March 2022                       


Dear Sisters,

 We get to meet in person this month. Teri has a great program ready about the old    Cannon Mine up by Appleatchee. She will tell you more in the Program Spotlight.

Date: March 8, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Place: Wells House

I will distribute the recipes at the meeting. Check in with your Rose Buddy and see if they would like to join you at the meeting. If they are not attending, take a recipe book with you for them.

I am in the process of finalizing plans for the Area 8 Workshop at Dry Falls. I will bring the registration form to the meeting for those who want to attend. It is set for April 23, Saturday from 10:00-1:00. No registration fee will be charged. Beta Upsilon will provide coffee and goodies at the outset and anyone who wants lunch…we are expected at the Banks Lake Brew and Bistro in Coulee City. Those who would be willing to drive for carpools please indicate on the form. This workshop will take the place of a meeting in April.

Spokane Eta Chapter will host an Area 2 workshop focusing on homelessness on March 19, 10:00-2:00 including lunch. Registration fee will be $20. I will be going over the night before. I will have registration forms at the meeting.

Yakima Theta Chapter is hosting an Area 1 Workshop on April 30 focusing on the asparagus industry and including tamale making. Registration fee will be $10. I will have registration forms for that workshop if I get them in time.

Our spring WSO convention in May will be held virtually. State Executive Board made that decision due to the cost should we have to cancel an in-person meeting. I will forward information to you as our state president Pat Bennett-Foreman sends it to me.

Our amazing Teri St. Jean got a great idea for a service project from an article in the Costco magazine. It suggested collecting lipstick to help women in need. As Teri and I talked about it, I suggested we add all those little soaps, lotions, shampoos or conditioners we all have in our bathroom drawers that we have collected at hotels while traveling. I contacted the Women’s Resource Center who would be delighted to take those donations for women in need whom they serve. If you have Clinique or Lancome or whatever cosmetic bags or their contents that you don’t use, bring those also. I have a big basket ready with some things I already found in my bathroom and some extra cosmetic bags. The Women’s Resource Center recently made up some little cosmetic bags with feminine products (tampons) that they distributed to homeless teen girls. Feel free to add those items to your donations. 

We are hoping and planning on an indoor or possibly an outdoor meeting in May with a location to be determined.

Looking forward to next week!



ROBERT SEZ:  “For the good of the order” 

It’s a time for members at the end of the meeting, to give suggestions for improvements or compliments.  Usually, no business is brought forward at this time.
Parliamentarian, Marilynn Weaver


Cannon Gold Mine - Wenatchee

Diane was the first and only woman geologist in the USA at the time that the Cannon mine was explored and developed.  The original exploration crew came to look for gold in 1981.  She and Ed Follis were part of that crew and while Ed left shortly after the gold was discovered, Diane stayed and supervised the drilling, sampling and mapping at the mine, gave input on the ground and grade control, and calculated the reserves and royalty payments until 1989 under the title of Underground Operations Geologist. In 1989 she went to work for the Wenatchee Bureau of Land Management as a geologist there.

She has lived in Wenatchee for 40 years, has helped the museum label the things Asamera donated to the museum when they shut down the mine in 1995, has written articles concerning the mine and has photos, maps and stories to share with us.

She supervised a very large operation that many people in Wenatchee don’t even know existed.

 Come hear about this most interesting part of our valley, what they found in this underground mine, how it was discovered, how many people worked there, why they shut down the second largest gold mine in the United States, and much more. If you have personal stories and/or questions about Cannon Mine, please feel free to share with the group.

We meet at 4:00, March 8, at the WELLS HOUSE.

 Wells House - Clio

The Wenatchee Wells House is close, easy to find, and has lots of paved parking.  A few cement steps with handrails lead to the front door. Turn West from Miller onto 9th street (or East on 9th from Western). Then turn South on a little street by the name of Nelson. Wells House is at the end of that street...can’t miss it! 
See you there!   Program chair, Teri


Delta Kappa Gamma
              Zoom Meeting 4:00 PM; Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Present:  Rosa Eilert, President and Host, Program Chairman, Teri St. Jean, Cathy Reasor, Kris Crilly, Marilyn Weaver, Karen Bray, Billie Lopushinsky, Tammy Lopushinsky, Sue Lawson, Ann Fuller, Sherry Schreck.

