Gamma Alpha Bulletin

Vol 19 No 3. Nov/Dec 1998/ Jan 1999

President's Message

"Get Smart"

The December meeting at the Fox Theater proved to be a wonderful way to begin the holiday season. A special thank you to Grace who arranged the evening and ordered such spectacular seats. All of us kick-lined up the aisle at the end of the show. Our Holiday Auction was a financial success and a delightful evening. Our Music Chairman, Carol Anderson, provided us with lovely background Christmas music. An auction report is included in the newsletter. I want to encourage all of our members to serve as talent scouts searching for key women educators whose service to education makes them ideal recipients of Invitations to Membership. We have lost five members this year. According to the Membership Initiative which the Society encourages each chapter to be a part of, each chapter should:

  • Gain 10% new members
  • Retain 95% current members
  • Reclaim 10% of former members by Reinstatement.
See all of you at the January meeting. Check the calendar for details.



The Holiday Auction

The Women's Book Project

Minutes from Nov 4th Meeting

Membership Report


Gamma Alpha Bulletin: GAB

Chapter Chatter

Ladies, I'm not on the grapevine yet. I've received no phone calls or notes. Is it because my internet is still giving me trouble? I promise by next time to have an address on the net. I feel so out of the loop!

Deadline for articles for the next Bulletin is January 20th. Send your copy to Cindy Dietz. Please drop me a line!



Fast Facts

Did you know that Delta Kappa Gamma Society International has 151,000 members? Did you know that there are 3,100 chapters located in Canada,

Costa Rica, El Salvador, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Iceland, Mexico, Norway, Puerto Rico, Sweden, The Netherlands, and the United States of America? Delta Kappa Gamma became international when women educators from Vancouver, Canada became founders of Canada's Alpha chapter in 1952.

Two recipients of World Fellowships are studying in Michigan. They are Patricia Sithole (MSU), from Zimbabwe, and Carolina Segovia (U of M), from Chile. If you would like to send them a card, addresses can be found in the Nov. '98 DKG News.

Visit the Society Web site at


Judy Handley, Service Project chairman, delivered nearly 80 new children's books (with Gamma Alpha's newly designed bookplate) to the Wayne County Family Center in November. The facility's administrator commented on our '97 sweatshirt project and wondered when Gamma Alpha would be returning. Judy has some project ideas she would like to share at the January meeting.

1998-1999 CALENDAR

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 will speak to us regarding juvenile crime, etc. Her husband is a referee in juvenile court so she can offer insights from his perspective also. After we’ve taken care of business, Alice Duke’s daughter will give us a Longaberger 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. Bring your Recommendation for Membership form. The Service Project Committee asks that you bring personal care items for the shelter. These would include, but are not limited to, make-up. More details in the next newsletter. Dinner at 5:30 at Water Club; meeting at 7:00.

March 10:

Prospective members will participate in orientation. Personal Growth is working with the Music Committee to adapt "My Name is Annie" for our viewing pleasure. A social hour will follow. 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’s Grand Hotel!! I’ve enclosed the registration form from the President’s Mailing that Jackie received. Full information will be in the Winter Wolverine. Hotel information (so you can start saving):

Category I
(Smaller, interior rooms)
$150 $235
Category II
(Larger, interior-view and small lake-view rooms)
$190 $315
Category III
Special deluxe lake-view guest rooms, some with balcony)
$235 $405

Prices are daily, per person, based on Double Occupancy).

Additional persons when occupying same room with two persons and on a rollaway bed: 18 years and over, $99 daily per person.

All rooms include full breakfast and dinner.



  2 Debbie Ervin
10 Sherry Green
15 Judy Kolassa
24 Christine Smith


  2 Candy Vaphiadis
12 Barb Broadley
30 Judi Fisher
     Simonne Grzesik


  1 Carol Anderson
  7 Donna Colaianne
13 Mary Jo Dreffs
30 Marie Canzoneri
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