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.
THANK YOU FLINT HILLS BREADBASKET!
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.
CHANGES IN THE YEARBOOK:
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.