Beta Epsilon Chapter, Eta State, DKG
The President Ponders
Since our scholarship fund-raiser had to be postponed, rescheduled, and eventually cancelled, we are going to use this meeting to promote our scholarship fund. Since there's no cost for a meal, we thought this may be the best opportunity for some of us to "give a little extra." This would also be a great meeting to invite our beginning teachers (especially if you know them personally), any prospective members that you want to bring, or any former members that you would like to see reinstate. We are all educators, and they, too, would probably be willing to donate a little money to offer scholarships to prospective teachers. Invite, invite, invite, and then bring them with you!!!
Basically, we are asking you to make a donation to our scholarship fund for this year, but we want to make it fun. For every $10 you donate, you will get a balloon to pop. There will be various prizes and treasures that you can win by popping those balloons!! If you can't come, you can even send in your donation with a fellow member, and we will reserve some balloons just for you!
The Kings Mountain ladies will be serving some desserts, so come ready to fellowship. The meeting will start at 4:30, but you can come at 4:00 to start reserving your balloons.
We are asking that each area bring the two baskets that you were going to donate for the Crock Pop Cook Off. These will be used at prizes. If your area wants to donate more than two baskets, that will be great! If you personally have something small that you would like to donate as a prize, please feel free to do that too!
We hope to see you there!
Shaunda, Teresa, and Millicent
March Chapter Meeting, First Presbyterian Church, Kings Mountain
Thursday, March 19th, 4:30pm
111 East King Street
Kings Mountain, NC
- Desserts will be served!!
- Applications for prospective members should be turned into Nicole Boyer (Membership Chair) at this meeting. Follow the link below for an application.
- Our Scholarship Fundraiser will be held at this meeting and will look a little differently this year. Please consider making a donation for our Grants-In-Aid and get chances to pop balloons for special prizes! Refer to the President's article in this newsletter or the email sent out on Friday, March 13th for more information.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Chapter Mini-Grant Opportunity
DKG International Biennium Theme (2014-2016)
Southeast Regional Convention
Westin Harbor Resort, Savannah GA
July 15-18, 2015
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville TN
July 5-9, 2016
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Eta State Biennium Theme (2013-2015)
Mission Statement: Voices of Influence Empowering NC Women Educators
President Pat's Emphasis Points:
- Teachers as Leaders
- Recommitting to Membership
- Mentoring Members
- Doing Kind Deeds for DKG
- Supporting Early Career Educators
Eta State Convention, Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel
Mention DKG Eta State for special $119 room rate
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April Chapter Meeting, Second Baptist Church, Cherryville
Thursday, April 30th, 6pm
201 North Houser Street
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Applications for Lucille Cornetet Award for Professional Development Due Very Soon
Friday, May 1st, 11pm
Get Application from the DKG International Website (Link Below)
Schools for Africa: Transforming Lives Through Education (from www.dkg.org)
At our last meeting, we raised $39.21 for Schools for Africa just by collecting loose dollars and change! Thank you to all who gave. Here is some of the information that was shared with our members at that meeting...
Every Child Deserves a Quality Education
In sub-Saharan Africa, one-third of all children are deprived of the chance to go to school. They miss out because of inadequate school facilities and poor teacher training. In addition, many schools lack genderseparate sanitation facilities, often causing adolescent girls to stay home. Poverty also forces children to drop out of school early to help support their families. Schools for Africa is a partnership among UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and the Hamburg Society that is helping more and more girls and boys get a quality education. By providing funds to support this critical program, The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International — a professional organization of women educators and a longstanding U.S. Fund for UNICEF partner — is helping to secure a brighter future for Africa’s children.
Making a Difference
With Support from The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and Others, the Schools for Africa Program Is… • Benefiting nearly 5 million children, with a special emphasis on girls, orphans, and children living in extreme poverty • Increasing access to basic quality education in 11 of Africa’s neediest countries: Angola, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, South Africa, and Zimbabwe • Building and rehabilitating almost 1,000 schools • Training nearly 100,000 teachers • Supplying notebooks, pens, desks, chairs, and other essential school materials • Making sure schools have clean, safe drinking water and separate bathrooms for girls and boys • Creating schools that offer a protective environment.
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