Epsilon Sigma Alpha International
Colorado State Convention
May 21, 22, 23, 2010
“ESA – The Sister Act”
Hostess: Colorado Lamplighters
Canon City, Colorado
May 21, 2010
Executive Board Luncheon
President Shirley Telinde welcomed everyone to her Executive Board Luncheon at 1PM.
Invocation - Chaplain, Judy Barker
Executive Board Meeting followed the luncheon. President, Shirley Telinde thanked her elected officers,
appointed officers and committee chairmen for their hard work during the year. She presented each with a gift.
Friday Night Mixer
“Featuring Fish on Friday”
Hostesses – Bobbie Hawkinson and Doris Sutherland
Opening welcome by Convention co-chairmen, Lamplighters Billie Jean Farnham and Nancy Cameron
Friday night mixer began with an old fashion “Cake Walk”. Prizes were different cupcakes and assorted items.
Lamplighter hostess, Bobbie Hawkinson called BINGO.
Invocation was given by Chaplain, Judy Barker
Bobbi Hawkinson led everyone in singing Happy Birthday to Emily Westfall from Sigma Rho.
Presentation of Awards Patty Ehrlick, Senior Past President/Awards Chairman assisted by IC
Representative, Judy Huntley. Patty Ehrlick read a poem “My Favorite Lighthouse” by Snow Betty Frost
Easter Seals Awards – Jr. Easter Seals Chairman, Barbara Preston in the absence of Betty Ziska,
Senior Easter Seals Chairman
Barbara thanked everyone for their donations to the Mountain of Towels for Easter Seals –
everyone was asked to bring up their items for Rocky Mountain Village.
Easter Seals Awards – Monies
1st Place – Zeta Tau # 2064, Colorado Springs - $2,042.75
2nd Place – Chi Kappa #5129, Denver - $1,044.75
3rd Place – Gamma Chi #3668, Loveland – $741.05
Easter Seals Awards – Hours
1st Place – Zeta Tau #2064, Colorado Springs – 120 hours
2nd Place – Gamma Chi #3668, Loveland – 50 hours
3rd Place – Chi Kappa #5129, Denver – 40 hours
Lamplighters entertained us by singing “Dancing in the Streets”
Membership Awards: Presented by Marjie Hottinger, Membership Chairman
Marjie Hottinger reported that there are 536 members, 46 chapters and 13 new pledges in
New Pledges receiving Awards:
Marlene Hewitt - #1774 Zeta Rho, Aurora
Margaret Hamann - #3878 Zeta Chi, Fort Collins
Maggie Roll - #1774 Zeta Rho, Aurora
Susan Brown - #3878, Zeta Chi, Fort Collins
Gayle Schladale - #1896 Epsilon Epsilon, Denver
Karen McLaughlin - #3878 Zeta Chi, Fort Collins
Diane Branham - #1896 Epsilon Epsilon, Denver
Shari Owens - #4016 Zeta Omicron, Cedaredge
Jeanne Barnes - #2064 Zeta Tau, Colorado Springs
Rhonda Gold - #4016 Zeta Omicron, Cedaredge
Adreanna Casper - #2064 Zeta Tau, Colorado Springs
Angie Zimbleman - #5442 Kappa Iota, Golden
Debra Goallippo - #0535 Alpha Nu, Akron
Membership Growth: Chapters with most pledges
1st Place – Zeta Chi #3878, Fort Collins - 3 new members and 1 reinstatement
2nd Place – Epsilon Epsilon #1896, Denver - 2 new members
Zeta Tau #2064, Colorado Spring – 2 new members
Zeta Omicron #4016, Cedaredge – 2 new members
3rd Place – Kappa Iota #5442, Golden – 1 new member
Sponsoring new members:
1 Place – Hellen Hagel, Zeta Chi #3878, Fort Collins
2nd Place – Rita Roth, Epsilon Epsilon #1896, Denver
Circle of Life Fundraiser Event – “St. Jude’s Parade of the M&M’s”
Gert Ohlander, Sr. Circle of Life Coordinator and Deb Curley, Jr. Circle of Life Coordinator
Publicity/Outreach Awards/Report- Anita Miller, Publicity Outreach Chairman
Thanked the chapters who sent in their reports and encourage more chapters to turn in their
reports the next year.
The Outreach Award includes anything the chapter has done as a contribution of your time for
the community and getting the ESA name out to the public.
