Strategic Action Plan Goals:
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
"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"
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.
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THOUGHTS FROM JEAN
Thank you to everyone who helped out with the September Chili Supper at Cedar Crest. Thanks to all who provided food, items for the silent auction and donations to ECHO. The chili supper raised
$317 and the silent auction raised $121. Great!
Special thanks go to Pat for organizing the silent auction and Vonnie for leading the meeting in my absence. There is a quiet rumor going around that one of the silent auction items will have a surprise appearance sometime during the year. Watch for it! J
Have you been thinking about new projects for this year? It would be nice to write an Action Grant for
a new project having to do with literacy. Bring your ideas to the October meeting. I am also looking forward to hearing about the Creative Arts Retreat at that meeting.
As I hear of so many people in the world with many issues to deal with, I am in a mode of being thankful. We are all so fortunate in so many ways. I am thankful for our members and all of the things they do to make this world a better place. I would especially like to thank two members. I am thankful every day for all of the work that Pat Brabazon
does for our chapter. Sometimes I think she must have a separate “chip” in her brain that is labeled DKG! Another person who does work behind the scenes that the rest of us don’t see is Pearl Casanova. This month she is busy collecting dues and turning multiples forms in that are necessary. She even keeps us in good standing with the IRS! Thanks to all of you for the many things you do and I look forward to seeing you at our October meeting.
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.
AP Obj. 3.3 Act. 3.3.1
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 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.