Beta Upsilon Chapter meets

Published 10:27 am Monday, September 25, 2017

WILLIAMSTON – Delta Kappa Gamma sisters, members of Beta Upsilon Chapter from Gates, Hertford, Martin, Tyrrell, and Washington counties, convened on Sept. 16 at the Roanoke Country Club in Williamston for the fall meeting.

Vice President Kaye Dotson called the meeting to order and welcomed all. Kim Wagner followed with an inspiring message based upon a poem, “What is a Teacher.”

Of central importance for this meeting was the initiation of new members into the society. A candle-lit ceremony initiated educators Ganell Tyson from Bertie County, Cynthia Grimes from Martin County, Carlie Davis from Washington County, and Beth Douglas from Hertford County into the Beta Upsilon Chapter.

Sister members of Beta Upsilon welcomed new members to Delta Kappa Gamma and began sharing the intrinsic values of membership, including making life-long friends, enjoying the support of other passionate educators and benefiting from the personal opportunities DKG provides.

Phyllis Broughton and Mona Boyd shared pictures and information from the state convention in April and the southeast regional convention during the summer. Broughton’s presentation included information from both conventions and featured members Brenda White, Kathy Britt, Sarah Davis, and Kaye Dotson who had won awards or filled key positions at the convention(s).

Edith Warren was the chapter’s nominee for the Founder’s Day Award in 2017. She shared with the chapter highlights of her career and the honor she felt at being nominated for the Founder’s Day Award. Her commitment and service to education inspires members of DKG and offers an inspiring example to educators everywhere. She received a standing ovation from the chapter.

In other business it was announced that the chapter will be collecting books for Washington County Schools this year to support reading programs. Barbara Harrington shared illuminating statistics about illiteracy in America.

The chapter’s next meeting, hosted by Washington County members, will be Nov. 18 in Plymouth. The focus for the November meeting is the annual Bazaar to raise funds for scholarships awarded by the chapter.