1st Place – Gamma Chi #3668, Loveland
2nd Place – Beta Alpha #5416, Aurora
Publicity reports were judged on timeliness, neatness, content and completion of the form.
1st Place – Zeta Chi #3878, Fort Collins
2nd Place – Gamma Chi #3668, Loveland
3rd Place – Alpha Omicron #770, Salida
Golden Lamp Awards/Reports – Vickie Martinez, Golden Lamp Editor
Vickie reported that she started with a balance of $342.00, deposits of $292.00 and expenses of
$513.43 leaving a balance of $120.57. Thanked everyone for sending articles in.
Golden Lamp Awards – Council
Denver Alpha Council
Denver Epsilon Council
Golden Lamp Awards – Chapters with 5 articles
Chi Kappa #5129, Denver
Epsilon Epsilon #1896, Denver
Kappa Iota #5442, Golden
Zeta Chi #3878, Fort Collins
Zeta Rho #1774, Aurora
Gamma Omega #0306 Akron – Honorable mention with 4 articles
ESA Foundation Report – Kathy Ellingson, ESA Foundation Counselor
President, Shirley Telinde read a letter from Jan Jones, ESA Foundation Chairman and
presented Kathy Ellingson with a certificate for her work as our ESA Foundation Counselor.
Kathy reported she received a notice that the Kay McLaughlin Memorial Scholarship will not be
awarded this year unless they receive $500.00 before May 31, 2010.
Gamma Chi #3668, Loveland has been working on funding the scholarship they started and
Kathy Ellingson announced that the scholarship is now fully funded.
Colorado ESA Day/Flag Presentation – Presented by Anita Miller, Publicity/Outreach Chairman
Anita Miller presented President, Shirley Telinde with a proclamation from Governor Bill Ritter
declaring October 15 as ESA Day.
Shirley Telinde was also presented with the Colorado flag that was flown over the capitol on
April 23, 2010.
Educational Awards – Pam McGee, Educational/Workshop Chairman
Pam Mcgee reported she enjoyed serving as our Educational Director. She had a great time
with Tom Munch as he entertained us with the history and songs from the Royal Gorge and the
old west. In March, Maggie Sefton shared how she became a successful mystery writer and
actually makes a living from her stories.
Ten chapters sent in Educational reports throughout the year. The topics (that go with the
chapter presidents theme) this year were:
Quilts (history and design)
Kinds of Birds
Many Faces of ESA (interests/trips of chapter members)
I’m Crazy About….. (passions or interests of chapter members)
Modes of Transportation
Community Service and Our Well Being
Our Flower Basket of Learning (various programs on crafts)
Faith, Hope, Charity (various field trips to creative businesses)
Live, Love and Laugh (members experienced various presentations about
Colorado history, current topics and places to visit.)
Pam wished that more chapters would send in their Educational reports; there are so many
more interesting topics. She would like to suggest to the next Educational Director to consider
discontinuing the use of the Evaluation Forms. After reading all the reports, it really doesn’t add
to the presentations and they aren’t judged on them.
Educational Awards – Top three reports
1st Place – Delta Theta #1890 – Yvonne Farrell
2nd Place – Eta Lambda #2421 – Debbie Gonzales
3rd Place – Zeta Rho #1174 - Pat Frisby
Golden Link Award – with 6 Educationals or More
Yvonne Farrell – Delta Theta #1890, Denver
Debbie Gonzales – Eta Lambda #2421, Cortez
Pat Frisby – Zeta Rho #1174, Aurora
Pat Riley – Beta Alpha#5416, Aurora
Phyllis Vrbas – Chi Kappa #5129, Denver
Jennie Staritzky - Alpha Phi #327, Golden
Vernice Self – Alpha Tau #757, Craig
Lori Anderson – Kappa Iota #5442, Golden
Kathy Garrison – Epsilon Epsilon #1896, Denver
President/Elect Bonnie Gillmore introduced candidates for office for 2010 – 2011 with a skit “Woman of
the West Hollywood Squares” hosted by Jumpin’ Judy Huntley, IC Representative
Parliamentarian – Kathy Garrison
Treasurer – Rita Martin & Vickie Martinez
Recording Secretary – Lori Anderson & Betty Ziska
Corresponding Secretary – Kathy Ellingson
Vice President – Pam McGee, Mary Humphrey & Joan Snyder
President/Elect- Cathy Westlake (as Dolly Darling, the dumb blond)
President – Bonnie Gillmore (Billy Bob the Country Pumpkin)
Convention Bids – Kathy Westlake, Vice President
2011 – Zeta Rho & Alpha Gamma – Holiday Inn - Lakewood
Convention skit by Zeta Rho – Alice in Wonderland
2012 - Beta Tau & Zeta Omicron - Doubletree - Grand Junction
Cathy Westlake & Doris Sutherland
Convention Theme - “Carnival in Venice”
2013 - ___________________________________
Presentation of the Scrapbook – Mary Guida, Scrapbook Chairman
President, Shirley Telinde was presented with her scrapbook
Convention Registration Winner – Billie Jean Farnham and Nancy Cameron, Convention Co-Chairman
Winner – Paula Lieberman
Presidents’ Workshop with continental breakfast, 7:30 AM at Hedley House
Billie Jean Farnham announced that the IC Convention goers meeting will be held in the Benedict
Room at 8 AM Friday morning
Bobbi Hawkinson showed us “Sister Doris”, a doll that will be raffled off on Sunday morning.
