Volume 1 - Issue 5 | May 15, 2022

Cathy Tenney, Editor

Thanks for reading the May issue of the Foundation newsletter!  Our goal is to keep you informed through the newsletter sent on the fifteenth of each month, via the website at adsoef.org, and through communication with your chapter rep.  

Mark your calendars for the ADSEOF Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 11, 2022, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, Ohio.  A revised budget, the draft minutes from the 2021 Annual Meeting, and the 2022 Annual Meeting Agenda are included in this newsletter.

At the June 11 luncheon, we are planning to continue our tradition of giving.  Envelopes will be on the table for your financial contribution to any of the ADSOEF funds.  Not able to attend? Please send your gift with a fellow member or check the Foundation website at adsoef.org for the donation form.

You are cordially invited to attend Imagine, the ADSOEF breakout session at the OSO Leadership Conference!  Imagine that you are positively impacting the lives of educators and students. Learn how Alpha Delta State Ohio Educational Foundation provides that opportunity.  Get your questions answered, learn about our Mission and how you can be an active part of this rewarding organization.  

We welcome and appreciate all suggestions, feedback, comments, and questions you may have.  Contact information for your directors is on the Foundation website at adseof.org and you are encouraged to contact them.

ADSOEF Directors
May 15, 2022 - Registration for Leadership Conference Due

June 10-11, 2022 - OSO Executive Board Meeting
Dublin Embassy Suites

June 11, 2022 - ADSOEF Annual Meeting
Brenda Royas and Gunel Alasgrova
The Foundation Directors are excited to inform you that both Brenda and Gunel plan to attend the OSO Leadership Conference and ADSOEF Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 11th.  We hope you will be there to meet them and hear their updates.
Dear Members of the Alpha Delta State Ohio Educational Foundation, 

"A good education is a gift for life". This phrase has been with me throughout my life as a student and teacher. Education has been an important part of my life and has opened doors to unimaginable opportunities. One of them I am experiencing right now here in Columbus at The Ohio State University. I am amazed with all the experience and more than anything else with all the learning I am gaining here. I am proud to know that my knowledge will not only be a summary of what I have learned at the university, but that it will also be shaped by the values of the DKG Society. Every time I think about all the knowledge and the values I will be able to apply in my country when it is my turn to return, I feel incredibly excited. 

I am now halfway to the end of my Master's program in Educational Policy and I want to thank you for all the support and affection you have given me from the very beginning. I am very grateful to receive all this support and for being welcomed with open arms, it has been very important to me, especially being far away from home. That is why I would like to be able to count on the support of the A. Margaret Boyd International Studies Scholarship, which has been a great financial support to fulfil all the requirements of the university. However, it is not the only thing I would like to continue to rely on. I would love to continue receiving the affection and esteem of the whole of Society. I would love to continue having the opportunity to keep learning from exceptional women like you, and I would love to have the opportunity to share with you for much longer.

I am sure that the bonds established will be remembered with much gratitude and affection, especially because we are united by something as precious as education.

I say goodbye with an enormous feeling of gratitude for all the support and love.

Brenda Rojas
Fulbright Scholar and A. Margaret Boyd Overseas Fellowship Recipient, 2021-2022
Gunel Alasgrova is very excited, as she will be graduating on May 14, 2022, from Kent State University.  She shared, “I have my cap and gown, and my sons can’t wait to see me in this outfit when I walk at graduation.” She is very grateful for the Foundation’s support and continued welcome.

Gunel Alasgrova, A. M. Boyd Overseas Extension Recipient, 2021-2022
The Educational Services Committee is happy to give an update on the Sensory Room Project which was awarded an Individual/Classroom/Community Project Fund by the ADSOEF Board in February. Linda Graves, Delta Mu chapter, and her colleagues started a sensory room this year using money out of their own pockets. They used the ADSOEF grant money to purchase many more materials for this room. Here are her words to describe its impact:

“Groveport Elementary, Groveport, Ohio, is proud to say they have a sensory room in their K-5 school. Thanks to ADSOEF for granting $500 to purchase a variety of items to give the children a quiet place that is designed to provide stimulating activities. The sensory room is a great tool for students with learning, behavioral and/or emotional needs. It is a safe, supportive space where students can restore focus, enhance learning, and improve cognitive development. It provides many of our students with added motivation to make good choices, improve self-regulation, develop eye hand coordination, enhance sensory skills, explore cause, and effect relationships, and practice communication skills.”

Students can use it to manage their emotional or behavioral difficulties, anxiety or autism issues, and developmental delays.  The room provides many activities so students can calm themselves in a quiet, safe environment. Some students have a regularly scheduled time or can visit whenever they are feeling overwhelmed. In addition, all the Groveport Elementary teachers can award one pass each day for a student who is showing positive behavior to visit the sensory room. According to April Bray, the principal, the children are so excited when they receive the “Golden Ticket” to reward their good behavior! They can walk the treadmill, play with the games and activities, walk the patterned pathways, and return to class with an attitude ready for learning.

Groveport Elementary Sensory Room Items
Thanks to your donations we have exceeded the original goal for
‘Be the Spark… Light our Flame’

The total as of April 30, 2022, is 

Let’s keep it going!

"Be the Spark...Light Our Flame" Donor Recognition
Debra (Debbie) Frazier, Beta Rho
Donor Relations Committee Chairman

Dr. Lois Harkins, Alpha Lambda

Millie Holtzer, Beta Zeta
Finance Committee Chairman

Dr. Norma Kirby, Alpha Delta
Chairman Board of Directors

Karyn Kern Lazear, Gamma Phi
Governance Committee Chairman

Judith (Judy) Rank, Gamma Gamma
Marketing Committee
Sandy Royer, Delta Kappa
Fundraising Committee Chairman

Marilyn Slusser, Delta Kappa
Vice Chairman
OSO Scholarship Committee Chairman

Christine (Chris) Snoddy, Alpha Lambda
Educational Services Committee Chairman

Jackie Thase-Burch, Alpha Upsilon
Marketing Committee Chairman

Debby Canter, Delta Epsilon
Ex-officio Ohio State Organization Liaison
OSO President