Omicron Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International

Marilee Applebee shares pictures from her trip to Ireland. (Photo contributed)

OTTAWA – The Omicron Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met at Pitstick Pavilion in Ottawa March 19.

Members brought cash donations for local food pantries. The Personal Growth and Services Committee is in charge of dispersal of the donations. In April, the committee will be collecting donations for Under His Wings.

Patty Hopkins and Teresa Cameron presented an Irish program. Hopkins led the group in singing several Irish songs. She then presented information about the history of those songs. Cameron presented an Irish Bingo game and Rainbow game that were suitable for classroom use. Marilee Applebee and Jane Hart shared pictures and souvenirs from their travels to Ireland.

The chapter’s candidate for a $1,000 Lambda State M. Josephine O’Neil Grant is Carrie Thompson. Thompson will be honored at the Lambda State Convention’s Awards Breakfast on April 28 in Decatur. Thompson is the daughter of David and Theresa Thompson of Marion, Ill. She is a junior at Millikin University.

Teresa Cameron’s literacy project was selected to receive funding from the chapter’s Martha’s Books Project. Cameron teaches at the Herman E. Dummer Elementary School in Sandwich.

The chapter’s next meeting will be held Tuesday, April 16 at Pitstick Pavilion in Ottawa. The dinner cost will be $21. The program speaker will be Josh Englehaupt.

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. For more information about membership, please email [email protected]