Beta officers

Jane Doyle, right, will be president of Beta Chapter of Tri Kappa of Kendallville for the next two years. From left are Marilyn Freiburger, treasurer; Lori Jansen, outgoing president, and Bonnie Milton, vice president. Linda Jansen, the new recording and corresponding secretary, and Linda Leamon, outgoing corresponding secretary; and Cindy Frick, outgoing corresponding secretary, are not pictured.

At their May 8 meeting the members of Beta Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa installed their officers for the next two years.

They are Jane Doyle, president; Bonnie Milton, vice president; Marilyn Freiburger, treasurer and Linda Jansen, recording and corresponding secretary.

Prior to the start of the April 10 business meeting, at the home of Linda Jansen, members of Beta listened to the experiences of one of this year's East Noble's AFS YES students, Shivam of India. Shivam is staying with Terry and Grace Housholder and also with Matt and Rose Rickey. Rose Rickey accompanied him to the April 10 meeting.

Shivam is from Ahmedabad, India, in the state of Gujarat in northwestern India. The city has a population of 6 million people.

Shivam said the culture and dialect are different in each state of India. In India there are 1,500 languages, but officially only 22. He speaks three languages. He attends a private school and stated that education in his school in India is harder than American education. When he returns home he will complete his senior year. Shivam answered questions and dessert was served.

At both the April and May meetings many thank you notes were read for the various ways the chapter has brightened people's lives with Christmas Cheer visits and gifts, supported students and donated to nonprofits such as Noble House shelter for women and children.

The chapter received a thank you for supporting the 2018 Parkview Noble Foundation Golf Outing and voted to participate in this year’s golf outing by sponsoring a golf hole in honor of Donna Schmidt and Sandy Desper.

The chapter awarded scholarships to four East Noble students.

Bonnie Milton reported that Gamma Xi Chapter's Basket Bingo event was a success and sold out. There was plenty of help in the kitchen and the work was finished quickly. With donations from Beta members, she was able to put together a lovely spa basket.

Julia Nixon and Lori Jansen used donations from Beta members to put together a purse full of Indiana goodies for the Power of the Purse event for the United Way of Noble County at Sylvan Cellars May 16 and May 17.

The chapter voted to donate $200 to the Cole Center Family YMCA for camp scholarships. 

Among the thank you letters received this spring were notes from East Noble AFS, the Cole Center Family YMCA, United Way of Noble County, Christmas Bureau, Kendallville Park and Recreation Department, Kendallville Public Library, Kendallville Day Care Center, Common Grace Ministries and Families for Freedom.

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