Strategic Action Plan Goals:
Donations Given by Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Iota Members:
Donations are voluntary and very much appreciated.
Meeting Minutes 2018-2019
Remember the book festival where two local students will be reading their award winning books on October 27th at the SNBF in Edgerton. Spread the word. Go to www.bookandfilmfestival.org
Thanks to Pat, Judy, Linda and Terry for making this happen. Contact Pat if you wish to help.
Dec. 7 Virginia Saltzman
ALPHA IOTA BROCHURE
If any of our members would like to have our updated brochures to share with women in education who may consider joining our chapter, please contact Joan. The brochure may help you share information about DKG-Alpha Iota
Inspirational Quote of the Month
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I'm possible”! --Audrey Hepburn.
Consider what you can do in Alpha Iota this year. What strengths do you have that can be used "for the common good?"
We are pleased to receive the 2016-2018 Delta Kappa Gamma International Certification Seal for our website.
Share the web site address with others:
We are also on Facebook!
THOUGHTS FROM JEAN
Exciting ideas are on the horizon! After our October meeting, we delved deeper into the idea of writing grants with conversations with Allison, Peggy, and Jen Fanning. We are looking at writing an Action Grant application to help with book bags being given to families working with Rock County Social Services that would be individualized for that family. We would like to apply for an International Educational Foundation
grant for the Brain Bags that the Early Literacy Task Force is hoping to give out to families of newborns in Rock County. For children who have needs to be more active, we are planning to apply for a Give Back award. This would provide flexible seating for students at Kennedy Elementary School where Jen is the principal. These are some new initiatives for us that offer future possibilities for our chapter. Special thanks to Linda Edwards and Robin Strohacker who have offered to help write the applications for these grants.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are going through personal or family difficulties at this time. Please let us know how we can help!
Jean’s bro ther continues to have ups and downs after receiving a stem cell transplant. Continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
Linda Holte will have surgery for heart issues on Oct.15th
at St. Mary’s in Madison. Keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
Keep Bev, Linda L. and Pat informed if you know a
member in need of our thoughts and prayers.
Jean Schollmeier is recovering from a procedure to repair a problem in her hip suffered in Pickleball. Therapy coming soon.
Linda Holte is home and improving each day.
Janet Bishop is out of the hospital and recovering from pneumonia.
Keep Bev, Linda L. and Pat informed if you know a member in need of our thoughts and prayers.
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Grants and Giving Back
Be thinking about what our Chapter could use through writing and receipt of an Action Grant or a foundation Give Back. Information for both can be found on the Sigma State website, the Foundation Amazon Smile Fundraiser as seen on page one of this month's newsletter, or in the Action Grant box. Bring your ideas to the meeting.
Welcome new member, Cathy Engel. She is a retired FACE teacher. She loves crafting and reading.
Welcome new member Tricia Clasen. She is jumping right in and taking over the Alpha Iota website and our chapter’s Facebook page.
Tricia is a communications professor at UWW- Rock County. Welcome Tricia.
Remember to ask those women who you think might be interested in joining Alpha Iota. Don't just say they are too busy. Let them decide.
GROCERY RECEIPTS FOR ROTARY GARDENS Ruth Ann is collecting grocery receipts for Rotary Gardens. Please check with Sentry, Schnucks, and other stores to see if they participate. Then shop, save receipts, give to Ruth Ann or Pearl and help fund Rotary Gardens. More information to follow.