Gamma Alpha Bulletin

Vol 19 No 2. October 1998

President's Message

It was wonderful seeing so many members at last month’s meeting! Gamma Alpha is off to a wonderful start. This month, Nancy Bielik has arranged for Elizabeth Homer to speak to Gamma Alpha. Ms. Homer was honored by Delta Kappa Gamma for initiating "Crossing the Millennium- The Women’s Book Project". This project is a grassroots effort to increase the number of books about women and women’s history in school libraries and media centers. We are also requesting that you bring a book(s) to donate to the Wayne County Family Center.


Minutes and Committee Reports


  • The Leadership Development Workshop for 1999 is set for Saturday, June 12, 1999. This is open to all chapter members. The event will occur in Traverse City and will be led by Paula Dent, Past State President and immediate Past International President. Forty dollars will include a lunch on the Grand Traverse Dinner Train. Hotel arrangements are on your own. Space is limited to forty people. Flyer included for your convenience.
  • Don’t forget Rockettes night.
  • There were many winners in the silent auction. Speaking as one of them, I’d like to thank those who contributed all those wonderful things. Good job!!



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1998-1999 CALENDAR

October 14:

Nancy Bielik, Legislation Committee chairman, brings us Elizabeth Homer who is an authority on equity education and Title IX. She is heading an effort to obtain books for school libraries that have female protagonists, feminine themes or are about women. We will also participate in the Lipstick Activity that Esther planned for us last month.

  • Remember to bring a book for the homeless shelter.

  • Tickets must be purchased by tonight for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at the Fox Theater. After tonight, any tickets remaining may be purchased for family and friends. As of this time, I haven’t received notification of how many tickets remain.

Dinner at 5:30; meeting at 7:00. Water Club Grill.

November 4:

Professional Affairs and Research, are co-sponsoring a Holiday Auction. Bring your auction items and come prepared to spend some serious money. The last auction was a huge success and loads of fun! Bring friends, family, anyone you can drag off the street. Proceeds go to our Grant-in-Aid fund. Enclosed you will find a response sheet, to be returned to Grace Morgan. The Water Club would appreciate advance notice of dinners for the larger crowd. Three selections of entrees are available. See the enclosed sheet for details.

Cocktails at 5:00; dinner at 5:30; auction at 7:00; Water Club.

December 2:

The Financial Committee is sponsoring a Holiday Get-Together at the Fox Theater to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

January 13:

The Executive Board will meet at 4:30 at the Water Club. Dinner will follow at 5:30. The Business Meeting will start at 7:00.

Judge Gail McKnight would like to speak to us about juvenile crime, etc. Her husband is a referee in juvenile court.

After we’ve taken care of business, Alice Duke’s daughter will give us a Longeberger basket demonstration. Bring your checkbooks, ladies. Proceeds will go to Gamma Alpha’s Grant-in-Aid fund.

February 10:

Membership will sponsor the nomination of new members.

The Service Committee asks that you bring personal care items for the shelter. These would include, but are not limited to, make-up. More details as the time nears.

Dinner at 5:30; meeting at 7:00.

March 10:

Prospective members will participate in orientation. Personal Growth is working with the Music Committee to prepare a presentation similar to "My Name is Annie" followed by a social evening.

Dinner at 5:30; meeting at 7:00 at the Water Club.

April 21:

New members will be initiated at the Birthday Dinner. Time and place TBA.

May 14-16:

State Convention at Mackinac Island!!! (I can hardly wait.) Details will follow in the Winter Wolverine.


3 Mary Clark
21 Alice Duke
22 Mary Foster
30 Joan Lyon

Gamma Alpha Executive Board

President: Jackie Smart
First Vice President: Barb Broadley
Second Vice President: Marie Canzoneri
Recording Secretary: Carol Holland
Corresponding Secretary: Cindy Dietz
Treasurer: Grace Morgan
Parliamentarian: Chris Smith
Past President: Alice Duke
Newsletter: Cindy Dietz