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Irish program presented to Omicron chapter members on March 19

Marilee Applebee shares pictures from her trip to Ireland.
Marilee Applebee shares pictures from her trip to Ireland.

OTTAWA — The Omicron Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met March 19 at the Pitstick Pavilion in Ottawa. President Mary Sue Myers conducted the business meeting.

Members brought cash donations for local food pantries. The Personal Growth and Services Committee is in charge of disbursal 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.

Charlotte Farrell announced that the chapter’s candidate for a Lambda State M. Josephine O’Neil Grant, Carrie Thompson, had been selected to receive $1,000. Thompson will be honored at the Lambda State Convention’s awards breakfast on Sunday, April 28, in Decatur. The daughter of David and Theresa Thompson of Marion, Carrie is a junior at Millikin University.

Paula Freepartner, Literacy chairwoman, announced that Cameron’s literacy project had been 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 the 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, email omicronil15@gmail.com.

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