Just a note to the callers, please remind your list of members of the
Christmas Social, Dec. 7 at Colonial Vista from 11:30 to 1:30. See
Teri’s article for details! No need to report to me.
As Area 8 Liaison, I visited our Coulee Dam chapter, Beta Upsilon, on
their 39th birthday celebration at the La Presa Restaurant. Cathy
Johnson presented an interesting program about books she has read
featuring strong women. The food there was fabulous, their group
delightful, their president, Caryn Mills, led an informal meeting before
the program and cake discussing their Christmas Bazaar fundraiser. I
plan to attend again…in the spring! It was a windy night and I think I
was blown home along with the tumbleweeds!
Looking forward to a fun social,
Rosa Eilert, President
Robert Sez: "Move, Second, Vote and Pass.....Have a very Merry
Christmas." From Marilyyn Weaver, Parliamentarian
Happy Holidays to
all our members! It is a busy time for all, especially those providing
their talent for the various musical/cultural events and Zeta chapter
appreciates you. Teri, Rosa, and I want to thank all who come to the
meetings and participate in the activities including program, food
preparation/serving, and listening to what is planned for upcoming
months—you are valuable!
There has been much discussion about literacy projects and how the
chapter can reach out to those persons in need in our community. Right
now we want to find out more about the literacy program at the Methodist
Church which also includes childcare and expand our knowledge of how the
money is used that we donate from the birthday fund to the Literacy
Council. A question we are asking “Is there a need for the school
supplies that you have donated to be used in any of these programs? Our
school supplies collected this year are less so may need to change our
direction for distribution. Any and all ideas are welcome—talk to me,
Mardine. Keep Smiling!
Wonder ........ why Eva Anderson (1889 to 1972) is so important to us.
....because in 1942 Dr. Eva Anderson started it all! A Wenatchee
resident, Eva was the Alpha Sigma State Founder and one of the 21
charter members for Zeta chapter.
Dr. Anderson was quite the gal... a high school teacher in both Chelan
and Douglas county, world traveler, wife, historian, and legislator. She
received a PhD from U of W and later served as a member of their board
of regents. She served 6 terms as state representative from Chelan Co
and wrote several books on the history of our valley and its people. She
was a leader in interviewing several local pioneer citizens in the 40's
and shared those stories in her books. Members of Zeta chapter are so
proud to still be an active group of women educators. A group that
started 77 years ago and is now part of an international organization.
We honor her memory each December, in a small way, as we enjoy her
special spiced tea at our Christmas social, as she did with her Zeta
group so many years ago. This year’s social is again at Colonial Vista,
December 7, at 11:30 to 1:30. Please bring a $10 gift to exchange an
hors d'oeuvre to share, your singing voice and a friend.
24 - Ardis Van Well
27 - Kriss Crilly
28 - Pat Strand
29 - Carol Busch