Mu State "WOWS" the Lake Mary Marriott! We had an aggregate of 460 members attend the workshop sessions this past weekend at the Mu State Fall Workshop, not counting the presenters. Everyone who presented was needed, valued and important to those who attended. Terrific displays were exhibited in the Lake Mary hallways that shared information, opportunities, responsibilities and accomplishments. In addition there were committee meetings at various times throughout the weekend. It was a fantastic effort on the part of our Mu State members and a wonderful display of knowledge and talents. You all are the BEST! I am so proud to be a part of Mu State and have the blessing of knowing each of you and seeing the dedication you have to move our state and chapters forward. Thank you Love and Blessings Gerry Hacker
Survey Results from the Fall Workshop Click on each page to read the results.
Photos of the Fall Workshop taken by Deb Graff and Peggy DuBose. Enjoy! ( I need your help. Not all members are named in the photos from the Fall Workshop. If your name is missing or you know another member whose name is missing please send me that information through our website so I may update the slide show. Thank you Peg Dunn-Snow)
Below is a second slideshow sent in by Bonnie Kelley of Mu State members attending and participating at the DKG International Convention.
Courtesy of Photographs by Jim, Floresville, Texas
Mu State Members in Attendance at the 2014 DKG International Convention Photos taken by Debra Graff and Dr. Peg Dunn-Snow If anyone has photos of other Mu State members who attended the convention and would like them included in this slide show, please send them to Peg Dunn-Snow. Contact Peg through the " Contact Us" link on the Mu State Website and attach photos to your email.
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We recently made it to the 100th, member “like” on our Mu State Facebook page. Let's set a new goal of 200 members by the 2014 Mu State Fall Workshop in September and 300+ members by our spring 2015 Mu State 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 September 2014