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Grand President
Jan Spanos


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Jan Spanos
Grand President
Biographical Sketch

The Daughters of Penelope elected Jan Spanos, Sacramento, California, as Grand President on July 27, 2016. She is a 53-year member of Artemis Chapter 5, Sacramento.

A graduate of Northwestern University, Grand President Spanos has a lifetime vocational teaching degree awarded by the University of California Berkeley. She also has prepared and administered classes for continuing education units in vocation education. In addition, Jan co-authored with the Labor Occupational Health Program at the University of California Berkeley (UCB) to create a manual titled, "Health and Safety in the Workplace.

Grand President Spanos formerly is employed by an international products company headquartered in Brussels, Belgium where she traveled extensively to several countries, states and cities as an educator and platform presenter.

Spanos currently is a government employee in Sacramento, California.

Daughters of Penelope Service

National Level

  • Grand Vice President
  • Grand Secretary
  • Grand Treasurer
  • Grand Governor – three terms
  • Chaired on numerous committees
  • Served as Editor of Penelope’s Scroll

District Level

  • District Governor – two terms

Chapter Level

  • Chapter President – three terms

Maids of Athena

  • Joined the Maids of Athena in 1957