National Daughters of Penelope (DOP)
Excerpt from DOP home page
The Daughters of Penelope (DOP) was the realization of Alexandra Apostolides' dream. Her desire was to create a woman's organization and because of her perserverance and the encouragement of her husband Dr. Emanuel Apostolides, a devoted Ahepan, she formed EOS Chapter #1 with 25 charter members on November 16, 1929 in San Fransisco, California.
The objectives of the Daughters of Penelops are to promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family & Individual Excellence. The Daughters of Penelope encourage and promote loyalty to the country in which they live; cultivate the ideals and traditions of Hellenism; promote opportunities of education; and promote the spirit of cooperation and works closely and in harmony with the whole AHEPA Family - AHEPA, Daughters of Penelope, Maids of Athena and Sons of Pericles. The Daughters of Penelope are nonpartisan and non-denominational.
Today, the Daughters of Penelope are leaders in philanthropic, educational and cultural activities with local chapters in the United States, Canada, Greece, Cyprus, Australia and New Zealand.
To go to the National Daughters website click www.daughtersofpenelope.org