KITCHEN 8 NEWS

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  • 01 Oct 2017 3:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    HELEN MARTIN GILES: We have lost a fabulous K8 sister. Helen Martin Gilles, a pediatrician in Lawrence passed away late this week. Her obit is in the Lawrence Journal-World. She lived in Miller from 1939-42, and her sister Corrine lived in Watkins. They remembered when Eleanor Roosevelt visited Miller Hall. In typical style, these sharp-witted sisters commented that the First Lady had a run in her hose!! Helen will be missed. Please go read about her remarkable life.

    MAURINE ADAMS: It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our Kitchen 8 sister, Maurine Adams. Maurine passed away on Wednesday, September 13, after enduring a host of medical issues. Her service was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, at the Methodist Church in Osage City. Her family wanted to ensure that her friends at Kitchen 8 knew of her passing.

  • 22 Aug 2017 11:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The date has been set for the New Women's Dinner to welcome the new residents of Watkins and Miller Halls:  Sunday, Sept. 17.  The dinner will be at Miller Hall this year. We'll meet to set up at 4:00 PM and eat at 5:00 PM.  

    This dinner is a great time to introduce Kitchen 8 to the new women and to begin building relationships of support and friendship.

    Our menu will be similar to previous years:  salads, rolls, and cookies.  If you can provide any of these, please email me at watkinscoordinator@kitchen8.org and let me know what you plan to bring. Salads should be able to serve 10 to 12 people.  It would also be helpful if you could make a card or slip of paper telling what the salad is and its ingredients to help people with food allergies. We'll place those on the table next to your dish. Thank you to those who have already volunteered.

    I hope to see you on Sept. 17!

    Lilac Lane Love,
    Camille Olcese
    785/856-0882 (home phone)

    watkinscoordinator@kitchen8.org

  • 08 Mar 2017 11:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    At the 2017 Annual Meeting a new set of bylaws will be proposed and voted upon. These bylaws changes would reflect Kitchen 8's new Incorporated 501(c)(3) status.  DOWNLOAD a PDF of the revised bylaws for your review.
  • 06 Mar 2017 9:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The following is a list of candidates for the Kitchen 8 Board for 2017-2019. The candidates will be voted on during the 2017 Annual Meeting on April 22. All K8 members present at the Annual Meeting may vote. If you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting you may vote online as an absentee must be done by midnight April 21, 2017.  For questions, contact the Annual Meeting Committee, Elizabeth Boman at vicepresident@kitchen8.org

    PRESIDENT

    Norma (Decker) Hoagland, W 1969-71

    VICE PRESIDENT

    Elizabeth (Ervin) Boman, W 70-74

    SECRETARY

    Paula (Hopkins) Wrigley, M 03-07

    TREASURER

    Dana Diec, W 09-11

    HISTORIAN

    Sarah Taggart, W 08-10 (Laura Draxler Sixta is retiring for a while, after doing a great job for K8.  Sarah graduated from KU, has her MA in Museology from the University of Washington in Seattle and has worked for a variety of museums.  She has just taken a job with the Kansas Historical Society – a perfect fit for everyone!)

    MILLER CAMPUS COORDINATOR

    Judy (Johnson) Niebaum, M 58-61

    WATKINS CAMPUS COORDINATORS

    Camille (Icenogle) Olcese, W 71-74
    and Stevi Ballard, W 06-10

    LIZZIE'S LEGACIES COORDINATOR

    Gayle Barry Mattchett, W 56-57

    SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION CHAIR

    Susan (Harshaw) Kissinger, W 70-74

    EMWMSF ADVISORY CHAIR

    Valentine Baumann, W 03-05 (Many thanks to Alica Thomas for doing a superb job at this position for many years!  Susan and Valentine had co-chaired the selection committee for several years so this division of the work will work seamlessly.)

    WEBSITE/NEWSLETTER CHAIR

    Sarah (Wohlrabe) Shortall, W 72-76 (Sarah’s co-chair, Ali Zayas, is retiring for a while also. Many thanks to Ali!!)

    MENTORING CHAIRS

    Cathie (Fuller) Miller, W 70-73
    and Sarah Greenup, W 08-12

    VOTE by ABSENTEE BALLOT
  • 20 Jan 2017 8:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Applications for the 2017-2018 Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarships are being accepted online now through March 1. 

