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The Daughters of Penelope was the realization of Alexandra Apostolides' dream. Her desire was to create a woman's organization and because of her perseverance and the encouragement of her husband Dr. Emanuel Apostolides, a devoted AHEPAN, she formed EOS Chapter#1 with 25 charter members on November 16, 1929 in San Francisco, California. She was elected the first Grand President of the organization

The Daughters of Penelope was the realization of Alexandra Apostolides' dream. Her desire was to create a woman's organization and because of her perseverance and the encouragement of her husband Dr. Emanuel Apostolides, a devoted AHEPAN, she formed EOS Chapter#1 with 25 charter members on November 16, 1929 in San Francisco, California. She was elected the first Grand President of the organization

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It’s  week in !  Grand President Georgette Boulegeris had the pleasure to attend a luncheon today in honor of His Excell...
09/21/2022

It’s week in ! Grand President Georgette Boulegeris had the pleasure to attend a luncheon today in honor of His Excellency Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Prime Minister of 🇬🇷.

09/19/2022
Grand President's Newsletter Now Available Online!

Grand President's Fall Newsletter Available Online!

This Fall issue of the Grand President's newsletter inlcudes not only messages from our Grand President, Grand Vice President/Growth & Expansion Chair, and AHEPA Family Presidents, but also bio's from the 2022-2023 Grand Lodge, a message regarding the 2022-2023 Growth & Expansion Program, 2021-202...

Sisters if you receive an email from info@daughterssofpenelope.org.dir today requesting money this is a SCAM. Do not cli...
09/19/2022

Sisters if you receive an email from [email protected] today requesting money this is a SCAM. Do not click on any links or send money. Please forward to other Sisters so they are aware!!

: Grand President Georgette Boulegeris, AHEPA Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas, and His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos a...
09/18/2022

: Grand President Georgette Boulegeris, AHEPA Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas, and His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos at the Order of AHEPA Region 8 Centennial Celebration with Honoree the Very Reverend Father John S. Bakas, Dean of Saint Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA.

: Grand President Georgette Boulegeris is at the AHEPA Region 8 Centennial Celebration honoring Lt. Governor of CA & 201...
09/18/2022

: Grand President Georgette Boulegeris is at the AHEPA Region 8 Centennial Celebration honoring Lt. Governor of CA & 2012 honoree Eleni Kounalakis!

Earlier today Grand President Georgette Boulegeris, Grand VP Marianthi Treppiedi, and the District 20 Lodge visited with...
09/18/2022

Earlier today Grand President Georgette Boulegeris, Grand VP Marianthi Treppiedi, and the District 20 Lodge visited with chapters in District 20 including chapters from Long Beach, CA, Chandler, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA, and Redondo Beach, CA.

: Grand President Georgette Boulegeris, Grand VP Marianthi Treppiedi, and DG 20 Carol Stathopoulos are in Redondo Beach,...
09/17/2022

: Grand President Georgette Boulegeris, Grand VP Marianthi Treppiedi, and DG 20 Carol Stathopoulos are in Redondo Beach, CA visiting Anthos Chapter 395. So fun to see Sisters and Sister Moms within the chapter proving we are a . The for every generation.

Photos from New Avenue Foundation's post
09/16/2022

Photos from New Avenue Foundation's post

Friday evening before the  conference Grand President Georgette Boulegeris, the Grand Lodge, and several District Govern...
09/13/2022

Friday evening before the conference Grand President Georgette Boulegeris, the Grand Lodge, and several District Governors and Past Grand Presidents had the pleasure of attending a welcome dinner hosted by Helle Chapter with the support of Arion Chapter. Thank you to Sister/Past Chapter Helle President Maria Vargas for hosting the event at her beautiful home and to all the Helle and Arion Sisters for making the welcome dinner so special!!

On the way home from the  conference in DC, Grand President Georgette attended Past District Governor No. 5 Dina Fanikos...
09/11/2022

On the way home from the conference in DC, Grand President Georgette attended Past District Governor No. 5 Dina Fanikos’ Testimonial Dinner in NJ!

