LINCOLNTON, N.C. - The members of The Delta Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met via Zoom on Thursday, November 12. President Kennan Eaddy welcomed the group and read “5 Simple Ways Teachers Can Show Themselves Grace” by Meghan Mathis, which reminded members to show themselves the patience, forgiveness, and kindness they frequently provide to others.
The program was led by Rhonda Hager and focused on membership in DKG. She reviewed the seven purposes of DKG which focus on promoting professional and personal growth of women educators as well as excellence in education worldwide. Advantages and benefits of membership were also emphasized. Our local Chapter of Delta Sigma is part of the larger organizations of North Carolina DKG and The DKG Society International. With over 75,000 members in 17 counties, DKG provides members with opportunities for leadership training, networking, financial assistance, activism, publishing, and recognition. DKG also provides focused educational programs, involvement in service projects, and many outlets to collaborate with other educators worldwide. The program provided members a chance to reconnect and reflect on how to remain involved during this time of separation due to Covid-19 restrictions on meetings. Members were asked, “What Can I Contribute?” and reflected on how to become more engaged members in Delta Sigma.
Following the program, President Kennan Eaddy called the business meeting to order. The minutes were approved as submitted. The treasurer’s report was reviewed by Lori Haight. Committee reports were presented and members discussed fundraising ideas for 2021. The meeting closed with announcements and reminders.
Members present included: Edwina Beam, Frankie Beam, Kelton Boorman, Elaine Boysworth, Katie Crocker, Jennifer Dellinger, Kennan Eaddy, Jill Eaddy, Libby Fletcher, Lori Haight, Rhonda Hager, Sherry Hoyle, Elaine Jenkins, Judy Jones, Wanda Lutz, Judy Shuford, and Phyllis Tallent.