Volume 95 - Issue 3| September 2022

Cathy Tenney, Editor


“Purpose is the most powerful motivator in the world. The secret of passion truly is purpose.”

-Robin Sharma

I don’t know about you, but I think summer flew by too quickly! It’s time to plan for the Executive Board Meeting, chapter meetings, committee meetings, and State Convention. The Admin Team has already met to help guide us through the year.

Several months ago, I booked the venue for the Executive Board Meeting to be held October 22, 2022. I checked the OSU Football Schedule and there wasn’t a game being played that day. Since then, the schedule has been changed and there is a home game that day. The good news is we are meeting in Grove City. The reservation form is included in this issue and can be found on the website.  All chapter presidents, past state presidents, state officers and personnel are members of the Executive Board and expected to attend. There is no charge for board members, but a reservation form needs to be submitted.  Other members are welcome to attend at a minimal cost.  If your chapter has co-presidents, both may attend with one paid reservation.

After receiving so many emails this past year, I’m asking that you put your chapter name in the subject line when sending chapter yearbooks/program books and newsletters. For example: Delta Epsilon Yearbook 22-23 and Delta Epsilon September 22 Newsletter. I’m sure this would be helpful to First Vice President Melodie McGee and Editor Cathy Tenney also. Please make sure you check the yearbook guidelines on the website before sending them.  

Please remember to send Form 6 Report the Death of a Member in a timely manner so a condolence may be sent to the family. A current form (08/2022) can be found on the DKG website as well as the OSO website. Send copies to the following: 

*Membership Services Email: mem@dkg.org 

*State Organization Treasurer: treasurer@dkgohio.org

*State Organization Membership Chair: first.vp@dkgohio.org

If you would like to schedule a chapter visit, please use the form on the website and I will do my best to accoundate your request. I will have to say that these visits are my favorite part of being your state president! 


Link to register for the Fall Executive Board Meeting

Link to Form 6 Report the Death of a Member

Link to Schedule a Chapter Visit

Dr. Rebecca L. Thomas, Gamma Lambda

Gamma Lambda member, Dr. Rebecca L. Thomas was recognized by the Shaker Heights Teachers’ Association for her 46 years of participation and leadership in the SHTA.

Dr. John L. Morris, Association President, renamed the SHTA Fellowship Grants to the Dr. Rebecca L. Thomas SHTA Fellowship Grant to recognize Becky’s tireless efforts to continue to professionalize SHTA teachers and her four decades of dedication to the Association. Dr. Thomas had previously received the SHTA Service Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.



Please review the Chapter Yearbook Guidelines as there have been a number of changes made including new DKG International officers, updated ADSOEF Director's list, updates to OSO committee chairs as well as important upcoming dates to name a few.


Transplants are one of the most remarkable success stories in the history of medicine. The need for organ, eye, and tissue donations continues to grow. One donor has the potential to save 8 lives and help countless others live a better life.

Your chapter can help by reaching out to the Donate Ohio Life Organ Procurement Organizations in your area using the map on the OSO website. Work with your area representative to schedule a virtual or in- person presentation to clear up donation myths, hear miracle stories, and learn ways to become a donor. Follow up with a membership registration drive via online, at the Bureau of Motor Vehicle, or by mail. 

Remember, you have the power to give someone a second chance at life! 


Michele Maniskas, Alpha Xi

Educational Excellence Committee Chair

OSO Second Vice President


September 15, 2022 - DKG Gallery of Fine Arts Submission

Window Closes

September 21, 2022 - Clip Art & Photos-Legal Use

7 p.m. via Zoom

October 6, 2022 - Canva for Beginners

Limited to 20 Participants

7:00 p.m. via Zoom

October 10, 2022 - OSO Fall Executive Board Meeting Luncheon Reservations Due

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

October 27, 2022 - Canva, The Next Step

Limited to 20 Participants

7:00 p.m. via Zoom

October 31, 2022 - Deadline for Chapter Webmasters to submit

Form 72 (Society Website Compliance Assurance)

November 7, 2022- Canva Questions Answered

7:00 p.m. via Zoom

April 14-16, 2023 - OSO State Convention

Dublin Embassy Suites

Pictures Needed

The Communications and Marketing Committee has been busy planning various projects for the 2022-2023 year. We would like to feature OSO chapters across the state as they meet for the first time this fall in our first video. We need you to send us a picture or two of your first meeting and be sure to include members of your chapter but not a posed group photo. Send your photos to editor@dkgohio.org by September 30, 2022. Be sure to identify your chapter in the subject line.

We will be hosting several forums this fall that we hope will be of interest to our members. The first forum will be on Wednesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. with Eileen McNally regarding copyright and the using clipart and photos legally. 

The second forum will be Canva for Beginners on Thursday, October 6, at 7 p.m. with Cathy Tenney and Eileen McNally. The third will be Canva The Next Step on Thursday, October 27, at 7 p.m. with Cathy and Eileen followed by a fourth forum Canva Questions on Thursday, November 10, at 7 p.m. Registration for the first two Canva forums will be limited to 20 participants. 

Registration Link

Registration Link

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. Ohio State Organization has been a member of the Society since 1938 and strives to foster the same ideals. Supporting and promoting the Girls ROX program in Ohio is in alignment with those ideals. In June, the OSO Executive Board Members voted unanimously to sponsor 18 facilitators from around the state to help girls in their schools realize their worth and give them the tools they need to flourish as strong, young women. OSO is proud to partner with Girls ROX.

Link to Girls ROX Training


Beginning August 1, 2022, through October 31, 2022, all chapter webmasters MUST review their websites. They must make sure it is up to date and all information is correct. After checking, webmasters will access Form 72 (Society Website Compliance Assurance) on the International website. Upon completion of the online form, International will send a new 2022-2024 Compliance Seal, usually within two weeks. This seal will replace the 2020 - 2022 seal.

Questions? Contact Eileen McNally, OSO Webmaster emcnally2535@gmail.com.

REMEMBER: Deadline is October 31. 

Chapter News From Around Ohio

Alpha Psi's Successful Garage Sale

Alpha Psi Chapter members had their annual garage sale on the first Saturday after the 4th of July. Members supplied items for the sale, worked to set it up, manned the two day event, helped with clean-up, or transported unsold items to community agencies in need. The sale in the Zanesville area is becoming well-known with many looking forward to the event yearly. This summer Alpha Psi raised $2,747.50; the largest amount brought in to-date! Money earned is earmarked for scholarships given out each year to local education students. The key to this event is to price large ticket items only, while posting suggested prices, and accepting all monetary donations. There was something for everyone.

Akron's Gamma Lambda Chapter's summer outing on July 8 was to The Dragonfly Tearoom in Canal Fulton to celebrate Claudia Grimes' retirement. Members attending to were Becky Thomas, Mary Jo MacCracken, Cindy Acklin, June Smith, Claudia Grimes, and Ginny Snyder.

Gamma Xi members headed to Lebanon, Ohio this summer for a tour of the Glendower Mansion, which was built around 1845 and is noted as one of the finest examples of Residential Greek Revival architecture style in the Midwest. Following the tour Gamma Xi had lunch at the Golden Lamb. Pictured are Judy, Lisa, Mary Angela, Ellen, Joyce, Maureen, Gabrielle, Kathy, Julie, Julie's sister, Jetta, Ann, Sylvia, Martha and Gail.

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