Our new officers will be looking for people to chair the state committees. You can help! We have a form for that: Recommendation or Volunteer Form to Chair an AZS Committee 2017-2019 biennium. SUBMIT THIS FORM NO LATER THAN APRIL 8, 2017 if you are interested in one of the positions (there is a list on the form). You can recommend someone or yourself to a position. There is an option for volunteering/recommending for three possible positions.
Instructions to Submit:
Email the completed form to AZS corresponding secretary Ingrid Williams
Submissions for the next DKG Bulletin: Journal issue are due May 15. The topic is "Generational Issues for Educators"--but articles on all educational topics are welcome for each issue!
Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org! If you need assistance, feel free to contact editor Judy Merz at email@example.com.
Saula Cutter, Jan Wilson and Irene Maskaly will have works displayed in the DKG Gallery of Fine Arts, an online gallery of works of art and letters at www.dkg.org. The new display will be online about April 1, 2017. Read more >
(Attachment) As you are aware, there are many controversies facing us today. While we are individually taking stands on these, Delta Kappa Gamma, as a nonprofit, must remain neutral. Therefore, the attached document explains in more detail this neutral position. Please read and pass along to chapters and anyone else in DKG who may need this information.
2016 - 2018 International Communications & Publicity Committee
The International Finance Committee invites you to follow a DKG Focus on Finance blog. The blog will be filled with interesting topics related to finance in order to help our members better understand finances. To access the Finance blog, click on the link here http://societyoper.blogspot.com .
The March/April Presidents's Page has arrived. Please read it carefully. It has reminders that you all need to be aware of. Most of which were announced at our January meeting but reminders never hurt.
Here is the travel insert for the fall foliage tour. We also have the itinerary posted on the Society websitehttp://www.dkg.org/DKGMember/Go_Ahead_Tours_Fall_2017.aspx.
As we are into the new year, you may now be thinking seriously about those travel plans to attend the Northeast Regional Conference in Windsor on July 12-14. Perhaps you have already decided to come a day early. (download this information as a flyer)
How are you traveling? If by auto or air from the US, remember to bring your passport. If flying Porter Airlines from Canada or one of these cities in the US—Boston, MA; Burlington, VT; Chicago (Midway); Newark, NJ; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington DC (Dulles)--Porter is offering a 15 per cent discount to those going to the Northeast Regional Conference and returning between July 7 and July 17. Book online at: https://flyporter.com/Flight?culture=en-CA&promocode=NRC017. If booking through a travel agent the Code is NRC017. From US, you will clear immigration on Toronto Island (aka Billy Bishop) rather than Toronto Pearson. Turnaround time is about 20 minutes and then you will fly on to Windsor.
Do you wish to reserve a room now in the Augustus Tower of Caesars Resort and Convention Center? Call the hotel’s Reservation Department at 1-800-991-8888 and identify yourself as being part of Delta Kappa Gamma with the group code of ADE0708. The online booking link is: http://www.totalrewards.com/hotel-reservations?propCode=WCL&groupCode=ADE0708. The room rate of $169 in Canadian dollars (about $126 in US dollars) is good from July 8 to July 16.
If coming early to Windsor, you might enjoy attending one of the pre-conference seminars, which will be held in the morning and afternoon of July 12. The Underground Railway features Elise Harding-Davis, an author and a descendant of slaves who escaped to Canada. Windsor was one of the destination cities in the underground railway. In the afternoon participants in this seminar will be taken to the sights outside of Windsor from those days in the mid-1800's.
The other seminar, Indigenous Peoples of the 21st Century, will focus on the history of the residential schools that were founded years ago to teach Indigenous students. Unfortunately, these children were taken miles away from their families and suffered many problems that remain with them today. Charlene Bearhead, a survivor of one of those schools and now the education officer for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, will share her past experiences and ways Indigenous students are being helped today. Ontario member Mary Ellen Gucciardi will speak on her work as a school counselor for Indigenous students.
Please inform those who wish to present a Breakout or Ten-minute Takeaway that the application deadline is February 1. The interactive forms are on the website. I have also attached copies of these two forms.
The March/April NEWS will have a four-page spread on the Northeast Regional and pre-conference leadership opportunities and information will be posted on the website. If you have questions, feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) as I am happy to answer them.
The latest edition of The Curriculum of Hope for a Peaceful world is here - Winter 2017.
The latest DKG FORUM newsletter has arrived. Check it out on our website. In this issue: What passed and became law, Student loan relief, Prescription drugs, Lead in drinking water.
The Northeast Regional Conference is July 12-14, 2017 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Passports are needed to attend. Update your passport if it expires within 6 months of your return trip home from Canada. Members are encouraged to attend for personal and professional growth. New state officers will be trained during the conference. http://www.dkg.org/DKGMember/Events/2016_Regional_Conferences/Northeast_Regional_Conference_Ontario.aspx
International has asked for proposals, from each DKG member, to consider changes to the International Standing Rules and Constitution. A Proposal Form has also been sent to each chapter president to share with all their members. Each proposal requires a separate form. All forms are due to Cathy Daugherty, electronically preferred, or postmarked, no later than October 1, 2017. Proposal form also Amendment flow chart
Please consider writing for the DKG Bulletin: Collegial Exchange or online Journal (submission guidelines) or submitting work to the DKG Art Jury (submission form).
Our International President, Carolyn Pittman, has encouraged us all to use the “Butterfly Effect” taken from the book “The Butterfly Effect” a small book by Andy Andrews (2009, Simple Truths, LLC). www.simpletruths.com. President Pittman states that each one of us can make a difference and this can make a positive difference for our organization. Please read the article in the last DKG News and let’s see how many of us can make a difference for AZS and DKG.