Phi Beta Psi Sorority October Meeting

Theta Omega chapter of Phi Beta Psi sorority recently conducted its October business meeting at the Community Foundation of Jackson County.

President Joan Trimpe called the meeting to order and was assisted by Jennifer Payton, Melanie Klakamp, Melissa Krawchison, Mary Reynolds and Janet Cooper.

Yearly pages were distributed for the sorority book. Trimpe also named the recruitment publicity committee of chairwoman Stephanie Roberts with Jackie Hill, Taryn Rockey and Dana Byrkett.

Kalee Alberring talked about the “Kicking Cancer with Capone” Chicago trip, which is set for Saturday. She is accepting the door prize donations from the members and the snack fee. Serving with Alberring are Becca Rust, Rachel Rust, Kristy Gabbard, Jamie Mathis and Natasha Miller.

Cooper passed out signup sheets for the Fall Bingo on Nov. 17. The bingo for gift cards, 31 bags and Longaberger will be at 7 p.m. at the American Legion annex in Seymour. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and food will be available for purchase. The tickets are available from all members for $15 each.

The last half of the alphabet will furnish door prizes and/or auction gifts. Serving with Cooper are Beckie Anderson, Alice Christopher, Rockey, Kathleen Johnson and Doris Baurle.

At the 107th national convention in Tampa, Florida, the sorority voted six grants for cancer research, totaling $315,600. There are 74 active chapters in the organization. Theta Omega chapter was second, donating $17,890 in total donations to the project for 2014-15.

The 2016 national convention will be July 11 to 13 at the Cleveland Airport Marriott with the theme “Rockin’ Cleveland.”

Reynolds told about the recent Indiana State Convention at Clarksville, where she served as a delegate. The local chapter received a document from the Indiana state organization stating Theta Omega had the outstanding social project, the Year-End Spirit Social.

New moneymaking projects for 2016 were discussed, as well as the Feb. 6 cancer dance.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the American Legion annex.