Holy Trinity-Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit

 Daughters of Penelope

  About Us
The Daughters of Penelope is a non-profit organization open to all Christian women of good moral character. The organization is an independent non-profit entity, although we are a family member of the cornerstone organization known as the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA). There are over 350 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, The Bahamas, Australia and Greece. The Chapter, District and National Officers are elected annually. Programs are approved for the coming year at the annual conventions.
The objectives of the Daughters are to promote the social, ethical, and intellectual interests of its members; to cultivate good citizenship and patriotism for the United States of America and the other countries in which chapters exist; and to promote the dissemination of Hellenic culture and ideals. The betterment of humanity is a unifying theme of the Daughters, and members are encouraged to participate in worthwhile projects both nationally and in their respective communities.
The Daughters of Penelope was founded in 1929 through the effort of Ahepan Emmanuel Apostolides, who formed "EOS" Chapter #1 in San Francisco, California, with 25 charter members; Alexandra Apostolides Sonenfeld became the first Grand President of the Daughters of Penelope in 1931.
The head of Penelope in ancient headdress symbolizing friendship and womanhood, which is the foundation of life, home and country, identifies the Order. Encircling Penelope's head is an olive wreath, the prize awarded victors of the ancient Olympic games. The cross on the Daughters' emblem symbolizes Greece, and the crossed sabers are the shield of Greece. The eagle symbolizes the United States. The letters Theta Pi stand for Daughters of Penelope. The Daughters are affiliated with the General Federation of Women's Clubs.
Melody Dargis- President
Kathy Kessler - Vice-President
Jeanie Zoller - Recording Secretary
Mary Morgan- Correspondence Secretary
Patricia Neuendorf - Treasurer
Upcoming Events
Wine Tasting
October 1, 2011
A fun event of wine and food.  Taste great wines and partake of our fabulous gourmet appetizers.    Truly a feast for all your senses!   Bid on wines and other items at our Wine Related Auction.  7:00 to 10:00.  Baby sitting provided.
Baklava Sale by the pan
 Orders taken beginning September 2011
Get some delicious baklava for your family and friends forThanksgiving and Christmas.   We sell by the pan and by order only which means SAVINGS for you!  Orders taken until December 4.  Delivery options are November 20 for Thanksgiving and December 18 for Christmas, or by appointment.  Call Vera 513-247-0011.
Cooking Class:  Fillo for the Holidays
October 22, 2011
Come and learn how to make Greek foods the authentic way.  This class will feature 3 individual fillo pastries and spanakopita, an appetizer. This is a make-and-take class.  You will take the items home to bake when you need them for entertaining.  Class is only $40 in advance and will be from 10:00 A. M. to 2:00 P. M.  Call Vera 513-247-0011 or Karen 859-491-0554.  Our email is daughters.penelope13@gmail.com.
Tsourekia and Koulourakia Sale
March to April 9, 2012
Traditional Greek Easter bread will be sold at $5.00 per loaf.  Place your order with any Daughter by April 1, 2011.  Our large and tasty Koulourakia will also be offered at 2 for $1.00.  What a bargain!
Cystic Fibrosis Walk 
May 15 , 2012
Join us for our second annual walk at Sawyer Point for Cystic Fibrosis.  Testing is currently being done on a cure!  Contact Vera Manolakas 513-247-0011 for further information.  Register at http://greatstrides.cff.org under Daughters of Penelope. 

Mothers' Day Artoklasia and Memorial

May 8, 2012 


 Remember or honor your mother or other female family member on Mother's Day by submitting her name for the artoklasia and memorial services.  Only $5.00 donation per name.

 Fathers' Day Artoklasia/memorial


 June 19, 2012


Remember or honor your father or other male family member on Fathers' Day by submitting his name for the Fathers' Day artoklasia and memorial services.  Only $5.00 donation per name.

Sponsored Charities

Penelope House for Abused Women in Alabama, the first such home in the state.  Bethany House in Cincinnati.  St. Basil's Childrens Orphanage.   Cooley's Anemia Foundation.  Touching Little Lives.  Ronald McDonald House.  Buckeye Scholarship Foundation.  University Childrens Hospital Cincinnati.    G.O.Y.A.  Holy-Trinity St. Nicholas Church.  Cystic Fibrosis.  NAMI.  Sylvester Cancer Center.  Ovarian Cancer.  NAMI.  Numerous scholarships are awarded each year to graduating seniors and Daughters returning to school.