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The North Brook #2 Extension and Community Association Club held its April meeting on April 21 at the North Brook Community Center with 10 members present. President Lucille Johnson welcomed everyone who attended and called the meeting to order after a meal and devotion. Vickie Schrum read the devotion, entitled “You Are What You Eat,” along with Scripture from Psalm 1:1-3.

Following the devotion, the club united in song, wishing a happy birthday to members Joyce Gerlits and Glenda Canipe.

In old business items, appreciation was given to everyone who baked cookies for sponsors with the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and for participation in the opening day event last month for the Lincolnton Farmers Market. Members were additionally thanked for attending District Day in Stanly County. A total of seven local club members attended the out-of-county event.

With regard to new business items, the group discussed the upcoming trip to Camp Dogwood on May 13. Registration is due May 3 (Saturday) for anyone interested in attending the camp, club officials said. Cost is $7. Golden Opportunity Day took place 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday with breakfast and lunch available from a variety of vendors.

After conducting all club business-related items, a door prize was handed out to one lucky member, and the group worked on making special bags for nonprofits to use in the event of a disaster.

The Delta Sigma Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gama Society International celebrated its 4th birthday April 15,at Boger City Methodist Church with a meal and meeting.

Greetings and invocation, provided by members Darla Stines and Kellie Goins, reminded members, that as teachers, they are investing in their own living legacy.  After enjoying a meal prepared by the catering company of Patsy Mosteller, members heard greetings from Eta State President Pat Taylor.  President Taylor gave outstanding praise for outgoing Delta Sigma Chapter president Dr. Elaine Jenkins.  Dr. Jenkins was commended for her dedication and hard work she has completed during the past two years for the local chapter and state organization. Mrs. Taylor ended her talk by encouraging all members to appreciate each other and the diversity within the chapter.

An exciting part of the meeting was the announcement of scholarship winners by member Annette Geymont. The Delta Kappa Gamma College Scholarship was presented to Lincolnton High School senior Shelby Rollins.  The scholarship is given to an outstanding high school senior planning to pursue a career in education.  Miss Rollins plans to study education at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

The Most Promising Young Woman Educator Award was presented to Lincolnton High School English teacher, Lily Gibby.  Ms. Gibby was commended by her principal Heath Belcher for the outstanding work she has done during her first year of teaching. The Delta Kappa Gamma Advanced Degree Scholarship was presented to Love Memorial E.C. teacher, Betsy Rinehardt, a Delta Sigma member actively pursuing an advanced degree. Rinehardt is working towards a Master’s in Education at Appalachian State University.

Following the announcement of scholarship awards, Eta State President Pat Taylor led in the installation of new chapter officers, Edwina Beam (President), Libby Fletcher (VP), Tammy Price (Secretary) and Kellie Goins (Treasurer). The meeting concluded with the singing of the Delta Kappa Gamma Song.



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