OHIO STATE COUNCIL
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Volume 70, issue 1
August , 2011
Kathi silvey, president
What a wonderful time working hard to make Inside this issue:
we had at the Interna- sure everyone has a
Installation/Easter Seals 2
tional Convention! It sure great time in the after-
does get me excited noon. Of course I will put Circle of Life/Chaplain 3
about our upcoming my twist on a morning of Membership/Education 4
year. With ideas about Leadership. Chapter/ Foundation 5
membership growth, fun So, I really hope every- OSC September Meeting 6
meetings and work- one can make it to Lead- MARC Meeting 7
shops, Hope for Heroes ership so we can all ―Kick
events, St. Jude ideas and ESA/ MARC 8
Up Our Heels in ESA‖
much more. together!
I hope everyone is get- Love and Laughter,
ting excited about get-
ting together in Septem- Kathi
Kathy Silvey, Flag Cere- OSC Officers
ber for Leadership. I
know Gamma Kappa is mony at IC Convention Kathy Silvey, President
1st Vice President
S a n dy L ac k e y, 1 s t V i c e P r e s i d e n t 2nd Vice President
It looks like plans for our uled for September 24 at iar faces this coming year at all Brenday Meyers,
upcoming gatherings the Good Shepherd of our events. Corresponding Secretary
are going to be just as Church. I have to side Don‘t forget to let us all know Kathleen Sewer,
fun and exciting as last with Kathi that we are of any events your chapter is Recording Secretary
year. . . the only excep- both scared of perform- planning so we all can partici- Elaine Harrison, Treasurer
tion being that Kathi ing to past expectations. pate. I know there is a large
group of ladies working on Kim Roman, Parliamentarian
Silvey is going to be our However, maybe we
‖leader.‖ She is such a both can bring new light both the Dayton Walk and the Shirley Krcmar, Editor
Cincinnati Walk (Florence Mall)
fun loving person to be- and excitement to the Judi King, Jr. Past President
being held in November, more
gin with that it all reflects group and we both details to follow.
on how much fun we promise not to let you
will actually have. down. Here‘s to kicking up your heels
with ESA and a fun filled year
Our Fall Council Meet- I hope to see a lot of new ahead.
ing/Leadership is sched- faces as well as our famil-
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Judi King, Elaine Harrison, Brenda Meyers, Mary Lykins, Kathi Silvey, Mary Lackey, Kathleen Seewer, Kim Roman, Shirley Krcmar
The 63rd Annual Ohio State Coun- chapters and to honor members for
cil Convention was held at the their years of service, etc. The rep-
Drawbridge Inn, Kentucky on May resentatives from We Care ex-
20, 21 and 22, 2011. Our honored pressed appreciation for support
guests were Judy Huntley, Interna- from ESA chapters.
tional Council Senior Past President Judi Grefer conducted a lovely cere-
and Brenda Meyers, Midwest Area mony installing the officers for the
Regional Council Past President. coming year. President, Kathi Silvey
Convention is the time to celebrate tells us to ―Kick Up Your Heels With
all the accomplishments of the ESA.‖
K ay w e n t z e l , e a s t e r s e a l s
I hope you are all surviving this un- one or two young people to camp the donations for Easter Seals Camp
believable heat!! It is brutal!! for a week next year. to her area. Thank you for these
I‘m looking forward to September Think about it and contributions from chapters and
and am anxious to discuss Camp plan to give me individuals. I know the campers
Hope with all of you. It costs $600 some good sugges- were glad to receive them.
to send one child to Camp Hope tions at the fall meet- Continue to collect your old
and this seems a bit much for one ing. phones, computer cartridges, etc.
chapter to do. I am hoping we can I would also like to for Cartridges for Kids.
get some ideas on how, as a state, say thank you to See you in September, Kay
we could manage to maybe send Shirley for once again transporting
VOLUME 70, ISSUE 1 PAGE 3
Madeleine Kurzynski, Circle of Life
When is the last time you looked Convention we will count the the monies collected will go to our
under your couch cushions? Do change and declare a winner. Of k i d s a t S t . J u d e .
