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.

Next Meeting

March 6, 2021

Chapter Business Meeting - 10:00 a.m.

Beth Eden Pavilion (weather permitting) & Livestream for those who wish virtual

Masks required. Social distancing will be observed.

Teachers Helping Teachers

We still need YOUR help!

Classroom Connections is open for public school teachers to shop for free school supplies. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all registration will be done online, shopping will be limited to five teachers at a time, masks and gloves will be required for all shoppers and for volunteers, and shopping carts will be sanitized between shoppers.

Click the button at the top of this article to volunteer for one Tuesday or Thursday afternoon per month October to May.

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January 2021 Virtual Meeting

Nu Chapter held its' first all-virtual meeting on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Dr. Teresa H. Cowan, NC DKG president, brought greetings and encouraged members to "be the best you can be - and tell everyone about it." Region X Director Michelle Wilkins Webber presented the program about Healthy Chapters highlighting the ways that Nu Chapter is healthy and how to recruit new members.

The business meeting included the president's report and details from committee chairs about recent activities. The Treasured Roses Ceremony, held annually at the January meeting, was postponed until an in-person meeting can be held safely. President Snyder recognized Pat Gibson and Brenda Eckard Walker for their 50 years of membership in DKG. Both ladies were honored with a $50 donation - $1 for each year of their membership - to the Imagination Library program in Catawba County managed by the Partnership for children. Thank you, Brenda and Pat, for your service to education and your commitment to Delta Kappa Gamma!

Teacher Grants 2020

Suzanne Cadwallader, Teacher Grants Committee Chair, announced that Nu Chapter funded eleven educational grants for the 2020-2021 school year. Approximately $2,800 was available for grants this year.

COVID-19 restrictions this fall made it evident that teachers needed consumable supplies for every student. The Teacher Grants Committee proposed changing the grant requirements for 2020 to allow teachers to request consumable materials.

See more grant winner photos on the Projects Page

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.

Nu Prospective Member Ballot

Vote Today!

Read the bio for each nominee and vote "yes" or "no" at the link below

Deadline: Friday, March 5

8:00 p.m.

Books 4 Kids

Brenda Smith, Gamma Phi, and Carol Bostian, Nu, place DKG stickers in books donated for the Books 4 Kids project

Nu Chapter recently partnered with Gamma Phi chapter to collect books for the Little Free Libraries coordinated by the Catawba County Partnership for Children. Over 250 books were donated by chapter members and delivered to CCPC for distribution. This project will continue with a second collection scheduled for March 2021. The Catawba County DKG chapters are continuing to promote excellence in education, even during the pandemic!

Dee Snyder (l), Nu president, presents over 250 books to Kim Lyke Holden (r), executive director of the Catawba County Patnership for Children