Tau Chapter of the Delta Kappa Society International met January 10th at Gibbs Library to celebrate the chapter’s 84th birthday. Tau was organized on January 17, 1931 with the mission of promoting professional and personal growth and excellence in education of key women educators in the Freestone- Limestone Country area. Dr. Annie Webb Blanton, the fi rst Texas State Superintendent of Public Instruction and founder of Delta Kappa Gamma and Miss Mamie Sue Bastian, the fi rst Alpha State President, organized the Tau Chapter, which became one of the fi rst family members of Alpha State Texas. There were twelve women in attendance as the chapter was founded. Today the chapter has twenty active members, seven reserve members and one honorary member.