Delta Kappa Gamma holds monthly meeting

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The Gamma Omega Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International held their December meeting in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Phillipsburg, Texas with 49 members in attendance. The pledges were led by Sarah Garrison.

The Collect and Mission Statement were led by Rebecca French. The Prayer and the meditation were given by Trudy Holland.

President Lou Pruett presided over the business meeting. Minutes from November meeting were approved as printed by Recording Secretary, Kathy Noska. Treasurer Linda Pinkerton gave the treasurer’s report. Lou Pruett introduced Stacy Arnold, Area Seven Coordinator and a 30-year DKG member. She congratulated everyone on their accomplishments and how impressed she is in our support of members to attend conventions. She announced the Sept. 15, 2018 the Round Rock Area Workshop where area presidents will have planning sessions and noted that if anyone would like to present a breakout session, to let Lou Pruett know.

“I am here to help you,” Arnold said.

She also stated that hurricane support has been phenomenal and more information is available on the Lone Star website about it. In closing, she encouraged members to attend the convention in Waco and the International Convention in Austin this year. Arnold thanked everyone for inviting her to the meeting and appreciated the opportunity to visit and enjoy the Christmas shopping and enjoyed time to visit with each other.

In February, the group will collect gift cards and cash again for Focusing Families Project. Carole Fry reported that more than $200 in gift cards has been collected. The February meeting will cover Keys to Healthy Living and Disease Prevention.

Committee reports included Lou Pruett who advised members that a bill passed in the Senate. Pruett will email Legislative information to encourage members to read and stay informed of the many issues concerning active and retired teachers.

Anna Breddin announced forms will be put online to access for transfers, reinstatements and membership. She asked members to look for new members. Sue Wieprecht announced the Maggie B. Selman Scholarship will be awarded to Kelly Verm of Sealy. The Dorothy Louise Lehmann Scholarships will be awarded to Ecaroh Jackson of Caldwell and Lyssa Wilke of Burton at the February meeting. Caldwell members will receive the Operation Lend a Hand of $50 toward the Harrie P. Woodson Library.

Following adjournment, the members sang the Delta Kappa Gamma song.

Door prizes were donated by Thelma Hinze and won by Peggy Ueckert and Joyce Gallaway. Members highlighted by Janet Allphin were Sarah Garrison, Jean Kueker and Lori Jackson. Melynda Jones led in singing a Christmas song.

Delta Kappa Gamma’s next regular chapter meeting will be Feb. 3 at 9:30 a.m. in St. Paul’s Fellowship Hall. Lee County members were thanked for serving as hostesses.

Attending from Sealy were Janet Allphin, Grace Holtkamp, Jessie Kokemor, Kathy Noska and Heather Smith.

Attending from Bellville were Myra Demel, Letha Dillion, Carole Fry, Carolyn Golan, Lori Jackson, Allene Porter, Cheryl Pritchett, Earnestine Seals, Sharon Spiess, Melanie Ueckert, Peggy Ueckert and Sue Wiepecht.

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