Service/Special Projects

2017

SEP 14   AN EVENING WITH ELEANOR ROOSEVELT 
(a.k.a. Leslie Goddard)

Leslie Goddard, an award-winning actress and scholar, will be sharing stories of Eleanor Roosevelt’s childhood, her marriage to FDR, her work during WW I & II, Franklin’s bout with polio and subsequent death, and life in the White House.
SERVICE PROJECT:  School Supplies for SD 54 Students

OCT 10   THRIVING IN WORK AND LIFE

Five outstanding women in education will host a panel discussion sharing their tips, tricks, and best practices around a variety of topics. Some of the topics are redefining success, ditching bad habits, pushing past fear and negative self-talk, self-care, leadership, health and wellness, and time management.
SERVICE PROJECT:  Books for Kids – New and gently used children’s books

NOV 07   COCOA EXCHANGE Social/Fundraiser

Sherry Baugh will present all things cocoa, from DOVE chocolate and PURE DARK (products beyond the candy bar) to cocoa products for cooking and baking. A portion of the proceeds from purchases will be donated to the Anne Fussell Scholarship Fund. Go to ‘mythirtyone.com’ to see a catalog of available products. Be thinking about gifts for the holidays.
SERVICE PROJECT:  Schaumburg Food Pantry – Non-perishable food and paper products

DEC 05   SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP!  –
GAMMA GAMMA ANNUAL AUCTION

It’s never too early to shop for the holidays! Members and friends are invited to attend the annual holiday auction and party.  This is a major event that requires many helping hands.  More information will follow at meetings and through newsletters regarding how you can get involved with our wonderful tradition of generosity in funding recruitment grants.
SERVICE PROJECT:  Items to be auctioned and raffled and lots of money to spend on them.

2018

JAN 20   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.  The FMSC Market Place will be open to purchase handcrafted gifts.
SERVICE PROJECT:  Donations to FMSC

FEB 15   SECRETS YOUR ‘GREEN THUMB NEIGHBOR’
MIGHT NOT BE WILLING TO SHARE

Maybe the grass IS greener on the other side of the fence! Two Gamma Gamma Master Gardeners, Chris Dick and Cheryl Keifer, will reveal some of the gardening ‘secrets’ they’ve learned while completing the University of Illinois Master Gardener training and during several years of volunteering at Chicago Botanic Garden, this region’s most famous garden/museum.
SERVICE PROJECT:  Donations for clean water and wells in Africa through the Lambda State Internat’l Project – Project Malawi

MAR 20  INGAGE UNLIMITED

DKG sister, Judi King, will be sharing experiences from her trip to Guatemala with Ingage Unlimited.  We will also learn more about this nonprofit organization from Carolyn Muir, CEO.   Go to ingageunlimited.org for more information.
SERVICE PROJECT:  Donations to Ingage Unlimited

APR 10   THIRTY-ONE GIFTS – Social Event/Fundraiser

Madelynn Brossard, Gamma Gamma member, will demonstrate a line of purses, other miscellaneous bags, and more. Visit www.mytcesite.com for further details about available products. A portion of the proceeds from purchases will benefit the Anne Fussell Scholarship Fund.

MAY 08   GAMMA GAMMA’S ANNUAL SPRING
CELEBRATION OF MEMBERSHIP

Mark your calendars now, and plan to join us in celebrating another great year! We will take care of very important business with the initiation of new members, Chapter recognitions, and the awarding of our annual literacy award and recruitment grant and scholarships. This is our final celebration of the year and a wonderful time for all of us to spend time together while celebrating our successes and accomplishments. Make it a point to join us! We hope to see all our members at this banquet!

SEP 13   GIRLS IN THE GAME – REVISITED!

Representatives of this dynamic organization are returning! They will share updates showing how Girls in the Game is continuing to impact the lives of girls in Chicago through sports, health, and leadership programs. They will also tell members about new events and continued opportunities available to support their organization.
SERVICE PROJECT:  School Supplies for SD 54 Students