Fifty-Year Members of Phi chapter met Thursday to recognize their accomplishments for 50 years.
Originally, Portales and Clovis were together in Delta Kappa Gamma, but in 1960 with so many Portales educators as members, they organized Phi Chapter in Portales.
Alta Glasgow served as first president, and Jane Lee is one of the 42 charter members. A history of the chapter highlighted only a few of the service projects the chapter has provided: Scholarships to Roosevelt County seniors, books to libraries, books to service personnel who were videotaped reading to send home to their children, gift packages to be presented by the Samaritan’s Purse organization, teacher education for Afghanistan, and The Apple of God’s Eye to rescue children stolen for the sex slave industry in Nepal. Becky Walker installed the officers for the next two years: Martha Crane, president; Teresa Nance, vice-president; Janine Elder, secretary; and Rosalie Patrick, treasurer.
Next meeting will be at 4:430 p.m. on April 23, 2010 in Roswell.
Encanto Garden Club
The April meeting of Encanto Garden Club was held at the First United Methodist Church.
Decorations by Bess Kline featured a lighted Easter tree and she and Narcie Tucker provided refreshments.
Jacque Wuest installed the new officers, citing words of wisdom and presenting gift to each one.
New officers are: President, Helen Martinez; vice president, Marcella Roy; secretary, Barbara Voges; and treasurer, Narcie Tucker. Helen and Marcella gave acceptance speeches expressing commitment to their leadership roles in the organization.
After adjournment of the business meeting, Narcie gave the program entitled “Ushering in Spring.” She distributed handouts regarding the plants which require frost protection these next few weeks and how to harden off these tender plants. She then presented potted plants to the group.
Guests were Melba Ramos and Pyper Belcher.
The Altrusa International, Inc., Club of Portales, met noon April 12 in the Central Annex. President Nancy Legleiter called the meeting to order.
There were 21 members and three guests present.
The March 22 minutes were approved and the treasurer’s report was filed for audit.
An update on the school library needs was given by Frankye King and Candy Howl. Incoming President, Jo Laney distributed committee signup sheets for the coming year.
Rosalie Richards reported that the Scholarship Committee would meet to review the 18 applications and report at the next meeting.
Sheryl Borden drew for the Queen of Hearts, but did not win.
After the close of the business meeting, secret pals were revealed and thanked.
Linda Yeast asked members who wanted to participate next year to let her know.
The next meeting will be on April 26 and Amber Hamilton, SANE Executive Director will give the program.
New officers will be installed on May 10.
The meeting adjourned at 1 p.m.
The Clovis Quilters met April 12 at Trinity Luthern Church with 14 members and one guest, Beverly Lockmiller, attending. Five members came early to work on the cancer quilt for the VFW auxiliary.
Brenda Harpold called the meeting to order.
Committee chairman gave reports.
Volunteer sign up sheets were passed around for the Llano Estacado Quilt Show on April 30 and May 1 at Trinity Methodist Church.
Reports were given from the Ogallala Quilt Festival, area winners were announced, workshop reports were given and Amy Armenta was congratulated for winning the teacher’s award.
Sheryl Abdill explained the next two mystery blocks.
Show and tell items were shared.
Bonnie Barkley won four fat quarters.
The program was a heart shaped scissors case.
Brenda and Sheryl shared different techniques for making half square triangles and some of the problems they had experienced.
Information contact Brenda Harpold 985-26
Delta Kappa Gamma
When Phi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, the international honor society for women educators, met last Thursday to recognize their accomplishments in the past 50 years, the Portales High School Pro Foods Class served a delicious meal.
In 1960, 42 Portales educators organized a local chapter of the international educational organization with Alta Glasgow serving as first president. Jane Lee is one of the surviving charter members and Lavon Brown was one of the first initiates.
A few of the service projects the chapter has provided include: Scholarships to Roosevelt County seniors, books to libraries, books to service personnel in Iraq who were videotaped reading before sending book and video home to their children, gift packages to be presented by the Samaritan’s Purse organization, teacher education for Afghanistan, books for children in Juarez, and help to a school in Nepal which rescues children stolen or sold in the sex slave industry.
After members and guests shared how the organization has grown and changed, Eunice Schumpert sand a new Delta Kappa Gamma song which she and Miriam Deen had written.
President Becky Walker installed the new officers for the next two years: Martha Crane, president; Teresa Nance, vice-president; Janine Elder, secretary; and Rosalie Patrick, treasurer.