Delta Kappa Gamma
May 3, 2016
Following our fabulous
DKG fancy and delicious dining experience (we had literary themed Allen
Eskens placemats!) the business meeting was called to order by
President Connie Biehn at 5:45 p.m. There were no additions to
the previous meeting in March had been emailed to members. They were
Report had been emailed to members. It was approved. Sybil also sent a
check to each of the 5 students attending an out-of-state conference.
This came from the Preservice part of our budget.
Report: Connie reported the DKG State Conference held in Mankato
April 15 – 17, 2016 was AWESOME. We had many positive remarks and
comments from attendees. This was the last state conference for
DKG in Minnesota. Moving forward, there will only be
conventions. The next convention is scheduled for April 2017 and
will be held in St. Cloud. We recognized Barb Muellerlelie for
her outstanding, over-the-top, wonderful job with the conference!
She was presented with a gift card in our appreciation of her effort,
hard work and baking/cooking (hospitality room goodies) in making sure
the conference was such a success.
receipts were tallied and bills paid, our chapter had a profit of
* We received
$747 in the Silent Auction and $181 from the scarf tree. This
money will be donated to the North Mankato Public Library for purchase
of books (via Lucy Lowry, library director) the Winter Feed and Read
* The XYZ group
was asked to perform at the state convention in St. Cloud.
We did well,
ladies!! Be proud of our chapter!!
Relating to our
successful conference, a series of motions were made and passed:
Motion: A refund of $50 will be refunded to anyone who could not attend
at the last minute. The $50 would come from the State DKG budget,
not our chapter budget. (Background: Barb M. received a call
requesting a refund because someone could not come. The meal fee
was not reimbursed because we had to pay the hotel for that prior to
Reimburse Barb M. for the cost of food and beverages she personally
supplied for the hospitality room. (Followup – Barb did not want
to take anything.)
Motion: Barb will receive $200 for expenses incurred for
the conference hospitality room. This money would come from the
Christensen provided a recap of our successful fundraiser tea/style
show held April 3, 2016 at Hosanna Lutheran Church.
All 150 tickets were sold! Awesome!
We had many good comments; great outfits were modeled; we keep growing;
the centerpieces made more money than in the past. Most likely
because they were all displayed on a single table to which everyone had
access. Gift cards and consumables (food) went well.
• too loud, could not see the speaker, felt crowded, time to
change up the caterer, the ticket/”reserved” tables were a turn off
For Next Year:
at 200 people next year
Christ the King’s Community Room
23, 2017 is the tentative date
• All one
level, models can use the Fireside Room for changing
• Will use
rectangular tables with 8 people per table
caterer; Chef Tracy, will do a plate with samplings on it, $20 maximum
Auction will have a specific set time to open the doors
Tickets, tickets, tickets . . . we will need to
change the current system because when folks come in and are not with a
particular DKG member’s reserved table, it is a real challenge to find
a place to sit when everything says “reserved” – that is a real turn
off for our guests. So, Johanna had a suggestion in which
basically the ticket system goes online and each person has a place
reserved at a particular table. There will be a map at the entry
detailing the table numbers. Table number will be on the attendee’s
ticket. (Think wedding receptions . . . ) Does this mean
DKG members who have historically reserved table(s) can no longer do
this? No. It can still be done, except it will happen online and
be managed better to avoid situations in which a guest who came with a
friend can find a place to be seated.
will be larger.
Ekstam, Dottie Munson and Lynn Klaber will make table runners that can
be used every year. They will be solid pastels that will remind
guests of spring and complement the fabulous DKG individual “favors”
and books that serve as the centerpiece of each table.
Planning for Next Year
– members were asked to write suggestions for possible tours, topics,
etc. to explore next year. Beth Christensen collected them.
Would there be
any interest in having varied meeting times? We talked about the
possibility of Saturday morning meetings, different days, times.
Watch for an
email concerning planting at the Children’s Museum. Harriet Plotz
is part of a gardening group that is involved with this.
Meeting? Watch your email!
The meeting was
adjourned at 6:20 p.m.
local author Allen Esken’s presentation at 7 p.m.