t is customary for the immediate past president of the Ladies Philoptochos to be honored, at the conclusion of her service as President (as it is also custom for the immediate past president of the Parish Council to be so honored). Our Ladies Philoptochos will honor Pat with a pre-Christmas fête, on Sunday, December 3. As we will be in the preparation period for the great feast of the Nativity of our Lord, the hall will be “dressed up” for Christmas. The theme of the event is JOY. Joy as we prepare to celebrate Christmas. Joy as we celebrate the spirit of service and generosity, which Pat embodies. Her love for her Church and her life-long dedication to the Cathedral—as Parish Council member, as Stewardship chair, as Parish Council President, as Philoptochos member and as Philoptochos President. A lifetime of devoted service! The event will benefit the Building Fund. We’re sure you will not want to miss it.
Meanwhile, members of the JOY: Honoring Patricia Aleck Steering Committee include: Vivian Curd, Liberty Nuris, Meena Vellis, and Presbytera Aliki Kyriacou. Jan Petrou and Valerie Roumeliotes are Co-Chairs. Grace Koutoulas is Reservations Chair. Concurrently with this Herald, you should also be receiving a separate invitation by mail. The meal will be a sit-down luncheon, followed by a musical interlude and, of course, presentation of our honoree. The donation is $40 per person, with a discounted amount for children. All proceeds will benefit the Building Fund. Do plan on joining Philoptochos and the entire parish, as we usher in the joyful Christmas season, honor Pat, and support our rebuilding of the Cathedral.