The Beta Chapter of the Brazil Associates of Tri Kappa met Monday, Feb. 2, at the First Methodist Church. The First Methodist Church's Sarah Circle prepared a delicious supper of Chicken Noodle or Potato soup, cheese balls and crackers and Angel Food or cherry cakes. Drinks of coffee, tea and water were also served.
President Susie Freeman opened the meeting. A guest was introduced by Jacque Reberger, Janice Clark. Janice is hoping to join our chapter. 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 December 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. Kim Stearley gave the treasurer's report which was approved by the group. We currently have a balance of $804.53. It was approved to pay the bill from Sugar & Spice for the flower that had been sent to the Jean Stearley Family, the mother of member Kathy Bell. A Thank You note was read for the flowers. 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, Kim Stearley, Sandy Henderson and Marsha Wyndham are planning on attending the State Convention, April 17-19 at the Marriott East in Indianapolis. they are only attending on Saturday.
Under New Business, Lou Ann Grey, Mary Ann Gossett, and Teresa McCullough were appointed the nominating committee to get a slate of officers for the upcoming year. Thanks were given to this month's hostess committee: Pat Hackett, Dabren Clark, Rita Robertson and Elaine Stephens. The Closing verse was recited and the meeting was adjourned. The Silent Auction gifts were won by Marsha Wyndham and Janice Clark. Jacque Reberger shared "Things we should do this year."
Rosemary Campbell presented the month's program updating us on the Humane Shelter. She had several pictures of dogs who had been rescued including a pit bull, name Survivor who has become a mascot for the shelter. Rosemary brought us up to date with the controversy between the shelter and the city about whose responsibility it is to pick up strays. At the present time, strays out in the county can be brought to the shelter, but not any strays found in the city. Rosemary reported that 731 dogs had been sent to Rescue in 2008. Two hounds had been sent to Colorado and were now Search and Rescue dogs. The first Saturday in May, there will be Shot Clinic at the shelter for "low cost" shots. There is also a clinic on Friday when the general public can bring pets in for spay and neuter. Most of the appropriations from the county are used for salaries, so we need to continue bringing articles such as paper towels, newspapers, kitty litter, soap, old blankets. The chapter voted to give $100 to the Shelter. It was moved by Marsha and seconded by Jacque.
The March meeting's program will be given by Ellen Packard on the Eastside Angels. The April program will be given by Dr. Kirk Freeman, and the May program will be presented by Vanita Moore. The March Committee will be: Celeste Thomas, Rosemary Campbell, Ellen Packard and Ruthann Jeffries.