Nu Chapter

Region X Catawba County

The North Carolina State Organization

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International


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

Nu Chapter is pleased to announce that the proposal to establish the Phyllis Frye Copeland Limited Endowment was approved by electronic ballot. The Teacher Grants Committee and Nu officers will begin the process of setting up the endowment.

Did you miss the meeting on September 13 about the Limited Endowment and proposed Nu Chapter Rules amendments? Would you like to preview the presentation again before you vote? Click below to watch the recording of the meeting:

Limited Endowment Grant Virtual Meeting

Next Nu Chapter Event

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Induction Ceremony & Business Meeting

5:30 p.m.

Tri-City Baptist Church (Conover) & Livestream for those who wish to attend virtually

2021 Treasured Roses Ceremony

Pictured left to right: Stephanie Calderon–15; Sarah Wallace –15;

Yvonne Hilderbran–20; Betty Blackburn–35;

Pat Gibson-50; Brenda Eckard-50

Not pictured: Shawn Clemons-15; Marsha Fanning-15;

Linda Fisher-25; and Phyllis Parsons-35

Nu Chapter held the annual Treasured Roses ceremony on Tuesday, April 27, honoring members for their years of service. Michelle Shelly, Leadership Development Chair, and Regina Propst, second vice president, led the ceremony held at Beth Eden Lutheran Church in Newton at the outdoor pavilion.

During the ceremony, the following members were recognized for 15 years of membership: Stephanie Calderon, Shawn Clemons, Marsha Fanning, and Sarah Wallace. Yvonne Hilderbran was recognized for 20 years, and Linda Fisher for 25 years of contributions to Delta Kappa Gamma. Betty Blackburn and Phyllis Parsons were honored for 35 years of dedication to Nu Chapter and DKG.

Each treasured rose was presented with a service pin, certificate, and long-stemmed red rose. We value each of these members for their talents and skills that they bring to Nu Chapter and the Society.

Nu Chapter was excited to recognize our first 50-year treasured roses —Brenda Eckard and Pat Gibson. Their contributions to Nu Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, and education in Catawba County are innumerable. To celebrate reaching the 50-year milestone, Brenda and Pat were each honored with a $50 donation to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. We appreciate their dedication to Nu Chapter and the way that they have served as leaders and role models for chapter members.

B.E.E. Award

The NC DKG Beginning Teacher Support Committee is encouraging members to present Beginning Educator Excelling (B.E.E.) awards to any teacher with less than four years of experience.

Make a copy of the certificate and complete the information. When printing, change to Portrait for the certificate to print on one page. Then you are ready to deliver or mail the certificate to the excellent beginning teacher.

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