Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chapter Excellence: Highlight chapter and members - Alpha Gamma

Santa came early for the children residing at Oasis (formerly the Calcasieu Women's Shelter), when members of DKG's Alpha Gamma Chapter came bearing gifts for the start-up of a new Literacy Center at the shelter, the brainchild of President Arlene Hobaugh. Among the donations were computers, printers, surge protectors, computer games, copy paper, VCRs and DVD players, cassette players and blank tapes, sets of flash cards, books, and more to come. Hobaugh presented a plaque to accompany our gifts, to Director Kathy Williams. Not only will these items benefit the children at the shelter, but neighborhood children as well,who take part in the regular after-school program.

This same population has previously benefited from two DKG Literacy Grants—one a Book-of-the-Month presentation, where members gathered to read appropriate monthly books, and tutors followed up with the accompanying activities. The second literacy grant was titled, Connecting the Two 'Rs"Reading & 'Rithmetic, which involved literature having a link to a particular math strand plus its coordinated math activity. And earlier, these students received a collection of books about Christmas in Many Lands to enhance an ongoing classroom study.  All the books contained an attractive DKG bookplate designed by Dot Akins. Alpha Gamma Chapter has a membership of 61 members, from Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes.

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