The Arkansas Epsilon State Kappa Kappa Iota (KKI) Spring Board Meeting was held Saturday, February 3, 2018 in Conway.

The group of Kappas met at the First Church of the Nazarene Brick House. Members of the Alpha Iota Chapter of Conway served as hostesses and greeted the Kappas as they arrived.

Debbie Witt, Arkansas Epsilon State KKI president from Dardanelle, conducted the meeting. She welcomed those present. Sharon Balloun, past president also from Dardanelle, led the group in reading the Code of Ethics. Michele Phillips, president elect from Greenwood, brought the inspirational thoughts.

The group made plans for the Arkansas Epsilon State KKI Convention to be held April 14, 2018 at the Valley View Church of Christ in Greenwood. Registration will begin at 9 a.m.

Plans were also made for the National KKI Convention to be held June 24 - July 1, 2018. It will be a cruise hosted by the Florida State Chapter. At least six Kappas plan to represent Arkansas at this convention.

The tables were covered with brown cloths and decorated with gift cookie packages tied with gold and purple ribbons, KKI's colors, prepared by Sue Gates, an Alpha Iota KKI member. Brunch was served from a bar decorated with a brown cloth and displaying the KKI emblem, a framed needlepoint of the Kappa flower (the purple violet) and a basket of purple violets.

The needlepoint was made by Hazel Frazier Loyd in 1971, mother of former member Hazel Seay and the emblem was painted by LaVonne Harrell, a former member.

Brunch included breakfast casserole, doughnut holes, assorted fruits, mixed nuts, raspberry pastry and mini-muffins offered in three flavors; banana nut, orange-cranberry and blueberry. Orange juice and coffee were provided as well.

Alpha Iota Chapter President, Elizabeth Humphrey, thanked those in attendance and welcomed them to Conway. Danette Fiddler of Conway won the door prize of a purple planner and two purple pens.

At the conclusion of the event, Mrs. Witt encouraged all to attend the State convention in Greenwood, April 14.