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Lainie Damaskos-Christou Elected Daughters of Penelope District 6 Governor

EAST ELMHURST, NY – The Empire State is alive and well! On June 11, the Daughters of Penelope (DOP) participated in the AHEPA Family District 6 Convention at the LaGuardia Marriott. Deliberations and elections were held among the sisters from all over New York State. The newly elected Governor, from Albany, was elated and promised to travel diligently to revive and reactivate many chapters in cities like Syracuse, Buffalo, and Binghamton as well as initiating new chapters in West Nyack, Flushing, and Poughkeepsie.

“There is great potential to reach more sisters and promote our ideals and mission statement of civic duty, philanthropy, education, Hellenism and sisterhood,” said Damaskos-Christou.

Her vision for growth in the Maids of Athena, the junior auxiliary of the DOP is imperative. “I want to have the chapters flourish with a multi-generational approach where the girls are proud to continue on in the DOP because their Mom, Yiayia or Thea are there,” said the new Governor. “What a wonderful collaboration of family for a greater good!”

Left to right: DOP District 6 Governor Lainie (Eleni) Damaskos-Christou, Lt. Governor Marina Patelos, Secretary Demetra Versocki, Treasurer Alexandra Davis, Marshal Efstratia (Effie) Argyropoulos, DOP Grand Secretary Marianthi Treppiedi, and Advisor Maria (Cookie) Patelos. Photo: Euripides Christou

At the convention, the District continued their Scholarship Program and awarded two recipients’ monetary gifts for their futures. Arianna Smith was the first prize winner and second prize was Stavros Viron. Best wishes were conveyed to both students.

The Daughters of Penelope District 6 welcomes any Christian women to join our organization: www.daughtersofpenelope.org. Applications and local chapters can be found on the website.

They are proud to announce the newly elected District 6 Lodge for 2022-2023:

Governor: Lainie (Eleni) Damaskos-Christou

Lt. Governor: Marina Patelos

Secretary: Demetra Versocki

Treasurer: Alexandra Davis

Marshal: Efstratia (Effie) Argyropoulos

Advisor for the Maids of Athena: Sophia Shakolas-Christou

Advisor for the Daughters of Penelope: Maria (Cookie) Patelos

DOP District 6 Governor Lainie (Eleni) Damaskos-Christou receives the oath of office from Grand Secretary Marianthi Treppiedi. Photo: Euripides Christou
Left to right: Arianna Christou, DOP District 6 Governor Lainie (Eleni) Damaskos-Christou, and Norma Damascos. Photo: Euripides Christou

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