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

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Chapter Business Meeting and

Annual Salad Luncheon with Gamma Phi

8:45 a.m. Meet & Greet Social Time

9:15 a.m. Business Meeting

10:15 a.m. Joint Ceremony of Remembrance, Program, and Catered Lunch

In-Person at

First Presbyterian Church


Livestream for those attending virtually


Nu Member Anne-Marie Hale

Today's Classroom

Nu January 8, 2022

Business Meeting Documents

Nu Honors Treasured Roses

Pictured left to right: Barbara Herman (50 years); Donna Moser and Marilyn McRee (35 years); Naomi East (25 years); and Nancy Long (40 years)

Nu Chapter held the annual Treasured Roses Ceremony on January 8, 2022, recognizing long-term members for their years of service. Five members were honored during the ceremony led by Michelle Shelly, leadership development chair, and Dee Snyder, Nu Chapter president, and assisted by Amanda Swengros and Lee Ann Perry. Naomi East was recognized for 25 years of service. Marilyn McRee and Donna Moser were recognized for 35 years of continued service and leadership. Nancy Long achieved 40 years of service, and Barbara Herman was honored for 50 years of continued service and leadership. Each honoree was introduced, and, as she approached the podium, leaders read a tribute that highlighted some of her achievements and leadership positions. Honorees also received a service pin, a certificate, and a long-stemmed red rose to commemorate the occasion. Barbara Herman was honored for her 50 years of continued service to Nu Chapter and DKG with a donation to the Catawba County Imagination Library.

Nu Chapter Theme

Phyllis Frye Copeland

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

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2022-2024 Nu Chapter Officers Elected

Nu members elected the following slate of officers for the 2022 - 2024 biennium:

  • President:

Leslie Black

  • 1st Vice-President:

Regina Propst

  • 2nd Vice-President:

Allison Patton

  • Recording Secretary:

Michelle Shelly

  • Corresponding Secretary:

Yvonne Barnhardt

These officers will be installed at the meeting on March 5, 2022, and will begin their term July 1, 2022.

Congratulations to these awesome Nu Chapter leaders!

Nu January Business Meeting

During the January meeting, Nu Chapter welcomed NC DKG President Beth Winstead, who presented a program about her theme "Linking the Past, Present and Future." Winstead, speaking remotely, cited the seven purposes of Delta Kappa Gamma, which were established in 1929, and voiced her concern that COVID could impact the future survival of DKG. Winstead pointed out that gathering in groups is no longer a priority, and our opportunities for fellowship have diminished. She stressed the importance of recruiting new members and participating in conventions to insure our future as an organization. Winstead concluded her remarks by reminding attendees that it is vital to celebrate members and their achievements in DKG.

The business meeting included approval of meeting minutes, approval of the treasurer's report and accepting the published committee reports. The president’s report encouraged members to donate to the Backpack for Kids project, reviewed NC DKG convention information, reminded members of upcoming dates, and provided an update on the 2021 Nu Chapter cookbook sales. Regina Propst reported on the progress of the chapter achievement award goals. The membership committee conducted a vote for four prospective new members, and the nominations committee presented the Nu Chapter 2022-2024 slate of officers, which was approved by vote.

Barbara Herman is recognized for 50 years of service to DKG by President Dee Snyder
Dee Snyder (right) presents foods for the Backpacks for Kids program to Regina Brown (left) backpack coordinator for Catawba Elementary School