Saturday, December 9, 2017

"Filling the Cup" Makes an Impact

Honoring Our DKG Heritage: Eta Chapter was organized April 18, 1942 in Spokane by Florence Peterson, Alpha Sigma State President.  Since its creation, Eta Chapter has served a wide range of urban and rural members in and near Spokane.  There are members from Kettle Falls, Davenport, Ritzville, Sprague, Cheney and various areas of Spokane.  The early years were spent with wartime activities, study of legislation, and teacher recruitment.  In 1943, a study of "Pioneer Women in Education" was begun.  Pioneer teachers were honored at a special program.  A sculpture, "Pioneer Women," was made by Nan Wiley and placed in a Spokane museum. (from Golden Anniversary of Alpha Sigma State 1941-1991).

   

Eta Chapter (Spokane) members donned their gay apparel and gathered together for their annual holiday brunch on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the beautifully decorated Manito Golf & Country Club.



 It was a festive affair with music provided by members Paula Clark on harp & piano, and a fun sing-a-long of holiday carols led by Heather Clark-Villa. 


Eta Chapter Second Vice-President Joan Polzin introduced guest presenter Christine Weaver, Lawyer and Founder of the local non-profit organization Breast Intentions. Members listened intently as Christine shared her passion to care by describing how the "Fill Your Cup" program provides professionally fitted bras to underprivileged girls and women. For the past three years, Breast Intentions has partnered with transition programs such as the Union Gospel Mission Crisis Shelter for Women & Children, Miryam's House, Transitional Living Center, Women's Hearth & New Leaf Bakery to help "change how women feel about themselves. It has made an immeasurable impact on vulnerable & underserved women in our community."

 Joan Polzin, DKG WSO President Sherri Wagemann,  Christine Weaver
Eta Chapter members donated 12 bras and $235 to support Breast Intentions' vision and outreach program to "bring out the beauty that all these women possess". For more information about this dynamic program visit: www.breastintentionsofwashington.org


Christine Weaver, Founder of Breast Intentions accepting Eta donations



Pat Voge and Rose Bruce visiting from Tau Chapter (Rosalia)


Mother Daughter members Barbara Teel and Katie Fisk

Eta Chapter President Rosemary Shockley and guest- daughter Tamatha 














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