Pam McGee, Educational/Workshop Chairman announced that the book club will meet at the Hedley
House right after the mixer is over.
Bobbi Hawkinson called BINGO for one more game
First General Assembly
Saturday, May 22, 2010
President Shirley Telinde called meeting to order at 8:55 AM
Presentation of the Flags – Ceremony presented by Lamplighter President, Cindy Powers
ESA Flag – Judy Huntley, IC Representative (Iowa)
ESA Foundation Flag – Barbara Hill (2005-2006 State President)
ESA All Faiths Flag – Sandy Alexander (2008-2009 State President)
Colorado State Flag - Alice Robinson (2004-2005 State President)
American Flag – Gertie Chapin (1983-1984 State President)
Pledge of Allegiance - Recited by all
Opening Ritual – Recited by all
Thought of the Day – Chaplain, Judy Barker - Poem “A Lighthouse unto Thy Feet” by Marilyn Ferguson
Introduction of officers by President, Shirley Telinde
First time convention goers in attendance received a little token for coming to convention.
General Order of Business
Roll Call – Joan Snyder, Recording Secretary (based on registration)
ESA Members - 99
Colorado State Council Officers - 25
Chapters - 22
DESA/ELAN - 4
Lamplighters - 19
Councils - 6
MAL - 1
Guests - 6
Total in attendance: 119
Minutes: Joan Snyder, Recording Secretary
Recording Secretary, Joan Snyder moved that the minutes from the Spring Board meeting be
accepted as reviewed and approved by the Minutes Review Committee and posted on web.
President Shirley Telinde stated no second was required coming from a committee. The
minutes were approved.
Correspondence: Lisa Holt, Corresponding Secretary
Regrets from Jean Kump
Regrets from BJ Clark – ESA Headquarters
Thank you note from Bertha Shepard ( Patty Ehrlick)
Thank you from Sharon Wilson, Executive Director from Freedom Service
Rules of Convention
Hellen Hagel, Parliamentarian
Treasurer’s Report: Mary Humphrey, Treasurer
Beginning Balance - $ 7,121.65
Total Income - 6,221.85
Total Expenses - 3,301.23
Net Profit - 2,920.62
Ending Balance $10,042.27 as of May 20, 2010
Lamplighter President, Cindy Powers mentioned that when the budget was approved it was not
possible to pay the Convention Registration fee for all the Elected Officers. Betty Ziska, Chi
Kappa #5129, Denver questioned the outstanding bills yet to be paid. Mary Humphrey said
there were only a few small bills yet to be paid, therefore, the Executive Board will be
reimbursed for their registration.
IC Junior Past President, Message, IC Workshop – Judy Huntley
Judy Huntley talked about her life and family. She talked about her son who was violently ill at
the age of 4. She also talked about her most embarrassing moment, which took place at John
Talked about IC President Jamie Atchison’s theme “Believe”, to discover the qualities,
characteristic and/or ideas that are most important to each of us.
Try new things in your chapter. Have fun and let your community know who you are and getting
Judy Huntley asked for all those who pledged a new member this year, all the new pledges and
any DESA’s and Élan’s come forward and receive a crocheted book marker from her.
Talked a little about the upcoming IC Convention in Minnesota. There will also be a food drive
during the convention and the community will be involved as well. The hotel has offered to be
the drop off for the food. The food will go to Second Harvest.
