Gamma Alpha Bulletin

Vol 18 No 3. November/December 1997

President's Message

I'm pleased so many people turned out for our October meeting. State President Eileen Rodak was impressed by the involvement of our members. The Service Project committee has a report in this month's newsletter. On another note, your prayers and mine were answered. The cancer has not returned! I will share more at the November meeting. Mary Jo and Sherry have a great presentation planned for this month. See you there. Alice

Wayne County Family Center - Report and Photos

Committee Reports

Children First - Detroit Free Press

Save Our Sisters!


Alice and Jackie attended the "Therapeutic Massage" session at the Fall Workshop. They found out that anyone can do therapeutic massage with some key bits of information and the benefits are reciprocal. Alice and Jackie might be spending too much time together!

Gamma Alpha Bulletin: GAB

Chapter Chatter

Simonne Grzesik attended last month's meeting and brought a flyer about Stage IV ACT, the new adult community theater project she is involved with in Wayne. A flyer for donations is attached to the newsletter.

Nancy Bielik's mother passed away this summer. We're very sorry for your loss, Nancy.

June Chartrand, our snowbird, has left for Arizona. She is leaving earlier each year! See you in April, June.

Carol Holland and Grace Morgan are planning a trip to Australia and New Zealand in the near future.

Members who attended last month's meeting were: Bonnie Schweitzer, Debbie Ervin, Marcia, Scarr, Judi Fisher, Barb Broadley, Ruth Everett, Helen Mate, Carol Anderson, Donna Colaianne, Grace Morgan, June Chartrand, Nancy Bielik, Shirley Wahlstrom, Susie Miller, Jackie Smart, Mary Hendrien, Cindy Dietz, Carol Holland, Fran Saenz, Simonne Grzesik, Marie Canzoneri, Colleen Retherford, Esther Loskowske and Judy Handley. If you are missing from this list and are not currently on a milk carton, try to attend this month's meeting.

State Stats

129 members attended the Fall Workshop held in Lansing in September. $150 was raised for the World Fellowship Scholarship fund from the proceeds of a 50-50 raffle.

Beta Gamma chapter was dissolved. Nine members transferred to Psi chapter near Grand Rapids.

May 30, 1998 The Leadership Development workshop will be held in Claire, Michigan.

All chapter members are requested to send $2 to help pay for Dr. Paula Dent's reception in Dallas this summer. The reception costs about $7,000 and Alpha Iota State-Michigan is responsible for the cost.

May 1-3, 1998 is the State Convention. It will be held in Troy , Michigan. Registration information will be in the Winter Wolverine.


If you have questions or concerns about Society publications, items for the Delta Kappa Gamma NEWS, or questions about submitting articles, art or poetry to the Bulletin is the e-mail address. Jane Posten, Communications Administrator, will answer your questions.

The address for questions about general Society concerns, such as scholarships, membership, travel or programs and projects is Those questions will be answered by Dr. Theresa Fechek, Executive Coordinator or Dr. Isabel Wheeler, Program Services Administrator.

Deadline for articles for the next Bulletin is Dec 20. Send your copy to Jackie Smart. Please drop me a line!

Jackie Smart

1997/1998 CALENDAR

November 5: This month's meeting is sponsored by the Professional Affairs Committee. There will be a True Colors presentation (personality traits) given by our own Alice Duke. Dinner will be at 5:30 at the Water Club Grill, Inc. and the presentation will begin at 7:00.

December 10: The Music Committee (June, Esther, Sandy and Colleen) will send a flyer letting you know what's happening in December.

January 14: Executive Board meets at 4:00 at Water Club Grill, Inc. Dinner will be at 5:30 and the Business Meeting will be at 7:00. This meeting is sponsored by the Scholarship Committee. After our Business Meeting, we will make Valentine Sweatshirts and/or decorative gasoline gloves. More details as the time nears.

February 11: We will meet at Water Club Grill, Inc. for dinner at 5:30 and present applications for new members at 7:00. Shirley and Cindy will arrange a speaker to share career options for high school students. More specifics will be available later.

March 11: Personal Growth and Membership Committees will sponsor our new member orientation meeting. We will meet at Water Club Grill, Inc. for dinner at 5:30 and the meeting will begin at 7:00. April 1: Installation of Officers, Initiation of New Members and Birthday Dinner will be held at a location to be announced.

May 1-3:State Convention, Troy. Details will be in the Winter Wolverine.

Meet Our Members
This issue: meet Grace Morgan


2 Debbie Ervin
10 Sherry Green
12 Janet Haas
24 Christine Smith


2 Candy Vaphiadis
12 Barb Broadley
14 Roxanne Sparkman
30 Judi Fisher
30 Simonne Grzesik

Gamma Alpha Executive Board

President: Alice Duke
First Vice President: Shirley Wahlstrom
Second Vice President: Mary Jo Dreffs
Recording Secretary: Mary Foster
Corresponding Secretary: Jackie Smart
Treasurer: Grace Morgan
Parliamentarian: Esther Loskowske
Past President: Marie Canzoneri
Newsletter: Jackie Smart