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Celebrate Jane Austen With Tri Kappa Literacy Committee

In celebration of Portage Tri Kappa’s commitment to further Literacy, Culture, and Education in our community, our Literacy Committee created a Jane Austen tribute, on display at the Portage Public Library during the entire month of November in the glass case near the entrance.

Jane Austen is deemed one of the greatest writers in the English language and her work remains engrained in our literary consciousness. Austen’s major novels continue to dominate literary and popular culture, two centuries after her death in 1817, at the early age of 41. An incredible legacy, considering four of her completed novels were originally published anonymously in her own lifetime, with little success. Today, her six major novels are rarely out of print.

Austen’s six major novels—Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, and Emma—are considered classics and have endured the test of time to this day. Though renowned for her portrayal of English middle-class life in the early 19th century, Austen’s extraordinary fictional characters have proven to be timeless and universal, touching a human chord in all of us.

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Celebrate Shakespeare With Tri Kappa Literacy Committee

The Literacy Committee of Portage Tri Kappa shared a Shakespeare display at the Portage Public Library during Shakespeare’s birthday month of April. Committee member, Dushanka Milatovic states, “We hope that our display will motivate students and adults who have not as yet discovered Shakespeare to become curious and read his work.”

Timeless and known by the world as the best of the best, what Shakespeare wrote about human nature in his plays and sonnets is as true today as it was in the Elizabethan era. 

The Literacy Committee works to inspire higher education and culture by promoting the reading of great thinkers and authors. Portage Tri Kappa invites the community to visit the display.

Stay tuned for the Literacy Committee display celebrating another great and timeless writer—early 19th century author JANE AUSTEN.

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Business Sponsorships Available for Annual Bingo Fundraiser

Portage Tri Kappa is currently accepting sponsorships and donations for the annual Bingo fundraiser. Multiple business sponsorship levels for the event are available.

All sponsors and donors will receive recognition at the event as well as in press releases before and after the event. 

In addition to monetary donations, the sorority is collecting prizes to award to bingo winners. Fashion accessories, spa services, luxury items, and gift certificates to local businesses and restaurants are just a few examples of the variety of prizes awarded to winners in the past.

The annual Bingo Luncheon fundraiser by Portage Zeta Mu chapter of the Kappa, Kappa, Kappa Inc. Sorority takes place Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Trinity Banquet Hall in Chesterton.

Doors open at noon with Lunch beginning at 12:30 p.m. Bingo games start at 1:30 p.m. along with basket raffles, a 50/50 drawing, and pull tabs.

Early pricing for tickets will be $35 per person through March 14th and then $40 until the day of the event. A table of 8 tickets will cost $250.

The event theme this year is “Kentucky Derby” and participants wearing fancy hats to the event will earn an entry into a special drawing.

All proceeds from the event support Portage Township service projects, community grants that empower local nonprofits, and college scholarships for local high school seniors.

Details regarding tickets, various sponsorship levels, and donations are available at the website.

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Portage young adults to benefit from angel tree donations

More than 30 young adults in the Portage community will benefit from Angel Tree donations collected by members of Portage Tri Kappa.  

The donations were collected by members who met for their traditional fellowship dinner that took place this year at Abbioco’s restaurant. 

The mission of the non-profit sorority organization brings local women into close, unselfish relationships for the promotion of charity, culture, and education.

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Member Spotlight

Congratulations to our very own Connie King who was recognized by The Greater Chamber of Commerce and received the 2021 Outstanding Public Citizen award. Connie King and her husband have lived in Portage for 45 years. She’s been involved with the City of Portage PEP Committee, Family Promise, Portage Food Pantry, Portage Tri Kappa and a member of the First United Methodist Church. Connie has been teaching for the City of Portage for 40 years. She has co-sponsored Student Council, Kindness Crew, as well as many other committees.

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Now Accepting Sponsorships

Community sponsors and donors make the difference in the success of our annual bingo fundraiser.

Download our letter and tax forms here to submit your sponsorship or donation.

Thank you for your continued support of Portage Tri Kappa!

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Save-the-Date: Bingo Fundraiser May 1, 2022

We’ll be hosting a special fundraiser taking place May 1, 2022 and you are invited! Join us for a fun afternoon that starts with a luncheon and provides opportunity to win prizes while playing bingo.