FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – Daughters of Penelope Narcissus Chapter 289 held virtual meetings through March and resumed in person meetings beginning on April 17. As noted in a statement from the Chapter via email: “It was wonderful to see everyone! We welcomed 10 new sisters this year, three via Zoom in January and seven at our meeting in May in the [St. Demetrios] church hall. We had 38 in attendance at our May 13 meeting. It was so nice to be able to get together again. We had a great Mexican Fiesta Dinner.”
The Chapter hosted five Virtual Bingo games, donating $2,180 to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church to help with expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We made many new friends from other Chapters,” the statement continued. “We held an Easter Food Drive for Feeding South Florida donating $765 and food to feed those less fortunate.”
The City of Fort Lauderdale issued a proclamation honoring the 200th Anniversary of Greek Independence and on behalf of the City Commission, Mayor Dean Trantalis, presented the proclamation to the AHEPA Family including national and district representatives, as well as the local AHEPA Chapter 394 and Narcissus Chapter 289.
“With 10 new sisters, what a great way to close the 2020-2021 year, we have truly been blessed,” the Chapter concluded.