England throughout the year. In my encyclical last September, I asked that our Parishes dedicate this ecclesiastical year “to relieve the suffering of our fellow human beings throughout the United States and the entire world. It is not enough to remember the hungry and homeless only on Thanksgiving and Christmas, but every day of the year.”
Luncheon co-chairladies Georgia Lagadinos and Frances Levas along with all members of the Philoptochos Board are working to ensure a successful event.In addition to the co-chairladies, the Board consists of: Philippa Condakes, President, Jane Deimezis, Diane Stamatopulos, Eleni Pantelis, Alexandra Coios Dimou, Diane Miminos, Margo Chryssis, Frances Giannakopoulos, Barbara Orlando, Sophia Pentikis, Maria Tamvakologos, Cleopatra Tsolas, Eleni Giannakis, Frances McInnis, Stephanie Panagos, Marianne Phelan, Georgia Teloniatis, Aphrodite Tsourianis.