Can you believe our weather lately? I have had my yard thatched then the
wind blew down cones all over, then it snowed, and now it is sunny and
lovely! That’s spring here in the Wenatchee Valley. April will be a full
month for DKG including our regular meeting and WSO Virtual Convention.
But first a word about our members. Sharon Paine returns to Seattle for
her second surgery on her heart valves this week…we wish her safe
travels and good outcomes. Billie Lopushinsky and Arlene Jones are both
recovering well at home. I have asked Ken Kohnhorst to include his
latest e-mail to us about Charlotte and his recent heart procedures.
Geneva McCoy is in Twin Falls, Idaho visiting family and saying goodbye
to a nephew. Denise Perkins and Pauline Peterson will organize our
Casino Trip April 10. If you have other news of members, please share
with me so I can keep us in touch.
Our April 13 program will feature Angela Banker educating us about oils
and aromatherapy. She and her husband, a chiropractor, have been
educating about health-building therapies in nutrition and use of oils
at his practice. Our Zoom meeting will be at 4:00. I will be sending the
log in info on the weekend before and day of the meeting.
I will be forwarding information to all of those with available
technology concerning the virtual WSO Convention April 26-May 1 so that
you can register for whichever sessions are of interest to you. I just
received the information.
The Regional Conference in Portland July 7-9 is still planned for in
person attendance. Information for registering is available on the state
or international website.
I talked to Kriss Crilly, our scholarship chair, and no applications so
far for our scholarships. We are hoping some arrive by the deadline this
This issue of the newsletter will include the minutes and photos of our
March meeting, raffle basket photo, a Blast from the Past, and
Rosa Eilert, President
BLAST FROM OUR PAST
Another decade passes and Delta Kappa Gamma members are
STILL busy serving, learning and socializing.
Members listed in our scrapbook these years:
Peggy Adams, Mary Louise Schneider, Helen Barnes, Betty Avery, Marge
Marie Buckner, Estel Taylor, Pauline Peterson, Louise Kenoyer, Dorothy
Nancy Valeson, Geneva McCoy, June Hill, Billie Rappe’, Nellie O’Keefe,
Barbara Myles, Wilma Stellingwerf, Sharon Paine, Joanne Dalinkus, Mary
Harriet Wilbour, Jan Derifield, Ardis Van Well, Denise Perkins,
Marge Stegeman, Charlotte Kohnhorst, Marilyn Hauck, Dorothy Rogers,
Helen Bennett, Joyce Drolo, Kathleen VanWell, Sue
Julie Ryan, Trudy Worthing, Betty Carrick, Julia Hoon and Michelle
The DKG ladies featured above, all participated
in one or many of the following opportunities:
Area 8 Workshops
Ridge to River
Highway Clean Up
Executive Board Meetings
Lunch Meeting at Wild Huckleberry
Summer Swim Party
Doll House Workshop and Tea
Make a Difference Day
Adopt a Highway Projects
AND… we received a Certificate of Achievement for the
chapter’s new web site
To our many
AND… Joanne Dalinkus was selected to join a High school Counseling
delegations’ visit to China
AND… we awarded scholarships to local high school girls to
help with their college expenses
AND… Miss Pearl Mead, Whitman School teacher, celebrated her 100th
Delta Kappa Gamma Meeting
March, 2021 -Zoom Meeting 4:00 PM
President Rosa Eilert convened the DKG meeting at 4:00
Delta Kappa Gamma - March 9, 2021
Zoom Meeting. 4:30 p.m.
Members in attendance were President Rosa Eilert, Teri St. Jean, Kris
Crilly, Denise Perkins, Marilyn Weaver, Mardine Larsen, Tami Lopushinsky,
Cathy Reasor, Betty Carrick, Ann Fuller, Geneva McCoy, and Sherry
President Rosa Eilert called the meeting to order and introduced members
to Joyce O’Neal
and Nancy Hulse who presented a Tai Chi program. They teach a class at
in Wenatchee. Zeta Chapter members were able to watch their
demonstration of a
variety of movements from their 24-Form program. The exercises are for
balance, stress relief,
and concentration. Techniques are used to stay calm, to utilize deep
breathing, and for mental
and physical well-being. The class is for one hour, but class members may
stay as long a
they want. Stretching is involved and therapeutic. Stretches are low
impact. Tai Chi also
with rehabilitation and includes imagination.
