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By Staff | May 16, 2014

Good Sam holds spring board meeting

The North Dakota Good Sam Samboree chapter held its annual spring board meeting on May 2 in Rugby.

The group is holding its second consecutive annual Samboree in Rugby from Aug. 17 through Aug. 24. The week will mark the fourth time overall the Samboree has been held in Rugby. The Samboree keeps a location for two years.

“The community of Rugby is just gonna be fantastic again this year,” state director Luther Schoon said. “We have several seminars and we’ll go to the wind towers, two clothing shops, Highway 2 Collision, the museum and the embroidery shop.”

Schoon said Rugby’s people really stuck out last year.

“And the community as a whole,” he said. “Everybody was just so receptive and so helpful.”

Schoon rattled off nearly every business in the area and complimented the police and fire departments, local government and the Rugby Area Chamber of Commerce for support.

“This is only my second year as state director, but Rugby has surely made this an enjoyable trip for me,” Schoon said.

The Samboree brought 87 RVs to the city last year and Schoon encourages communities to start new chapters. The Samboree attracts full-time RVers from all over the country, state and Canada. Good Samboree board members will begin arriving on Aug. 17 and opening ceremonies are scheduled for Aug. 21. A final banquet is Aug. 23 with a concert, dance and door prizes – many provided by area businesses. A church service is held the following morning.

– Tribune Staff Report

Delta Kappa Gamma meeting held in Rugby

Thirteen educators and one guest attended the last meeting of the school year for the Lambda Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International – an honor society for key women educators. Victoria Boehnke was installed as president for the 2014-2016 biennium.

Jan Repnow presented a power point on famous teachers. National Teacher Day is May 6. Some famous teachers highlighted were Albert Einstein, Booker T. Washington, Madeleine Albright, Lyndon Johnson, Guy Dous, Christa McAullife and Maya Angelou.

Boehnke also noted that May 11 is Founders Day for the society. Delta Kappa Gamma began in North Dakota in 1940 in Valley City. Sixteen women educators from North Dakota’s largest cities were charter members. Two important educators noted were sisters Hazel B. Nielsen and Minnie Jean Nielsen. Each year a scholarship is presented to an area educator in memory of Hazel B. Nielsen.

The next meeting will be June 16 in Minot. Educators will attend a luncheon at the Dakota Rose Bed and Breakfast and conclude the day by attending the Minot State University Summer Theater production “The Musical of Musicals.”

– Lambda

Chapter, Delta

Kappa Gamma

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