Delta Kappa Gamma honors founders

Attending the meeting were, from left, seated, Connie Hetrick, Leigh Ann Rowland, Wendy Stafford, Leslie Sellers, Jessica White; standing, Tina Garret, Nancy Karrick, Evelyn Bilbo, Pat Bonner, and Sissy Phillips. Not pictured is Sherry Digmon.

News Staff Writer

Members of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Gamma Omega Chapter, held the last meeting of the school year Thursday, April 8. As is tradition, the last meeting celebrates the birthday of Delta Kappa Gamma and is also a time to honor the organization’s founders.
Past State President and Past Chapter President Nancy Karrick presented the Founder’s Day program, featuring the lives of two of the 12 founder, Annie Webb Blanton and Cora M. Martin.
Ms. Blanton’s zeal led to the swift growth and expansion of Delta Kappa Gamma after the first initiation on May 11, 1929. By 1941, Delta Kappa Gamma had expanded into 35 states and 80 chapters.
Ms. Martin and Ms. Blanton frequently discussed plans for the founding of Delta Kappa Gamma. An active member and officer of a wide variety of academic and social organizations, Ms. Martin played a key role in advising Ms. Blanton concerning the Constitution, initiation ritual and program of work.
Chapter meetings resume in the fall.