Monday, October 29, 2012

Epsilon Convention Cover Design 2013

Epsilon members are encouraged to submit their designs for consideration of this year's convention booklet cover. This booklet contains committee reports, program agendas and much more. The deadline for submission is January 10. This gives all members ample time to utilize their creative "juices" for a design that is unique and appealing.  The booklet measures 8 1/2" x 11". Please remember that the following items show be included in the submission.
  2. REACHing Goals:  Healthy Chapters Empowering Women
  3. International Theme: Sharing our Vision, Strengthening our Society
  4. Epsilon State Convention
  5. 79th Year
  6. March 15-17, 2013
  7. Lincoln Parish Library Events Center
  8. Ruston, Louisiana

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy Birthday to Joanna Pruit

Joanna Pruit celebrated her 88th birthday today. Joanna has played the piano at her church (FBC Crowley) for 64 years. She is also a member of Epsilon's Order of the Magnolias. What a terrific lady!

Southeast District Meeting Bogalusa

Approximately 87 members registered for the district meeting today. The meeting was a combination of visiting the historical Bogalusa City Hall, touring the Indian Museum at Cassidy Park. The conclusion of this fabulous event was held at Elizabeth Sullivan Methodist Church with the general session and lunch. Special thanks to Beta Rho chapter, President Cindy Melancon, District Director Diane Vickers. Great job everyone.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Alpha Alpha meets the challenge

Alpha Alpha Chapter NE district has confirmed that 100% of their members have completed the online document for Deltion Delivery preference. Great job Alpha Alpha Chapter President Dianne Simms and members for your efforts in this challenge.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Deltion Editor launches E-Challenge

In an effort to offer more information, Wanda Lemoine Deltion Editor has launched a challenge to all chapter presidents to confirm electronic or hard copy receipt of the Deltion. This challenge is currently underway and all presidents are asked to review the names of their members being sent in correspondence this week. President's are asked to poll the members not listed for their preference and complete the online form concerning the member preference.

Northeast District Meeting Winnsboro

Approximately 54 members of the NW converged on Winnsboro for the meeting today. The members were treated to a workshop presented by Mary Ann Hatfield, Past President of Epsilon State. Special thanks to Orene
Sharp of Omega Chapter and Stacy Potter for the time and talents in coordinating this special event for DKG.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

2012-2014 Ad Hoc DKG Election Process Committee

DKG Society International is currently in the process of researching electronic voting for our members. Thank you ladies for agreeing to serve in this capacity. Your time, efforts and talents are greatly appreciated.
  • Dr. Carolyn Rants, Past International President, (NW ) Chair
  • Alice Carrier, Chair of the 2010-2012 Ad Hoc Committee to Study Electronic Elections, (NE)
  • Aurora Vignau De Zambrano (SW & Latin America)
  • Carolyn Pittman, International First Vice President, (SE)
  • Dr. Sigrun Klara Hannesdottir, member, Editorial Board, (Europe)
  • Dr. Helen Popovich, Chair, 2012-2014 Constitution Committee, Ex Officio
  • Dr. Beverly Helms, International President, Ex Officio
  • Jean Gray, International Parliamentarian, Ex Officio, without vote
  • Nita Scott, Headquarters Liaison, Ex Officio, without vote

Monday, October 15, 2012

May Allen Scholarship Information

Tulane University School of Continuing Studies is pleased to announce the re-institution of the May Allen Fund’s scholarship awards, which will recommence in spring 2013. 

The May Allen scholarships memorialize Dr. May Allen, a DKG member who passed away in 1965.  Dr. Allen, a native of Yarmouth, Maine, was one of the first women to receive a doctoral degree from Yale University (in 1908).   She was a professor of classical languages at Newcomb College.

The May Allen Scholarships will provide tuition & fees for DKG Epsilon State members to enroll in up to 13 hours of coursework and/or travel-study programs through Tulane’s School of Continuing Studies.  Applications will be considered twice a year for proposed study during the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.  Applications will be accepted in early March for the following Summer and Fall semester courses and in early November for the next Spring semester’s courses.

In order to qualify for the scholarships, applicants must:
  • Have been members in good standing of Delta Kappa Gamma for at least 3 years;
  • Be employed as a teacher, school librarian, counselor, or school administrator for at least 5 years;
  • Demonstrate merit;
  • Complete and submit a two-part application form, available on the School of Continuing Studies’ website;
  • Have identified the intended coursework and/or travel-study offered through the School of Continuing Studies at the time of application.
The School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is the part-time, open-admissions division of Tulane University; students are limited to 13 credit hours per semester.  To review the University’s Schedule of Classes, please visit .  For a sample listing of scholarly travel-study programs offered by Tulane, visit:  A very limited number of online courses are offered; in addition, SCS offers classes at satellite campuses in Harahan, LA; Biloxi, MS; and Madison, MS.  Class locations/formats are noted on the Schedule of Classes.  Course offerings and travel programs vary each semester; each applicant should ascertain that the desired courses or travel-study are being offered prior to applying for the scholarship funds.

Please note that scholarship forms are not yet posted; an announcement of their availability will be posted in early Spring 2013.


Celeste Uzee,
Director of Communications & Special Projects
Tulane University School of Continuing Studies
125 Gibson Hall, 6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Southwest District Meeting Tops 100

Alpha Chapter and SW District Director June Inhern coordinated efforts for wonderful district meeting in Scott today October 13. Over 100 registered for the meeting. Members enjoyed Zumba, scrap booking, healthy lifestyle workshops. Thank you Alpha Chapter for hosting a great event.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Willie Nelson and the Epsilon State Exec Committee Share a Common Bond!

On the road again!!! Epsilon State Officers are definitely understanding the meaning of Willie Nelson's song On the road again as we travel the state for district meetings. The Executive Committee have truly received a warm and welcome reception from members of the Central and Northwest Districts thus far. Thank you ladies for a wonderful job planning, scheduling and coordinating the venue for your district meeting.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Northwest District Meeting 2012

Approximately 51 members of the NW District attended the meeting held Saturday, October 6 in Minden at First United Methodist Church. Members were treated to a variety of workshops, great food, society information, and a lot of hugs, laughter and good times. Thank you Nu Chapter, Kennie Barkley, and the members of NW District for making this meeting a memorable event.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Epsilon goes to Habacus

Thank you Donna Payne, Nu Chapter President and District Director Kennie Barkley for selecting a great restaurant for the officers and chapter members.

DKG Recognizes "Thank A Teach Day"

Dr. Beverly Helms, DKG International President asks all DKG members to recognize October 5 as "Thank A Teacher" Day. If you can read this - Thank a teacher.

Highlighting Chapter Excellence: Beta Zeta hosts state president

Beta Zeta Chapter President Corinne Granger and Epsilon President Donnis Poe
Twenty-seven members strong, Beta Zeta Chapter is located in the southwest district of our state. Members represent Oberlin, Oakdale, Kinder and many other surrounding areas. Corinne Granger leads the chapter as they meet and have programs such as line dancing, scrapbooking and many more exciting events. Thank you Beta Zeta for allowing me to come and speak with you on October 2. Donnis