Tuesday, July 31, 2012

International President – Dr. Beverly Helms

International First Vice President – Carolyn H. Pittman

International Second Vice President - Dr. Lynda B. Schmid


Monday, July 30, 2012

Electronic voting being considered by DKG!

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 website.

Friday, July 27, 2012


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.   

This 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 Members Arrive at NBC

Epsilon Members Attend General Session

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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. 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Epsilon Members on the way to NY!

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.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

2012 Educators Award - Dignity: the Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflicts

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.

Monday, July 9, 2012

DKG App for International Convention

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.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Chapter Presidents: Preparing

Chapter Presidents: As you begin your time as president you will want to remember some items in preparation. Check out page 34 of the "Red Book" to assist you in getting ready.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Chapter Presidents: Red Book

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".

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Chapter President: Your time begins!

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.