Educational Excellence

Gamma Gamma Program Schedule 

2019

SEP 19 ERIN KELLY  ~  GET & STAY ORGANIZED
Learn how to live a simple and organized life. Whether it’s your home or office, Erin will explain the tools to help you be more productive and save time. Erin has given speeches all over Chicago including corporations, libraries, and ADD support groups.

SERVICE PROJECT:  School supplies for U-46 schools. Supply lists will be provided.

SEP 20-21 LAMBDA STATE EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING 
Holiday Inn & Suites, Bloomington Airport, Bloomington, IL 

OCT 22 INGAGE UNLIMITED  ~  KENYA TEAM
Two of our Gamma Gamma sisters, Judie King and Rose Marie Mincey, travelled to Africa this past summer and will share their experiences with us at this meeting.  They participated in a program called ‘Ingage Unlimited’ which is a group of educators partnering with a school in Kibera to provide professional development for the Bringing Miracles School and the staffs at Light of Hope School and Home for Girls.
SERVICE PROJECT:  Monetary donations for Ingage 

NOV 2 ‘ANYTHING GOES’  ~  MUSICAL & LUNCH    Social Event
Join us for this high-seas romp showcasing one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores. Music, dance, and romance are set to the age-old tale of boy meets girl in this breezy classic. Melodies will delight, toes will tap, and hearts will soar. Meet for lunch at 12:30, or just come for the play at 3:00.

DEC 3  DKG ANNUAL HOLIDAY AUCTION  ~  SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP!
It’s never too early to shop for the holidays! Members and friends are invited to attend the annual auction and party.  This is a major event that requires many helping hands. More information will follow (meetings/newsletters) explaining how to get involved with the wonderful tradition of giving that supports Chapter recruitment grants.
SERVICE PROJECT:  Fundraising for Chapter recruitment grant; each member brings items to be auctioned and raffled along with lots of money to spend!!!

2020

JAN 14 TED BUCKLEY on TAKING CONTROL  ~  FINANCIAL STRATEGIES FOR WOMEN
Women today have careers, start businesses, run households, raise children, and help aging parents. These competing priorities can get in the way of planning for a comfortable financial future. But by taking care of yourself financially, you may be able to take better care of the ones you love.  This educational presentation is designed to help you strengthen your financial future, and it covers these important action items:  1) getting your financial house in order, 2) preparing for the unexpected, 3) putting your money to work by investing, 4) building a healthy nest egg for retirement, 5) facing financial hardship, and 6) addressing estate and legacy issues.
SERVICE PROJECT:  New unopened packages of youth-sized pajamas, underwear, and toiletries

JAN 18 FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN    Social/Service Event
Members, family, and friends are invited once again to pack meals for children in need world-wide.  Children must be 3rd grade or older to attend.  The FMSC Market Place will be open to purchase handcrafted gifts.
SERVICE PROJECT:  FMSC – monetary donations

FEB 6 KATIE McGARVEY  ~  SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Our very own new member, Katie McGarvey, will talk to us about the Special Olympics.  As most of you know, it is an organization for kids, teens, and adults with disabilities to play sports and receive healthcare services. The Special Olympics organization hosts many athletic tournaments, provides healthcare services, and advocates for inclusion and rights for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Every year they host the international Special Olympics games both in the U.S. and abroad.
SERVICE PROJECT:  TBA

MAR 10 SUSAN LANGWORTY  ~  HISTORY OF GARDENS
Calling on all gardeners and history lovers! Join us on a walk through centuries of Western gardens. It begins with ancient Roman gardens and ends with observations on the future direction of gardening.  Enjoy a fast-paced visual presentation interlaced with the presenter’s personal anecdotes. These are based on Susan’s five years in Rome and Florence while completing graduate work in Art History.  Leave with a sense of continuity and perspective that runs through this rich history of gardens. Be better able to appreciate gardens that you visit in the future, and, perhaps, take this knowledge into your own garden and landscape design.
SERVICE PROJECT:  Food donations for District 54 food banks

APR 7 CANDIDATES FOR MEMBERSHIP ‘GET-ACQUAINTED TEA’    EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
New member candidates will meet Executive Board members and learn about the history and purposes of the society.  Following the tea, Executive Board members will participate in a planning meeting.

APR 24-26 LAMBDA STATE CONVENTION
The Marriott St. Louis Airport, St. Louis, MO

MAY 7 GAMMA GAMMA’S ANNUAL SPRING CELEBRATION OF MEMBERSHIP
Please join us in celebrating another great year! The afternoon will begin with the business of initiating new members and Chapter recognitions followed by the awarding of recruitment grants, Literacy Award, and Chapter scholarships. This is the final celebration of the year and a wonderful opportunity for everyone to spend time together while celebrating Chapter successes and accomplishments. Please make a point to attend and help celebrate award winners and each other. We hope to see all members at this banquet!
SPECIAL PROJECT:  School supplies for Schaumburg Township
NOTE:  A flier will be emailed/mailed to members in early April with details regarding dinner menu, cost, and RSVPs.  Prompt responses are always appreciated!

JUN 23-25 CREATIVE ARTS RETREAT
Allerton Park, Monticello, IL 

JUL 7-11 DKG INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA

SEP 17 JEFF SMITH  ~  STRESS, WELLNESS, & HUMOR
Dr. Smith will teach the audience how to increase the body’s ability to fight off disease and stress and to prevent injuries by means of all the latest and greatest on wellness and humor.
SERVICE PROJECT:  TBA