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The Daughters of Penelope is an International Women’s Organization and affiliate organization of the AHEPA Family (American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association). The Order of Daughters of Penelope was founded by a remarkable woman, Alexandra Apostolides Sonenfeld on November 16th, 1929 in San Francisco, California. With her perseverance and encouragement of her husband Dr. Emanuel Apostolides, a devoted Ahepan, she created a Greek Women’s Organization and established the first Chapter of the Daughters of Penelope, Eos Chapter #1 with 25 charter members, whose husbands were AHEPA members. She was elected the first Grand President of the organization in 1931. Today, the Daughters of Penelope is proud to claim more than 400 Chapters in the United States, Canada, Greece, the Bahamas, Germany, Cyprus, Belgium, England and sister Chapters in Australia.

The Mission of the Daughters of Penelope is to promote the ancient Hellenic ideals and traditions of education, philanthropy, civic responsibility, integrity, and family and individual excellence through community service and volunteerism.

The Daughters of Penelope promote the social, ethical and intellectual interests of the members; cultivate good citizenship and patriotism for the countries in which they live; promote the spirit of cooperation and work closely and in harmony with the whole AHEPA Family. 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 countries.

Over its history, the Daughters of Penelope has achieved remarkable accomplishments. It has strengthen the status of women in society, sheltered the elderly and abused, educated the youth, promoted Hellenic heritage, raised funds for medical research and many others.

The Order is identified by a symbol portraying the HEAD OF PENELOPE in ancient headdress, which symbolizes FRIENDSHIP and WOMANHOOD, and is significant as the very foundation of LIFE, HOME and COUNTRY. Encircling the head of Penelope is the OLIVE WREATH, the only prize awarded to victors in the ancient Olympic Games. The CROSS is a symbol of our Christian Faith and a NATIONAL SYMBOL in the GREEK FLAG, and the CROSSED SABERS are from the SHIELD of GREECE.  The EAGLE symbolizes the UNITED STATES. The letters ΘΠ (THETA PI) stand for ‘ΘΥΓΑΤΕΡΕΣ ΤΗΣ ΠΗΝΕΛΟΠΗΣ’, which translated in English means ‘The Daughters of Penelope’.

DISTRICT LODGE (2020-2021)

DISTRICT GOVERNOR
Dr. Xanthe Vafopoulou
Liaison Chapter: Meandros, Montreal
66 Houseman Crescent, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C-7R8
Tel: (647) 382-1388
xanthe.vf@gmail.com

DISTRICT LT. GOVERNOR & MARSHAL
Angela Mouriopoulos
Liaison Chapter: Mycenae, Toronto & Orpheus, London
48 Darlington Dr., Hamilton, ON, L9C-2L7
Tel: (905) 520-9470
a_mour23@hotmail.com

DISTRICT SECRETARY
Roula Maginas Koumoutsidis
Liaison Chapter: Philomela, Hamilton
19 Toohey Ln., London, ON, N6G-4Y2
Tel: (519) 433-1285
roulakoumis@rogers.com

DISTRICT TREASURER
Zambetoula (Betty) Drakontaidis
2550 Berthon Street, Lonqueuil, QC, J4M-1M7
Tel: (514) 996-2317
zambetoula@hotmail.com

DISTRICT ADVISOR to the MOA
Kathy Dimou
Liaison: Maids of Athena District Lodge
126 Trinnell Blvd, Scarborough, ON, M1L-1S7
Tel: (416) 451-9478
kathydimou@gmail.com

DISTRICT ADVISOR to the DOP
Annie Valkanas
Liaison: DOP District Lodge
602-730 Wonderland Rd N, London, ON, N6H-4Y9
Tel: (519) 200-9769
vasilissa1967@gmail.com

VP of SCHOLARSHIPS and PUBLIC RELATIONS
Fotini Caragiannis
Liaison Chapter: Euphrosyne, Ottawa
1575 Barre Street, St-Laurent, QC, H4L-4M5
Tel: (514) 778-8966
f.caragiannis@gmail.com

GRAND LODGE (2020-2021)

GRAND PRESIDENT
Celia Kachmarski
829 Canfield Way SW
Calgary, AB, T2W-1K2 Canada
Cell: (403) 880-6029
Email: grandpresidentdop@gmail.com
Liaison to Australia, Greece, and Europe

GRAND VICE PRESIDENT
Kathy Bizoukas
1932 Somerset Drive
Munster, IN 46321-5158
Phone: (219) 313-7005
Email: kathy.bizoukas@gmail.com
Liaison to all Districts- Membership/Growth & Expansion

GRAND SECRETARY 
Georgette Boulegeris
Heatherwood Lane
Bedminster, NJ 07921
Cell: (908) 342-4433
Email: GiGiBoulegeris@gmail.com
Liaison to Districts 1, 2, 13

GRAND TREASURER
Marianthi Treppiedi
5008 W Navaho
Spokane, WA 99208
Cell: (509) 879-7415
Email: mtreppiedi@comcast.net
Liaison to Districts 5, 8, 9, 17

GRAND GOVERNOR ZONE V
Margaret Dritsas
904-134 York Street
Ottawa, ON, K1N-1K8, Canada
Cell: (613) 297-2401
Email: margaret.dritsas@gmail.com
Liaison to Districts 23, 24, 26

GRAND ADVISOR TO THE MAIDS OF ATHENA
Kathy Leles
1223 Pyrenees Ct
Tracy, CA 95304
Cell: (209) 835-7414
Email: kleles@att.net
Liaison to all Maids of Athena Chapters

          

DISTRICT LODGE AND DELEGATES AT THE 84TH ANNUAL BEAVER DISTRICT 23 CONVENTION, MAY 2019