Volume 1 - Issue 3 | March 15, 2022

Cathy Tenney, Editor
ADSOEF Funding the Future of Excellence in Education
From Your Foundation Directors

Thanks for reading the third issue of the Foundation newsletter!  Our goal is to keep you informed through the newsletter sent on the fifteenth of each month, via the website at adsoef.org, and through communication with your chapter rep.  
Your contributions are making a difference worldwide!  Please read the letter from Brenda Rojas, A. Margaret Boyd Overseas fellowship recipient. 
Mark your calendars for the ADSEOF Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, Ohio.  
It’s not too late to submit an entry for the Name the ADSOEF Newsletter Contest.  Information is included in this newsletter and on the ADSOEF website.  You could be the winner!
We welcome and appreciate all suggestions, feedback, comments, and questions you may have.  Contact information for your directors is on the Foundation website at adseof.org and you are encouraged to contact them.

ADSOEF Directors
Important ADSOEF Dates To Remember
April 15, 2022 - Name the ADSOEF Newsletter Entries Due

June 10-11, 2022 - OSO Executive Board Meeting
Dublin Embassy Suites

June 11, 2022 - ADSOEF Annual Meeting
Members of the Alpha Delta State Ohio Educational Foundation
Delta Kappa Gamma Society
Today is a very special day in my country. Every February 24th is celebrated the Paraguayan women's day. I always like to celebrate this day with my mom, my sister and my friends whom I love and admire very much. This year I would like to share this affection and admiration with you on this special day. This date is commemorated in honor of all the women who during and after one of the most devastating wars that my country has suffered, dedicated themselves body and
soul to save the Paraguayan nation.

Through my time here in the United States, and also through my classes at the university I have been able to realize that we have this great part of history in common: Women have always been the protagonists of great moments! Strong, brave, fighters, courageous, and willing to do our best to face any challenge. Since the meeting held in November, I have realized that I must add another great value to my list: Society. I am very grateful that I have been welcomed from the very
beginning with open arms and that you have been shown a great sense of belonging and generosity.

I am deeply thankful for the opportunity I am experiencing and for the learning process thanks to this Society of Women Educators. I feel committed to continue cultivating the positive values that I am assimilating through this cultural exchange, and I am very happy that women like you are my role model and my great example to promote education and the best values in life.

Thank you for letting me share these words with you and Happy Women's Day!

Brenda Rojas
Fulbright Scholar - A. Margaret Boyd International Study Fellow
Thank You to Chapters
With heartfelt gratitude to OSO DKG CHAPTERS making financial contributions to ADSOEF funds from July 1, 2021, through March 14, 2022.  These chapters accepted the invitation to donate:
Alpha Gamma
Alpha Delta
Alpha Zeta
Alpha Xi
Alpha Pi
Alpha Upsilon
Beta Gamma
Beta Eta
Beta Nu
Beta Rho
Beta Upsilon
Beta Chi
Beta Psi
Gamma Iota
Gamma Mu
Gamma Pi
Gamma Phi
Gamma Upsilon
Delta Delta
Delta Iota
Delta Phi
 Is YOUR chapter on the list?

If not, there is still time to donate. (Click here for contribution form) Every member in every chapter in Ohio is a member of ADSOEF.  Our Educational Foundation exists from generosity of members and chapters. Your generous donations are used to support excellence in education in a variety of programs and projects.
Educational Services Committee Approves Awards!
Congratulations to Linda Graves of Delta Mu chapter and Pamela Todd of Alpha Iota chapter!! They were both approved for Individual/Classroom/Community Project Fund Awards by the ADSOEF Board in February. 

Do you know what a sensory room is and how beneficial it is to students? Linda Graves’ colleagues started one this year at Groveport Elementary School using money out of their own pockets. Look for photos and information in an upcoming newsletter about how they used their $500.00 grant, and the impact it is having on their students!

Have you heard of an interactive sound wall? Do you know how little ones will have fun learning phonics?  Find out in a future newsletter how Pamela Todd’s colleague used her $500.00 to create a sound wall, and the impact it’s having on improving her students’ reading skills!

Thank you to our contributors who make these awards possible!
St. Patrick's Day Wish
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

For each petal on the shamrock,
This brings a wish your way,
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day!

            Irish Blessing
Thoughts and Prayers
Our thoughts and prayers are with Olena Yasynetska in Ukraine.  Olena was our A. Margaret Boyd recipient in 2005-2007.  She has been and is making an impact on the educational system in Ukraine.  
The Flame Burns Brightly!
Thanks to your donations we have exceeded the original goal for
‘Be the Spark… Light our Flame’

The total as of March 14, 2022, is 

Let’s keep it going!

ADSOEF Annual Meeting
The ADSOEF Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022, in conjunction with the OSO Leadership Conference June 10-11, at the Embassy Suites in Dublin.  Detailed information will be included in upcoming issues of the ADSOEF newsletter.  Mark your calendars and plan to attend!
Name the ADSOEF Newsletter Contest
Rules and Guidelines

In April of 2017, Alpha Delta State Ohio Educational Foundation was formed by you, the members of Ohio State Organization.   ADSOEF has a logo, website, brochures, and now its own newsletter.  The logo is a wonderful visual identity for the Foundation, but the newsletter needs a name.  We are asking current members to put on your thinking caps and submit your suggestion for a name for the newsletter. The name should be appealing, recognizable and help promote the Foundation.  The winner of this contest will receive public recognition, bragging rights, registration and lunch on Saturday for one at the June OSO Leadership Conference, and recognition at the 2022 ADSOEF Annual Meeting on June 11.  

Note From Kent State University
Kent State University sent the following note in appreciation for the Foundation’s support of Gunel Alasgarova, our A. M. Boyd Overseas fellowship recipient.   

“My office received the scholarship check today for Gunel Alasgarova. I wanted to thank you and the organization personally for the included note. The words were simple, yet beautiful, and incredibly touching. I shared with our “One Stop for Student Services” office so that the message would be amplified. Thank you. This brightened many of our day.
"Be the Spark...Light Our Flame" Donor Recognition
Foundation Directors
Debra (Debbie) Frazier, Beta Rho
Donor Relations Committee Chairman

Dr. Lois Harkins, Alpha Lambda

Millie Holtzer, Beta Zeta
Finance Committee Chairman

Dr. Norma Kirby, Alpha Delta
Chairman Board of Directors

Karyn Kern Lazear, Gamma Phi
Governance Committee Chairman

Judith (Judy) Rank, Gamma Gamma
Marketing Committee
Sandy Royer, Delta Kappa
Fundraising Committee Chairman

Marilyn Slusser, Delta Kappa
Vice Chairman
OSO Scholarship Committee Chairman

Christine (Chris) Snoddy, Alpha Lambda
Educational Services Committee Chairman

Jackie Thase-Burch, Alpha Upsilon
Marketing Committee Chairman

Debby Canter, Delta Epsilon
Ex-officio Ohio State Organization Liaison
OSO President