Coterie of Missouri University of Science and Technology recently hosted its fall scholarship fundraiser — the Progressive Tailgate and Poker Walk — Sunday, Oct. 13, in Rolla.
The event brought out a large crowd who visited four homes in the Oak Knoll neighborhood, sampling tailgate fare.
Included in the event this year were the homes of Lina and Don Madison, Kay and Bob DuBois, Julie and Kurt Kosbar and Dilek Acar.
Participants walked from home to home, collecting a poker card at each location. The best hand at the last location was the winner.
This year's overall winner was Kate Sullivan, who won two tickets to the 2014 St. Pat's Ball.
Coterie of Missouri S&T is a university-based women's organization committed to providing a social network for the women of Missouri S&T and the surrounding community. Coterie's purpose is to be of service to the university through the support of its members as well as providing scholarships to women studying at Missouri S&T each year.
"Our primary goal is raise money for our scholarships during the year," said Coterie President Kay DuBois. "These fun events ultimately support the academic pursuits of women."
Coterie offers women of Missouri S&T and the surrounding area a way to get connected to the community through more than 25 interest groups and several events throughout the year. Interest groups are the heart of Coterie, ranging from monthly book clubs to adventure and hiking groups to playgroups.
Dues are $20 per year and membership is open to any woman in the Rolla area.
Officers serving the organization this year are Kay DuBois, president; Julie Kosbar, president-elect; Dilek Acar and Linda Madison, first vice presidents of programs; Hannah Bagnall, third vice president of membership; Anita Mjaaseth, fourth vice president of interest groups; Nancy Duncan, recording secretary; Jennifer Gillies, corresponding secretary; Terry Higgins, treasurer; Martha Prine Edwards, publicity/historian; Karen Hogan, publications; Martina Hahn-Baur, webmaster; and Theresa McCarthy Brow, scholarship fund.
The next fundraiser sponsored by Coterie of Missouri S&T will be the Winter Wine Down at the chancellor's residence, scheduled for Jan. 17, 2014, from 4-6 p.m. For ticket information, email Dilek Acar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 106th St. Pat's Ball, a pre-St. Pat's celebration that Coterie of Missouri S&T sponsors each year will be held March 8, 2014. Tickets for this event will go on sale in early February.
For more information about Coterie of Missouri S&T, visit its website, http://coterie.mst.edu or find Coterie on Facebook.