  • 20 Jan 2017 1:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You are cordially invited to attend activities during the Kitchen 8 Annual Weekend in Lawrence. Events will take place from Friday, April 23 through Sunday, April 25. Many of the events are free; however, there is a $12 ticket cost for the Welcome Party and a $20 ticket cost for the Brunch at Maceli's. Please RSVP for the Welcome Party, Brunch, and Champagne & Sweets Celebration by April 6.

    REGISTER NOW:

    • ONLINE: Payment may be made online (with a $1 convenience fee per ticket) or at the door.


    KITCHEN 8 ANNUAL WEEKEND SCHEDULE: Miller Hall’s 80th Birthday Celebration
    APRIL 21 - APRIL 23, 2017
    Lawrence, Kansas

    FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017:

    • 3–5 PM    K-8 Board Meeting - Help us plan future events and celebrations! Open to Watkins/ Miller alumnae and residents at Watkins Museum, 1047 Massachusetts St.
    • 6:30–?    “The Way We Were” Welcome Party and Chicken and Beef Taco Buffet at Hampton Inn Lobby, 2300 W. 6th St. Wear your favorite Watkins/Miller outfit and bring your scrapbooks and memorabilia. RSVP BY APRIL 6. PAY ONLINE OR AT THE DOOR. COST: $12 each ($13 online), includes buffet & soft drinks (BYOB)


    SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017: The Meet and Greet, Business Meeting and Elections, Program, and Celebratory Brunch events will be held at Maceli’s, 1031 New Hampshire

    • 9 AM    Meet and Greet
    • 9:30 AM    Business Meeting and Elections
    • 10 AM    Program: "Miller Love!" - A Celebration of the 80th Anniversary of Miller Hall! Come and enjoy hearing memories of life in Miller Hall from the 1940’s to the present. And you’ll learn why Miller Hall’s motto is “Miller Love!”
    • 11 AM    Celebratory Brunch with EMWM Scholarship Recipients and Watkins/Miller Residents - During brunch, test your knowledge of the history of the philanthropy of KU’s “Fairy Godmother.” Please consider a donation to cover brunch costs for a Watkins/Miller resident and/or EMW Scholarship recipient, who are guests of Kitchen 8. RSVP BY APRIL 6. PAY ONLINE OR AT THE DOOR. COST: $20 each ($21 online), includes brunch
    • 12 PM    Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship Award Presentation at Maceli’s, 1031 New Hampshire
    • 2:30 PM    A Legacy in Stone Tour at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine St.
    • 5–6:30 PM    Champagne & Sweets to Celebrate Miller’s 80th Anniversary at Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts. RSVP BY APRIL 6. There is no cost for this event.


    SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017:

    • 2–4 PM    Watkins Alumnae Tea at Watkins Scholarship Hall, 1506 Lilac Lane
    • 2–4 PM    Miller Alumnae Tea and Special 80th Anniversary Celebration at Miller Scholarship Hall, 1518 Lilac Lane
    • 4 PM    Honoring "Lady Bountiful" - Traditional visit to lay flowers on the grave of Elizabeth Miller Watkins at Oak Hill Cemetery, 1605 Oak Hill Ave.
  • 09 Jan 2017 8:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Calling all interested women for Kitchen 8 elections!  Look at our board positions and if you would like to be a candidate or have questions regarding a position , please let us know. Contact our current President, Norma Hoagland, at normahoagland@kitchen8.org she will get right back to you! Give back- help out!!

  • 15 Dec 2016 6:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Kitchen 8 will be publishing our first magazine publication in early 2017. We would like to update our mailing address records for our members so that we mail your copy to the proper address. Please update your records on file by logging in and clicking "View Profile" your member profile in the upper right corner of the website. Please update your information by January 1, if possible. Thank your for your assistance in keeping your membership information up to date.


