Nu Chapter

Region X Catawba County

The North Carolina State Organization

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International

Nu Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is located in Region X of the North Carolina State Organization. The chapter includes educators from Hickory, Newton, and Conover located in the beautiful Catawba Valley at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Next Nu Chapter Event

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Treasured Roses Ceremony

& Chapter Business Meeting

9:00 a.m. Meet & Greet Social Time

9:30 a.m. Treasured Roses & Business Meeting

In-Person at

NC Cooperative Extension - Catawba County Center (Newton)

Livestream for those attending virtually


NC DKG President Beth Winstead:

Linking the Past, Present and Future

Nu November 4, 2021

Business Meeting Documents

Endowment Fund

From Dream to Reality

Nu Chapter has dreamed of establishing an endowed fund for several years. Now, that dream is a reality! Thanks to a generous donation from Phyllis Copeland’s family, the Phyllis Frye Copeland Endowed Fund is now finalized. The initial funds are in the hands of the NC DKG Educational Foundation, and plans are underway to begin funding grants to Catawba County teachers in the fall of 2022.

The chapter is pleased to honor Phyllis and her contributions to education. We will continue her legacy through teacher grants. Remember that you, your family, friends, local businesses, etc. may make tax-deductible donations to the endowment at any time. A donation form is available on the Nu Chapter website.

Phyllis Frye Copeland

Anyone may make a tax-deductible donation to the Phyllis Frye Copeland Endowed Fund.

Click the button for the donation form.

Nu Chapter's Newest Members

Anne-Marie Hale and Jennifer Barrow

Nu Chapter Theme

2021 Induction Ceremony

Pictured front - left to right:

New members Anne-Marie Hale & Jennifer Barrow

Pictured back - left to right:

Yvonne Barnhardt, Orientation chair; Dee Snyder,

Nu president; Carol Bostian, Nu Membership chair

Nu Chapter held the 2021 induction ceremony on Thursday, October 7, at Tr-City Baptist Church-Conover. Yvonne Barnhard, Orientation Committee chair, coordinated and conducted the ceremony assisted by Nu President Dee Snyder and Membership Chair Carol Bostian.

Anne-Marie Hale is an English teacher at Maiden High School. Jennifer Barrow is a third- grade teacher at Sherrills Ford Elementary School. Nu Chapter is excited to welcome them and look forward to involving these ladies in our chapter projects and activites.

Nu October Business Meeting

During the October meeting, Nu Chapter welcomed Watha Kollmeyer, Founder and Director of Knickers for New Life, who presented a program about her work in Uganda to provide knickers (underwear), sanitary supplies, mosquito repellant soap, and latrines so that girls remain in school. The annual water bottle collection will be shared with Knickers for New Life, Schools for Africa, and Nu teacher grants. Members can donate directly by going to the KFNL website.

The business meeting included approval of meeting minutes, approval of the treasurer's report and 2021-2022 budget, ratifying electronic votes for establishing the Phyllis Frye Copeland Endowment Fund and Chapter Rules amendments, and accepting the published committee reports. President Snyder presented scholaship stipends to Amanda Moose and Suzanne Cadwallader. Leslie Black presented details about a Nu Cookbook fundraiser.

Watha Kollmeyer presents KFNL program
Dee Snyder (right) presents scholarship checks to Suzy Cadwallader (left) and Amanda Moose (center)
Leslie Black presents fundraising idea