Omicron Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met at Seneca High School April 17. President Mary Sue Myers presided. Two Delta Kappa Gamma members were honored at a memorial service. Patty Hopkins read a tribute to member Esther Funk, of Ottawa. Janna Greanias read a tribute to her godmother, Christine Kareotes, of Decatur, a member of Beta Sigma chapter.
Marilee Applebee, an English teacher at Seneca High School, provided an overview of the Holocaust unit she teaches. Using a video she created she shared curriculum activities and student comments about their experiences. Members had to complete a 15-question scavenger hunt for Holocaust information, and then explored the many diverse projects displayed. Students Andrea Cruise, Sydney Poyner, Zoey Ferrara and Ryann Kenney assisted.
Janna Greanias, personal growth and services chairwoman, thanked members for contributions to Under His Wings. Linda Ernst, Ellyn Hylla and Melva Richards were selected to serve on the auditing committee. Parliamentarian Beverly Madsen shared chapter rules changes that will be voted at the next meeting.
The next meeting will be installation of officers at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Pitstick Pavilion in Ottawa. Personal Growth and Services grant recipient and two Grant-in-Aid recipients will be the speakers. Omicron Chapter welcomes membership inquiries from women educators in any field or level of education or who have retired from an educational position. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.