A delicious Potluck dinner was enjoyed at our May meeting, a veritable smorgasbord of items and tempting sweets.  Thank you everyone for your delicious contribution. Our last meeting before the summer was again blessed with a large showing of members in attendance.

During the summer, the Daughters of Penelope are normally very quiet, but that will not be the case this year. We are having various functions occurring this summer and in early fall; therefore we will be active this summer in preparation. Stay tuned, flyers will be coming announcing our “Casino Bus Trip” and a possible Comedian night. Both look to be very enjoyable and entertaining.

Great fun was had by everyone for the Mother’s Day dinner which was held on May 10th, the food was fabulous, as usual, and we had 69 people show up.  Everyone enjoyed a special guest magician, Dorian Grey.  Thank you to Kathy Chaka for donating and elegantly arranging the flower center pieces for the occasion. Thank you to George and Chris Kamilaris and the staff for making this event so successful.  To Marina Cooper chairperson Daughters of Penelope, and Maria Tzanakis chairperson Philoptochos, thank you for making this a very different and interesting Mother’s Day.

AHEPA Day was May 15th celebrating with a delicious Lamb shank dinner with roasted potatoes, salad, Greek peas, coffee and cake. Congratulations to all of our high school and college graduates.  Congratulations to Alex Pechlivanos, recipient of our Daughters of Penelope Service Award. To all the graduates: “Be bold, be courageous, be your best.”

Daughters of Penelope, Toledo Dodona Chapter #24 new officers are:  Marina Cooper, President, JoAnn Cook, Vice President, Sophia Stathopoulos, Treasurer, Carol Wedding, Secretary, and Connie Mynihan, Corresponding Secretary. The Daughters of Penelope would like to thank Maria Rosales for her excellent service as president these past two years. The President’s job is both extremely challenging and sometimes frustrating but very rewarding.

Toledo Dodona Chapter #24 has two members who have been nominated for Daughter of the Year, Dawn Anagnos and Penelope of the Year, Kathy Lawrence.  Congratulations and best of luck.

Our next meeting will be in the fall.  Flyers will be sent out. Have a great summer!