Delta Kappa Gamma

Nu Chapter, Tau State

Mankato, Minnesota

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, established May 11, 1929,
in Austin, Texas, is an international honor society
of over 150,000 key women educators in fourteen countries.
The Nu Chapter was organized at Mankato, Minnesota,
on March 22, 1953.
The colors are red and gold, and the flower is the red rose.

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes
professional and personal growth
of women educators and excellence in education.

2014-2015 DKG Program Schedule
When: September 16 (Tuesday) 5:30 p.m.
Where: North Mankato Police Annex Police
What: Supper meeting, which includes the initiation of our new member, Sue Desteian, then a talk by Barb M. and Harriet B. on two Third World Country programs, Kiva and Grameen.

Delta Kappa Gamma Meeting
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

After a light supper, the business meeting was called to order by president Barb Muellerleile at 6:15. The meeting was held at the North Mankato police annex. Twenty-six members were present.

Minutes were posted on the website and were emailed earlier this spring.

The first order of business was a budget presentation by treasurer Sue Moore. Beth Christensen moved to approve the budget for 2014-15, seconded by Lynn Klaber. The motion passed.

Beth explained the upcoming meetings for this year. Our October meeting is on the 27th, at the St. Peter Co-op. (5:30 p.m.) for cheese tasting. More complete information is listed on your program schedule. Beth also discussed our winter read program for the Backpack program. It will now be called “Feed and Read.”  Wendy Schmidt will also be promoting the book program through her business (Creekside Boutique). Beth moved to donate $600 to the Backpack “Feed and Read” program. Seconded by Lynn Callahan. (Sue Moore has $170 from another group’s donations to add to our donation budget). Motion passed. Beth also moved that our September and November supper money be donated to the “Feed and Read” program. Seconded by Kris Lindvall. Motion passed.

Virjean will keep the membership directory updated and will send it to the members electronically. Please let her know of any errors or updates.

Heather VonBank showed us her book that was published through Capstone Press.
The Power of Playful Learning is available for sale online through Capstone.

    We heard a presentation on micro-creditors. Barb Muellerleile explained how one system (Kiva) works. Harriet Bliese told us about the Half the Sky book. There are four copies for us to read and pass on to other women.  The Grameen Foundation is one of the micro-finance groups.  Some websites to visit are: Microcreditors Fonkoze, world of good, Zopa, MYC4, Oikocredit, Kiva, finca international, Grameen, and Babyloan.

    We held our book drawing for the donated books. Our social chairperson, Donna Mertesdorf, updated us on cards sent since last spring. Donna sent a sympathy card to Beth Sandell upon the death of her mother-in-law.

    We are honored to have held the initiation of our newest members, Susan Desteian and Kris Lindvall. Welcome to DKG, Nu chapter!

    The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m. Minutes submitted by Virjean Griensewic.

When: October 27, (Monday) 5:30 p.m.
Where: St. Peter Co-op
What: After our meeting, a new cheese tasting class with Jim Vanderharr
When: November 18 (Tuesday) 5:15 p.m.
Where: Carnegie Art Center
What: Supper and meeting, then Hope Cook will tell us about the art center and conduct us on a private tour of the current exhibit by Sonja Johnson
Winter Break--December, January and February: No Meetings
DKG SOCIAL EVENT: Interested in making a floral arrangement for the Holiday Season? If 15 or more are interested (around $25.00) I will set this up.
Beth will talk about this at our September meeting.
When: March 31 (Tuesday) 5:30 p.m.
Where: Crossview Covenant Church
What: Annual potluck supper and meeting where we finalize details of our fashion show fundraiser, then Grace Keir will give the presentation she created for the Blue Earth Historical Society on bicycles, how they helped change the lives of women

April 12 (Sunday) Fashion Show and Luncheon Fundraiser
April DKG Meeting: To Be Arranged
This is our author talk and book signing in partnership with the Taylor North Mankato Library. The date will not be finalized for some time.
When: May 5 (Tuesday) 5:30 p.m.
Where: Good Counsel
What: Final meeting and supper of the year, followed by tour of the Good Counsel Chapel, a short organ recital by Sr. Lucille and a tour of Sr. Mary Osborne’s wood working shop


             Officers of the Nu Chapter

Barb Muellerleile

First Vice President: 
Beth Christensen

Second Vice President:
Shirley Ruby

Recording Secretary:
Sue Mucha

Corresponding Secretary: 
Donna Mertesdorf

Sue Moore
Virjean Griensewic

Immediate Past President:
Sandi Ekstam

Website Updated September 17, 2014
Virjean Griensewic