October 30, 2013
ELIZABETHTOWN — Delta Kappa Gamma Honor Society for Bladen County professional women educators met at the Front Porch Restaurant in Elizabethtown on Sept. 17. Members were welcomed by hostesses Laurie Smith, Ann Elks, and Susan Daniel.
President Jeanne Kirby called the meeting to order. For the invocation Katherine Inscoe Taylor presented Susan Fisher to sing a hymn. Prior to the invocation, Taylor revealed that Fisher has recently received a new honor. Her hometown of High Point is planning an exhibit at their museum called “Susan Griffin, Miss North Carolina.” They will display her crown dress and other accessories.
Following a buffet dinner, Debbie Hester, program chairman, introduced Sandra Ross Cain, a native of Elizabethtown, who serves as Family and Consumer Services Agent at the Cooperative Extension Center. After graduating from East Bladen High School and UNC at Greensboro, she served as extension agent in Hoke County for 17 years. She has been an agent here for 11 years. Her program was something useful in today’s economy called the “Art of Couponing,” accompanied by slides.
Kirby introduced Missy White Wells and Taylor to present a memorial tribute to Gladys Pittman, who was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma for 50 years. As Wells lighted the memorial candle, Taylor related some human interest stories of Pittman and reminded members of her love for teaching. She will live on in the hearts of all of her friends.
Rosalie Russ won the half and half drawing. The meeting continued with Laurie Smith’s reading the secretary’s minutes, and Vicki McLaughlin’s distributing the treasurer’s report. The president reminded members of the ticket drawing for $100 at the next meeting.
Attendees other than those already mentioned were: Loretta Harris, Gloria McSwain, Charyl Walters, Peggy Allen, Gail Marsh, Susan Cheshire, Denise White, Mary Hill, Mickie Davis, and Deborah Guyton.