We Remember. In Honor of the Heroes and Victims of 9/11
09/11/2022
We Remember. In Honor of the Heroes and Victims of 9/11

We Remember. In Honor of the Heroes and Victims of 9/11

Today, we come together to honor the innocent people who lost their lives on 9/11. We will never forget the victims, the courage of those who risked their lives to save others, and the spirit of unity and resilience that emerged after that tragic day. 

HQ Rooftop Reception for our Leadership Conference Attendees 💙
09/11/2022

HQ Rooftop Reception for our Leadership Conference Attendees 💙

09/11/2022

After our conference all attendees enjoyed a reception on the rooftop of Headquarters. Cheers to a wonderful conference and a successful year ahead!!

What an amazing and productive  conference!! Thank you to all our Sisters from near and far who travelled to DC to make ...
09/10/2022

What an amazing and productive conference!! Thank you to all our Sisters from near and far who travelled to DC to make this conference a success!!

After lunch we continued with round table focus topics. Developing and implementing effective leadership strategies and ...
09/10/2022

After lunch we continued with round table focus topics. Developing and implementing effective leadership strategies and engaging a multigenerational organization towards growth and productivity by Grand Secretary Margaret Dritsas, Leveraging your District Lodge to optimize communication and growth by Grand Gov II Patty Didik and Grand Gov. III Tina Bullock, Growth & Expansion Stats by GVP Marianthi Treppiedi, Supreme Convention Updates & Initiatives by Grand Gov. I Marianne Boutsioulis, Grand Gov. V Nicki Douklias, and Grand Gov. IV Robbie Jackson, and Utilizing Technology to support growth by Grand Treasurer Antoinette Zachariades. We had a presentation on the DOP Foundation, Inc. by PGP/Foundation Inc. President Anna-Helene Grossomanides. We thank the DOP Foundation, Inc. for presenting a donation to our leadership conference speaker from Meals on Wheels America for $1,500 towards Meals on Wheels programs and for always supporting our leadership conference! The Maids of Athena also gave a presentation on their initiatives and special projects for the year. 💗

: The Daughters of Penelope are proud to have Kristine Templin, Chief Development Officer with Meals on Wheels, as the 2...
09/10/2022

: The Daughters of Penelope are proud to have Kristine Templin, Chief Development Officer with Meals on Wheels, as the 2022 Leadership Speaker. Meals on Wheels America

: Grand President Georgette Boulegeris, the Grand Lodge, and District Governors of the Daughters of Penelope are meeting...
09/10/2022

: Grand President Georgette Boulegeris, the Grand Lodge, and District Governors of the Daughters of Penelope are meeting for the annual District Governors Conference. The morning kicked off with presentations from GP Georgette Boulegeris, GVP Marianthi Treppiedi, and Executive Director Elena Saviolakis. New initiatives were also rolled out including growth and expansion, an oral history project, and a DOP charity walkathon. Details to be announced soon!!

Our annual  conference for our District Governors is just a few days away!! Elected officers from the US, Canada, and Eu...
09/07/2022

Our annual conference for our District Governors is just a few days away!! Elected officers from the US, Canada, and Europe will come to DC to learn more about and discuss goals, projects, and plan the year for their District. The AHEPANs, Maids of Athena, and Sons of Pericles will also meet.

The exchange of ideas and information is an important aspect of our to assure outstanding success in the year ahead. The Daughters of Penelope are proud to have Kristine Templin, Chief Development Officer with Meals on Wheels America, as the 2022 Leadership Speaker.

Daughters of Penelope E-newsletter Issue 1 | September 6, 2022
09/06/2022
Daughters of Penelope E-newsletter Issue 1 | September 6, 2022

Daughters of Penelope E-newsletter Issue 1 | September 6, 2022

Greetings Sisters! I am so excited to embark on the 2022-2023 year of the Daughters of Penelope with you! At the recent Supreme Convention held in Orlando, Florida, you elected me to serve the Sisterhood as your Grand President. I thank you for that honor and commit myself to serving the Daughters t...

