Submitted by Xi Iota Phi Chapter
The ladies of Xi Iota Phi have had a wonderful fall full of activities and meetings.
We started off in October with our meeting at the home of Karen Blau, keeping with our theme she spoke of her friendships that had influenced her life. Our social for the month was a trip to the National Frontier Museum in Independence followed by lunch. As our service project for the month we donated to Children’s Mercy Hospital and those that got to go went to lunch afterwards.
One of our members, Lisa Addington, participated in the Rebelle Rally, a navigational rally from Lake Tahoe to the Imperial Dunes at Glamis Ca. Lisa is the first woman from the state of Missouri to compete in the Rebelle Rally.
November’s meeting was held at Karen Sutton’s home. Karen shared about how her friends had been important in her life and she shared a poem about friendship. November’s social for the month was an evening at the Dazzling Divas fund raiser for K.C. Cancer Action. Our very own lovely Chris Smith was a model for the event.
We also went to Powell Gardens to enjoy the Christmas Light Festival and we finished off the evening with dinner at Captain’s in Grain Valley.
In December we had our Christmas meeting at the home of Cathy Talley, our program consisted of each of us sharing our favorite Christmas memory and holiday song. We enjoyed appetizers that we all brought and of course each other’s company. We exchanged secret sister gifts and our gifts for each other.
We started off our year at the home of Debbie Reardon, she continued our theme by sharing about her friendships and some of the special gifts she had received as a result of them.
Members brought food items to be donated to the Community Services League for the month of January for our service project.
We look forward to an exciting new year as we continue to grow in our lasting friendships and our service to our community.