    PERSONALIZE YOUR MEMBER PROFILE:

    Each Kitchen 8 member has a private Member Profile page that allows the member to freely update their own email, contact information, hall history, and Kitchen 8 committee involvement. You may adjust privacy settings as you would like on your Personal Page. At Kitchen 8 we wish to maintain your privacy while connecting former hall residents with current residents and EMW Memorial Scholarship Recipients. Approved Kitchen 8 members are the only ones who have access to the searchable directory. The information that other members may view is first, maiden and last names, hall, first years in hall, and current city of residence. In the upper right hand corner you may select "Logout", "Change Password", or your name. To make changes to your membership information, including privacy settings, please select your name. That will allow you to view your current profile and select "Edit profile" should you wish to do so.
  • 14 Dec 2016 4:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Welcome to our new website

    As the free Alumnae Association of Watkins and Miller Scholarship Halls, Kitchen 8 strives to link our rich heritage with an exciting present and a bright future. As our association grows and technology changes, Kitchen 8 continues to expand its offerings to its membership. To do this, we have created a new website with both public information and expanded member resources.

    PUBLIC INFORMATION:

    Visitors to the public side of the website will still have access information about our association, our board, Kitchen 8's contact information, our benefactress, or the annual Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship. For the most recent alumnae and current resident information, how to get involved in Kitchen 8, current hall happenings, and to register for upcoming events please see the "News" tab. In addition, visitors may purchase the new Watkins and Miller book, register online for upcoming events, and donate to the Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship fund or the Kitchen 8 Sugar Bowl fund.

    MEMBER RESOURCES:

    Our new website will allow the association to consolidate its existing website offerings with its member signup, roster maintenance, event registration, and emailing systems. One of the most exciting features is that members will now be able to connect via private professional and social discussion forums to better facilitate our Mentoring Program. In addition, members may easily search for other Watkins and Miller Alumnae and send them messages, while maintaining everyone's privacy. The member directory works similarly to Facebook's Messenger program, allowing the e-mailing of individuals without divulging the member's email information. This private "Member Resources" section will also contain our Kitchen 8 newsletters, Watkins and Miller Scholarship Hall scrapbooks, our bylaws, and treasurer's report. To access these resources, please login in the upper right corner of the site or join Kitchen 8 today.

    PERSONALIZE YOUR MEMBER PROFILE:

    Each Kitchen 8 member has a private Member Profile page that allows the member to freely update their own email, contact information, hall history, and Kitchen 8 committee involvement. You may adjust privacy settings as you would like on your Personal Page. At Kitchen 8 we wish to maintain your privacy while connecting former hall residents with current residents and EMW Memorial Scholarship Recipients. Approved Kitchen 8 members are the only ones who have access to the searchable directory. The information that other members may view is first, maiden and last names, hall, first years in hall, and current city of residence. In the upper right hand corner you may select "Logout", "Change Password", or your name. To make changes to your membership information, including privacy settings, please select your name. That will allow you to view your current profile and select "Edit profile" should you wish to do so.
  • 17 Nov 2016 9:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2016-2017 Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholar Rajvi Shah was selected as one of ten finalists selected for the 26th annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards at the University of Kansas. The finalists, all seniors, participated in the Homecoming parade at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, along Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence. Two winners, one male and one female, was announced during halftime of the KU-Oklahoma State Homecoming football game Oct. 22 at Memorial Stadium.

    Rajvi Shah, a neurobiology, psychology and French major, was president of the Honors Program Student Council. She served on the Student Health Advisory Board and the executive boards of MEDLife KU, the KU Society of Scientists and the South Asian Student Association. In 2015, she was honored as a KU Woman of Distinction, and she received the Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett Outstanding Contribution Award in 2016.

    The Ex.C.E.L. Award provides an annual $250 scholarship to two students. The winners will present at the Blueprints Leadership Conference next spring in conjunction with KU’s Student Involvement and Leadership Center. Nominees were selected on the basis of leadership, effective communication skills, involvement at KU and in the Lawrence community, academic scholarship and ability to work with a variety of students and organizations. The selection committee included representatives from Student Union Activities, the Board of Class Officers, the Student Involvement and Leadership Center and the Homecoming Steering Committee.

    The award was first given in 1991 to recognize one male and one female student for achievement. Names of winners are listed on a plaque on the fifth level of the Kansas Union. To be eligible, applicants must be full-time undergraduate students with an overall grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. Each finalist completed an application and participated in an interview. The finalists and their academic majors are listed below, along with highlights of their campus achievements. CLICK HERE for the complete article about this prestigious award.

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