October 2018                                              website-www.zetachapter.com



Dear Sisters in DKG,

Seems like I was just writing an article for the last newsletter, but here we are after that fantastic program in September ready for October’s meeting and program. Big thank you’s to Maria and her friend, Aurora, for the program and to Marile for the great puppet project afterwards! Teri has another great program coming this month…read all about it in the Program Spotlight! Mardine’s member spotlight will feature one of our new members, Sandie Slade. Mardine, Denise, Geneva, and I will be heading to Yakima for the Fall Board meeting this weekend which you will hear about at the October meeting. The following is the important information about our upcoming meeting.

1. If you paid your dues, thank you. If not, please bring your $94 for active dues or $48.50 for reserve dues to this meeting. Maria, our treasurer, will be awaiting you!
2. Dinner menu is lasagna, salad, bread sticks, and pumpkin pie with whipped cream…YUMMY!
3. Remember to bring your $$$ for our raffle basket!
4. Denise and Betty are laboring to complete the yearbook update so BRING YOUR 2016-18 YEARBOOKS TO THE MEETING TO SWAP OUT PAGES!
5. If you did not sign a permission slip to use your picture, please find one on the tables so Teri can post our meeting and program pictures to our newsletter.
6. Marnie is still collecting BOXTOPS FOR SCHOOLS so if you have some, bring them along.
7. Teacher resupply effort needs your colored pencils, crayons, dry erase markers, erasers etc. There will be a basket out front.
8. Operation Christmas Child boxes will be available, courtesy of Tina Brewer. They need to be returned ready to ship in November.
9. I have extra calendars if you missed our last meeting. Just ask me!
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the October 9 meeting at the church!

Rosa Eilert, President

Robert Sez:  "The most important resource for filling in agenda details is the minutes of the previous meeting. Thus gleaning any unfinished agenda items."

"And They Said It Couldn't Be Done".

Kory Kalahar, principal of WestSide High School, will share with us how indeed it WAS done. Wenatchee's first alternative high school started in a small room downtown. After many years of hard work and perseverance, it is now a celebrated and award winning school with enough students to have it's own building. Come hear how the school and the dedicated teachers
there have changed the perception of alternative high school education. Wenatchee's WestSide High School is thriving and a model that other towns are trying to emulate. Kory was recently featured on the front page of the Wenatchee World, in an article which reported increased graduation success. Good job, Mr. Kalahar.

Bring a book or two to add to the WestSide library for these well deserving and hard-working   WestSide students.



Welcome to the three new members who were initiated at our September 11 meeting-Jeanne Lodge, Marile Sexson Kunkel, and Sandie Slade. Did you notice that these Zeta sisters were participating in the meeting activities: Jeanne at the treasurer’s table collecting money; Marile donating supplies and coordinating the making of the puppets; and Sandie donating the raffle basket and helping with the tickets? Thanks!

Equally exciting is the fact that our guests, Grace Lynch and Mary Symonds, have turned in their membership applications. Grace is retired from nursing and involved in Early Childhood Education as well as teaching parenting classes. Mary is a passionate educator after 30 years of teaching and currently is an English teacher and Department Head at Wenatchee High School. We will welcome them as active members with a formal initiation to be held at our February meeting.

I want our members to learn more about the women that have chosen to join Zeta Chapter to promote professional and personal growth of women educators. First new member to be highlighted is SANDIE SLADE who moved to Wenatchee from California last year. After receiving her degree in Fine Arts (Interior Design), she was employed as Interior Design Program Chair at WSU, U. of Idaho, and Art Institute of CA. Most of Sandie’s career outside teaching has been in design project management at the above institutions as well as hospitals and facilities desiring her talent. Involvement in Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Special Olympics, and church activities are only part of her many interests. Stay tuned next month to learn about another new member to join our like-minded group.


4 - Barbara Myles
13 - Eileen Fisher
14 - Susan Floyd
26- Tina Brewer
03- Pam Steinburg
14- Mary Symonds
15- Sherry L. Schreck
24- Wilma Stellingwerf
25- Mary Armstrong







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