Chapter, Tau State
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society
International, established May 11, 1929,
Texas, is an international honor
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
Kappa Gamma Society International promotes
professional and personal growth
of women educators and excellence in education.
DKG Program Schedule
September 16 (Tuesday) 5:30 p.m.
North Mankato Police Annex Police
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
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
The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m. Minutes
submitted by Virjean Griensewic.
27, (Monday) 5:30 p.m.
St. Peter Co-op
After our meeting, a new cheese tasting class with Jim Vanderharr
18 (Tuesday) 5:15 p.m.
Carnegie Art Center
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
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.
will talk about this at our September meeting.
When: March 31
(Tuesday) 5:30 p.m.
Crossview Covenant Church
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
(Sunday) Fashion Show and Luncheon Fundraiser
DKG Meeting: To Be Arranged
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.
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