The records of the Delta Omicron Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honors organization for women
in education, contains documents relating to the chapter’s administrative activities, projects and club history.
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society National is a professional honorary society of women educators. It was founded on May11, 1929
by twelve women in Austin, Texas. The first chapter to be initiated outside the United States was in British Columbia, Canada,
making Delta Kappa Gamma into an international society. The Delta Omicron chapter of Chico, California was established on
April 27, 1957. Charter members to the new chapter, Delta Omicron, were: Patricia Ball, Muriel Bernard, Vivien Browning, Evelyn
Clark, Zuola Foster, Edith Kunkel, Daisy Marley, Hattie Morgue, Marie Noonan, Eileen Partington, Lucille Reinero, Anna Bucker,
Marguerite Speegle, Erma Dillard, and Helen Lough. Other well known members include Phyllis Bush and Janet Turner. Delta Omicron
frequently met with the Oroville, California chapter, Alpha Nu. Members of Delta Kappa Gamma International were often deeply
involved in their communities, and Delta Omicron chapter members were often featured in local newspapers for their non-society
activities and achievements.