The Brazil associate chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa met at 6:30 p.m., on Nov. 2, at the United Methodist Church.
A Thanksgiving meal was provided by Goodies Galore. Jennifer Chamberlain presented an inspiring program about SOS, "Serving on the Streets," an organization for helping young children in Brazil.
Susie Freeman made a motion following the presentation that our chapter provide shoes and socks each month for elementary aged boys, and a sum of money each year to sponsor a child in Clay County. Kathy Bell seconded it, and the motion was carried. It was also decided that the hostess committee each month would correspond with the child by sending a small gift or card. An "Adopt a Child Committee" was formed including Jacque Reberger, Janice Clark, and Ellen Packard.
Jacque Reberger sent a contribution from our chapter to the Tri Kappa Memorial Fund. Rita Robertson sent a thank you note for the carnation and card sent to her family on the death of her parent. Minutes from the October meeting were read and approved, and the treasurer's report was given by Kim Stearley.
In new business, Marsha Wyndham reported that the active chapter will give each second grader a book. She will discuss with Mary Yelton our associate group's contribution. Mary Yelton suggested we bring gifts to the December meeting for the LEAAP Center women.
Thanks was given to the November hostess committee including Luann Grey, Sue Goshen, Margie Cauldwell, Dolores Thomas, and Muriel Glidden. The December hostess committee includes Jacque Reberger, Janice Clark, Dabren Slack, and Teresa McCullough. Marian Harrison's name was drawn to win a candle, and Dianne Reynolds won a box of candy.
President Sandy Henderson adjourned the meeting at 8:20 p.m.
Best of Thymes Herb Club
Best of Thymes Herb Club members Pat Krider, Sue Thompson and Carolyn Trout provided soups at the Oct. 29 meeting, with other women bringing salads, cheese balls, dips and desserts. Beth Meuser, the hostess at the annual Soup Night, furnished drinks. Jean Rowings gave the table grace.
Vice President Pat Krider conducted the business meeting. Updates were given on members' health issues and recent surgeries.
The Christmas party committee gave their report. Nancy Cox, Laura Kennedy and Claralou Thompson will provide desserts for the Dec. 4 get-together. Members should bring a $10 gift for the game.
Karen Staub gave a report on Jerusalem Artichoke and passed around several tubers. The tall perennial will easily reach 10-12 feet tall and works well in a tall border. They are members of the sunflower family that form edible tubers, similar in taste to a water chestnut. She also said they're sold in health food stores as sun chokes. She said the Native American plant is only found in the United States .
Members shared stories of their summer gardening experiences.
Beth's husband, Dave, gave a talk on his hobby -- using a metal detector. He said some detectors will tell how deep the object is and, if it's a coin, what size of coin. He said many Clay County sites reveal the history of past residents, businesses and events.
Door prizes were won by Karen Staub and Sindy Phillips. Beth received a hostess gift.
The Sub/Craft Night will be Nov. 19, at the home of Jean Alsip.
Other members attending were: Roxanna Cunningham, Sipriana Bussing, Lois Lawson, Carolyn Petty, Beverly Webster, Pat Deakins, Rozanna Aker, Jean Alsip, Johna Lumsdon, Jeanne McMichael, Rose Marie Weber, Pat Wilkinson, Carol Swearingen and Jean Hull.