Alpha Delta Kappa ~~ Beta Xi

Stick to What's Important ~~Sept. 2014 Newsletter

What's Important?

Education ~
"I teach because I love it. I cannot give it up."
Eleanor Roosevelt, as wife of the governor of New York, refused to give up the job that meant the most to her -- teaching American History and 19th Century Literature 3 days a week at the Todd Hunter School for Girls in Manhattan. She wanted to instill in the girls some of the qualities that her favorite teacher taught her: open-mindedness, independent thinking, and social consciousness.

Family ~
How wonderful to welcome new baby girl -- Ashton Cole Cahela -- to Beta Xi sister Brittney Cahela and her husband. Ashton was born Sept. 8 at 8:43p.m. She arrived weighing 9 lbs. 2 ozs. and was 21 1/2 " long. We can't wait to see her!

Vickie Billhimer's husband Jim is going through both radiation and chemotherapy. This will last for 10 weeks till the end of Oct. We will continue to keep them in our prayers.
Hopefully, we will see Vickie in Nov.

Chapter meetings ~
Thank you to Betty Letlow for volunteering to be our secretary until Vickie can take care of the matters at home with Jim. Susan Hagan, we appreciate the times you have stepped into this role when needed also.

September will be the first meeting at our new time. Come at 6:15 for refreshments and the meeting will start at 6:30.

This month's meeting will be at the home of Betty Letlow, 806 Forestdale Court, Opelika (745-6694).

Remember that Juanita Owsley will be taking up dues.

Our program this month will be on Storybook Farm's Hope on Horseback.

Altruism and World Understanding ~
After the votes were counted across the country, the 2014- 2015 International World Understanding Project became Books on the Move. The project will provide a bookmobile, books, 2 computers, etc. This will encourage reading among all members, not just children, of the Lakota/Sioux tribe on their reservation in South Dakota. Plus it will increase literacy & graduation rates in this remote, high poverty area.

You are invited to attend the International Teacher Education (ITE) Weekend in Kansas City, Missouri, for 3 days this Nov.14 -16. This will be a Cultural and Educational Exchange between Alpha Delta Kappa members from different states and countries.
Registration is due Oct.1.

If you still want to provide toy bears and baby mittens for Children's in Birmingham, remember that this is an ongoing state project. Bring them to chapter meetings.

What's important? YOU are!
We ended our last meeting with Karen Lamb's quote; "A year from now, you will wish you had started today." Have you done something in the last month to improve yourself, to take care of you?