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Alpha Delta teachers meet in Baldwin City

Staff Writer
The Ottawa Herald

Sigma Chapter Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher’s Organization met for coffee and conversation June 9 at Homestead Kitchen and Bakery in Baldwin City. Gerry Coffman hosted.

President Therese Payne president over business, which was opened with the ADK prayer by Chaplain Lila Reekie. Roll call was answered by nine members. Minutes of March meeting were approved as presented by Janet Radcliffe.

The Treasurer’s report was approved as presented by Barb Engel. Correspondence was shared from Nancy Warren asking for donations to The Longest Day Project. Proceed go to Alzheimer’s. Information was shared regarding South Central Regional Convention summer 2022, which will be in Wichita. The International Convention will be July 2022 in Austin, Texas. Tentative date for Kansas Leadership Virtual Meeting is July 26 for several members to participate.

It was voted to donate $30 to the Confetti Project. Children who are hospitalized in two Wichita hospitals on their birthday will be provided a birthday cake.

A candlelight initiation ceremony was held for Carolyn Trimble. Also installation of Sigma officers for 2020-2022 Biennium was held.

A certificate was presented to Brenda Wigger for serving as state historian. A certificate was presented to Virginia Cook for achieving Silver Sister Status. Another certificate went to Sigma Chapter for service and support of educational excellence, altruism and world understanding during 2018-2020.

State president Cheryl Sigel’s letter shared her logo. LOVE: Live it, Own it, Vocalize it, Embrace it!

The group worked on 2020-2021 program planning.

The Sept. 8 meeting will be at the First Baptist Parlor, Ottawa, with Brenda and Jaimie hosting.

The group adjourned and proceeded across the street to Lumberyard Arts Center and were met by Jeannette Blackmar, executive director tour guide and speaker and Brian Cramer, Baldwin City City Council Member. Their presentation, “History, Present & Vision for Lumberyard Arts Center,” was enjoyed by the group.

— Janet Radcliffe, recording secretary