Evrytanian Association (Velouchi)
Evrytanian Association of America “Velouchi” Chapter No. 2
On February the 17th the Evrytanian Association of America National Board and the national Board of the Daughters of Evrytania met at Florence, SC. Representing our Fayetteville “Velouchi” chapter were Alfred Barefoot, Dina Goodson, Irene Bantsolas, Helen & George Dais. All of us were able to attend Church and later the lunch provided by the Florence Church community. The meeting was well attended and the main emphasis was on the 75th Convention to be held in Charlotte on June 7th to 9th.
The main reports given are as follows:
Financial Report given by James Kastriches revealed that financially the association is doing well.
75th Convention Report was given by Tom Nixon. The committee is completing its plans for the historic convention.
Convention Report for 2020 in Greece was given by Nick Apostolopoulos. The dates are 17-20 of July. Details will be given after the 75th Convention.
The Scholarship Raffle and Children with Special Needs Report given by Tom Nixon. It was emphasized that the scholarships and Children with special needs are 2 very important projects of the Association and our support is very important.
Dues Committee Report was given by Jimmy Chulkas. It was emphasized that the young members should ask to become members. It’s important for the Association to continue with its’ philanthropic and educational goals. Also, members and chapters were asked to contribute as much as possible for the Food bank. This project helps people of Evrytania with their economic problems.
Again, our chapter report was among the best given.
On Friday, March 1st our chapter will have the Kiwanis Reverse raffle dinner at the Hellenic center. All of us who can should help as much as possible.
Finally, we would like to wish our community a Good Lenten Season! Καλή Σαρακοστή!
Alfred Barefoot, President
Daughter of Evrytania National Board Meeting
Dina Goodson reported the meeting was attended by fifteen members. Order of business included discussion reference the DOE partnering with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation to help with the “Feed the Hungry Children of Karpenisi” project. Also this years’ Dental Fund recipient has completed her dental work and the dentist in Karpenisi has been paid. Thank you letters have been received from Agrafa and Daphne for this years’ educational donation to their schools. The Charlotte chapter reported they have planned an excursion during this summer’s National Convention to the Greek owned KEFI winery. Overall we had an excellent meeting and closed with enthusiasm for the future.
Alfred Barefoot, President
Alfred Barefoot – Chapter President, George Dais – Chapter Vice President
Chris T. Vlachos – Secretary, Paul Kanos – Treasurer
George Anagnostopoulos & Tasos Hasapis - Chapter Representatives
Maria Poulos – “Velouchi” Bulletin Correspondent
Dina Goodson – Daughters of Evrytania President
Irene Bantsolas – Daughters of Evrytania Representative