Theta Chapter

Wilmington, North Carolina

Region IV

The North Carolina State Organization

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International



New Chapter President Connie Marks welcomed 2022 Gray Scholarship winner Meghanne Brunsink to our fall meeting.

September Meeting Kicks Off a New Biennium

On Saturday September 10, 2022, Chapter President Connie Marks welcomed 26 members and guest to our traditional fall luncheon at the Pine Valley library. Connie marked the beginning of the new biennium with appreciation to members for their commitment to the work of the chapter during planning meetings that took place throughout the summer. Executive Board, Finance, and Fundraising Committees have met in recent weeks to develop a yearly budget and initiate plans for our growing organization.

Meghanne Brunsink, UNCW graduate and 2022 Marilyn Gray Scholarship winner, was our guest for the meeting. Events for the coming year, including Beginning Teacher project with Forest Hills Global Elementary School, fundraisers and programs for upcoming meetings were announced by committee chairs. Joyce Huguelet shared her love for gardening with a conversation about native plants. She displayed a variety of plants and shared these plants as raffle items. Joyce encouraged members to develop an understanding of the importance for maintaining native plantings to support our environment. Members shared a variety of food items for our luncheon following the business meeting.

The following dates have been selected for these meetings. All meetings begin at 10:30 am. More information on meetings will be provided in the upcoming newsletters.

Saturday, November 19 2022

Northeast Library

Community Services Opportunities - Harrelson Center

Saturday, January 21 2023

Visit the New Hanover County Arboretum

Saturday, March 18 2023

Founders Day Luncheon at the Wrightsville Beach Rec Center

Saturday, May 6 2023

Pine Valley Library

Educator Grant Winners present...

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Meet the 2022 Marilyn F Grinwis Gray Scholarship Winners

(on the Scholarship & Grants page)

May Meeting Highlights:

Theta Chapter Learns About 2022 Educator Grants and More

Our May 13, 2022 meeting at the New Hanover County Northeast Library offered activities to highlight our work throughout this year and to open the door to exciting opportunities for our next biennium. Refreshments were provided during a break in the meeting so that members could get to know guests and newly inducted members.

Connie Marks was installed as the 2022-2024 chapter president to serve with Judy Busick, 1st Vice President, Sylvia Quinn, 2nd Vice President, Linda Jobe, Recording Secretary. Kitty Brunjes will continue as Treasurer and Dorothie Johnson, as Corresponding Secretary.

Three new members were inducted into our chapter: Lizette Day, Caitlin Fortier, and Kimberly McKinney.

Haley Miles, Mary Porter and Liz Day, 2022 Educator Grant winners, presented their classroom projects. With grant funds of $500 each, Haley and Mary purchased reading materials to supplement their first and third grade reading programs. Liz Day represented teachers from Carolina Beach Elementary School who received two $500 grants for coding projects. Liz demonstrated activities from these coding projects that enhanced the school's technology program and supplemented the curriculum.

Theta members welcomed Bonnie Greco, NC DKG member from Winston-Salem, who recently moved to the Wilmington area.

Sylvia Quinn created a slideshow to showcase the recent 2022 NC DKG Convention in Asheville. Judy Busick, Linda Jobe, Connie Marks, Elizabeth Miars, Sylvia Quinn and Kimberly Stokes represented Theta Chapter at the convention. Theta was recognized with a Superior rating in the Chapter Achievement Award and received the Communications Excellence Award for our newsletter, website and brochure. Sylvia also presented a slideshow to highlight the work of our Beginning Teacher Committee. See the slideshows below.

At the conclusion of our meeting, Connie Marks, incoming Theta President, thanked Kimberly Stokes, outgoing Theta President, for her service to our organization during this biennium and presented her with red roses.


Connie Marks, Kimberly Stokes, Elizabeth Miars, Sylvia Quinn and Marie Allison led induction ceremony for three new members.
Newly inducted members are Kimberly McKinney, Lizette Day, and Caitlin Fortier.
Mary Porter, Lizette Day and Haley Miles, are 2022 Educator Grant winners.
Lizette Day presented coding projects that were taught at Carolina Beach Elementary School.
Mary Porter discussed reading materials purchased for her third grade class reading program.
Claire Bennett, chair of Nominating Committee, installed Connie Marks as the 2022-2024 Chapter President for Theta Chapter.
2022 BT Committee at Work
2022 NC DKG Convention Slideshow

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