The Beta Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International, women educators committed to lifelong learning opportunities for all, will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its charter on Sunday, April 8, at the Dyer-Dowell Historic Home on Fifth Street in Nevada, from 2–4 p.m.

The chapter was chartered by a group of professional women educators in Story and Marshall counties as a way to share and support excellence in education in the schools and communities. Marion Speake was the organizer of the original chapter on April 20, 1968.

The Delta Kappa Gamma chapter awards a $500 scholarship each year to a student from one of the area schools who plans to become a teacher with a future role in education. The award is based upon a written essay and participation in service and school activities.

Nationally, the chapter participates in projects for Schools for Africa and gives support to Early Career Educators. In addition to State and International opportunities, this chapter provides monthly meetings with past topics such as Human Trafficking, Special Needs Therapy, Bee Keeping and School Service Dogs for Counseling.

From a dedicated group of women educators in 1968 to the present, we celebrate the commitment and service of the Beta Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma.

We invite you to come to the 50th anniversary on April 8 and visit with our current member educators.

For more information regarding this chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, please contact Claire Hall at 515-382-2488.