June 2021                                  website-www.zetachapter.com

  Dear Sisters,


Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Place: Wenatchee Golf and Country Club, Cascade Room (turn right as you enter and follow the hallway to the room)

Time: Be there at 11:15 so we can eat at 11:30.

Cost: $20.00 (includes drink and gratuity)

Meal: Choice of 1) chicken gorgonzola salad with roll and coffee or tea or 2) French dip sandwich with choice of side i.e. fries, small salad, soup plua coffee or tea.

Your caller from the phone tree will be calling on the weekend before the luncheon to determine 1) if you plan to attend, 2) meal choice. If you want the French dip the wait staff will ask for your choice of side. We will pay Maria when we enter and she will give you a colored menu choice to put by your plate. We want to thank Cathy Reasor as she, as a club member, made the arrangements for us.

We hope Geneva Mc Coy will still be in town and able to attend. As many of you know she is moving to Twin Falls, Idaho to be near family. She will be having a big sale before moving.

In other news, I have been asked to continue as Area 8 Liaison by our new state president, Pat Bennett-Foreman. As a liaison and chapter president, I will be attending the Portland International Conference July 7-11, with the co-presidents of the Yakima Chapter. Our Coulee Dam chapter, president Caryn Mills has informed me, will have  5 members attending  the conference. I will report at the luncheon.

No program is planned for the luncheon and this will be our final meeting for the summer. August will be an executive board meeting at my home on August 17 at 1:00 p.m.  One of our tasks at the board meeting will be planning for our Area 8 Workshop which was postponed from last fall to this fall.

I think we can return to the church for our fall meetings which will remain at the 4:00 time. We will not be serving food.

Mill Bay trips will be coordinated by Denise Perkins and Pauline Peterson and a schedule will be set at the executive board meeting in August, but dates for the summer are already set for July 17 and August 21 unless you hear otherwise.

I just attended a virtual transition meeting with our new state president, Pat Bennett-Forman and though we will miss Susan Fritts, the past president, I am very impressed with her organization and focus…I hope we can have her as a guest this year.

Stay cool inside through this heat wave and I look forward to seeing you at the luncheon.

Rosa Eilert, President


  Robert Sez:
 "A successful organization assigns each new member a mentor to explain how the organization operates and where best to use her talents."    ---Marilynn Weaver






           DKG Zeta Minutes of June 8, 2021 Meeting

President Rosa Eilert brought the in-person meeting to order at Washington Park in Wenatchee.  Members gathered at the shelter to hear the guest speaker, Tina Nicpan Brown.  She taught for 17 years at Lincoln School, and she switched to the Wenatchee Internet Academy this year, specializing in science and social studies.  She has taken her instruction on the road to New Orleans to the World War II Museum.  She has a unique style and wide-ranging interests.  She was recently selected as a finalist for Washington Science Teacher of the year.

 Tina likes the small classes at the Wenatchee Internet Academy; enrollment is K-8, and Jennifer Deveraux is the Principal.  Classes are between 7:30 and 11:30 am, and programs are in the afternoon.  Tina works at her home and in the portable, and digital learning allows her flexibility.  She has taught K1; 1-2; 2,4,5, and 6 grades.  She believes that elementary students need options.  She presented her model which is NGSS (Next generation science standards).  This model is an overall concept of what to cover:  science, writing, reading, history, social studies, computer science, engineering, careers, and inclusionary practices and processes.  The goal is to take all of the above and make a real world connection:  real world experiences and field experiences.  She used the example of chemistry, teaching students how substances create new substances.  For example, students read about alchemists and then do “word work” to come up with a definition.  Their learning revolves around the standards, including research (Google), providing experiments, studying chemical reactions, heat energy, etc.  Engineering includes math.

Students learn how to make things at home, i.e., experimentation, such as “vinegar on pennies.”  They do voice over videos, writing, claims, evidence finding; they compare and contrast things.  The chemistry inquiry led to a knowledge of acid, substances, liquids, solids, etc.  She employs a non-traditional way to achieve the NGSS goals.  The approach fosters students’ curiosity.  It is student-led inquiry.  Tina gave an example of how a student’s interest at the World War II Museum led to a knowledge of Japanese exclusion.  The interest led to a discussion with “Miss Lili” who was sent to an Interment Camp for Japanese Americans when she was six year old.  The “Zoom” discussion led to students learning about the exclusion of Japanese Americans from American society.

