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.
 
 Officers
Michele Sutherland - President
Jay Williams - Vice-President
Marsha Serdenis - Recording Secretary
Angela Storch - Correspondence Secretary
Patricia Neuendorf - Treasurer
 
Upcoming Events
Name
Date
Description
Wine Tasting
 
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.
Baklava Sale by the pan
Orders taken beginning in October
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! Contact us at daughters.penelope13@gmail.com for more information.
Cooking Class
November 1, 2014
Come and learn how to make Greek foods the authentic way. Contact us at daughters.penelope13@gmail.com for more information.
Tsourekia and Koulourakia Sale
TBA
Cystic Fibrosis Walk 
TBA
Mothers' Day Artoklasia and Memorial 
TBA
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
TBA 
Remember or honor your father or other male family member on Father's Day by submitting her name for the 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.