TRI KAPPA ASSOCIATE
The Beta Chapter of the Brazil Associates of Tri Kappa met Monday evening, March 2, 2009 at the First Methodist Church. The First Methodist Church's Sarah Circle prepared a delicious supper of meat and vegetable lagsagna, salad, pineapple cake and a yummy chocolate dessert. Drinks of water, ice tea and coffee were also served.
President Susie Freeman opened the meeting 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 February 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.
Correspondence was read from the Clay County Humane Shelter thank you note, a thank you for a donation to the State Mental Health committee, a thank you from the State Scholarship committee, and an invitation to attend the reception given for Shirley Witt, the Deputy of District 8 Eastern Star.
The nominating committee presented the slate of officers for the upcoming year: President, Sandra Henderson; Vice-President, Jacque Reberger; Recording Secretary, Mary Ann Froderman; Corresponding secretary, Kathy Witham; and Treasurer, Kim Stearley. There were no further nominations, so this slate was approved and voted on by the membership. The slate was elected to their respective offices.
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 the Saturday function.
Susie reviewed some articles that are to be voted on at the convention. 1) The state dues will be raised $3 per capita. 2) The length of terms for State and Chapter officers will be set for two years, this would eliminate the workshop training session. All training can take place at the Province Convention.3) Associate Chapters would be required to have one delegate present at the State Convention.
Under New Business, It was moved by Jacque Reberger that we donate to the Legion to purchase "Care" packages to sent to the local Guard Unit in Iraq. Mary Ann Froderman seconded this motion. The motion was voted on and passed by the membership.
It was pointed out that there was a nice article in Cross Keys about Susie Freeman and her experience as a child at Riley Hospital.
Thanks were given to this month's hostess committee: Celeste Thomas, Rosemary Campbell, Ellen Packard, and Ruthann Jeffries.
The Closing verse was recited and the meeting was adjourned. The Silent Auction gifts were won by Marsha Wyndham and Janice Clark again!! This month the gifts were pots of tulips.
Ellen Packard presented the program for the evening. A review of the Eastside Angel Program. She read several letters from students from the school. Most of the letters were thanking the Tri Kappa Ladies for donating to this fund. She said that the students at the school know if they have a difficulty getting clothes, money for supplies and field trips, they can always count on the Angel Fund coming through for them.
The April meeting's program will be given by Dr. Kirk Freeman, and the May program will be presented by Vanita Moore. The April Committee will be: Julie Marietta, Veda Bussing, Shirley Witt and Jaccque Reberger.
VAN BUREN HOMEMAKERS
The Van Buren Homemakers met on Feb. 19 at the home of Myrna Schrader. Lunch was served to four members, Dorothy Plunkett, Marcia Davis, Virginia Phillips and the hostess.
Vice President Marcia Davis, opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the club creed. Dorothy read devotions from the book, "God's Little Devotional Book," "A House has walls and beams, A home is made of Love and Dreams."
Secretary and Treasurer's reports were read and approved. Flower fund was collected.
Virginia gave the citizenship lesson, "FDIC, Insured Bank, who is the FDIC?" Dorothy gave the leader leson "Can you spell etiquette?"
Our combined meeting with the Jackson Twp Club will be March 26, at noon, at the Baptist Church.
Virginia gave a contest, won by Dorothy.
Our club officers remain the same as last year. The meeting was closed with the club prayer. Our next meeting is March 19, at noon at the Baptist Church.