Tri Kappa associate chapter gathered for a meeting Oct. 4 at Stahl’s Cafe and Deli in Ewing with 14 members present.
Ruth Ann Rebber called the meeting to order and thanked the committee of chairwoman Sharon Wolter, Patty Baker, Dianne Cartmel and Joyce Fouts.
Terrye Davidson read the minutes from the June 7 meeting. Kathy Mead gave the treasurer’s report.
Corrections were made and announced for the 2016-17 program book.
Rebber read letters requesting inactive status from two members.
Flower and gift chairwoman Paula Sinclair reported she had sent a card to the family of Dee Plumer, and a $25 memorial donation had been given from the chapter.
Davidson, liaison to the active chapter, passed around a pecan order sheet for anyone who wanted to order nuts from the active chapter. She also announced the actives were changing their date to March this year for their Twice Is Nice consignment sale.
The active chapter appreciated the support the associate chapter offered last year and is hoping it will be willing to assist again this year. Davidson will be emailing details of opportunities to help this year when they are available.
Nita Bridges read correspondence, which included thank-you notes for four memorials the chapter donated to since the last meeting.
The group also received thank-you letters from Riley Cheer Guild, Seymour High School Renaissance program, Southern Indiana Center for the Arts, Seymour Public Library and Riley Children’s Foundation for donations that had been made.
It was announced that Cartmel had been selected to participate as a torchbearer when the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay came through Jackson County on Sept. 15.
Davidson conducted a fall auction with the proceeds to benefit the group’s general fund. All members went home with new treasures while helping support the chapter’s general fund.
Door prizes were distributed, and each member received a ceramic fall pumpkin.
The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at Woodstock Grill in Seymour.
Pine Ridge Extension Homemakers
Pine Ridge Extension Homemakers learned about improving their balance when the group met Oct. 25 at Norma Pollert’s home.
Sandi Hall gave the lesson that identified risk factors for falls and demonstrated simple exercises to improve balance.
President Mary Ann Seaney presided at the business meeting. Members discussed the scholarship fundraiser, a bake sale to be conducted Nov. 5 at Immanuel Lutheran School in Seymour and the Fall Fling to be conducted Nov. 10 at Central Christian Church in Seymour.
Aryss Beebe led in singing “Shine On, Harvest Moon.”
The hostess gave devotions, “Angels in God’s Presence.” She served apple crunch with drinks to 11 members. Favors were scrubbers, and the hostess gift went to Marjorie Patman.
The next meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Seymour.
Loyal Devoir Society
The Loyal Devoir Society of Central Christian Church in Seymour met Oct. 25.
Lucy Dembek introduced Cheryl Ray, who led the group in a card-making project. Everyone thanked her for sharing her talent.
Wanda Gray gave devotions on the colors of fall and how they relate to Bible verses.
The minutes were read and approved and also the treasurer’s report. Betty Guinn read a thank-you note from Bob Dembek for the group’s donations to Mental Health America of Jackson County.
Salesperson Bonnie Koontz recently conducted a sale. She will offer other sales in November and December.
Loretta Riehl reported from the board meeting.
Paula Stafford announced that the Christmas dinner will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at D’s Cafe. It will be a traditional buffet.
Riehl, Koontz and Linda Rumph will serve on the nominating committee for the new year.
The next meeting will be Nov. 22, and the project will be scrapbooking.
The meeting closed with the Mizpah Benediction.
Delta Delta chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International met Oct. 4 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Seymour with Libby Kimmel and Erin Moore as hostesses.
President Dee Hess called the meeting to order. Pam March shared a prayer and gave the chaplain report. Roll call was taken with members sharing their favorite movie villain.
There were 14 members present reporting 112 philanthropic hours, $240 donated and 340 miles. September meeting minutes were approved. Hess gave the president report.
Vice President Tonja Couch announced that Fall Rush will be held during the November meeting. Members were asked to provide names and addresses of potential new members.
The rush activity will be making cards and care packages for the Hopes for Heroes program. Boxes will be packed and sent to soldiers. Members are asked to donate food, toiletries and coupons and bring to the November meeting.
Kara Abraham gave the treasurer report. An education was presented on breast cancer awareness. Barb Grant presented the philanthropic report.
Oktoberfest was a success with more than $1,500 raised to donate to St. Jude, Camp Riley and other charities.
The winner of the $999 raffle at the Oktoberfest was Patsy Smith.
Linda Hofer reported on mum sales with more than $1,000 profit received. The money will be donated to the United Way campaign and other charities.
Grant set a date of Nov. 5 for the next Craft Day fundraiser. For ways and means, members will be selling trash bags.
The meeting ended with the closing ritual.
The next meeting was set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Seymour City Extension Homemakers
Six members of Seymour City Extension Homemakers Club and guest Liz Smith met Oct. 12 at Rails Craft Brew and Eatery in Seymour. Janet Works was hostess for the annual dinner celebrating the club’s 83rd anniversary.
President Nancy Hammond passed out 2016-17 yearbooks and September Tell-A-Homemakers.
Hammond announced the county bake sale fundraiser will once again be at the Immanuel Lutheran School craft show on Nov. 5. Baked goods should be delivered to the school between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. that day.
The bake sale funds the $500 scholarship that is awarded each year to a Jackson County high school senior pursuing a career in the health and human sciences field.
Hammond circulated a thank-you card from Kaitlin McPike. She was the club’s winning Jackson County Fair queen candidate and will represent Jackson County in the Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant in January 2017.
Vicki Tritle and Doris Keyser won the door prizes.
The next meeting will be the Fall Fling on Nov. 10 at Central Christian Church in Seymour hosted by Happy Apronettes. Club members are to bring a covered dish for a salad supper pitch-in.
Donations of canned goods, paper goods, etc. for food pantries in Jackson County are to be taken. Also, members should bring a kitchen towel for a towel exchange.