5 THE SHEPHERD • OCTOBER 2020 • SAINT SPYRIDON GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF SAN DIEGO AT THE CORONADO FERRY LANDING 619.435.1225 WWW.SPIROSCAFE.COM Best Greek food in the region Draft beer varieties Imported & domestic wine Spacious indoor/outdoor seating Panoramic views of S.D. Bay Catering Available BEST GREEK FOOD SINCE 2002 NOW OPEN IN La Jolla! G . O . Y . A . NEWS What a nice turn out we had for the Beach Party on September 19th. It was so wonderful to see everyone at La Jolla Shores (socially distancing of course) a er such a long absence. We are thankful to have so many active families supporting GOYA. Once we are able to meet again regularly, we WILL need parent coordinators (more than ever this year) for many of our events, so parents, please sign up with Bill. Your help is needed and appreciated to make this year’s GOYA a success. GOYAns we will try to do something once a month SAFELY to bring you all together. Keeping in mind social distancing, we would like to get all GOYAns and their families together on Satur- day, October 17th . We have decided to bring back DRIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT at the Saint Spyridon park- ing lot. We will watch a movie on the big screen with dinner, popcorn and all your favorite movie treats. We have not done this since the parking lot expanded so we will have plenty of room to have fun while staying within all the appropriate guidelines. GOYA families please meet at 5:30 pm in the Church parking lot for dinner and bring your beach chairs, blankets and appetites. e sun sets around 6 pm and the movie will be- gin promptly at 6:15 pm. GOYA will provide dinner, drinks and all the treats. Don’t forget to check out our Face- book page for pictures of each GOYA event. If you are not a Facebook friend of Saint Spyridon GOYA yet, just ask us and we will invite you. is is a great medium to share what St. Spyridon GOYA is doing. GOYA is also on Instagram so check us out there as well! Since we aren’t able to FORMALLY plan any other monthly events at this time (waiting to see when COVID-19 guidelines relax a bit more), we have asked President George Dougenis to close out this newsletter with his thoughts about this year’s GOYA: Hello, my name is George Dougenis and I am honored to be the GOYA President this year. I am currently a Junior at St. Augustine High School. I have grown up in our Church! I am very excited for this year and YES it will be di erent but Mr. Navrides and all of the board are working hard to come up with new and most impor- tantly SAFE events for us all to come together as a Church community. Looking forward to seeing everyone. Please know we truly really miss you when you are not there! Working in His Service, Bill Navrides St. Spyridon GOYA Director GOYAStSpyridon@gmail.com St. Spyridon GOYA San Diego st.spyridon_goya