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The Warren County Gamma Chi Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG) met Thursday, March 3 at Littleton Baptist Church. President Evelyn Hall welcomed Rachel Smith to her first meeting as a DKG member.

The highlight of the meeting was President Hall’s presentation on exploring the services offered at the Warren County Memorial Library. She presented many examples of opportunities available at and through the library. First Vice President Betsy Clark presented Hall with a long-stemmed red rose and a card indicating that the Gamma Chi Chapter will donate to the Warren County Memorial Library in her honor.

During the business session, the Chair of the Excellence in Education Committee, Betsy Clark, gave a moving presentation on the DKG International Schools for Africa project. DKG partners with UNICEF to provide access to quality basic education for children. The project includes the construction and rehabilitation of schools, the training of teachers, the provision of school supplies and the guarantee that schools have drinking water, as well as separate toilets for boys and girls. Members have generously contributed to this project.

The Nominations Committee presented a list of officers for the biennium 2022-2024. The officers were unanimously approved. They will be installed at the next meeting and will take office on July 1st.

The chapter has approved four applicants to receive $500 grants. Grants will be used for tuition and/or books while they work to become educators. The award ceremony will take place on May 5 during the next Gamma Chi meeting.

In addition, members discussed the upcoming state convention to be held in Asheville April 29-May 1. Several members have expressed interest in attending. Additionally, members brought in donations for the state convention project, MANNA FoodBank, part of Feeding America, which works to end food insecurity for students and families in West North Carolina. At the end of the meeting, members held a raffle to raise funds for local libraries and the NC DKG Educational Foundation.

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes the professional and personal growth of educators and excellence in education.

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