The Alpha Delta Chapter of Alpha Epsilon State, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met for their spring meeting on May 7 at the Otwell Methodist Church. Hostesses were Linda Hayes, Ruthanne Burkhart, and the N. E. Dubois teachers and retirees. The tables were decorated with beautiful cut flowers. Each place setting had a coaster made by Audrey Case’s class. Their school has a laser engraver and router, and they are planning to start a business next year.
The program was presented by Pat Douglas. She had the honor of going to Japan with a group of students in a program sponsored by Toyota. They toured Tokyo first and then went on to Tahara City where they spent time in the schools. Pat taught an art class while she was there. She said the students there were very friendly and respectful. They do not have janitors in the school. The students do the cleaning, and they cook their lunch in the classroom. While in Japan, they stayed with host families.
Co-president Jayna Wild presided at the business meeting. Elizabeth Schaffer, chairperson of the Scholarship Committee, announced the winner of DKG $500 scholarship to be awarded to a student planning to enter the field of education. The name of the recipient will be released at her school’s awards’ program.
Ruthanne Burkhart presented the Founders’ Day program. The original members of Alpha Delta Chapter were the center of attention. Ruth Jackman spoke about many of the charter members she knew, and other members joined in remembering those they had been acquainted with or had as teachers. Members were given a word search with charter members’ names and the door prize was given to Rhonda York for finding the most.
The next meeting will be held on Oct. 1 at Harpers’ Party Barn in Washington.