Volume 94 - Issue 12 |June 2022

Cathy Tenney, Editor
News from Ohio State Organization
"The highest challenge inside organizations is to enable each person to contribute his or her unique talents and passion to accomplish the organizations' purpose." - Stephen Covey
Leadership Conference

It’s almost time for the Leadership Conference!  There are a few changes to the schedule so please take note. We are still at the Dublin Embassy Suites and most meetings will take place in the area of the ballroom which will be to the left as you enter the atrium. 

Friday, June 10
1:00 p.m. - Chapter Leaders’ Training
7:00 p.m. - “Ice Cream Social” and Game Night
Saturday, June 11
9:00 a.m. - Executive Board Meeting and General Session combined. 
10:00 a.m. - ADSOEF Annual Meeting 
11:00 a.m. - Team Planning Time
12:00 p.m. - Luncheon
2:00 p.m. - Connie Rensink, DKG Member-at-Large (2018-2022)
3:00 p.m. - ADSOEF Leadership Session
I have been busy attending spring chapter meetings in many parts of the state. A huge thank you to Gamma Iota, Gamma Theta, Omega, Omicron, Beta Alpha, Beta Nu, and Alpha Gamma Chapters. It is such a pleasure to meet members and share information about our state initiatives and upcoming events. It’s great to see that the pandemic didn’t lessen our enthusiasm for DKG and OSO!

June 15 is a very important deadline for submission of the Chapter President’s Report, Gold Key, and all vouchers to close out the fiscal year. You can refer to the OSO website for more information. 

Form 110 (chapter officers) is due to International by July 1 and if you haven’t already submitted a copy to me, please do so ASAP so that work may begin on the OSO Directory for 2022-2023.

Enjoy your summer as it goes by too quickly!

Chapter Officer Leadership Training
Guidelines for Chapter Leaders
It is extremely important that chapter officers who will be attending the Leadership Training on Friday, June 10 download to their laptop/tablet and/or print the Guidelines for Chapter Leaders prior to the Leadership Training. The Guidelines for Chapter Leaders will be referred to throughout the training.
The Chapter President's Report is due June 15, 2022, and is now available. You have three options to submit your Chapter President's Report:

  • Email to president@dkgohio.org
  • Send to Debby Canter 309 N Bingham St. Oak Hill, OH 45656
  • Bring a copy to the June 10-11 Leadership Conference

The Gold Key Application is now available and must be submitted online by June 15, 2022.

Chapter Presidents
Form 110 Reporting of 2022-2024 Chapter Officers needs to be sent to DKG International by July 1, 2022.

Remembering Our Lost Sisters
Links to OSO Committee Reports
June 10-11, 2022 - Leadership Conference
New Chapter Presidents' Training
Ice Cream Social & Game Night
OSO Executive Board Meeting
ADSOEF Annual Meeting
Dublin Embassy Suites

June 15, 2022 - President's Annual Chapter Report Due
Gold Key Online Application Due
Two Chapter Newsletters Due (see Gold Key Reminders)

July 1, 2022 - Form 110 - 2022-2024 Chapter Officers
Due to International

July 12-16, 2022 - DKG International Convention - New Orleans
Any OSO member attending the DKG International Convention, please contact OSO State President Debby Canter so plans can be made to connect in New Orleans

October 22, 2022 - OSO Fall Executive Board Meeting @ 10 a.m.
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church and Family Life Center
3220 Columbus Street, Grove City, OH 43123

April 21-23, 2023 - OSO State Convention
Dublin Embassy Suites
Delta Epsilon celebrated 50 years as a chapter, a celebration that had been postponed last year due to COVID. The chapter was chartered on August 16, 1971 in Jackson, Ohio. Members brought pictures and other memorabilia and took a stroll down memory lane. Front row, left to right: Charter Member Margaret Bowman, Ann Davis, Judy Pitts, Belinda Dixon Back row, left to right: Kim Lewis, Dr. Nanetta Fults, Dr. Debby Crabtree, Cheryl Weisenberger, Debby Canter
The Delta Lambda Chapter (Erie County) celebrated the 50th Birthday/Anniversary of our April 8,1972, founding with a cake and activity booklet designed by Delta Lambda member Jeannie Johnson. The booklet contained a reading, social studies, math, science & spelling activity with a 1972 theme involving the number 50 that are members completed.  Far Left: Nella Biller, Center: Jeannie Johnson, Far Right: Jackie Teeman.  Middle Row: Far Left: Debbie McGuire, Linda Parmer, Pam Brunetti, Cindy Norman, Phyllis Behnke, Diane Hahler-Johnson, & Mary Kay Huneke.  Back Row: Far Left: Judy Gildenmeister, Center: Cathy Mirtes, & Far Right: Holly Schedley.
News from Emma and Darmini - Summer Plans
As I write this, school is winding down for everyone, including our World Fellowship students at OSU, Emma and Darmini from Indonesia. Darmini plans to travel to various U.S. cities this summer, including New York City, Washington DC, and Atlantic City. When her travels are over, she will be working on her final project for her studies in Reading and Literacy in Early and Middle Childhood. Darmini is happy to announce that DKG has selected her to receive the extension for her scholarship.

