September 2019


Dear Sisters in DKG,

Summer is ending, I am well on the road to recovery, and it is time for us to start another year of fabulous programs, conversations, and quality time with our sisters. So off we go….September 10, 2019 at the FUMC with 4:30 social time, 5:00 meeting, 5:30 dinner (salads, bread, dessert provided by the Executive Board), 6:00 program!
1. Teri has a super year of programs planned around the “I Wonder… theme. Check out her spotlight below.
2. Mardine has some new ideas to share for our teacher resupply project but we need to bring our supplies such as crayons, sticky notes, white board markers, composition books, colored pencils, markers, etc. this fall.
3. Maria has our dues sent in, membership roster up to date & only has to collect dinner money, still $10.00.
4. Our state president’s project is all about literacy which we already support with our birthday money for the Literacy Council, teacher resupply, etc. Susan Fritts will be giving us more ideas as the year progresses.
5. Don’t forget to bring your quarters for the Owl (birthday money)!
6. Kaye Ryan is unable to help in the kitchen this year, but is still decorating our tables for us. When you sign up for dinner prep or clean up, I will be coordinating until we find someone willing to take on that task. Volunteers???
Here’s to another great year with DKG!!!

Rosa Eilert, President

Robert sez…"A board is primarily the administrative arm of an organization, and it transacts the business of the organization between regular meetings."

While sitting here writing this membership chat, I am thinking of our teachers in the classroom inspiring students on this first day of school. Lots of emotions and we know the students are arriving with their back- packs full of supplies. Yes, we will replenish these supplies at mid-point in the year so bring what you have collected to our first meeting. Stay tuned on what we have in mind for distribution.

Request is still out for those attending Sept. 10 to bring a friend or let me know of someone special you think would enjoy our first purpose under the Mission Statement in the yearbook: “To unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship.”

During the month of August, we lost two contributors of our community connected to members. Rich Cox, husband of Marnie, was a doctor of pathology at Confluence Health. Charles Hutchins, brother of Grace Lynch and founder of Christopher House, which is still operating for those needing service. Both men will be greatly missed and we ask you to show caring and support for Marnie and Grace.

I WONDER what our 2019-20 theme will be, how our valley is changing, where we will be, who will be our speakers, why these things are important to us, if we will be doing crafts, and when it all begins?

I can tell you that the programs for 2019-2019 will revolve around the theme I WONDER. We will see slide shows, listen to experts in their field, learn about pertinent and local subjects, will be including crafts, will meet in our room downstairs at the First United Methodist Church and it all begins September 10 at 4:30 with a social time, meeting at 5:00.

The I WONDER for our first meeting will feature Brett Reasor, CEO of Oneonta/Starr Ranch fruit growers and shippers. He will answer the question of I WONDER how fruit gets from the orchard to the packing shed to the public? How new machinery helps speed up the process and how growers techniques are changing….or not?
See you then.
P.S. Brett is the son of one of our members, Cathy Reasor.






2-  Marnie Cox
08- Marilyn Weaver
09-Bullie Lopushinsky
10- Gloria Waddell
17- Joan Tucker
18- Peggy Adams
29- Rosa Eilert
29- Charlotte 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

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