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DKG Alpha Iota

Jennifer Schwartz

CALCUTTA — The Alpha Iota Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma teachers’ honorary met at Hoge’s Restaurant. Nancy Dicken provided the invocation and Loretta Davidson, president, conducted the business meeting.

A check in the amount of $421 was recently presented to the wig and scarf division of the Cancer Unit at Salem Regional Medical Center from the club’s collection of “C” one-dollar bills. DKG is now collecting “F” one-dollar bills to be donated to the Jobs and Family Services Foster Families.

The organization is collecting school supplies and clothing items to be given to the Columbiana County Jobs and Family Services Foster Care Division. The chapter is also selling t-shirts with the Foster Care logo. The cost is $12. Orders may be placed with Sue Conner (651-3011).

Sue Weber-Nape introduced the guest speaker, Jennifer Schwartz. She detailed her life as a child of neglect and abuse, then her life with a loving and supportive foster family and the roller coaster ride she has taken as an adult. Jenny now attends a program called Celebrate Recovery (available at area churches). This has turned her life around. She has chosen “happiness” as her life’s direction. Schwartz will be proudly graduating with a degree in social work from Malone College this next year.

The next DKG meeting will be 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Ricky’s Pub in Salem. The guest speaker will be Alliance police Sgt. Aaron Perkins on the topic “Safety for Teachers.”

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