2021 NC DKG Convention is a Virtual Success!
The 2021 NC DKG Convention provided a week-long celebration for members. Virtual experiences highlighting chapter achievement, chapter presidents, regional directors, and remembrance of members who passed away during the year was showcased along with tours of attractions around Asheville, the 2021 convention site. New state officers were installed on the final day. The newly installed NC DKG officers are Beth Winstead, NC DKG President, HIlda Parler, First Vice President, Tammy Cullom, Second Vice President, and Patty Higgins, Secretary.
Theta Members with 40+ Years of DKG Service Recognized
The following members were recognized at Theta's March Founders Day meeting and
received their anniversary pin from a fellow member in a pinning ceremony:
Sophia Floyd - 60 years, Catherine Highsmith - 56 years, Emma Dineen - 51 years,
Linda Farrell - 47 years, Mary Cowand - 45 years, Connie Marks - 44 years, Sylvia
Quinn - 41 years, and Susan Nevitt - 40 years.
Chapter Merges with Theta Chapter
During the NC DKG Virtual Convention April 23-25, 2021, NC DKG members approved the merger of Beta Phi Chapter with Theta Chapter. Sylvia Quinn, Beta Phi treasurer will complete the process to finalize the merger.
Book Drive for Beginning Teacher Project
With a $500 check donation and $500 library collection presented by Beta Phi Chapter
our Beginning Teacher Project, the Beginning Teacher Committee is exploring possibilities
for continued support of beginning teachers at our selected schools - Williston Middle
School and Virgo Academy. Our ongoing project of building classroom libraries for these
teachers has been given a significant boost from these generous gifts. Look for more
information in the coming months of ways to support our beginning teachers.
Marilyn Grinwis Gray Scholarship Recipients Selected
Five scholarships of $3000 each will be awarded this year to selected North Carolina
students studying Elementary Education or Music Education. The NC DKG Educational
Foundation met virtually on April 2, 2021 to determine the recipients of the 2021 Gray
Scholarships. Using the rubric developed by Theta’s Scholarship Committee, each member
of the Foundation Scholarship Committee rated 300-600 word narratives written by 38
applicants. A total of rubric scores for each applicant determined the five recipients.
Winners of the Gray Scholarship will be announced by the Foundation at the 2021 NC
2020 NC DKG Theta Chapter Educator Grant Recipients
Fifteen educators from New Hanover and Pender County schools submitted proposals for classroom projects this year through Theta’s Educator Grant program. Theta’s Scholarship Committee reviewed these applications using the grant rubric and selected four project proposals for maximum funding of $500. The following recipients and projects will support classroom activities during Spring 2021: