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Gamma Gamma Ray
Newsletter of Gamma Gamma Chapter
May 2023

Important Dates to Remember

Tuesday, May 23 DKG Book Club will discuss A Woman Is No Man at 7:00PM on Zoom                

Tuesday, June 6Communications Committee meeting at 9:00 – 11:00 AM at Panera Bread (at the Arboretum of So. Barrington)

Tuesday, June 6Educational Exellence Committee meeting at 10:00 AM via Zoom.

Wednesday, June 7 Membership Committee meeting at 11:00 AM at Madelynn Brossard’s home at 2024 Tiffany Dr., Schaumburg.

Wednesday, June 14Program Committee meeting at 1:30 PM at Rose Marie Mincey’s home at 2521 N. Raleigh St., Arlington Heights

Thursday, June 15Special Projects and Services Committee meeting at 10:00 AM via Zoom.


Gamma Gamma Book Club

The Gamma Gamma Book Club will meet next Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:00 via Zoom to discuss A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum.  Our June selection is The Henna Artist by A.Joshi.

Membership Dues

If you haven’t done so already, write out a check to Delta Kappa Gamma for $84 for active members, and $42 for reserve members.  Send your check to Linda Stolt at 1912 Quaker Hollow Lane, Streamwood, IL 60107.  She needs all dues by June 16th.

Photo for the 2023-2024 Year Book

Don’t forget to send a recent photo of yourself to Deb Hopp,

for the year book.


Society Business (Finance, Rules, Research)- Joan Gazdic,

Thank you to the membership for approval of the tentative proposed chapter budget for 2023-2024.  The budget will be revised after June 30, the end of the fiscal year, when vouchers for expenses during 2022-2023 have been processed and membership dues have been received.  The accuracy of our proposed budget is dependent upon previous expense records and total chapter membership. Thank you for submitting this information to our chapter treasurer before the end of the fiscal year.

Membership, Madelynn Brossard –

The Membership Committee will be meeting on June 7th, at 11:00 AM at Madelynn’s home to plan for the fall.


*The annual meeting for this committee will be held via Zoom at 10:00am on Tuesday, June 6th.  If you belong to another committee, and would like to join us, please notify Denise Pawelczyk, for a Zoom invitation.

*Thanks to the hard work of our application selection committee, 3 deserving young women were selected to receive grants/scholarships offered by our chapter:  

–Reagan Tofilon received the Gamma Gamma Recruitment Grant.  Reagan is a graduate of Wm Fremd HS in D211.  She was very involved in the Educational Pathways program offered through her high school; taking preparatory classes all 4-years.  Reagan heard about our grant opportunity from her Education Intern instructor.  She will be attending the University of Arkansas where she will be majoring in Elementary Education.  Sandy Cook will be Reagan’s mentor.

–Joanna Ochoa is graduating from Elk Grove HS in D214.  She was referred to our grant/scholarship program by Gamma Gamma member and teacher, Jennifer Navarrete.  Joanna received the Anne V. Fussell Memorial Scholarship.  Joanna is out to prove that people can achieve their goals even with challenges to overcome.  She is the first person in her family to attend college.  She will complete her gen eds at Wm.Rainey Harper College before transferring to a 4-year school. Joanna plans on majoring in Elementary Education.  She will be mentored by Cammy Basak.

–Kyla Peyser is the inaugural recipient of the Nancy J. Harmon Memorial Scholarship.  She heard about our community of mentors & mentees from her teacher Eden Schultz, also a member of Gamma Gamma.  Kyla is graduating from Hoffman Estates HS.  She has participated in a plethora of music related activities both in and out of school.  She will be attending DePaul University and majoring in music education.  Hergoal is to teach middle schoolers.  Kyla will be mentored by Peggy Gire.

**Note:  Both Jennifer and Eden are past recipients of the Gamma Gamma Recruitment Grant…were collegiate members of Gamma Gamma…now active members of our chapter…and their students are now Gamma Gamma scholarship recipients.  What a wonderful “circle of sisterhood” our chapter has created..!!!

*The Gamma Gamma Scholarship and Love of Learning Stipend recipients were chosen by raffle at the spring banquet.  This year’s recipients are:  Emilee Baldwin, who took a class on Standards-Driven Teaching…and Sandy Cook, who took a workshop dealing with means to cope with grief.

Programs- Rose Marie Mincey / Judie King,

 We are  planning an in-person meeting at Rose Marie’s house on Wednesday, June 14 at 1:30 pm. Her address is 2521 N. Raleigh St., Arlington Heights, IL  60004. We are going to have a Zoom link for those who cannot attend in person. We will send the Zoom link out on the 13th. Please let us know if you are planning to join via Zoom.

Our first program is Thursday, September 14th.  


Where:  Our Redeemer”s First United Methodist Church

1600 W Schaumburg Rd.  Schaumburg, IL

Host:  Mary Balk

Any questions,

Let us know,

Judie and Rose Marie

Communications – Deb Hopp,

The Communications Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, June 6th, at 9:00 – 11:00AM at the Panera Bread in the Arboretum of South Barrington.  

Service and Special Projects – Cindy Sheely,

Just a reminder that the May/June special project is the Kenneth Young Center.   The center supports, children, teens, and adults, and offers community programs , as well as mental health and senior services.  Please mail any donations to Sudha Byanna.

This is Kenneth Young’s annual fundraiser and it is a 5k walk/run on Saturday, June 3rd.  Registration is at 9-9:30, and the walk/run begins at 10.  It is held at Grove 27 in Busse Woods. 

The Special Projects Committee will meet on June 15th over zoom.  Then we will decide on projects for 2023-2024.

Care Team News

Please contact Glenda Klein-Mali (and Rose Karner) if you have any news for the Care Team.  We also love to hear your good news and celebrations! Let us know what you would like shared with your Gamma Gamma sisters.

Many of our chapter sisters have health issues or other situations they are dealing with which prevent them from coming to meetings.  If you haven’t heard from a Gamma Gamma sister in a while, please take a moment to call or email her. We can all do our part to check on our members and support them when they need us most.

To all our Gamma Gamma sisters, don’t forget to let us know if you need our support-

The Care Team

Rose’s Ramblings

On Tuesday, May 9th, our Gamma Gamma’s Spring Celebration was held at the Bridges of Poplar Creek!  It was a wonderful evening of celebration and rememberance!!  A BIG THANK YOU to ALL the DKG Members that worked so hard to plan and organize the multitude of details to create this memorable event! 

Websites to Remember

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Gamma Gamma chapter:

Illinois State Organization:


Zoom links for DKG-ISO programs: (Note: this is a change.) Subscribe to this channel: Delta Kappa Gamma, Illinois, Key Women Educators. Many/most of the slide shows from Zoom programs are saved to this channel. The Zoom sessions are not recorded, but the slides that the presenters used are all saved here, for your convenient viewing.

Facebook Pages to visit:

DKG-Gamma Gamma Chapter

DKG-Illinois Key Women Educators

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International

DKG-ILSOWIACAR- This is the Facebook page for the Illinois State Organization Women in the Arts Creative Arts Retreat (virtual.)