1Delta Kappa Gamma Overview & Orientation Slides prepared by:Goldie McClure & Jane Zornik, IdahoRevised by Stacey Chicoine, California
2The 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.
3The Society Mission Statement: The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.
4History Lesson International Chi State May 11, 1929 Austin, Texas Annie Webb Blanton12 FoundersChi StateNovember 26, 1936Los Angeles, CAEta Zeta ChapterSeptember 24, 1966Visalia, CA
5Purpose OneTo unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship.
6Purpose TwoTo honor women who have given or who evidence a potential for distinctive service in any field of education.
7Purpose ThreeTo advance the professional interest and position of women in education
8Purpose FourTo initiate, endorse, and support desirable legislation or other suitable endeavors in the interests of education and of women educators.
9Purpose FiveTo endow scholarships to aid outstanding women educators in pursuing graduate study and to grant fellowships to women educators form other countries.
10Purpose SixTo stimulate the personal and professional growth of members and to encourage their participation in appropriate programs of action.
11Purpose SevenTo inform the members of current economic, social, political, and educational issues so that they may participate effectively in a world society.
12Membership Qualifications Is by invitation only Professional preparation3 or more years of experience as professional educatorEmployed in educational work at time of electionProfessional proficiencyContributing member of communityIs by invitation onlyRepresents a broad cross section of educational interests
13Types of Membership Active Reserve Honorary Employed in educational work3+ years of experienceReserveUnable to participate--physical disabilityand/or geographical locationHonoraryNot eligible for active membershipNotable service to education or women
14Membership Responsibilities Personal commitment to the SocietyActive participation at all levelsAttendance, program participation, acceptance of leadership responsibilitiesAssistance atChapter meetings, conferences, workshopsPayment of dues and feesSupport of the mission and purposes
15Benefits of Membership Leadership trainingLeadership opportunitiesTravelScholarshipsFellowshipPublicationsProfessional development
16Society Structure Chapter State Organization Regional International Local levelState OrganizationState, province or territoryRegionalNW, SW, NE, SE, EuropeInternational14 member countriesHeadquarters in Austin, Texas
17Society Symbols Cup Crest Lamp Key Ellipse Crimson and Gold Open Book Red RoseWreath of Laurel
19Websites International State Chapter www.deltakappagamma.net Chapter
20Eta Zeta Programs of Work Scholarship Grants to Student TeachersLiteracy ProjectsEnvironmental Education ProjectsInternet LINK
21Eta 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.
22Eta 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.
23Eta Zeta FellowshipStep 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."
24ServiceDelta Kappa Gamma provides many opportunities for personal and professional growth as well as opportunities to serve our communities and one another.