Our chapter, being a career chapter, usually has its business meeting during the first scheduled meeting time. The second meeting is a fun activity and we do not meet during the holidays. On Sept. 25 our chapter ate at Chili’s and then viewed a movie.
We also are saddened to hear of a chapter that has dissolved from BSP. Preferential Tea will be held Oct. 23 at the McGee Center. Instead of door prizes we are to bring dog food for our furry friends. Our City Council dues will be paid at their next meeting. No matter what is happening, “You’re Among Friends” — two legged or four legged.
The Alpha Iota Chapter of the Kappa Kappa Iota met Monday night, Oct. 1, at AETN. Tricia Moix, vice-president, produced and distributed the 2012-13 yearbook to each Kappa present.
Mrs. Moix introduced the special guest speaker, Bill Hegeman. He is a former 32-year employee of Conway Corporation, having retired as CEO.
Mr. Hegeman shared with the group the very interesting history of Conway Corp., from its organization in 1929 as a non-profit corporation with no money to the present day where it has thousands of dollars in assets and thousands of customers. Today Conway Corp. provides electricity, water, sewer, cable and telephone for its customers. Two things the corporation has going for it are, (1) if you live in Conway, you are an owner and (2) the customers are in close proximity, not scattered over many miles, which cuts down the costs for the corporation. Mr. Hegeman believes the future for Conway Corp. is good with the new airport coming, excellent schools and growth in population.
Mrs. Moix presented a gift of appreciation to Mr. Hegeman — cream cheese and pumpkin bread.
President Amber Horn conducted the meeting. The meeting room and serving table were decorated with several pumpkins and fall arrangements. Mrs. Moix won the raffle item, which was a cup with scriptures on it filled with Hershey Kisses. Clara Rose Simon was presented the door prize, lavender mums in a beautiful container. Kappas were served Franken wieners, pumpkin spread with vanilla wafers, pumpkin swirled cheesecake, candy corn bark and assorted drinks by the hostesses, Amber Horn, Brittany Russell and Amy Malik.
The next meeting of the group will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the McGee Center. Mary Jones, Hazel Seay and Kathy Sweere will be the hostesses.
The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the McGee Center on College Avenue. A guest speaker is scheduled for the meeting. All Parkinson’s Disease patients and/or their caregivers are encouraged to attend this free, informative meeting.
Any questions, call Bronnie Rose, facilitator, at 501-329-6282 or 501-246-1972.
Laureate Alpha Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Tuesday evening at the home of Linda Alverson with Pam Rawls as co-hostess. Eleven members and one guest, Betty Boudreaux, were present.
Jim Davidson presented a program on the Conway Bookcase Project. The purpose of this project is to increase literacy by providing books and bookcases to pre-school children from low-income families. As our service project for the month, members brought books to help fill the bookcases.
The business meeting was called to order by the President Vernelle Crews who led the Opening Ritual. She thanked everyone for their work selling ride tickets at the Faulkner County fair, our annual ways and means project.
Mary Jane Moix informed the group of plans for entertaining sister chapter Laureate Alpha Delta. The social will be held at her home on our next regular meeting date. Each member was asked to bring finger foods and everyone was encouraged to come in costume. Our group will be entertained by sister chapter Beta Upsilon in February.
Service chairman, Judy Schultz, suggested several possible projects for our participation. The October project will be providing dog food and other needed items for the city’s animal shelter. The November project will be to provide snack bags for the ICU waiting room at the hospital.
Plans for the annual council sponsored Preferential Tea were discussed.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with members repeating the Closing Ritual and Mizpah. The Sunshine gift, a signed copy of Mr. Davidson’s book, “Learning, Earning & Giving Back,” was won by Judy Schultz. Everyone enjoyed dessert of chocolate pudding cake and ice cream with coffee or soft drinks served by the co-hostesses.