Tri Kappa chapter gathers for October meeting

Staff Reports

The Gamma Phi chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa, more commonly referred to as Tri Kappa, met Oct. 13 at Fraternal Order of Police Donald M. Winn Lodge 108 in Seymour.

President Vanessa DuSablon started the meeting by thanking everyone for attending.

The cookbook will be available soon, just in time for the holiday gift-giving season. Cookbook sales will offset the fundraising money lost from the Oktoberfest cake walk.

Pecans are sill available with a variety of nuts to choose from. To order, contact a member or email [email protected].

Tri Kappa college girls will receive Target gift cards as an appreciation for all of their effort navigating school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The flowers and yoga event at Laurilyn Farms was a huge success. Members encouraged a second event be planned in the spring as soon as weather allows.

DuSablon reminded members of the new guidelines for receiving fund requests and how they will be dispersed.

Here is a brief outline of the new philanthropy procedures:

Organizations wishing to be considered for a grant larger than $250 must contact the chapter via email, [email protected], and complete a request form no later than March 15

Those requesting less than $1,000 will not be required to make a presentation to the chapter for consideration

Up to four groups requesting more than $1,000 shall be invited to present their project at the May meeting

If more than four group requests are received, the chapter will vote at the April meeting to determine which organizations will be invited to present their requests

The meeting concluded with October birthday celebrations. The social committee was thanked for planning the socially distant meeting, including snacks.

The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3.