Hoping our Sisters near and far had a lovely summer and excited for a new  year to start! At HQ we are busy preparing fo...
08/22/2022

Hoping our Sisters near and far had a lovely summer and excited for a new year to start! At HQ we are busy preparing for our upcoming District Governors seminar which will be September 10th in DC!!

Xronia Polla to all celebrating today!! 🇬🇷
08/15/2022

Xronia Polla to all celebrating today!! 🇬🇷

Action Alert: Disaster Relief Kits for Kentucky and California
08/10/2022
Action Alert: Disaster Relief Kits for Kentucky and California

Action Alert: Disaster Relief Kits for Kentucky and California

Many people around our country and the world are suffering because of recent natural disasters that have befallen them. The flooding in Kentucky and the fires in California are two such examples that are challenging our neighbors today. Our thoughts and prayers are with our members and those affect...

May her memory be eternal 🙏https://www.thenationalherald.com/judge-elizabeth-athanasakos-pioneer-in-broward-countys-lega...
08/10/2022
Judge Elizabeth Athanasakos, Pioneer in Broward County’s Legal Community, 94

May her memory be eternal 🙏

https://www.thenationalherald.com/judge-elizabeth-athanasakos-pioneer-in-broward-countys-legal-community-94/

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Elizabeth (Betty) Athanasakos, a pioneer in Broward County’s legal community, died at her home in Fort Lauderdale, on August 2, just a few days short of her 95th birthday. She was surrounded by her family and friends, who saw her through a brief recent illness. Athanasakos ...

07/29/2022

“Women of Vision, Principle, Industry, and True Philanthropy”: Daughters of Penelope Continue Long Tradition of “Salute to Women” Award

On Thursday, July 21, the Daughters of Penelope hosted the “Salute to Women” Award Ceremony, honoring Janet E. Petro, the Director of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Petro previously served as the Center’s Deputy Director, during which time she helped it transition into a multi-user spaceport, leading cross-agency initiatives with the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Air Force to streamline government processes and support commercial space operations to increase government efficiency and limit redundancy. Petro is the 28th recipient of the “SALUTE” Award.

Held biannually during the AHEPA Supreme Convention, the Salute to Women recognizes an outstanding woman outside of the organization who represents the goals and ideals of the Daughters of Penelope. By the 1960s— just thirty years after the organization’s 1929 founding in San Francisco— the Daughters had already proven to be a dynamic force in their Greek and local communities, as well as in the broader Diaspora and in Greece. It was then that past Grand Presidents Joanna Panagopoulos Merakos and Betty Athanaskos conceived of the “SALUTE” Award as a way not only to recognize the outstanding achievements of women, but to affirm the place of the Daughters of Penelope as a National and International Women’s Philanthropic Organization.

In his remarks at the Awards Ceremony, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros recognized this legacy in the work of Petro and in each and every member of the organization : “Allow me to extend my heartfelt congratulations to every single Daughter of Penelope. In honoring this exceptionally skilled professional and truly talented leader, you honor yourselves as: women of vision, women of principle, women of industry and women of true philanthropy. All of the qualities and characteristics that you single out this evening for your current honoree apply to all those women who came before her.” (Full remarks in comments below.)

Also present at this years ceremony was Her Excellency Alexandra Papadopoulou, Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to the United States. Grand President Kathy Bizoukas, as well as Committee Chairman Joanne Booras and Committee Members Celia Kachmarski and Demi Thomas also offered remarks.

Today, fifty years after Senator Margaret E. Chase received the first “SALUTE” Award in 1970, and almost one hundred years since the organization first began its work, the Daughters of Penelope are leaders in philanthropic, education and cultural activities, with Chapters in the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Greece, Cyprus, England, France, and Germany. Their mission and outreach are non-partisan and non-denominational—and their efforts are constantly growing.
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07/23/2022
“Women of Vision, Principle, Industry, and True Philanthropy”: Daughters of Penelope Continue Long Tradition of “Salute to Women” Award - From the Archdiocese - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

https://www.goarch.org/-/daughters-of-penelope-continue-long-tradition-of-salute-to-women-2022 NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 🔭🪐💙

On Thursday, July 21, the Daughters of Penelope hosted the “Salute to Women” Award Ceremony, honoring Janet E. Petro, the Director of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Petro previous served as the Center’s Deputy Director, during which time she helped Kennedy transition into a ...

