Thursday, July 27, 2017

PAK End-of-Year Potluck In May

Welcome to our PAK Omega Chapter end-of-year potluck supper that was held at Janey and Bill Seabergh's lovely home at 201 Grinders Place on Friday, May 12th.    

Pam Melsheimer calling the girls to come so we could all say grace and start eating our meal.

As soon as we finished saying grace a big wind came up and blew the table umbrella up on the roof.  I did not get a picture of it because I was ducking and hoping it would not hit me as it came down from the roof.  A storm was brewing so we all had to go inside to eat.  The yard looked so nice with tables all around for us to eat outside but Mother Nature said otherwise.  

Bottle tree I took a picture of before the storm.

Left to right: Matt Hossley, Pam Melsheimer, Ginger Berney, Alice Hebler, Anita Zorn Hossley and Katie Hossley.

Fred Lee, Bill Seabergh and Tom Patin.  

Bill Seabergh and Tom Patin eating up!

Matt and Katie Hossley.

Left to right;  Chris Patin in blue/white, Louise Herrod, Bill Seabergh, Alice Hebler, Fred Lee, Cathy Lee, Olivia Lee at the sink and Janey Seabergh in pink.  

A wonderful time was had by all until September 2017.  

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Reminder - PAK End-Of-Year Potluck

Our May PAK end-of-the year potluck will be held on Friday, May 12th at Janey Seabergh's lovely home at 201 Grinders Place at 6:30.  The sorority will provide the meat and bring a side dish and/or dessert.  Husbands are invited!  Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Silent Auction Fun!

Our meeting last Wednesday (April 5, 2017) was held at the Senior Center and had a silent auction that was so much fun.  Table above was full of packages to be auctioned off.  The back table was full of donated goods for the Good Shepherd Community Center which was our Philanthropic for the month April.

Secret Sister gifts!

An up-close view of secret sisters gifts!  My secret sister gave me the "big" Easter basket and I was so proud to receive it.  

We had delicious Subway sandwiches with macaroni salad and all the trimmings. 

Delicious cheeseball, crackers and desserts of lemon bars and chocolate Easter cupcakes!

Love the centerpieces of chocolate foiled wrapped eggs!

Katie Hossley started the bidding but had a painful leg due to an accident and...

...then Lucy's daughter took over and did a fantastic job. 

Her Mom is making a bid on the gift that her daughter is holding.

Sold to Lucy!
Lucy looking at the bowl and told her to let me take a picture of it.

The bowl had Vicksburg, MS on it.  What a very nice prize!

Next, this big navy/white wrapped gift to bid on.

Janey Seabergh and Anita Hossley thinking about the bidding. 

Anita Hossley got the prize and was a beautiful pitcher and bowl. 

I love this!  Anita will really enjoy it in her home for years to come.

After our auction was over we had secret sisters presents to give out.  Everyone that attended had a great time and the food was delicious.  Our next meeting will be our end-of-year picnic and will be held at Janey Seabergh's home at 201 Grinders Place.  

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Prayers For Joshua

Our Omega Chapter President, Ginger Berney, needs our prayers and she is calling all her Prayer Warriors to pray for her son, Joshua!

In her own words:  Joshua is going to be admitted to Blair Batson on Monday for a 3-5 day stay for a video EEG. This test will hopefully provide the doctors with the information they need to decide if the "episodes" Joshua has been having over  the last few years are indeed silent seizures or not. We are praying and believing God will provide us and the doctors with answers so we can make a plan on how to better help Joshua and how to stop the episodes from happening. God is already answering prayers because the wait for this test is usually 6 months. Someone called us yesterday to tell us that someone else cancelled for this Monday. So we can take their place and not have to wait for Joshua's scheduled day in September! We are excited and nervous. Excited to finally get answers. Nervous because Joshua will not be able to take his seizure medications during the test. Joshua has been on seizure medicine since he was 6 months old. We essentially do not know him not on the medications. We will have to keep our focus on God through this all---- we know He will provide and comfort and give us strength to make it through one more trial. He has always held us and gotten us through every trial that has been thrown our way (and there have been many regarding Joshua). Please pray for our little guy who will hooked to an EEG machine the whole time (unable to leave his small hospital room. Pray for God to provide wisdom, guidance, and understanding to Joshua's doctors and medical team. And pray our family to be strong through it all. Samantha can be with us at the hospital during the day, but she will not be allowed to spend the night. This is going to be tough on Mommy for sure!!! Neither one of them have been away from Mommy at night. I will stay the night with one of them and Ernest will stay with the other. We did thankfully book a hotel for the week so we will never be more than 5 minutes apart. Anyway, sorry for the long post. My mind is running crazy now with trying to get everything ready. Thank you for the prayers. We will keep everyone posted next week.  

I will keep everyone posted here as well with his progress.  Marian

Joshua & Samantha

Update on Joshua!

