The Seymour Gamma Phi chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa Inc. held its monthly business meeting Nov. 2 at the home of Jerilyn Mellencamp.
Members enjoyed Jerilyn’s beautiful charcuterie spread of assorted cheeses, meats, crackers and sweets as they gathered.
The evening began with a presentation by Seymour associate chapter member Laura Kirtley, who shared information about Schneck Foundation’s Giving Tuesday campaign, the Born in a Small Town initiative.
Schneck Medical Center recently was named a Level II NICU, allowing babies to be delivered and cared for as early as 32 weeks gestation here locally. This year’s Giving Tuesday campaign will support the NICU, which will allow families to stay closer to home, even when their little bundles of joy make an early appearance. What a gift to our community.
In keeping with the theme of charity, the members brought items for Mental Health America of Jackson County’s annual Christmas Gift Lift. The chapter also received a thank-you note from Jack Marksberry, the recipient of their 2021 college scholarship.
In addition, members were notified by the Community Foundation of Jackson County that Southern Indiana Center for the Arts is a recipient of a $3,500 grant, made possible in part by the Gamma Phi Endowment (of Seymour Tri Kappa) along with the Cartwright Endowment for the Arts, the Bob and Kate Hall Endowment and the Jackson County Community Endowment.
During the business portion of the meeting, the members also voted to make a donation to the Schneck Foundation’s Born in a Small Town initiative.
Products from the nut fundraiser are expected to ship soon, and members will deliver orders to customers prior to Thanksgiving. Thanks to all of the loyal customers for their continued support. All nut purchases support the chapter’s mission of supporting charity, culture and education in the community.