February 2019                                   website-www.zetachapter.com


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 reimbursement.”
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 meeting.

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 cancellation.

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 meeting!

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."

"And 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 recipients.

I am thrilled to again welcome all five of these excellent women educators to Zeta Chapter.

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 meetings.

Teachers at Columbia school and Westside High School, Wenatchee along with Lee School, East Wenatchee will be the recipients of your generosity.

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
10-Nellie O'Keefe
16-Terri St Jean
21- Grace Lynch

12 - Dorothy Rogers
21 - Marggie Walke



Zeta Chapter Officers

President-Rosa Eilert
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