Region X Catawba County
The North Carolina State Organization
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
Reader Leaders Project
In 2017-2018 Nu Chapter initiated the Reader Leaders Project with funding from the NC DKG Educational Foundation. Nu members visited seven classrooms in the area school systems three times reading stories, conducting skill lessons, and presenting books and reading incentives to the students in each class. The 2020-2021 project continues in a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Books 4 Kids
In January 2021, Nu Chapter partnered with Gamma Phi Chapter to collect books for the Little Free Libraries coordinated by the Catawba County Partnership for Children. The two chapters collected over 250 books that were donated to CCPC. A sticker was placed in each book indicating that the books were donated by Nu and Gamma Phi. As a marketing tool, the stickers also included QR codes to DKG websites.
Nu Chapter continued the book collection in March 2021. This collection period ended with over 575 books being delivered to CCPC. A special book donation by former teacher Susan Holbrook (Nu member Amanda Moose's mother) and books donated by Nu members contributed to this large number of books that are now available to children and adults throughout Catawba County.
Teacher Grants 2020
Nu Teacher grants were presented to eleven Catawba County teachers in December 2020. Money for the grants was from previous fundraisers and from the every-member assessment. Two grants were awarded to Nu Chapter members and two were presented to beginning teachers.
Schools for Africa
Nu Chapter supports the UN and DKG Schools for Africa project through our water bottle initiative. Members are encouraged to drink the water and fill the bottle with money to be donated to this International project.
Teachers Helping Teachers
Volunteers will share time on Tuesday or Thursday afternoon greeting teachers, giving shopping directions, and checking them out at Classroom Connections, a free materials store for teachers.
Beginning Teacher Support
Nu Chapter supports beginning teachers in Hickory Public Schools, Newton-Conover City Schools, and Catawba County Schools. Members in the photo are preparing gifts for first year teachers.