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

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

December 2, 2015


The meeting was called to order at 5:30 by President Connie Biehn.

Minutes of the November 17, 2015 meeting were approved.

The treasury report was approved.


Presidentís Report:

Connie deferred to Virjean to report on the status of the DKG State Conference to be held in Mankato in April 2016.


New Business:

Virjean and Barb Muellerleile attended a meeting on November 30th with the Owatonna chapter and others.  Everything is falling into place nicely.  Conference information and registration will be online in January/February 2016.

There will be no onsite registration, so it is important to watch your email for information. Virjean provided an outline of the general conference.  Some things to keep in mind; preregistration is required, meals are an additional cost outside of the registration fee, 75 - 100 people are expected, our chapter is NOT making table favors (previously, we understood that to be our responsibility), there are about a dozen sessions, Virjean and Treasurer Sybil will be at the registration table, and finally, Virjean will be responsible for  CEUís. Conference registration is $50. Saturday night banquet is $25 and the Saturday lunch and Sunday brunch are $15 each.

We discussed what responsibilities we can expect as the host chapter.  Two specific things: table hosts and session facilitators.  Virjean will need help assembling the packets for conference attendees.  She will email when that time comes.

Following a lengthy discussion, the following motion was made, seconded and approved:   Our chapter will pay the $50 registration fee for each member who attends and up to $25 for each member serving as a table host.


Beth Christensen updated us on the Winter Break Feed and Read. Mackin Books donated $500 worth of books providing us with a fantastic assortment of books to give the children.  $2900 worth of books were ordered from Childrenís World via the North Mankato Public Library.  Receiving 200 books from Capstone is uncertain at this time. If we get them, they are likely to be alphabet, easy to read books.

Any books left after the distribution will be given to the Echo Food Shelf.

Beth will email information requesting volunteers to set up, distribute books and take down.

Old Business:

Pictures, pictures, pictures! Following our business meeting we looked at a collection of old pictures, programs, and other printed information regarding our local DKG chapter.  Some faces were identified and many others remain a mystery.  The material was sorted; some saved, some to go back to MSU and much of it was tossed.  Thank you for your help!


The business meeting was adjourned at 6:25 PM.


Coming up next:

  • March 29,  2016 - Annual Potluck Supper at Crossview Covenant Church and last minute prep for Fashion Show Fundraiser and DKG State Meeting
  • April 3, 2016 - Fashion show and luncheon at Hosanna Lutheran Church.  Watch for emails!
  • April 15 - 17, 2016 - DKG State Meeting in Mankato.  Again, watch for emails!
  • May 3, 2016 - DKG and North Mankato Public Library Author Presentation (Allen Eskens)


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  Jan. 19, 2016
Virjean Griensewic