Fellowship Annual Report January 2015
Special Events – Lynn Betsanes
Last year we hosted the new member brunch on cheesefare Sunday and this year we will as well. Diane Nickolaou and Caroline Potter will be hosting this event.
The Presanctified meal with our guests from Sts. Constantine and Helen was hosted by Stea Zekios, Esther Poulos, Maria Vrame and Pat Dravillas. We are looking for some new faces to help them out this year so these ladies can pass on their knowledge.
Sue Lisowski and Tanya Andoniadis did a great job hosting our breaking of the fast feast after the Pascha services. Even though they organize this event is necessary for all attending to pitch in and help clean up so everyone can get home.
Lynn Betsanes and the mission teams hosted a Mother’s Day Brunch this past year to honor our grandmothers, mothers and Godmothers and to help benefit our mission teams for 2014. We had very positive feedback so we will be hosting this event again this year with the proceeds going to help the mission teams for 2015.
Our Annual Quad-Parish Picnic was held in June and organized by Luba Johnson. This is a large undertaking and it has been decided that there will no longer be quad parish picnic. If somebody would like to host our own parish picnic please let me know. I am sure Luba can give you some direction.
Our 30th Anniversary party was a huge success. Thank you to Diane Wilczak and her committee for organizing and hosting this lovely event.
Mary Jo Werbiansky graciously hosted our annual Christmas Eve supper again this year.
Special Event 30th Anniversary Celebration- Diane Wilczak
Our 30th parish anniversary was celebrated last year as a three-day event beginning with vespers on the evening of St Luke Feast Day, Friday, October 17th and culminating with a banquet celebration on Sunday, October 19th.
Bishop Irénée of Quebec City served the hierarchical Divine Liturgy during which John Segvich was ordained to the Diaconate, Peter Tatooles to Sub Deacon, and Mark Olson and Steve Hansen were tonsured as Readers.
Following liturgy, 125 members and friends of St. Luke joined together at Crystal Grand Banquet Hall for a celebration dinner. Reader Stephen Hansen served as Master of Ceremonies, and Bishop Irénée, Bishop-elect Paul, and Father Andrew all added their congratulations on the milestone achieved by the parish.
Entertainment was provided by Madeline Betsanes, the Brkic siblings, and our own St Luke church school dancers.