<h1>The Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met on Saturday, Apr. 21 at Food & Friends. President Barbara Beard called the meeting to order. The theme of the meeting was, \u201cWe will be friends forever, just you wait and see.\u201d This came from A. A. Milne\u2019s book, <em>Winnie the Pooh<\/em>.<\/h1>\r\nPam Echols led the Delta Kappa Gamma song which was followed by the roll call by Secretary Donna Jackson. Twenty members responded with a characteristic they considered important in a friend.\r\n\r\nThe Fun Fund was collected; a contribution of 10 cents for every photo displayed at home.\r\n\r\nThe minutes were distributed and read silently, Nancy Bostic presented the financial report, committees met, and gave their reports.\r\n\r\nUpdates were given on members who have been unable to attend. Carolyn Bryant visited Vivian Crane in The Seasons, Nancy Ratliff reported that Margaret Clark is permanently in The Brier and that her 90th birthday is in May, and that Hazel Shrader will be 96 on Aug. 24.\r\n\r\nNew business included Information that was shared about new member nominees. Lynne Bostic informed the members about the preschool Snuggle and Read Program. Greenbrier County fuses the program with Read Aloud West Virginia. Lynne suggested that members donate a book to accompany the fleece blanket. The chapter voted during the March meeting to give the blankets next year.\r\n\r\nThe summer gathering will be on Saturday, June 16, at 1 p.m. in the Renick Community Center. Those attending should take their new teacher supplies which will be distributed in the fall.\r\n\r\nThe Nominating Committee proposed the following slate of officers for 2018-2020 and it was approved: Co-Presidents Lucy Bell and Glee Nutter, 1st Vice-President Lynne Bostic, 2nd Vice-President Mary Sue Burns, Co-Recording Secretaries Pam Echols and Donna Jackson, Treasurer\/Corresponding Secretary Nancy Bostic and Parliamentarian Barbara Beard.\r\n\r\nThe new officers will meet Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m. at the Greenbrier County Board of Education office to plan the next term.\r\n\r\nOutgoing President Beard told members she appreciated the help and support she had gotten during her two-year term as president. She shared Rollo candy; the gold and silver wrapper representative of her old and new friends, and the candy; the joys of friendship. She said her two years as president had been an enjoyable challenge.\r\n\r\nCarolyn Bryant won the door prize. Mali Minter had the parting thought on friendship with an accumulation of quotations ranging from the serious to the funny: \u201cWords are easy like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find. (Shakespeare) \u201cWe\u2019ll be friends until we\u2019re old and senile ... then, we\u2019ll be new friends.\u201d (Unknown) The meeting was adjourned.