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1 Delta Kappa Gamma Overview & Orientation
Slides prepared by: Goldie McClure & Jane Zornik, Idaho Revised by Stacey Chicoine, California

2 The Society Founding Premise:
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International was founded to bring together qualified women educators serving in a broad spectrum of educational fields to pursue professional projects.

3 The Society Mission Statement:
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.

4 History Lesson International Chi State May 11, 1929 Austin, Texas
Annie Webb Blanton 12 Founders Chi State November 26, 1936 Los Angeles, CA Eta Zeta Chapter September 24, 1966 Visalia, CA

5 Purpose One To unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship.

6 Purpose Two To honor women who have given or who evidence a potential for distinctive service in any field of education.

7 Purpose Three To advance the professional interest and position of women in education

8 Purpose Four To initiate, endorse, and support desirable legislation or other suitable endeavors in the interests of education and of women educators.

9 Purpose Five To endow scholarships to aid outstanding women educators in pursuing graduate study and to grant fellowships to women educators form other countries.

10 Purpose Six To stimulate the personal and professional growth of members and to encourage their participation in appropriate programs of action.

11 Purpose Seven To inform the members of current economic, social, political, and educational issues so that they may participate effectively in a world society.

12 Membership Qualifications Is by invitation only
Professional preparation 3 or more years of experience as professional educator Employed in educational work at time of election Professional proficiency Contributing member of community Is by invitation only Represents a broad cross section of educational interests

13 Types of Membership Active Reserve Honorary
Employed in educational work 3+ years of experience Reserve Unable to participate--physical disability and/or geographical location Honorary Not eligible for active membership Notable service to education or women

14 Membership Responsibilities
Personal commitment to the Society Active participation at all levels Attendance, program participation, acceptance of leadership responsibilities Assistance at Chapter meetings, conferences, workshops Payment of dues and fees Support of the mission and purposes

15 Benefits of Membership
Leadership training Leadership opportunities Travel Scholarships Fellowship Publications Professional development

16 Society Structure Chapter State Organization Regional International
Local level State Organization State, province or territory Regional NW, SW, NE, SE, Europe International 14 member countries Headquarters in Austin, Texas

17 Society Symbols Cup Crest Lamp Key Ellipse Crimson and Gold Open Book
Red Rose Wreath of Laurel

18 Society Documents Governing Documents Guidance Documents International
Constitution Standing Rules State Organization Bylaws Chapter International - Handbook State Organization - Policy Manuals

19 Websites International State Chapter

20 Eta Zeta Programs of Work
Scholarship Grants to Student Teachers Literacy Projects Environmental Education Projects Internet LINK

21 Eta Zeta Fellowship Just be together and talk with one another.
Mrs. Jean Gray, International President, suggests "it is important that the chapter provides opportunities for members to... Just be together and talk with one another. Discuss issues important to the group. Celebrate each other's successes.

22 Eta Zeta Fellowship Support each other in difficult times.
Do meaningful work together for the benefit of others. Really keep up with one another - not letting anyone just fade out of the picture.

23 Eta Zeta Fellowship Step out together and join other members beyond the chapter unit. Gain new knowledge ... opportunities for the group to speak in 'one voice' or take action on an issue dear to the hearts of the group."

24 Service Delta Kappa Gamma provides many opportunities for personal and professional growth as well as opportunities to serve our communities and one another.

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