you realize that you could have a course you can make this chal-
small fortune on your hands? Well So start lifting up those seat cush-
start looking now because this ions and get to work.
year we are having our first "Loose
Change Chall enge for St . This will be an exciting year because
Jude.‖ There are many different of the walk for St. Jude in Novem-
sources to find loose change such ber and new ideas that our junior
as your car, your pockets (any coordinator, Teresa Stewart will
body's pockets will do ), bottom of share. If you have not met Teresa,
your purse, and the list goes on. please introduce yourself in Septem-
ber. St. Jude has made a big impact
I will be supplying containers to in her life and I am sure she will be a
save your loose change at the Sep- lenge as fun as you want. Include big asset to our kids.
tember Council Meeting. At your friends and family as well. All
J oa n fa r a b e e , c h a p l a i n
Hello Ohio ESA! tive belief OR ―dip‖ from their daily. I challenge you along with
In June we had a wonderful, en- bucket by saying more negative Kathi, to become the ultimate en-
gaging planning meeting at our remarks. The following are five courager and ―bucket filler.‖
President‘s home, Kathi Silvey. strategies to use to ―fill a bucket.‖ Please email me with all of your con-
Kathi‘s theme, ―Kick Up Your Heels 1) Prevent Bucket Dipping-try to cerns and celebrations. Hopefully
With ESA‖ is one of encouragement make 5 positive interactions for with all of our bucket filling, we will
and ―paying it forward.‖ As Kathi ONE negative in turn see many celebrations this
said many times during the plan- 2) Shine a Light on What is Right- year not only in ESA, but in our per-
ning meeting…‖making people feel focus on what is right, no mat- sonal lives as well.
important is what ESA is all about.‖ ter how small I do have three celebrations to share
And, of course, in fun, ―Cinderella is at this time. On May 26, our Shirley
proof that a single pair of shoes can 3) Make Best Friends-fill a person‘s
bucket in your first interaction Krcmar welcomed into the world
change a life.‖ If you were not her great grandson, Noah Anthony.
there, I can assure you, you truly 4) Give Unexpectantly-even a As well, our Judi King welcomed her
missed an event! With those smile will work great grandson Kale on June 15.
thoughts in mind, I would like to Our Monica Eck is happy to report
share with you a book about en- 5) Reverse the Golden Rule-Do
unto others as they would that her son, Jonathan, is getting
couragement and ―paying it for- married on February 11, 2012 to
ward.‖ HAVE you do unto them.‖
Christine Gillenwater in Ft.Myers, FL.
Keeping in line According to
Daniel Kahne- Also, please continue to keep Joan
with Kathi‘s ..the book “How Full is Your Bucket?” and Bill Peddicord in your thoughts
desire to en- man, a Nobel
is a wonderful example of how we can Prize-winning sci- and prayers as Bill‘s cancer has
courage people spread. Words of encouragement
constantly, the indeed change a person’s positive entist, we experi-
ence approxi- would surely be appreciated at this
book ―How Full t i m e .
is Your Bucket?‖ mately 20,000
moments every day. Wow, that is a Love and hugs,
is a wonderful example of how we Joan
can indeed change a person‘s posi- lot of opportunities to fill buckets
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Sandy fuller, membership
A new year is about to begin and friendship and respect for our fel-
I‘m looking forward to hearing from low members.
you as to what plans you have to
increase your membership! Please put recruiting of new mem-
bers as a top priority in your chapter
and help ESA to grow, grow, grow!
