April 2019                                   website-www.zetachapter.com


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, Program 6:00.
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 efforts.
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 sack lunch.
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

"And 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 completed.

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

President-Rosa Eilert
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