Sunday, September 30, 2012

Do you know these members?

Hiding from the camera! Two members of Central District did not want to be seen. Who are they?

Central District Meeting 2012

Approximately 63 members registered for the Central District Meeting held September 29 in Pineville. Louisiana College Performing Arts Center enhanced the setting for the meeting hosted by Beta Xi Chapter and coordinated by District Director Susan Crooks. The attendees were entertained by Buckeye Junior High Choir and the Alexandria Middle Magnet School Strings. Flag presentation by Pineville High School ROTC. Awesome!!! Special thanks to all who worked so hard to make this day a very special time for DKG members. Below are some pictures of the members and events.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dr. Stacy Potter's Golden Gift Experience

Golden Gift Leadership Management Seminar
By: Stacy Potter
WOW!!!! This is one of the many words that come to mind when thinking about my experience at the Leadership Management Seminar in Austin, TX this summer! I was selected as one of 31 ladies to attend LMS. From the first night, our group bonded like no other LMS group (as we were told). Friendships were formed across the globe (the furthest was Norway). Some ladies were retired, others close to retirement, and still others were still in the teaching field who were also State Officers, Area (District) Directors, and/or chapter members.
At LMS, we attended a variety of workshops. This intense educational training was taught by world-renown experts in the field of leadership and management and included course work in interpersonal communication, leading across generations, conflict resolution, effective decision-making, advocacy, negotiation skills, grant writing and fundraising, thinking on your feet, and wellness. We also were honored by seeing International Headquarters, San Antonio, and the gravesites of our founders: Annie Webb Blanton and Lala M Odom.
LMS was an outstanding seminar and has given me ideas that make me think twice, not only in my teaching career, but also within my household. A BIG thank you goes out to my God, DKG sisters, my boss, Susan Griffin, and especially my family for encouraging and supporting me throughout this process. No matter where you are in your job or retirement or in DKG, you will bring away a lot of information and knowledge when attending. It is truly a blessing to go to the Leadership Management Seminar in Austin.

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Congratulations Gwenn Laviolette

Epsilon State member Gwenn Laviolette has been published in our Society's publication the "Bulletin". Gwenn's article  is titled "English Language Acquisition and Mastery: Rwanda's Urgent Econominc Need".   Gwenn is a member of Alpha Lambda Chapter in the South District of our state. Congratulations Gwenn on your recognition.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Reading to Addison's Class

What a wonderful time I had going to my granddaughters school this week. I visited the school, ate lunch with the kindergarten class and read "Whereever you are - My love will find you". Special thanks to Ms. Beckman for allowing me to come to her class.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Chapter of Excellence: Chi Chapter hits high meeting attendance

Chi Chapter President Alecia Rabalais was delighted to report that the first meeting of the 2012-2013 year was attended by 57 members. WOW!!! This is great. Congratulations members on a job well done.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Beta Tau Recruits Young Leader

Beta Tau President Peggy King joins Stella Florendo in the Pledge of Allegiance. Stella lead members in the pledge at their September meeting. Stella is the daughter of Beta Tau member Amy Florendo and granddaughter of Epsilon State President Donnis Poe. Special thanks to Diane Vickers SE District Director
for sharing the photo.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Epsilon State - Amanda Jeffers

Robin Amanda Jeffers Alpha Zeta Chapter member Amanda Jeffers passed away as a result of car accident. Amanda was a new initiate of Alpha Zeta and will be missed.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in Melancon Funeral Home Chapel of Opelousas, for Robin Amanda Mosley Jeffers, age 33.