TRI KAPPA ASSOCIATE
Submitted by Mary Ann Froderman
The Beta Chapter of the Brazil Associates of Tri Kappa met Monday evening, Sept. 8, at the First Methodist Church; after a delicious box lunch of wraps, pasta salad, fresh fruit salad and a brownie served by the Ladies of the Sarah Circle of the First Methodist Church. Drinks were ice tea, lemonade and coffee.
President Susie Freeman opened the meeting. New members, Rita Robertson and Marian Harrison were introduced. After the opening verse, Marsha Wyndham took roll call with all in attendance answering Kappa. Following roll call, Marsha read the minutes from the May Meeting and the July Executive meeting. The minutes of both meetings were approved. There were 25 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. A card was being sent to Dorothy Snell. Kim Stearley gave the treasurer's report which was approved by the group. No bills were submitted for payment. 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 and donations for the Eastside Angel Fund.
Kim Stearley presented the 2008-2009 budget for review and approval. Marsha Wyndham moved to accept the budget and Sandy Henderson seconded the motion. It was passed by the assembly. Vicki Switzer was thanked for her work in printing and distributing the new program books. They are in a new form this year, a new folder with information that can be updated as needed, the membership is presented in spreadsheet form with addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses is an easy to read format. In the by-laws it was noted that hostesses would be eligible for the Silent Auction gifts.
Sandy Henderson gave a short review of the Cross Keys which we had received in the mail this Summer. Associate members were reminded that the Active Chapter is sponsoring a Longaberger Bingo on Sept. 11 at Kennedy Crossing Bingo Hall.
Corresponding secretary, Mary Ann Froderman, reported that she had received a thank you note from the State Scholarship Committee for a donation of $215.18 which had been sent. A thank you was also received from the State Mental Health Chairman for our annual donation of $10.
Ruthanne Jeffries thanked the membership for the $50 donation last Spring toward the Tennis Courts in the park. Susie Freeman and Mary Anne Gossett are attending the Province Convention the weekend of Sept. 13-14 in Terre Haute.
The meeting was adjourned and the closing verse recited. After the business meeting, a Memorial Service for Marcene Hutchinson was conducted by President Susie Freeman with the rest of the officers as part of the service. Marcene passed away during the Summer and will be missed by all her sisters of Tri Kappa.
Winners of the Silent Auction were Kim Stearley and Sandy Henderson, Fall mums, and Susie Freeman, a surprise gift bag of goodies. The next meeting will be held on Oct. 6. Hostesses are Gail Williams, Cheryl Love and Kathy Bell. The program will be our annual Wit and Wisdom selection which is always enjoyable and entertaining.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP CIRCLE CLUB
The Washington Township Circle Club met on Sept. 11, at 1 p.m., at the home of Judy England.
Doris Romas became president after the death of Mary Lou Coley. Doris read "the Lord's bank account" and a reading in memory of Mary Lou Coley.
The Pledge of Allegiance and the club creed were repeated. Devotions were by Wilma Rich "What do we pray for," along with the prayer.
Roll call was answered by eight members telling an interesting school memory. Linda Schiele led us singing "Back Home again in Indiana."
Secretary's report was read by Rosalind, and the treasurer's report by Doris, each approved. The citizenship lesson was on "Tomb of the unknown soldier," by Linda.
Judy will be giving the Health and Safety lesson, and Linda will be the song leader. Doris gave the report on the club business, the Homemaker's week will be Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds.
We completed the lesson sections in our books. Judy will be vice president for 2008-09.
Judy gave a lesson on formaldehyde. Doris had social activities, a contest "what so you know about eating." Wilma won the door prize. Lucy Spelbring, Brenda Gunthensburger and Martha McKenzie were also present.
We closed the meeting with the homemaker's prayer. Refreshments were served and social time was enjoyed. The next meeting will be at the home of Lucy Spelbring on Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. Linda Schiele will give the lesson on "Reading Labels."
Van Buren Homemakers
The Van Buren Homemakers met Sept. 17 at Myrna Schroders. Evelyn Nevin returned thanks and we enjoyed having lunch. Evelyn opened the meeting with the Pledge to the Flag and the club creed. Winifred Allen gave devotions. Five members answered roll call telling of a school memory. Secretary and Treasure reports were approved. Flower fund was collected. Song of the month sang and Happy Birthday to Myrna.
Evelyn missed the Sept. Council meeting but she had received information on it. She passed around a paper to be signed if we were going to attend the Fall Conference Meeting at Sullivan. She passed out the Scottie dog pattern for the Christmas Projects.
Winifred gave the Health and Safety lesson "Lightning a forgotten but formidable foe." No citizenship today, Leah Rae McMicheal gave the lesson "Making Sense of Food Labels."
Next meeting Oct. 15 at the Baptist Church at noon with Betty as hostess. Meeting closed with the club prayer
Marcie has two contests won by Winifred and Myrna.
Jackson Township Club
President Lauralee Hawkins called the meeting to order with Glenna Ogborn leading the pledge to the flag and the Homemakers Creed. For her devotional, Bobbi Cayton read "Gateway to Reflection" and played a tape, "Ode to Grandpa"
Thirteen members answered roll call by telling their most interesting school memory. The secretary and treasurer's reports were read by Glenna Ogborn and approved.
Shirley Koehler led in singing "Back Home Again in Indiana" and "Happy Birthday" to Wilma Nicoson.
Shirley Koehler's health and safety report covered MRSA and she read a lighthearted piece on noses growing as we age. Norma Diel's citizenship report told the history of the Exotic Feline Rescue Center.
Lesson ideas for next year were discussed. A stuffing get together is planned for Oct. 21, 1 p.m. at Lauralee Hawkins' home.
Indiana Homemakers Night will be held Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m., at the 4-H Fairgrounds.
Ann Stigler presented the lesson, "Reading Labels Makes Sense." Shirley Koehler led the closing prayer. Cheryl Thompson won the hostess gift.
Others present were Marilyn Bott, Carmen Jackson, Mary Kent, and Barbara Powell.
The next meeting will be Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the home of Norma Diel.