Alpha Iota DKG honors member

Debbie Deflinger provided the program for the November meeting of Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers’ Honorary. Deflinger, a registered nurse who works for VA hospitals, talked to the group about the healing power of laughter in medicine and how humor helps students with learning and improving test scores. Pictured is DKG Vice President Nancy Perkins with Deflinger, demonstrating one of her comical interactive activities. (Submitted photo)
Kathlynn Waters recently was recognized for being a 50-year member of the Alpha Iota chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She is pictured after receiving a special certificate and pin. (Submitted photo)

The Alpha Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met most recently at Hoge’s Restaurant in Calcutta. Chaplain Maralyn Porter provided the inspirational reading and the invocation. President Pam Todd conducted the business meeting. The minutes and treasurer’s reports were approved.

Nancy Perkins and Todd gave updates of information they received at the DKG Tri-County meeting and the DKG State Convention. They announced that the Alpha Iota chapter earned the state’s prestigious Gold Key Award.

The highlighted person of the month was Kathlynn Watters. She was honored as a 50-year member.

The program was provided by Debbie Deflinger, a registered nurse from Rogers. She has worked in the VA hospitals for 18 years and travels around explaining the health benefits of humor in the medical and educational fields, specifically how it stimulates the brain and other organs of the body.

The next meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Heck’s Restaurant in Columbiana. The program entitled “The Gift of Music” will be provided by Colin and Nolan Mercer.


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