Gamma Eta Celebrates 79th Birthday

Gamma Eta Celebrates 79th Birthday

Members Left to Right:  Jean Williams, Debbi Ball, Karen Rothwell, Lindy Stafford, Chelsea Read, Brenda Karr, Rhea Melton, Sharon McDougle, Linda Spurgin, Vivian Morris, Terri Koch, and not pictured, Janie Wigley


Chartered on March 26, 1938, Gamma Eta had its beginning at the Lubbock Women’s Club sponsored by chapter Alpha Sigma. Margaret Elliot was the chapter’s first president. On Monday, March 6, 2017, Gamma Eta members met at the First Methodist Church in Matador to remember this birthday occasion.

Twelve members met to celebrate with a program presented by Debbi Ball, Spur. Mrs. Ball’s program was entitled “Making a DKG Birthday Cake.” The “ingredients” for the cake included the Founders of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Twelve women lead by Dr. Annie Blanton Webb organized the Society to promote professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. Other ingredients included the Purposes of DKG, fellowship, integrity, knowledge, love, joy and laughter. The “baked” cake was topped off with the 25 current members of Gamma Eta, our “Buddy Bear” project and a birthday card presented to Gamma Eta President Sharon McDougle, Crosbyton.

Members enjoyed a meal provided by the Matador Hostess group of Lindy Stafford and Chelsea Read of Matador, Karen Rothwell of Childress, and Jean Williams of Lubbock. A beautiful birthday cake was served by Mrs. Ball as members sang “Happy Birthday.” A special musical performance for the evening was presented by Linda Spurgin, Crosbyton, as she performed a rousing rendition of “My Favorite Things.”

Attending the birthday celebration were Debbi Ball and Rhea Melton, Spur; Lindy Stafford and Chelsea Read, Matador; Brenda Karr, Dickens; Karen Rothwell, Childress; Jean Williams, Lubbock; Terri Koch, Sharon McDougle, Vivian Morris, Linda Spurgin, and Janie Wigley, all of Crosbyton.

Gamma Eta’s next meeting will be Monday, April 3, 2017, at Patton Springs School.  Jean Williams will facilitate a program entitled “Sit and Get Fit.”

Photos by Janie Wigley.

Debbi Ball, Spur

Gamma Eta’s Birthday Cake



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