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