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 and Minutes

Monday, October 27, 2014
St. Peter Food Co-op
The 5:30 meeting was called to order by president Barb Muellerleile at the Food Co-op. Twenty-four members were present.

A motion was made by Beth Christensen, seconded by Char Pugh, to approve the minutes of the Sept. meeting. Passed. A motion was made by Beth Christensen to approve the treasurer’s report, seconded by Geri Skarphol, passed.

Old business: Beth spoke about the Feed and Read. The Creekside Boutique raised $780 for this. We thank them! Also, some checks were received for this program.

The next meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 18 (5:15) at the Carnegie Art Center. Beth is asking for desserts or salads; that would eliminate the cost of $5 for the meal for those donors.

On Dec. 4 at 6:30 there will be a floral display make-and-take at Drummer’s. If 10 sign up, this will be a “go.”  If we do not have 10, it will be cancelled.

Beth Sandell and Barb Muellerleile thanked the group for the cards they received for deaths of mothers in their families.

Beth is starting to work on the DKG and North Mankato Taylor Library community read. Nov. 13 will be the annual “Give to the Max” day. Beth and Lucy Lowry are hoping to raise $500 or more.
To give a donation to this, go to:
• Click on “donate”
• In the “search by name, keyword, city or zip code” type in “North Mankato Community read” and it will take you right to it.

Barb reported that we will be hosting the state convention in the spring of 2016. Our chapter is partnering with Owatonna and Faribault. We are looking at the first week of May. In April of 2015, it will be held in Bemidji. Barb would like volunteers to go with her to the planning meetings. She will let people know on email when these will occur.

At 6:05 Beth moved to adjourn, seconded by Lynn Klaber. Passed.

Jim Vanderharr gave us a wonderful talk on Minnesota cheeses. He suggested 3-5 types of cheeses for a social gathering, and allowing 3-4 ounces of cheese per person. We then sampled cheese and crackers.

Minutes submitted by Virjean Griensewic.

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) Beth will set this up. Contact her if you are interested.

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 woodworking 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 October 29, 2014
Virjean Griensewic