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GOYANs in Attendance!

Our first GOYA meeting of the year was attended by many of our youth and parents with an overwhelming sense of excitement and hopes.

We had our first GOYA meeting on Sunday, September 22 during which office elections took place. Our 2013-2014 GOYA officers are as follows:

President – Erini Chong

Vice-President – Demetri Spiliotis

Recording Secretary – Katerina Petosa

Corresponding Secretary – Alyssa Demetriou

Historian – Nicholas Stratoudakis

Treasurer – Nicholas Metropulos

Saturday September 28th we will have our first District G.O.Y.A. event of this year hosted by both St. Sophia & St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Churches. The Survivor Retreat will be held at St. Andrew’s Church in Kendall beginning Saturday, September 28th in the morning and ending that evening.

If your GOYAN plans to participate, please have your payment of $20 with you. If you are paying by check, please make check payable to “St. Andrews GOYA”

Please reply to George Stratoudakis via email as soon as you can to let inform him whether or not your child is planning to attend so that we can put together a preliminary count and coordinate the transportation details for this event. You will note that there are three options for transportation (including an East Broward & West Broward Drop-Off point or a Parent transfer option).

If you select East Broward, the meeting location will be at St. Demetrios Church. For West Broward, we will be meeting at George Stratoudakis home. Please contact him for driving directions.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach George by phone/text (954) 448-3683 or return email.

Thank you in advance for your prompt responses – and we look forward to working with you to help our children have a memorable year.

Our next meeting will be held on Sunday, October 13th. We are currently working on having a social night on October Friday the 18th or 25th so keep your eyes and ears open for the final decision.

GOYA Survivor Retreat


Survival Lock-In Retreat

WHAT: District GOYA Survival Retreat

WHEN: Saturday, September 28th

HOST: St. Andrew & St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Churches

WHERE: St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 7901 North Kendall Drive, Miami, FL 33176 (305) 595-1343

FEES: $20.00 per Person



Saturday, September 28, 2013

St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church

7901 North Kendall Dr.

Miami, FL 33156

8:30 Am – 9:30 Am – Arrival

9:30 Am – 10:00 Am – Orthros Service

10: 00 Am – 10:30 Am – Breakfast

10:30 Am – 11:00 Ice Breakers

11:00 Am – 12:00 Pm – Section I

12: 00 Am – 1:00 Pm – Team Building Activities

1: 00 Pm – 1:40 Pm -Lunch Break

1: 40 Pm – 2: 40 Pm – Section II

2: 40 Pm – 3: 40 Pm Survivor Challenges

3: 40 Pm – 4: 00 Pm – Refreshments

4: 00 Pm – 4: 30 Vespers Service W Closing Prayer



Meet at St. Demetrios to carpool with Advisor

Sep. 28: Drop Off at St. Demetrios at 8:00 am (we will call if there is a change in meeting time)

Sep. 28: Pick Up at St. Demetrios at 5:30 pm (we will call if there is a change in pick up time)


Meet at Advisor’s Home to carpool – (George Stratoudakis) Vicinity of I-75 & Stirling Rd

Sep. 28: Drop Off at 8:00 am (we will call if there is a change in meeting time)

Sep. 28: Pick Up at 5:15 pm (we will call if there is a change in pick up time)


Parents have the option to provide transportation to and from the event for their own child. If this option is

selected please be prompt for both drop-off and pick-up times. Directions provided upon request.

Sep. 28: Drop Off at 9:00 am at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church

Sep. 28: Pick Up at 4:30 pm at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church