Greek Olympic Society's mission is to promote fraternal fellowship and social interaction among all who embody and embrace the Hellenic Principles and Traditions.
Greek Olympic Society began as a soccer club by the recent immigrants from Greece in the 1960s, but it soon turned into social club that organized dinner dances to finance its activities and assist our church. Eventually it became a philanthropic and cultural society open to everyone who embraces the traditional Hellenic ideals.
Our membership is open to all who embody the Hellenic Ideals, so feel free to join us as a member, or to come to our meetings, which are open, and are held every second Thursday of the month in the Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The programs include a social hour @ 6pm, dinner @7, 7:30 brief business meeting, followed by a speaker on current events or on community concerns.
Some of our current major cultural and philanthropic projects include: Greek Ethos magazine, Classical Greek Theater productions, an annual Apokreatiko Dinner Dance Glendi, an annual Community Picnic, Red Cross blood drives once or twice a year, meals for the indigent, assistance in the local Paralympics for the handicapped, twice to 3 times a year Symposia on Greek history and heritage, etc. Surf through the pages for the details.
Reverend Anthony Sarris Memorial Fund and Award: Before his dormition and that of his wife in 2009 Fr. Sarris requested that in lieu of flowers people can donate funds to the Greek Olympic Society. The funds will be used to present an Olympic Award to a deserving young member of the community. If you are interested in donating please email former president Nick Geldis or call him at his cell phone1-614-579-2513 or make a check payable to Greek Olympic Society/Fr. Sarris Fund and mail it to Greek Cathedral, 555 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215.
Our membership is open to all who embody the Hellenic Ideals, so feel free to join us as a member, or to come to our meetings, which are open, and are held every second Thursday at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The programs include a social hour, dinner, brief business meeting, followed by a speaker on current events or on community concerns.