Kappa Kappa News Vol 37 Issue 3
Kappa Kappa #250 Area 18 Alief,Katy, Ft. Bend March 2016
Ode to Books
Raffle: Spring Wreath
Proceeds from the raffle of this Spring Wreath will be used to help offset the cost for sending one of our next co-presidents to the state convention this summer. Buy a ticket for yourself, family, and friends at the next meeting.
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Chapter Project: Krause Center donations
Kappa Kappa sisters donated three large bags of towels and washcloths to the girls at Krause Center.
Please bring donations of socks and/or sportsbras (all sizes needed) to the April meeting.
Raffle: Spring Wreath
DKG State Convention is June 23rd -25th in Frisco, Texas. Click TSO link below for more information
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
- 1/2 cup frozen berries
- 1 small banana
- 1/2 cup ice
- Put all in blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Texas State Organization
Mission Statement: The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.
Statement: Leading women educators impacting education worldwide.
Kappa Kappa News Newsletter Editor: Angela Allen
Please send all ideas and submissions via email to the address below. The deadline for each newsletter is by the monthly Chapter meeting. The newsletter will be sent out the following week after the Chapter meeting.
Congratulations to Kappa Kappa sister, Chikita Washington, Teacher of the Year, Alief Taylor High School!
Consider an office for the next biennium
Kappa Kappa Chapter Officer Descriptions:
Chapter President: sets the agenda and presides over each meeting. Represents the chapter at all official events, unless a designee is appointed.
1st Vice President: There are few official guidelines for VP. A chapter can choose to have 1 VP or both VPs. First VP’s main function is to step in for the president, if needed. Traditionally, first VP is in charge of programs. If the chapter passes out a survey of topic ideas at the May meeting and then the executive board meets to set up the programs, the first VP would just introduce the speaker, if any, at the meeting. She should not have to find the speakers. That should be a committee job.
2nd Vice President: in charge of membership and may be the membership chair. She would help the ceremonies committee with the orientation and initiation of new members. She could also make sure that every member is involved in some way during a meeting with an ice breaker or assigning small jobs.
Recording secretary: keeps the minutes of the meeting each month and sends a copy to the newsletter editor for inclusion in the newsletter or emails to all members right before the meeting. The minutes should be a simple one paragraph report showing any votes taken.
Corresponding secretary: in charge of any mail the chapter receives (like letters of resignation). She reads the correspondence to the chapter. She usually doesn’t have any letters to read, so she could send electronic birthday cards to members or prepare fun invitations to the next meeting. (like the candy invites).
Treasurer : collects dues and sends them to State. Pat has a spread sheet type program that makes this job manageable. Hopefully she will teach the new person to use it. The treasurer would also help with fundraisers and keep track of any money raised and disperse to an early career educator, new teacher award, or college senior applying for a grant.
Parliamentarian: helps conduct the business of the meeting with support from Roberts Rules of Order. Meetings are now very informal, so hopefully she wouldn’t have any questions.
A VP does not have to be in charge of committees, although the first VP at the state level is chair of educational excellence. The chapter can choose how many committees to have. Usually program and membership committees are enough for a small chapter. All the things that need to get done in a chapter fall under one of those committees. I’ll hunt through my files for specific info, but these are basically the job descriptions.
submitted by Shirl Hawes