Sorority conducts business meeting

Theta Omega chapter of Phi Beta Psi sorority recently conducted its September business meeting at the Community Foundation of Jackson County in Seymour.

President Jackie Hill conducted the meeting assisted by Tracey Phillips, Taryn Rockey, Dana Byrkett and Janet Cooper.

For red and white team points, members were requested to wear garments with the sorority logo or insignia and purple for cancer. The 23 members present went all out.

Rachel Rust told about the June bus trip to Chicago, reporting good times, a full bus and a nice profit.

The Hen and Chicks Barn Market, which was Sept. 29 and 30, was discussed. The sorority’s food tent was to be used for taco salads, adding this year chicken salad on a croissant with chips.

Natasha Miller spoke about the Pink Wagon Market on Nov. 3 and 4 at Celebrations. This year, the sorority will be serving soup and chicken salad on a croissant.

The annual dinner dance committee for February 2019 will be co-chaired by Phillips and Joey King. The committee for the 46th dance, Feb. 3, 2018, has begun working, and girl selection will be soon. Serving as co-chairs are Jami Mathis and Kristy Gabbard, along with Kalee Alberring, Desiree Hall, Angi Reynolds and Rachel Rust.

The autumn basket bingo has been set for Nov. 14 at the American Legion Annex under the direction of Beckie Anderson and Cooper along with Doris Baurle, Alice Christopher, Jo Pfaffenberger, Phillips and Karen Schepman. Tickets are $20.

The November business meeting will meet one week earlier than normal, Nov. 13, in order to set up for bingo.

The Indiana State Convention will be Oct. 20 and 21 at Renaissance Indianapolis North in Carmel, hosted by the Noblesville chapter, Theta Alpha Upsilon.

There will be a red rose carried in the memorial service in memory of Emma Aikman, a charter member of the sorority, organized Nov. 29, 1952. She passed away July 29. The local chapter has contributed a memorial in her name, which was forwarded to the national project.

THETO was won by Michele Lewis.

The October social and business meetings will be combined at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Community Foundation building. Serving as hostesses are Mary Reynolds, Melanie Klakamp, Jennifer Payton and Bobbie Sue Sweany.