Delta Kappa Gamma
Meeting Minutes of September 20, 2016
President Connie Biehn called the
meeting to order at 5:30 PM. The meeting was held at the VINE
Community Center in Mankato, MN.
Minutes from the last meeting (May 3,
2016) were approved.
Sybil Solting presented the Treasurer
Report. The “state of our finances” is good. Sybil also presented
the 2016 – 2017 Budget. A motion was made and seconded to approve
the treasurer report and the proposed budget for 2016-2017. The
motion was approved.
Membership dues for 2016-2017 are due
to the state organization by the end of October. Sybil requested
that checks be made to DKG in the amount of $80. If you did not
pay tonight, please plan on paying at our next scheduled meeting on
President’s Report: Connie shared
the State DKG President (Sally) is looking for 3 committee chairs to
serve on the following statewide committees:
1. Membership expansion
Please contact Connie if interested in
chairing any of these committees.
Connie told us there is a DKG State
Executive Board meeting in St. Paul on Saturday, October 1 at 9
AM. Anyone is welcome to attend. If interested in going
with Connie, please call her.
Connie shared a list of MN-TAU State
Organization Dates to Remember.
Correspondence: Heather VonBonk
shared a thank you note from her students who attended the conference
this summer. Our chapter provided them financial assistance to
help with conference expenses. They appreciated our help.
New Directory: Virjean asked us
to update our contact info. New directory will be available at
Program Committee Report (Beth
Christensen and Lynn Callahan)
We made LOTS of money on the scarf sale
at the state conference. They will reappear for future sale to
continue raising money for the Winter Feed and Read.
The Style Show/Luncheon was a success!
New venue next year. We will have the style show at Christ the
King in Mankato. Ticket sales will differ somewhat to make it
easier for people who are not part of a large group (table of 8 or
more) to find seating. There will be a process in which a
specific table is assigned to one’s ticket. Stay tuned as we get
closer to ticket sales time.
October 10 is our next meeting. 5
PM at the North Mankato Police Annex. Our speaker will be the
owner of the CuriosiTea House. Be ready for a treat!
November – meeting will be in first two
weeks of November, prior to November 13th. Meeting may be at the
Emily Frentz Building. We have a contact to get discounted
Mankato Symphony tickets for the November 13th performance at the new
Performing Arts Center.
December - We typically do not
meet in December but have had social activities in the past. For
example, two years ago we met as a group at Drummer’s and made holiday
centerpieces. Beth will send information closer to
January – February. It snows. It
is cold. Some of our lucky DKG members go south. No
meetings. However, a few hardy individuals stay and start work on
the style show activities.
March – we will meet early in the month.
April – Meeting to be arranged – will
coincide with author presentation. Style Show on April 23.
May – Follow-up of style
show/luncheon. Activity is undetermined at this time, but a few
ideas were shared; tour the new schools, picnic at Eden Valley Nursery,
go to the Waseca pizza place. Stay tuned!
Beth gave a shout out to Creekside
Boutique for once again raising money for the Read and Feed
Program. The owner, Wendy Schmidt, is a DKG member. Last
year she raised $1000 for Feed and Read. She is doing that
again. Shop there and part of the sale is donated! Thank you
Sandy Ekstam introduced Kinney
Eberhart. Kinney taught in Mankato and was a founding member of
the Bridges Community School.
Beth Christensen introduced Mary
Otto. Mary taught in Mankato, retired and then went to work in
Waseca. She has retired from Waseca.
Kinney and Mary were approved for
membership and we will have an initiation service at the October
Motion made: A motion was made by
Beth Christensen, seconded and approved to donate profit from meals at
our October and November meetings to the Winter Feed and Read Program.
Beth Christensen took her Wells Fargo
bag (from the 2016 state conference in Mankato) with her on summer
travels and took pictures of it in various places (Norway, for
one!!). If you are traveling about and using your bag, take a
picture and send it to Beth. She will forward the photos to Wells
The meeting adjourned at 6:30 PM.
Speakers for tonight’s program:
Julie Hawker*, the diversity director
at Vine, and Helen Joeb, VINE staff, told us about their diversity
programs and Vine's new adult literacy project.
• Guess which DKG
member was Julie Hawker’s Home Economics teacher??
Next meeting is Monday, October 10, 2016
North Mankato Police Annex
Program: CuriousiTea owner will
talk to us about teas
Lynn Klaber, Recording Secretary