WOW – Getting to know our Sister!


The Chapter DE meeting today was at Carol  Dodderidge’s home with Barbara Oard and Maureen Thien as co-hostesses.


There were 28 members were in attendance.

Installation of officers. Judy Rayl, vice pres., Maureen Thien recording secretary, Corresponding secretary, Norma Cline, Guard, Kathie Gathers, Chaplain Chris Gathers. Sharon Kriss was installed at an earlier meeting as President.


Next membership get together will be on April 22 nd at Varsity Donuts at 10 am. 

Book Club will meet at Chris and Kathie Gathers on the 26th of March.  They will be reviewing Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker.

Carol Warden gave the auditing report and said that we have 74 active members in Chapter DE.


Reciprocity Brunch is April 11th at the Sunset Zoo meeting room.  Cost is $20.  Time 9:30-11:30.  Please let Carol Dodderidge know within the next week if you can go.



Robba Moran gave a wonderful program on Getting to Know You.  She grew up in Independence Missouri.  Robba graduated from high school at 16 and William Jewell College at age 20′. She then went to Duke Law School.  She described what it was like to live the political life as a wife while having a family.  Jerry and she have two daughters.  Robba started piano lessons when she was 5 and has made music a big part of her life.  When she turned 16, her dad ask her if she wanted a car or a piano and she chose a piano. Thank you, Robba, for sharing your life with your sisters.

WOW – Online Education by Lynda Spire



31 members gathered at Rockridge Court Clubhouse with Betsy Young serving as hostess assisted by Megan Weber and Garalyn Connery. A delicious cherry cobbler was enjoyed by all.


Sharon Coffman then introduce her friend Lynda Spire who is the Assistant Dean of the KSU Global Campus. Lynda shared many interesting details about the fastest growing segment of education. – online education. KSU started their first online courses in 1996 and has a good reputation nation wide. Student outcomes have been tested and it has been proven that these outcomes have been the same or better than the traditional classroom.


100_9257 100_9258 100_9259 100_9261 100_9262 100_9263 100_9264

Prior to the meeting a Memorial Service was held for Vivian Fiser Ballard.

The highlight of the business meeting was Marilyn’s President’s letter in which she reviewed the 2014-015 year. Marilyn’s letter fit the year’s theme as it was a WOW letter! Thank you, Marilyn, for your year as Chapter DE President.

Sharon Kriss was installed as the new 2015-2016 DE President. Her installation was early as she will be gone for the official installation on March 10th.


BOOK CLUB will meet at Joyce Whitson’s home at 1:00 this Thursday February 26th. They will be reviewing THE NOTICER by Andy Andrews.

Be sure and remember the social luncheon to be held Tuesday March 3rd at 11:30 at Colbert Hills.

Reciprocity Luncheon will be held April 11 at the Sunset Zoo from 9:30-11:00 a.m. The cost will be $20.00 per person.

The next meeting will be March 10th at the home of Carol Dodderidge on 3101 Harahey Ridge with Maureen Thien and Barbara Oard assisting. The program will be “WOW – Getting to Know our Sister – Robba Moran”















































February is the LOVE month and we LOVE Chapter DE!


“WOW – Online Education!”

Opening Doors to Success for Women

Program by Lynda Spire, Assistant Dean of the KSU Global Campus

Prior to the program at 1:00 Megan Weber and Garalyn Connery will assist hostess Betsy Young with February treats.  Please gather at the Rockridge Court Clubhouse at the end of Rockridge Court.

Following the program will be the business meeting featuring the President’s Letter by Marilyn Galle.

Hope to see everyone there! In the meantime, try and stay warm…brrrrrrrrrr!

Celebrating the Flint Hills Breadbasket serving our community

Chapter DE sisters met at the home of Norma Cline Tuesday February 10th. Assisting Norma were Virginia Babcock and Jeanne Schafer who served delicious Valentine cookies.


Maribeth Kieffer who is the Executive Director of the Flint Hills Breadbasket, presented the program. Maribeth shared many interesting facts about the Riley County citizens who use as well as volunteer at the Breadbasket. The Breadbasket does not receive any federal, state, county or city funding and fills such an important service to the community.  In 2014 The Breadbasket served over 27,200 individuals. It provides fresh produce to seniors in six different buildings. Five churches have food pantries and order food from the Breadbasket. It also provides food for hungry children who don’t have access to food on the weekends through the Backpack Meal program. By the end of the program those attending the meeting certainly had an appreciation for the mission of the Breadbasket to fight hunger in our community.



After the delicious cookies and program the 30 DE members then learned of many items of business……………

Virginia Babcock gave the PEO project report on the PEO Scholar Award or PSA project. Many women have benefited from this program. Millions of dollars have been awarded to the recipients.  

The membership committee invited members to a social luncheon to be held Tuesday March 3rd at 11:30 at Colbert Hills. An evite will follow if you wish to RSVP.

Reciprocity Luncheon will be held April 11 at the Sunset Zoo from 9:30-11:00 a.m. The cost will be $20.00 per person. Waldemar and Susan Yelich Biniecki will discuss, Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project, based on the true story of Irena Sendler, A Holocaust hero, and the Kansas teens who “rescued the rescuer”.

BOOK CLUB will meet at Joyce Whitson’s home at 1:00 on February 26th. They will be reviewing THE NOTICER by Andy Andrews.

Carol Warden gave the financial report and it was accepted as presented.

Virginia Babcock and the nominating committee presented the following slate of officers which were then voted on and accepted by the membership:

President-Sharon Kriss, Vice President-Judy Rayl, Treasurer-Angie Fryer, Secretary-Maureen Thien, Corresponding Secretary-Norma Cline, Chaplain-Chris Gathers, Guard-Kathie Gathers, Convention Delegate-Sharon Kriss, Convention Alternate-Patricia Gewaltney.

Angie Fryer is in the hospital and the Care and Concern Committee will be finding persons to help with meals. Angie can not have visitors at this time, but would love cards and kind thoughts sent in her direction.

HAPPY FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY to Kay Fiser, Maureen Thien, Verlla Coughenour, Carol Dodderidge, Jennifer McConnell, and Monica Cameron.


February 24th and July 14th hostesses will be switched with the rest of the information correct. Therefore, for the next meeting plan to go to the Rockridge Court Clubhouse with Betsy Young as hostess.

The June 9th meeting will be hosted by Marilyn Galle rather than Sharon Kriss.

 100_9248 100_9249 100_9250 100_9251 100_9247100_9253 100_9255

WOW – Serving our Community!

flinthills-breadbasketRefreshments at Norma Cline’s home will be served Tuesday, February 2 at 1:00 by Virginia Babcock and Jeanne Schafer.

The program will follow given by Maribeth Keiffer who is the Executive Director of the Flint Hills Breadbasket.

Please bring a non-perishable food donation.

The meeting of Chapter DE will follow the program and will include a PEO Project Moment, the financial committee budget report, the nominating committee report, and the election of officers & delegates.

Hope to see YOU there!

Care and Concern note: Angie Fryer is in the Mercy hospital in Room 306.

However, Angie is requesting no visitors. She will be there for several days! If you would like to send a card with thoughts and prayers her way that would certainly be appropriate.