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.

                                                                                                                                             Future Meetings, 2015-16

April 3, 2016    Fashion Show Fundraiser, Hosanna Lutheran Church

April 15-17        DKG State Conference, City Center Hotel, Mankato

May 3, 2016        DKG and North Mankato Taylor Library Author Presentation
            5 p.m. DKG Meeting
            5:45 supper with Lucy Lowry and author Allen Eskens
            (author of The Life We Bury)
            7 pm. Allen Eskens presentation, open to the public




Delta Kappa Gamma

Nu Chapter

Meeting Minutes
March 29, 2016

Following our annual tasty potluck, the business meeting was held.

President Connie Biehn called the meeting to order at 6:15 PM.

The minutes of the last meeting in December 2015 were approved.

Treasurer Sybil Solting presented the Treasurer’s Report .  Expenses were explained; the largest expenditure was the annual dues payment.  The current balance of the checking account is $2723.50.  The balance of the Scholarship/Grant In Aid account is $4,665.84. The Money Market (for pre-service students) has $870.10.  The treasurer’s report was approved.

Standing Committee Reports:

Luncheon/Style Show (Beth Christensen)
    Everything is falling into place, with thanks to those who have been working hard on making this a success again.   There are only 3 tickets remaining.   Table favors are finished, themed baskets have been solicited, outfits to be modeled have been chosen.  We will have 8 models this year (there have been 7 in the past).  Silent auction items are needed. So, ladies, search for those wonderful items to donate to the cause!  Volunteers were sought and assigned to monitor the silent auction and directing the setting of the tables.  The Style Show begins at 1 PM.  Volunteers should be at Hosanna by 11:15 to help set tables, etc. up. 

State Conference in Mankato April 15 – 17, 2016 ( Barb Muellerleile)
•    Volunteers were sought to introduce speakers for the breakout sessions.
•    Virjean and Sybil will be at the registration table.
•    Be at the registration table shortly after 7AM on Saturday, if helping there.  Other volunteers should be there by 9 AM.
•    There will be a table for Read and Feed Scarves (fundraiser).  We should bring scarves (search your closets and dressers, ladies!).  Fashion scarves, decorative scarves, winter scarves  . . .  People will choose scarves and make a free will donation to Read and Feed.
•    Sunday morning is the Service of Remembrance.  Beth Christensen will speak about Kris Lindvall. 

Old Business:
Beth Christensen reported on the Winter (December 2015) Read and Feed.  There were over 2000 donated books and there were only 92 books left.  The supply of primary books was depleted!  Lots of young readers!

New Business
•    Harriet Plotz (our resident Master Gardener) reported there will be planting opportunities at the Children’s Museum.  All planters are above ground (yeah for those of us with creaky knees!).  The dates will be emailed to us.
•    Heather VonBank requested financial assistance with sending 5 MSU-Mankato from the FACS department to the National Play Conference in Clemson, SC in June 2016.  Heather is on sabbatical this year and has been working on bringing a national speaker to Mankato June 25, 2016 for the Midwest Play Conference.    
o    Motion (B. Christensen/G. Keir): DKG, Nu Chapter will give a total of $250 ($50 per student) to the MSU-Mankato students to help with their travel expenses.  The money will come from the money market account intended for pre-service students. 
o    Motion passed.
          •   North Mankato One Book One Community. 
The book this year is The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. 
April 14    Book Discussion with Beth Christensen
April 21    Viewing/Discussion of Documentary “Olympia”
April 28    Viewing of Presentation by Author
May 20    VINE Field Trip to the Mpls Rowing Club

  All events in April are at 6:30 PM at the North Mankato Police Annex.

Next Meeting:
May 3, 2016  5PM  North Mankato Police Annex
Meeting at 5PM
Author Presentation at 7 PM (Allen Eskens – The Life We Bury and The Guise of Another)

The meeting was adjourned at 7 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,

Lynn Klaber
Recording Secretary


             2015-2016 Officers of the Nu Chapter

Connie Biehn

First Vice President: 
Beth Christensen

Second Vice President:
Lynn Callahan

Recording Secretary:
Lynn Klaber

Corresponding Secretary: 
Donna Mertesdorf

Sybil Solting

Virjean Griensewic

Immediate Past President:

Barb Muellerleile

Website Updated  March 30, 2016
Virjean Griensewic