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.
Taste & Talk
Saturday, November 9, 2019
First United Methodist Church
Join us as we raise funds for the Nu Chapter Teacher Grants
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Nu Chapter Welcomes Six New Members
Nu Chapter, The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, welcomed six new members recently at their fall business meeting at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Hickory. During the induction ceremony, the following new members were formally received into membership: Tammy Brown, Director of K-8, Title I, and ESL Services at Newton-Conover City Schools; Donna Lutz-Carpenter, retired English teacher at Bandys High School and Catawba County Board of Education member; Jill Hager, principal at North Newton Elementary School; Delane Mitchell, student teacher in apparel at Bunker Hill High School; Dinah Poteat, English teacher at Maiden High School; Kelly Wright, Professor of Nursing in ADN Program at Central Piedmont Community College. The induction ceremony was conducted by Yvonne Barnhardt, chairman of the orientation committee; Martha Brown, Nu Chapter president; Dee Snyder, first vice president; Leslie Black, second vice president; and Dawn Leary, recording secretary. Each new member received a pin, a certificate of membership, and a long-stemmed red rose to commemorate the occasion. Chapter members and guests welcomed the new members at a reception which followed the ceremony.
Africa Missionary Presents Program
As an introduction to Nu Chapter's 2019 Schools for Africa fundraiser, members heard a program from a recent volunteer. First Vice-President Dee Snyder introduced Andrew Webb, a Lutheran volunteer with Young Adults in Global Missions to Linguere, Senegal, West Africa, who shared his experiences teaching kindergarten and first grade students there. His slide program and comments enlightened attendees about teaching and living conditions in Africa. Members asked multiple questions that helped to understand how the educational system in Senegal compares to our American educational system. Following the presentation, Schools for Africa Representative Diane Creasman shared some statistics about the DKG International Schools for Africa project. Members were presented with bottles of water to take and then return them filled with money to the November meeting. This collection of money will support both the DKG International Schools for Africa project and Nu Chapter teacher grants.
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Nu Scholarship Committee Chair Yvonne Hilderbran presents Amanda Moose with a Nu Chapter Scholarship. Hanna Edwards was also awarded a Nu chapter National Board Stipend