St. Jude is being hit like so many other organizations with having to lay off employees.
Donations have been down plus monies invested were lost as well.
Easter Seals also is in need of help especially with their program Camp Hope. It helps the
children of soldiers coming back from Afghanistan to help each other.
The Hope for Hero’s event held on November 7 -14, 2009 was a big success. There were many
events to honor our military. Judy Huntley passed out red, white and blue bead necklaces for
each of us to wear.
Judy Huntley did a workshop. First, she had everyone use one of the index cards they were
given and put down what you would like to see happen on the IC level including IC convention.
Potato exercise called “There’s more To It Than Meets the Eye”. Each row was given a potato
to examine and answer some question on the potato. She had brought these potatoes with her
on the plane.
On the second card we were asked to put our names on it and list our passion(s) and/or talents,
these were collected and given to Cathy Westlake.
The third card was for everyone to put down what they felt needed to be trashed or changed on
the state council level. We were not to put our names on the cards these were given to Bonnie
Educational Fund Report – Nancy Cameron and Joyce Fuller
The Colorado State Leadership and Educational Fund Certificate (CD) has a balance as of May
1, 2010 of $6,216.81. All interest from this account was transferred to the savings Account.
Since May 17, 2009 the savings account has been credited with monthly interest and quarterly
interest from the CD account in the amount of $105.62. A total of $527.35 was disbursed from
this Savings Account - $427.35 for Leadership Seminar fees and $100.00 for a guest speaker at
Spring Board Meeting.
Account balance as of April 30, 2010 is $1,979.03
Joyce Fuller made a recommendation that some of the money be used to pay the Leadership
Seminar fee for the President Elect to attend. The Vice Presidents fee is a budgeted item.
Proposed By-Law Changes – Hellen Hagel, Parliamentarian
Hellen explained that that the use of chairman is the common generic term to be used in they
Submitted By-law changes:
Article III OFFICERS, Section 3
Motion to accept change – Cathy Westlake, Zeta Omicron #4016, Cedaredge
and seconded by Ann Bowey, Alpha Nu #535 Akron
Motion was defeated
Amendment was made by Hellen Hagel to keep article as is with Easter Seals as
a two year term and the membership chairman shall be removed.
Motion to accept the amendment change, Cathy Westlake, Zeta Omicron #4016
Cedaredge and seconded by Vickie Chavers-Bruso, Epsilon Epsilon #1896,
Article VI DUTIES OF OFFICERS, Section 6
Motion to accept change Vickie Martinez, Zeta Rho #1774, Aurora
Seconded by Bonnie Gillmore, Gamma Chi #3668, Loveland
Discussion with regard to IC credentials in the article. Cards are no longer
needed and need to be removed.
Amended by Vickie Martinez, Zeta Rho #1774 Aurora to take out the IC
Credential cards portion. Seconded by Vickie Chavers-Bruso, Epsilon Epsilon
Amendment – passed to accept change and remove IC Credential cards.
Section 7 – Motion by Jody Karr, Zeta Rho #1774, Aurora
Seconded by Joan Snyder, Kappa Iota #5442 Golden
Section 15 – Entire section is to be removed
Motion by Pam McGee, Gamma Chi #3668, Loveland
Seconded by Jody Karr, Zeta Rho #1774, Aurora
Section 18 – Delete proposed bylaw change by Gertie Chapin, Beta Epsilon
#357, Fort Morgan
Seconded by Vickie Chavers-Bruso, Epsilon Epsilon #1896, Denver
Motion made by Jody Karr Zeta Rho #1774, Aurora to accept the bylaw change
and seconded by Mary Humphrey, Beta Alpha #5416, Aurora
Motion to remove this section for by-law changes due to the above changes
already made by Betty Ziska, Chi Kappa #5129, Denver
Seconded by Vickie Chavers-Bruso, Epsilon Epsilon #1896, Denver
Motion made by Vickie Chavers-Bruso, Epsilon Epsilon #1896 Denver to remove
section on Desa/Elan Coordinator
Seconded by Mary Humphrey, Beta Alpha #5416, Aurora
Article IX COMMITTEES, Section 5
Motion by Maxine Smith, Zeta Chi #3878 Fort Collins made to remove both
Membership Chairman; Add-President Elect and ESA Foundation Counselor.
