Topeka Group members and guests gathered on October 25 for our meeting and second annual Chili fundraiser. Members Anita Frank, Nancy Kirk, Arlene Fredricks, Paul Post, Bill Cutler and Leonard Biggs brought their favorite chili recipes, home-made corn bread and vegetables. The servings were delicious and we even had chili and cornbread to send home. Contributions of $150 were received which will be used to help with on-going meeting expenses. After the meal, we enjoyed a presentation by Brendan Wiley, Director of the Topeka Zoological Park. He shared interesting information about the birth and early treatment of Hope, the giraffe born with hind leg problems, and how the treatment has been so far successful. Several events have made the Topeka Zoo a real leader in the International World of Zoos.