Our Fall Auction was a Mail-In Auction this year, with only three actual items to bid on during our Zoom program!  Members chimed in with $5500 to keep our giving projects alive and well this year. 

And it's NOT too late. Go to betabetaeducationfoundation.org to see details on How To Donate.


Fall Mail-In Auction Flyer




 

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Pandemic Support

Beta Beta’s Response to the Pandemic

Many of our members are supporting our continuing message - “We care!”.

  • Chapter officers are creatively planning ways that our fundraising will continue in new formats so we can continue supporting educators and students in our area.

  • One member supplied over 175 face masks to Bethlehem House of Bread, Just Compassion, Good Neighbor Center and others.

  • This same member teams with CERT and Tigard City Hall to make masks for First Responders.

  • A team of EIGHT members are providing meals for Just Compassion Resource Center.

  • A team of THREE members are CASA  (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers, and are spending time with CASA families, although not in the manner as before the virus.

  • Several members are providing leadership support to their religious organizations to help support new ways of “doing church”.

  • THREE members along with their spouses and families are doing food packaging, sorting and distribution with Bethlehem House of Bread.



Beta Beta  Chapter Serving Tigard, Tualatin, and Sherwood, Oregon
 We Are: Working and retired educators supporting education and educators in the Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood areas.
We Made this Happen in a Pandemic:
    - WE raised over $5500 at our virtual & Mail-In Auction!
    -WE raised over $4000 at our August Garage Sale, and did it safely!
 
    -WE are set to continue our giving projects without interruptions for 2020-21! 
    -WE are supporting our members and our community by doing our good works.


Dictionaries Given Out to 3rd Grade Classes!

September 2019 
Dictionaries, along with bookmarks, were delivered to third grade students at Middleton and Hopkins Elementary schools in Sherwood on September 24. Dorene Steffeck and Nancy McCusker, both members of the Literacy Committee, delivered the books. Literacy Committee members along with Beta Beta members will deliver dictionaries to students at Archer Glen Elementary on October 10 at 1:30 and to Edy Ridge Elementary on October 14 at 9:30. The Literacy Committee has been a part of the national Dictionary Project since 2003.

Since 2012 - we have given out 3,350 dictionaries to 3rd grade students!!
 
Happy students around a book



Events

Dates to Remember

April 23-25, 2021 
Oregon State Convention
    Oregon Gardens
    879 W Main St, Silverton, OR 97381
    See https://dkgoregon.weebly.com/ for details.

July 7-10, 2021  
DKG International Convention in Portland Oregon
Marriott Waterfront Hotel
See 
 for details on other locations as well.
   
    


Garage Sale 2020 - a $4000 Hit

Safety Protocols at the 2020 Garage Sale
   
Items were sold here, and some on-line.  

Safety Protocols 
in Effect 









Items were sold here, and some 
on-line


Christmas Over the Top - Final Fundraiser for 2019

 
With donations and volunteers, Sandy and Wayne Bartnik once again finished our year of fundraising, donating the proceeds to the Beta Beta Education Foundation.  The event netted over $2000.  This money will help fund our Literacy, Financial Aid, High School Mini Grants, and Music and Arts projects. 

Our 40th Chapter Birthday!

 Founding members Nancy Lewis and x with co-presidents Mary Bell and Pam Kenyon              decorated cake for the party

Party held on June 13 featured this summary of all that Beta Beta is.


  Spring Tea 2019 Fundraiser was a Sold OUT Hit!

Spring Tea May 2018

Last update:  8/1/2020 Stevie Viaene