This is our 2023 Grant-in-Aid winner, Madeline Tubbs. Among her many accomplishments is the winning of the Girl Scouts Gold award. Her project for that was an educational website, https://www.lets-bee-friendly.com/. She is a bee-keeper as well! Here is what she says on the website:
Let's Bee Friendly
Hello! In December 2022, I earned the Girl Scout Gold Award for my project Let's BEE Friendly. This website is a part of that project. If you want to learn about honey bees, why they are important, and how you can help them- you are in the right place!
Registered NJ Apiary: 6871
The website is full of information, as well as games and links to activities.
We also inducted our next two members, Emily Blumberg and Andrea Ritacco. Andrea is a Business Education teacher at Whippany Park High School and was named the Morris County Teacher of the Year.
Emily is the Passaic County Teacher of the Year. She is a science teacher at Passaic Preparatory Academy. As the first female physics teacher at the academy, her goal is to make science more inclusive. We were so glad Emily could attend the meeting, since she has a seven week old baby girl!
The Bergen County Teacher of the Year, Gina DiMaggio, has taught English at all levels at Lyndhurst High School. She was inducted into Alpha Chapter at the DKGNJ convention in March.
We also recognized and congratulated Laura Perrius, who was our Key Award winner this year. The awards were made at the DKGNJ State convention in March. Congratualtions, Laura!
Among all of the reports and announcements was the information that Chapter Dues are now $80 for active members and $40 for those who have been approved as reserve members. Dues need to be to Cathy Cleenput by June 15, 2023. You can pay online here or snail mail the check payable to Alpha Chapter DKG to her at her address in the directory.
Information about the DKGNJ Convention!
Friday, April 12, 2024 - Sunday, April 14, 2024 at the Doubletree in Somerset.
All the information will be posted, as it comes in, on the state website: https://www.dkgnj.org/nj-state-convention.html
The induction ceremony for new members is planned for Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. All of the information about welcoming new members and the ceremony will become available in the fall.
We anticipate a wonderful convention with inspiring workshops and a chance to see the wider view of DKG, so mark your calendars and plan to attend.
Guest Rates: Room rates will not include breakfast.
Single Occupancy $119.00
Double Occupancy $119.00
Triple Occupancy $129.00
Room rates quoted above are non-commissionable, net rates, subject to taxes which is currently 14.625%-
New Jersey sales tax of 6.625% and Local Occupancy Tax of 8%. 2024 tax% may subject to change.
** No cots allowed in guest rooms.
RESERVATION METHOD: Reservations will be made by individual call. When calling in for reservations guests must call 1-800-222-TREE(8733) no later than Friday, March 22nd, 2024 and ask for the reservations in the Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) 2024 room block to ensure attaining the group rate.