As my new school year started on September 1st, I was feeling optimistic. While Covid was still going to impact us, we were starting this school year as we had ended the last. All children, in-person, full-day, socially distanced…. I did this in the spring, I could do this again. And then Ida hit! The beginning of the year momentum halted as the rains fell and flooded both my home and school neighborhoods. As I write this, I am still unsure what the final decision will be about my car. It was parked in front of my house on the street - which became a temporary lake! Thankfully, the water in my house was only an inconvenience and nothing of importance was lost. I am hoping you can all say the same. If not, please know that DKG International has an Emergency Relief Fund to help those in affected. Please reach out and let me know if you are in need and I will help guide the process.
Little did we know how apropos our theme for this year would be: Self-care for Strong Women ...for life does just seem to keep throwing things at us! For me, part of that self-care is being back in the presence of people who are important in my life. The summer brought time with family and friends to celebrate happy occasions - such as my 50th birthday, wedding celebrations and the birth of our newest family member. And now the new school year brings the opportunity to not only touch the lives of our students but to gather together again IN-PERSON! I hope you all will be able to join us as we meet again as a group at Cedar Grove HS Media Center (see the flyer for specifics including the need to wear masks). May we provide solace and care to each other and hopefully bring some Big Magic into our lives.
I look forward to being in your (physical) presence on October 7th. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
4:30 P.M. Social, 5:00 P.M. Meeting
Location: Cedar Grove High School Media Center/Library
90 Rugby Road Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
**Masks will be REQUIRED while in the building unless you are eating/drinking**
From the Garden State Parkway South — Follow GSP North to Prospect Ave in West Orange. Take exit 8B from I-280 W. Merge onto Prospect Ave. Continue onto Mt Prospect Ave. Use the left 2 lanes to turn slightly left onto Pompton Ave. Turn right onto Ridge Rd.
Turn left onto Rugby Rd. Turn right into school parking lot.
Program: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert - Book Discussion
Cost: $20 per person - includes a light meal of sandwiches, chips, and dessert.
Check payable to “Alpha Chapter DKG” or pay online
If you are unable to attend, please consider sending a donation to the Grant-in Aid
Outreach: Girls Love Mail
Service: Red Hawk Panty
Use the online form to register now or
RSVP to Kristin Massotto on or before October 1, 2021 at DKGsocial2018@gmail.com
Pay your meeting registration here:
Please consider sending a donation to the Service Project and/or to the Grant-in Aid
Grant in Aid donation