The regular meeting of the Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority was called to order at 7:20 p.m., on April 21, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church's Trayler Hall.
The meeting was opened by Chapter President Linda Sheese with Delta Opening Ceremony and Delta Prayer. The acting Recording Secretary called roll with 18 members present. The minutes of the March meeting were read and approved. The Treasurer's Report was read and will be filed subject to audit. Bills were presented for payment.
Taste Treat -- Gayla Thiemann gave a report for the luncheon to be held April 25.
Geraniums -- In Michelle Bell's absence, Diane Braden reminded members that flower pick-up day is Tuesday, May 5 at the Cow Palace at Forest Park.
March Philanthropy- Jennifer Jones reported that diapers were purchased and delivered to the LEAAP Center along with items members brought to March meeting.
April Philanthropy -- Gayla reported that the items brought to the April meeting will be delivered to the Humane Shelter. Michele Arnold from St. Vincent Clay Hospital had made another request for adult sweats. They were purchased with the monthly sorority funds and have been delivered.
Ways and Means -- Jennifer Jones gave the report which forecasts 2009/2010 income from dues and fundraisers. On a motion by Gayla, report was accepted as presented.
Scholarships -- Tabled until May meeting since Dava Boor not present.
Standing Rules -- Jenny Ringo reported National VP approved our revised standing rules. She will make copies and have available at May meeting.
National Convention -- Linda reminded members of the National Convention in Costa Mesa, Calif., July 8-12.
Canine Vests -- Jenny Ringo reported on her discussion with the canine officer for the city police who have one dog. Kathy Bridgewater reported on her discussion with the canine officer for the sheriff's department who have two dogs. On a motion by Gayla, $150 will be donated for each dog - $300 for the sheriff's department for vet and food expenses and a lead and harness not to exceed $150 for the city's dog.
Thank you notes were read from Clay City High School for donation to post prom and Clay County Benevolence Ministry for donation to their organization.
Kathy Bridgewater shared basic information about a possible fundraiser. She will get more details and report at next meeting.
On a motion by Janine Mullinix, $250 will be given to Serving on the Streets (SOS).
Discussion followed about possible monthly projects for 2009-2010. To comply with chapter Standing Rules, VP Janine Mullinix will chair the Philanthropy Committee with members Vangie Sutherland, Pam Miller and Bonnie Boor. Report due at May meeting.
Kathy Bridgewater announced that she had talked to Nancy Andis of the Greencastle chapter. They invited us to a Style Show at 7 p.m. on May 7 at the Greencastle Christian Church on Hwy. 231. Ticket price is $10.
Flower Fund was collected.
Election of officers for 2009/2010 was held: President-Linda Sheese, VP-Tammy Ninesling, Recording Secretary-Gayla Thiemann, Treasurer-Vangie Sutherland, Corresponding Secretary-Toni Carter, Sergeant-at-Arms-Kathy Bridgewater, and Historian-Pam Miller.