• 63°
franklin county times

DKG Alpha Upsilon members celebrate Christmas

Members of the Delta Kappa Gamma Alpha Upsilon chapter celebrated Christmas in the tradition of their sisters in Norway, Finland, Sweden and Estonia for their December meeting.

This is a way our members learn about our DKG International sisters and their countries.

Hostesses were Gayle McAlister, Ginger Saylor, Louise Hester and Joyce Strickland. The printed menu featured food from each country, with appetizers including Swedish sausage balls, Estonia cheese and Swedish eggnog; the main course being Denmark ham, Finnish sour cream potatoes and Denmark purple slaw; and, for dessert, frozen Finnish dessert with Vaniljekranse Denmark cookie.

A 15-point questionnaire was given to members to complete regarding the Scandinavian countries. Members learned Norway is the world’s best view of the Northern lights; was the first European country to join DKG; and is home to the world’s largest population of Arctic reindeer herds. We also highlighted Sweden as the home of inventors of the zipper, Coke bottle, the Celsius scale, pacemaker, dynamite and SoundCloud.

The DKG Alpha Upsilon program/project was the World Fellowship Fund and Silent Auction. Rebecca Massey, chairperson, coordinated the silent auction, and members donated items. The silent auction raised more than $200 for the World Fellowship.

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International established the World Fellowship Scholarships program for women educators who want to continue their professional growth in the field of education. Each year up to 30 scholarships are awarded for women pursuing advanced degrees, including master’s degrees and doctorates.

The scholarships are named after women who have made significant contributions in the area of education. One example is Annie Webb Blanton, for whom a scholarship was established in 1939. She held three degrees, including a Doctor of Philosophy from Cornell. She taught at North Texas State University and the University of Texas, and she became the first woman president of the Texas State Teachers Association. She ran for Congress after completing her position as state superintendent of public instruction.

The scholarships are for members of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Since the organization formed the scholarship program in 1940, it has awarded $4,611,500 in scholarships to 1,073 members.

SISTER SPOTLIGHT: DEBBIE NALE

Debbie Nale, treasurer, was recognized for the DKG Alpha Upsilon Sister Spotlight.

She has been a member of DKG for 12 years and has served as Alpha Upsilon past president.

Debbie earned her Bachelor of Science, master’s and administrative degrees from the University of North Alabama and University of West Alabama. She has taught English and served as librarian at Russellville High School, in the Franklin County Schools system and at Northwest-Shoals Community College. She is also involved in various community organizations.

In other business, Beverly Donaldson reported she has been appointed to serve on the Delta Kappa Gamma Alabama Personnel Committee. President Cheri McCain will submit the Alpha Upsilon reports to DKG by Feb. 1, 2023.

The next meeting will be held March 6, 2023.

Members were reminded to register for the Alabama State Convention March 3-5, 2023.

Galleries

PHOTOS: RHS Musical Theatre presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Franklin County

Northwest Regional Library announces audiobooks by mail program

Franklin County

Republican primary run-off election for county commission seats takes place April 16

News

Historic Roxy Theatre celebrates 75th Anniversary with upcoming entertainment

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Mark Dunbar

Franklin County

Franklin County makes seven drug trafficking arrests

Galleries

Why Knot car show cruises into downtown Russellville

News

Get free weather radio at VFDs

Franklin County

PCHS FBLA hosts Little Miss Dream Girl Pageant

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Johnnie Pounders

Features

Sam Warf: From Tennessee to the White House and beyond

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Mousey Brown

News

Russellville First Baptist Church receives historical marker

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Meeting a higher standard – Russellville High School JROTC

News

RCS BOE announces new superintendent  

News

Miss Dream Girl Pageant names winners

Franklin County

First Metro Bank hosts FAME Girls’ Ranch donation drive

News

PCHS holds annual Shelby Grissom Memorial Fashion Show

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: VFW Post 5184 – ‘No One Does More For Veterans’

Features

Supporting students’ futures

Features

Red Bay Garden Club discusses amaryllis planting

Franklin County

UA announces local students for fall 2023 President’s, Dean’s, graduation lists

News

School news

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Troy Oliver

x