Ms. Brown indicated that flexibility is required with this form of teaching.  She has changed her teaching style to keep students’ attention.  These students have done well with required assessments.  She has a list of what they have to show the teacher: evidence.  She said that virtual teaching can be done without regular school distractions, and because the students are doing their experiments at home, there are no messes.  Ms. Brown is enthusiastic about this type of teaching.  Her program was very well received and appreciated by DKG members.

President Rosa spoke of the passing of Charlotte Kohnhorst and revealed that Ken Kohnhorst made a donation in her honor to DKG, and there were two other Leavenworth donations.

Rosa and Cathy Reasor will find out about a room at the Country Club for our July meeting.  Rosa said nominations are needed for vice president.  She also informed the group that we will be back at the First United Methodist Church in the Fall for our meetings.  Rosa will be attending the Portland International Conference in July.  Arlene Jones will represent Music Theatre of Wenatchee in its role of Grand Marshall for the Apple Blossom Parade.

Rosa asked Denise Perkins to re-do the DKG Directory.  Julia Hoon has asked to be a Reserve Member of DKG, so Geneva McCoy made a motion to accept her request, and Pauline Peterson seconded the motion.  The group affirmed the motion.

Rosa informed the group that Patty Montalvo, who is working on her Master’s Degree, is the recipient of the Ruby Long Scholarship.  Denise Perkins proposed that we make our scholarships available to young teachers working on extended education.  It was agreed to discuss this again in the Fall.

Program Chairman Terri St. Jean presented President Rosa Eilert congratulatory gifts for her role as Chapter President.  Rosa received a special trophy, her favorite tea, and a cup for the tea.  Terri also presented a DKG shawl that had belonged to Charlotte Kohnhorst, a gift from Ken Kohnhorst.  Rosa’s hard work and capable leadership was appreciated by all members of the Zeta Chapter, particularly in the year of the COVID pandemic. 


Sherry Chastain Schreck,

Recording Secretary


Never underestimate the power of a thank you note to recognize others who do good deeds for us.  Not only does recognition make a positive difference in someone else’s life, but it also makes the sender feel good about her actions.

As we take a breather from a year of masks, Zoom, social distancing, delivered groceries, isolation, First Responders, medical personnel, vaccinations, family and neighbors, let’s think about saying, “Thank you”.      

Writing a note of thanks has been a custom for some time.  In a book from 1884 titled The Usages of the Best Society: A Complete Manual of Social Etiquette, Frances Stevens wrote, “In all cases when a gift is sent to you, return a note of thanks, or at least a verbal message immediately.”
The 19th edition of Emily Post’s Etiquette spotlighted numerous types of notes sent for gifts, a dinner party or overnight stay, a favor, or return of something borrowed.  The two most important things to strive for when writing thank you notes are sincerity and promptness. She advised writing a note as if a personal conversation with the recipient were occurring.   Although a note does not need to be long, it should be sincere.  She pointed out the importance of actually saying the words, “thank you” and discussing the occasion or reason for the note.  Readers of this iconic book will find it interesting to note that even with store-purchased thank you notes that include an inside message, the writer should always include a personal message.

It is never too late to thank someone. Many come to realize belatedly that they have appreciated the acts of another person but never verbalized their thought.  Spend a minute to recall the things others have done for you, especially during this last year, and take the steps to thank that person.

It is always in style to send a message of thanks.

Teri, with help from Kammie Richter via the DKG Bulletin



01 Susan Lawson
16 Karen Bray


Flowers on my deck! - Ken Kohnhorst

Zeta Chapter Officers

President-Rosa Eilert, Area 8 Liaison
1st Vice-President-Teri St. Jean - Programs
2nd Vice-President- Mardine Larsen - Membership
Treasurer- Maria Diaz
Recording Secretary -
Gloria Waddell/Sherry Schreck
Corresponding Secretary - Cathy Reasor
Parliamentarian - Marilynn Weaver
Past President - Geneva McCoy Jardine