Alpha Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa
The Alpha Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa met at 6:30 p.m., Nov.1, 2010 at Union United Methodist Church. Hostesses for this month were Danna Johnson, Amy Jones, and Martha Maurer. Prior to the start of the meeting, Jacob Ooley from Serving on the Streets (S.O.S) talked about the programs they have and all the services they provide for families in our community. 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. Mandy Slater gave the treasurer's report:
The treasurer's report was accepted as read. There were no bills to be allowed, but a reminder that $75 had been budgeted for Festival of the Trees and paid out. Jamie Bell read correspondence. A thank-you note was read from Allison Brown thanking Tri Kappa for the scholarship money she received. A letter was also read from Ruth Fischer from Clay County Cooperative Benevolence Ministry. They are in need of financial support to provide financial assistance to citizen's of Clay County who are in need. Tri Kappa would like to provide future financial support to SOS and the Benevolence Ministries but is tabling it at this time.
Standing committee reports were given. Jamie Bell handed out Little Perks. April Lovett and Krista Lowe celebrated November birthdays and Michelle Estep, Krista Lowe, and Sara Schultz celebrated November anniversaries. Krista Lowe received the Maurizio's gift certificate for her birthday and both Krista and Sara Schultz received candy bars for their anniversaries. The telephone committee was discussed next. Not all members received their telephone calls this time.
Project committee reports were given next. Pecan/Nut order forms were due at this meeting and all outstanding orders need to be turned into Theresa Underwood this week. The Tri Kappa Dance was discussed next. Sara Schultz, Krista Lowe, and Nicole Williams have continued to brainstorm fundraiser ideas for the dance. Dates for having the dance were discussed as well and more information will be shared at future meetings. The Home Tour was discussed. Tri Kappa has confirmed all of the houses for the tour. Greg and Carrie Lovett, Rex and Carla Henry, and Susie Freeman will all be participating in the Home Tour. The Home Tour will take place on Dec. 5, from 1-5 pm. Home Tour tickets were passed out to members at the meeting. Also a sign-up sheet to work at each house on the tour was passed around. An additional sign up sheet was passed around for members to sign up to provide money for cookies for the home tour or dance. The literacy project was discussed. Larissa Goshen is still in the process of ordering books for the project. She is getting an official number of 2nd graders to order books for. Labels with Tri Kappa's name will be placed in each book.
New business: Michelle Oehler collected cash donations for the college students. Michelle will be purchasing a gift certificate with the money to give to the college girls around Christmas time. Mary Yelton passed around a sign up sheet for Christmas donations for the LEEAP center. Members were asked to sign up and donate a Christmas gift to a child at the LEAAP Center. Tri Kappa's Christmas dinner was discussed and it was decided that it will take place at The Lakehouse in Staunton.
Larissa Goshen provided information from Cross Keys stating that another chapter had provided money for weekly readers for the students in their school corporation. Larissa thought it would be a nice idea if we had any extra money to help fund the activity section in our local newspaper for the kids in our community. Mary Yelton also provided information about participating in a survey for IU regarding cervical cancer.
The closing verse was recited and the meeting was adjourned at 8 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Nov. 29, 2010, at The Lakehouse restaurant for our annual Christmas dinner.
Jackson Twp Better Homes Club
The Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club entertained Washington Township Circle club on Oct. 28, at the Union United Methodist Fellowship Hall.
Ann Stigler, Barbara Powell and Norma Diel were in charge of the festivities. Norma led the Pledge of Allegiance and Homemakers creed. Barbara's devotions were a prayer and reading "Friends."
A delicious pitch-in was enjoyed by all with Carmen Jackson and Juanita Neese, vice president exchange from Pioneers winning the napkin prizes.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to Marilyn Bott and Glenna Ogborn, from Jackson, and Rosalind Schopmeyer, Washington.
A "Find Someone Treasure Hunt" was enjoyed and Shirley, Jackson won a contest "How much do you know about where you live?" Shirley will take the cookies for the 4-H Achievement Program on Nov. 19.
Barbara read "Let the Nations be glad" and led the closing prayer.
Others present from Jackson were Bobbi Cayton, Ruth Haas, Ann Carol Harden, Lauralee Hawkins, Mary Kent, Wilma Nicoson and Rose Mary Price; from Washington were Linda Schiele, Judy England, Brenda Guenthenspberger, and Doris Romas; from county were Lucy Strauch, publicity and Peggy Davis, extension educator.
The next meeting will be Nov. 11, at 1 p.m., at the home of Marilyn Bott. Coins for Friendship will be collected.
Van Buren Homemakers
The Van Buren Homemakers met on Oct. 21, at the Baptist Church. Leah Rae Michael was our hostess and she returned thanks for our lunch.
The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and the club creed. Roll call was answered by telling what you had for the kids who stopped at their home for Halloween.
Marcie Davis, Virginia Phillips, Myrna Schrader and Leah Rae were present. The secretary and the treasurer gave their report. Song of the month "You are my sunshine" sang. Happy Birthday sang to Virginia.
Leah Rae gave a health and safety report on "Oh my God, Sleepless Again." Virginia gave a citizenship report, "History of Clay County," No leader lesson.
Myrna said she would bake four dozen cookies for 4-H Achievement night on Nov. 19.
The next meeting will be Nov. 17, at the Baptist Church at noon. The meeting was closed with the club prayer.