2018-05-16 / Community

Alpha Omicron Installs Chapter Officers


Alpha Omicron Chapter Officers 2018-2020 (L-R): Jo Davis, President; Dot Nickoley, Vice President; Kay Fleet, Recording Secretary; Marilyn Brackin, Corresponding Secretary; Joanne Holland, Parliamentarian; (absent from photo) Suzanne Wells, Treasurer . Alpha Omicron Chapter Officers 2018-2020 (L-R): Jo Davis, President; Dot Nickoley, Vice President; Kay Fleet, Recording Secretary; Marilyn Brackin, Corresponding Secretary; Joanne Holland, Parliamentarian; (absent from photo) Suzanne Wells, Treasurer . The Alpha Omicron Chapter of the Georgia (Psi) State Organization of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is proud to announce the following officers for the 2018-2020 biennium: Jo Davis, President; Dot Nickoley, Vice President; Kay Fleet, Recording Secretary; Marilyn Brackin, Corresponding Secretary; Suzanne Wells, Treasurer; and Joanne Holland, Parliamentarian. These officers, along with Jan Calhoun, Webmaster, will serve as members of the 2018-2020 Chapter Executive Board.

An installation ceremony was held during the regular chapter meeting on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library in Colquitt. Dr. Gail Lovering, 2016-2018 Nominations Committee Chair, was the installing officer. She was assisted by Sandra East, 2016-2018 Membership Committee Chair, who presented each officer with a long-stem red rose, the Society’s flower. Dr. Lovering also recognized Martha Register, 2016-2018 Corresponding Secretary, for her devoted leadership.

Prior to the installation ceremony, a short business meeting was held with President Jo Davis presiding. The inspiration, highlighting Mother’s Day, was given by Renée Spence.

President Davis then gave a report on the overwhelming success of the 2016-2018 biennium. She recalled the chapter’s support of three International projects---World Fellowship, Schools for Africa and the International Emergency Fund---and reminded members that 16 first year educators were honored with gift cards and congratulatory letters. The chapter also supported local literacy efforts by donating to the Seminole County Ferst Foundation and by awarding two grants-in-aid to female education majors at ABAC - Bainbridge.

Mrs. Davis further stated, “We prayed together and celebrated together. And, the icing on the cake was the addition of nine beautiful sisters and our chapter’s first two babies!” She asked members to “pat themselves on the back” for their commitment to the Society’s purposes.

Mrs. Davis concluded her report by announcing that she presented the annual chapter grant-in-aid on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the ABAC – Bainbridge Honors Night. This year’s recipient was Stephanie McCutchen of Blakely, a secondary education major enrolled at the Early County campus. She thanked Sherri Newberry and Kaye Guterman, Grant-in-Aid Committee Co-chairs, for their assistance with this project.

As a part of the program, President Davis and Joanne Holland, Merritt Library board members, presented the Summer Reading Program events calendar. Members were encouraged to bring their children/grandchildren to the library during the summer and to utilize the many services available through the Southwest Georgia Regional Library System.

Alpha Omicron members present for the meeting were Baker County – Jodi Collins, Dr. Debra Jones; Early County – Sandra East, Terri Lawrence; Miller County – Marilyn Brackin, Tina Brooks, Jan Calhoun, Jo Davis, Cissy Eldridge, Kay Fleet, Joanne Holland, Gray Kicklighter, Dr. Gail Lovering, Kaley Moates, Jo Mock, Dana Nunnery, Renee Spence, Maxine Summers; Seminole County – Dottie Chandler, Kelly Earnest, Rendy Godwin, Kaye Guterman, Dot Nickoley.

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is an honor society for women educators with more than 75,000 members in 17 countries. Membership is by invitation only and is extended to those who have distinguished themselves as respected professionals in the education field. Alpha Omicron Chapter members are “key women educators” from Decatur, Baker, Early, Miller, and Seminole counties.

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