We hope you are anxiously awaiting the 2020 DKG Virtual Event in July and have plans to participate. Our C&M Committee sessions will not be a part of those you can attend but we are still excited about what we were going to share and have included some of it in this Get Connected! With the change of our committee name at the 2018 convention, we have focused on marketing this biennium and are culminating with the roll-out of a marketing plan template. State Organizations and chapters are encouraged to make a simple marketing plan--what do you need to accomplish and how will you do it? What are the priorities for next year? What projects will you support and how will you fund them? Use this simple marketing plan template to help guide your way. We've included a sample plan using recruiting collegiate members as the goal. We hope you find it helpful.
You can find more information on the marketing plan at https://www.dkg.org/DKGMember/Resources/Tools/Marketing/Under_the_Marketing_Umbrella.aspx. We hope you will login to the DKG website and check it out. The July/August Get Connected! is attached and can be found at https://www.dkg.org/DKGMember/Publications/Newsletters/DKGMember/Publications/Get_Connected_Newsletters.aspx?hkey=c9df8089-442e-4c11-86bc-ca843c12dae7.
One other update: Website compliance renewal begins August 1 (until Oct. 31) and we have slightly revised compliance Form 72 and made it a google form. The main changes are that "updated" is more prominent and we added "No links to International leader's email" as a mandatory item and added "or a contact form" in the bullet related to including a webmaster's email on the home page, both because of the phishing scams that have hit Headquarters. We are awaiting Administrative Board approval and the form will be on the website soon. Please wait just a little longer before submitting and use the google form. Webmasters, please remind your chapter leaders about re-compliance and encourage more chapters to have websites--they are great marketing tools!
I have enjoyed working with you and representing our region on the International Communications and Marketing Committee. We've accomplished much and hope you will read our report in the Virtual Event program. Please subscribe to the DKGSI blog (if you have not already) for future updates (http://dkgsi.blogspot.com/).
Hope to see you in San Antonio, Portland or Tampere!
My best and please don't hesitate to contact me if you need anything!
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 >
Here is the latest from the society
It’s Good For Your Health! No, we aren’t making this up. Studies have found that when you stop thinking about your own problems and focus on a project, your stress levels start to decrease, your immune system is strengthened and your overall sense of life satisfaction increases. This is because helping interrupts tension-producing patterns and replaces it with a sense of purpose, positive emotions, and high confidence levels.
Give Back to DKG! Your reason for volunteering should begin where your passions lie. Let your love of DKG create a positive experience for those attending the 2020 Convention.
Make Real Connections! Volunteering for the 2020 Convention will let you meet people from all the regions and state organizations of DKG. You could meet your new best friend, future business partner, or have a conversation that sparks a real change in your life.
Gain a Whole New Perspective! Volunteering at the International level will change how you see DKG. This shift in perspective will open your mind to the scope of the Society.
The Food! The convention hotel is attached by walkway to the Reading Terminal Market. Beloved by locals and tourists alike, this historic indoor market features more than 80 vendors offering an astonishing variety of food, with some vendors operating in much the same way that they did when the market opened in 1892.The globally inspired food — available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert as well as for snacking — is the main draw, while butchers, bakers, chocolatiers, cheese mongers and produce vendors offer food, ingredients and goods for sale. From scrapple and samosas to soul food and smoothies, Reading Terminal Market is such a fantastic place to eat that it can be tough to choose what to get.
Get Inspired in Philadelphia! Philadelphia has something for everyone and our hotel is close to it all. Historic sites such as Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (run the Rocky steps!) are just steps from the hotel. The central location also brings easy access to the Barnes Foundation, Kimmel Center, and Franklin Institute. Also worth visits are:
New Jersey state organization has developed a Volunteer Response form that is available for you and your chapter members to complete on line. Responses will be added to a database for easy reference. Perhaps you have already completed a paper form that was obtained at the 2018 state convention. Please do additionally complete the Google Form at this link: goo.gl/gHKUQN This will assure that you are in the database for volunteering at the convention.
Dr. Lyn Schmid
DKG Executive Board Member
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.
CLICK ON THIS LINK BELOW:
My best to you all,
New Jersey Representative 2020 Convention Steering Committee
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