Philoptochos is the duly accredited international women's philanthropic organization of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Philoptochos, the "right hand of our church, is comprised of Orthodox Christian Ladies who join together to serve God and His Church by giving aid to individuals, charities, and their own parish church. All ladies, age 18 years or older, who are Orthodox are considered members of Philoptochos. Local Chapter By Laws have broadened this definition of membership to include all ladies associated with the Saint George community who whish to join. Members are expected to pay annual dues of $20($15 for National and Metropolis dues, $5 for the local chapter). Philoptochos Chapter meeting are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Generally, Chapter meetings do not take place in June, July, and August. Philoptochos organizes a variety of fundraising activities throughout the year to suppport their philanthropic programs. Notewory Philoptochos endeavors include the dring booth at Chili-Fest, Holiday Bake Sale, Vasilopita Auction, Greek Independence Day Luncheon, and the Butterfly Release.