The Vermillion Theta Omega Chapter of ESA met together on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005. President Lynne Day called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. in the home of Barb Campbell. Fifteen members were present and one guest.
Lea Noonan gave the educational on the women's sport of "curling." There is a new ESA Web site available: www.sodakesa.org.
Philanthropic: Gayle Bliss reported at next month's meeting we will begin organizing the Christmas Giving Tree program. It was also voted to participate with the "Hope for Hero's" program and our chapter will provide a package to be sent to single/lonely soldiers in Iraq with the help from Dr. Roy Martinson (Vermillion physician) who is currently serving in the U.S. military in Iraq.
Easter Seals: Paula Ver-zani is organizing a drawing for a fall arrangement (made by Willson Florist). All proceeds will go to Easter Seals.
The Vermillion ESA chapters, Alpha Lambda, Lambda Lambda and Theta Omega hosted a luncheon, Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Buffalo Run Winery in Vermillion honoring our State ESA President Marsha Risseeuw from Winner.
The ESA sisters who received pins were pledgee Laura Dimok from the Alpha Lambda Chapter, First Pearl recipients Paula Verzani and Jacquie Lonning of Theta Omega, and Pauline Grossmann and Mariana Amant of Alpha Lambda. Marsha's guests from the Winner chapter, Alpha Phi, were Kay Berg, president-elect and Margie Schuyler.
Sally Schmitz and Earleen Varns, from Theta Omega, are inviting all members of our chapter to help in creating quilts to be donated to the Domestic Violence Shelter. The dates of the project are Sept. 26 and/or 27 at the Vermillion Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Sewing machines and quilting tools would be appreciated.
Even if you don't sew, you can iron or cut or pin. Discount coupons for future quilting classes by Sally will be awarded to all who attend.
Our next chapter meeting will be Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Gayle Bliss home. Hostesses: Carol Geu and Patty Rarick; educational: Carol Geu and Gayle Bliss.
Auxiliary will sell poppies
The regular meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to Clay Post #3061 was held Tuesday evening, Sept. 20, with President Delores Gregg presiding. Treasurer's reports for June, July and August were accepted as printed. Correspondence included General Orders and Nancy's Best #1, 2, and 3. Registration forms for Fall Council and Big Ten Hospice Volunteer Training schedules were presented.
Thank you letters were read from Royal C. Johnson VA Hospital and Human Services Center for puzzles and games presented to them. Reports were given by the Funeral Committee, get well, sympathy and birthday cards mailed, Civic Council, bingo playing at the nursing home, cancer aid and research, membership and new life members, legislative, hospital equipment on loan, hospice, Meals on Wheels, National Home and pillow cleaning.
The auxiliary will be selling poppies on Nov. 10.
The charter was draped in memory of Doris Brunick and Doris Winters.
For Make a Difference Day we will be donating food to the Food Pantry.
The meeting adjourned to reopen on Oct. 18.