New President of Organization “Daughters of Penelope”

The Greek American organization of women “Daughters of Penelope” elected their Board for the period 2011-2012, during the 89th annual conference of AHEPA, in Miami, Florida. Teacher Nicky Stamouli from Seminole of Florida was elected the new president of the organization.
Nicky Stamouli has been a member of the organization for the past 35 years and has served in various posts, including vice president during the previous year. Mrs. Stamouli was also among those who introduced the initiative regarding the Grants Foundation of the organization.
After her election, the Greek American teacher claimed, “I am looking forward to cooperate with the Members of the Board and the rest of the members in order to promote our successful projects concerning education, charities and social services and, most of all, to contribute to the improvement of the Greek community.”
In addition, she noted that the Board of the Members of the organization had great experience as almost all the members have periodically served in various posts within the organization.
As she stated, “We are all looking forward to travel all over the country and visit our communities, in order to fulfill our mission.”
The organization “Daughters of Penelope” was established in 1929 in San Francisco and is the first organization of its kind to appear in the USA. Its mission is to promote the ideals of Greek culture, education, charity and civil obligation, family and personal value.
The newly elected president also said that “The Daughters of Penelope have always been an integral part of my life and I deeply believe in the values and aims of our mission. I also believe that the members are the most important part of the organization because of the passion and power which each one of us carries for the fulfillment of our aims.”
Nicky Stamouli was born in Athens and moved to Massachusetts, before moving permanently to Florida. She has a teaching degree and certification in teaching two languages, and has also taught in a Greek school. Mrs. Stamouli is married to Charles Stamoulis.
Joanna Saltas from Murray, Utah, was elected vice president of the new Board, Anna-Helena Panagakos from Brooklyn, New York, was elected secretary, and Demi Thomas from Richwood, New Jersey, was elected treasurer.  Christina Andrews from Edmonton, Alberta, was elected president of the Canadian branch.



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