Betty Carrick inquired as to whether a person must belong to the WRAC.
that most class members are from the WRAC. Interested persons should
contact their office.
Therapy is incorporated in the movement, and a person should check with
a doctor after
surgery. Tai Chi is low impact, slow, and includes meditation.
Rosa asked about where Tai Chi originated, and Joyce indicated that it
of years ago in China. Joyce stated that theirs is a 10:00 a.m. class,
but they would like
a couple of 9:00 a.m. classes. There is room for more people in the
class, as they
have a small, supportive group.
Joyce and Nancy demonstrated the 24-Form movements again for our group.
Delta Kappa Gamma members applauded and showed their appreciation of the
Denise reported that Sharon Paine had heart valve work at University
Seattle and came through “with flying colors.” Tami Lopushinsky said
that her mother-in-law,
Billie, is getting better with improved range of motion in her shoulder
since her surgery.
According to Rosa, Marile Kunkel said that Arlene Jones took a fall and
a partial hip replacement. She is home and doing much better.
UPDATE ON CHARLOTTE & YOUR EDITOR
Thought I would update folks on current medical status of the Kohnhorst
I have had several phone calls and felt it was time to keep everyone
Here’s the current update on Ken
On March 17 I had Aortic valve
On March 18 I had Pacemaker implanted
I am healing slowly and thus far I
am able to manage taking care of Charlotte. It is not
but I am going to see how it goes. She has home care on Monday, Wednesday
& Fridays and
I am looking to find someone to perhaps fill in the other days. If you
know of a health care
individual please let me know. Charlotte is holding her
own but she has some bad days but medication is
helping. She still is eating, walking and talking…but
What will happen as we go forward is hard to say. Only time will tell
Here's is great photo from March 17th - Four
President Rosa informed members that the April meeting
will be at 4:00 p.m. and will focus
upon oils and aromatherapy. Area 5 has had a focus on wellness,
and nutrition. May will feature SAIL classes (Staying Active In Life).
There is a video
one can get on YouTube. We will be using Zoom through June and
“Wellness.” Teri suggested that we invite a doctor or nurse to discuss
the COVID situation.
It was agreed that the Sunday and Tuesday notifications of the Zoom
meetings work well.
The Regional Conference in Portland, sponsored by International, will be
President Rosa; it is July 6-11, and members can let Rosa know if they
The Grand Coulee group has seven people attending. The State Convention
April 26th and goes through May 1st virtually. Rosa discussed a topic of
Redistricting, a difficult process with a political element.
Program Chairmam, Teri St. Jean, presented the beautiful raffle basket
that Geneva McCoy
put together (with some candy from Teri). From a St. Patrick’s Day hat,
the name of Tami Lopushinsky!
A discussion was held regarding the status of in person learning. Denise
why some schools have been fully in the classroom since September and
others have not.
Seattle wants to stay online until the end of the school year. The
situations for each
district depend on the School Board, Teachers’ Unions, Space,
Bussing, and various other factors.
Kris Crilly revealed that there are no scholarship applicants yet for
the Marje Stegeman
and Ruby Long scholarships. She has contacted every high school in the
area, and t
here have been two newspaper articles.
President Rosa led a discussion of what members are doing and plan to do
COVID period of time. It was a pleasant culmination of the meeting to
find out about
get-togethers and planned reunions with friends and family.
The meeting was then adjourned.
Respectfully, Sherry Chastain Schreck
19 - Julia Hoon
Zeta Chapter Officers
President-Rosa Eilert, Area 8 Liaison
1st Vice-President-Teri St. Jean - Programs
2nd Vice-President- Mardine Larsen - Membership
Treasurer- Maria Diaz
Recording Secretary -
Gloria Waddell/Sherry Schreck
Corresponding Secretary - Cathy Reasor
Parliamentarian - Marilynn Weaver
Past President - Geneva McCoy Jardine