Dear Sisters in DKG,
Weather was not
kind to our planned game night in January! But our board meeting was
very productive. Our February meeting will be February 12 at the
church with socializing at 4:30, meeting at 5:00, dinner at 5:45,
program at 6:15.
We have some “BIG NEWS”!
Although we got the news a bit late, Area 8 (Grand Coulee & our chapter)
is hosting the State Convention April 12-13 at the Doubletree in
Spokane. We are working with our Area Liaison, Cathy Johnson from Grand
Coulee, and we plan to ROCK this assignment. We will need to provide
door prizes, staff, and decorations. We will need members to attend the
convention to be timers, pages, hospitality & registration staff, table
decorators. More news about our plans at our February 12 meeting.
More news from our Board Meeting:
1. Maria Diaz, treasurer, has transferred our scholarship funds into a
savings account (per vote of the board) and will report at the February
meeting about her budget & accounting methods.
2. The board voted to request a change in our Chapter Rules, page 12,
Art. IV, Section D, # 4(see your yearbook). New wording would read:
“Expenses for state & area meetings for 2 officers chosen by the
board shall be paid by Zeta Chapter treasurer including registration
fees, meals, hotel as budget allows. Prior to registration deadlines,
other officers & members wishing to attend must submit a written request
to the chapter president regarding attendance and desired
We will vote on this in February.
3. Various ideas for financing our participation at State Convention
were discussed & will be presented to the members at the February
4. Zeta Chapter needs to provide 4 door prize baskets for the
convention. Teri has chosen some great themes for our baskets: "Ahhh
Spa", "Book & Beverage", "Sweet Treats", and "Totally Kitchen".
Members are asked to bring items to be included to February & March
meetings. Start shopping, ladies!
5. Due to our need to focus on the convention, state & area officers
suggested we cancel the March 23 area workshop & use that day to
finalize state plans with the Grand Coulee chapter. Board voted for
6. Sherri Wagemann, State President, is asking chapters to bring fleece
no sew blankets to state convention for children removed from their
homes. We could also make some for local organizations. More info at the
Wow, this was a long President’s message! Remember February 12, 5:00, at
the church for soup, salad, and dessert plus "People of Our Past".
Robert sez : " The budget is submitted to members for approval. It is a
guideline, not set in stone. Can be amended when presented."
They Said It Couldn't Be Done"
Come to the February meeting and find out how some of
our early Wenatchee
Valley citizens shaped and contributed to how we live
today. Actors from the
Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural center will
entertain us with the history
and stories of one of these amazing people. You will be
amazed at how they
did what people thought couldn't be done.
Please join me in sympathy for our dear Pauline Peterson
who lost her daughter-in-law in January.
At our February meeting, we will be initiating our two newest
members—Grace Lynch and Mary Symonds. Grace and Mary were introduced in
our October newsletter at the time we welcomed our other three new
members, Jeanne Lodge, Marile Sexson, and Sandie Slade; however, they
were not part of the formal initiation in September.
Grace received her nursing degree in 1980 and during her career was
employed with Central WA Hospital and WA State Health Dept. Grace has
been an active member of the community serving on the Board of Directors
at Wenatchee Valley College, Central WA Hospital, Wenatchee Valley
Museum, Wenatchee Symphony, and Planned Parenthood.
Mary received her degree in 1988 and has been a passionate educator at
Wenatchee High School for 30 years. She continues to share her love of
teaching as she values relationships with students and fellow teachers.
Working on the family farm plus sharing her love of crafts, reading, and
involvement in her church are listed as her outside activities. Two of
their daughters, Hannah and Bethany, have been DKG scholarship
I am thrilled to again welcome all five of these excellent women
educators to Zeta Chapter.
TEACHER APPRECIATION PROJECT A HUGE SUCCESS
As I write this, I am looking at the school supplies which have been
sorted into six baskets and one large box, What a terrific response to
our "Teacher Appreciation Project" by Zeta sisters. We included copies
of our newsletter and gift cards for a free dinner as a way of thanking
women educators for their contributions and inviting them to our
Teachers at Columbia school and Westside High School, Wenatchee along
with Lee School, East Wenatchee will be the recipients of your
Billie Lopushinsky, Sherry Hemphill and myself have put the last-minute
touches for delivery of supplies to schools the end of January.
Thank You, Mardine Larsen, Membership
06-Marile Sexson Kunkel
16-Terri St Jean
21- Grace Lynch
12 - Dorothy Rogers
21 - Marggie Walker
Zeta Chapter Officers
1st Vice-President-Teri St. Jean - Programs
2nd Vice-President- Mardine Larsen - Membership
Treasurer- Maria Diaz
Area 8 Liaison - Cathy Johnson, Wilbur
Recording Secretary -
Gloria Waddell/Sherry Schreck
Corresponding Secretary - Cathy Reasor
Parliamentarian - Marilynn Weaver
Past President - Geneva McCoy Jardine