Congratulations to Alpha Delta member Ronetta Bough of Washington, Indiana who won the “EF Excellence Award in Language Teaching.” EF stands for Education First. She was so honored to represent the United States.
Ronetta states, "To be one of 13 recipients around the world was a humbling experience. The teachers awarded were from Canada, USA, Colombia, Turkey, Germany, Poland, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam."
Ronetta teaches Spanish at Washington High School.
Submitted by Sue Weber
Your issue of Collegial Exchange should be in your mailbox soon - and yes, it's a busy season, but don't miss another great article by Karen Kinney, Alpha Zeta (pp 19-20)as well as a copy of the Keynote Address by Cathy Daugherty at the Arts & Humanities International Conference last summer and thoughts from Dr. Judy Merz, 2019 International Achievement Award Winner - among many others. Quite honestly, when the idea of a magazine aimed at practicing educators was first broached, as a retired educator I wasn't very excited. Wow, was I ever wrong! The articles selected for each issue are not only relevant for active teachers, they are just as inspiring for members no longer in the classroom. Don't miss it!
If you'd prefer, you can read it online as a flip book (http://magazine.dkg.org/2019/86-2/) once you've signed in, or download it as a .pdf. If you're inspired to do so, submissions for the next issue are due December 15.
Sharing craft ideas was only part of the fun at FAR 2019! Stretching breaks; poetry ideas; the Rose Store; and good food were all on the agenda. The next FAR will be fall of 2021 - watch for details!
Participants kick off a crafty weekend in November at the bi-annual Fall Arts Retreat - FAR - in Indianapolis. Pictured above are organizers (l-r) Ruth Simmons, Beta; Deb Carroll, Beta Tau; Tiffany Ingles, Beta Mu; and Harriet Hoffman, Sherri Zornes, and Nancy Durham, all of Mu chapter.
Chapters from central Indiana, Marion and Hamilton Counties, got together for their annual luncheon on Saturday at the Woodstock Club in Indianapolis. Featured speaker Shannon Anderson shared her journey as an avid reader as a child to a published writer, mother of two, teacher of gifted students and was available to autograph her books after her presentation. The Rose Store also was present, thanks to chairman Mary Anne Schager. State President Jo Jones and past state presidents Judy Raybern and Ina VanDuyn were also in attendance.
to register for Indiana's Fall Art Retreat. Check out some of the nifty crafts ideas you'll be making!
1. One of our door prizes
2. Our Sister, Can You Spare a Dime? project
3. Lorna Naylor places a bid in our “re-gifting” silent auction— the proceeds will benefit the chapter’s projects
4. President Harriet Ann Hoffman conducts memorials for Patsy Holdsworth and Virginia Miller
5. Alecia Fryman, Sherri Zornes, Margaret Ann Riley
6. Margaret Seifert-Russell and Lois Vogel
submitted by Nancy Durham
Chapters celebrating their 75th birthday this year include (l-r): Pi (Michelle Eykamp, president); Rho (Sandra Collins, president); Sigma (Carolyn Borchardt, president); Tau (Lynette Farless, president). Not pictured: Epsilon chapter.
Sue Weber, chair of the Nomination/Personnel committee, is LOOKING for candidates for the position of Executive Secretary. Carol Herzog has served nobly in that position for eight years, but due to term limits, needs to move on starting July 1. Let Sue know if you are interested in the position!
photo submitted by Nancy Durham
From the editor...
Great things are happening all over our state with DKG members!