ESA installs new officers

ESA installs new officers by Kate Kelley The Theta Omega Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) held a banquet March 6 at the Silver Dollar Restaurant to install its 2004 board of officers.

Mistress of Ceremonies Joan Nelson conducted the induction as new president Earleen Varns presented each of the new board members with hand-quilted pillows signifying the united work of the organization.

In addition to Varns, serving the chapter during the 2004-2005 year are Lynne Day, vice president; Carol Geu, secretary; Lea Noonan, treasurer; and Becky Rider, educational chairwoman.

The evening included an auction of donated items. The auction raised $835. ESA uses its fund-raising revenue to provide donations to organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House, Easter Seals, and St. Jude's Hospital as well as contribute assistance to the community. Last year, ESA donated more than $600 to Vermillion area families in need.

"I look forward to a fun and adventurous year with these women," said Varns. "We've been able to give so much to the community, and I want to continue that pace and have fun doing it."

ESA International¨, founded in 1919 as Epsilon Sigma Alpha, is a leadership-service organization with approximately 15,000 members and 1,200 chapters in the U.S. and abroad. ESA offers its members leadership training, education and fellowship to assist and enhance their local and national philanthropic work.

By challenging members to explore and develop their abilities, ESA International promotes confidence and competence and opens the door to greater career opportunity.

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