Women educators gather in museum

Published Jul 17, 2017 at 4:00pm

Alpha Chi, a chapter of the international women’s educators’ organization, Delta Kappa Gamma, recently held it’s annual “talent” meeting at the Children’s Museum in Utica.

Members from Oneida and Herkimer Counties bring to the meeting things they have cooked, baked, sewn, designed, printed, painted or otherwise created for purchase by the other members at the meeting. Some larger items are auctioned off.

The $537 raised was augmented by $63 from the treasury then evenly divided for three recipients — World Fellowship, a project of Delta Kappa Gamma that gives scholarships to foreign ladies who wish to attend American universities to further their studies in an education career, The Children’s Museum, and a school for the deaf in Perú, which was visited last year by Vicky Stockton-Allen, Alpha Chi President, while in Perú on a Fulbright Scholarship.

In addition to bringing items to sell and auction, members also have been collecting sample sized toiletries during the year which were delivered to Lucy House in Rome, Emmaus House and Hope House in Utica.