The Delta Kappa Gamma Society Has March Meeting
The Gamma Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met on Saturday morning, March 2, 2013, in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Phillipsburg, Texas, with 54 members in attendance.
Members enjoyed shopping at the silent auction in support of members who will be attending the State Convention. Tammy Alford read the Mission Statement. Jennifer Mohr led members in the pledges and also in the Collect. Dr. Frances McArthur said a prayer, and Trudy Holland gave the meditation. Cheryl Pritchett led members in singing “Texas Our Texas” and “Deep in the Heart of Texas” in honor of Texas Independence Day.
President Keienburg presided over the business meeting. The minutes were approved as printed. Corresponding Secretary Cheryl Pritchett read thank-you notes from scholarship recipients Michelle Farrell and Carilyn Muzny and also from the SomervilleAreaAlliance Ministries for an Operation Lend-a-Hand donation. She also read a letter of resignation from Marie Landry, which was accepted with regret. Linda Pinkerton read the Treasurer’s report, which was approved.
Committee reports included Achievement Awards by Myra Demel, Legislative report by Lou Pruett, and Week-of-Caring Project report by Trudy Holland. Linda Pipes gave the Personal Growth and Services report. She asked members to decorate cards of encouragement for the Brenham Children, who will be presenting “Big Bad Musical” at Blinn College on April 4 and 5 and also a Spring Concert on April 27 and 28.
For her Membership report, Jeanell Dallmeyer announced that five ladies had been recommended for membership into Delta Kappa Gamma. They are Laura Butts and Kathleen Lackey from Bellville; Adriana Mendoza, Brittney Knesek, and Theresa Perez from Burleson County, and Lois Marburger from Lee County. All were accepted unanimously. An orientation meeting will be held at Los Cabos in Brenham on Tuesday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. Members will be initiated at the April regular meeting.
An update on the State Convention was given to members. Carole Fry, Linda Pinkerton, Lou Pruett, and Cheryl Pritchett were elected to the Nominations Committee which will select officers for the 2014-2016 biennium.
Grace Holtkamp announced that the Texas Retired Teachers Association will have a Lobby Day in Austin on March 20. She also announced that land has been purchased at San Felipe to build a museum and visitors’ center. A golf tournament will be held there on April 5 to raise money for the project; Representative Lois Kolkhorst will serve as Honorary Chairman.
Linda Pinkerton won the Door Prize and Carolyn Golan won the Perfect Attendance Prize, both donated by Thelma Hinze. The next meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. on April 20, 2013, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Phillipsburg with the Burleson County members serving as hostesses. The meeting was adjourned; then members joined in forming a circle to sing “The Delta Kappa Gamma Song.”
Members attending from Lee County were Tammy Alford, Denise Brademan, Sarah Garrison, Thelma Hinze, Trudy Holland, Cindy Jackson, Frances McArthur, and Jennifer Mohr.