The first Diamond of Distinction, Lois Glass, who was the first president of the Alpha Theta Chapter, was installed in May 1964. Mrs. Glass taught earth science at Arnold Memorial Elementary School for five years and was the physical science teacher at Cleveland High School for 30 years.
The second Diamond of Distinction was Lee Davis, one of the first four teachers to be inducted into the Alpha Theta Chapter on Valentine’s Day in 1965. Mrs. Davis was the librarian at George R. Stuart Elementary School for 40 years.
The chapter says “hats off” to the Diamonds of Distinction — “what a treat for these ladies to join the May meeting.”
Also at the May meeting, Carol Peace, an ADK sister who currently serves as Tennessee’s state president-elect, conducted the special installation ceremony, “Right Shoes — Right Steps.”
The newly installed officers include, Joda Clark, sergeant-at-arms; Elaine Kirkpatrick, recording/corresponding secretary; Bethany Stephens, president elect; Jill Davis, chaplain; Joanne Swafford, past president; Julie Mitchell, president of the Alpha Theta Chapter and Kim Covington, treasurer.