Seconded by Pam McGee, Gamma Chi #3668, Loveland
Hellen reported that the ESA Foundation should not have been listed. Motion
made by Hellen Hagel, Zeta Chi #3878, Fort Collins; seconded by Mary
Humphrey, Beta Alpha #5416, Aurora
Section 6 – No vote needed
Section 7 – Motion made by Patty Ehrlick, Sigma Rho #5014 Loveland to accept
as amended earlier; seconded by Pam McGee, Gamma Chi #3668 Loveland.
Article XI VOTING
Section 5 - Election of Officers
Motion made by Cathy Westlake, Zeta Omicron #4016, Cedaredge
Seconded by Patty Ehrlick, Sigma Rho #5014, Loveland
Section 6 – Other Voting
Motion made by Maxine Smith, Zeta Chi #3878
Seconded by Judy Barker, Gamma Chi #3668, Loveland
Introduction of 2010 – 2011 Candidates: Bonnie Gillmore – President Elect
Kathy Garrison, Epsilon Epsilon #1896, Denver
Rita Martin, Chi Kappa #2286, Denver
Vickie Martinez, Zeta Rho #1774, Aurora
Lori Anderson, Kappa Iota, #5442, Golden
Betty Ziska, Chi Kappa #2286 Denver
Kathy Ellingson, Gamma Chi, #3668 Loveland
Mary Humphrey, Beta Alpha, #5416 Aurora
Pam McGee, Gamma Chi, #3668, Loveland
Joan Snyder, Kappa Iota, #5442, Golden
Cathy Westlake, Zeta Omicron #4016, Cedaredge
Bonnie Gillmore, Gamma Chi #3668, Loveland
President Shirley Telinde asked if there were any nominations from the floor for each office, hearing
none, the offices were declared closed.
Balloting Procedures: Bonnie Gillmore, President Elect
Balloting will be done as you leave the First General Assembly. All ballots must be cast
before the luncheon. Should there be a tie; delegates will be asked to reassemble
immediately following the luncheon.
You will vote by entering the number of chapter votes in one box under each office.
Fold the ballot only once.
Delegates will be asked to state chapter name and her name as the ballot is placed in
the ballot box.
Educational/Leadership Program: Pam McGee, Educational/Workshop Chairman
Pam McGee said she will have the educational reports in the foyer of the Benedict Room for
everyone to look at and for chapters to pick up their reports. The top three educationals are to
be left and will be sent on to IC convention for judging.
Gert Ohlander asked for the time of the luncheon be verified since there were two different
Betty Ziska had not arranged for Easter Seals to pick up the mountain of towels and needed
volunteers to take them. Vickie Martinez offered to deliver the items to the Easter Seals offices
Saturday, Awards Luncheon
Presidents’ Workshop with Continental Breakfast was held in the Hedley House from 7:30 AM to 8:30AM with
Junior Past President Sandy Alexander conducting the meeting. Approximately 35 chapter presidents and
Lamplighters were in attendance. Sandy discussed the importance of developing the ability to motivate others.
She also discussed the qualities of motivational leaders. Organizing a good meeting was discussed by the
group. Many good ideas were presented by those in attendance.
IC Goers meeting was held in the Benedict Room with President Elect, Bonnie Gillmore presiding.
Approximately 12 members were in attendance. Bonnie discussed the IC agenda and who would like to attend
the Wednesday morning workshops. She talked about all the events that will be going on as well.
Hostess: Alice Robinson and Pat Bernhardt
Invocation- Judy Barker, Chaplain
Presentation of Awards – Patty Ehrlick, Senior Past President/Awards Chairman
Judy Huntley, IC Representative
Circle of Life/ALSAC: Gert Ohlander, Senior Circle of Life, Deb Curley, Junior Circle of Life
Gert Ohlander thanked everyone for all they have done for St. Jude Children’s Hospital this
Deb Curley helped Gert Ohlander this past year. Gert Ohlander developed a program to
educate the chapters about the children of St. Jude. She also developed a plan to encourage
members to raise funds and had raffle items for State Convention.
Deb Curley reported that she co-chairs one of the St. Jude Radio-thons run by ALSAC this past
year. Deb was disappointed to find out that the Junior Circle of Life Coordinators would not be
brought to the hospital for training.
