OTTAWA — “Omicron, the Greatest Show” was the theme of the Sept. 17 meeting of Omicron Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International at Pitstick Pavilion in Ottawa.
Teresa Cameron of Ottawa, chair of the Special Events committee, along with Mechthild Ferguson of Ottawa, Kay Carlson of Morris, Fran Ogden of Marseilles and Patty Hopkins of Ottawa provided circus games, treats, prizes and circus-themed decorations as Omicron Chapter began its 82nd year.
The chapter remembered 40-year members Jean Naretto of Braceville and Charlotte Farrell of Morris who passed away in July. Remembrances and memorials were read from both past and present members, as well as the Naretto family who will be offering a scholarship in Jean’s name. The chapter also received a thank you from Cally Diss Omicron’s Grant-in-Aid winner who is a senior at Southern Illinois University majoring in agriculture education.
Janna Greanias of Ottawa, personal growth and services chair, thanked members for their donations of school supplies. Greanias reminded members to bring additional school supplies next month and also keep collecting our “loose change” to be given to area food pantries in November.
President Mary Sue Myers of Peru shared highlights of the Creative Arts Retreat she attended in June, and reminded members of important dates especially the state convention in April 2020 to be held in St. Louis.
Marilee Applebee of Seneca shared with the members the plans for the upcoming promotional video about Omicron Chapter and Delta Kappa Gamma. Scripts are now being written by several members on various aspects of the organization. At the March 2020 meeting, which will be held at Seneca High School in Applebee’s classroom studio, the video will be put together by members assisted by Applebee’s students.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Pitstick Pavilion with Omicron member Paula Freepartner assisted by other members presenting the program, “God Bless America.”
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honorary society of women educators. The Society promotes the 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 more information about membership, email email@example.com.