Alpha Sigma Chapter
Butler & Lawrence Counties
Delta Kappa Gamma International
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.
Alpha Sigma News
Bring A Book - Buy A Book - Schools For Africa
Book and Stuffed Animal Bags were given by the Chapter to CYS (Children and Youth Services) in New Castle and Butler.
New Teacher Bags were made at the summer picnic and distributed to- Lawrence County and Butler new teachers.
Glory Grille: Feeding those in need: Our sisters, prepared and served lunch for approximateky 100.
Blankets for Children in Crisis: For our 52nd Chapter Birthday, we made 53 blankets (one to grow on) for children in crisis in Lawrence County and Butler County. Twenty-two sisters worked all morning at First Presbyterian Church on the fleece blankets, Others made the remaining eight blankets at home or in their classroom. Soups, snacks, and birthdaycake were provided by our sisters. More blankets were completed after the event.
Alpha Alpha State Convention 2013 & NERC 2013
Carol Herbert, Bonnie Lee Barnes. Karen Tinstman, Jean Speight, Rose Ann Fulena, Stephanie Fulena, Karen Matis, Linda Macarevich attended. Dr. Karen Matis received the Past State Presidents' Award. Linda O'Neill and Dr. Mary Todora received Women of Distinction Awards. Stephanie Fulena accepted the Newsletter Award for the Alpha Sigms Clapper. Linda Macarevich was a flag bearer.
Carol Herbert and Bonnie Lee Barnes attended The Northeast Regional Conference in Portland, Maine in July.
Fall Area Conference 2012:
Deb Allebach, Bonnie Lee Barnes, Rose Ann and Stef Fulena, Carol Herbert, Karen Matis, and Karen Tinstman attended the Western Fall Area Conference in Cambridge Springs. Carol and Karen M. presented a Strategic Plan Workshop at both the East and West Conferences. Bonnie Barnes, Keystonian Editor, presented the Communications Breakout with Cynthas Devonshire, State Webmaster.
New York New York:
Karen Tinstman, Carol Herbert, and Bonnie Lee Barnes attended The Delta Kappa Gamma International Convention in NYC in July, 2012. A second International project (joining Schools For Africa), Support for Early Career Educators, was introduced. Our sisters were impressed by the fabulous speakers at the convention. They also were able to see our own Alpha Alpha sister, Dr. Lyn Schmid, become International Second Vice-President. New International President, Dr. Beverly Helms, was helpful to me (Stef) when setting up this web site. First Vice-President Carolyn Pittman was with us at Penn State in June representing International. Congratulations to a great team of incoming officers.
Alpha Alpha State:
Bonnie Lee Barnes, Rose Ann and Stef Fulena, Carol Herbert, Karen Matis, Jean Speight, and Karen Tinstman travelled to Penn State for the Alpha Alpha State Conference in June, 2012. Karen Matis received two scholarships, the Margaret J. Wolf State Award and the M. Margaret Stroh International Scholarship, totaling $9000 to aid in her doctoral studies. (Karen recently presented her doctoral work in Rhode Island.) Four Alpha Sigma members are currently serving on Alpha Alpha State committees: Rose Ann serves on the Alpha Alpha State Membership Committee, Karen Matis, the Strategic Planning Committee, and Carol Herbert, the Nominations Committee. Bonnie Barnes serves as State Editor of The Keystonian.
Alpha Sigma 2012 Achievement Award:
Stephanie Fulena received the 2012 Alpha Sigma Achievement Award at the May meeting at Gallo's Italian Villa. Stef served as Alpha Sigma President for two bienniums, 2006-2010. She has also served as First Vice President. She has been Communications Chair and Alpha Sigma Clapper editor for fourteen years. She created the Alpha Sigma web page and is co-web master. On the state level, she was a presenter at the 2011 State Conference at Penn State and a recipient of a State Enrichment Grant. Stef served on the NERC Steering Committee and Chaired the Properties Committee at Hershey.
Bonnie, Roe, Stef, Carol, Jean, and Karen attended NERC (NorthEast Regional Conference) in Hershey in July, 2011. They were very busy there. Stef and Karen, were members of the NERC Steering Committee. Stef chaired the Properties Committee, Karen was in charge of all banquet menus, Carol chaired the Book Award Committee. Roe and Jean were on the Properties Committee, and Bonnie worked with Karen and many other committees. Stef, Roe, and Jean also presided over several workshops. We had the opportunity to work with wonderful women from many places. We all thank our chapter for the financial support for both conferences.
Alpha Sigma hosted the 2010 Fall Area Conference West!
Scholarship: Three Alpha Sigma sisters, Rose Ann Fulena, Stephanie Fulena, and Katen Matis were awarded grants/scholarship from Alpha Alpha State for 2010. Rose Ann and Stef received travel enrichment grants. The subject of their grants was Rennaisance Art and Architecture of Northern Italy. They flew to Italy the day after receiving their award at Alpha Alpha State on June 13. Karen's scholarship will be used as she continues work on her D.Ed. (Doctor of Education) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. All three received their awards at the Alpha Alpha State Convention this June.
To unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship;
To honor women who have given or who evidence a potential for distinctive service in any field of education;
To advance the professional interest and position of women in education;