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DOP Ilion Ch. 135 Celebrates Founders Day 93rd Anniversary, Reinstates MOA Ch.

ASTORIA – The Daughters of Penelope (DOP) Ilion Chapter #135 of Astoria, NY, held their monthly meeting on November 16 and celebrated the 93rd Anniversary of the founding of the DOP.

In addition, they celebrated the reinstatement of the Maids of Athena Nymphs Chapter #119 with the initiation of 11 young women. The Maids Chapter was revived after 25 years thanks to the hard work of the Ilion Chapter. Asked her thoughts about the initiative, Ilion Chapter President Effie Argyropoulos responded: “We have worked on reviving this Chapter for a long time. I can’t begin to explain how happy and proud I am to see this Chapter finally come to life after so long. This means that the youth will carry on the legacy of a Chapter that was established in 1956 and these young women will carry on the legacy of the Ilion Chapter someday. We look forward to building a beautiful relationship with our Sisters of the Nymphs Chapter #119.”

Left to right: Maids of Athena (MOA) Nymphs Chapter #119 Patroula Bolanos, Emily Karadhimas, Vasiliki Bassiouris, Cinzia Vikatos, Mary Zouvelos, MOA Grand Governor Markella Roros, Julia Kokkosis, Eliza Eckels, Antigone Katsaras, Dimitra Katsaras, and Myrto Pissalidis. (Photo: Courtesy of DOP)
Daughters of Penelope Ilion Chapter #135 and Maids of Athena Nymphs Chapter #119 members. (Photo: Courtesy of DOP)

The Chapter congratulated the Board of the Nymphs Chapter #119, President Mary Zouvelos, Vice President Christina Zouvelos, Recording Secretary Vasiliki Bassiouris, Corresponding Secretary Cinzia Vikatos, and Treasurer Julia Kokkosis. Axies!

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