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   Upcoming Events - May 2017
"Finding Purpose in His Gifts" is the theme for the 2017 Metropolis Clergy-Laity Assembly which is being held May 3 - 7, 2017, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel.  

St. Catherine Parish is  hosting the event.  Our Philoptochos chapter has 3 of its members registered as delegates to the Assembly. 
However,  anyone interested in attending certain events, may register on an a la carte basis. Such  tickets are available for Thursday evening's reception at the Metropolis Center (7-9 pm) and for the Grand Banquet on Friday evening (7-9:30 pm).  To purchase tickets, please contact Presbytera Marsha at the Metropolis Office at 303-333-7794 by Monday, May 1st.
For additional information please go to this link and click on the Metropolis Clergy Laity Assembly  tab: 
https://denver.goarch.org/2017-clergy-laity-assembly
An worthy opportunity to help young women!
One of the guest speakers at this year's Metropolis Clergy/Laity Assemby on Friday afternoon will be Allison Meyers, the Director of Street's Hope.  You may have received communication from National Philoptochos last year introducing Human Trafficking as a new initiative.  The goals is to help victims of human trafficking by working with agencies that assist these victims.
 
Street's Hope is a local Denver area non-profit agency which provides holistic restorative services to adult women escaping sex trafficking and the commercial sex industry and nurtures the resilience needed to heal, transform and thrive. They began this work in 2004 and have continued to grow and develop as an organization over the years, implementing evidence-based and trauma informed services. Now, as the only residential program serving adult women in Colorado, they aspire to continue to grow and spread education and awareness.
 
Our Metropolis Philoptochos has asked that each member purchase a $25 gift card to either Target of Walmart, which we will then give to Allison for the women at Street's Hope. 
We can accept your donation at the Philoptochos table or via our credit card link at the end of this calendar.   Please make sure to state in the memo section that it is for Street's Hope and we will purchase the gift card for you.

"Ole" It's Mother's Day!


Join us in honoring all mothers plus those special ones from the communities of the Assumption Cathedral and St. Catherine Church.

Saturday May 13                                                          
Annunciation Room
Time: 10:30 am
 $28 adults   $15 children (5-12)
For reservations please contact:
Phyllis Peros at 303-782-0805 or by email phyllisperos@msn.com or
Dianne Sweeney at 303-697-1497 or by email dianne@sweeneyrea.com

**Members we need donated balloon pop prizes valued at $10, $25, $50 or $100.  Contact: Mary Athanites with questions at: m.athanites@comcast.net
Click here for more details:   Mother's Day Flyer  
Philoptochos Potluck General Meeting & 
2017-2019 Board Elections
Tuesday, May 23
Centennial Room at Community Center
Time:  6:00 pm 

We ask all members to join us for our final meeting of the 2016-2017 session.  Bring your favorite dish to share in fellowship as a nother successful year of philanthropy comes to a close.

There will be a short general meeting to address carryover items from March and April and then we will conduct the all-important task of electing our 2017-2019 board.

If you meet the qualifications, please consider volunteering on the board. It is a wonderful opportunity to strengthen your project management, leadership and service skills. 
Being a Philoptochos board member is no easy task, but the sense of achievement and reward is a certainty and all your work and effort will come to life.  
Click here to print:
Please follow return instructions at the bottom of the form by Sunday, May 21 so that the slate of nominees is finalized in time for the meeting.  
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At the Philoptochos Table this month:
  • Accepting 2017 Memberships
  • Accepting Balloon Pop prizes 
  • Accepting Reservations for Mother's Day Brunch May 13th
  • Selling our "famous" cookbook, Festival of Greek Flavors $28.00 inc tax.
  • Taking orders for Gift Cards - Great Balloon Pop prize or as Mother's Day Gifts
  • Taking names of volunteers for Greek Festival-Philoptochos Booth
Looking back to the month of April:
  • Egg Dying: Many thanks to  Teresa Katopodes, Elaine McCoy and Phyllis Kennebeck and their team for volunteering to dye and wrap over 1000 eggs for Anastasi.
  • Bread Baking: Also, many  thanks to Yiota Anadiotis and the many ladies who came to help make over 160 Breads for the Palm Sunday bake sale.  We sold out and their efforts contributed to a very successful Palm Sunday bake sale.  
  • Bake Sale:  Our heartfelt thanks to all the ladies who brought the wonderful bake sale items and to all those who helped out with the sale.  Early numbers indicate we raised nearly $3000.00 to transform the lives of Orthodox children visiting Children's Hospital.
  • Lunch in the Park: we served 130 lunches to the homeless. Thank you to the volunteers this month for their tireless efforts. 
  • Adopt a Colorado Kid is one of Philoptochos' new service projects.  The efforts of Teresa Katopodes and other members helped a young adult girl, leaving foster care, begin a new start in a studio unit with donations of much-needed household items.  


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