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

November 12, 2020

Chapter Business Meeting - 5:30 p.m. Woodlawn Baptist Church - Conover

Masks required. Social distancing will be observed. Pre-packaged snacks & water will be available.

Document Your Volunteer Hours

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2020 Nu Chapter Grant Application

The 2020 Nu Chapter Grant Application is now available. Applications are due no later than November 30, 2020.

Click below to access the application or go to the Forms page.

Nu Chapter Inducts New Members

Nu Chapter inducted three new members and reinstated one member during the September 3, 2020, business meeting. Yvonne Barnhardt, Orientation & Induction Chair; Carol Bostian, Membership Chair; and Dee Snyder, Nu President conducted the ceremony at the outdoor pavilion at Beth Eden Lutheran Church in Newton. New members include the following: Lee Ann Perry, media coordinator at Banoak Elementary School; Amanda Swengros, media coordinator at Catawba Elementary School; and Tabitha Toney, nursing professor at Lenoir Rhyne University. Carol Propst, retired teacher, was recognized as a reinstated member. Each new member received a pin, a certificate of membership, and a long-stemmed red rose to commemorate the occasion.

Following the induction ceremony, Diane Creasman presented a program on the Schools for Africa project. DKG, UNICEF and Schools for Africa are celebrating its ten-year anniversary of international partnership. Creasman, Nu Chapter Schools for Africa representative, shared a video about the project’s goals to provide clean drinking water and bathroom facilities for children. Creasman also distributed bottles of water to take and then return them filled with money to the November meeting. The money collected will be divided between the Nu Chapter teacher grants and the DKG International Schools for Africa project.

Dee Snyder, Nu Chapter president, called the business meeting to order. In the president’s report, Snyder congratulated the members of Nu Chapter for achieving the 2020 Presidential Award as one of the top seven chapters in NC DKG. Nu Chapter also received the Communications Excellence Award. In addition, Nu Chapter member Amanda Moose was presented the 2020 Golden Key Award for Region X and the 2020 NC DKG post-baccalaureate academic scholarship. Although the NC DKG Convention was canceled due to COVID-19, these awards and honors were still recognized in virtual presentations. Next, Snyder submitted the 2020-2021 Nu Chapter strategic plan. The three goals chosen for the plan include membership, leadership development, and community connections. Specific actions of chapter members to achieve these objectives were proposed.

Yvonne Hilderbran, Scholarship chair, presented Nu chapter scholarships to Michelle Shelly and Amanda Moose. During committee reports, the proposed budget was approved, members were encouraged to volunteer as Reader Leaders and at Classroom Connections, approximately ten teacher grants of $200 each will be available, and survey results of the Taste and Talk fundraiser concluded with a rescheduling of the event for March 20, 2021. The educational law and policy committee also encouraged members to be informed about where political candidates stand on issues impacting education during this election year.

Registration for the Every Member Counts; Celebrating NC DKG/Fall Board meeting virtual event is now open. ALL members are invited to attend the meeting and workshops on October 24. There is no registration fee.

For more information about the event, click here: Every Member Counts Event at a Glance

President Dee's Welcome Message

Read Dee's welcome message and learn more about her "Nurture and Grow" theme for 2020-2022

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 below to volunteer for one Tuesday or Thursday afternoon per month October to May.