TRI KAPPA ASSOCIATE
The Beta Chapter of the Brazil Associates of Tri Kappa met Monday evening, May 4, 2009 at the First Methodist Church. The First Methodist Church's Sarah Circle prepared a delicious supper of Ham, Cheese and Broccoli Quiche and Broccoli and Cheese Quiche, Lettuce Salad with assorted dressings, pasta salad, assorted bread, fresh fruit and Angel Food Cake with lemon-pineapple pudding sauce topped with whipped cream. Drinks of water, ice tea and lemonade 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 April Meeting. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved.
The group was reminded to let Sandy Henderson know of any illnesses or deaths so that she can send cards as needed. A Thank You note was read from the Clay County Family Literacy Program for the gifts that they had received at Christmas. The scrapbook committee was presented with the note. Kim Stearley gave the treasurer's report which was approved. There were no bills to pay.
Susie Freeman, Kim Stearley, Sandy Henderson and Marsha Wyndham attended the State Convention, April 18 at the Marriott East in Indianapolis. Susie shared their experiences of the day. Susie and Sandy toured the Ronald McDonald House at Riley Hospital, while Kim and Marsha participated in the Euchre tournament. Marsha came in second.
Our Chapter was presented with several certificates at the luncheon. At the Business meeting all amendments were passed except the one requiring every Associate Chapter to have a delegate present at the State Convention. An increase in dues was also passed. An increase of $3 per capita was approved. Our dues will now be $35 a year.
At the luncheon it was reported that Tri Kappa donated over $31,000 to Riley Hospital this past year. Throughout the years, Tri Kappa has donated over 1.3 million to Riley Hospital. Under new business, it was discussed to start having Goodies Galore cater our meeting meals. The current prices will still be in effect.
President Susie Freeman and Secretary Marsha Wyndham conducted the Installation of new Officers. President - Sandra Henderson, Vice-president- Jacque Reberger, Secretary- Mary Ann Froderman, Corresponding Secretary - Kathy Witham, Treasurer - Kim Stearley were presented to the chapter. Oaths were given by the incoming officers and white carnations were presented to each person. A salmon Geranium was presented to outgoing president Susie Freeman as thanks for all her work. The Silent Auction geraniums were won by Kim Stearley, Sandy Swindle and Kathy Bell. Thanks were given to this month's committee of Kathy Witham, Vicki Switzer, Dorothy Snell and Julie Houston. The Closing verse was recited and the meeting was adjourned.
The May program was presented by Vanita Moore. She shared three different stories with us imparting words of wisdom and different points of view. We traveled with her to Africa villages, Jerusalem and King Solomon and a tale about a beautiful ruby.
Since this was the last meeting of the year, it was decided to donate money to the Caring Ministry at the First Methodist Church, Jim Minnick (who cleans up and sets up for our meetings), the Humane Shelter and to SOS. An Executive Meeting will be held on June 9 at 5 p.m. at the Pizza Hut to plan for the upcoming year.
There were 22 members present at the May meeting.
BEST OF THYMES
The Best of Thymes Herb Club members met April 30 at the Parke County home of Karen Staub for their annual mushroom hunt and carry-in meal.
Two hearty hunters, Rose Marie Weber and Pat Wilkinson, walked the damp woods while other women enjoyed conversation around the kitchen table. The meal followed when the hunters return to the dry house.
President Peggy Potts presided at the business meeting. She reminded the members of the Wabash Valley Herb Society's Spring Thyme Plant and Herb Faire Saturday at Fairbanks Park , Terre Haute . Many of the members purchased the society's cookbook Peggy had for sale.
Putnam County's Museum will host a Gilded Age Tea May 16, featuring Kandi Carle giving a performance of The Victorian Lady. Call 765-653-8419 for more information.
Jean Rowings chose the Tulip for her Flower of the Month report. She read from the Better Homes and Gardens Complete Guide for Gardening. She said the tulip can be single, double, ruffled, parrot; all colors, except for blue; and may be early to late spring bloomers. Tulips are planted in the fall for the next year's garden.
Lois Lawson had arranged a spring bouquet of tulip, combine, snowball, buttercups and alliums for the women to enjoy.
Pat Wilkinson passed around a shelf mushroom she brought back from the woods. Lois said they are usually found near a dead elm tree.
Pat and Rose Marie each found one mushroom on their earlier hike. One was small and the other was smaller, however, both women received a plant marker and gardening gloves for their efforts.
The hostess took all the women on a virtual mushroom hunt, pointing out the mushrooms hiding beneath leaves, near fallen logs and just out in the open.
After the video presentation, Karen passed around pots of invasive plant species so the members would be aware of the problem. They included: Purple Loosestrife, climbing Euonymus, Vinca minor, Japanese honeysuckle, Bush honeysuckle, Chinese Privit, Autumn Olive, English ivy, Dames' Rocket, Star of Bethlehem and Garlic Mustard.
Door prizes were won by Rita Rose, Karen Staub, Jean Alsip and Laura Kennedy. Karen also received a hostess gift.
Others attending were: Sue Thompson, Charlene Miller, Pat Deakins, Pat Krider, Jeanne McMichael, Claralou Thompson, Sipriana Bussing, Beth Meuser, Johna Lumsdon and Carol Swearingen.
The next meeting will be May 28 at the home of Jean Hull.
Washington Township Circle Club
Washington Township Cirle Club met on April 9 at Rosalind Schopmeyer's home. Doris Romas called the meeting to order at 1 p.m.
The Pledge of Allegiance and club creed were repeated in unison. Martha McKenzie had devotions. Lucy Spellbring also gave scripture from Mark 14, about Maundy Thursday.
We sang "Home on the Range." Doris gave the treasurer's report and Rosalind gave the secretary's report, both approved.
Linda Schiele citizenship lesson was on "Lady Michelle Obama." and bibical things about Iraq.
Achievement night is June 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds.
We will go the Friendly Grove Church on April 13 at 7 p.m.
We closed with singing the homemaker's prayer.
The next meeting will be May 14 at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Church, we will be entertaining the Tri County Club.
Refreshments were served and social time enjoyed. Wilma Rich won the door prize. Brenda Gunthensburger was also present.
Our Mother's Love ~ Receiving the lessons from our Earth Mother
Saturday, May 9 at 4 p.m. at Blue Moon.
Join us as we reflect on the teachings of honoring all things in our life. The simple times of peace, harmony, respectful relationships, confronting differences with dignity, are among the teachings from those that walked before us. Bring an open heart, cover for your lap and something from nature, be it a stone, shell, twig, feather, animal bone, flower. Whatever calls to you and come listen to the teachings native to this land. A gifting basket to honor the flow of giving and receiving will be present.
This class will be facilitated by Life Coach Vicky Kelm Williams