Beautiful installation ceremony photos from BNB Photography NY!!
07/23/2022

Beautiful installation ceremony photos from BNB Photography NY!!

: Installations!! The delegates of the Supreme Convention of the Daughters of Penelope (DOP) elected Georgette Boulegeri...
07/22/2022

: Installations!! The delegates of the Supreme Convention of the Daughters of Penelope (DOP) elected Georgette Boulegeris of Bedminster, NJ, Grand President for the 2022-2023 administrative year. Elections were held July 21st, at the 100th Annual AHEPA Supreme Convention, Orlando, Florida.

In addition to Grand President Boulegeris, the following individuals were elected to the Daughters of Penelope Grand Lodge:

Grand Vice President Marianthi Treppiedi of Spokane, WA; Grand Secretary Margaret Dritsas of Ottawa, Canada; Grand Treasurer Antoinette M. Zachariades of Brick, NJ; Grand Governor Zone I Marianne Boutsioulis of Cheshire, CT;
Grand Governor Zone II Patty Didik of Hudson, FL; Grand Governor Zone III Tina Bullock of Albuquerque, NM; Grand Governor Zone IV Robbie Jackson of Spokane, WA; Grand Governor Zone V Nicki Douklias of Manitoba, Canada; and Grand Advisor to the Maids of Athena Effie Kirkiles of Oakland Park, FL.

Congratulations to newly elected Grand President Georgette and to the newly elected Grand Lodge!!

An amazing night to celebrate Order of AHEPA’s 100th Anniversary. So excited for the AHEPA Family Officers Installation ...
07/22/2022

An amazing night to celebrate Order of AHEPA’s 100th Anniversary. So excited for the AHEPA Family Officers Installation Ceremony tomorrow!! Walt Disney World

Photos from Penelope House's post
07/22/2022

Photos from Penelope House's post

Photos from Daughters of Penelope Thais Chapter #344's post
07/22/2022

Photos from Daughters of Penelope Thais Chapter #344's post

Photos from Daughters of Penelope: Narcissus 289 Fort Lauderdale's post
07/22/2022

Photos from Daughters of Penelope: Narcissus 289 Fort Lauderdale's post

07/22/2022

Today was super special. I was a guest speaker at the Daughters of Penelope Supreme Convention 2022. Met many wonderful women who have “fabulosity”! Had the pleasure of meeting Tonie Ann Torrans, executive director of Penelope House from Mobile, AL (bottom R); Find Your Fabulosity has been sending this women’s domestic violence shelter new lipsticks since 2018. I departed with a box FULL of new lipsticks (upper L)...and good memories.

Photos from Orthodox Observer's post
07/22/2022

Photos from Orthodox Observer's post

Photos from Daughters of Penelope: Narcissus 289 Fort Lauderdale's post
07/22/2022

Photos from Daughters of Penelope: Narcissus 289 Fort Lauderdale's post

Congratulations to Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay on being awarded the 2022 Order of AHEPA Socrates Award. ...
07/22/2022

Congratulations to Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay on being awarded the 2022 Order of AHEPA Socrates Award. AXIOS!!

Grand President Kathy Bizoukas giving her final speech as Grand President at the Order of AHEPA family Grand Banquet. Af...
07/22/2022

Grand President Kathy Bizoukas giving her final speech as Grand President at the Order of AHEPA family Grand Banquet. After her speech, AHEPA Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas presented the AHEPA Century of Service Award to Grand President Kathy Bizoukas for her dedication and work to promote our Orders. Thank you Madam President for your service to the and !!

Hard to believe today was the last day of the Supreme Convention. It was another successful and productive week. The gen...
07/22/2022

Hard to believe today was the last day of the Supreme Convention. It was another successful and productive week. The general session today included a special presentation by Founder Sheryl Kurland of Find Your Fabulosity, check presentations to our National Projects, and certificate presentations to our National Chairs. Thank you to everyone who made the convention so wonderful!!

