Zeta Gamma Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha met for a special dinner at the Elks Lodge in Great Bend on Feb. 25 to honor the chapter’s Outstanding Sister for the year, Jeanette Shirer. She was presented with a gift and an Outstanding Sister charm. Jeanette fIrst joined Alpha Tau Chapter in Hoisington in 1952. She went inactive for a period of time to raise her children and to help her husband with his work. A couple of her former Alpha Tau sisters from Hoisington had joined Zeta Gamma in Great Bend and encouraged her to become active. She has been active in Zeta Gamma for five years helping in anyway she can. She is Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee that is responsible for fund raising to help with philanthropic projects.
Fund raising projects include bake sales, meat raffle from Mike’s Meat Market and a Pampered Chef party. The international philanthropic project of ESA is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The members of ESA have given St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital $150 million in cash and pledges. There are several state philanthropic projects that Zeta Gamma participates in, the most well-known is probably Heartspring in Wichita. Local projects participated in are Barton County Food Bank, Family Crisis Center, Camp Hope, Humane Society and
Hoisington Food Bank.