BROOMALL, PA – On October 10, the Ladies Philoptochos Society of St. Luke Chapter 1082 in Broomall held its biannual Welcome and Appreciation Tea. The event’s purpose is to honor the outgoing President and welcome new and potential members. The Ladies honored their outgoing President Angelique Messari Demetris who held the position for the past four years.
Rev. Father Christ Kontos offered the opening prayer and congratulated the Philoptochos for their hard work. He also congratulated Angelique on her achievements and dedication to the Chapter. Alexandra Polites Perrot, the Chapter’s President, welcomed everyone, honored Messari Demetris by mentioning some of her accomplishments during her tenure, and presented the outgoing President with gifts and flowers.
At St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church in Broomall, PA, left to right: Eleni Constantinides and her husband Mario, Angelique Messari Demetris and her husband Dennis. Photo: Steve Lambrou
The Chapter was honored to have Eleni Constantinides, President of the Metropolis of New Jersey Philoptochos, attend the event along with her husband Mario. During her speech, Mrs. Constantinides expressed her admiration and respect for Messari Demetris who then, in her own remarks, thanked everyone for their continuous support, love, and guidance. She encouraged all members to continue supporting the Philoptochos and its mission.
At the St. Luke Philoptochos Welcome and Appreciation Tea, left to right: Joanna Mattis, Karen Kotapka, Angelique Messari Demetris, Katina Maltas, and Maria Carafides. Photo: Steve Lambrou
The Welcome and Appreciations Tea committee- Maria Carafides, Karen Kotapka, Katina Maltas and Joanna Mattis, paid attention to every detail and planned a memorable event.
October 10 was also the first day of Sunday School for the youngsters in the St. Luke community and the swearing in for the GOYA Board for 2021-22- Johnny Papadopoulos, Evanthia Greco, Arianna Berryman, Kyra Pylaras, Daphne Kounios, and Vasili Tzimas. We wish them all the very best in their endeavors.
At the St. Luke Philoptochos Welcome and Appreciation Tea, left to right Metropolis of NJ Philoptochos President Eleni Constantinides, St. Luke Philoptochos Chapter 1082 President Alexandra Polites Perrot, and chapter past presidents Angelique Messari Demetris, Maria Carafides, and Katina Maltas.
At the St. Luke Philoptochos Welcome and Appreciation Tea, left to right: Metropolis of NJ Philoptochos President Eleni Constantinides, St. Luke Philoptochos Chapter 1082 President Alexandra Polites Perrot, and the chapter’s previous president Angelique Messari Demetris. Photo: Steve Lambrou