Friday, December 21, 2012

Epsilon Membership Snapsot


Registration Complete

What a great feeling. My registration for state convention has been mailed. I am on my way to Ruston to visit with my sisters of DKG. Have you sent in your registration? Registration form can be found on our state website.

Monday, December 17, 2012

2014 International Convention - CHANGE

Prepare for Change
The 2014 International Convention in Indianapolis will be different. The Constitution and International Standing Rules are subject to amendments by the members in attendance, but there are other changes that you need to know prior to making your travel arrangements. The beginning and ending day, the length of time you are there and the days on which certain activities will occur will be different.

The dates of the convention are July 28-August 1, 2014. That’s five days. The decision was made several biennia ago to schedule the 2014 convention differently than in the past. This decision was made partially due to the scheduling with the hotel, but primarily in order to save our members $40 a night for accommodations. So, there will be changes. And, change can often be painful. Help us by sharing these changes with your members. For example, the International Executive Board meeting will begin on Monday, July 28, with Opening Night that same evening. Traditionally, Tuesday or Wednesday has been opening night. Not so, for Indianapolis. The Executive Board Lunch will be on Friday with the closing banquet that evening, August 1. Members can leave on Saturday, August 2, rather than the traditional departure on Sunday.

More will be shared later. But begin now to alert your members to the changes such as the length, and opening and closing days for the 2014 International Convention.

(President to President Newsletter. December 2012 Issue)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Why not WRITE for the Bulletin!

Have you considered submitting an article to the Bulletin? I have and it is a joy to see your published work. The hours of developing and working on an article coupled with the committee's edits and recommendations are challenging - but rewarding. Check out the upcoming topics, guidelines and requirement for submission at So, sit down and write. You will be surprised at the results.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Chi Chapter attends "Tea Party"

Last evening Peggy King and her husband Ronnie traveled to Morgan City and helped Chi Chapter celebrate Christmas.  Our meeting turned out to be quite grand (and wildly successful).  Chi packed the meeting location with over 75% of the membership in attendance.   There were a couple of impromptu segments and much laughter along the way.  With her characteristic ingenuity, Peggy was not satisfied to only offer brief remarks to the audience.  She presented a complete Christmas “tea party” – a full program where she coaxed the audience into willing participation.  I had to let you know of Peggy’s outstanding performance and kindness at our meeting.  This December meeting will be one remembered for getting everyone’s holidays off to a bright start.  Thank you, Donnis, for approving Peggy’s travel to this chapter meeting.  Peggy was just the “umph” we needed to add to Chi’s “try” in the coming New Year.  Members left the meeting with Peggy’s affirmations ringing in their ears.  See when an Epsilon State representative tells you about the ways your chapter is realizing Dr. Annie’s dream, you know you are doing the right thing.  If Chi did not have the Society vision in sight before last night’s meeting, we certainly do now.  Alecia Rabalais, President