Thanks to Walt Disney World and   for coming to our 2022  Salute to Women event honoring NASA - National Aeronautics and...
07/22/2022

Thanks to Walt Disney World and for coming to our 2022 Salute to Women event honoring NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration John F. Kennedy Space Center Director Dr. Janet E. Petro!! Photos: Space Donald with the 2022 Salute to Women Honoree, Salute to Women Committee, and Past Grand Presidents ❤️

Happy 100th Birthday Order of AHEPA!! 🥂🎂💙
07/22/2022

Happy 100th Birthday Order of AHEPA!! 🥂🎂💙

The 2022  Salute to Women event honoring NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration John F. Kennedy Space Cent...
07/21/2022

The 2022 Salute to Women event honoring NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration John F. Kennedy Space Center Dr. Janet E. Petro is finally here!! Thank you to Dr. Janet E. Petro for this honor and to all who made this event a success including our Salute Chair/PGP Joanne Booras, the Salute Committee, and our sponsors. We also thank His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and Her Excellency Alexandra Papadopoulou, Ambassador of 🇬🇷 to the 🇺🇸, for their beautiful remarks at this special event. 92 Greece in USA Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

One of our many highlights at the AHEPA Family Supreme Convention is our Athletic Awards Luncheon. The  is proud to anno...
07/21/2022

One of our many highlights at the AHEPA Family Supreme Convention is our Athletic Awards Luncheon. The is proud to announce Georgia Chrysi Polydoros of Houston, Tx as the 2022 Zoe Cavalaris Outstanding Female Athletic Award recipient and Team USA Paralympian Eliana Marie Mason of Beaverton, OR as the 2022 Hall of Fame Athlete. Congratulations and axia!!
Photo L to R: DOP Athletics Chair Katina Tassopoulos, GP Kathy Bizoukas, 2022 Zoe Cavalaris Honoree Georgia Polydoros, and Brother Harry Cavalaris.

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It’s week in ! Grand President Georgette Boulegeris had the pleasure to attend a luncheon today in honor of His Excellency Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Prime Minister of 🇬🇷.
Grand President's Fall Newsletter Available Online!
Sisters if you receive an email from [email protected] today requesting money this is a SCAM. Do not click on any links or send money. Please forward to other Sisters so they are aware!!
: Grand President Georgette Boulegeris, AHEPA Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas, and His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos at the Order of AHEPA Region 8 Centennial Celebration with Honoree the Very Reverend Father John S. Bakas, Dean of Saint Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA.
: Grand President Georgette Boulegeris is at the AHEPA Region 8 Centennial Celebration honoring Lt. Governor of CA & 2012 honoree Eleni Kounalakis!
Earlier today Grand President Georgette Boulegeris, Grand VP Marianthi Treppiedi, and the District 20 Lodge visited with chapters in District 20 including chapters from Long Beach, CA, Chandler, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA, and Redondo Beach, CA.
: Grand President Georgette Boulegeris, Grand VP Marianthi Treppiedi, and DG 20 Carol Stathopoulos are in Redondo Beach, CA visiting Anthos Chapter 395. So fun to see Sisters and Sister Moms within the chapter proving we are a . The for every generation.
Friday evening before the conference Grand President Georgette Boulegeris, the Grand Lodge, and several District Governors and Past Grand Presidents had the pleasure of attending a welcome dinner hosted by Helle Chapter with the support of Arion Chapter. Thank you to Sister/Past Chapter Helle President Maria Vargas for hosting the event at her beautiful home and to all the Helle and Arion Sisters for making the welcome dinner so special!!
On the way home from the conference in DC, Grand President Georgette attended Past District Governor No. 5 Dina Fanikos’ Testimonial Dinner in NJ!
We Remember. In Honor of the Heroes and Victims of 9/11
HQ Rooftop Reception for our Leadership Conference Attendees 💙
After our conference all attendees enjoyed a reception on the rooftop of Headquarters. Cheers to a wonderful conference and a successful year ahead!!
What an amazing and productive conference!! Thank you to all our Sisters from near and far who travelled to DC to make this conference a success!!
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