Our Founder's Day Program, of Delta Kappa Gamma, was held on
May 5, 2018, at Moundbuilder’s Country Club.
Our President Edna Ridenbaugh welcomed our members and special guests: Rev. Jeff Gill. Sonya Schmid, Cailyn Sutliff, Mackenzie Holt, Natasha Spinell, Abigail Isaly and their guests. We also welcomed Dawn Tonnaman, a potential new member.
We all enjoyed a wonderful brunch and the chance to catch up with our members and introduce ourselves to our special guests.
Diane Green introduced our new scholarship winners. Sonya Schmid attends OSU-N and will be doing her student teaching in a
first grade classroom, at Ben Franklin this fall. Cailyn Sutliff also attends OSU-N and will do her student teaching in the fall, in a first-grade classroom, at Granville Elementary. Mackenzie Holt is our high school scholarship winner. She will be attending Cedarville University this fall. Mackenzie plans to earn her Early Childhood Degree and possibly a Special Education Degree. She would like to teach overseas through missionary work.
Our scholarship winners from last year, Abigail Isaly and Natasha Spinell, were very excited to share their experiences during their student teaching. They were both very appreciative of the scholarship that could provide clothing, gas, books, bulletin boards supplies, and many other items they will have to use in their own classroom.
President Edna Ridenbaugh introduced our special guest speaker, Rev. Jeff Gill. Mr. Gill's program was on two wonderful women from Licking County. The first woman, Victoria Woodhull, lived in Homer, Ohio. She was the very first woman to run for President of the United States. She ran even though women could not vote at the time! Mary Hartwell Catherwood was born on Dec. 16, 1847, in Licking County. At the tender age of 13, she went to Columbus, Ohio to take the teacher's test and passed! Her many experiences in Ohio and ending in Chicago, led her to be the first famous woman writer in the 1880's.
Patty Denune had a fun and learning activity for us today. She started out with some “Did you know facts”, about Delta Kappa Gamma, such as we support 13 schools in South Africa, we support the United Nations, you can buy health, life, and home insurance, and sign up on Go Ahead Tours. Patty also gave us a short quiz on our mission statement, vision statement, history, and general knowledge. We also learned about the funds and what they support.
A special thank-you goes out to Jodi Gwin, Diane Lacko Pries, and Kay Hickman for all the beautiful table decorations and the individual notebook favors.
Sign-up sheets were passed around so you could sign for the committees you wanted. If you could not make it to the brunch you can call Debbie Jones, and she will sign you up.
We would like to thank our officers of 2016-2018: Edna Ridenbaugh, Eileen McNally, Kayla Hughes, Judy Davis, Debbie Weber, Debbie Jones, and Cherisse Hopper for their service.
Our installation of new officers for 2018-2020, was held today. They are: Co-Presidents: Edna Ridenbaugh and Sandy Stoker; First Vice President: Eileen McNally; Second Vice President: Kayla Hughes;
Recording Secretary: Debbie Weber; Corresponding Secretary: Jan Cassell; Treasurer: Debbie Jones; Parliamentarian: Cherisse Hopper.
Summer Dates To Remember:
June 5, 2018 Newark Public Library
Room B June Executive Meeting 2:30-6:00pm
August 7, 2018 Newark Public Library Room A
All officers and committee chairs are to meet. 3:00-4:30pm
I wish you a wonderful summer with your families and safe travels, too. I look forward to seeing you all in the fall!
Respectfully submitted by,