Fidelis Gamma celebrates Sapphire Sisters

WEIRTON — The West Virginia Fidelis Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa International Sorority for Women Educators held their March meeting at Williams Country Club with President Jerry DeFilippo presiding. Hostesses Liz Pugh and Diane Higgins used the St. Patrick’s Day theme with green hats and candies on the table.

President Jerry DeFilippo welcomed the members and recognized four prospective members as Ruth Fuller introduced them. Since the group had not met since December, DeFilippo gave a report on the Tri-Chapter Brunch held on Dec. 1, 2018 in Steubenville, at Froehlich’s Classic Corner. She, also, gave a recap of birthdays celebrated during January, February, and March.

The Thought for the Day and prayer were given by Ruth Fuller in the absence of Chaplain Lisa Subrick. The selection shared was entitled “Spring” followed by a poem entitled “Awaken to Spring.” Fuller gave the blessing in preparation for the meal.

The December minutes were read by Bonnie Queses. The Treasurer’s Report was given by Fuller in the absence of Treasurer Carolyn Allison.

Member Nancy Deters reported on Alpha Delta Kappa Month by sharing the activities that took place in October 2018 to celebrate the event. Altruistic Chairmen Nancy Conley and Sandy Anderson listed the many donations that have been distributed in the name of Fidelis Gamma Chapter. Courtesy Chairman Pat Accettolo had sent many birthday cards, get well cards, thinking of you cards, and sympathy cards. Fraternity Education Chairman Diane Higgins presents information on the history and philosophy of Alpha Delta Kappa. Membership Chairman Fuller expressed her delight in having four guests attend.

Member Diane Higgins presented the Sapphire Sister Ceremony. She presented certificates and flowers to Sisters Ruth Fuller and Jerry DeFillipo for 35 years of service in Alpha Delta Kappa. Eva Belle Catlett , who was unable to attend, also became a Sapphire Sister. We appreciate these ladies.

Defilippo discussed the Directory and the upcoming Ohio Valley District Meeting being held on May 4, 2019 in Parkersburg, WV .

The next meeting will be held on April 4,2019 at Williams Country Club. Lisa Subrick and Susan Cullinan will be the hostesses.

The meeting was adjourned the with the singing of “The Lamp of Alpha Delta Kappa.”