Dear Chapter Presidents:The DEADLINE for submitting chapter SAP's has been changed to March 15, 2015. Please use this date change to assist your chapters in submitting
their Strategic Action Plans to prior to this date. Our goal is to have 100%
participation and we need ALL CHAPTERS to help in this endeavor. If you have questions please contact me or one of our Mu State SAP
Committee members and we will be most happy to answer any questions and help in
any way. Members are: Gerry Hacker,Chair: email@example.com Judith Mix: firstname.lastname@example.orgFay Murphy: email@example.comElizabeth Decker: firstname.lastname@example.orgBarbara VanDiepen (Consultant): email@example.com
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We recently made it to the 175 member “like” on our Mu State Facebook page. Let's set a new goal of 200 members by the 2015 Convention Thanks goes to chapters Beta Phi District I,Beta Theta, District III, Alpha Omega and Beta Alpha, District V, and Beta Upsilon, Gamma Upsilon, and Zeta, District VI for sending photos of your chapter activities. Each Mu State chapter president, please consider assigning a member of your chapter to post photos of your activities on our Facebook page too. Tell us how you are initiating new members, celebrating Founders' Day, mentoring new educators, publicizing DKG in your community, or recruiting the younger generation of members.
What is Delta Kappa Gamma?
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is an international honorary society with over 103,000 key women educators in seventeen countries.
The Society was founded on May 11, 1929 in Austin, Texas, to promote equal status for women, to work for school legislation, and to provide financial assistance for women in their educational careers. Dr. Annie Webb Blanton, a member of the faculty of the University of Texas and a former state superintendent of public instruction, led twelve women educators in the founding of the society. They chose the name of the society based upon the initial letters of three Greek words meaning key women teachers.
Our Mission Statement The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. Our Vision Statement Leading Women Educators, Impacting Education Worldwide.
The Society's Seven Purposes 1. To unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship. 2. To honor women who have given or who evidence a potential for distinctive service in any field of education. 3. To advance the professional interest and position of women in education. 4. To initiate, endorse, and support desirable legislation or other suitable endeavors in the interests of education and of women educators. 5. To endow scholarships to aid outstanding women educators in pursuing graduate study and to grant fellowships to non-member women educators. 6. To stimulate the personal and professional growth of members and to encourage their participation in appropriate programs of action. 7. To inform the members of current economic, social, political, and educational issues so that they may participate effectively in a world society.
The Society Emblems
The key is the official symbol of membership. The key shall be a vertical ellipse. Across its center the DKG shall signify key women educators. Above the letters a wreath of laurel leaves shall signify honor. Below the letters a cup shall signify knowledge.
The official seal of the Society shall be a circle. ON the circle DKG shall signify key women educators. Above the letters a wreath of laurel leaves shall signify honor. Below the letters a cup shall signify knowledge. The name of the Society shall be on the perimeter of the seal.
The coat of arms consists of a red shield with a band of gold. Three Tutor roses on the band symbolizes the Society's ideals of friendship, loyalty, and helpfulness. The flaming lamp and the open book on the shield signify scholarship and knowledge. The laurel sprays are the traditional symbols of achievement. The official coat of arms is displayed on the Society flag.
Membership Membership in the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International shall be by invitation. Members initiated into the Society become members of chapters, state organizations, and the International Society. Recommendations for invitation to membership are submitted by members on the official Recommendation for Membership form. An individual is not a member until she has been initiated. A broad cross section of educational interests should be represented in the membership of each chapter. Diversification of expertise, from preschool through university in both public and private schools, expands the perceptions of members. An active member shall be a woman who is employed as a professional educator or has been retired from an educational position.
Mu State Webmaster Dr. Peg Dunn-Snow firstname.lastname@example.org Updated February 2015