Daughters of Penelope


Welcome to the Daughters of Penelope (DOP), Local Chapter Phila #380, which was established in the San Diego area to promote educational, cultural, scholarship programs, and to preserve and promote the ideals and traditions of Hellenism. The National Daughters of Penelope was established November 16th, 1929, as the Women's Affiliate of AHEPA - the men's equivalent organization. It is the first Greek-American women's organization in the United States.



Chapter Philia #380

San Diego, California

President Janet Burgess

Vice President Adrienne Bell

Cooresponding Secretary Argie Demas

Recording Secretary Vasil Karounas

Treasurer Despina Geotas


Meeting are held at the church, the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm from October through June.  

Philanthropy and volunteerism are the missions for the Daughters of Penelope. From natural disaster relief, to raising funds for the elimination of life-threatening diseases, to making significant contributions to our local neighborhoods, the Daughters are at the forefront of charitable giving. Our chapter is a tax exempt 501(c)3 in the U.S.A..  We provide funding for scholarships, seminars, symposiums, lectures and other educational activities, as well as social events for the purpose of fellowship and commradry to support our mission.


Our local Chapter partners with our men's AHEPA, Hellenic Cultural Society, and St. Helen Philoptochos for lectures, trips, and other cultural events. 


For more information on the Daughters District and Foundation, please visit their website by clicking here.


Membership is open to everyone who believes in the mission of the organization.