The Summer monthly Luncheons were a complete success. The luncheon team, consisting of 25 members of the Church, works like a well-oiled machine. I thank all of the volunteers for their time and effort in working on the luncheons for the past seven years. Also, I thank the numerous underwriters who donated money to defray some of the luncheon expenses.

For the four luncheons held during the Summer of 2014, we served 1,175 customers. A profit of $10,580 was made from these luncheons. The profit was donated to the Operations Fund of the Church to help pay for Summer expenses.

As a Church ministry, besides making money to offset Summer expenses, the luncheons give us an opportunity to showcase our culture by sampling our food, pastries and music. Also, our guests have commented on the friendliness of our workers and their willingness to give information about our Cathedral and the Orthodox religion. Our activities show that the Cathedral is a jewel in the downtown area. The luncheons also give a tremendous lead-in to the festival in September. Job well done everyone! Looking forward to Summer 2015.