The Scarlett Letter
Message from the President
Happy Fall Theta Sisters. Looking forward to this new season, Autumn, which represents change. I'm excited about some of the changes that are being made in Theta. One of those changes is meeting in person, again, taking the proper precautionary measures, of course. Welcoming the new ideas of Beta Phi and increasing our membership is also quite inspiring. Thank you all for your continued support and making Theta great. Stay safe. Stay well. See you soon.
Kimberly Bigelow Stokes
Delta Kappa Gamma Society
Theta Chapter President 2020-2022
Highlights from our October 2 meeting
Join us November 6th
Our State President, Beth Winstead will be joining us and we will be inducting new members
Mark the Dates
Oct. 25 ASK Time for chapter presidents
Oct. 27 NC DKG Founders Day
Nov. 1 Cornetet Individual and Seminar PD Awards applications due
Nov. 6 Theta Chapter Meeting
Nov. 15 990-N ePostcard due to IRS
Dec. 1 DKG Ignite (LMS) applications due
Dec. 15 Chapter directory due to regional director
Educational Excellence Committee
One of EEC’s goals is to support all educators and to support children.
Theta has chosen to support Beginning Teachers. The BT Team, headed by Sylvia Quinn, is working with teachers at Virgo and Williston. Members have already delivered Snack Bags and containers of School Supplies to BTs at both schools. At the October meeting, the team collected donations of money to be used to buy cleaning supplies in bulk. These will be delivered to the teachers in November. At the January meeting we will be collecting school supplies which will be delivered to the BTs in February (Valentine theme for packaging). At our March meeting we will be collecting items for “Teacher Appreciation” bags to be delivered in May. For this bag we would like to incorporate some of their favorites from their WISH LIST. You will be receiving updates on these lists from time to time. Please note that there is time between our meeting and delivering supplies. If you cannot get your items to a meeting, you may drop them off at Judy’s house (5126 Oriole Dr) during this time.
Theta will support some of our most vulnerable children, those in Foster Care, by supporting the Foster Pantry again this year. For our November meeting, our project will be twofold. We will collect Diapers (Preemie, Newborn and Size 5) and Baby Wipes as we did last year. This Agency also supplies a Holiday Box for each foster family. Since teenagers are often overlooked at Christmas, we voted to collect $10 gift cards that teens would use. (Places like fast food, Walmart, Target, etc.)
Our committee recognizes that everyone’s situation is different. These projects are simply opportunities for you to give, if you wish and as you are able.
Communications and Marketing Modules
In response to the International Communications and Marketing Survey conducted fall 2020, the International Communications and Marketing Committee (C&M) is taking a different approach to “training” by offering virtual C&M Modules and Regional Roundtables.
- October 16 @11:00 CST – Capitalizing on the DKG Brand Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: o https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84081561584?pwd=Wjludk dlMUxzVldXM0RqZm1uam9mUT09 Passcode: C&M2021
- November 20 @11:00 CST - Enhancing Communication Tools...Newsletters, Websites, Brochures https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83431416233?pwd=Yi8xM UVpSDdVT1FFb2lsU05WeVI4dz09 Passcode: C&M2021
Celebrate a Teacher
Susie Miller, ChairAs we enter a new biennium, "Linking the Past, Present and Future," let's make plans to reach out to former members who have decided to resign their DKG membership. Perhaps their reason for leaving has changed. In the seasons of life, things may transition; let these educators know they are always welcome. Let's strive to build and revive chapter membership in the new biennium by extending an invitation to past members. Invite them to attend a chapter meeting, include them in chapter events and projects, and keep them on your list to reinstate. As the new biennium begins, I hope all DKG members, past and present, will remember the important, me
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