Nu Chapter held the November business meeting at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Hickory. After members enjoyed salad and homemade soups, a recognition ceremony for Nu members who have been awarded the Golden Key Award and those who served as Nu or Gamma Phi Chapter president. Golden Key recipients were presented with a pin to wear on their name badge. Past presidents received note cards.
President Leslie Black conducted the business meeting. Minutes of the September 2023 meeting were approved and the treasurer's report was accepted as presented. The president's report included information about the continuing alliance with Safe Harbor as our community project for 2023-2024, a recap of the Taste & Talk fundraiser, congratulations to Nu members who received grants from the NC DKG Educational Foundation Phyllis Frye Copeland Endowment, the "Make an Educator" Smile fundraiser for NCDKGEF, and Twenty-eight Days of Giving for the Foundation. Lee Ann Perry, Rules Committee chair, reviewed the proposed changes to the Nu Chapter Rules sent to all members prior to the meeting. After discussion and answering questions, voting was postponed as we were one member short of a quorum. An electronic ballot will be sent to all members to ratify the Chapter Rules amendments.
Committee reports included the following: Martha Brown (beginning teacher support) announced that a goodie bag is ready to deliver to the Catawba County Schools beginning teachers, and members are asked to deliver to schools close to them; Carol Bostian (membership) updated the number of active members and demonstrated updating the member biographical data sheets; Allison Patton (second vice president) announced that the 2023-2024 ROSE Award document has been posted, and Nu Chapter is already well on their way to collect points for the various activities and reports; Frances Hollar (notifications) announced that the updated contact lists for text messaging worked well for the November meeting; and Leslie Black (nominations) invited members to let her know if interested in serving as a Nu Chapter officer.
Delta Kappa Gamma is an international honor society that promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.