Gamma Alpha Bulletin

Vol 17 No 2. October 1996

President's Message
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1996-97 CALENDAR

October 9- Service Projects Committee is the sponsor of Increasing Women’s Self Esteem workshop. Liz Holland, daughter-in-law of Carol Holland and Artistry Products consultant, will offer a make-up and color analysis presentation. We will learn to apply make-up to enhance features and hide flaws. This will be a "hands-on" activity. There is no pressure to purchase products, but if you choose to do so, bring your checkbook. Also, after contacting the director of the Wayne County Family Center, we are requesting that you bring a package of large or extra large diapers for the center and a small box of tampons. We will be assembling hygiene bags at the meeting for the women in the center and the tampons will go into the bags.

November 20- Personal Growth Committee will sponsor a "Holiday Auction". Bring an item for the auction and a friend. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the scholarship fund. Marie Canzoneri will coordinate the auction. Details to follow.

December 11- Executive Board Meeting at Schweitzer School at 4:15 p.m.

January 8- Business meeting and new member presentation will take place this month. Phase I of Alpha Iota State, Michigan Strategic Plan is "To secure and maintain an active involved membership." Mary Jo Dreffs is Membership Chairman. Membership forms will be in the January newsletter. The Professional Affairs Committee (Sherry Green and Mary Jo) will provide a speaker on the latest brain research. Details to follow.

February 5- New member introduction and orientation. We will meet our prospective members and present a short program about our chapter activities and the purposes of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Afterwards, Marie Canzoneri will provide a travel show for our entertainment. Details to follow.

March 12- This meeting will be sponsored by the Legislation Committee. Details regarding the speaker(s) will follow. We will also donate books and/or other needed items for the Wayne County Family Center.

April 9- Birthday Dinner and Initiation of New Members will be held at Kiernan’s in Dearborn.

April 25-27 State Convention at the Amway Hotel in Grand Rapids.

No May meeting.

Photos from the September meeting

Minutes of Business Meeting September 11, 1996

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Chapter Chatter

Carol Holland, recent retiree, is busy subbing in first grade at Tyler School.

Members are requested to write a note of encouragement to Abby Roche, our reserve member in Florida, who is having some tests done.

Bonnie Schweitzer, a retired Livonia principal, was reinstated at the September meeting.

Grace Morgan, our chapter treasurer, has attached a "reminder to pay dues" note to each of the newsletters of unpaid members. Remember, dues have been raised $23 per person to cover expenses as noted in the minutes. A Treasurer’s Report is enclosed for those who did not attend September’s meeting.

Marcia Scarr will be wintering in Florida from late October to April. We’ll miss her at our meetings this year.

Our personal travel consultant, Marie Canzoneri, is ready to book a cruise for your upcoming winter and spring holidays.

All Aboard Travel Co.
17177 N. Laurel Park Drive
Livonia, MI 48152
Bus. (313) 591-3322, Fax. (313) 591-3327
State Stats

Fall Workshops

October 4,5…Livonia (Holiday Inn, Six Mile and I-275)

October 19…Holland (Holiday Inn)

Several workshop descriptions sound very interesting. Registration and workshop information is included in the Summer 1996 Wolverine.

April 22-27, 1997…Next year’s State Convention will be held at the Amway Grand Am in Grand Rapids. This date is for those who really like to plan ahead.

Remember Gamma Alpha Bulletin is now on-line. Visit our web site at and leave me a message if you find it. Also, if you have information you feel other women in education may be interested in, please drop me line or call. Retirees should let me know what’s going as well. Deadline for articles for the November Bulletin is October 24. Send your copy to Jackie Smart. (email us!)

Jackie Smart

Meet Our Members
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3 Mary Clark
19 Clare Howell
21 Alice Duke
22 Mary Foster
30 Joan Lyon

Health News
Dietary Guidelines
1996-1998 Executive Board
Alice Duke
First Vice President:
Shirley Wahlstrom
Second Vice President:
Mary Jo Dreffs
Recording Secretary:
Mary Foster
Corresponding Secretary:
Jackie Smart
Grace Morgan
Esther Loskowske
Past President:
Marie Canzoneri
Jackie Smart