Sigma Nu Chapter of ESA holds monthly business meeting

Betty Jane Strong was the hostess for the November business meeting of Sigma Nu Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha. Wanda Waring was the co-hostess.

The meeting was called to order by the reciting of the Opening Ritual by the members. The thought of the day was given by chaplain, Patty Membrey.

Bobbie Joyce reported that she had contacted the Ronald McDonald House and they would be the recipients of the drink tabs collected by the members. Plans were made to personally present them this month.

Barbara Taylor, philanthropic chairman, reported that to date, Sigma Nu had donated to Red Cross blood bank, Salvation Army, Easter Seals, St. Jude Hospital, Muscular Dystrophy, the Dorcas House, food bank and several members would participate in the Salvation Army Kettle Drive and decorate tables for the Christmas luncheon to be held on Dec. 7.

Waring, Ways and Means chairman, distributed catalogs from Rada Cutlery as a fundraising project.

The program on plants native to Arkansas was given by Donna Brown, on the Tupelo tree, and by Waring, on the special Arkansas plant life on Mt. Magazine, including the maple leaf oak, the Western Wallflower and the Wood’s False Hellebore. Wallflowers bloom in June and are enjoyed by swallowtail butterflies. Wood’s false hellebore has been found in only a few western counties. This unusual plant may go for years without blooming, but when it does bloom, the plant sends up a tall stalk lined with star-shaped maroon flowers.

Guests attending were Nancy Dobbs and Tom Dodd.

The meeting was closed with members reciting the closing ritual, after which the hostesses served refreshments.