Volume 2 - Issue 7 | January 15, 2023

Cathy Tenney, Editor

Printable Newsletter

Happy New Year!   

We wish you a safe, healthy, and joyful new year.  Let’s look with hope and optimism toward the promise of this year.  Did you set a resolution for yourself?  How are you progressing with your goals? May we always be kind to one another, and to ourselves!

ADSOEF anticipates a productive year in 2023.  

Did you hear the call? -  Apply to be a Foundation Director by February 1.  Then you can share your enthusiasm, skills, and knowledge to strengthen the Alpha Delta State Ohio Educational Foundation.  Voting for five directors happens at the ADSOEF Annual Meeting in April.  With new directors replacing the outgoing, the leadership of your Educational Foundation will reorganize in July.  We value the talents of the ten Directors serving on the board.  The support of volunteers serving on committees is vital as well.  Your contributions of time and skill are a gift!

Scholarship, grant, and fellowship applications are due February 1.  Will you apply, or will you encourage someone to apply?  The financial support offered to our beneficiaries is possible because of you!  Recipients are very appreciative.

Thank you for supporting our mission so that together we can impact the future of education.  We wish you and yours all the best this year!

With gratitude,

ADSOEF Directors 

                                                                       Contact us at adsoef.org

Our fundraising campaign is ongoing as hearts continue opening.  You’ve done something remarkable!  Your generous contributions matched the $1,000.00 gift. By the end of December, $7,510.00  is the total received for Open Your Heart for the Future of Education.  Please note the progress on the graphic below.  

Each heart represents $500.00.  Let’s continue expanding our hearts.  

Our goal is $8,500.00 in celebration of OSO’s 85th Anniversary.

We are getting close!  Your support is appreciated!


In honor of

Sandy Royer and Beth Archer


Millie Holzer

Karen Dunn

Patty Ondrus

Joan Avery

In memory of Joanne Bosak


Dorothy E. Blackburn

Nancy Russell

Dr. Norma Kirby

In honor of Ruth,

a devoted DKG member

Linda Wright


Gamma Iota Chapter

R. J. Bahnsen

Zeta Chapter

Sue Loader

In memory of Ruth Scharrer

JoAnn Krock

In honor of Evelyn Ferguson


In memory of Gail Bulach

Debbie Frazier

Margaret Murph

Carmel Jenkins

In honor of Delta Theta Sisters

Katie Gantz

In honor of Cindy Speakman

Holly Buente

In memory of

Robalee Burns Dinopoulos

Joyce Jones Weinkam

Shirley Moore

In honor of

Delores Moore and Barbara Rine

Bonnie Lillibridge

Alice J. Penrose

In honor of Dr. Ruth Brooks

Brenda Rojas from Paraguay, is an A. Margaret Boyd International Fellowship Recipient, studying at The Ohio State University.


Members of the Alpha Delta State Ohio Educational Foundation

Delta Kappa Gamma Society

It’s another year that flew by!  I can’t describe how exciting everything I have experienced this entire year has been.  Studying and working at the university has strengthened my experience here in the United States and has exceeded all my expectations.

I will not deny that I am going through a lot of emotions at this time because I miss my family and friends so much.  I miss hugging my mom, talking with my dad, playing with my brother, laughing with my sister.  However, experiencing a different Christmas makes me very excited and I feel very fortunate to know that my family supports me and loves me from afar.

Read more from Brenda Rojas

Important ADSOEF Dates to Remember

January 16, 2023

6:30 p.m.

ADSOEF Board of Directors Meeting

February 1, 2023

ADSOEF Director Applications Due

February 1, 2023

Scholarships, Grants and Fellowship Applications Due

March 25, 2023

ADSOEF Presentation to Chi and Gamma Xi Chapters

April 14, 2023

ADSOEF Annual Meeting

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Dublin Embassy Suites

April 14-16, 2023

OSO State Convention

Dublin Embassy Suites

Persevering to Reach a Goal   

 A. Margaret Boyd International Fellowship Recipient, Della Kartika Sari, studying at University of Cincinnati


DECEMBER 16, 2022

Dear Members,

I am already in Indonesia!  It was a very hectic departure, as I did not plan to leave before December 10, but the ticket home was very expensive.  I asked Fulbright to approve my travel before that date, as I could fly on December 5 using less money, and this was two days after my last class.  At 1:30 AM on December 5 I traveled by train to Chicago because the Consular wanted to check my old passport.  The train trip was not bad, but it took 9 hours.  That afternoon I took a flight from Chicago, for 34 hours, to land in Jakarta, where I could not use any of the phones I bought in the US.  The customs officers required me to register the IMEI number or they would block my phone numbers.  I was very tired and had little energy for all the questioning, so I decided to take a train and head home.  I cannot use or be contacted using my US number in Indonesia, except via Whatsapp, nor could I use my Indonesian number in my own country because I bought my phone in the US.  A friend said, “My God, Della, your government treats you like a foreigner!”  Two days after my arrival I bought another phone just to use my Indonesian number!  Now I have three phones!  Hahaha!

Read more from Della Kartika Sari                                      

The following is an up-to-date listing of Chapters with DKG compliant websites listed on DKGOhio.org with a working link to ADSOEF.


Beta Delta


Beta Zeta


Beta Kappa


Beta Chi

Alpha Eta

Gamma Xi

Alpha Theta

Gamma Pi

Alpha Xi

Gamma Phi

Alpha Phi

Delta Delta

Delta Mu

Thank you for supporting the foundation!

We encourage other Chapter Webmasters to please add a link to the ADSOEF website, www.adsoef.org 


Holly Buente, Gamma Pi

October 2022-June 2024

Marketing Committee

Debra (Debbie) Frazier, Beta Rho


Donor Relations Committee Chairman

Dr. Lois Harkins, Alpha Lambda



Millie Holzer, Beta Zeta


Finance Committee Chairman

Dr. Norma Kirby, Alpha Delta


Marketing Committee Chairman

Karyn Kern Lazear, Gamma Phi


Governance Committee Chairman

Nominating Committee Chairman

Sue Loader, Alpha Psi


Scholarship Committee

Sandy Royer, Delta Kappa


Chairman Board of Directors

Marilyn Slusser, Delta Kappa


Vice Chairman

OSO Scholarship Committee Chairman

Christine (Chris) Snoddy, Alpha Lambda



Educational Services Committee Chairman

Debby Canter, Delta Epsilon


Ex-officio Ohio State Organization Liaison

OSO President

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