Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Kansas State Council’s Autumn Board meeting was held at Heartspring Campus Conference Center in Wichita on Nov. 5-7th. Kim Kummer, Lisa Baum and Coleen Cape, members of Delta Tau Chapter in Great Bend were in attendance. Kummer, Kansas State Council President, presided over the weekend activities which included presentations from Heartspring staff Kim Becker and Lindsay Dutton updating members on the Occupational Therapy room and the current project of building a tree house adaptable for children in wheelchairs. Verleene Warner, Director of Music, directed the Choral Sensations (Heartspring Children’s Choir) in their music presentation. Heartspring (formerly the Institute of Logopedics) is a worldwide learning center for children with special needs. ESA has supported Heartspring philanthropically for over 60 years.
Dan Curtis also from Great Bend presented information on Honor Flights for WWII Veterans to kickoff ESA’s National Hope for Heroes week along with a visit from several Andover American Legion Riders. Saturday evening was spent filling 42 boxes with donated food, snacks, toiletries, and activities to be sent to the troops serving in Iraq & Afghanistan. The weekend concluded with a board meeting on Sunday followed by a planning meeting for the IC Convention to be hosted by the Kansas State Council, July 2011 in Overland Park.