The Ladies Philoptochos Society is the women’s auxiliary of the Greek Orthodox Church in the United States. Originally founded in 1931 to help the poor, the Society has expanded its mission into all areas of philanthropy. Philoptochos chapters not only aid their local parishes but also support national and world-wide projects (such as providing medical care for children, feeding & housing displaced persons, etc).

Our meeting is held on the second Monday of every month, in the Small Hall, at 6:30pm.

Chapter Officers
President: Sandy Jouthas
Vice-President: Dia Mundle
Treasurer: Christine Psefteas
Recording Secretary: Marguerite Namdar
Corresponding Secretary: Kathy Droogas
Assistant Treasurer: Corrine Mavridis
Advisor to the Board: Karen Ries

Our Activities Include

  • Sponsor the Parish Christmas card
  • Several activities during Great Lent including adorning the Kouvouklion (Christ’s Tomb) with beautiful flowers on Holy Friday
  • Bake Sale in February (all proceeds goes to Kids ‘n’ Cancer Program)
  • Sponsor Vasilopeta Luncheon (money raised goes to various charities)
  • Pennies and Prayers Program (money goes to new mission churches of our Metropolis)
  • Support various efforts from the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)
  • Support local charities such as Autism Speaks, Epilepsy Foundation, Open Heart Kitchen, N.A.M.I., Valley Pregnancy Center, FESCO, and the Salvation Army
  • Bishop Anthony’s Philoptochos Student Aid Endowment Fund (supports seminarians and students from our Metropolis)
  • Support the Monastery of the Theotokos in Dunlap, CA

Contact LPS
Sandy Jouthas at lps4027@gmail.com

Links
Metropolis Philoptochos:  http://www.sf.philoptochos.org/
National Philoptochos:  http://www.philoptochos.org/