     Rosa brought the meeting to order and first discussed communications. She has sent Yakima and Spokane newsletters with the hope of gaining new ideas for our group.  The Minutes and photos are also included in our regular newsletter.  She discussed the possibility of doing interviews again and including them in our newsletter. 

      Rosa also talked about our March Meeting with the hope that we can all meet in person, granting that the Covid situation is better.  She discussed having to find a suitable place and welcomed suggestions.

       Program Chairman Teri St. Jean indicated that our next meeting would feature a geologist, Diane Groody, who will talk about the Cannon Mine and share her expertise.

      Rosa indicated that the April meeting will be the Area 8 workshop in Coulee City; we will go to Dry Falls and the museum there.  Lunch will be at 1:00 at the Banks Lake Bistro and Brew restaurant.  It takes about an hour and 15 minutes to drive there, and we will leave at 8:35 am and arrive by 10:00 AM. The workshop is Saturday, April 23rd.  Rosa suggested that we line up members who will drive at our March meeting.

      Teri invited members to share their recipes and/or finished product for the evening program; recipes are to be forwarded to Rosa.  Teri shared her Baked Oatmeal recipe that takes 30 minutes; Tammy Lopushinsky described her Grandmother’s comfort casserole made with chicken and rice and displayed the finished dish; Billy Lopushinsky shared her refrigerated bran muffins, made with buttermilk and a variety of ingredients, e.g. blueberries, and showed us her baked muffins; Sue Lawson informed us about a simple salad made with pears on shredded lettuce, topped with cheese and a dollop of mayonnaise (with lemon);  Cathy Reasor took her recipe from the Magnolia cookbook, and it includes chicken breasts, long grain, rice, and wild rice soup; Karen Bray described her Crusty Bread recipe with yeast, flour, rising time of 5 hours, etc.; Marilyn Weaver shared her Fresh Asparagus Side Dish with angel hair pasta; Ann Fuller showed the group her gift from friend, Geneva Jardine, a Delta Kappa Gamma Cookbook from the Southeast Region, e.g., fruits and dips; Rosa discussed two soups from the All Recipes book:  an Italian Sausage soup and a weight loss minestrone soup, full of vegetables and healthy.

   Terri presented the chocolate chip-heavy cream-amaretto recipe for fondue with a cup as the raffle item.  Karen Bray was chosen to receive this “tasty” gift.

   Rosa polled the group to be sure everyone is receiving the zoom invitation and the newsletter and to see if everyone wants to hear more from our State leaders.  She also talked about what we might do for Community Service and suggested that we collect books for young people and collect them in May. Karen Bray indicated that the Henry Building in Cashmere might be a location for our March meeting. She will look into it.

     Scholarships were discussed and praise given to Kris Crilly for her newspaper article on the scholarships we have available.  Appreciation was voiced for Teri’s “Theme” approach to our programs.   President Rosa adjourned the meeting.
  Respectfully yours,   Sherry Chastain Schreck


Since we are meeting in person this month, you have the opportunity to get more than
one chance on winning the raffle basket.  This basket is like a pot o’gold and will keep
you in the green all month ....ShamROCK truck tea towel, Philodendron, a Leprechaun Gnome,
a rolling car game, Cappuccino coaster, a ‘wee’ picture and easel, AND a great basket.

All moneys will go in the donation box to help pay for upkeep,
and future projects for the historic Wells House.

Tickets will be 6 for $5.00 .

The purposes of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International shall be:

I.  To unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship.

II.  To honor women who have given or who evidence a potential for distinctive

  service in any field of education.

III.  To advance the professional interest and position of women in education.

IV. To initiate, endorse, and support desirable legislation or other suitable

endeavors in the interest of education and of women educators.

V.   To endow scholarships to aid outstanding women educators in pursuing graduate

 study and to grant fellowships to women educators from other countries

VI.  To stimulate the personal and professional growth of members and

 encourage their participation in appropriate programs of action.

VII.  To inform the membership of current economic, social, political, and

educational issues so that they may participate effectively in a world society.

 Organized by Dr. Annie Webb Blanton and her eleven associates May 11, 1929

       How do you think we are doing?  How can we improve?  How can we entice new members?



21 - Marggie Walke

19 - Julia Hoon


This was produced from original Kohnhorst photo

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