Delta Kappa Gamma Society holds business meeting

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The Gamma Omega Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International held their October meeting in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Phillipsburg, Texas, with 49 members in attendance.

Carobeth Bockhorn read the mission statement and Jeanell Dallmeyer led the collection. The pledges were led Shelley Nies and the prayer was led by Cheryl Dabera.

President Lou Pruett presided over the business meeting. Minutes from the August meeting were approved as printed by recording secretary Kathy Noska. Treasurer Linda Pinkerton gave the treasurer’s report.

Delta Kappa Gamma Members were thanked for bringing school supplies and many other supplies to donate to Focusing Families this year.

Lou Pruett discussed information from TSO President Stacy Arnold about a plan to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. It is called Campus Helping Hand Project. Supplies, gift cards and donations go directly to a school. Pruett asked the members how they would like to help and members suggested donating money and gift cards. She thanked all the members, expressing how much the school will appreciate this thoughtful act of kindness.

Committee reports included Lou Pruett giving the legislative report and stressing the importance that members stay informed and vote on amendments.

Sue Wieprecht announced that the group has applications available for the three scholarships being given away, the due date is Nov. 4, 2017. Anne Breddin, membership chair, announced there are two prospective members and both were approved and will be initiated next month.

Carole Fry and Linda York honored the memory of Joyce Knolle in a beautiful ceremony. She will be truly missed by all of her DKG family.

Mary Keienburg and Elizabeth Jurica presented a program called “It’s Not your Grandmother’s House: A Healthy Home.”

Mary Keienburg started by asking questions such as, “Do you remember going to your grandmother’s house and all the windows were open? Remember when she never locked the doors, hung clothes on a line and used a party line?” The Information shared with members can be found at the National Safety Council at NSF.org. The first stage of the home for safety involved younger children. It is recommended to have child safety locks on cabinet doors, remember the guest bathroom and that it is very important to have the Poison Management phone number posted in your home. Using a PowerPoint presentation, the speaker discussed adult home safety ideas that include cyber security system, prevent falls with cords put away, check the battery on smoke detectors, know how to use a fire extinguisher, have your chimney cleaned and have burglar warning signed visible on your home.

There are many updated safety gadgets to know about, for example, a water detection instrument that will turn off the water to the entire house if flood is detected. Members asked questions and shared other safety experiences and safety habits to keep in mind.

Pruett asked members to continue sending her good news, fun things going on in their lives, recipes and anything members would like to share in the Focus.

The next regular chapter meeting will be Nov. 4 at 9:30 a.m. in St. Paul’s Fellowship Hall. Waller members will serve as hostesses and light snacks will be served. A door prize was donated by Shelley Nies and won by Carobeth Bockhorn.

The perfect attendance prize was donated by Molly Russ and won by Jessie Kokemor. Janet Allphin presented three members with a gift and a “spotlight”; they were Linda Herrmann, Mary Jean Brehm and Joyce Gallway.

Burton members were thanked for serving as hostesses. Following adjournment, the members sang the Delta Gamma Song. Attending from from Bellville were Myra Demel, Letha Dillion, Beth Franke, Carole Fry, Barbara Koy, Susan Massey, Joy Mueller, Kay O’Jibway, Cheryl Pritchett, Melanie Ueckert, Peggy Ueckert and Sue Wieprecht.

Attending from Sealy were Janet Allphin, Kathy Noska, Jessie Kokemor, Yvonne Wait and Heather Smith.

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