Pam Chauvin prepared the program and led the Lambda Kappa members in reciting the pledge celebrating the eightieth year of the founding of the organization.
Each member renewed her vows to give the best that is in them and to further greater understanding through “Life, Learning, and Friendship.”
“Building our Future through Traditions,” the 2012 theme, was announced.
The “Luck of the Horseshoe” was presented by Sherry Scrantz.
Each member received a specially decorated and embellished horseshoe to bring good luck into their homes. Why is the horseshoe considered a good luck charm? One reason is the fact that the horseshoe is crescent shaped; the other reason is that the shoe is made of iron.
The crescent is considered to be a protective shape that, combined with iron, represents strength and magic.
Iron is known as a magical material, because it can be heated, reshaped and used for something functional. The horseshoe also has seven holes, which is a lucky number in some cultures.
The most interesting possibility for the lucky horseshoe superstition is perhaps its association with the horse itself.
The horse has been a beloved animal in many cultures – American, Indian, Hindu and native American Indian, reported Caterina Tadlock.
It was once believed that if a horse was shod with shoes made from the iron of a sword by which a man had been killed, the horse would be exceptionally fast and would never tire.
The horseshoe hung on the front doors of homes as a symbol of protection and good fortune. The horseshoe as a good luck charm is a combination of bits of folklore and myths.
Gail Ditch led the group in the opening and closing rituals. Judy Herman sent a check to the Endowment Fund from the donations of all members.
Mickey Mast and Brenda Hobbs reported on the State Convention in Houma. Viv Brasseaux distributed asparagus ferns to all members.
The next meeting of the Lambda Kappa Chapter will be held on May 19.
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