The Delta Taulk
April 14, 2015 Volume 3, No. 5
DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL
ETA STATE, NORTH CAROLINA
REGION X- DELTA TAU CHAPTER
SERVING CLEVELAND COUNTY
5-7-15 Marion Elementary Orientation of new members. Membership Committee, officers,
sponsors, and initiates need to attend.
5-14-15 Marion Elementary @ 4:30 Initiation of New Members! Last meeting of the year!
Schools celebrated Read Across America Week during March. There were a
lot of fun and engaging activities and lessons centered around literacy throughout Cleveland County during the month for this special time.
Please see Connie's nomination for Eta State Vice President as noted in the Eta State
News! We are so proud of her. Good job Connie and good luck!
Also, check out Marion Elementary's "All About School" video...we are trying to go viral
with it. I think all educators would appreciate it as we all know how every minute matters in education! http://youtu.be/AcmdUd_4fN4
Hope everyone is enjoying the dry weather, see you at our next meeting!
Heather Self, President
401 Johnsfield Road Shelby, NC 28150
Betty Gamble- 14
Lisa May- 11
Angela Jenks- 20
Linda Hopper- 28
Paula Peeler- 30
Becky Bailey -6
Jennifer Walker- 9
March 12, 2105....... 40%
February 12, 2015 ........32%
January 10, 2015 .......64%
October16, 2015 .......41%
CHAPTER COMMITTEE NEWS
On February 12, 2015, we voted to invite seven ladies for membership. They were: Tonnie
Bearfield, Jeanna Bryson, Elizabeth Crowder, Nicole Dobbins, Kim Duckworth, Stephanie
Pasour, and Deana Pauley. We have heard from three out of the seven who are interested in joining our chapter. If you know any of these ladies encourage them to consider joining our chapter.
On May 7, 2015, the Membership Committee plans to host an orientation session for
the initiates and the sponsors at Marion Elementary at 4:30 pm! On May 14, 2015, our
chapters will initiate the new members at Marion Elementary at 4:30 pm. Please make plans to attend.
Marlene Bennett, Membership Chair
GLOBAL AWARENESS NEWS
Remember to bring or send your dimes/change for our three projects:
Teachers, Schools for Africa, and World Fellowship to the May 14, 2015
meeting. The following was collected at the last meeting $150.52!
Angela Jenks, Global Awareness Chair
BEGINNING TEACHER NEWS
We have had 20 new teachers to return the Beginning Teacher Questionnaire. Remember
members are asked to make at least three contacts with the new teacher and shower them with gifts for the classroom during rest the year.
Jennifer Walker, Beginning Teacher Chair
Our Delta Tau Chapter has pledged $300 with 15 pledges to the Educational Foundation
Our Region X has 109 pledges with $1770 pledged as of March 1, 2015. I am very proud of
our chapter and region!
Lindsay Walker and Connie Savell will be two of the Workshop presenters at the Eta State
Convention. Lindsay is presenting “Teaming Up for Parent Involvement” and Connie will be presenting on “Ever Wondered What to do with Photos?”
The Spring issue of Eta State News is now online.This is the last issue to be postal mailed to all members. This is also the largest issue ever published and includes proposed changes to the Bylaws and the Standing Rules to be voted on at the convention. You can find the full color edition on the Eta State website at
2015 Convention Project Announced
Masonic Home for Children, Oxford (MHCO), located in Oxford, NC, will benefit from the generosity of Eta State members this year. The Convention Arrangements Committee has announced that donations to the home will be the convention project.
MHCO’s goal is to help children who need a stable, caring and loving home. There are
currently 53 residents, ranging from 3 years to college age. There is a Wish List on the website www.mhc-oxford.org for your convenience. According to the site, “Gift Cards help our Home and lives and care of the children. Increments of any amount are welcome and encouraged.”
The Convention Arrangements Committee respectfully suggests that Region X provide
gift cards to Cracker Barrel. Other options are Belk, JC Penney, Target or Lowes. Over half of the children are age 13 and over, so providing for the teenage population is the home’s
greatest need. If you would like to make a donation see Lindsay or Connie to deliver to
The 100 Challenge – Paying It Forward By: Sheila Groves, Eta State First Vice-President
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
The Educational Foundation
Would like to thank you…
…for your response to The 100 Challenge! All 11 state regions have recorded pledges. The March count is 808 pledges, $12,392 promised by Eta State members to support
future programs, projects, and scholarships. Imagine the difference you can make when your $10 pledge is combined with others from across the state. The Foundation challenges all NC members to show your passion and support for the professional and personal development of women educators and excellence in education. Pay it forward with a $10 pledge. The 100 Challenge Form is posted on the Eta State web site in the brochure. Pledges received before March 15 will be recognized at the state convention.
Mark the Dates-Convention Dates
April 24-26, 2015
Eta State Convention, Chapel Hill Sheraton, Chapel Hill (Region V)
June 17-20, 2015
Eta State Leadership Development Seminar, Raleigh, NC
July 15-18, 2015
Southeast Regional Conference, Westin Harbor Resort, Savannah, GA
April 22-24, 2016
Eta State Convention, Winston-Salem, NC (Region IX)
July 5-9, 2016
DKG International Convention, Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, TN
Revised Constitution is available now.
Check with your state organization president or rules committee chair to determine if chapter bylaws need revision due to changes made in the international governing documents at the 2014 convention. Download the updated Constitution and International Standing Rules at
Print versions are available for order through the Society Store.
Artsonia is the world’s largest kids’ art museum with over 31 million pieces
of student artwork on display. Uploading images of 2– or 3-D artwork is
free and helps boost the self-esteem of students seeing their work online!
Friends and family members of the students can view the artwork, join fan
clubs and leave personal comments for the artists. Families can purchase
custom keepsakes with their child’s artwork (mugs, t-shirts, mouse pads,
coasters, note cards and more), and schools earn 15% of the purchases!
Participation is completely free for teachers, students, and schools. In addition, there are over 5,000 lesson plans online, created by teachers, searchable by keywords, media, subject or grade level. The museum is open for students in grades pre-school through high school and is not just for art teachers!
February 12, 2015, Meeting Marion School
March 12, 2015, Delta Tau met at Joe’s Place. Leadership Development, chairman Sandy
Hamrick presented a program on leadership and an activity to get to know each other.
Margaret McGinnis won the prize.