Dear Sisters in DKG,
As I prepare for my trip to Ireland & London next week, I am sad to miss
our next exciting program and the state convention, but I am reassured
that Teri, Mardine, Maria, Marnie, Geneva, and Denise will have
everything well in hand!
Here is our April news:
1. Our meeting is April 9, 2019 at FUMC. Meeting 5:00, Dinner 5:30,
2. Dinner will be make-your-own croissants with various fillings, salad,
and dessert…cost $10. Kaye needs some help for this dinner as we only
have 1 person signed up for prep and 1 for cleanup. Please call Kaye at
663-4028 if you could help.
3. Finished door prize baskets for convention will be on display. Many
thanks to all who contributed items or money! Teri, Marnie, and new
member, Mary, have created works of art!
4. Hospitality room for convention needs food/drink items. Please bring
wine, cookies, juice, napkins, or cash to buy fresh foods in Spokane to
the meeting if you can. Thanks for all your support of our hosting
5. May meeting will be a field trip to the LINK Columbia Transit Station
and will include a ride on an electric bus. Dinner that night will be a
6. June brings our annual luncheon to be held at the Wenatchee Golf &
Country Club June 8, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Cost will be $20… more
information to follow next month.
7. Don’t forget to bring boxtops and cash for birthday Ruth Bumps
Literacy Council donations and for tickets on the great raffle basket
being prepared by Marnie Cox.
Hope I got all the news! Will miss you!
Rosa Eilert, President
They Said It Couldn't Be Done"
Rufus Woods, grandson of Rufus Woods who was a newspaper
publisher and ‘big time’ promoter of the construction of
Grand Coulee Dam, will be our speaker.
Did you know that talk of a dam on the Columbia River
began as early as 1892? An
additional attempt to raise funds failed in 1914 but in
1917, William Clapp a lawyer from
Ephrata proposed a dam below the Grand Coulee for both
irrigation and electrical power.
Clapp was joined by James O’Sullivan, another lawyer and
by Rufus Woods, Wenatchee resident. Together, they
became know as the “Dam College”.
Woods used the Wenatchee World newspaper to help educate
and inform…and fight
for the construction of the new dam. Come hear how,
after 17 years of ‘discussions’,
problem solving, land preparation and compromise,
construction of the
Grand Coulee Dam began. Nine years later, it was
As we spring forward in March, we celebrate signs of
moving from winter to the season we love with lots of vivid color. Also
a time to cheer the strength of our members. Carmen wrote she arrived
home on Feb. 20 after her gall bladder surgery and very grateful for all
the cards and calls. More details at the meeting.
Although Pauline missed our last meeting, she recovered enough to go on
the casino trip with her son (wife passed in January) driving the
Peterson car so a special time connecting with son.
Arlene Jones called and expressed her gratitude for the love and support
her son, Rick, received during emergency medical treatment in Seattle
during February. We embrace Arlene as Rick continues to walk his
positive healing journey.
Members of Zeta Chapter have a reason to cheer for Rosa as her
granddaughter, Taylor, will graduate from Univ. of Idaho with a degree
in Environmental Science and Wildlife Resources. Taylor will begin in
August studying Arctic Ecosystems in Greenland under a Fullbright
Scholarship. What an honor although Grandma gets a little nervous when
Taylor tells her that she wants to study Polar Bears!!
Sisters, we have another reason to cheer as Manuel and Bonny Diaz,
parents of Maria, were featured on the front page of the Wenatchee
World. Manuel was one of the early teachers of Mexican descent to teach
in Wenatchee Valley and Bonny was a member of DKG and worked as a nurse
in the two hospitals and also for the school district.
19 - Julia Hoon
22 - Sandi Slade
23 - Trudy Worthing
17 - Betty Carrick
17 - Cathy Reasor
19 - Maria Diaz
19 - Arlene Jones
23 Pauline Peterson
29 - Carmen Bossenbrock
Zeta Chapter Officers
1st Vice-President-Teri St. Jean - Programs
2nd Vice-President- Mardine Larsen - Membership
Treasurer- Maria Diaz
Area 8 Liaison - Cathy Johnson, Wilbur
Recording Secretary -
Gloria Waddell/Sherry Schreck
Corresponding Secretary - Cathy Reasor
Parliamentarian - Marilynn Weaver
Past President - Geneva McCoy Jardine