November 2019


Dear Sisters
It is with a heavy heart that I write this newsletter. Kay Ryan has been such a special part of our chapter for so many years that it is difficult to imagine our chapter without her. You should have been notified by the calling sisters of her passing and have probably seen her obituary in the Wenatchee World. We will certainly miss her presence. I called Pauline Peterson, whose memory is phenomenal, for information. She told me that Kay had been president of our chapter three times, treasurer, served on many committees, notably our dinners, and was awarded our Margaret Weed Outreach award. She attended many state conventions as our president or as Area 8 liaison as well as serving on the state membership committee. I have notified state officers of her passing and received heartfelt messages from them.

Our November 12 meeting will be at the First Methodist church at our usual times, 4:30 socializing, 5:00 meeting, 5:30 dinner, 6:15 program. Due to my concerns about Panda Express, we have changed the menu to lasagna, salad, garlic bread, and dessert. Here are some things to remember:
1. Still collecting school resupply items
2. Great raffle basket this month…buy your tickets
3. Nominating committee needed to get a slate of officers for April
4. Permission slips for photo use in publications needed for those who might not have signed them in the past…if you can’t remember, just fill out and sign a new one
5. We will be hosting an Area 8 & 2 workshop, theme “Rock n Roll” on March 21, 2020 at the church from 10 to 2….mark your calendars
6. December 7 is our December Social at 11:30 at Colonial Vista.
7. Don’t forget $ to honor November birthdays

Remembering our good friend, Kay
Rosa Eilert, President

Robert Sez: "Immediately assign new members to a task or someway for them to participate. This trains members for leadership rolls. (Thanks to our awesome parliamentarian, Marilynn Weaver for always providing great insights to inform our meetings!)

We value all our visitors and members for their contributions as they attend meetings and activities. In September Dorothy Dunkin joined us to renew acquaintances and hear what DKG offers women educators. Dorothy received her degree at the age of 50 and spent 15 years teaching at Peshastin, Leavenworth, and Eastmont before retiring and moving to Palm Springs with her new husband at the time. After 22 years, she moved back to the area in March with her son, Willy, and lives at Colonial Vista.

Another visitor was Wilma’s niece who was visiting from Chewelah and had recently returned from Stehekin, enjoying the fall colors with her aunt Wilma.

As we remember our dear Sister Kay, we recognize the value of contributions to Zeta Chapter and International Society if DKG. Yes, we will miss her.

Have you ever WONDERED about the Alatheia Therapeutic Riding Center and WHY there is such a place here in Wenatchee?

Nancy Grette, co-founder of this non-profit therapy service using Norwegian Fjord Horses, strives to meet a need for an alternative therapy to help individuals, age 2 to 86. She and her husband opened their 'doors' i.e. acreage, arena and barn in 2011 to 12 special needs children, Since then hundreds of participants, those with a learning disability, genetic disorder, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, autism or epilepsy have benefited from the Grette's mission to use the healing power of horses to change lives.

Learn more about this amazing facility, hear success stories and find out how you might become a part of this Center. Donation envelopes will be available.



03- Pam Steinburg
14- Mary Symonds
15- Sherry L. Schreck
24- Wilma Stellingwerf
25- Mary Armstrong

Inspiration quote and photo by Ken Kohnhorst







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 - Rosa Eilert
Recording Secretary -
Gloria Waddell/Sherry Schreck
Corresponding Secretary - Cathy Reasor
Parliamentarian - Marilynn Weaver
Past President - Geneva McCoy Jardine