Gamma Alpha Bulletin
The "Back to School" sales mean one thing, summer is almost over! With school supplies purchased and a new tote bag, I am ready to "maximize the millennium". I have been busy this summer with a Project Read workshop, a Week With AIMS-Math Connections workshop and extensive chauffeur duties transporting my girls about. Executive Board met in June and some exciting programs were planned for this year. Committee chairmen should return the meeting planning sheet to Barbara Broadley. Please review the calendar for specific meeting information and I'll see you in September.
JackieReminder:Bring vacation souvenirs for the World Fellowship raffle and school supply items for Wayne County Family Center children when you come to the September meeting. Grace Morgan reminds us that dues are to be paid at (or before) the September meeting. Dues are $73 for working members and $58 for retirees.
Minutes in a Minute
The Four Cornerstones of Fitness
Want to start exercising, but don't know where to begin? According to the new book Exercise: A Guide From the National Institute on Aging, an exercise plan should focus on the following four areas:
When exercising with free weights -typical exercises include arm raises, biceps curls, triceps extensions- do eight to 15 repetitions in a row with each arm, wait a minute, then do another set
If you can't lift a weight eight times it's too heavy for you- start with something lighter.
For a free copy of Exercise: A Guide From the National Institute on Aging, call the NIA at 800-222-2225 or online at weboflife.arc.nasa.gov/exerciseandaging.
The Northeast Regional Conference was held in Indianapolis on July 14-17. Information and photos about the convention can be found on the Society Web site at: http://www.deltakappagamma.org.
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Johnnye Summerville will receive her doctorate in December. Congratulations!
Sandy Becher went to the NEA convention with her husband, Steve in Orlando over the 4th of July. Actually, Steve went to the convention and Sandy went to Universal Studios and Disney World. She also attended a conference on Accelerated Math in Nashville.
Marcia Scarr played golf and grandma this summer.
Carol Holland has also been a busy grandma this summer.
June Chartrand spent five weeks in England this summer.
No one else responded to my plea for news.
Meeting dates of interest:
State Executive Board
Sheraton Hotel, Lansing, MI
Fall Workshop is not just for the President. Any interested member may attend. Enclosed you will find the registration form for the workshop and hotel information (if you want to Lansing the night before and a list of the planned workshops.
McCamley Plaza Hotel
50 Capital Avenue SW
The State has just started its own web-site. Check it out at: http://www.deltakappagamma.org/MI
Tonight's meeting will be held at:
Richard's Family Restaurant
39305 Plymouth Road
Livonia (734) 464-3354
Dinner/socializing will begin at 5:30. The meeting starts at 7:00. Sponsors are World Fellowship Committee and Executive Board.
Bring your vacation souvenir for the raffle. Proceeds go to international scholarships. The Service Project Committee also requests that you bring school supplies for bags we will be making for the children living at the Wayne County Family Center. Washable markers, pens, colored pencils, glue sticks, pencils, erasers, crayons and notepads are some suggested items. The materials you donate will be placed in bags and given to the children following our October 13 activity/meeting.
"Ordinary People Do Extraordinary Things"
Service Project Committee sponsors tonight's hands-on activity. We will start with a pizza and salad dinner with residents from the Wayne County Family Center at:
Dinner will begin at 5:30. From approximately 6:15- 7:30, we will take the families through a series of math and science activities that are designed to be fun and educational. The activities will be prepared by the Service Project Committee. We need members to help serve food, clean-up and facilitate the activities. Judy Handley will explain the activities during the September meeting. Wayne-Westland transportation department will provide a bus for the residents. Bring a game that uses math or science- if you desire. We will present the games to the Center and give each child a bag of school supplies.
Judge Gail McKnight will speak to us about juveniles in the legal system. Judge McKnight has been rescheduled from last January's snow storm. New Member Presentation also will be held this evening after our speaker. Bring your Recommendation for Membership form. The meeting will be held at Richard's Family Restaurant (39305 Plymouth Road, Livonia). Dinner/socializing will begin at 5:30. The meeting starts at 7:00
December 8, 1999
Executive Board, committee chairmen and any interested members will meet at Hayes Elementary in Livonia at 4:00.
Professional Affairs and Research will sponsor a joint meeting with Gamma Gamma (Plymouth chapter). Jackie has arranged for State Attorney General, Jennifer Granholm to speak to our collective chapters, guests and any dignitaries we can "scrape" up. Granholm's topic is the importance of educating children in schools regarding appropriate internet usage and any ensuing safety issues. It is important that we have a good showing. So plan on coming with a friend (or two).
Gamma Gamma will make arrangements buffet and securing the location. The meeting to be held at:
Summit on the Park
11505 Canton Center Road
We will "gather" at 4:30, buffet and socializing from 5:00-6:00, speaker/forum at 6:00. Further updates about cost when details are firmed up.
Membership Committee and Executive Board will welcome prospective members to orientation. Marie and her committee will explain the "wonders" of being a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Executive Board will delight everyone with the amazing lipstick activity. Nominations Committee will present their slate of officers for the 2000-2002 biennium. Dinner and socializing with new members will begin at 5:30. The meeting will be held at Richard's Family Restaurant (39305 Plymouth Road, Livonia).
March 11 or 18
Seminar 2000 TBA
Initiation of New Members
Installation of New Officers
Bring candy and Easter goodies for baskets we will be making for the Wayne County Family Center. Peter Cottontail's helpers will deliver them to the shelter. Time and place TBA.
State Convention will be held in Battle Creek.
Education is not preparation for life: education is life itself - John Dewey
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