Deb Curley – Chapters Monies raised
1st Place – Zeta Tau #2064 Colorado Springs - $16,647.78
2nd Place – Zeta Rho #1774 Aurora - $11,333.77
3rd Place – Theta Eta #2830 Denver – 3,308.89
Gert Ohlander – Chapter Hours
1st Place – Zeta Tau #2064 Colorado Springs – 269.5 hours
2nd Place – Zeta Rho #1774 – Aurora – 106.5 hours
3rd Place – Alpha Nu #535 Akron – 80 hours
ALSAC Awards – Bonnie McCalmont - ALSAC Representative
Bonnie thanked everyone for all their work and donations to St. Jude. She reminded everyone
to go on U Tube and check out the videos that can be downloaded for us to use.
June 18, 2010 – KYGO/St. Jude Radio-thon
November 20, 2010 – “Give Thanks” Walk in Colorado Springs (possible of a
walk up North – no information at present time)
Bonnie reported that ALSAC is still working with the State of Colorado to have a dream house in
Certificates of Appreciation were handed out to all chapters who donated to St. Jude
DESA/ELAN – Patty Ehrlick, Senior Past President/Awards Chairman
All the DESA/ELAN’s were asked to come forward to be recognized.
Dani Freels – Beta Alpha #5416, Aurora
Vivianna Ehrlick – Sigma Rho #5014, Loveland
McKenzie Bernhardt – Gamma Chi #3668, Loveland
Dakota Schlager – Alpha Beta #5390, Fruita
Haley Holt – Zeta Rho #1774, Aurora
Kali Jones – Alpha Beta #5390 Fruita
Disaster Fund Award: Sandy Alexander, Junior Past President/Disaster Fund Chairman
Sandy reported there were 24 chapters, 4 councils and 6 individuals who donated to the
Disaster Fund this year. Colorado had one request for assistance. Total monies received -
1st Place – Alpha Phi #0327, Golden
1st Place – Kappa Iota #5442, Golden
2nd Place – Beta Tau #0472, Grand Junction
2nd Place – Chi Kappa #5129, Denver
2nd Place – Alpha Gamma #174, Denver
2nd Place – Theta Eta #2830, Denver
3rd Place – Zeta Tau #2064, Colorado Springs
1st Place – JoAnn Singley
2nd Place – Pat Bernhardt
2nd Place – Nancy Cameron
3rd Place – Dorothy Roy
1st Place – Lamplighters
2nd Place – Northeast Council
Philanthropic Awards/Report: Rita Martin, Philanthropic Chairman
Rita hopes that more chapters would send in their reports. Just think what a statement we
could make at IC if all chapters reported their good works.
Total chapters participating - 16
Total hours – 14,194 hours
Total monies and goods donated - $202,758.00
Total miles traveled – 36,293 miles
Awards for the most hours
1st Place with 2,403 hours – 12 members – Chi Kappa #5129, Denver
2nd Place with 1,941 Hours – Alpha Tau #757, Craig
3rd Place with 1,487 hours – 20 members – Gamma Chi #3668, Loveland
Awards for the most monies donated
1 Place with $52,294 – 17 members – Zeta Tau #2064, Colorado Springs
2nd Place with $35,817 – 12 members – Chi Kappa #5129, Denver
3rd Place with $20,843 – 15 members –Theta Eta #2830, Denver
Outstanding Pledge Award - Patty Ehrlick, Senior Past President/Awards Chair
1st Place – Susan Brown – Zeta Chi #3878, Fort Collins
2nd Place –Wendy Gleason – Gamma Chi #3668, Loveland
Pioneer Woman Award – Patty Ehrlick, Senior Past President/Awards Chair
LaVergne Reale – Alpha Lambda #0231, Greeley
Scrapbook Awards – Patty Ehrlick, Senior Past President/Awards Chair
1 Place –Alpha Omicron #770, Salida
2nd Place – Chi Kappa #5129, Denver
1st Place – Zeta Rho #1774, Aurora
2nd Place – Sigma Rho #5014, Loveland
Distinguished Athenian Award: Pam McGee, Education/Workshop Chairman
Yvonne Farrell – Delta Theta #1898, Denver
Lamplighter, Alice Robinson reported that the Centerpieces and the extra nun figurines were for sale for
Announcement party is in the Monastery Parlor from 3 – 4 PM all the candidates and Lamplighters are
invited to attend. Refreshments were being served.
Saturday Night Banquet
“Sisters Night out Banquet”
Hostess – Patty Ehrlick and Joyce Fuller
Installation of 2010-2011 Colorado State Officers
Installation ceremony was conducted by Bobbie Hawkinson, Pat Bernhardt and Judy
Huntley, IC Representative.
