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1 Delta Kappa Gamma 101 Slides prepared by: Goldie McClure & Jane Zornik Idaho

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

3 History Lesson International –May 11, 1929 –Austin, Texas –Annie Webb Blanton –12 Founders State –When? –Where? Our Heritage Volume I & II Volume III ( being developed)

4 Seven Purposes 1.To unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship 2.To honor women who have given or who evidence a potential for distinctive service in any field of education

5 Purposes 3.To advance the professional interest and position of women in education 4.To initiate, endorse, and support desirable legislation or other suitable endeavors in the interests of education and of women educators

6 Purposes 5.To endow scholarships to aid outstanding women educators in pursuing graduate study and to grant fellowships to women educators form other countries. 6.To stimulate the personal and professional growth of members and to encourage their participation in appropriate programs of action

7 Purposes 7.To inform the members of current economic, social, political, and educational issues so that they may participate effectively in a world society The activities of each level of the Society implement the Purposes of the Society.

8 Membership Is by invitation only Represents a broad cross section of educational interests Qualifications –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

9 Types of Membership Active 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

10 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 Purchase of a keypin Support of the mission and purposes

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

12 Society Structure Chapter –Beta Kappa State Organization –Pi State North Central Area Council Region –NW, SW, NE, SE, Europe International –14 member countries –Headquarters in Austin, Texas

13 International Opportunities Selected educational projects International Scholarship Fund Golden Gift Fund Eunah Temple Holden Leadership Fund International Speakers Fund Emergency Fund Achievement Award Educator’s Award World Fellowship Fund Grants-in-Aid Educational Foundation

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

15 Publications The Bulletin Society Journal  News Society Periodical State & Chapter Newsletters

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

17 Websites International – State – Chapter – betakappa/ betakappa/

18 New Member Information Kit and Helpful Hints Wearing your keypin correctly It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a SOCIETY! Using , not DKG

19 It’s All Greek to Me Chapter and State naming system Greek alphabet Getting the computer to type  Ψ Π Κ Σ Φ Θ

20 Get-Togethers International Conventions –1 site, even numbered years Regional Conferences –5 sites, odd-numbered years State Conventions –required once a biennium Chapter Meetings –required minimum of 4 meetings per year

21 Important Dates International Convention 2004 –Minneapolis, Minnesota –July 27-31 Regional Conference 2005 - Cleveland, Ohio - August 3-6 International Convention 2006 –San Diego, California –July 18-22

22 ??? Questions ??? State Membership Committee International Membership Committee Orientation Guide

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