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A Banquet to Benefit the Convent of St. Thekla in Houston, Texas

Mother Alexandra with Nijad and Zeina FaresMother Alexandra with Nijad and Zeina FaresOn Saturday, October 17, 2009, St George Orthodox Church in Houston, Texas presented a Special Banquet honoring His Eminence, Metropolitan PHILIP and the Archdiocese Board of Trustees to benefit the Convent of St Thekla.  His Eminence, Metropolitan PHILIP, His Grace, Bishop ANTOUN, His Grace, Bishop ALEXANDER, and members of the Board of Trustees were among the honored guests.  The Banquet was hosted at the Hilton Houston Post Oak where over 400 faithful enjoyed an evening of fellowship, fine food, and excellent music provided by the Lex Valk Trio.  Thank you to our beloved Hierarchs, Board Members, clergy and faithful for their continued support of the Convent.  Pictures taken by Judy Braun can be found at by clicking on St George Houston Banquet.

Heartfelt gratitude is extended to Fr. John Salem and St. George in Houston; Nijad and Zeina Fares, who were the Banquet Chairpersons and Sponsors; Mr. Ralph Albercia and Mr. Elias Shaheen, who were the Honorary Chairpersons; and the following:

Platinum Table Sponsors

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Deeb
Mr. Fawaz El Khoury
Mr. and Mrs. Diran Elsaifi
Mr. and Mrs. Nijad Fares
Dr. George Farha
Dr. Amer Sabbagh
Dr. and Mrs. Philip Salem

Gold Table Sponsors

Mr. Kory Warr

Silver Table Sponsors

Dr. and Mrs. Ata Salek
Mr. Matt Spinolo

Bronze Table Sponsors

Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Abercia
Mr. Don Ghiz
Mr. and Mrs. Elias Shaheen

Banquet Committee

Kimberly Barrow, Nada Farah, Zeina Fares, Carmen Foteh, Vivian Hermantas, Sophia Mafrige and Bob Macey