February 2023                                   website-www.zetachapter.com


Dear Sisters,

Seeing the sun the last few days has certainly improved my mood! How about you? We have just finished our January Executive Board meeting, hosted by Marilyn Weaver at Bonaventure. We decided that we should cancel our Zoom meeting for February and return to the church. We will be in a different room due to our change in date. Details below:

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023 at 4:00 p.m

Place: FUM Church second floor, first room on the right

Teri has an informative program planned and a service project which she will tell you about in the Program Spotlight.

The Board discussed the following:

1.    Our Chapter Rules which Denise Perkins and I updated with help from Sherri Wagemann, President of Eta Spokane. We will vote on these at our February meeting if a quorum is present.

2.    Program plans for the spring meetings.

3.    Possibility of changing area workshops to quadrant workshops. Rationale:
 Some areas only have one chapter.
 Distances between chapters are often prohibitive for attendance.
 Difficulty in producing new programs due to lack of resources or ideas   
 Two workshops in fall, two in spring could be offered by the four quadrants.

4.    June luncheon: Cathy Reasor and Teri St. Jean will plan for date, place, etc.

5.    Upcoming Service projects:
 March: ESL program at FUMChurch
 April: Haven of Hope (women’s shelter)
 May: Bruce Hotel (women & children’s shelter)

6.    Healthy Chapter Survey from WSO:  Each member will be asked to complete this survey to help us determine what we can do to increase membership, improve programs and meetings, connect members with each other.

7.    Chapter brochure: The template from state was updated for our chapter by the president. Discussion offered additions and amendments which the president will apply before taking it to the printer. These will be taken with our mittens and hats to schools in the valley next week.

Rosa Eilert, President


ROBERT SEZS: The minutes of a meeting are a legal document and must be approved
                               by the members, as they can be used as evidence in a court case.

                                                                              Marilynn Weaver     DKG Parliamentarian


View art every day

Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep every night

Schedule a flu shot

Try Nordic walking

Eat more fruit


“Don’t let it lay, put it away”



Talk about


The Chelan County PUD is doing just that in a really BIG way these days.  Come hear Dan Frazier, Director of Shared Services. He is the head of the construction of the new building complex in Olds Station and the re-development of the old 5th street PUD property. He will share information on those two BIG things, as well as the plans to build more sub stations, how to keep parks and trails open to all, how to honor their vow to protect the environment, how they keep rates among the lowest in the country, how they provide water and waste water service in general, and their goal to enhance the quality of life here in Chelan County.

Our meeting with him will be at the Methodist Church,
Wednesday, February 15 at 4:00. 
We will be upstairs this month in the first room to the right.

See you there.    Teri

Our service project this month, in keeping with the ‘electric’ theme is a ‘bright one’.  Please bring a couple of light bulbs for the Light House Rescue Mission.

We will see that they get them ASAP.   Thank you

Delta Kappa Gamma -  January 10, 2023 4:00 PM -   ZOOM Meeting 

Members present were President, Rosa Eilert, Program Chairperson, Teri St. Jean, Parliamentarian, Marilyn Weaver, Tammy Lopushinsky, Sharon Paine, Denise Perkins, Vinnie Lee, Sue Lawson, and Sherry Schreck, Recording Secretary. 

 Pat Bennett Forman, Delta Kappa Gamma State President from the Kitsap area, joined us for our meeting. She indicated that the state has made a brochure to recruit members.  She urged us to come up with ideas to recruit members.  Pat announced that our State Convention is April 28th and 29th, 2023.

 The DKG Board Meeting is January 24th, 1:00 pm, at Bonaventure. 

 Denise Perkins, Betty Carrick, and Rosa will be meeting to update bylaws and rules.  Rosa will also be joining the State Board Meeting Thursday, January 12th at 7:00 pm.  They will be discussing bylaws and rules to coordinate with the international organization.

 In terms of our “mittens and hats” service project, Rosa has contacted three of Wenatchee’s low income elementary schools.  She will also consult with Eastmont schools and a special needs pre-school. She also helps out the Humane Society with toilet paper rolls that are toys for dogs.  She urged each of us to support our non-profit organization and share with members of our group at the February 15th meeting.  That meeting will host Dan Frasier of the PUD on our ZOOM get-together, led by Program Chairperson, Teri St. Jean.

 Teri introduced Mr. David Kazemba, our speaker from Overcast Law.  He is involved with Wills, Probate,  Estate planning and retirement and handles simple, small estates to larger ones.  His office is in the Morris Building, and he is a Gonzaga Law School graduate.  He helps with advance planning; assets administration; an instruction manual; probate and legal proceedings to pass on property at death.  A simple Will is enough.

 He discussed Durable Power of attorney and Power of Attorney; Health Care power of attorney; end of life planning; appointing an agent to act on your behalf; Advanced Directives such as a Living Will, End of Life planning.  He uses “Five Wishes” to start a conversation between loved ones.  A Last Will and Testament will dispose of assets according to one’s wishes; Intestate Succession; a Spouse receiving all of community property; children; parents; brothers and sisters.  Also, there are the Requirements of a Will:  an Executor, non-intervention powers without bond; bequests; signed and witnessed and other formalities.  Assets are listed, and Probate and non-Probate elements such as 401 K, life insurance, annuities, Washington State Retirement.  A Community Property agreement filed upon passing of the first spouse gives all property to the other spouse.

Trusts were discussed and Vinnie Lee asked about Special Needs Trusts.  There are a variety of trusts, including discretionary trusts and settlements trusts. For most people a Will is good enough.  Member questions referred to Time Shares (can be complicated) and disposing of farm property, etc.

David Zazemba, Overcast Law Offices 23 S. Wenatchee Ave.  Suite 320 (Morris Building); 509-663-5588.   He generally has clients fill out an Estate Planning Questionnaire. 

 Both Pat Bennett Forman and David Zazemba were thanked by their appreciative ZOOM audience.

The Casino trip is in need of more members attending, and Denise Perkins should be notified soon. 

Pauline Peterson is doing well with her health; Arlene Jones fell and broke her leg and underwent surgery; she is now in Room 113 at Colonial Vista, according to Sue Lawson. 

Program Chairperson, Teri St. Jean, provided a lovely Raffle Basket that was won by Denise Perkins, and Teri will deliver it. 

President Rosa Eilert adjourned the ZOOM Meeting on a positive and upbeat note.

Respectfully yours -  Sherry Chastain Schreck - Rcording Secretary 


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Zeta Chapter Officers

President-Rosa Eilert, Area 8 Liaison
1st Vice-President-Teri St. Jean - Programs
2nd Vice-President- Mardine Larsen - Membership
Treasurer- Maria Diaz
Recording Secretary -
Gloria Waddell/Sherry Schreck
Corresponding Secretary - Cathy Reasor
Parliamentarian - Marilynn Weaver
Past President - Geneva McCoy Jardine