BETA CHAPTER OF TRI KAPPA
The Beta Chapter of the Brazil Associates of Tri Kappa met Monday evening, March 3, 2008 at the First Methodist Church; after a delicious meal served by the Ladies of the Sarah Circle of the First Methodist Church. Fresh Fruit, French Toast Casserole and three different egg strata as well as iced nut rolls were served. Drinks were juice and coffee.
President Susie Freeman opened the meeting. After the opening verse, Marsha Wyndham took roll call with all in attendance answering Kappa. Following roll call, Marsha read the minutes from the February meeting. The minutes were approved. There were 20 members present for the meeting.
Members were reminded to let Sandy Henderson know of any illnesses or deaths so that she can send cards as needed. Cards were being sent to Marcene Hutchison and Rosemary Campbell. Kim Stearley gave the treasurer's report which was approved by the group. No bills were submitted for payment. Under unfinished business, the chapter was reminded that we are still accepting donations for the Humane Shelter, plastic containers for the Senior Center and pop-can pull tabs are now being collected for Riley Hospital.
Assistant corresponding secretary, Mary Ann Froderman, reported that she had received a thank you not from the Scholarship Committee for a donations which had been sent. The nominating committee reported that the current officers were going to be retained in their respective offices except that Mary Ann Froderman was going to be the Corresponding Secretary and jane Mercer was still going to be in charge of the Scrapbook. Jacque Reberger moved that the slate of officers be approved and Vickie Switzer seconded the motion. It was passed by vote of the assembly.
Susie Freeman reminded everyone that the April meeting was being canceled since The Inspection by the Province Officer was to take place on the first Monday of April at 4 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall. The hostesses for the May meeting will be a combination of April and May hostesses. Those ladies are: Vickie Switzer, Ruthanne Jeffries, Kathy Witham, Martha Love, Janet Trout, Julie Houston, and Jacque Reberger.
The meeting was adjourned and the closing verse recited. The monthly program was presented by Ellen Packard on the Eastside Angels. A short history of the group was given. Tri Kappa sister, Vickie Switzer, founded the Angels about 10 years ago. the money collected is used for any need of children enrolled at the Eastside School. Clothing, shoes, school items, help on field trips are among the needs that are taken care of with this money. Ellen shared the variety of levels that she has in her classroom from the highly talented to the lower ability. She read some notes from her students describing what the "Eastside Angels" mean to them. Some were funny and some were very touching with their sentiments. The students wrote several times that they look on the ladies who donate to the Angel Fund as "Grandmas". Vickie also shared that donations to the Eastside Angel Fund can be given through the Clay Community Foundation. Ellen also mentioned that another worthy group working the children was the S.O.S. (Serving On the Street). Ronda Alstott was very active in this group.
Winners of the Silent Auction were Janet Trout and Vickie Switzer. The prizes were gift certificates to Chaney's Deli. The next meeting will be held on May 5, 2008. Hostesses were listed earlier. The program will either be on Mental Health or an Hospital Update or maybe a combination of both. Come and find out!!
BEST OF THYMES HERB CLUB
The Best of Thymes Herb Club met Feb. 28 at the Parke County home of Jean Rowings. Twenty members and a guest joined the hostess, on a cold winter evening, for a carry-in of delectable delights. Thanks for the bountiful meal were given by Charlene Miller.
President Peggy Potts presided at the business session. She passed out file cards so members could up-date their addresses and e-mail addresses. An up-dated members' list will be distributed at a later meeting. She asked for suggestions of future topics and speakers and talked about meeting locations.
Treasurer Jeanne McMichael collected dues.
The president read a column, "Musings", from Carolee's Herb Farm newsletter.
Several ladies reminded members of up-coming garden seminars in Vigo , Parke, Putnam and Vermillion counties.
Carolyn Petty asked for input on why a 20-year-old blue spruce tree is dying.
Members viewed a video tape, provided by Claralou Thompson, from Purdue University 's School of Pharmacy, on "Herbal Medicine"; and how to use herbs with prescription medicines. She had a handout for the ladies.
Pat Wilkinson gave the members an information sheet on "Household Mercury Search" for the home.
Door prizes were won by Roxanne Cunningham, Carolyn Trout, Johna Lumsdon and Carol Swearingen.
Others attending were Sue Thompson, Jean Alsip, Pat Krider, Ruth Timm, Karen Staub, Beth Meuser, Rose Marie Weber, Pat Deakins, Jean Hull, Laura Kennedy and Grace.
The next meeting will be March 27 at the home of Ruth Timm.
International Executive Housekeepers Association
The IEHA Terre Haute District will be having their Spring meeting on Tuesday, April 1, at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Cost is $10, including lunch. All members of IEHA and guests are welcome to attend.
Reservations are needed by March 19. Call Donna Rubeck at 812-986-3152.