Florida DKG Executive Board Meeting
Sept. 22 - 23, 2023
Lake Mary Marriott
Change is Healthy and Beautiful!
Congratulations to Terry Stanilonis, Nancy Bentz, Nancy Marmesh, Mary Jo Holleran, and Joann Higgins! President-Elect Terry and her team were elected at the Florida DKG State Organization's Spring Convention, and will lead our membership starting July 1, 2023, for the next biennium. They are off and running, so get your running shoes on!
The State Spring Convention was so much fun! We took care of business and had a very enjoyable three days. I hope those of you who attended will return next time and bring a chapter member with you, My three
goals for the 2021-2023 biennium were:
1. Encourage everyone to read our wonderful newsletter, the Florida Rays.
2. Support the International SEE (Support for Early Educators) initiative.
3. District Directors will visit every district chapter.
I hope we will continue to work on these goals even after this biennium is finished.
Dr. Helen Popovich, DKG International Parliamentarian, brought greetings from the International staff and talked about the “SEE” program. I hope every chapter has adopted a new teacher to encourage and support.
Congratulations to the many chapters who won awards and the individuals who received grants from our Foundation. The State Hall of Fame initiates were Sam McCartney-King, Dr. Vivian Posey, Kathy Raiford, and Rhonda Work. Dr. Helen Popovich and Yvonne McShay were awarded the Sara B. Ferguson Achievement Award.
Dr. Jackie Greene, EEC Committee Chair, organized an awesome “Betty Thorn-ton Arts & Crafts Exhibit." We had more than a hundred displays. What a talentedgroup of women! Bonnie Ignico Anderson planned a beautiful Ceremony of Remembrance. Past State Presidents Louise McMullian, Doris Nesbit, and Merle Jones were remembered along with many chapter members. (Congratulations to Bonnie and her husband. Past State President and current Executive Secretary Carrie Frye and I attended their recent wedding.)
Many members were involved in the success of our Spring Convention including: Carolyn McGowan, registrar; Diane Revels, treasurer; Linda Zeiler, cookie maker; Missy Jones, webmaster; Bonnie Kelley, editor;
Cheryl Shambaugh, Emergency Fund, (Donations were more than $1,800); Carrie Frye, hotel liaison; Vanessa Pinto, Ann Comforter, the Chorus members; Chapter Presidents, District Directors, Committee members, State Officers, and state members.
I hope you enjoy the DKG glass and will remember the 2023 Spring Convention each time you use it. “Thanks for the Memories! Blessings to you.
Roxanne Berger, President 2021-2023
Florida DKG State Organization
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