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Club New 2-13-12


Delta Kappa Gamma

The Delta Sigma Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Lincoln County Schools offices.

President Gayle Reid brought the meeting to order. Peggy Andrews gave the invocation. At this meeting, there were two guest speakers. First introduced was Lincoln County’s Teacher of the Year, Regina Hovis. She shared experiences contributing to her joys and successes while being in the classroom. Through hard work, patience and understanding, she has developed a great love for the teaching profession. Next, Frances Stafford, the regional director, was introduced. Her topic was “Schools for Africa.” This is one of two projects currently a focus from the international level to the chapter level. She conveyed the great difficulty in receiving an education in Africa due to the lack of schools and materials, plus the distances students must walk to get to school. Some students walk miles and miles barefoot over rough terrain. Contributions were collected to help with the funding of this project. UNICEF sponsors this program.

During the business portion of the meeting, Judy Jones read the minutes from the previous meeting. Annette Geymont reported on the progress of updating the forms for scholarships. Becky Heavner encouraged all retirees to volunteer in the schools and document it. Sherry Hoyle recognized the retirees and their contributions. It was announced that Jennifer Carroll has renewed her National Boards.

Delta Kappa Gamma is contributing to the Backpack Program for Hungry Children at Lincoln County Schools. The items collected will go to Lincolnton Middle School.

The next meeting will be Feb. 9 from 4:30-6 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. There will be a guest legislator speaking on education in Lincoln County. Planning for the March fashion show will also take place.

Pilot Club

The Pilot Club of Lincolnton held its monthly meeting and Christmas Party on Dec. 19 at the 36th Street Restaurant. President Carolyn Jones called the meeting to order and welcomed the members and special guests. These guests included Marla Rothschild, Dan Jones, Sam Adams and Chris Dellinger. President Carolyn shared an inspirational thought for the day, and Barbara Dudley gave the invocation.

Each member brought gift bags for nursing home residents that will be distributed this week.  Roxane Dellinger reported on the tree-lighting ceremony held after the Christmas Parade in November. The donations received from “light a light” are for a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a local high school senior in May. Some years they are able to award two scholarships if enough contributions are received. Letters have been mailed to their ongoing supporters, and they have received approximately $700 to date. There is still time to “light a light” in memory or honor of a loved one for the Christmas tree on the Court Square. If you would like to help with this cause, $5 will light a light. Make checks payable to the Pilot Club of Lincolnton and mail to: Pilot Tree Lights, 3141 Laboratory Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092. Please include the name and address of the person that you wish to be notified of your memorial or honorarium.

Pilot International is an innovative volunteer service organization with approximately 10,000 members in five countries. Pilot members take an active part in making communities a better place to live.

The service focus of Pilot International is brain-related disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, chemical dependency, traumatic brain injuries and developmental, emotional and mental disabilities.

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