Alpha Rho members and members of the Beta Zeta chapter from Green River and the Delta Chi chapter in Moab and other guests attended.
The 4th Pallas Athene award was presented to Linda Bynum and Lorraine Erickson, and the 5th Pallas Athene award went to Nori Swanson. Ten members also received perfect attendance awards. The Years of Service awards were presented to Cindy Grusszkiewicz, 30 years, Shannon Wiggins 35 years and Lois Jamison 40 years. Jamison was also honored for being the State of Utah’s local Silver Bowl Award recipient.
Officers for the upcoming year remained the same as last year, with Nori Swanson serving as president, Sue Axtell as vice president, Shirley Brewer as recording secretary, Inalyn Meador as corresponding secretary, Ruthie Christensen as treasurer, Lorraine Erickson as educational director, Tammy Taylor as parliamentarian, Rhea Gramlich as chaplin and Bobbie Long as president’s advisor.
Brenda Tupek received the jewel pin.
A few days later, Alpha Rho hosted the Utah State Council of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International’s 59th annual convention. The three-day event was held May 18-20 at the LaQuinta Inn. There were 55 registered members.
The First General Assembly was held Saturday under the direction of ESA State President Cheryl Havranek. Erin Young and her Girl Scout troop conducted the opening flag ceremony and also retired the flag at the closing assembly on Sunday. Vickie Farris from Idaho, the international convention treasurer, was Utah’s International guest and speaker.
About 80 people attended the istallation of the 2012-2013 state officers. Carolyn Lema of Moab was installed as the new Utah president and Nori Swanson was named first vice president. Terry Marsh will serve as second vice president, Shirley Brewer is corresponding secretary, Sheron Bass is recording secretary, Carol Ekker is treasurer and Joyce Bedont is parliamentarian.