2013 – 2015 Biennial Report
Inspirational Quote: “Vision is not enough; it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up to the step: we must step up the stairs.” Vaclav Havel
Inform, inspire and engage members to realize that DKG is an organization dedicated to the promotion of women educators and the education of all people.
1. Promote our DKG vision – Leading Women Educators Impacting Education Worldwide – by stressing the importance of each member’s role/contribution at the chapter, district and state levels.
2. Increase visibility and global awareness of DKG through the use of local media and speaking engagements at local civic organizations
3. Provide information which creates awareness of events and activities that build understanding of:
o the Mu State Bylaws and Standing Rules
o advance the concept of the Educational Excellence Committee
o leadership development training for state and chapter officers, district directors and applicants accepted for The Florida Jesslyn McBride Leadership Seminar.
4. Promote DKG as a professional society supporting sound educational legislation through the US Forum and the UN liaison.
5. Continue to foster growth and development of Mu State members at all levels of the Society as educational leaders.
6. Challenge each member to actively seek and engage key women educators for membership in DKG.
7. Increase awareness of all facets of DKG with a focus on the advantages of belonging to the organization.
1. Visited numerous chapters throughout the state in all six (6) districts, some as coordinating council meetings and others as joint chapter meetings.
2. Shared our DKG vision as keynote speaker at a local civic organization (Kiwanis Club).
3. Prepared messages posted on the state website to promote the 2013 – 2015 biennium theme – “Sharing Our Vision – Strengthening Our Society”.
4. Published articles in each edition of the state newsletter, The Florida Rays, emphasizing ways/means of strengthening our Society.
5. Reported 100% of chapter reports to International Headquarters.
6. Presented training sessions for chapter presidents at all six (6) district meetings.
7. Developed a comprehensive Chapter President Manual for training sessions and published a manual for each chapter president.
8. Organized the Mu State Officers Retreat, Lake Mary, Florida, August 18-19, 2013, for the 2013 – 2015 Mu State officers.
9. Developed training manual for Mu State officers and published a manual for officers and related personnel.
10. Organized Mu State District Directors Retreat, Lake Mary, Florida, August 10-11, 2014, for the 2014-2016 district directors.
11. Developed and published a training manual for each district director, the Executive Secretary and First and Second Vice Presidents.
12. Attended SE Regional Conference, Orlando, Florida, July 7-13, 2013, and participated in the training for 2013-2015 State Presidents and Executive Secretaries.
13. Attended US Legislative Forum, Washington, DC, March 16-19, 2014.
14. Attended International Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana, July 27-August 02, 2014.
15. Promoted attendance at district, state, regional and international meetings.
16. Invited and welcomed Dr. Elsie Gross, Chair, Educational Foundation, to speak at Fall Executive Board/Workshop Meeting, September 21, 2013.
·17. Welcomed Dr. Beverly Helms, International President as keynote speaker at the Fall Executive Board/Workshop Meeting, September 20, 2014.
18. Participated in The Florida Jesslyn McBride Leadership Seminar, June 22-25, 2014.
19. Encouraged continued use of the Mu State website and Facebook page.
20. Encouraged renewal/development of chapter websites.
21. Encouraged chapters to use the Strategic Action Plan process to determine goals for chapter revitalization.
22. Provided a ‘social hour’ at state events with musical entertainment and coffee/tea and dessert.
23. Facilitated sale of the Mu State Headquarters property in DeLand, Florida.
24. Attended the Alabama State Convention, Auburn, Alabama, February 27-March 01, 2015.
25. Welcomed Dr. Kay Clawson, NE Regional Director, 204-2016, as International representative for the Mu State Convention, April 17-19, 2015.
1. Continue to provide training for officers, district directors and chapter presidents.
2. Maintain regular communications with state officers, related personnel, district directors and chapter presidents.
3. Visit as many chapters as schedule allows.
4. Relay pertinent information to all members in a timely manner via website, email, phone, Facebook page and newsletter.
5. Encourage chapters to use website for accessing information, forms, posting meeting dates on Master Calendar….
6. Provide encouragement/direction to chapters that are experiencing difficulties.
7. Share the vision, mission and purposes of the Society through media, speaking at functions and civic groups.
8. Use the Chapter President Annual Report to glean information concerning individual chapter strengths, activities, projects and issues.