Tri Kappa associate chapter discusses ‘planting seeds of kindness’

Tribune Staff Reports

The associate chapter of Seymour Tri Kappa met April 2 at the home of member Nita Bridges. The theme of the evening was “Planting Seeds of Kindness.”

The committee of chairwoman Mary Jane Lasater, Libby Roberts, Rosemary Weir, Joyce Fouts and Bridges served an Italian meal of lasagna, chicken artichoke penne, salad, bread and homemade desserts to members.

After dinner was served, a short business meeting was conducted. President Laura Kirtley called the meeting to order, and attendance was taken from the reservation list.

Recording secretary Debbie Laitinen read the minutes, and they were approved as read. Paula Sinclair gave the treasurer report, and it was approved.

Cards of caring were sent to members recovering from recent injuries or illnesses.

The Seymour active chapter of Tri Kappa thanked the associate chapter for helping donate cookies to its inaugural Mad Dash 5K on March 30.

A thank-you note was read from the Tri Kappa province officer, who came during the inspection meeting and said the group passed with “flying colors.”

Kirtley read over the bylaw revisions she was going to submit to the state upon the chapter’s behalf. After discussion, the revisions were approved.

Kirtley also asked for volunteers to fill the officer positions for the upcoming 2019-20 calendar year. The slate of officers will be presented at the next meeting in June.

Lisa Hoene was awarded the President’s Prize.

Bridges discussed the importance of “Planting Seeds of Kindness” within our community both collectively as an organization and as individuals. The group discussed opportunities to demonstrate and share kindness.

Bridges gave each member in attendance a photo that read “What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” It was special to her, as her mother had the photo on prominent display in her home growing up. Each member then decorated and planted a small flower pot as an activity.

The meeting was adjourned.

The next meeting will be June 4 at the home of Terrye Davidson.