Your help is needed!
July 5-12, 2020, the DKG International Convention is being hosted by the Middle Atlantic States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, District of Columbia, and Maryland. We need YOU to attend the convention AND to volunteer to help make it a success!
Due to a technical glitch, any responses submitted for the 2020 Convention Survey, before 9/18/18, were not recorded. Please resubmit the survey so we have your response. It's up and running now.
I am so excited about sharing this news with you! The AZS Executive Committee agreed to work in partnership with Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. to host the 2020 DKG International Convention. I am proud to be representing New Jersey as a member of the Steering Committee for this event. The committee visited 3 locations and venues. Nita Scott made the final decision for the location after listening to the committee's research. The convention will be held at the Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia.
2020 seems so far away but the planning has already begun and we need everyone's help. New Jersey has not been able to host a regional or international event so this is our chance to show support to our DKG international community. AZS is a fabulous group of dynamic women who all have something special to contribute to get the work done, individually, in groups or chapters, and at the state level.
Below is the link to the Google Survey, 2020 DKG Convention Volunteer Form, created by our own Jessi Oliano, who answered the volunteer call enthusiastically. Thank you Jessi.
Thank you all so very much for contributing to the success of the 2020 DKG Convention. We need EVERYONE'S help.
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My best to you all,
New Jersey Representative 2020 Convention Steering Committee
Congratulations to the two Professional Growth Stipend Winners who were selected by the Scholarship/Stipend Committee at the September 8, 2018 State meeting. There were four worthy applicants, and the decision was a difficult one. Thank you to the chapter representatives who participated. Robin Atkins and Jane Flanagan will each receive stipends of $500.
There is an exhibit at the UN about "An Inch of Water." This is information about the fact that drowning is the second highest cause of death for children worldwide under the age of 14. A reminder to all members that No Child is Safe in the Water - they must be watched at all times. They can fall over in an inch of water and drown. Scary! Often they cannot right themselves and turn over or stand up.
We're planning for the next CTAUN conference in March or April of 2019.
Best regards for a safe summer,
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
Attached is our summer edition of The Curriculum of Hope for a Peaceful World Newsletter
(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