Introductions - Shirley Telinde, Colorado State President
Invocation – Chaplain, Judy Barker
Acceptance Message/Special Announcements – Bonnie Gillmore, 2010-2011 Colorado State President
Bonnie Gillmore gave her acceptance speech and introduced her family in attendance.
Bonnie’s theme this coming year is “Catching the Dreams of ESA”
Entertainment – “Encore” Canon City High School
A donation was taken up as a donation for the group.
Presentation of Awards: Patty Ehrlick, Senior Past President/Awards Chairman assisted by Judy
Huntley, IC Representative
5th Degree Pallas Athene Award
Mary Humphrey – Beta Alpha #5413, Aurora
Beverly Zion – Eta Lambda #2421, Cortez
20 Years – Phyllis Minch – Gamma Chi #3668, Loveland
25 Years – Deborah Strong – Chi Kappa #5129, Denver
Joyce Fuller –Theta Eta #2830, Denver
Lonetta McCormick – Gamma Chi #3668, Loveland
Pat Bernhardt – Gamma Chi #3668, Loveland
30 Years – Bobbi Hawkinson –Gamma Omega #4306, Akron
Lisa Holt – Zeta Rho #1774, Aurora
Mary Guida – Alpha Phi #0327, Golden
35 Years – Sharon Rogers – Theta Eta #2830, Denver
40 Years – Cathy Westlake – Zeta Omicron #4016, Cedaredge
Cleo Cinea – Zeta Rho #1774, Aurora
Kay Westlake – Zeta Omicron #4016, Cedaredge
50 Years – Judy Tate – Zeta Rho #1774, Aurora
Lee Francis – Alpha Phi #0327, Golden
55 Years – Doris Sutherland – Beta Tau #0472, Grand Junction
Chapter 50 Years of Service plus
65 Years – Beta Tau #0472, Grand Junction
Outstanding Chapter of the Year
1st Place – Zeta Rho #1774, Aurora
2nd Place – Gamma Chi #3668, Loveland
3rd Place – Chi Kappa #5129, Denver
Outstanding Woman of the Year
1st Place – Rita Martin – Chi Kappa #5129, Denver
2nd Place – Joyce Fuller – Theta Eta #2830, Denver
3rd Place – Mary Humphrey – Beta Alpha #5413, Aurora
Officers meeting (Retiring and Incoming, Elected and Appointed) at 7:15 AM in the Hedley House.
Memorial Service will begin at 8:30AM in the Monastery Chapel
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Memorial Service - Conducted by Chaplain, Judy Barker
Annette Londino – Kappa Phi
Karen Smith – Alpha Eta
LaVona Thomas – Alpha Delta
Janet Blandin – Zeta Chi
Bonnie Hartman – Epsilon Chi
Margaret Hill – Alpha Gamma
Lee Francis – Alpha Phi
Patty Wickstrom – Beta Epsilon
Pearl Wells-Wilkenson – Epsilon Epsilon
Susan Alexander-Bourke – Kappa Iota
Mary Lou Huerkamp – Zeta Omicron
Betty Oestman – Epsilon Epsilon
“Faithful Sisters Brunch”
Hostesses: Gertie Chapin and Cindy Powers
Invocation – Chaplain, Judy Barker
Second General Assembly
President, Shirley Telinde called meeting to order at 10:10AM
Lamplighter report – Cindy Powers, Lamplighter President
The Lamplighters gave $100 to the Encore entertainment group as a donation.
The Friday night “Cake Walk” brought in $200 which will go to State Council treasury.
Talked about the two scholarships they are in charge of.
Lamplighters are planning a retreat. Plans will be finalized later.
Treasurer’s final report – Mary Humphrey, Treasurer
Beginning balance - $ 7,121.65 (no change)
Income - 6,221.85 (no change)
Expenses - 4,476.23
Ending balance $ 8,867.27
Chaplain Report – Judy Barker
Thanked Shirley Telinde for asking her to be the Chaplain. She had the privilege of giving the
blessings at Zeta Tau’s Founder’s Day dinner. Sent out 102 emails, many with multiple
requests on them and sent out 48 cards.
She will send out an email advising all members on her chaplain list of the new incoming
chaplain for 2010-2011.
