Coach Bruce Weber talks about “Our Team – K-State”

What a wonderful treat for the 36 members of Chapter who attended the meeting at Sandy Barth’s on Tuesday September 8th. Megan Weber introduced her special BIL who as all K-Staters know is the KSU mens’ basketball coach.


Coach Weber gave a very inspirational talk about how to build a team whether for basketball or P.E.O. Some of Coach’s points will be highlighted here – Have a VISION, be a champion today, FAMILY, truly a KState goal, TRUST, treat all as individuals, listen to them, no one is better than the people around you, everyone is important, put your ego in the ego box and work as a team, SHARE, ‘share the juices’, don’t take more than your share and always share with your teammates, everyone will then know their ROLE on the team, always have positive energy, and REWARD every single person at the end. One of Coach’s quotes that was a crowd favorite….Would you rather be Tiger or Eyore? Coach Weber definitely gave all those in attendance something to think about as far as team work. We didn’t learn Xs and Os, but how to be a better person, strive for higher goals, and work with all the people around us to build a stronger team whether that team is family, sports or P.E.O. Thank you Coach Weber!

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The Many Face of BIL Coach Bruce Weber!

Chapter DE’s business meeting followed.

Book Club will be meeting September 24th from 1-3 at Ginger’s home. They will be reading and discussing, Jane Smiley’s “the All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton.”

Please keep Carole and Lee Fager, Jan and Jack Riley and Sue Grieg in your thoughts and prayers as they face health issues, some personally and some as care givers.

Sandy Barth, Megan Weber and Cinda Vogel then treated DE members to delicious purple treats. Thank you all! Several were asking for the recipes so those will soon be posted in the Recipes section of the blog.


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Our Team: K-State


“Our Team: K-State”

  • Hostess:
    Sandy Barth
  • Phone:
  • When:
    Tuesday, September 8 at 1:00 PM
  • Where:
    1600 Wyndham Heights Dr Manhattan, KS 66503


Please join your Chapter DE sisters and BIL Bruce Weber, the K-State Basketball Head Coach, as we celebrate and hear about K-State Basketball. Sandy will be assisted by Megan Weber and Cinda Vogel. We will have treats right at 1:00 and then will hear from our Coach and celebrate our K-State basketball team. The business meeting will conclude the afternoon.

We will hope to see everyone there.


A Happy K-State September birthday to

Betsy Young, Jan Janasek, and Janet Kiser!


Getting to now Team Gathers and greet new member Lynda

28 members and 1 guest met at the home of Carol Dodderidge on a beautiful August morning. Delicious treats were served by Kay Hoffman and Nancy Walker.


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Sharon Kriss, Judy Rayl, Shirley Posler, Norma Cline, Carolyn McCain, Kathie Gathers and Chris Gathers joined together to initiate Lynda Spire into Chapter DE.

We welcome Lynda into our sisterhood.


Please add Lynda’s information to your yearbook: Lynda Spire, 1612 Beechwood Terrace, Manhattan, KS, 66502, email:, cell phone: 785-410-4700. Lynda’s birthday is July 15th and her BIL’s name is Mark Spire.

(While you have your yearbook add, please make another change to Norma Cline’s email. It is now ncflwrbug

Following initiation and the business meeting, we were delighted to hear from our very own Chapter DE twins…the Gathers. Chris and Kathie shared stories of their family and had many anecdotes to share about their life as twins. What fun to hear from our two Chapter DE sisters!


Please note that Book Club will be meeting Thursday August 27th from 1-3:00 pm at the home of Angie Fryer. All who might be interested were encouraged to attend as they figure out their schedule for the year.

Chapter GU has invited anyone who would like to join them for a Game Day. Those who wish to join may plan on meeting the 3rd Wednesday afternoon from 1-4:00 pm. The first meeting will be  September 16th with the place yet to be determined.

We welcomed one guest Polly Pope who is moving to Manhattan from Texas.


Happy birthday to…Virginia Babcock, Megan Weber, Sue Grieg, and Judy Rayl.

Celebrate the last days of summer with your DE sisters


This will be a very special meeting as we “Get to Know Team Gathers” presented, of course, by Kathie and Chris. We will also have initiation and welcome our new member Lynda Spire.

Note we will be gathering at Carol’s at 10:00 in the morning rather than 1:00 so we can celebrate the cooler part of the August summer. We will start with morning treats, followed by the business meeting, initiation, and then  the program.

Please join your sisters as we begin the new year 2015-16 as part of TEAM P.E.O.

See you next Tuesday the 11th.

Karen shows DEs how she “Plays in her Garden”


30 members gathered at the home of Karen Franz on a very hot July day to enjoy delicious treats, conversation and camaraderie.

Judy Rayl, Twila Baile and Kay Fiser served as hostesses.


The highlight of the business meeting was presenting Verlla with her 50 year pin, gift, card and other memorabilia from the Golden Girls’ Luncheon at the 2015 State Convention.

CONGRATULATIONS VERLLA on your 50 years in P.E.O.!!


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The afternoon ended with Karen’s DElightful program. Her enthusiasm was catching and I wonder how many sisters headed home to think of some wonderful thing they could do to enhance their outdoor spaces. Thank you Karen for your inspiration!




WOW – Nature’s Beauty – Playing in My Garden by Karen Franz

imagesEND1U96RNote the change of venue from what was in the program book.

Please join with your P.E.O. sisters at Karen Franz’ home to enjoy her program about “Nature’s Beauty – Playing in My Garden.  Judy Rayl will act as hostess and Twila Baile and Kay Fiser will assist.

The afternoon will begin at 1:00 with refreshments, followed by the business meeting and then closing with Karen’s program about her garden. There will be a special presentation to Verlla Coughenour for her 50 years in P.E.O.  

We will look forward to seeing you for our final meeting of the Chapter DE program year!

JulyaHappy birthday to the July birthdays – Darcie Wallace, Inger Olsen, DonnaDee Chastain and Noel Schulz!


Lazy T Ranch

IMG_3394IMG_3380There was much to celebrate as 31 DE sisters and spouses gathered at the Lazy T Ranch for an evening of conversation, beautiful weather & scenery, wonderful boots, good eats, great poetry, cowboy stories, cake to celebrate Posters’ 52nd anniversary, barn quilts, and finally a hayrack ride to Sugar Loaf Hill.

Sit back and let the pictures tell the story.


Debbie’s boots

Noel’s boots

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Finally, the poem Ron Wilson wrote about Chapter DE