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.

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Please add Lynda’s information to your yearbook: Lynda Spire, 1612 Beechwood Terrace, Manhattan, KS, 66502, email: lspire@k-state.edu, 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 @cox.net

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!

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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.

 AUGUST BIRTHDAYS…

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

Celebrate the last days of summer with your DE sisters

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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”

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Debbie’s boots

Noel’s boots

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Finally, the poem Ron Wilson wrote about Chapter DE

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WOW – 113th Kansas State Chapter Convention!

28 members gathered at Marilyn Galle’s home for delicious strawberry dessert made by Kay Hoffman!

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There were many Cares and Concerns and we need to keep all of our sisters in our thoughts and prayers as they face difficult times!

The yearbook is going to press so look forward to receiving your copy soon.

Jeanne reported Reciprocity will be held April 9, 2016 at the Four Points by Sheraton. Our Chapter is in charge and so the committee welcomes any and all ideas.

Sharon took us on a journey of the 113th Kansas State Convention held this past week-end in Wichita. Sisters enjoyed a pictorial visit of the convention and all it’s happenings. Carol Warden also attended as part of the Leadership Team and they both were excited to have been a part of this wonderful week-end.

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The new theme by President Jan Keeley, TEAM, P.E.O., will take us on an exciting journey for the next year.

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(If you were unable to attend the meeting, Sharon’s pictorial tour of the convention will be on the blog page under 2015 Convention. Check it out!)

PLEASE REMEMBER our social coming up….

DE sisters be prepared for a wonderful evening Tuesday June 23rd at the Lazy-T-Ranch on 2103 Zeandale Road. Our ranch hosts will be Ron and Chris Willson. Below, please find all the answers to your questions about this evening. If not and you have other queries, please give Carolyn McKain a call.

COST:   The cost is $25 per person and includes tax and entertainment. Please note all checks should be made out to Lazy T Ranch (NOT to Chapter DE).  Members may bring their checks to the June 9th meeting or send them to Carolyn McKain before June 18th.

RESERVATIONS: The Wilsons would appreciate reservations by Thursday, June 18. But they assured the committee that late reservations would be accommodated.

TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:  This event will be inside in air conditioning.  We will be in the Cowboy Cafe unless the group is larger than 40 – then we’ll move to the Tallgrass Arena.

MEAL: The buffet meal will include beef, turkey, 3 side dishes, roll, dessert and drinks.

ENTERTAINMENT: Ron usually shares a poem about the group in addition to sharing other cowboy poetry.

HAYRACK RIDE: There will be a hayrack ride viewing the Flint Hills. The plan is to have the dinner, cowboy poetry and then the hayrack ride last so that those who choose not to go can depart. Also, they will provide a ramp or assistance onto the hayrack or a van ride to see the Flint Hills and go to the top of Sugarloaf Hill, which has a nice view over the Kansas River Valley.

DIRECTIONS: The Lazy-T-Ranch is located 2 miles east of Highway 177 on Highway 18 (Zeandale Road). They are on the south side of the road. The turn to the Lazy T is on the last curve as the road straightens out to go on to Zeandale. Turn right – There’s an overhead sign that says Lazy T Ranch. Drive straight back about 1/3 mile. Park on the gravel area around Cowboy Cafe and Tallgrass Arena (2 red metal buildings on your left).

What a fun evening this promises to be. Ron and Chris are looking forward to having Chapter DE as their guests.

WOW – KANSAS P.E.O.s!

 

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Please gather at Marilyn Galle’s next Tuesday June 9th at 1:00 pm. Marilyn will be assisted by Jan Riley and Kay Hoffman. The Kansas State Convention Report will be given by Sharon.

Carol Warden and Sharon Kriss will be leaving for P.E.O. Convention June 4-7th.

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Kim McAtee, Marguerite Beck, Marilee Kiser Edwards, Joyce Whitson, & Kay Hoffman

Please plan to attend this special June social….

WOW – What a Party?

 DE sisters be prepared for a wonderful evening Tuesday June 23rd at the Lazy-T-Ranch on 2103 Zeandale Road. Our ranch hosts will be Ron and Chris Willson. Below, please find all the answers to your questions about this evening. If not and you have other queries, please give Carolyn McKain a call.

COST:   The cost is $25 per person and includes tax and entertainment. Please note all checks should be made out to Lazy T Ranch (NOT to Chapter DE).  Members may bring their checks to the June 9th meeting or send them to Carolyn McKain before June 18th.

RESERVATIONS: The Wilsons would appreciate reservations by Thursday, June 18. But they assured the committee that late reservations would be accommodated.

TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:  This event will be inside in air conditioning.  We will be in the Cowboy Cafe unless the group is larger than 40 – then we’ll move to the Tallgrass Arena.

MEAL: The buffet meal will include beef, turkey, 3 side dishes, roll, dessert and drinks.

ENTERTAINMENT: Ron usually shares a poem about the group in addition to sharing other cowboy poetry.

HAYRACK RIDE: There will be a hayrack ride viewing the Flint Hills. The plan is to have the dinner, cowboy poetry and then the hayrack ride last so that those who choose not to go can depart. Also, they will provide a ramp or assistance onto the hayrack or a van ride to see the Flint Hills and go to the top of Sugarloaf Hill, which has a nice view over the Kansas River Valley.

DIRECTIONS: The Lazy-T-Ranch is located 2 miles east of Highway 177 on Highway 18 (Zeandale Road). They are on the south side of the road. The turn to the Lazy T is on the last curve as the road straightens out to go on to Zeandale. Turn right – There’s an overhead sign that says Lazy T Ranch. Drive straight back about 1/3 mile. Park on the gravel area around Cowboy Cafe and Tallgrass Arena (2 red metal buildings on your left).

What a fun evening this promises to be. Ron and Chris are looking forward to having Chapter DE as their guests.