Current Chapter Newsletter

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May 2018

Expect Great Things


Dates to Remember:

  • Tuesday, May 08
    Social 3:30pm  
    Initiation 4:00pm Spring Celebration of Members
    Banquet – Bridges of Poplar Creek
  • Saturday, May 19
    Open House for Project C.U.R.E. 1:30pm
  • Chapter Committee Meetings (see details below)

Tuesday, May 22nd  PROGRAM
Service and Special Projects-combined meeting
TBA – Communications

  • Saturday, June 9th
    Leadership Training –North at Ottawa High School, Ottawa, Illinois.
  • Saturday, June 9th  8am
    Kenneth Young 5K Run/Walk at Busse Woods
    (See attachment or contact Sudah Byanna)
  • Saturday, January 19, 2019  
    Feed My Starving Children

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1. Kenneth Young Center 5k Run/Walk 


Spring Celebration of Membership – our 50+1

 We look forward to a beautiful gathering to celebrate old and new members of Gamma Gamma at the Bridges of Poplar Creek.  There are many surprises to look forward to as we share in our accomplishments, present our scholarships, our awards and reconnect with each other.  We will greet new members for Initiation and pledge support of our new Board Members during Installation of Officers.  

Our Service Project for May/June is the Annual Kenneth Young 5k Run/Walk.
An envelope will be passed for donations. Information about the 5k and how to donate can be found in an attachment to this newsletter.   

Some Banquet reminders:
Please bring with you your completed Data Update, Program Survey, Love of Learning, and Chapter Scholarship forms as requested on your April Newsletter as attachments.  Contact Gerie if you need to be sent that newsletter. To apply for the Gamma Gamma or the Love of Learning Award you must have proof of the class you have completed.
If you are not attending the May 8th celebration, please mail these forms or bring them to your summer committee meeting. A few copies of the forms will be available at the Welcome Table.

Lambda State Convention 2018
What a great time and great turnout for the recent convention!  Be proud of our members in attendance who participated in many of the activities – Workshop conveners (Joan Gazdic), Workshop Presenters ( Mary Wrobel, Jacqui Rothman),  Art Mart Donation –Gift Card Raffle ( Rose Karner, Jan Kayson, Peggy Gire, Karen DelVecchio, Jane Born, JoAnn Bechtold, Gerie Kay and all who contributed gift cards) , Choral Singers (Mary Wrobel, Kris Beaudette), White Rose Ceremony (Gerie Kay, Linda Stolt ), Scholarship Hostesses ( Sandy Cook, Denise Pawelczyk), After Hours coordinators (Maureen Briza, Jane Jedlicka) , Designated Greeters and shoppers ( Glenda Klein , Cheryl Keifer), Hospitality Room Hostesses (Gerie Kay, Jacqui Rothman) .

Once again we have a winner! 2018 Florence A. Cook Recruitment Grant was awarded to Karley Grapenthin of Area 1 as nominated by Gamma Gamma.  Karley and her mother, Jenny, were both in attendance at the Awards Breakfast.

Details – Committees for 2018-2020

As we prepare for our next biennium, our committees will be meeting to discuss and decide upon their plan of work.  If you would like to change your committee, please contact your committee chair and Mary Wrobel, your new president.  Indicate which committee you would like to work with. Communications is in need of more members.  New initiates will be placed on committees as needed.

Contact your committee chair if you can or cannot attend the meetings listed below.

Dates, Times and Places for Committee Meetings

 Society Business
Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 9:30-12:00 at the home of Joan Gazdic. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – 3:30 pm at Our Redeemer Methodist Church in Schaumburg. This is an after school meeting time chosen to accommodate our members who are actively teaching and want to attend the meeting. You do not need to be on this committee to attend and bring ideas for programs. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 1:00pm  at the home of Rose Karner. 

TO BE ANNOUNCED (Preferably,  a Tuesday or a Thursday)

Educational Excellence

  • Service Projects
    Thursday, June 7, 2018, 11:00-1:00 at Riccardo’s (Held in conjunction with the Special Projects committee meeting. Please plan on staying for lunch.) 
  • Special Projects
    Thursday, June 7, 2018, 11:00-1:00 at Riccardo’s. (Held in conjunction with the Educational Excellence/Service Projects committee meeting. Please plan on staying for lunch.)

Society Business

Please send vouchers for reimbursements to Linda Stolt, our treasurer, by June 1st.  Please include original receipts and itemized bills. Vouchers can be found on the Gamma Gamma website.

Our revised rules as presented by the Society Business Committee at the March 20th meeting and approved by the membership are also posted on the website.

Special Projects – Literacy

Our Literacy Award for 2018 will be presented to Chris Chason, who will be our guest and you will meet at the May banquet. 

A gift certificate of fifty dollars for Half Price Books was presented to The  Children’s Home and Aid at The Marletta Darnall Schaumburg Child +Family Center, 725 Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, for the staff to purchase children’s books. 

FMSC – Mark your calendars for our Annual Feed My Starving Children Event on January 19, 2019.  

Open House for Project C.U.R.E. Entertainment , Volunteer Recognition, food & drinks at  Chicago’s  Distribution site- 10305 Argonne Drive Suite 200 Woodridge, Il 60517  !:30pm  


Program Committee

Once again, we thank you for all the gift cards used for our Art Mart contribution. The raffle was a big hit and certainly a “Creative Wonder”.  Our efforts and the efforts of many other chapters resulted in almost $4000 to be contributed to the M. Josephine O’Neil Art Award that is presented at the Lambda State Convention during odd numbered years.  


Care Team  Please continue with your good efforts to keep in contact with our members.
Book Club  Continue reading and meeting.  This is a great opportunity to get to know each other better and continue that life-long learning that we all desire.
Golf Group – If you are interested in some fun on the “links” this summer, contact Stephanie Grande.  All are welcome.  We have members of all levels and, as you know, we are all well versed in teaching and motivating.



April:  07  Sue Werner,   10 Mary Hurd,  14 Mary Stitt,
21 Nancy Harmon
May:  10  Julie Ehrhardt, 15 Mary Wrobel,
24 Pat Hannish, 27 Honie Quin, 31 Cindy Ward
June: 12  Denise Pawelczyk, 19 Sandy Cook,
19 Cindy Nicholson, 23 Debbie Faems, 30 Mary Salee


One more party to attend!
May 8th.  See you at the Bridges of Poplar Creek