Lambda Pi chapter receives honors at state convention


Four members of the Lambda Pi chapter attended the 84th Texas State Convention of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International recently at the Arboretum Renaissance Hotel in Austin.

Lambda Pi chapter received the “Annie” award for excellence in programming and their 5-Star newsletter. The chapter again received the Alpha State Texas Education Foundation’s grant for assistance in funding their Books for Babies project which provides a book and literacy kit for newborns at Lake Granbury Medical Center.

Those attending were Mellanie Ferguson, Linda Somervill, Ann Schmidt and Bobbie Brownlee.

Schmidt will serve as chairman of the Texas State Archives Committee for the next biennium and Brownlee is a member of the Society’s Nominations Committee.

More than 1,100 women educators from across the state came together to conduct business and to recognize chapter and individual achievements. Extensive revisions of State Bylaws and Rules were adopted. This year’s statewide unifying project provided school supplies for disadvantaged Austin elementary schools.

Keynote speaker for the convention was Kim Bearden, co-founder and executive director of Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Ga. Bearden inspired and reminded convention participants of the significant, powerful roles in the lives of our students.

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is comprised of outstanding women educators, membership by invitation only, and has chapters in all 50 states and 16 foreign countries.

Lambda Pi chapter was chartered in Granbury in 1981.