Volume 94 - Issue 8 |February 2022

Cathy Tenney, Editor
News from Ohio State Organization
"When you find your purpose, it is like your heart has been set alight with passion. You know it absolutely, without doubt." - Rhonda Bryn
Edna Hansen, Alpha Zeta
Edna Hansen was honored for her 18 years as the treasurer of the City of Port Clinton. Edna is also past OSO state treasurer and past Alpha Zeta Chapter president. From left to right are her daughter Linda Overstreet of Fremont, a retired schoolteacher, Edna Hansen, Third Ward Councilwoman Margaret Phillips, and long-time friend Jolyn Smith of Fremont.
(Photo by D’Arcy Patrick Egan and reprinted with permission from The Beacon.)
Nondance Campbell, Alpha Sigma
Nondance Campbell, professor of reading, emerita was the recipient of the 2021 Arch Award given for more than 25 years of service by a person who is not an alum of the University of Findlay. Nondance is currently involved with the University through its Mazza Museum which houses the largest and most diverse collection of picture book art in the world.

A Message from President Debby Canter
Congratulations and thank you to OSO Editor Cathy Tenney and the Directors of the Alpha Delta State Ohio Educational Foundation on the smooth transition to a separate newsletter for ADSOEF. The newsletter will be sent on the 15th of every month, and you should have received the first one last month. If you did not receive it in your inbox, please contact Cathy at editor@dkgohio.org

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 8 at 7 pm as OSO hosts a Zoom presentation of the Girls ROX (Ruling Our Experiences) program. Some of you may remember the ROX breakout session that was held last March as part of our virtual convention. I was very impressed with the program and wanted to find a way for OSO to be a part of it. This meeting is the first step and is open to all OSO members. For more information and the registration link, read the article submitted by the ROX team in this issue. 

Remembering Our Lost Sisters
Got Girl Drama? We're Here to Help!
Let ROX help you meet the growing needs of girls in your school community.  Ruling Our eXperiences, Inc. (ROX) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Columbus, OH. Our mission is to create generations of confident girls who control their own relationships, experiences, decisions and futures. ROX works toward this mission by:

  1. Implementing evidence-based programming with 5,000 girls annually in 20 states
  2. Conducting national, innovative research focused on adolescent girls; and
  3. Educating the community on issues impacting girls through data-driven workshops and trainings for educators, parents and caregivers. 

Upcoming Dates
February 1, 2022 - Chapter Necrology Report Due
Scroll to Necrology Section

February 8, 2022 - ROX Informational Zoom Meeting at 7 p.m.

February 15, 2022 - Arts & Humanities Submissions for Spring Gallery Due, Application Form available at www.dkg.org

February 22, 2022 - OSO Executive Board Meeting via Zoom at 7 p.m.
Meeting ID: 868 6106 7787 Passcode: 032233

March 8, 2022 - OSO Communication and Marketing Committee
Fundraising Zoom Meeting at 7p.m.

June 10-11, 2022 - New Chapter Presidents' Training
OSO Executive Board Meeting
ADSOEF Annual Meeting
Dublin Embassy Suites
Chapter News From Around Ohio!
Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine visited the preschool at Grace United Methodist Church in Washington Court to read to the preschoolers and promote the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library, a program supported by DKG and a part of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Alpha Delta Chapter (Fayette County) members were there along with OSO President Debby Canter to show their support.  
Gamma Iota (Lake County, West) members Dawn Hill and Nancy Kurnat examine the bright and beautiful blankets that were given as part of our service project to Royal Family Kids!
Alpha Nu Chapter (Fairfield County) officers Terri Garrett, treasurer; Karen Dombrowski, secretary and Kathy Plant, president pose with items that have been collected for the various charities their chapter supports.
Zeta Chapter (Huron County) inducted Katherine Smith, daughter of the late Carol Germond who was a past president of Zeta Chapter. Barb Smith presented Katherine with a tea bag caddy that had been hand painted by her mother and given to her officers at the end of her biennium in 2006.
Gamma Chapter (Franklin County) installed new member, Emeri Ferguson. A graduate of Ashland University, Emeri is a first grade learning guide and reading support specialist at Wellington School in Upper Arlington. Emeri became aware of our Grants-in-Aid program and attended a Zoom meeting earlier this year. Pictured are Gamma Co-President Linda Ruehrmund, Emeri Ferguson, and Co-President Dorene Henschen.
Gamma Upsilon Chapter (Portage County) completed their “ Grateful for All You Do” project. Goodie bags were assembled and thank-you notes were written. This project expressed Gamma Upsilon’s appreciation and support for their teachers, foster care, and Safer Futures, a domestic violence shelter in their area. 
Gamma Lambda and Phi Chapters (Portage & Summit County) joined for a Christmas Celebration enjoying a delicious brunch followed by a concert of Christmas favorites and Oldies But Goodies. Members present purchased Don Drumm Christmas ornaments to support a local organization, Peace in a Backpack. Donations of new toys were collected and delivered to Akron' s Haven of Rest Ministries. Donations were also collected and delivered to a homeless shelter in Tallmadge, Ohio.
Money, Money, Money
Every chapter is faced with the same issue – looking for new ideas on how to raise money to support projects at the local, state, and international level. Fundraising, what works and what doesn’t? Does your chapter have great ideas for fundraising? Do you need help? On Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. the Communications and Marketing Committee of Ohio State Organization – DKG will host a virtual meeting where those attending will share their fundraising ideas that have been tried, those that were successful and those that didn’t turn out as they had hoped.
Let's Learn More About Schools for Africa
In 2010 Schools for Africa became the first official international project focus of Delta Kappa Gamma International.  That certainly is reemphasized at Ohio State Organization in each of our local chapters.

