The local chapter of the Delta Kappa Society International recently held its annual banquet at a Placerville restaurant.
Epsilon Chi Chapter, which was formed in El Dorado County in 1951, is part of a worldwide honor society for women educators in more than 18 countries, involving 84,000 members.
The evening’s program included the initiation of two new members, Janice Sargent and Elaine Livingston, as well as the presentation of a 25 year pin to longtime member Nancy Hansen.
The chapter’s annual Edna Miller Continuing Education Scholarships were presented to Behnaz Gangursky and Mikaela Radney by President Peggy Cecchettini.
Rescue School was chosen randomly last year to receive help from Epsilon Chi to obtain funds for two of the school’s projects. The Delta Kappa Gamma Learning is for Everyone Foundation(LIFE) awarded two grants totaling $1,000 to Rescue School.
One grant was for the Reading Counts project; the other grant was for the Rescue School Garden project. Susan Yakich, Rescue School principal, accepted the grants and a contribution from the Epsilon Chi chapter to help the school’s endeavors.
The evening concluded with a Celebration of Life in memory of the recent passing of co-president and 40 year member of Epsilon Chi Chapter, Jeanine Henderson-Hodges. Her many years of dedicated support and service to the society have been recognized in ceremonies during the past month by the area and state levels of the organization.