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 for 2015-16

Nov. 17, 2015    Tour of MSUM Theatre, 5 p.m.
            Drive to Jakeís Pizza, 330 Stadium Road
            Supper 6-6:30, followed by meeting in the party room

December, 2015    Sometime during the first week, not Thursday, we will meet

North Mankato Community Read in February/March

March 29, 2016    Annual Potluck Supper
            5:30 p.m. Crossview Covenant Church
            No formal program. Last minute planning for our fashion show
            Fundraiser and DKG State Conference

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 of October 6, 2015


President Connie Biehn called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.  The meeting was held at Crossview Covenant Church, North Mankato, MN.


Minutes from the September 15, 2015 were approved.

The treasury report, as sent to us via email, was approved.


Grace Keir has graciously been serving the role of the chapterís historian and reported the status of the chapterís memorabilia.  After Loretta (previous historian) passed, all of the DKG memorabilia previously housed with Loretta, was brought to Grace.   Completed scrapbooks were sent to the DKG collection at the MSU Library.  However, several (as in boxes) loose photos remain.  What to do with them?  A suggestion was made to bring them to our December meeting and go through them to hopefully identify some of the people pictured.  Beyond that, to be determined. . .


Open Position:  Historian.  If interested, please contact Connie.  We thank Grace for taking on the job of sorting through things.


Old Business

Beth Christensen updated the Program Activities scheduled for this year. 

Additional meeting:  We will meet at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the North Mankato Police Annex.  We will not have a speaker; but will use the time to socialize, look through the photos and identify who we can.


Beth and Lynn Callahan will meet with the caterer on 10/6/15 to discuss food possibilities for the Style Show in the spring.  Luncheon? Desserts only?  Options will be explored.


Update on Winter Break Feed and Read Book Program:  Beth reported Creekside Boutique raised $1035 for books.  Wow!  Thank you to member Wendy Schmidt for doing this through her store!


State Conference Update by Barb Muellerleile:  Everything is on schedule.  Entertainment, etc, is lined up and ready.  She also told us this will be the last state conference. 


New Business

Retirement: Bonnie Shult retired from the Childrenís House and her work was recognized and honored by Geri Skarphol.  Congratulations on such a long and productive career, Bonnie! 


Katie Hurley visited our meeting last month and is interested in becoming a member.  A motion to approve her membership was moved and seconded.  We will vote via email.


A motion to adjourn was made and seconded at 6:15 p.m.

Minutes submitted by Lynn Klaber.



Roger Stoufer, author of The Tale of a Teacher, spoke to our group about his career in education and his book.  He was entertaining and well received!  He signed books for members.



Dates to Know:

November 17, 2015:  Tour of MSU Theatre

                                    Tour begins at 5 PM

                                    Drive to Jakeís Stadium Pizza

                                    Supper (buy your own) about 6-6:30, meeting follows.


December 2, 2015:   5 p.m.  Supper at North Mankato Police Annex

Work and social session







             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  Oct. 17, 2015
Virjean Griensewic