Gamma Eta Chapter Newsletter
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
DELTA KAPPA GAMMA promotes professional and personal growth
of women educators and excellence in education.
In the first update, you can find Judy's presentation, the presentation by UNICEF USA about Schools for Africa (DKG raised more than $35,000 last year!), and much more!
Convention Update (final)
You need to sign in to the DKG website (using your log-in and your password). If you cannot remember your information, just contact Margret!
Amendments (link above)
We were able to vote on all of the proposed amendments, even though it involved a final push on Friday. It was so exciting to be a part of the process, and it reminded me the importance of dialogue.
To try to make it easier, I am listing all of the amendments that failed. It is understood that everything else passed, as the list that passed is extremely long for this format.
I am including the amendments I've already told you about, just to have a more complete record. We will have a more detailed discussion of the amendments at the August meeting.
If I make a mistake, I apologize ahead of time. I tried to keep good notes throughout the process. :)
Amendments that failed:
I've tried to detail what each link is about. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!
Dr. Lori Myers
The second link is Dr. Myers discussing the education freedom that comes from empowering educators. This broadcast is for the #passthescopeEDU community, in which we can all participate!
Highlighting the realities of Sickle Cell Disorder in Nigeria
Dr. Nadia Lopez: Mott Hall Bridges
The third link is Dr. Lopez's breakout session. Powerful stuff.
Connie Rensink (Member at Large)
These next videos are from #passthescopeEDU superstars: Gina, Madison (a former student), Brian, Val, Toutoule. And don't forget Dr. Myers's session, linked earlier in this newsletter. :)
I would love it if Gamma Eta members participated in August. We can talk more about it later. :)
Judy, Mary Jane, and Gina
Southeast Regional Breakfast
Dr. Hannah Fowler, Mary Jane, and Gina
Southeast Regional Breakfast: great way to talk to others
Florida, Arkansas, and Louisiana
our new sister-friends from the Southeast Regional Breakfast. The Florida sisters are from the area that suffered from the school shooting, so it was powerful to hear that story.
Martha presenting about the emergency fund
We raised about $32, 400 for the emergency fund at the Southeast Regional Breakfast.
Stars of the Southeast
it's almost Louisiana's turn!
Past presidents presented
They called themselves "sweet Ps."
Judy is such a gifted actor
She kept the crowd engaged.
Linda: a new sister-friend from Georgia
Her chapter is the chapter that also has the educators from Nigeria. You can watch the session in a video clip, found earlier in this newsletter. If you want to connect with Linda, please let me know.
Friday banquet: Connie Rensink
She is a Member at Large. If you want to communicate with her, let me know. She is wonderful.
We should have taken more pictures with the props!
The guitar says "Austin." We just didn't get a chance to take pictures with the other fantastic props there!
Banquet table: Finland, Iowa, Florida, Texas, Wisconsin, Panama (not pictured)
It was a powerful ending to the convention. Victoria, the sister from Panama, didn't speak English, so we communicated with her using Google translate on our phones. It made me think about the international perspective at the convention and how we can continue to be more inclusive.