Chapter History

Delta Zeta was chartered on December 2, 1989 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina by Pi Chapter. Dorothy Snyder, Eta State Executive Secretary, was the Presiding Officer. There were 20 Charter Members from Dare County. Our Delta Zeta President was Carroll Harrell. We spent the first two years learning more about Delta Kappa Gamma and its goals, purposes, and history. A time of fellowship and getting to know our sisters was a big part of Delta Zeta. We met in the members' homes and contributed to our community with projects directed towards literacy, for young and old alike. The next eight years under the leadership of Caroline Pearce, Bea Basnight, and Diane Forrest, our chapter grew in membership to thirty-nine members. Delta Zeta voted to invite new members every other year. During the non-invitational years, the chapter continued to focus on strengthening our knowledge of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, preparing programs of interest with membership involvement, and enhancing our inter-personal relationships with our sisters. We provided college scholarships for prospective teachers, assisted financially to Imagination Library, purchased a brick to support Run Hill Ridge as well as supporting our local Dare County Education Foundation. 

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PURPOSES OF THE DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SOCIETY 

* To unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship
* To honor women who have given or who evidence a potential for distinctive service in any field of education
* To advance the professional interest and position of women in education
* To initiate, endorse, and support desirable legislation or other suitable endeavors in the interests of education and women educators
* To endow scholarships to aid outstanding women educators in pursuing graduate study and to grant fellowships to non-member women educators.
*To stimulate the personal and professional growth of members and to encourage their participation in appropriate programs of action
*To inform the members of current economic, social, political, and educational issues so that they may participate effectively in a world society.
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