Timeless Destinations in Wellsboro hosted the Oct. 11 meeting of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Pi Chapter. Local wildlife photographer Linda Stager shared her story of finding her passion and the joy that comes from pursuing that passion.

Under the leadership of president Deborah Johnson, members have spent several months fundraising for some important causes. At this meeting, members voted to give $900 to three young women who are or will be doing student teaching assignments this year: Kaitlynn Hultz, Madelyn Huyler and Megan Cross, all graduates of high schools in Potter and Tioga counties.

In addition, Classroom Enrichment Grants were announced, supporting five projects in Potter and Tioga counties. Grants ranged from $150 to $225. Those receiving awards are Whitney Brown (Breakout Lock Boxes) from Austin, Emily Winters and Dr. Chris Kilgus (field trip to the courthouse) from Cowanesque Valley in Westfield, Heather Callahan (K-1st math materials) from Charlotte Lappla in Wellsboro, Lori Szymanik (Life Skills class cooking supplies) from Northern Potter Children’s School in Ulysses and Deb Johnson (Breakout Lock Boxes) from Cowanesque Valley in Westfield.

Members also provided toys for the upcoming holidays that were presented to the Salvation Army for distribution. Laurie Wood, representative from the Salvation Army, thanked the members for their generosity.

DKG is an international society of key women educators who promote professional and personal growth and excellence in education. For more information contact Deborah Johnson at johnsondcv7@gmail.com.