The regular meeting of Delta Epsilon Chapter met on November 11 at Behind the Red Door in Woodville. Visitors attending included Area 2 Coordinator Mary Luethemeyer, Liz Connell, Sheryl Mitcham, Susan Jackson, Donna Bronson, and visiting presenter Sharon Brown. Melinda Stryker gave the blessing of a Veteran's Day Prayer and a meal from Behind the Red Door was served along with birthday cupcakes representing a tribute of 65 years of Delta Epsilon.
Sharon Brown gave a heart-felt tribute remembrance of Phillis May Hull. Mrs. Hull was initiated into Delta Epsilon in 1973. She was president from 1980-1982. The Golden Rose Award was received during her reign. Mrs. Hull gave 35 years of service in education. She received many distinguished awards throughout her career. Several members shared their fond memories and all agreed that she will be remembered as an encourager and loving sister. The family wanted everyone to receive a Gold Dollar and remember Mrs. Hull as "Jesus Loves You and So Do I." Mrs. Hull was responsible for many current and past members being initiated and inducted into Delta Epsilon.
Karen Butler, Livingston chapter sister and 1st Vice President, shared how her students honored Veterans. Karen read The Wall to her students and they made their own "wall" making life connections to the book. The class also made thank you cards for military servicemen.
Karen continued with the Veteran's Day Service Project my collecting items for F.A.I.T.H. (Families and Individuals Thanking Heroes) packages. All guest and members signed a Christmas card to be sent. Candles were lit and names read of service men to honor within our chapter.
Lisa Collins gave the yearbooks and President Sherry Kenner closed our meeting with a reminder to take home a bouquet of the beautiful dry flowers collected from our last meeting activity.
The next meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. on January 13 at the Pine Ridge Elementary School Library in Livingston. If you are a teacher teaching in Woodville or Livingston ISD, you are invited to attend the first meeting of the new year.