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


March 3, 2023

Nu Chapter

Spring Social

5:30 p.m.

Holy Trinity

Lutheran Church

547 Sixth Street, NW

Hickory, NC 28601

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Food SignUp

November 1, 2022

Business Meeting Documents

Phyllis Frye Copeland

Endowment for Teacher Grants

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

Nu Chapter

Treasured Roses Ceremony &

January Business Meeting

Nu Chapter recognized our Treasured Roses with long-term member pins, a certificate, and a rose. The photo include the Treasured Roses and their ceremony escorts.

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

NC DKG Theme

Allison Patton, second vice president, shared how DKG and Nu Chapter have empowered her to be a leader during the January Minute at the Mic

Nu President Leslie Black welcomed members and visitors and conducted the business meeting


Nu Calendar

September 8, 2022 5:30 pm

Induction Ceremony/

Business Meeting

October 15, 2022 4:30 pm

Fall Social

November 1, 2022 5:30 pm

Celebrate Transfers & Reinstated Members/

Business Meeting

November 5, 2022 10:00 am

Taste & Talk Fundraiser

January 7, 2023 9:30 am

Treasured Roses Celebration/

Business Meeting

March 3, 2023 5:30 pm

Spring Social

April 1, 2023 10:00 am

Something Special/

Business Meeting

April 28-30, 2023

NC DKG Convention

Greenville, NC