By SHERRY DIGMON
Delta Kappa Gamma International is a professional society for women educators. In Atmore, members belong to the Gamma Omega Chapter which was founded in May 1980.
Each April, the local chapter’s meeting is a celebration of the organization’s birthday and a tribute to the founders.
At the monthly meeting Thursday, April 6, Gamma Omega members celebrated Delta Kappa Gamma’s 94th birthday and the chapter’s 42nd birthday.
Charter members of the local chapter are Sandra Bennett, Janet Brantley, Eunice Broughton (dec.), Lucy Cunningham, Mary Currie (dec.), Conway Dickinson (dec.), Dorothy Faircloth (dec.), Dean Graham (dec.), Mary Grissett (dec.), Joan Hayden (dec.), Helen Kearley (dec.),
Jean Lufkin (dec.), Shirley Madison, Nellie McKay (dec.), Florence Peavy (dec.), Kate Pipkin (dec.), Anita Rollins (dec.), Orene Schmitz (dec.), Jo Strickland (dec.), Mary Ann Sutton,
Elizabeth Van Pelt (dec.), Annie Ruth Whitten (dec.).
Chapter President Nancy Karrick recognized current members with most years of membership – Sissy Phillips, 38 years; Pat Bonner, 29 years; Evelyn Bilbo, 23 years; and JoAnne Bonds, 34 years.
For the first time, the Gamma Omega Chapter awarded the Dean Graham Scholarship last week.
The chapter honored one of its own by presenting member Mary Beth Lancaster with a check as she works toward her PhD.
Also attending the meeting last week were Dawn Pettit, State Second Vice President, and Jessica Boothe, District 6 Director.