Convention goers were
privileged to hear the discussion of pros and cons concerning the vote to
continue research into electronic voting for our Society. The Ad hoc committee
chaired by Alice Carrier, Vermont was established by Jensi Souders for the
determination of legal, financial, membership impact on our Society. This option
will give greater voice to the membership. Learn more about this research and
information as Alice and her committee continue research and post on the DKG
Louisiana’s Southeast Star has served quietly and unselfishly,
but most effectively, behind the scene never wondering what she as an individual would
get.Her goal has always been how to
better Delta Kappa Gamma whether it be at the local, district, state, regional,
or international level.
She served various roles in her chapter since she was
initiated in 1995, including twice as president, is regarded highly by peers,
and is an exemplary sister. At State,
she served on or as chairman of Finance Committee six years, Parliamentary
Advisor, State Second Vice President / Membership Chairman and now State First
Vice President/Educational Excellence Chairman.She initiated the “Golden Rose” certificates to recognize members age 55
and over who are still active in education. She is sometimes known as the
T-Shirt Lady because she has designed the last two State T-Shirts and headed
selling them to benefit some area of Epsilon State. She has not only attended several Southeast
Regional Conferences and International Conventions but she presented in
Chicago, Little Rock, Spokane, Louisville, and will in New York. She was a
participant then a presenter more than once at Epsilon State Bea Davis
Leadership Seminar. She attended International Golden Gift Seminar.
lady doesn’t miss ballgames for her Haughton Buccaneers and often drives after
those games till the wee hours of the morning - sometimes 3:00 o’clock or
later– to attend any meeting to represent Epsilon State.
She goes beyond her Delta Kappa Gamma family
to contribute to in the community as assistant principal of Haughton High
School. At her church, she teaches Sunday School and is part of a group who provides
dinner for Grace Home, a place for patients in last stages of cancer.
Is there any wonder we in Louisiana are proud
to present to you our Southeast Star Martha Turner !
Epsilon state members have arrived at the Big Apple and are participating in the many activities available in the city. In addition to the sites,sounds and Broadway plays, your sisters are also learning more about our Society.
Twenty- seven members attended the opening session on Tuesday night. The group saw the display of state flags, entertainment and heard a fabulous speaker, Tori McClure. Ms. McClure is the author of A Pearl in the Storm as well as the first woman to make a solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by rowboat.
Stay tuned to the Today Show on Thursday, July 27 as DKG converges on the scene.
DKG International State Convention is "just around the corner". At the present time 33 (29 members, 4 guests) will represent Louisiana at the convention. The convention holds a lot of exciting things for members to do during their time in NY. Not to mention the unlimited opportunities within the city - Broadway plays, baseball games, museums, Central Park, etc. Stay tuned to my blog for updates this week as events are shared with you from New York.
Dr. Donna Hicks will present a workshop at International Convention highlighting her award-winning book Dignity: the Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflicts. Dr. Hicks book describes a model that honors dignity and promotes reconciliation and should be of interest to all readers. Check out the info on Dr. Hicks book at dkg.org.
Members attending the International Convention will stay connected with changes/updates and the latest news via a DKG app from the App Store. This feature is free and easily downloadable. I fyou want to keep up with the conference or see what you missed, just download the app and peruse the info. More news to come as the conference approaches.
Keep the "Red Book" (Guidelines for Chapter Presidents) close at hand. This booklet was shared with all presidents at the June 2 meeting for chapter officers. In notifications to you from my blog, I will reference dates, pages and topics from this booklet and refer to it as the "Red Book".
Incoming chapter presidents begin their 2012-2014 biennium today. Special "Thank you" to each and everyone of you as you step "up to the line" to lead your chapter. You have begun your journey with all of the accessories required to take your chapter to the next level. Please call upon your chapter members, state officers and mentors to assist you in this special journey.