On May 4th, our final meeting before the summer break was held at Byblos Restaurant.

Dodona Chapter #24 hosted a very special, inspirational and informative coffee hour on the subject of human trafficking.  We were honored to have had guest speaker Sandy Sieben from UT Human Traffic and Social Institute.  Special thank you to all who were able to contribute to this extraordinary event.

Mother’s Day dinner was May 16th, at Georgio’s International Café. Fancy hats were everywhere and as usual the food was delicious.

AHEPA Day was May 21st. Congratulations to all of our high school and college graduates.  Congratulations go to Kate Kopan recipient of our Daughters of Penelope Academic Award and to Maria Cook recipient of our Daughters of Penelope Service Award. To all the graduates: “Be bold, be courageous, be your best.”

Special congratulations to our seminarians  David Mynihan and Emmanuel Melonakos who graduated from Hellenic College/Holy Cross on May 20th, 2017.

Arty Drink and Paint is scheduled for June 21st at 6:00pm., cost is $25.00 each, Reservation and payment must be in by June 16th; checks are payable to Daughters of Penelope. Contact Stacia Dimit at 419-902-9001. Don’t miss out; there are only 20 available reservations, so call and pay as soon as possible.

District Convention was held June 2nd and 3rd in Fairborn, Ohio and National Convention will be held the week of July 24th at the Disney Orlando.

Be sure to save the date. October 8th, 2017 is our Greek Town Casino Outing.

A group outing has been suggested for the Berlin Painter and His World at the Toledo Museum of Art. The Hellenic Dancers will be there on opening day, July 7th and the Olives, Feta, Phyllo & More cookbooks will be sold at the Art Museum store during the exhibition. Further information will be forthcoming.

Daughters of Penelope, Toledo Dodona Chapter #24 officers are:  Marina Cooper, President, JoAnn Cook, Vice President, Sophia Stathopoulos, Treasurer, Carol Wedding, Secretary, and Connie Mynihan, Corresponding Secretary.

Our next meeting will be in the fall on October 5th.

Flyers will be sent out. Have a great summer!

“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine … it’s summertime!”
Kenny Chesney

 Happy Father’s Day