Congratulations to Jan Busse, a member of Beta Kappa Chapter and her husband Tom who are both charter members of the Ft. Loramie Wilderness Trail Museum, accepting from State Representative Susan Manchester, a 50th Anniversary Commendation on behalf of the Wilderness Trail Museum.
Patricia Cermak, Gamma Rho
Congratulations to Patricia Cermak, Gamma Rho Chapter, who received a 1st place award ribbon, called the Peoples’ Choice Award, for her ‘Jolly Robin’, a counted cross stitch needlework piece at the Stan Hywet Needlework Show. She also received a 2nd place award ribbon on a needlepoint piece.
Lisa Perkins Werbrich, Delta Kappa
Lisa Perkins Werbrich, Delta Kappa Chapter, recently was inducted in the 2021 Miami Valley Career Technology Center Hall of Fame.
Lisa is the fourth person from the left in the front row.
Congratulations to all of our OSO Delta Kappa Gamma Sisters
for their honors and recognitions.
We are so proud of your accomplishments!
A Message from Debby Canter
The entire month of November, not just Thanksgiving Day, has become a time of year to give thanks for our blessings. I am indeed blessed to be serving as the OSO president. I have been able to travel to a few chapter meetings and had meaningful conversations with members.
I was able to attend a Zoom meeting with Gamma Upsilon and shared my “passion for our purposes” with members. It was a quick meeting due to my work schedule, but chapter president, Terri Duesing assured me that it was received well. Whether you meet via Zoom, Google Meet, or some other video conferencing, it’s better than not meeting at all, as the goal is to keep your chapter members connected.
Alpha Omega recently recognized chapter members with twenty-five to fifty-two years membership. They were honored with certificates and red roses.
Phyllis Hammond and Maranel Tallman of Alpha Omega each received a red rose globe for 50 plus years as DKG members.
Carolyn Foster, charter member of Delta Theta celebrating 50 years!
Delta Theta celebrating 50 years with one of their charter members, Carolyn Forrest.
A Perspective on DKG International Conference-San Antonio
As OSO Recording Secretary, I attended the DKG International Conference in San Antonio, Texas, this past July. The focus of the sessions I attended had to do with membership.
One session had to do with small modules created by members of a Tennessee chapter targeting information members “need to know” to stay in DKG. I am hopeful to be able to incorporate these ideas while working on the Communications/Marketing Committee this biennium.
Harolyn Legg was invited to join Alpha Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and was inducted at the September meeting. Harolyn was nominated for membership by Paula Rosencrans. Paula, Pam Van Mooy, President Deb Mihalik, and Induction committee member Sally Green performed the ceremony.
Beta Alpha Chapter with guest speaker Jerry Lucas and OSO President Debby Canter.
Beta Chi Chapter members Marilyn Johnson and Joyce Faiver were honored with 50 year membership pins. Linda Falatic presented the pins and Co-President Mary Bumstead presented roses.
Remembering Our Lost Sisters
OSO Bylaws and Standing Rules Committee
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! The OSO Bylaws Committee would like to thank ALL of our chapters for reviewing, editing, and revising their Chapter Rules to align with the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International’s Constitution and Standing Rules as well as Ohio State Organization’s Bylaws and Standing Rules. We realize that this is tedious work, takes time, and appreciate your diligence looking for name changes, word changes, conflicting statements, and additions in the proper places.
OSO Member “SHIP” Cruise: Campaign Promotion Resources
The Membership Committee presents some ways to increase our OSO Chapters’ Membership for 2021-2022.
We know that one question your chapter probably has for the Membership Committee is.…What are some ways to maintain and increase the members in my DKG Chapter in order that our portion of the DKG OSO “SHIP” will be able to continue to float, sail, and thrive?
World Fellowship Fund: Memories. . .of the Way We Were
The movie, The Way We Were, was released on October 16, 1973. The title song was sung by Barbra Streisand. If you saw the movie, the tune is probably already swimming around in your head. Sometimes, the best way to learn and remember, is through song.
Pop Quiz from last month: When did the World Fellowship Fund begin? From what country were the 4 women who received funds to study in Sweden?
Student Teaching Grant Recipient Expresses Gratitude
Members of the Alpha Delta State Ohio Educational Foundation,
I am writing to express my gratefulness for receiving this grant. Because of this gracious award, I was able to take time away from my weekend job throughout the last school year so I could ensure I was giving my all to my student teaching experience. Instead of needing to worry about how I was going to work to afford to pay bills or buy lunch each week, I was able to use the funds awarded to me via your gracious grant opportunity to pay for my necessities. This allowed me to treat my student teaching experience like a full-time job the correct way...without further distractions. For that, I would like to extend a very gracious thank you.
November is a time when our hearts and minds turn to giving thanks. Since the inception of ADSOEF in 2017, the generosity of the members of OSO has been gratifying. From student teacher grants to leadership grants to international study fellowships to individual classroom or community project funding, many deserving people have benefitted from the generosity of our OSO sisters.
The ADSOEF Board of Directors is grateful to each and every donor whether a chapter or an individual. We thank you and look forward to your continuing contribution as we strive to further the Foundation mission to fund the future of excellence in education!
Giving Tuesday is almost upon us! ADSOEF is excited to kick off this year's holiday giving season with an $840.00 matching gift! Won't you help us double or triple this generous gift with your contributions?
The Donor Relations Committee has a very heartwarming job! The Committee is responsible to send acknowledgement letters to donors for tax purposes, send notes to recognize gifts made in honor or in memory of someone, and maintain a record of donors for publication in both The Voice and the Foundation Annual Meeting Report. Thanks to Mary Ellen Hall, Diana Kirkpatrick, Karen McFarland, Betty Monahan, and Debra Frazier, Chairman, for serving on the Donor Relations Committee.
If you are interested in serving on a Foundation committee, please contact Dr. Norma Kirby at email@example.com.
Alpha Delta State Ohio Educational Foundation Donor Recognition