Gamma Alpha Bulletin

"The GAB"
Vol 21 No 2. November-December 2000

President's Message
"Greetings from Grace"

Thank you, for helping to make the service project a success.  From the arrival of the families from the homeless shelter, until their departure you
gave much of yourselves.  Your prior planning, preparation and coordination
helped make the evening a wonderful memory.  Involving the children in acting out the story, providing the reading kits, the craft and dinner provide a fast paced activity to the families, our
membership and guests.     
We have 12 women that have indicated that they are interested in joining
our chapter.  We need to welcome them into the chapter and get them involved
in committees and activities.

Committee chairman, if you have any stationary supplies left from previous committee meetings , bring them to the November meeting.


Images of Mother

4 years of age: My mommy can do anything.

12 years of age: My mother doesn’t really know quite everything.

16 years of age: She’s hopelessly old fashioned.

25 years of age: Well, she might know a little bit about it.

35 years of age: Before we decide, let’s get Mom’s opinion.

65 years of age: Wish I could talk it over with Mom.

Source: Hill’ St. News

Positive Thoughts

Look toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.

Source: Sundial in Sussex, England

It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.

Source: Lena Horne

Relaxing Rituals

Caffeine has been suspected of causing tension, so establish a healthier alternative to that daily dose of Joe by choosing another ritualistic beverage. Try starting or ending your day with fresh squeezed orange juice, a smoothie, or liquid vitamins. Consumption of vitamins such as B6 and B12 can help with stress reduction. And don’t forget that healthy glass of fresh water eight times a day!

Source: 52 Relaxing Rituals by Lynn Gordon


The October meeting was called to order by President Grace Morgan at 6:00 p.m. at Dunleavy’s Grill in Plymouth.

The treasurer’s report was presented.

Checking account: $1,072.74

Savings account: $6,717.53

Dues are the same as last year-- $73 for teaching members, $58 for retired members.

Corresponding secretaries received a letter from Abby Roche wishing to resign. Members voted that Abby should remain a member. We miss you Abby!

Sign-up for a committee!!!! There is still time.


Sixteen prospective women were presented for membership. Twelve women will be initiated in November.

Silent Auction netted $166.00 plus several quarters from those who forgot their pins.

Remember to send in any financial questions to Marie before the January meeting.

New members:

Linda Cox
Laura S. Barrett
Josie Flores
Marge Braun
Diana Markley
Ruth Sommerman
Hetal Patel
Susan England
Victoria L. Kurkowski
Diana M. Anselm
Virgina Strand
Aggie Quirk

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Chapter Chatter

All of our members who attended the fall workshops at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort had a great time. Marie was a winner at the casino.

Service Projects Report

On October 18th, the members of Gamma Alpha chapter and eleven prospective members met with the families of the Wayne County Family Center.  Dr. Johnnye Summerville, principal of Elliott Elementary School welcomed the families and said a few words about Delta Kappa Gamma and our chapter service project for the community. After an impromptu puppet show about "The Three Bears" featuring children from the center, Donna Colaianne presented key features about the literacy R.E.A.D.Y. kits (Read, Educate And Develop Youth) that were given to the parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. School-age children were given books and bags filled with needed supplies for school.  The families and members enjoyed dinner together. The children were able to design a special bookmark until it was time for them to hop on the bus and head back to the Family Center.

Jackie Smart
Service Project Chairman

State Stats

March 23-24, 2001 Leadership Development Retreat, Kettunen Center East Lansing.

April 27-29, 2001 Alpha Iota State Convention at Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids. Details will be in the Winter Wolverine.


Information can be found on the Society Web site at:

2000-2001 CALENDAR

November 29

The Membership Committee will initiate new members. The meeting will be held at Dunleavy’s Grill located at:

340 N. Main Street
Plymouth, MI

Dinner will be at 4:30. The meeting will start at 5:30.Dunleavy's has asked for a count of women that will be attending the dinner. We would like to know if you are coming for just the initiation so that we can set up the room. Please R.S.V.P. to Grace by Wednesday, November 22.  My number is 734 207-1627.    Or you can e-mail me at the address on the front of the newsletter. After the initiation there will be a glass etching activity for those who wish to participate.

December 6

Executive Board will meet at Hayes Elementary in Livonia at 4:00. Hayes is located off of Ann Arbor Trail west of Merriman. Committee chairs and any interested members are welcome to attend.

January 17

The Executive Board will sponsor the second Business Meeting. After chapter business is conducted, the Finance Committee tentatively has a speaker arranged to talk about financial planning. The meeting will be held at Dunleavy’s Grill located at:

340 N. Main Street
Plymouth, MI

Dinner will be at 4:30. The meeting will start at 5:30.

February 14

Personal Growth will sponsor this meeting. "Promotional Concepts" is tentatively scheduled to help Gamma Alpha market something that could be sold at the State Convention. The profits could be used for our Grant-in-Aid. The meeting will be held at Dunleavy’s Grill located at:

340 N. Main Street
Plymouth, MI

Dinner will be at 4:30. The meeting will start at 5:30.

March 21

Research Committee is in charge of the meeting. We hope they have some good ideas! Details TBA in future newsletter. The meeting will probably be held at Dunleavy’s Grill located at:

340 N. Main Street
Plymouth, MI

Dinner will be at 4:30. The meeting will start at 5:30.

April 27-29

The State Convention will be held in Grand Rapids at the Grand Amway Plaza. Attendance has been dropping off at conventions and all chapter members are encouraged to consider joining in the fun. Once you attend a convention, you’ll return each year. The winter issue of the Wolverine will have registration forms and details.

May 19

Detroit Metro Council Birthday Luncheon will be held at the Grosse Point War Memorial. Birthday Committee will need to work with the Metro Council. Grace, Judy Kolassa and Jackie will be meeting with Metro Council September 23. Details will be available at the September meeting and in future newsletters.



21 Alice Duke
22 Mary Foster
30 Joan Lyon

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

12 Barbara Broadley
30 Judi Fisher

Gamma Alpha Executive Board

President: Grace Morgan
First Vice President: Judy Kolassa
Second Vice President: Judi Fisher
Recording Secretary: Carol Holland
Corresponding Secretaries: Bonnie Franka
Joan Murray
Treasurer: Cindy Dietz
Past President: Jackie Smart