|(front row center) Jessica Tufts 2018 State RRPSF Margaret L. Harvin Scholarship Recipient|
On Tuesday evening, February 20, 2018, I had the pleasure of joining fourteen dynamic of women of Beta Upsilon who braved the wintry night chill to enjoy a Chinese meal at the Siam Restaurant in Grand Coulee, WA. The 6 pm meeting began with introductions of three prospective members, and special recognition of Beta Upsilon member Jessica Tufts for being selected as the 2018 State RRPSF Margaret L. Harvin Scholarship Award recipient.
|Sandy Ross CARE💙NET|
Through the CARE💙NET Earn While You Learn program, the mommies are able to earn points by completing a variety of educational materials. The points can then be spent in the center's Baby Boutique, which is filled with everyday items needed for their baby. Inspired by this point system, Beta Upsilon seeks to partner with the center to provide a literary program (books, videos, curriculum etc.) to help these young women learn about the importance of reading to their young children.
After the business meeting, the focus turned to the DKG Washington State Purpose-Filled PurseTM unity project. I had the opportunity to share my inspiration for this project by telling about Nancy Yarbrough and her Fresh Start Learning, Inc. Foundation (https://www.freshstartlearninginc.org/)
Twenty-four gently loved purses & bags were filled to the brim with personal hygiene products and letters of hope. The women were excited to work on this project and look forward to donating the purses to women in need at a local shelter and Chapter President Caryn Mills will bring at least one purse donation to the state convention in April.
|Guest presenter Sandy Ross & State President Sherri Wagemann|