The Alpha Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa met at 6:30 p.m., on Oct. 4, 2010, at April Lovett's house. Hostesses for this month were Jamie Bell, Christy Casassa, and April Lovett. President, Larissa Goshen called the meeting to order, followed by the opening song and verse. Christy Casassa took roll call and read the minutes of the October meeting. The minutes were accepted as read. Larissa Goshen gave the treasurer's report:
Larissa Goshen read correspondence. A text was send from Katie French asking for inactive status at this time. Michelle Oehler made a motion to grant inactive status and Charlotte Pickett seconded it.
Standing committee reports were given. Jamie Bell handed out Little Perks. Larissa Goshen and Mary Yelton celebrated October birthdays and Charlotte Pickett and Carissa Clarke celebrated October anniversaries. Larissa Goshen received the Maurizio's gift certificate for her birthday and Charlotte Pickett received a candy bar for her anniversary. The telephone committee was discussed next. All members received their phone calls for the meeting. Meganne Holley divided the list and gave to members on the committee.
Project committee reports were given next. A reminder was given that Pecan/Nut order forms are due at the November meeting and that one check needs to be submitted from nut orders to Mandy Slater.
The Tri Kappa Dance was discussed next. Sara Schultz, Krista Lowe, and Nicole Williams have been brainstorming fundraiser ideas for the dance.
The Home Tour was discussed. Tri Kappa has two confirmed houses for the home tour so far. Carri and Greg Lovett and Rex and Carla Henry. The home tour will take place Dec. 5, from 1-5 pm.
The literacy project was discussed. Larissa Goshen contacted Scholastic to see about pricing on books. She is going to order $1 chapter books to donate to all second grade students in Clay Community Schools.
New business: Larissa Goshen explained some of the information the officers learned at the Province Convention. Every month Tri Kappa members are encouraged to bring in pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.
Also at our future Tri Kappa meetings, members will work on the no sew fleece blankets to be donated to Riley. Our chapter plans on making two baby blankets, one girl blanket, and one boy blanket. Meganne Holley reviewed the Tri Kappa handshake, password, grip, knock and motto.
Christy Casassa passed around the inactive status packet for members to update and find names of members who we want to try and reactivate. Larissa Goshen also stated that everyone needs to bring a copy of their latest Cross Keys to future meetings. She will review something each month from the book. This month Larissa focused on Breast Cancer Awareness month and reminded everyone to do self-examines and get a mammogram.
A second reading of the Chapter by-laws was read at the meeting. College members were discussed and donations will be accepted at the November and December meetings to get a gift certificate for them. Michelle Oehler sang the closing verse was recited and the meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held on Nov. 1, 2010, with location to be announced.
Best of Thymes Herb Club
The Best of Thymes Herb Club met Sept. 30 at the home of Charlene Miller. The hostess gave the table grace before members enjoyed the carry-in meal.
President Peggy Potts asked the women to remember the members who have had surgeries and health problems, and several told about family blessings and births.
She passed around an example of a name tag for consideration.
Peggy read "How To Plant Your Garden."
Each member talked about what worked and what didn't work in their flower and vegetable gardens this year.
Carol Swearingen gave a lesson on zinnias.
Door prizes were won by Rose Marie Weber and Jeanne McMichael. The hostess received a gift.
The next meeting will be the "Annual Soup Night" Oct. 28 at the home of Rose Marie.
Others attending the meeting were Sipriana Bussing, Roxanna Cunningham, Sue Thompson, Pat Wilkinson, Karen Staub, Carolyn Petty, Pat Krider, Jean Alsip, Sindy Phillips, Donna Yocom, Beth Meuser, Pat Deakins and Jean Hull.