On Monday 5, 2012, after the initiation of new members, the Active and Associate chapters of Tri Kappa met in Traylor Hall of the First United Methodist Church. After a delicious ham loaf meal together, the chapters separated for individual meetings.
Anita Highshoe, president of the Clay County Humane Shelter, presented a most imformative program to the Associate chapter. The shelter, established in 1957, is governed by a five member board and currently receives most of their funding from Clay County and individuals.
This is a no-kill shelter and all animals are vaccinated as soon as they are received. This means $700-$800 per month is needed for medicines and vaccinations alone. They usually house 50-70 dogs and have had as many as 103 cats and kittens at one time, all available for adoption.
They have three cages of cats at the Pet Smart store in Terre Haute. These cats have been spayed or neutered and vaccinated before bring offered to be "adopted."
The group also participates in rescue efforts, in which they take animals to other areas of the country where there is a demand for "rescued" animals. Highshoe praised the community for its help as volunteers and to supply needed supplies such as liquid laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet tissue, cat toys, old blankets, newspapers or bleach.
This is one of the groups that the Associates contribute to each month by bringing supplies to the meetings for the Humane Shelter, and we felt that the Humane Shelter provides a very valuable service for our community.
President Jacque Reberger called the meeting to order with the usual song and verse. Roll call was answered by 19 members.
Minutes of the February meeting were read and approved as was the treasurer's report. Correspondence was read, a card will be sent to active member Roberta Weliever and there were no bills to pay.
Under old business, members were reminded to continue bringing Humane Shelter items, keep the East Side students in our thoughts as they take their ISTEP tests, to save yellow caps from Pepsi for North Clay Middle School and to save Box Tops for Education for East Side.
It was noted that our current Province Officer is Beverly Stallings, sister of Active chapter member Theresa Underwood. Thanks to this evening's committee, Ellen Packard, Mary Ann Froderman, Cheryl Latham and Roxanne Yocom.
The meeting was then closed with prayer.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, April 2, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church.
The committee in charge is Julie Houston, Kathy Witham, Delores Thomas and Celeste Thomas and the program will be presented by Kirk Freeman.
Delta Theta Tau Sorority
The regular meeting of the Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority was held at 7 p.m., on March 20, 2012, at the home of Kim Emmert O'Dell.
The meeting was opened by Chapter President Kathy Bridgewater with the Delta Opening Ceremony and Delta Prayer. The Secretary called roll with 13 members present. The February minutes were approved as read.
The Treasurer's Report was read. The Treasurer's Report will be filed subject to audit. On a motion by Tammy Ninesling, the bills will be paid.
Reports Of Committees
Feb. Philanthropy-Diane and Linda took care of SOS and St. Vincent Clay ER
Taste Treat-Be at NCMS by 10 a.m. with your crock pot(s). Bring power strips and coolers. Recipes and tickets were passed out. On a motion by Diane Braden, a donation of $200 to the Breast Cancer Survivors of the Wabash Valley will be made.
If you would like to purchase tickets to the Taste Treat, call Diane at 446-5801.
Geraniums-Michelle reported a delivery date of Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the Park Pavillion. Order sheets are due tonight.
Standing Rules-Melissa presented the report to be submitted to the National Officer.
Budget-Cindy Crowder presented her report for 2013. Diane made a motion to accept the report.
April committee reports include: Ways and Means and Scholarship
A slate of officers was presented by the Nominating Committee.
LEAAP volunteer sheet was passed around for sign up.
Initiation for Stephanie will be held June 19.
Donation request for a gas card to a local family for hospital visits. Jenny Ringo made a motion to purchase one and Tammy will deliver it.
Brazil City Police Dept. requested funds to help purchase a new canine officer. On a motion by Linda Sheese, we will donate $500.
Thank you's were read from Lindsay Thomas, YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, and Ivy Tech for Lori's memory donation.
San Antonio is our National Convention city this year July 11-15.
The next meeting will be April 17, 2012. Party Group is Cindy McKinney and Tammy Ninesling will assist her.
The meeting was closed with the Delta Closing Ceremony.