Dear Sisters in DKG,
think this winter will ever end??? Well, our next meeting, March
12 at 5:00 at the church will help us fly away with Clyde Pangborn on
his epic journey across the Pacific. Dinner will be a potato bar. We
had planned a field trip to the Museum, but that plan did not work out
so we will be at the church as usual.
1. Maria Diaz, our treasurer, wants to remind us that dues will be due
in June…a change in the International rules. You can pay in installments
over the next 3 months or in June or earlier if that works best for you.
2. Thanks for all the raffle basket items already contributed….we still
need more, especially for the Sweet Treats basket…those could be candy
dishes, napkins, anything that goes with sweets or sweets themselves.
Teri & her committee will create the actual baskets. Finished baskets
will be displayed at the April 9 meeting.
3. Thanks to those doing the Snuggle Fleece Blankets for State
4. State Convention preparations are in high gear.
a. Decorations:school theme being prepared by Teri, Marnie and our
newest member, Mary Symonds.
b. We are planning some cool T-shirts for the hosts, us and Grand
Coulee, but no decisions yet. My daughter can make them for us quite
c. We will need donations of cookies, wine, fruit, veggies, etc. for the
hospitality room. Those can be brought to the April 9 meeting.
d. We think we will not need to work on convention prep on March 23, but
if we do need to meet and prepare, the callers will let all members
I think that covers my news. Check our membership and program
Remember, March 12 will be at the church not the museum.
Rosa Eilert, President
I wasn’t at the meeting but photos and reports tell the
story—well done Denise and Rosa. Mary and Grace, we are
happy to have you officially on the roster for Alpha
Sigma, the state organization and Society, international
All DKG leaders encourage members to share time,
talents, energy, in order to reap the benefits. At our
meeting, we had an excellent display of sharing
talents—Marilee, with her husband, as part of the museum
presentation; the members making the soup for supper;
Marnie and Mary offering creativity to help our chapter
provide decorations for the state convention.
And what about Sherry Schreck sharing the news of her
daughter, Heidi, writing and starring in a play, “What
the Constitution Means to Me” which previews on March 14
and officially opens on Broadway, March 31. Yes, Sherry
and Larry will be in attendance showing their pride for
this tremendous accomplishment.
How many of you have talked with Marilynn Weaver, our
quiet Parliamentarian? How about asking Marilyn about
her paintings she has for sale, and I am sure you will
have a wonderful chat? Beautiful pictures! -
Miss Veedol was the
first airplane to fly non-stop across the Pacific Ocean.
On October 5, 1931,
ClydePangborn, with co-pilot Hugh Herndon, crash-landed
the plane in the hills of East Wenatchee, Washington, in
the central part of the state, becoming the first to fly
non-stop across the northern Pacific Ocean. The 41-hour
flight from Sabishiro Beach, Misawa, Aomori Prefecture,
Japan won them the 1931 Harmon Trophy, symbolizing the
greatest achievement in flight for that year.
Afterward, Miss Veedol was sold and renamed The American
Nurse. On a 1932 flight from New York City to Rome for
aviation medicine research, she was last sighted by an
ocean liner in the eastern Atlantic, before disappearing
A local group founded the Spirit of Wenatchee a
nonprofit organization of EAA Chapter 424 pilots. They
are attempting the ambitious project of recreating the
historic flight and has built a replica if Miss Veedol.
A permanent exhibit is housed at the Wenatchee Valley
Museum and Cultural Center and tours of Miss Veedol are
available through the museum as well.
12 - Dorothy Rogers
21 - Marggie Walker
19 - Julia Hoon
22 Sandie Slade
23 - Trudy Worthing
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