Dear State Organization Presidents,
Recently, there have been actions which have caused great concern resulting from postings on several different social media and web sites affiliated with but not managed by the International Society. In general, owners of creative content are growing increasingly intolerant regarding the misuse of intellectual property. As a result, recent incidents related to such misuse by entities at various levels within our organization have resulted in both actualized and potential liabilities to the Society.
Therefore, the Administrative Board and counsel have approved the placement of a notice on DKG affiliated internet sites (including social media accounts, such as Facebook) that we hope will defray liability and protect the Society. We want to support the continued use of the DKG name and logo by members, chapters, and state organizations. However, we also cannot and do not wish to monitor the many affiliated sites in order to identify potential liability and risk. Please note the attached disclaimer statement (also provided in Spanish for use by Spanish speaking entities) that we request be posted on any website or social media site that bears the DKG Society International name (including “DKG” or the DKG logo). As state organization presidents, we request that you share this information with your chapter leaders.
Thank you for your assistance and understanding as we all work together to protect the Society.
Nita R Scott, CAE | Executive Director
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
Mail: 12710 Research Blvd. Ste 230 | Austin, TX 78759
512-478-5748 x102 | www.dkg.org
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DKG Past International President and Parliamentarian, Jean Gray passed away yesterday morning (4/22/2019). She was admitted to a Hospice facility last week. Cards may be sent to:
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906
Celebration of Life Mary Jean Gray
Glenmont United Methodist Church
12901 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906
Saturday, May 25, 2019 -- 1:00 PM
Refreshment will be served following the service.
Jean Gray Remembered as a Powerful Leader and Mentor
Warmth and wisdom were the hallmarks of Dr. Jean Gray's service to The Delta Kappa Gamma Society at every level of the organization. Gray, who passed away on April 21, 2019, not only served as international president (2002-2004) and as international parliamentarian (2006-2014) but was also a sounding board and mentor for countless leaders in the Society. A charter member of Omega Chapter in Maryland State Organization and participant in the 1981 Leadership/Management Seminar, she was named recipient of the International Achievement Award in 2001. Those who nominated her for that award noted that her strong spiritual qualities shaped her as a “powerful motivational and inspirational speaker.” Read more on the DKG Society website >
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It’s with great sadness that I share the passing of our Sister, Sharon Long. Sharon passed away Tuesday morning at her home. I received the following information from Jeanne Whalen:
Saturday at St. Pisagh Church AME 306 N. Warwick Road Lawnside. Viewing 9-11 and services at 11. No designated charity so people can give to a charity of their choice or flowers.
Iota Chapter will be sending monies to one of our Charities in Sharon’s name.
Please keep Thelma and Doretha in your prayers.
Sharon was the Recording Secretary of Alpha Zeta State during the 2013-2015 biennium. The photograph above is from the luncheon at the 2015 convention.
Alpha Zeta State President
(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