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The Gamma Phi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met at the Cabool United Methodist Church on Saturday, Feb. 12. After executive board meeting and business meeting concluded, Ava members presented a friendship-themed program.
The program opened with a mini-concert presented by members of the Ava Life Church youth band. The musicians included brothers Ed and Jimmy Roffman, Kari Arington, Cody and Matt Freeman, and Buster Davis. Songs played were Stand By Me, Living on a Prayer and Heaven Let Your Light Shine Down.
Cathy Lawler’s Getting to Know You activity consisted of matching the names of pairs of friends from books, TV shows and movies.
Venae Heier gave the devotional which was an alphabetical listing of friendship traits and a shared reading from Ecclesiastes.
Mindy Pinckney and Vicki Dudley presented a Powerpoint program on Peer Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS). The program is used daily in Ava Elementary classrooms. Students use peer partners to practice saying sounds, blending sounds, reading sight words and reading stories. The Powerpoint program ended with a humorous Prezi of friendship characteristics that incorporated movie and TV clips.
Members then enjoyed a tasty luncheon of chicken casseroles, salads, breads and desserts provided by the Eunice Whitaker Circle.
Tables were decorated in a friendship theme by Ava members. Vases of paper-crafted buttons included snapshots of friends and past Ava members.
Each Gamma Phi member also received a loaf of “friendship” homemade bread which had been made by Suzette Litwiller’s mother, Sue Turley.
The next meeting of the Gamma Phi Chapter will be Saturday, April 9, in Cabool.