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DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE GRAND PRESIDENT MARIANTHI TREPPIEDI
Power of WE, Unity Themes Lead to Results
Marianthi Treppiedi
It is with great pleasure that I have the opportunity to address the readership of The Ahepan as Daughters
of Penelope Grand President.
First, my congratulations are with Savas Tsivicos on being elected AHEPA Supreme President,
Alec Economakis on being elected Sons of Pericles Supreme President, and Ally Tsenekos on being
elected Maids of Athena Grand President. I also congratulate their respective Supreme and Grand
Lodge officers on their elections. The DOP Grand Lodge is excited and committed to working together
with our AHEPA family to serve our membership.
Today, the Daughters of Penelope's mission is still the same as it was 93 years ago. Our founder,
Alexandra Apostolides, recognized the importance of unity, philanthropy, education, civic responsibility,
family, and individual excellence. She established a community of strong, independent women
committed to the mission of our Sisterhood. Moreover, by empowering women, we have made great
gains to help women all over the world realize their dreams and leadership potential. That is the Power
of WE and Unity.
Unity is a strength when there is collaboration and teamwork, and with it, wonderful things can be
achieved. When we work together toward a common goal, we can achieve anything. When we work
together as a community, we build strong relationships and we are more likely to support, encourage,
empower, and help each other.
Unity creates a sense of belonging and purpose. When people feel like they are a part of something
bigger than themselves they are more likely to be motivated and join. I am proud to share that this
year the Daughters of Penelope initiated and reinstated over 1,100 women into the Sisterhood. We
chartered five new chapters and reactivated two chapters. That is the Power We.
This year's DOP Grand Lodge consists of Sisters from the United States and Canada. Please
welcome Grand Vice President Margaret Dritsas, Toronto, Canada; Grand Secretary Antoinette M.
Zachariades, Brick, N.J.; Grand Treasurer Gretchen Holtsinger, Wimberley, Texas; Grand Governor
Zone I Marianne Boutsioulis, Cheshire, Conn.; Grand Governor Zone II Patty Didik, Hudson, Fla.;
Grand Governor Zone III Christie Finch, Aurora, Colo.; Grand Governor Zone IV Linda Belba, San
Jose, Calif.; Grand Governor Zone V Xanthe Vafopoulou, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada; and Grand
Advisor to the Maids of Athena Effie Kirkiles, Oakland Park, Fla.
Again, we look forward and are committed to working together with our AHEPA family to serve
our membership and enhance our communities.
2023-24 DOP Grand Lodge:
Front Row (L-R): Grand Treasurer
Gretchen Holtsinger, Grand
Vice President Margaret Dritsas,
Grand President Marianthi
Treppiedi, Grand Secretary
Antoinette Marousis Zachariades,
and Grand Governor Zone I
Marianne Boutsioulis. Back Row
(L-R): Grand Governor Zone III
Christie Finch, Grand Governor
Zone IV Linda Belba, Grand
Governor Zone II Patty Didik,
Grand Governor Zone V Xanthe
Vafopoulou, and Grand Maids of
Athena Advisor Effie Kirkiles.
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