Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy 2012!

Where did 2011 go??? We have some great stuff planned for the upcoming meetings. I am excited by the topic and activity for Feb. 13th. Craig Jung (Judy's son) will be speaking on sustainability. Craig (a.k.a. Mr. Green) is the founder of St. Louis Green Inc. which helps teach sustainability. He also created and managed the Holiday Light Recycling Drive. I just saw a container for collecting lights at CarX this morning. Our activity will be equally exciting to me. We will be "Shopping " for the Scholarship Fund.

Are you the creative sort that makes an item that you are willing to donate to the cause OR did you receive a Christmas gift that is the wrong size, color or design for your home that you would like to get rid of? If either of these apply to you bring it with you to the Feb. meeting. We will be raffling off each of these items as a fundraiser for the Scholarship Fund. We already have a Bath and Body Basket donated. Who can't use that??? This will be a lot of fun to see what we have to bid on!

Please let your Building Rep know if you need a meal for this meeting by Feb. 6th.
NOTICE THE FOLLOWING CHANGE: Building Reps let CHRISTIE WILTZ know your building meal count by 9 pm on Monday the 6th.

Want to be part of a "Great Girls Weekend" on April 13-15 in Springfield, MO? I have registration forms for the Delta State Convention. We can carpool and see what trouble we can get into while we are there.

Be sure to join us with your goodies on Feb. 13th. See you there.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Gamma Tau Christmas Celebration

December 3rd was the Gamma Tau Christmas Celebration. We were celebrating all the positive work we have done together this year. I really appreciate the purses, beads for key chains and all the purse necessities. Susi Junge raised an extra $44 for the Women's Shelter with her clever fundraiser. We are each very blessed and it feels so good to share that with others less fortunate. After the great breakfast, we did some retail therapy. Pam made some great pictures of the members and many guests in attendance. I haven't had my picture taken with Santa in more than 50 years. Lucky for him I didn't go for one on his lap. A picture I mean. What were YOU thinking. I hope you enjoy seeing us at play.

Wishing you and your families peace and joy at this wonderful time of year.

BRO Service Day

 Another satisfying day was spent by Gamma Tau members working at the Board of Religious Organizations. We helped fill a midsize panel truck with Christmas gifts for children in need. The work we did helped 2200 children have Christmas this year. In total, the BRO provided Christmas gifts to over 4,000 children in need in the St. Louis area. Thanks to all that worked that day. We documented the fun, hope you enjoy the photos.

PS. The BRO sends love and thanks, too!