Hello and greetings to all of you!
Before I begin a four-week sprint from one side of our DKG landscape to the other side, I want to congratulate both our 2017-19 SO Presidents on a job well done and our 2019-2021 SO Presidents for the service they will be giving our Society over the next two years! DKG cannot exist without the efforts of members who step up to serve. I know that the immediate past presidents in each state organization will be there to answer questions and to mentor new presidents as they become more comfortable in their role, their tasks, and the joy that comes with service to DKG. Your elected officers and AB members are here to support you, too!
2019 Conference Training
The first of three training sessions (IOWA, CALIFORNIA, ICELAND) this summer will begin in Des Moines tomorrow (July 9th). Over 50 incoming presidents will attend this first session. Training will feature discussions of relevant topics unique to situations that SO presidents face: planning and presiding at SO events/meetings, working with chapters (both strong and weak), expanding/growing chapters in the SO, and seeking revitalization if needed. Roundtable discussions, several hands-on team activities, and problem-solving based on number of chapters and/or members in the SO are just a few of the activities planned. During the second afternoon of training SO presidents will be joined by SO membership chairs and treasurers to begin planning for the biennium. Members of the International Leadership Development Committee and Headquarters Directors, along with your IP, will provide the training.
Nominations Committee News
Dr. Elsie Gross from Florida has been appointed to complete the term of Peggy McCall, GA, who recently resigned that position. Dr. Gross has been Florida SO president and worked for many years as a Trustee on DKGEF, and served a term as chair of that group. She is well known in the SE, attending and presenting workshops at numerous international events. She will serve from July 2019- July 2020.
Executive Board News
Recent actions taken by the Executive Board include:
Enjoy your summer with family and friends! I will be in touch in late August, if not before, after my summer travels are complete!
Cathy P. Daugherty | International President
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