Happy to be unattached from the 26 wires of the EEG machine and able to walk outside the 4 walls of a small hospital room!!!

So here is the doctor's report that I promised: Joshua will remain on his current seizure medicine because he still has potential to have seizures. They did not note any seizures while in the hospital-- which is great news! He is showing abnormal brain activity (epileptic forms) about every 2-3 hours during the day and about every 20-30 minutes at night. They only last 1/2 - 1 second each. It must last 10 seconds to be considered s seizure. He did not have any of the episodes we have been seeing at home while in the hospital. This was slightly disappointing to us as parents because we really hoped they could tell us what is causing the strange episodes. A typical episode looks like this: Joshua is completely happy and nothing happens, but he suddenly has a strange look on his face, his eyes look glazed over, he does not speak for a few seconds, he looks lost or confused, and then he becomes completely irritable and agitated or he starts crying. After he recovers, he usually gets very hyper and begins laughing a lot. We have no idea what is causing this. The neuropsychiatrist we see seemed to agree with us that it sounds like a silent seizure. But now the Neurologist says he does not think it is seizures and that we should talk back with the Neuropsychiatrist. Frustrating and aggravating-- it feels like no one can offer advise as of yet. But we are not defeated, we will keep pressing forward and waiting on God's perfect timing to provide answers or help or healing. Thank you again for all the prayers! We would really appreciate your prayers for Joshua (and us) any time you think about it. He is our little miracle and he is a testament to the fact that our God answers prayer and is still in the healing business. This Mama will never give up and I will always keep my faith in the God who has a perfect plan and purpose for my sweet boy!!! Leaning on the verse God gave me for Joshua before he was ever sick----- Jeremiah 29:11.  ~Ginger Berney

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

April Meeting & Auction

Date:  Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Time:  6:30 p.m.

Location:  Senior Center, 801 South Street

Hostesses:  Pat Tinney, Louise Herrod, Cathey Lee and Myrtle Alvarado

Auction:  Reminder - Bring your wrapped items for our regular auction to be displayed for bidding.

Philanthropic:  Good Shepard Community Center
Donate goods such as:
Paper towels
Toilet tissue
Baby wipes
Laundry detergent
Dish detergent
Liquid hand soap
Lysol disinfectant spray
Lysol all-purpose cleaner
Bathroom cleaner

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Reminder ~ March Sorority Meeting

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Time:  6:30 p.m.

Location:  Senior Center
                  801 South Street

Hostesses:  Myrtle Alvarado, Laura McCallum and Pam Melsheimer

Philanthropic:  Center for Pregnancy Choices (CPC)
1) Donate Toys for infants and toddlers
2) Donate Size 2 Diapers or 80 count baby wipes.

3) Baby Food
3) Donate Financially


A St. Patrick's Day Theme!

Mardi Gras Fun

Our Sorority Sister, Lucy Spangler having some fun on Fat Tuesday! 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

A Reminder Of Meeting Change!

This coming Wednesday, March 1, is Ash Wednesday and will have our regular meeting the following Wednesday on March 8. 

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Time:  6:30 p.m.

Location:  Senior Center
                  801 South Street

Hostesses:  Myrtle Alvarado, Laura McCallum and Pam Melsheimer

Philanthropic:  Center for Pregnancy Choices (CPC)
1) Donate Toys for infants and toddlers
2) Donate Size 2 Diapers or 80 count baby wipes.

3) Baby Food
3) Donate Financially

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sorority Sister In Hospital

Please keep our sorority sister, Joan Donovan, in your prayers.  She went in the hospital yesterday for tests and may go home tomorrow.  Hopefully, the test will come back in her favor.  Get well soon Joan and may God Bless You!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Prayers Needed

Asking prayers for Ina Whittington's daughter, Rhonda and for Laura McCallum's mother, Connie Greer, who used to be in our sorority.  They are both having a lot of health issues and in need of our prayers.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Omega Chapter Meeting Reminder

Date: Wednesday, February 1st.

Time:  6:30 p.m.

Location:  Janey Seabergh
                 201 Grinders Place

Hostesses:  Anita Hossley, Dinnie        Johnston and Janey Seabergh

Philanthropic:  Haven House

Speaker:  Lee Ann Stuart

Lee Ann Stuart speaking to our Omega Chapter secret sisters about Mary Kay Cosmetics.  Louise Herrod was made-up while Lee Ann passed around some Mary Kay cosmetics for us see and experiment some of their products.   

Saturday, January 7, 2017

PAK Omega Chapter Tea Party

Date:  January 11, 2017

Time:  6:30 p.m.

Location:  Dinnie Johnston's Home
              1407 Chambers Street

Hostesses:  Lucy Spangler, Katie Hossley and Chris Patin

Philanthropic:  Warren County Children's Shelter

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