GALLIPOLIS — The Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) met on April 7 at Guiding Hand School with 18 members present.
President Lynn Arnott called the meeting to order and welcomed guest speaker Pamela Combs, superintendent of Guiding Hand School. Superintendent Combs led the group on a tour of the school and playground. Programming is available from birth through graduation. The programming also involves transitioning into adult life and work. The DKG members presented Guiding Hand School with gifts of supplies and a monetary donation.
Josie Bapst gave the blessing before a meal of finger foods and cake were served by hostess chair, Jeri Howell. The hostess committee helping with the meal were: Cathy Greenleaf, Melissa Moore, Rochelle Halley, Leslie Henry, and Cindy Graham. Helenlu Morgan gave the treasurer’s report and also informed the members that the chapter is the fifth largest in the state of Ohio with 80 members. President Arnott and Treasurer Morgan reported on the Alpha Delta State Convention. The chapter received a commendation for communication. The certificate was presented to Debbie Rhodes for her efforts in publishing the newsletter.
In other business, the Alpha Delta State Chapter has voted to raise dues for members by $2 starting next year. The Beta Alpha Chapter voted to also make this change. Five initiates were approved for membership and will be initiated at the May meeting. These initiates are: Gina Tillis, Lisa Schwall, Sandy Perry, Anita Fisher, and Amelda Thompson. Tentative plans are being made for the joint meeting for March 2018. President Arnott will check on the availability of Bossard Memorial Library meeting room.
The meeting concluded with door prizes of flowers and gift bags being awarded and the singing of the DKG song. The next meeting will be May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church.