1 Delta Kappa Gamma Overview & Orientation Slides prepared by:Goldie McClure & Jane Zornik, IdahoRevised 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 Blanton12 FoundersChi StateNovember 26, 1936Los Angeles, CAEta Zeta ChapterSeptember 24, 1966Visalia, CA
5 Purpose OneTo unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship.
6 Purpose TwoTo honor women who have given or who evidence a potential for distinctive service in any field of education.
7 Purpose ThreeTo advance the professional interest and position of women in education
8 Purpose FourTo initiate, endorse, and support desirable legislation or other suitable endeavors in the interests of education and of women educators.
9 Purpose FiveTo endow scholarships to aid outstanding women educators in pursuing graduate study and to grant fellowships to women educators form other countries.
10 Purpose SixTo stimulate the personal and professional growth of members and to encourage their participation in appropriate programs of action.
11 Purpose SevenTo 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 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
13 Types 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
14 Membership 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
15 Benefits of Membership Leadership trainingLeadership opportunitiesTravelScholarshipsFellowshipPublicationsProfessional development
16 Society Structure Chapter State Organization Regional International Local levelState OrganizationState, province or territoryRegionalNW, SW, NE, SE, EuropeInternational14 member countriesHeadquarters in Austin, Texas
17 Society Symbols Cup Crest Lamp Key Ellipse Crimson and Gold Open Book Red RoseWreath of Laurel
18 Society Documents Governing Documents Guidance Documents International ConstitutionStanding RulesState OrganizationBylawsChapterInternational- HandbookState Organization- Policy Manuals
19 Websites International State Chapter www.deltakappagamma.net Chapter
20 Eta Zeta Programs of Work Scholarship Grants to Student TeachersLiteracy ProjectsEnvironmental Education ProjectsInternet 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 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."
24 ServiceDelta Kappa Gamma provides many opportunities for personal and professional growth as well as opportunities to serve our communities and one another.