Travel Trophy Winner - Patty Ehrlick, Senior Past President/Awards Chairman
Winner – Zeta Rho - #1774 Aurora – 13 members for 1,430 miles
Patty Ehrlick thanked Judy Huntley, IC Representative for coming to convention and to Mary Humphrey
for her help with her Power Point Awards Presentation.
Convention report/ Lamplighters Nancy Cameron & Billie Jean Farnham Convention Co-Chairman
#Active members - 99
#of chapters - 22
#guests - 6
#MAL - 1
#/DESA/ELAN - 4
Total in attendance – 119
Nancy Cameron and Bill Jean Farnham thanked everyone helping with the wonderful
centerpieces and table favors at the different events.
Future convention sites, Cathy Westlake, Vice President
2011 Zeta Rho & Alpha Gamma – Holiday Inn, Lakewood
2012 Beta Tau & Zeta Omicron – Doubletree, Grand Junction
Cathy Westlake thanked the members for their help in sending her to the Leadership Seminar in
Still need either a chapter (s) and or council to come forward to host the 2013 State Convention.
Rocky Mountain Regional Roundup – Jody Karr, RMRC President
Rocky Mountain Regional Roundup will be held in McCall, Idaho on August 13, 14 and 15.
Registration form needs to be sent in soon, especially if you want to request one of the queen
Retiring President’s message – Shirley Telinde, Colorado State President 2009-2010
Presentation of Gavel
Shirley Telinde, Colorado State 2009 – 2010 President presented Bonnie Gillmore with the
Lowering and Raising of the Gavels – Judy Huntley, IC Past President
Judy Huntley lowered and raised the gavels for Shirley Telinde and Bonnie Gillmore
Installation of Shirley Telinde into Lamplighters: Cindy Powers, President
Shirley was joined by all the Lamplighters in attendance and was presented with her
Installation of 2010 – 2012 Lamplighter Officers – Lamplighter President, Cindy Powers
President – Alice Robinson
Vice President – Pat Bernhardt
Secretary – Patty Ehrlick
Treasurer – Jody Karr
Introduction of 2010-2011 Elected Officers by Bonnie Gillmore
President – Bonnie Gillmore
President-Elect – Cathy Westlake
Vice President – Mary Humphrey
Corresponding Secretary – Kathy Ellingson
Recording Secretary – Lori Anderson
Treasurer – Rita Martin
Parliamentarian – Kathy Garrison
Bonnie Gillmore added Joyce Fuller and Gertie Chapin on the Nominating Committee
Zeta Rho presented Shirley Telinde with a gift; a frame for the Colorado Flag she received on
Lamplighters presented Shirley Telinde, Judy Huntley, Nancy Cameron and Billie Jean Farnham
with a gift.
Vickie Martinez, 2009-2010 Golden Lamp Editor asked that everyone send in their June article
Bonnie Gillmore reported that information on her upcoming Fall Board Meeting will be in the
June Golden Lamp.
Vivianna Ehrlick presented Shirley Telinde with a small glass light house that plays “You Light
Up My Life”
50/50 Lamplighters – Winner of $355.00 was Betty Turetzky, Alpha Gamma
Easter Seals – one set of Butterflies – Patty Ehrlick, Sigma Rho and one set to Lillian Strong,
Easter Seals – Precious Moments Frog – Patty Ehrlick, Sigma Rho and the Precious Moments
Squirrel to Virginia Cromer, Craig
Gert Ohlander and Deb Curley gave out prizes to those who had unique ideas for raising money
for St. Jude Children’s Hospital
St. Jude - Money Blouse was won by Lisa Holt, Zeta Rho other items were raffled off as well.
“Sister Doris” doll was won by Billie Jean Farnham
Gert Ohlander reported that the M&M quarters raised approximately $2,235.00 for St. Jude
Bobbi Hawkinson reported that $133.00 was raised on the “Sister Doris” doll
Bonnie Gillmore reported that Lois Hepner has her charms for sale in the Foyer
Alice Robinson reminded everyone that the “Give Thanks Walk” will be held in the Chapel Hills
Mall in Colorado Springs on November 20.
Benediction: Judy Barker, Chaplain
Retiring of the Flags – Lamplighters
Lamplighter, President Cindy Powers read about the folding of a flag while six other Lamplighters
demonstrated how it is done.
Adjourning of the 64th annual Colorado State Council Convention:
Shirley Telinde, 2009-2010 Colorado State President, Adjourned the meeting at 11:45 AM
2009 – 2010 Colorado State Recording Secretary