Panigyri 2012


In honor of our beloved member John Carvounnis, who passed away on July 24, 2012, we have changed the venue for this year's luncheon from the Ascension Cathedral in Oakland to Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church in Castro Valley. John's wonderful smile and never-ending love and enthusiam for the island will be missed by all. We will be remembering John at this year's luncheon.

On a brighter note, we are happy to announce that we will be featuring a photo exhibition straight from Kythera! Dimitris Baltzis, from, has agreed to allow us to exhibit some of his fabulous photos of the island. If you are not familiar with his photography, you are in for a real treat. He is a very talented photographer who has a sincere love for the island. His photo have been exhibited around Greece this summer in an effort to promote tourism on the island. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to share some of his photos with us.

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Remember,  you need not be Kytherian to attend our Panigyri! We encourage you to invite your friends, your family, and bring your children to this year’s luncheon. In honor of John Carvounnis, children 12 and under will eat free of charge.

The Links page has just been updated with several new websites that may be of interest to everyone. If you have recommendations for other websites to add to our page, please email them to me at

We are now accepting applications for the 2013 Anastasia Conomos Condas Scholarship. If you know anyone who may be eligible to apply, please refer them to our scholarhip page to download an application. Applications will also be mailed upon request and will be available at the luncheon. Applications are due June 1, 2013.

Click here for the Panigyri Invitation, Reservation Form, and KSOCA Address Stamp Form.

Please complete and return the Reservation Form by September 12, 2012.

Remember to bring items for our annual Raffle and a bottle of wine to share with your table.

Tom and I spent a fabulous three weeks on the island this summer. We have many photos and stories to share with you, including an update on the Bookshelves Project, as well as new items for our Agora! We look forward to seeing everyone and enjoying an afternoon of  friendship, good food, and filoxenia!

Panigyri of the Myrtidiotissa

September 30, 2012

10:00 a.m. -  Church Services & Artoklasia

12:30 p.m. - Luncheon

Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church

20104 Center Street, Castro Valley, CA 94546

Menu Selections:

Greek Style Chicken with Olive Oil, Lemon and Oregano

Baked Fish in Béchamel Sauce with Capers

Pasta Primavera

Coffee or Tea

Salad & Dessert - Galatobouriko

$35 per person

Child’s Plate - Chicken Strips

In memory of John Carvounnis - no charge for children 12 & under 

Please bring your children!

Please bring a bottle of wine to share with your table!

Please donate prizes for our annual Raffle!

Please complete and mail your reservation form by September 12, 2012

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