If there is anything I can do to help
you achieve your goals, please let
me know! I look forward to hearing
from you as to what your ideas are
and how I can help you achieve
We have a great opportunity to success!
invite new friends into our wonder-
ful circle. ESA has so much to add
to each person‘s life both through Two things you can never have too
many of: Good Friends and Good
commitment to wonderful philan-
thropic projects and the real gift of
S h i r l e y k rc m a r , a s s o c i at i o n o f t h e a rt s
We have a new category this year You just need to think of one thing sword, curl your tongue up, do
and it gives every member an op- you do well and you have an entry body painting, etc.
portunity to express their talents. as a talent. Of course, the same old categories
―ESA Ohio‘s Got Talent‖ and you Some possibilities are: baking, gar- are available too: Visual Art, Litera-
need to start think- dening, sing- ture, Photography, Music and
ing about it right ing, playing an Crafts.
now so you can be “ESA Ohio’s Got Talent” has a new instrument OR Remember, Kathi will be pleased
ready to ―show category that will work for all members of surprise me with your participation and I will be
your stuff‖ at con- Ohio State Council. with an ability ecstatic!
vention in 2012. to swallow a
K at h y s o lt, e d u c at i o n a l d i r e c to r
Sisters, I know you have exciting If you want to simply e-mail your Webmaster Judi Grefer
programs planned for the year. We monthly report, that would be fine.
(as in your Ohio State Sisters) would At least let me know your theme or The Ohio website has been updated . .
certainly like to hear about them. programs that have been planned.
Please send some new pictures to post.
We all love to share good ideas. Also, if you are a chairperson with a
Kathy Solt form on the website, now is the time to
review it and let me know if there are
VOLUME 70, ISSUE 1 PAGE 5
Beta Psi Mary Cox, Teresa Stewart and Judi Thank you to the Ohio attendees for
Grefer attended the International their help with the School Supply
I was trying to think of something
Council Convention in Overland Project at the convention. The pro-
clever to say but failed to come up
Park, KS in July with glittering ruby ject was a huge success and I know
with anything, so I‘ll just say it . . .
slippers for the St. Jude Munchkin the children in need in the state of
IT‘S HOT OUT THERE!!!
March. (It was HOT there too!) We Kansas will be very thankful as they
Beta Psi, along with the other Cin- had a great time along with the rest begin the year with a backpack filled
cinnati chapters, has been meeting of the Ohio attendees and enjoyed with supplies. Also, I know Teresa
to plan the first Greater Cincinnati St. just hanging out together. was very proud and honored to pre-
Jude ―Give Thanks Walk‖ to be held sent Ohio‘s St. Jude contributions at
at the Florence Mall on November the banquet. Considering the large
19. We are very excited to once projects we have lost during the past
again have an opportunity for a couple of years, Ohio did GREAT!
large St. Jude fundraiser in the Cin-
Other than that, the Beta Psi mem-
cinnati area and have enjoyed work-
bers are enjoying (or will be enjoy-
ing with our new ALSAC rep, Alicia
ing) the usual summer vacations and
Buren. All ESAers, family members
activities while trying to stay cool. We
and friends are welcome to work on
hope all of you are doing the same.
planning the project, work at the
walk or to form a team to walk. If
you are interested in participating, See you all in September!
please let me know.
Judi Grefer, President
E S A F o u n dat i o n N e w s
B r e n da M e y e r s
Congratulations to the three out-
standing Ohio students who won
scholarships this year: $750 awarded to Kathryn Krebs,
Jackie Young Honorarium General
Endowment—$1,000 awarded to $750 awarded to Crystal Riley,
Sarah Mallory, Russells Point, Ohio. Maysville, Missouri.
Ohio State Council/Nancy
Waymire Memorial Endowment—
$500 awarded to Amanda Young,
Parr Family Memorial Endow-
ment—$2,000 awarded to Pamela
Mills, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The MARC Endowment awarded ESA‘s grand total of $9,142,732
was presented to St. Jude at our
International Convention in July. Theresa Stewart presents Ohio‘s
$63,491 for St. Jude
ESA Ohio State Council Meeting
Hosted by Gamma Kappa
Date: September 24, 2011
Location: Good Shepherd Church, 8815 E. Kemper Road,
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Time: Light breakfast at 8:30am, Meeting begins at 9:00 am
Registration Cost: $20.00
Lunch & Charming Charlie Fundraiser: 12:00 pm – 2pm.
