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Delta Kappa Gamma learns about women’s self defense from Alliance police sergeant

Nancy Perkins, DKG member and wife of Sgt. Aaron Perkins, assists her husband in demonstrating two safety tips: 1) always carry your keys in your hand when in a parking lot so you can protect yourself from possible attackers and 2) place your head in the bend of the attacker’s elbow to make it more difficult for him to move (Submitted photo)

SALEM — The Alpha Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers’ Honorary held their November meeting at Ricky’s English Pub.

Jane Ramsey welcomed the members and shared words of inspiration. Pam Todd conducted the business meeting. She announced that treasurer Sharon Walker was recognized by the State for her outstanding record keeping with the newly implemented DKG computer software.

The program was provided by Sergeant Aaron Perkins of the Alliance Police Department titled “Women’s Self Defense.” Perkins discussed telephone scams and shared many safety tips to protect oneself when out walking, shopping or traveling in a parking lot. He stressed the importance of being aware of your surroundings. For everyone’s safety on the road, Perkins suggested that citizens contact the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and put in the names of people to be notified in case of an accident or purchase a Road ID ($9.99) bracelet or necklace listing emergency numbers.

The organization is continuing to collect “F” one-dollar bills, school supplies and clothing items for a charitable donation in the spring.

The next meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Paul’s Italian Cafe in Columbiana.

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