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Omicron members present skit

Participants in the historic skit titled "God Bless America" were Marilee Applebee, Alaina Wetherford, Janna Greanias, Teresa Cameron, Paula Freepartner and Fran Ogden.
Participants in the historic skit titled "God Bless America" were Marilee Applebee, Alaina Wetherford, Janna Greanias, Teresa Cameron, Paula Freepartner and Fran Ogden.

OTTAWA — “God Bless America” was the theme of the Oct. 15 meeting of the Omicron Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International at Pitstick Pavilion in Ottawa.

Six Omicron members presented a skit about American history that included historic statesmen along with national symbols and landmarks. Paula Freepartner portrayed the teacher with Janna Greanias, Alaina Wetherford, Marilee Applebee and Fran Ogden being the students. Teresa Cameron, the class joker, provided many comical moments during the classroom history lesson written for second graders. Patty Hopkins added patriotic decorations as well as leading the group in patriotic songs.

The business meeting was conducted by President Mary Sue Myers. Myers shared highlights from the executive board meeting she attended in September. After general announcements, the slate of officers for the 2020-22 biennium was presented: Heather Reardon of Ottawa and Linda Ernst of Princeton, co-presidents; Paula Freepartner of Seneca, first vice president; Judy Hooper of Ottawa, second vice president; Marilee Applebee of Seneca, recording secretary; and Mary Jo Farrell of Ottawa, corresponding secretary. These officers will be voted on at the Nov. 19 meeting, which will be held at Pitstick Pavilion with Omicron member Alaina Wetherford giving a book talk on numerous titles from kindergarten through adult.

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 information about membership, call 815-434-1324.

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