Letter to NE Leaders
August 28, 2020
Dear State Organization Leaders,
The 2020-2022 International Administrative Board approved the motion below that I believe will positively impact your meetings in the future and reduce anxiety or angst your members may be experiencing. I know it certainly will in my state. You will be able to have Board Meetings on an electronic platform and take actions on motions rather than having to separately vote on the motions via mail or electronic means.
Motion: As a pilot project, the Administrative Board authorize that state organizations and the subordinate bodies controlled by their bylaws to transact business electronically so long as all members can hear each other simultaneously and actively participate in the meeting, and that, during the 2020-2022 biennium, the Board evaluate the effectiveness of this pilot project in assisting state organizations conduct their business.
Please let me know if I can help you in any manner as you are scheduling meetings, working with committees, offering presentations and workshops, etc. I am here to serve you.
In DKG sisterhood,
Northeast Region Director
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What's happening in DKGNJ?
DKGNJ has a state meeting on Saturday, September 12th beginning at 9 AM. EVERY member is invited to attend! Be signed in by 8:50. The Zoom invitation is in the email, not to be shared on social media or the websites. Contact Ingrid Williams for the invitation if you have lost it.
The amendment to the state by-laws passed with a unanimous vote of 352-0. We can now conduct a business meeting electronically. Thank you for voting!
All members are encouraged to log into the International website (dkg.org) to make sure your information is correct. When we did the email for the Amendment vote, we found many incorrect emails. Some of you have moved, changed your names, changed your emails, canceled your land lines...all of that needs to be updated by you!
Log on to dkg.org:
USERNAME: Username is your 6 digit Member ID. (if you don't have a membership card with your id on it, contact your chapter treasurer because she will have it)PASSWORD: MUST include 7 characters – including at least one letter and one number. If you have never logged in, use dkg2014society as the password and change it when you get in.
Go to to the MYDKG tab and check your information. We found many errors when we were sending refunds and voting emails! If you have trouble, use their contact chat/phone number - they're used to people who can't make it work :).
Applications for state officers for the 2021-2023 biennium are now being accepted and have a deadline of September 30th. The form is available on the state website under State Documents and should be returned to Carol Schwartz (email@example.com) by September 30th.
Our Leadership Development Conference is on Saturday, October 17th from 9 AM - 11 AM. All members are invited and are encouraged to invite a non-member to attend. Here is the link for registration!
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The Curriculum of Hope for a Peaceful World Summer Newsletter is in. It is focused on finding hope for ourselves and the future in this crazy time. Check it out!
Zoom Tips from the Virginia Newsletter - Links to help you
1. Getting started (NEVER used before) on a computer: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360034967471-Quick-start-guide-for-new-users
2. If you need to use your landline phone to call in: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362663-Joining-a-meeting-by-phone
3. Getting started on an iPhone: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362993-Getting-Started-with-iOS
4. Getting started on an Android: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/200942759-Getting-Started-with-Android
5. Quick start guides for new users: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360034967471-Quick-start-guide-for-new-users
6. Joining a meeting: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting There are tabs for iOS, Android, computer, etc. all on this link
7. Simple troubleshooting: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/sections/200305593-Troubleshooting
8. You will probably have to turn on both your video and audio to participate in the meeting. Many hosts have that turned off for participants entering. That said, read below…
9. Basic etiquette:
Your DKG Membership
We didn't get to go to Philly for the International Convention - and the Jersey Girls didn't get to go out to dinner! The International Convention happened anyway, of course. We're teachers and we always rise to the occasion. The convention was virtual and many of us did not get to "attend" when it was held, but you can catch up! There is a page on the DKG website (yes, you have to be signed in) that is "BEYOND THE VIRTUAL EVENT, Highlights and Links|Available for a year" and to help us out, there is a pdf of the links at a glance - you can get it here.
Dr. Bea Card Kettlwood - Kappa Chapter
We in DKGNJ know Bea as an artist and a member of Kappa Chapter. Whenever Kappa has had the assignment of place cards for the head table at convention, Bea has done them all as hand painted works of art. If you Google Bea, she pops up all over the place!
"An essay assignment for students by a Butler High School English teacher 70 years ago was significant enough for a class member to include it in a book she recently wrote to tell her life story.
The teacher, who in 1946 told her students to “Write an Autobiography Looking into Years in the Future of your Life” was Muriel Benoy. The student is Dr. Beatrice Card Kettlewood of Pompton Plains, who was a 16-year-old junior when she wrote her essay.
Today Kettlewood is a renowned artist whose work includes the stained glass windows and bas-relief sculpture at the Interfaith Chapel at Chilton Memorial Hospital; a full wall back lighted window with the theme of Fire, Earth, Water and the Tree of Life at Morristown Memorial Hospital; stained glass with a theme of trees representing different religions at Morristown Rehabilitation Institute and windows with the theme of the Seven Days of Creation at Hackettstown Community Hospital – Adventist Health Care. She also did three transom windows for the First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains with Rev. Vincent Fasano for the 250th anniversary of the church." Read the rest of this news article on northjersey.com <https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/morris/pequannock/2018/08/24/bea-card-kettlewood-pompton-plains-nj-lives-life-filled-laughs/1051419002/>
"Bea Card Kettlewood is a celebrated Marquis Who's Who biographee <https://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/437321/bea-card-kettlewood-named-a-lifetime-achiever-by-marquis-whos-who>. Prior to her retirement, Dr. Kettlewood was a high school art educator and part-time Extension Division at William Paterson University. She elected to remain a high school art educator and has many former students in art careers."
Deadlines: Don't miss anything!
September 1, 2020 - State Organization Treasurer annual report (Form 16)
September 15, 2020 - Arts & Humanities Gallery Submissions for Fall Gallery (open Aug. 15 - Sept. 15)
September 15, 2020 - International Speakers Fund Speaker application
September 30, 2020 - All dues must be entered in the portal to avoid members being dropped Oct.1st
October 1, 2020 Bulletin: Journal submissions
October 15, 2020 Society Representative request August 2020
October 31, 2020 Website compliance renewal Always under forms (even years only)