Boston Philoptochos to Pay Tribute toWomen at AnnualCharities Benefit Luncheon

BROOKLINE, MA--TheMetropolis of Boston Philoptochos recently announced details of the fall annual charities benefit luncheon, "The Age of Philoptochos--a Tribute toWomen." Scheduled for Sunday, November 5, 2006 at theNewton Marriott, a reception will be held at 12:30pm, followed by luncheon and program at 2:00pm.

Among the honorees are The Reverend Dr.Diane Kessler,Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, also the keynote speaker; Eleni Gage, journalist and author; Dr.Mary D.Lekas, medical pioneer and philanthropist; Dr.Zorica Pantic, president of Wentworth Institute of Technology; MaryPapoutsy, classicist and lecturer; and Catherine Pappas, philanthropist of the Metropolis of Boston. Mrs.E
Evanthea Condakes, past National Philoptochos President (1998-2002) will serve as Honorary Chairperson, leading an event committee comprised of Yiota Simoglou, Janice Panagakos, and Diane Miminos. Karen Swensen, news anchor at NECS Boston, will complement the program as Mistress ofCeremonies.

In addition to paying tribute to outstanding women, the luncheon is also a celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the GreekOrthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society as a national organization and the 50th Anniversary of its formation in the Metropolis of Boston.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Metropolis office at 162 GoddardAve.,Brookline, MA 02445; tel. 617-277-4742; fax 617-739-9229.

(Posting date 2 October 2006

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