Rhonda Cavinder and Shirley Fosler of the local Zeta Eta chapter of Tri Kappa recently attended the 59th State Convention of Tri Kappa, held in Indianapolis. As delegates, they attended business sessions and educational workshops, and sold the local chapter’s Tri Kappa ribbon, vinyl clings, and handmade cards. The Fine Arts winners from Province Conventions were on display, and Joan Byer of the Knox Zeta Eta Chapter received a second place on her entry in the Green Craft category, a quilt made from neckties.
Tri Kappa is a statewide philanthropic organization known for it’s work in charity, culture, and education. It has nearly 9,000 members in 146 Active and 115 Associate Chapters throughout the State of Indiana. The local Zeta Eta Chapter was established in 1961 and now has 32 members. Projects undertaken include raising money for scholarships, awarded through the Starke County Scholarship Foundation, Co-sponsoring the Chicago Shakespeare Theater for Starke County middle school students, and sponsoring monthly Bingo for a local nursing home. Other activities supported include Starke County 4H programs, Jr. Achievement, Fine Arts Camps, Special Needs Camps, and Music & Art Awards.