Club news: Omicron

OTTAWA – The Omicron Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met at Pitstick Pavilion in Ottawa on April 16.

The program, A Dream That Came True, was given by Carol Englehaupt and her son Josh.

In a powerful presentation, Carol Englehaupt shared how her never give up attitude has helped her son, Josh, achieve his dreams. Birth trauma resulted in Joshua being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Now, at age 39, he is an accomplished artist and has begun writing stories that address the questions he is often asked about Cerebral Palsy. Josh connects with family, friends, and teachers using a sophisticated communication device. Carol, an artist and published author in her own right, plans to illustrate Josh’s books.

During the business meeting, Janna Greanias, Personal Growth and Services chair, thanked members for their contributions to Under His Wings. Linda Ernst, North Central Illinois Coordinating Council representative reminded members that the group will be touring the LaSalle County Historical Society on June 19.

The chapter’s next meeting will be held Tuesday, May 21 at Pitstick Pavilion in Ottawa. A memorial service for Wilma Gehrke will be held at 6 p.m. The chapter’s 2019 Personal Growth and Services grant recipient and Grant-in-Aid recipient will speak to the group after dinner.

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honorary society of key women educators. The Society promotes professional and personal growth of its members and excellence in education. Omicron Chapter welcomes membership inquiries from women educators in any field or level of education or who have retired from an educational position.