Eta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met Sept. 13 at the Vermillion Public Library.
President Corinne Rath introduced scholarship recipients, namely, Elsie Baye, winner of the International Scholarship of $5,000, Sioux Falls, and Becky Pelton, winner of the Grant-In-Aid, The University of South Dakota. Contratulations are extended to the recipients.
President Rath called the meeting to order with the reading of the Collect.
Committee reports were given by World Fellowship, Golden Gift, and Membership.
Reports were given on the State Convention held in Sioux Falls and the Northwest Regional held in Milwauke, WI.
It was announced that a rummage and bake sale will be sponsored by the chapter.
The Chapter voted to decorate a Christmas Tree for the W.H. Over Museum Parade of Trees.
Hostesses for the meeting were Marjean Barta, Susan Gapp and Sharon Hanson.
A fall banquet and initiation of new members will be held at the Silver Dollar, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m.
A Ceremony of Rememberance will be presented for Lynn Milton and Doris Winters, long-time members of the Society.
Hostesses for the evening are Beth Hanson and Patty Schwasinger.
Vermillion PTA plans membership drive
PTA President Paddy Rosdail called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m Sept. 20 with Bob Bowker, Patty Schwa-singer, Judy Zwolak, Holly Mueller, Shannon Fairholm, Beth Samenus-Knedler, Lisa Swanson, Donna Moen, Sharon Nielsen, and Ruth Ann Hildreth in attendance.
The Adopt a PTA program as part of hurricane relief was discussed. It was decided not to do this and focus on the current fund raisers for hurricane relief going on in our schools.
Bob Bowker will talk with the city manager about recommending an announcement be made for trick or treating to occur between 5:30 and 8 p.m. on Oct. 31.
The silent auction of the Jolley library card catalogs generated $245 and will be used to buy books for the Jolley library.
Patty Schwasinger will coordinate PTA serving at the Welcome Table. Patty will work with Shannon Fairholm to get a date, probably during the holidays.
Meetings and events for the year were discussed. The Kindergarten Ice Cream Social was Sept. 29, and was coordinated by Shannon Fairholm. There will be a Halloween Fun Night at Hy-Vee on Oct. 28 with more details to come. PTA Carnival will tentatively be Feb. 24, 2006. The Artist in Residence program will be the week of Jan. 9, 2006 and this time we will have two artists. The gallery for the Reflections program will be Jan. 12 or Jan. 13, 2006. Book Fair will be during conferences Feb. 15 and Feb. 16, 2006.
PTA chapter meetings will be Nov. 1, Jan. 30, 2006, March 16, 2006, and May 15, 2006.
PTA Board of Manager meetings will be Feb. 6, 2006, and April 26, 2006.
PTA committees should try to meet during the month of October.
The agenda for the next PTA chapter meeting will include Liz Hogen to talk about testing, Beth Samenus-Knedler to talk about the Art Workshops, and Lisa Swanson to talk about the Reflections program. The agendas for the rest of the chapter meetings will include Lunchtime Solutions, VHS Swing Choir, and elections.
Donna Moen reported on membership status. We will be having a membership drive during the month of October. If we double our membership from last year our PTA chapter will receive an additional $50 from National PTA.
Membership last year was 103 and our goal for this year is 206. The fall newsletter will kick off the drive and there will be membership forms available at the Ice Cream Social and Halloween Fun Night.
Sharon Nielsen presented the treasurer's report. There was discussion about what the balance on hand included. Sharon will update the report to specify what the balance on hand includes � box top and Pizza Hut money that can be used for projects this year and also the playground money that was inherited from a previous PTA.
Meeting adjourned 8:45 p.m.