Sorosis Beta met at Marilyn Cox’s home Thursday with 11 members present. President Diane Glaser opened the meeting leading the Pledge of Allegiance and the club pledge.
The club’s Community Improvement Committee introduced Lynn Berns and Sandy Fruit. They presented a program explaining the Peabody Community Foundation.
People can make donations to Peabody Community Foundation to help community groups and non-profit organizations with projects or scholarships.
The organization is associated with the Central Kansas Community Foundation in Newton. CKCF helps with bookkeeping and dealing with the laws that regulate non-profit groups.
The Peabody Community Foundation offers annual grants to local non-profit groups to help them fund projects that help the community or improves the quality of life.
Some of the projects the PFC has helped fund are the sign in the center of town, the Boy Scout trailer, and projects at the city library, to name a few.
PFC’s mission is to preserve wealth of the community to help the community. Sorosis members were encouraged to think of making a donation or to plan for a donation in their personal estate planning.
Appreciation gifts were presented to Berns and Fruit for speaking to the club.
Refreshments of cake, nuts, and Easter candy were served by hosts Marilyn Cox and Janie Hodges.
The meeting continued with the election of the slate of officers presented in March: president Glaser, vice president Sonja Koslowsky, secretary-reporter Katherine Ragland, and treasurer Marquetta Eilerts.
Norma Patton won the door prize. No communications were received. The club will meet at 6 p.m. May 19 at the library and travel to Newton for dinner, exchange secret pal gifts, revealing secret pals, and install new officers. Members also were reminded that dues are payable at this time.
Devotions were given by Hodges who read “The Legend of the Thicket Rose,” “There is No Time Like Spring,” “Beautiful Spring,” and “I Thank You Lord.”
Glaser thanked the hosts and ended the meeting with the club collect.
Burns UMC to have dinner for graduating students
Burns United Methodist Church is sponsoring a carry-in supper to honor graduating seniors in the Burns area at 6:30 p.m. April 27 in the church basement. Entertainment will follow in the sanctuary.