The Alpha Iota Chapter of Kappa Kappa Iota met Monday evening, Nov. 4, at the Faulkner County Library.

As Kappas entered the meeting room, they brought food items and paper products to be given to Bethlehem House, which is their philanthropic project for November. President Amber Horn will deliver the items to Bethlehem House.

Special guest speaker for the meeting was Mrs. Wanda Landers, monthly presenter at Mid-Day Manna at Woodland Heights Baptist Church. In her inspirational presentation, she reminded the Kappas of how God took care of the children of Israel for 40 years, and that He can take care of each of them. She encouraged each one to stop and remember that she has a powerful God. Those present were also encouraged to read and obey God’s Word.

Tricia Moix, vice-president, presented Mrs. Landers a gift of appreciation, a loaf of pumpkin bread.

A poem titled “Thanksgiving Thoughts,” was presented to those in attendance.

The tables in the meeting room were covered with leaf-covered cloths and centered with gold pumpkins surrounded by fall-colored leaves. The serving table was covered with a leaf-covered cloth and centered with a glitter pumpkin holding a fall flower arrangement. Hostesses served trail mix, cheese log with crackers, chocolate chip cookies, prune cake and sodas.

The hostesses presented the door prize to Sara Andrews. It was the glitter flower-filled pumpkin from the serving table. Serving as hostesses were Linda Wall, Clara Rose Simon and Mary Jones. Terri Seiter received the raffle item, an apple-shaped bowl filled with candy.

The next meeting of the group will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at the Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St. Kappas should bring gifts to present to the Faulkner County Senior Citizens to be used as Bingo prizes.

The Senior Citizens is the Chapter’s philanthropic project for December.

Members should bring $1 for the raffle item and $1 for the Arkansas Epsilon State Scholarship. Hostesses will be Terri Seiter, Danette Fiddler and Lou Ann Pew.

Junior Auxiliary
of Conway

Junior Auxiliary of Conway welcomes its incoming provisional class for the 2013-14 year. This group of ladies has shown interest in the Junior Auxiliary of Conway and will be trained for six months, as well as attend Chapter meetings and projects to determine if they wish to volunteer their time to their community through this organization for the next five years.

Junior Auxiliary is a national non-profit organization that encourages members to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children.

Junior Auxiliary of Conway was chartered by a group of caring, enthusiastic women and continues to grow and thrive throughout Faulkner County. Volunteers work tirelessly throughout the year on a variety of projects that focus on local children and families in need of assistance.

Junior Auxiliary of Conway is a part of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA), a non-profit organization founded in 1941 with headquarters in Greenville, Miss. NAJA has more than 13,500 active, associate, and life members in 101 chapters in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.

The NAJA slogan is “Care Today – Character Tomorrow” and when teamed with the current focus of the Association, Junior Auxiliary Chapters are working more than ever before to increase awareness of child health and welfare and how it affects their futures.

For information on Junior Auxiliary of Conway, visit our website at www.jaconway.org. For more information on NAJA, visit www.najanet.org.

TOPS AR 0541, Conway

Here it is November already and our chapter, TOPS AR 0541, Conway (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) has been very active in our endeavor to lose weight sensibly. So far we have lost 95 pounds for the year. Top loser this far is Kathie Laca; she has lost 47 pounds this year. She attributes her success to a lifestyle change in her struggle to get fit. She is an example for the chapter members to make the right choices and inspires us to do so. Keep it up Kathie!

As a chapter we are making some contributions to the community. We are committing to collecting food and sundry items needed by Bethlehem House. Also, we are committed to support the Conway Senior Wellness and Activity Center as they move into their new facility. We will accomplish this with various fund raisers throughout the year.

We are getting ready for the holidays and all the temptations of the great cookies, candies, cakes, pies and other unhealthy foods that come around this time of year. This starts with our “Triple Crown” contest, in which we must not have a weight gain during the holiday season. As you can imagine this is not an easy feat and will take all of the will power we can muster to win.

Our chapter meets each Tuesday at the McGee Center, 3800 College Ave. Weigh-in starts at 9:15 a.m., meeting starts at 10 a.m. The meeting lasts for an hour and we usually have a program on weight loss tools. We get guest speakers from all over the Conway area and they present very insightful and inspiring programs.

Everyone is welcome to visit a meeting free for the first visit. For information on TOPS, call Peggy, 514-0823, or Sandy, 329-0558. Go online to www.TOPS.org.

Conway Shakespeare Club

The Conway Shakespeare Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St. Carolyn Lewis and Mary Ferguson will present a program on Agatha Christie. Co-hostesses will be Julie Adkisson and Gay Moore.