What is Schools for Africa?  Schools for Africa provides quality basic education to the most marginalized children in 21 countries in Africa.  The focus is on girls and orphans and other vulnerable children. The effort is a partnership with UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and Peter Kramer Stiftung Foundation.  Over 30 million children have been helped to date.

Patty Truex, Beta Rho
Educational Excellence Committee

World Fellowship Recipients To Attend
The Ohio State University
We are excited to announce that Ohio has two World Fellowship Fund recipients: Emma Cahyanai and Ni Komang Darmini from Indonesia, both of whom will be studying education at The Ohio State University.

Indonesia is located off the coast of mainland Southeast Asia in the Indian and Pacific Oceans with a population of 269,804,000. The Capital is Jakarta, located near the northwestern coast of Java. The name, Indonesia, formerly known as the Dutch East Indies, is thought to be derived from the  Greek indos, meaning “India” and nesos, which means “island.”

The World Fellowship Committee
Jeanne Bennett, Chair
Tammy Shroeder
Bunny Doebling
More Chapter News From Around Ohio!
Tau Chapter's special project was to create textured alphabet books for preschoolers. Members who participated are (left to right):Judy Steinmetz, Roberta Leach, Carol Anders, Karen Vlach, Claire Stair, Barbara Hrdlicka, Linda Bruno, Dorothy Winovich, (seated) Debbie Haas. Tau Chapter is located in the Cleveland area.
Alpha Zeta Chapter (Ottawa & Sandusky County) members enjoyed a holiday food tasting of many incredible foods made by Chef and Alpha Zeta member Madelyn Hetrick while enjoying each other's company. Past State Treasurer Edna Hansen, hostess Madelyn Hetrick and Past Alpha Zeta President Linda Overstreet enjoy the many tasty dishes.
Gamma Iota Chapter (Lake County, West) celebrated at their holiday brunch on December 11, 2021, by collecting $950 for two local charities Hope Chest and Royal Family Kids.
Delta Kappa Chapter (Dayton) gave gently used & new books, plus monetary donations to Library for Africa. Emily Brudzynski helps Veleta Jenkins load donated books. Veleta Jenkins states, “Because of Delta Kappa Gamma's donation, our organization (Library for Africa) was able to help youth in Dayton, Ohio and Liberia, Africa. Books were delivered to the Dakota Center in west Dayton, and money was sent to the school we support in Liberia."
Lambda Chapter (Crawford County) president Diana Hurlow with speaker Amy Holloway. Amy Holloway is an educational advocate but also a naturalist and her talk was "Knowing Your Garden."
Beta Upsilon Chapter (Auglaize & Mercer County) shared the link with the Auglaize County WIC agency. Each WIC participant is asked if they had heard of the Imagination Library and if not, staff shares the link and information to help all participants to join the monthly book program.
A creative Beta Psi (Dayton area) activity to commemorate our DKG Founders. Members had to recreate a portrait of one of the founders or one of her attributes on their pumpkin. They then shared information on the founder.
Beta Chi Chapter (Warren/Youngstown area) members at the annual Beta Chi and Alpha Omega dinner meeting.
Members from two chapters: Alpha Omega and Delta Delta planned our Tri-County dinner. Left to right: Pat Lumpkin, Alpha Omega; Brenda Ceplecci, Delta Delta; Nancy Countryman, Alpha Omega; Sharon Gill, Delta Delta, Amy Lamer, Alpha Omega, and Mary Ann Augustyn, Delta Delta. 

As of January 30, we have
$7,978.90 towards our goal
of $8,400. Keep it going!

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