The Eta Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Coffeyville Community College focused upon their service hallmark when chapter officers met on September 11 for their first business meeting of the fall semester. Following a fellowship meal and individual officer pictures taken by the CCC marketing department, President Kenny Dodson gaveled the meeting to order followed by the introduction of four guest speakers: Peggy Steele, Betty Corle, Mary Rettele and Aaron Neely.
The first guest speaker was Steele who informed the group about the Vive la Ville celebration scheduled for October 14 in Coffeyville. Steele discussed the Kids Zone feature of the celebration that would include a myriad of activities from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Eta Gamma officers voted to serve as chairmen for the Kids Zone.
Next up were Corle and Rettele who shared with students the upcoming Meat at the Mansion fundraiser scheduled for September 30. Eta Gamma members signed up to help with this event in such areas as food service and set-up for the silent auction. Corle also provided handouts on the Brown Mansion which the students could use in preparation as serving as hosts in mansion rooms.
Neely was the fourth and final speaker. Neely, a former Eta Gamma President, now works as the Transfer Recruiter at Kansas State University. Neely shared with officers the many career options and scholarships offered by Kansas State.
During the business meeting, President Dodson reported on the Kansas/Nebraska Region Leadership Conference to be held in Kansas City, Kansas, September 22-23. Vice Presidents of Scholarship Kendall Blaich and Jaycee Meek reported on the Honors in Action Committee, the full tuition transfer scholarship offered by Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, and the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship application.
Co-Vice Presidents of Service Harlene Alford and Brylee Brasher reported on activities to benefit the Midland Theatre and Brown Mansion. Co-Vice Presidents of Fellowship Liz Ortiz and Ajanea Gunby reported on a hay rack ride and wiener roast on October 20 with the Beta Omega chapter, the Haunted Spook Trail at the Brown Mansion on October 21, the Oklahoma State University Homecoming Walk-Around on October 13, and the Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat event on October 26.
Treasurer Jaycee Meek reported on stadium cleaning on Sunday afternoons while Bekah Morris reported on Raven Gear sales. Chapter Adviser Linda McFate announced that members would be attending the Dr. Alan Lightman lecture at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin on October 5. McFate also reported that the grape harvest at the Osage Springs Vineyard had been a success, and that the national Who's Who recognition program was canceled for this year.
The first general membership meeting will be September 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Weinberg Hall Room 128.