Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos Board, Meeting Minutes
Saturday May 12, 2012
Meeting called to order @10:10 AM
Opening prayer: Philippa Condakes
Members in attendance: Philippa Condakes, Kiki Feldmar, Helen Argeris, Alexandra Dimou, Eleni Giannakis, Eleni Glaropoulos, Vicki Helali, Georgia Lagadinos, Frances Levas, Frances McInnis, Diane Miminos, Barbara Orlando, Diane Stamatopulos.
Motion to wave reading of 3/10/12 minutes
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Frances McInnis, and seconded by Frances Levas
Correspondence: Eleni Pantelis- Hope Found News letter will be joining forces with Pine Street Inn, Thank You From Mike Sintros for 3/30-3/31 Metropolis Retreat, News letter from Holy Trinity Church, Archon letter regarding Ecumenical Patriarchate.
Treasurer’s Report –Diane Stamatopulos
Checking Balance- $26,340.84
Faith + Heritage- $4,286.36
Philoxenia House - $4,242.23
Philoxenia House- There had been approximately 17guests. Fairly empty at the moment.
Faith & Heritage Center- Barbara Orlando /Eleni Giannakis
Weeks are filling up for summer
FOS-Frances Levas- Nothing new to report.
Social Services Update:-Georgia Lagadinos
On April 26 Georgia, Frances McInnis (her daughter helped) and Eleni Pantelis visited the Pine Street Inn and served the meal.
The Bedford Veterans Administration Hospital has been contacted. The goal is for every chapter to adopt a VA near them.
Georgia L. requested $300 to be budgeted for a book donation for the Italian Home for Children-this will be addressed at next meeting.
Donations of clothing, toiletries and clothing are still welcome.
Website update –Philippa has been updating and working on some new information.
- New Directories are available and have been mailed out all Chapter Presidents.
- Chapter Ratifications- Chapters not ratified:
Norwich, CT Peabody
Portland, ME Pittsfield
Fitchburg Newport, RI
Marlboro Pawtucket, RI
Philippa asked for help with contacting these chapters.
Lenten Retreat Wrap Up (held 3/31/12) we are going to try to accommodate more attendees next year.
Discussion of Biennial Fund raiser- committees will be formed to choose venue, etc.
National Convention July 1-4, Phoenix, Arizona: Philippa encouraged board members to attend and also invite their individual parishes to attend.
Philippa informed all present that the Metropolis President and up to five representatives may attend.
There will be many awards, and a small chapter to be sponsored was discussed.
This is the 80th year anniversary of Philoptochos.
Several groups from the Metropolis have applied for the grants from the Autism Awareness Fund.
A special presentation called the faces of Philoptochos will be shown.
- May 12 2012-Oratorical Festival & Philoptochos Board Meeting.
- May 12, 2012 – Hellenic College/Holy Cross 75th Anniversary at the Boston Pops
- June 10th 2012 – Metropolis Laity Awards Dinner
- June 13th, 2012 – St. Methodios Vespers & Reception
- July 1-4, 2012 – Philoptochos Biennial Convention, Phoenix, AZ
Barbara A. Orlando