2015/16 Ladies Auxiliary Officers
Ladies Auxiliary Mission
Part of the function of the Ladies Auxiliary is to promote fellowship within our community by sponsoring various events throughout the year. These events bring our community together socially and help raise needed money to keep our church operational. The other function of the Ladies Auxiliary is to provide aid, assistance and support to those in need whereby part of the funds raised from these yearly events go toward charitable giving to humanitarian organizations..
To all the women of our parish, please join the Ladies Auxiliary at their monthly meetings held on the first Sunday of the month, following Divine Liturgy. Hope to see you there.
PALM SUNDAY LUNCH
Annual Charitable Giving Projects
In partnership with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, the Ladies Auxiliary sponsors various annual drives throughout the year to benefit children and adults in need who reside in our neighborhood and local communites. The annual sponsored events are:
Please consider giving generously to each drive if you can or pick your favorite cause and give a little something annually. Flyers will be posted in church and on this website prior to the events listing dates and giving detailed information.
Part of our mission is to raise funds in support of humanitrian causes. At the end of the year the Ladies Auxiliary members chose several charities/orphanages to recieve a donation from a portion of the money they raised that year. The amount of the donations are based on the dollars raised and if any special projects are being considered for the upkeep of the church.
Easter Basket Project
Again, this year, we are partnering with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry to provide Easter baskets to benefit neighborhood children in need. The baskets will be filled with snack food items like Goldfish crackers, 2 plastic eggs filled with candy, an activity book with pencils, erasers, sharpeners and stickers. The cost per basket is about $6.00.
Our Sunday School students will assemble the baskets on Sunday, March 13. The baskets will also include handwritten notes to the children from our students. The baskets will then be delivered to the Pantry on Monday, March 14 for distribution that Wednesday. About 340 baskets will be distributed this year.
Phase II of the Easter basket program is to make and give Easter baskets to our Sunday School children. The baskets will be filled with similar snacks noted above and other small items like stuffed animals for the girls and fun fact books for the boys. Also included will be one or two items reflecting our Eastern Orthodox religion such as a small icon or cross. The cost per basket is about $10.00.
If you would like to contribute financially toward a basket or baskets or would like to help assemble the baskets for our Sunday School, please call 773-889-4282 or email email@example.com with your name and pledge or send a check made out to the St. Nicholas Ladies Auxiliary and write “Easter baskets” on the memo line.
Thank you for supporting our charitable giving programs and helping those in need. God bless you.
Annual Activities and Events
St. Nicholas church would be unable to function without the committment from the members of the Ladies Auxiliary to work for the betterment of our parish. Much of our work happens behind the scenes, so to speak. Listed are some of the behind the scenes activities the Ladies Auxiliary undertakes annually.
The two major fundraising events sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary are the Pre-Lenten Luncheon and the Shen Kolli Dinner Dance. Other luncheons and activites are also planned throughout the year to promote fellowship among our parishioners.
2015 St. Nicholas Feast Day Preparations
On Friday, December 4, members of the Ladies Auxiliary and our church community came together to make our traditional burek. The burek along with other baked goods was served to parishioners and friends attending our St. Nicholas Feast Day services on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. On Friday, the Ladies Auxiliary also decorated our Christmas tree and the hall in preparation to receive the attendees. The dedicated ladies who faithfully come every year to make approximately 30 large pans of burek are to be commended for taking on such a daunting task. They are carrying on a tradition in our parish started many years ago by some of the wives of our founding fathers. Thank you, ladies, for your hard work on Friday...we appreciate everything you do!
The ladies who volunteered on Friday doing various jobs are: (in alphabetical order) Janice Anascans, Maria Barbachi, Vasilika Damo, Kay Giannos, Anyla Kamenica, Maria Kamenica, Vasilika Kamenica, Anastasia Kotomelo, Mariana Kreshpani, Zhuljta Kresto, June Mihailofski, Louisa Miranda, Mirela Pajcini, Diane Pero, Maza Shamata, Mimoza Shkira, Mary Starova, Olga Titos, Kozeta Tuda, Dita Xeka, Katrina Xeka, Connie Zika, Lillian Zurawski. (Apologies in advance if any names were misspelled.)
2015 Making Burek in the Church Hall
Making Burek - 12/04/15