Prepare to be ‗Charmed‘ by your Gamma Kappa sisters! Members of Gamma Kappa will provide
transportation to the nearby Deerfield Towne Center shopping center where you can grab a bite to
eat at one of the many restaurants in the complex. (Panera, Claddagh Irish Pub, Jimmy John‘s subs,
Qdoba, McAllister‘s Deli are a few examples of the great places to eat!) Please note lunch is not in-
cluded in the council meeting registration. When you are finished with lunch, you can make your
way to Charming Charlie to participate in the fundraiser benefiting each of OSC philanthropic pro-
How does this ‗Charming‘ fundraiser work? Your council meeting registration fee includes a wrist
band that allows you 20% off Charming Charlie merchandise- it is that easy! Simply register for the
meeting and you are on your way to supporting Multiple Sclerosis, JDRF, & The Cure Starts Now!
Cake will also be provided by Charming Charlie!
For those not familiar with Charming Charlie, it is a fashion accessory boutique that provides afford-
able and color coordinated jewelry, handbags, scarves and belts! Their website is
There will also be a state treasury raffle held at the church.
ESA Ohio State Fall Council Registration Form
Name of Chapter: ______________________ Number of Attendees:________
Names of Attendees: ____________________________________________________________
Please send to: Monica Eck, Gamma Kappa Treasurer, 8940 Charleston Creek Dr.
Mason, OH 45040
Directions to Good Shepherd Church:
Take I-75 or I-71 to I-275 East. Take Exit #50- US-22/OH-3 toward Montgomery/Morrow. Turn right
off exit onto Montgomery Road. Go about a mile then turn right onto E. Kemper Road. Good Shep-
herd Church will be on your right a little more than a half mile down the road at 8815 E. Kemper Rd.
OHIO STATE COUNCIL OF Where the spirit of caring and sharing
EPSILON SIGMA ALPHA lives in every member. . . .
Shirley Krcmar, Editor
4096 Watercourse Drive
EPSILON SIGMA ALPHA INTERNATIONAL
Medina, Oh 44256 “ESA came into being in 1929 because a group of women
felt the desire to learn, grow and serve together—and they
did something about it! In the small town of Jacksonville,
We‘re on the Web
Texas, they began meeting as a group, seeking the way to
best fulfill their dream.”
Today Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) International is still “a
special organization-an organization that is truly defined
by the hearts of its members.” “Through ESA, men and
women of all ages, backgrounds, and interests are united
by the desire to make a difference in the lives of others-as
well as their own.”
Check out our website and share it with your friends
Treasured memories of marc
Midwest Area Regional Conference The installation of officers and din- Sunday morning a Celebration of
will be held October 14-16, 2011 in ner on Saturday evening rivals the Life is held. This is a meaningful
the Doubletree Hotel, 10 Brickyard same outstanding activities at the IC time to remember members who
Drive, Bloomington, Illinois, All Convention. are no longer with us.
Ohio ESA members are also mem- Brunch and a short meeting
bers of MARC so plan to attend this end the Sunday program
event with members from the ten and you are on your way
other states and guests from across home with your ―Treasured
the country. Memories of MARC‖ includ-
On Friday, great workshops are ing time spent with new
planned for you by Joyce Reed, friends and friends of many
Workshop Coordinator. The busi- years from other states.
ness meeting will be held Saturday Check your reMARCs news-
and then you‘ll want to explore the letter for hotel information,
Marketplace. Booths at the Market- registration and travel infor-
place give you a chance to shop for mation or go to the MARC
special gifts for Christmas, birthdays, website but don‘t miss this
secret sisters, etc. The Friday night special event in your ESA life.
Mixer will seem like party time.
Was this just last year????