COLUMBIA CITY — Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority recently hosted National Vice President Margy Stinson from Zeta Chapter in Huntington, for inspection. The evening began with dinner at On the Square.
Following the dinner, members met at Grace Lutheran Church where Sandy Whiteleather led chorus practice with Myra Schmidt accompanying. Numbers rehearsed were “Over the Rainbow,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “A Spoonful of Sugar.”
Whiteleather also conducted the business meeting. The convention planning committee reported updates. Rehearsals for a performance at Timbercrest in North Manchester were discussed. Inactive member Mary Jane Peeler has been visited by several members.
Stinson led an informal inspection of the chapter. She asked members to share fine art activities they participate in outside of sorority. Activities included choir, cross stitch, quilting, collecting antique dolls, playing ukulele and posting YouTube videos of performances, and playing trumpet for inspirational choir productions. Stinson has given a program on Doris Day recently.
Stinson asked what members like about sorority. Fellowship was the first response, followed by the chance to be creative. Having themed programs for the year results in interesting and varied responses. When asked what they’d like to change, the response was that they’d like more intergenerational involvement.
Treasurer DiAnna Weiss presented Stinson with an engraved heart-shaped charm and treble clef guard from the chapter.