Nu Chapter held its January business meeting on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at the Catawba County Cooperative Extension in Newton. Members turned in items or monetary donations for Safe Harbor and for the annual water bottle collection that benefits Schools for Africa, Knickers for New Life, and Safe Harbor.
The annual Treasured Roses Ceremony to honor members for their long-time service was held before the business meeting. Leadership Development Chair Michelle Shelly and committee member Lee Ann Perry were emcees for the ceremony. Each Treasured Rose was escorted by a Nu member who read the tribute and presented the long-term pin, certificate, and red rose.
During the Treasured Roses ceremony, the following members were recognized: Leslie Black, escorted by Dee Snyder - 15 years of service; Yvonne Barnhardt, escorted by her daughters and Nu members Stephanie Calderon and Kelly Wright - 20 years of leadership; Candy Moretz, escorted by Martha Brown - 25 years of service; Janie Morrison (in absentia) - 30 years of membership; Brenda Harbinson, escorted by Brenda Eckard, and Linda Lutz, escorted by Naomi East - 35 years of service; Myra Warren (in absentia) - 45 years of membership; and Nellie Pruitt, escorted by Thalia Holman - 50 years of continued service and leadership to DKG. We are honored that these leaders have embraced the DKG vision "leading women educators impacting education worldwide."
Following the ceremony. President Leslie Black then called the business meeting to order.
The business meeting included:
Approving minutes from the November 1, 2022, business meeting
Approving the Treasurer's Report
Reminding members of NC DKG Educational Foundation grants available until January 31, 2023
Sharing a recap of the Taste & Talk fundraiser and the amount of funds raised
Discussed ways to reach out to members unable to attend meetings
Reviewing items accomplished on the NC DKG ROSE awards
Inviting members to attend the Spring Social on March 3, 2023, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Hickory