WEIRTON - The October meeting of the Alpha Tau chapter of WV Alpha Delta Kappa was held at the Swaney Memorial Library. The meeting was called to order by President Fran Jones. The Thought for the Day, "Information Please," was given by Chaplain Donna Durkin. Roll call was taken and communications were read by Shirley Washam, corresponding secretary. Minutes of the previous meeting were distributed by Donna Bohach, recording secretary. Treasurer Stacy Slack provided the financial report. Committee reports were also given.
The program featured area cooking author, Theresa DeCaria. The group participated in her demonstration of two recipes from her book "The Table My Mother Set." She has received five national awards and one international award for her book which is based on DeCaria's mother's recipes and traditions.
In celebration of Alpha Delta Kappa month, a special program on the founders of Alpha Delta Kappa was presented by the hostesses. Hostesses for the meeting were Jeanne Barrett, Susan Gracie, Velda Icard and Rita Schmitt.
EAST LIVERPOOL - The Ethel Chambers Service Group met at Adrian's Restaurant to celebrate its 80th anniversary. The group was founded in 1932 when a group of ladies at Second United Presbyterian Church on St. George Street, met and formed a group dedicated to the support of a missionary couple in India. They were Hubert and Ethel Chambers. They left East Liverpool to begin a ministry at Gordon College in Rawai-pindi, now a part of Pakistan.
As years progressed, the congregation of Second U.P. merged with Grace Presbyterian on Virginia Avenue in the late 1970's. The group of ladies decided to stay together renaming it the Ethel Chambers Service Group. There have been many different members since then representing a lot of different churches. At present there are three churches represented.
Carol Dawson had the devotions. Her topic was "Through Love, Serve One Another." Scripture references on "serving" were read by each member.
Leah Bosco read the history of the group and Jane McDaniel told of past and present members. Favors were a Bedside Blessing book and a group picture from Jane McDaniel and a small candy dish from Carrol Frederick. McDaniel was recognized for being a member for 58 years.
The next meeting will be in November. Flo Calhoun and Frederick will be hostesses and Dawson will be program leader.