As we enter a New Year—and celebrate 90 years of service—we recognize and honor our Philoptochos members across the country. It is through the devotion and hard work of our women and men at every level that our beloved organization has grown into a formidable “Army of Agape” dedicated to serving our brothers and sisters in need.
January begins our annual Membership Drive! The primary enrollment period for Chapter Membership is the first quarter of the calendar year; however, membership is an ongoing process of not only retaining current members but also recruiting new ones. Chapters are encouraged to employ a variety of ideas, activities, and resources to help invigorate their membership. Our aim is to “Invite, Embrace, and Involve” every woman to become a member of Philoptochos:
Annual dues are $25.00 per member. The National Philoptochos has amended annual local chapter dues to a form of “stewardship”. Your donation is tax deductible. Please give what you can. We look forward to having you as a member and hope you will attend the meetings and learn firsthand about the inspiring sisterhood of Philoptochos.
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Checks are payable to: Holy Trinity Philoptochos Society. Dorrie Papademetriou firstname.lastname@example.org and Ginny Kramvis email@example.com are coordinating for questions and if payment made at church/in person. If payment by mail, send to the address indicated at the bottom of this form.
2022 St. Elpida Philoptochos Membership Drive Committee:
Athena Sacco, Dorrie Papademetriou, Sophia Demas and Ginny Kramvis.
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 aid 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.
The Ladies Philoptochos Society
Saint Elpida Chapter 1040 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
7004 Ridge Ave. Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234