Gamma Alpha Bulletin

Vol 19 No 6. April 1999

President's Message
"Get Smart"

Gamma Alpha met three key women teachers interested in joining our chapter in March. Our fourth prospective member withdrew because of family illness. I’m sure that after the Readers Theater presentation of "My Name is Annie", Joan Murray, Andrea Griffin and Johnnye Summerville can hardly wait to be initiated into Gamma Alpha and wonder if they really need to run out and buy a hat and gloves for the meetings! On April 21st, we will be celebrating the 20th Birthday of our chapter. The Birthday Committee has some surprises in store, so it should be a fun evening.


Society Symbols

International Information - 1999 Northeast Regional Conference

Wayne County Family Center - update

My Name Is Annie

State Stats

May 14-16 is the date of this year’s Alpha Iota State Convention. Join us at the magnificent Grand Hotel for a weekend of "genuine spiritual fellowship". Listed below are a few of the scheduled workshops:

  • Plant a Seed –Read
  • My Name’s Not Cinderella and the Glass Slipper Doesn’t Fit
  • Cinderella Stories Around the World
  • Paula’s Pearls (or Rocks) of Wisdom
  • Take Charge, Take Control, Take Time For Me!
  • Plus several other workshops specifically aimed at improving chapters.

New Alpha Iota State Officers have been nominated and will be initiated during the convention.

  • Presidential Nominee- Mary Tracey
  • First VP Nominee- Jan Watson
  • Second VP Nominee- Judy Foster
  • Recording Secretary- Barb Beckers Corresponding Sec.- Kay Calley-Martin
Nominating Committee Nominees:
  • Sally Garrison
  • Kathleen Muench
  • Doris Masserang
  • Barbara Davis
  • Cynthia Jenzen

Biographies can be found in the Spring Wolverine regarding each candidate. One of the future officers has been in Delta Kappa Gamma for only six years. Barb Beckers has jumped into the organization and gotten involved at the state level.

The Grand Hotel says that reservations forms for our convention are due no later than 30 days prior to the start of the convention. After this date, the room block being held for us will be released and subject to availability. Reservation forms can be faxed (906-847-3259) or mailed to:

Reservations Manager
Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Gamma Alpha was in attendance at the 1991 State Convention at Mackinac Island. Click here for the photo.

Esther Loskowske found this tidbit to finish the newsletter.

If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can resist complaining and boring other people with your troubles,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can overlook it when something goes wrong through no fault of yours and those you love take it out on you,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can ignore a friend’s limited education and never correct him,
If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can say honestly that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, color, religion or politics,
Then my friend, you are almost as good as your dog.

1998-1999 CALENDAR

April 21:

The Birthday Dinner will be held at:

Hawthorne Valley Country Club
7300 Merriman Road
Westland, Michigan

Cash Bar: 6:00 p.m.
Initiation Ceremony: 6:30 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.

Flyers regarding the entrées and prices were handed out at the March meeting and sent to those who were not in attendance. RSVP’s and checks should be mailed to Esther Loskowske by April 9th. We hope to see you there to celebrate Gamma Alpha’s 20th Birthday and to initiate three new members.

May 14-16:

State Convention at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel. See State Stats report.


3 Marcia Scarr
8 Evelyn Shuput
18 Celestine Sanders
22 Shirley Wahlstrom

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

Deadline for articles for the next Bulletin is May 10. Send your copy to Cindy Dietz.