St. Irene Philoptochos Executive Board 2015-2017

Veronica Fisher – President

Kathy Fox – Vice President

Liz Strong – Secretary

Joanie Ruppel – Treasurer

Margaret Chokas

Bertha Gianulis

Athena Pachares

Esther Petercsak

Gail Poriotis

Connie Sarros

Barbara Vittas

Standing Committees

Sunshine – Roberta Brandon

Historian – Pat Ballas

Screening – Executive Board/Father Vasile

Stewardship – Joanie Ruppel

Scholarship – Gail Poriotis

Family & Society – Kathy Fox/Roberta Brandon

Makaria – Bertha Gianulis

Outreach – Rena Poletes

Website – Joanie Ruppel

Please contact any of the above Executive Board Members for questions or information about St. Irene Philoptochos, the local chapter for St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church.

St. Irene Philloptochos Scholarship

St. Irene Scholarship Fund was instituted in 1995 to help our parishes graduating high school seniors in their quest for further education.  Since then, a $1,000 scholarship has been given out annually (except when there were no applicants) for those who have met the requirements, and completed the scholarship application.

In February of each year, applications are available and will be broadcast when they are due.  In March, the scholarship committee gathers with outside moderators to decide the receipient.  In April, usually the first week, the recipient is awarded the scholarship.

Please see Gail Poriotis, Scholarship chairman, for more information. See form here

Forms available on this website: 

About The National Philoptochos Society

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, the official philanthropic organization of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, was established in November 1931, by the late Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I, who was then serving as Archbishop of North and South America.

The members of the National Board of Philoptochos are dedicated church women who offer countless hours to the philanthropic, humanitarian, and Christian mission of the Church. There are 485 Philoptochos chapters in the United States filled with 27,500 members. 

The structure of the Philoptochos includes the National Board, Metropolitan Boards, and Chapters in every parish of the Archdiocese.

St. John’s Philoptochos was instituted in 1981 and is active with charity work, bake sales, a Festival of Tables every other year, and various projects within the community.   It is with elation we have celebrated the 80th anniversary of the beginning of National Philoptochos in 2011.

OUR MISSION:  To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the disabled, the victim’s of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the church through fundraising efforts.