Gamma Psi Chapter meets virtually

The Gamma Psi Chapter of NC DKG and Delta Kappa Gamma International held their fall meeting on Saturday, September 12, via Zoom. Gamma Psi members are educators from Elkin and Yadkin County. There were 20 members present online.

After greetings from President Melva Edmisten good news was shared. She welcomed Amanda Brewer as a returning member to the chapter, shared the chapter’s recent state awards in Chapter Achievements, and recognized Sylvia Wingler for her Pelican Rest Watercolor Painting which was shared in the 2020 DKG Bulletin Collegial Exchange, Delta Kappa Gamma International magazine.

A reorientation program was presented by Karen Spencer. Karen shared historical background on the Delta Kappa Gamma Society which included its formation, brief history and founding leaders. Many facts and background knowledge about the twelve founders helped the members to see why each one was considered progressive leaders in education.

President Edmisten began the business meeting with acceptance of the last meeting minutes and the proposed budget for the 2020-2021 year. She then reviewed the focus of state and chapter strategic plans followed by committee chairs sharing individual goals for the coming year. Information was shared on how to continue fall support of the local community outreach Yadkin Christian Ministries and Schools for Africa, a DKG initiative.

Patsy Burgess, scholarship chair, shared her report on the five young women pursuing degrees in education that are supported by chapter grants. Following her report, a discussion was held on ways to hold the chapter’s annual silent auction fund raiser since it is unknown about meeting in person during November. This event is the only funding means for the chapter’s Eva Hines Incentive Grant of which monies are given in support of local graduating high school seniors pursuing a career in education. A motion was proposed and will be sent electronically to each member to enable their vote on this plan in accordance to the chapter standing rules.

President Edmisten closed the meeting by thanking everyone for attending the first Zoom meeting and looking forward to the next meeting on November 14.