Emma has already traveled to Washington DC for a seminar held by the Fulbright program in May. She visited the White House, the Washington Monument and the Smithsonian. She plans to go to New York City, Ann Arbor, and Detroit where she has friends at the University of Michigan. In July, Emma will travel to Orlando for a soccer match and may meet up with friends who are attending the University of Georgia.

In between travels, Emma wants to build healthier habits by exercising, running, and trying new recipes. She will also read and ponder over her plans after graduation in the spring. She has been thinking about pursuing a PhD in a few years after her master’s but has not decided on which focus area she would like to study.

Darmini would like to meet up with some DKG sisters in the Columbus area. Her email is nikomangdarmini108@gmail.com and  Emma’s email is emmahc7@gmail.com.

Good luck and love to both young ladies!

Jeanne Bennett, Alpha Gamma
World Fellowship Chair
Gamma Xi Chapter was the host for the Joint Meeting with Chi Chapter.  Pictured are co-presidents of Gamma Xi Chapter, Joyce Jones Weinkam and Judy  Warner, OSO President, Debby Canter, Chi Chapter President, Joan Avery.
Pictured are Gamma Xi co-presidents Judy Warner and Joyce Jones Weinkam, Life Center Organ Donor Network representative, Audrey Holtzman, Donor Ambassadors, Barry Johnson and Tammy Robinson.
Alpha Chi played WORLD, an adaptation of Bingo, that featured the names of countries where there are DKG chapters. We played for money which was donated to the World Fellowship Fund.
Alpha Phi member Linda Beaver shared information regarding STRS and what is currently happening, She keeps our group abreast of “Need to Know” information.
Beta Alpha Chapter members pictured left to right in the front row are  Doris Lanham, Cathy Greenleaf,  Beth James, Donna DeWitt, Vickie Powell, and OSO President Debby Canter.  Back row L to R:  Helenlu Morgan and Jane Ann Slagle.
Picture left to right are Beta Alpha Chapter initiate Marti Roderick, OSO President Debby Canter, and initiate Ollie Paxton-Tipple.
Beta Kappa Chapter’s Founders Day Program included a visit from a past member, Mrs. Ida Haslup Goode (aka Faye Spangler). She shared her life experiences and the importance of faith and education. Ida Goode was not a charter member but the first chapter member to pass away at the age of 99 in 1958.
Sondra Jones spoke about living in the Foster Care System to the members of Beta Nu Chapter. Sondra  works for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a Dave Thomas Foundation. She works with 19 foster care children, to make sure they get what they need and deserve.  Pictured with Sondra is Bunny Doebling of Beta Nu.
Beta Nu has had a seven-year partnership with the Price Hill Health Clinic that treats children from low income homes.  Sue Wagner a member of Beta Nu decided it was time for the Cincy Book Bus, which is owned by Melanie Moore, a retired teacher,  to get connected with the Price Hill Health Clinic.  Melanie donated over 400 chapter books and 40 Spanish picture books to the clinic.  She was greeted at the clinic by Rita Ross, Sue Wagner, and clinic staff members.
Alpha Phi member Dr. Anna Cates, who has written several collections of poetry read several selections and explained her process of writing. Pictured left to right are Pat Lewis, Bryanne Peck, Robin Prewitt, Carole Haines, Linda Parker (standing), Rhea Young, Anna Cates, Maxine McClellan, Lynn Martin, Linda Nier, Denise Shaneyfelt, Jyl Dwyer (standing on the right).
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The total as of May 21, 2022, is 

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