|State President Sherri Wagemann, Area VI Liaison Nancy Sheng and Area VII Liaison Garrel Lindberg joined members of Beta Kappa Chapter Oak Harbor for their delightful annual tea event.|
It was a lovely day of sunshine as Area VII Liaison Garrel Lindberg and I drove from the Seattle area northward to Oak Harbor. As we entered the Oak Harbor Presbyterian Church, we were welcomed with warm greetings and smiles, beautiful tables adorned with floral arrangements, bright crisp linens, and a wide array of teapots and teacups all designed from the fancy to the whimsical. The Beta Kappa Chapter members brought their own special tea and luncheon settings and lovingly prepared all of the wonderful tidbits for the affair. We were definitely all enjoyed the elegant event.
Trays of delicious finger sandwiches, delectable desserts and hot tea were enjoyed by members and their guests, followed by a silent auction of several baskets filled to the brim with wonderful surprises. Chapter President Kris Bishop explained that Beta Kappa's Annual Tea event not only helps to raise funds for scholarship awards for young senior high school women who plan to enter the field of education after graduation - a long-standing tradition for these members, but also helps to create more awareness of our DKG organization while enhancing DKG visibility throughout the Oak Harbor community.
Beta Kappa partnered with this organization to help raise scholarship funds. Through the sale of bracelets, necklaces, lanyards etc., the chapter earns 50% of the sales, while at the same time helping impoverished families.
Guest speaker Lindsey Perkins gave a very interesting overview of history and study of Chinese medicine. She had the opportunity to participate in an intensive two year study and experience in China and shared her expertise in the use of medicinal herbs and acupuncture - an alternative method of healing.
I had an exquisite time visiting with the members and guests, and I want to thank the Beta Kappa members for my lovely potted plant...It's beautiful!!!