A “baby shower” was the theme, and members were treated to a brunch. The tables were decorated with baby bottles with labels on them containing information about Reasons of Hope. Each bottle was to be used to collect change and then donated back to the home. As a thank you, the members brought gifts of diapers, lotion, baby wipes and other items needed at the facility.
President Lana Massengale called the business meeting to order and welcomed members and guests to the meeting. Pam Burge led the pledge of allegiance to the flag and Massengale read a “Teacher’s Prayer” poem and then led everyone in prayer.
Membership Chairman Karen Knowlton recognized the October birthdays, a belated August birthday and drew for door prizes. Betty Bleeker, Taylor Knowlton and Erie Head were the lucky winners. Karen Knowlton reminded everyone about the applications for membership and when they need to be submitted.
Head, Gamma Omicron secretary, presented the minutes of the last meeting, and with several corrections, the minutes were approved. Catherine Thornton, treasurer, presented the treasurer’s report and reminded all who still needed to pay their dues, that Oct. 31 is the deadline. Pam Kerlick, yearbook chairman, reported that the yearbooks should be ready at the next meeting in November. Anyone needing to change one’s address or phone numbers should contact her.
Vice President Burge introduced the program with the game “I Have... Who Has...” using current information about teenage pregnancy in Texas. She then introduced Karen Knowlton, Chuck Knowlton and a young lady named “Bonnie” who is current staying at the home. Karen and Chuck gave their testimony about what led them to this ministry, and Bonnie shared with us about her journey that brought her to Beeville.
Following the program, the Knowlton family and Bonnie opened the gifts that were given to help this special organization. A raffle for a beautiful, crocheted blanket was conducted, and the money from the raffle was presented as an offering. The blanket was made and donated by Burge’s mother for this occasion. Falba Jo Roberts won the raffle.
To conclude the meeting, members sang the Delta Kappa Gamma song.