MARCH 2022

The days are getting longer, there is more light out there, it’s a tad bit warmer, nature is beginning to bloom and we are all so hopeful that spring is on its way!  March brings with it two holidays this year:  Shrove Monday (Καθαρά Δευτέρα) on March 7, and, as always, the Annunciation (του Ευαγγελισμού) on March 25.

AWOG, too, is hopeful that very soon our organization can leave ZOOM behind and move on to face-to-face meetings for business, chit chat and coffee or even more!

                

In the meantime, during March we will continue to be vigilant, carefully following government guidelines. This year, on March 8, Women’s Day, we are pleased to have AWOG member Dr. Eleftheria Bernidaki-Aldous address us on ZOOM.  Her lecture deals with women with disabilities and their struggle for social inclusion and equal opportunities.

On February 21, AWOG delivered 70 Heart Pillows to Metaxa Hospital. Dr Kopanakis, the head of the Surgery Department, Dr Sideris, and the head of the nurses were very grateful for our donation. They underlined not only the therapeutic effect of the pillows but also the psychological one.

The AWOG Literary Club will meet during the third week of March, to avoid conflicts with holidays and any possible long weekend get-aways.

For any of you who have not paid your annual dues, now is the time!  In April there will be a live General Assembly, followed by a buffet lunch, at the Divani Caravel Hotel and those eligible to vote are only up-to-date members.

Looking forward to meeting up with friends in April.  Until then, eat and drink responsibly because two holidays in one month (in Greece) is not to be taken lightly!  Beach weather is right around the corner!!