TRI KAPPA ASSOCIATE
The Beta Chapter of the Brazil Associates of Tri Kappa met Monday evening, Nov. 3, at the Brazil Public Library.
The First Methodist Church's Sarah Circle prepared a delicious dinner of Turkey tetrazinni, greenbeans, salad, and a cranberry jello salad, rolls, and assorted desserts. Drinks of coffee, tea and water were also served. The meal was served in one of the Library's meeting rooms.
President Susie Freeman opened the meeting. A guest was introduced by Delores Thomas, her daughter-in-law, Celeste Thomas.
Jill Scarbourgh presented a doorprize before the library tour. Delores Thomas won the book "The Christmas Promise." Jill then guided the group around the library describing the various departments. We saw the computer lab, genealogy department, the DVD's, large print books, books on tape and CD's.
We toured the children's department in the basement and visited the reading section in front of the fireplace upstairs. We really enjoyed the tour and returned to the meeting room for the remainder of the meeting.
President Freeman reopened the meeting and the opening verse was said and the song sung. Marsha Wyndham took roll call with all in attendance answering Kappa. Following roll call, Marsha read the minutes from the October Meeting. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved.
Members were reminded to let Sandy Henderson know of any illnesses or deaths so that she can send cards as needed. Another 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 popcan pull tabs are now being collected for Riley Hospital and donations for the Eastside Angel Fund.
Susie Freeman and Mary Anne Gossett attended the Province Workshop and presented a brief report on what was discussed there. The State Convention will be held April 17-19, 2009, at the Marriott East Hotel, in Indianapolis. Reservations must be turned in by Feb. and as there is no meeting in January, anyone intending to attend the state convention must submit their reservation at the December meeting.
Correspondence included a notice of a benefit luncheon for Riley Hospital to be held on Nov. 19, at the Westin, Indianapolis, from noon-2 p.m. with reservations at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $35 per person. Call Mary Ann Froderman at 446-3726 if you are interested in attending.
Susie Freeman mentioned the special article that had been submitted about Teresa McCullough in the Fall issue of Cross Keys.
Rosemary Campbell presented an article about a stray dog that had been rescued and adopted. She reminded the chapter about bringing articles for the Humane Shelter. These included bleach, kitty litter, paper towels, dish soap.
Under new business, it was decided that there was no need for an assistant corresponding secretary this year. Jacque Reberger made the motion and Sandra Henderson seconded the motion. Mary Yelton had sent a reminder for us to bring Christmas goodies for her Literacy program girls. It was suggested that body lotion, shower gel, candles, jewelry would be acceptable gift for Christmas. We are to bring them to our December meeting on the first Monday in December. It was also requested that any associate member who wanted to help with the Active Chapter's Home Tour on the first Sunday in December could call Kim Carter or Larissa Goshen to volunteer.
The meeting was adjourned and the closing verse recited. Winners of the Silent Auction were Kim Stearley and Jane Mercer. The next meeting will be held on Dec. 1. Hostesses will be Janet Trout, Martha Love, Jane Mercer, Diane Reynolds, Marsha Raab, and Marian Harrison. The cost of this meal will be $10.
At the end of the meeting Luann Grey read an article about First Lady trivia which was enjoyed by all. There were 26 members present at this meeting.
This month's committee were: Luann Grey, Sue Goshen Margaret Cauldwell, Delores Thomas and Muriel Glidden.