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Pictured at Nu Chapter's closing banquet are (left to right) Zoe Rowell, Shirley Cook, Ruth Ann Whitener, Judy Barr, Delores Smith, Cheryl Williams, visiting educator Christy Dishon, President Mary Beth Glenn, Secretary Carla Hallstead, Martha Patterson, Joey Ward, Barbara Layman, Treasurer Jan Woodward, Elinor Farmer, Brenda Waller and Jennifer McCarthy.

On June 11, Delta Kappa Gamma, Nu Chapter gathered for its closing banquet at Preston‘s at the River Course in Fairlawn. The educators enjoyed fun, food and fellowship as they discussed possibilities for upcoming educational projects and programs for 2019-2020. New member Cheryl Williams reported on her recent journey to the IOTA/Virginia State Convention in Charlottesville, and on the meaningful “in memoriam” service in which she participated: Two former members, Dottie Burcham and June Fortune, were remembered in a most special way when Cheryl and another IOTA State sister sang special music during the service. Our New River Valley Coordinating Council was very well represented.

Nu Chapter’s next meeting will be at the home of John and Jan Woodward, “Contentment on the Cove,” Claytor Lake, in July. We will plan programs for the upcoming year and fellowship together on the lake. If you are interested in joining with these key women educators, please contact President Mary Beth Glenn or any of the members for further information.

On the horizon, DKG’s International Conference: Arts & Humanities will be held June 27-29 in Asheville, North Carolina. Potential topics will include storytelling, music, books and writing. Many tours of Asheville and its surrounding area will also be available, including Biltmore Estate house and gardens, Asheville Arts District, Appalachian Craft Center and the Blue Ridge Parkway. More information can be found at

Submitted by Ruth Ann Whitener

Submitted by Ruth Ann Whitener

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