The Scarlett Letter

October/November 2021

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NC DKG Region IV

Theta Chapter

Wilmington, NC

Volume 4, Number 2

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

Happy Birthday

Claire Bennett - November 7

Chapter/State/International News

Highlights from our October 2 meeting

We had a great meeting on October 2nd. Our Region IV Director, Missy Wells spoke to the group. It was great to have everyone together in one place and catch up. As always, the fellowship and covered dish was delightful.

Theta Meeting Dates

Please see attached for 2021-2022 Meeting Dates (All meetings are tentative due to changing Covid requirements/availability of venues.)

Link to Meeting Dates

Join us November 6th

Our next Chapter meeting will be Saturday, November 6 at the NH County Library, NE Branch in the Pine Room (1241 Military Cutoff Road)

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.

Celebrate a Teacher

During the pandemic, teachers have been asked to be more creative, inventive, and resourceful than ever before. These teachers have, in turn, met this task with creativity, innovative ideas, and dedication. The NC DKG Educational Foundation would like to celebrate these teachers with a statewide campaign to honor these heroes. Each NC DKG Educational Foundation contribution will honor an inspirational teacher and help support grants for learning programs, classroom projects, and professional development. Directions, donation forms, and celebration certificates can be found on the Foundation website.

Reaching Out


Susie Miller, Chair

As 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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Tech Tips

Here are some tips to help make life with your Smartphone a little simpler:

  • If you are an iPhone user, open Settings>Display & Brightness>Text Size. All you have to do is drag the slider to increase the text size to a setting that works best for you. You can also use the VoiceOver feature and have content read out loud to you. This setting, as well as Zoom and Magnifier Tools, can be found under Settings>General>Accessibility.
  • Android phones have similar settings. To increase your phone’s font size, go to Settings>Display>Font Size. Adjust your font size to your liking by selecting small, normal, large, or huge. However, the sizing will vary, depending on the phone you have.

2022 Convention Dates

NC DKG Convention

Friday, April 29th 2022 at 9am to Sunday, May 1st 2022 at 4pm

1 Resort Drive

Asheville, NC

International DKG Convention

Tuesday, July 12th 2022 at 8:45am to Saturday, July 16th 2022 at 12pm

New Orleans, LA, USA

New Orleans, LA

Scarlett Letter Editor: MaryPaul Beall

For comments or questions regarding "The Scarlett Letter", please contact MaryPaul or Kimberly Stokes