Educators to meet in Janesville

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Gazette staff
Monday, April 16, 2012

An organization of educators will hold its state convention Friday through Sunday in Janesville. About 125 members are expected to attend.

The state chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International will meet at the Janesville Holiday Inn Express & Janesville Conference Center.

Speakers will include Stephanie Klett, secretary of the state Department of Tourism and Beloit native, and Steve Dean, who along with his wife, Kathy, is owner and operator of Mocha Moment, the popular coffee shop on Janesville’s south side.

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International describes itself as a society of key women educators with nearly 100,000 members in 17 countries. Wisconsin has about 850 members.

Three local chapters—Alpha Iota of Janesville, Alpha Gamma of Whitewater and Upsilon of Beloit—are hosting the state convention.

The three local chapters are involved in community service projects such as donating to domestic abuse centers, homeless shelters and food pantries; giving awards to local teachers for classroom projects; giving grants and/or scholarships to high school and college students; sponsoring high school girls attending Badger Girls State; providing books to children in low-income families, and providing book shelves and books to new owners of Habitat for Humanity homes.

The Wisconsin organization of Delta Kappa Gamma annually sponsors a writing and illustrating contest for students in grades 3-8.

Last updated: 8:08 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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