The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Key
Women Educators of Epsilon State
Volume LXVI, Number 3 Spring/Summer 2009
DEADLINES 2009 Achievement Aw ard Recipient
Postmarked by June 5 The 2009 Achievement Award Recipient for Epsilon State is
Forms 18 & 18A, Annette Carr. The announcement was made at the Presidents’ and
Initiate cards, Founders’ Banquet on Saturday night at Epsilon State’s 75th
Reinstatement cards due to state convention held in Lafayette. Annette began teaching in 1968 as
treasurer a Health and Physical Education teacher in Lafourche Parish. She
moved to Acadia Parish in 1970 and then to St. Mary Parish in
June 12-14, 2009
Bea Davis Leadership
1973 where she taught English and P E. She was assistant
Seminar principal at Franklin High School during the last five years before
Wesley Center, retiring in 2002. She has been recognized as an outstanding
Woodworth, LA educator and administrator by her colleagues. Her expertise was
put to use on multiple projects, numerous committees and a
July 15-18, 2009 variety of programs.
Southeast Regional She was initiated into Chi Chapter in March 1977 where she held
Conference positions of treasurer, first vice president and chapter president. She was selected chapter member of
the year in 1989 and was their ―Shining Wings‖ award winner in 2000. As the editor of the Chi Yak
Little Rock, AR
Newsletter she received the newsletter award in 1993 and also in 1998. She has also served on the
August 1, 2009 state communication committee, the state expansion committee and the professional affairs
Deltion deadline committee. She served as the Executive Secretary for Epsilon State from 2002 through 2006. She was
recognized as a 25-year member in 2002.
2010 District Meetings On the International level Annette has attended numerous regional conferences and
Central – September 26 international conventions. She was a presenter at the International Convention in Toronto, Canada
South – October 3 and at the Southeast Regional Conference in New Orleans.
Southwest – October 10 There were several comments on the nomination forms that seem to describe Annette and
Northwest – October 17
her dedication to her profession and to Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. She is described as
Northeast – October 24
Southeast – November 7
―the epitome of sisterhood‖, ―a role model for her sisters‖, and an inspiration for ―the newest
members‖ encouraging them to be involved in the society at all levels.
It is because of her dedication to the teaching profession and her involvement at all levels of
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the society that Annette Carr was selected this year’s Epsilon State Achievement Award Recipient.
Congratulations, Annette, you have been an inspiration to all of us through your love, work and
Achievement Award 1
Diamond Poem 1-2 service to Epsilon State and the teaching profession.
President’s Message 2
1st Vice President 3 Diamond Anniversary Convention
2nd Vice President 3 Judy L. Dronet, Alpha Kappa
Recording Secretary 3 A Diamond Anniversary comes once in a lifetime to enjoy
Convention Pictures 4-5 Seventy-five years of Epsilon State with lots of joy
Convention Recognitions 6-9 Members gathered in Lafayette to be welcomed in grand style
Convention Pictures 10 At its Louisiana State Convention we greeted one another with a smile.
SER Emergency Fund 10
SE Regional Conference 11 Xi Chapter took the lead which included Southwest Chapters.
As conversations emerged we could hear the sounds of laughter
Women of Vision 11
What a wonderful group of teachers who belong to this profession
Around the State 12
Who inspire our students with knowledge and dedication.
STATE OFFICERS State President Jean Patterson and Executive Secretary Dolores Hackler shared a Suite.
They hosted our Southeast Regional Director Cathy Daugherty from Virginia whom we would meet.
Jean Patterson, Mu-NW
A Reception hosted by Mu Chapter to honor our State President was fun.
1st Vice President
Cindy Ruel, Alpha Psi-SW A specially carved Pelican was a gift to honor where she is from.
2nd Vice President
Donnis Poe, Beta Sigma-C Executive Board voted on important issues Friday night.
Secretary The next day at General Session progress came to light.
Bertha Hinojosa, Alpha Xi-SE A new slate of officers will begin the new biennium
Parliamentary Advisor As Cindy Ruel, as State President, will preside at the Shreveport Convention
Martha Turner, Alpha Rho-NW
Executive Secretary The Theme Baskets from each Chapter created sheer delight
Dolores Hackler, Alpha Sigma-NW To help First Timers go to Little Rock we had lucky winners that night
Treasurer World Fellowship offered a beautiful Fleur-de-lis pewter bowl
Linda Jackson, Beta Gamma—SE And workshops offered created a buzz and we were on a roll.
Deltion Editor Continued on page 2
Wanda Lemoine, Beta Omicron-NW
News from the Pelican Pen…
Jean Patterson, State President
June 30, 2009 is fast approaching and my biennium as Epsilon State
President will come to an end. It’s been a blast from start to finish, meeting
sisters all over the state at district meetings, chapter visits, state conventions,
regional conferences, and international conventions. Epsilon State has a great
group of ladies who work and play well together. I’ll never forget the many
things we have accomplished as we have built a better Epsilon State and the good
times that we have had together. Many thanks to the state officers, committees, past
presidents, and other personnel who have helped me in so many ways and who have
worked hard to build a better Epsilon State. A special thanks to Dolores Hackler,
Executive Secretary, who was always willing to do whatever needed to be done.
We looked forward to the 75th birthday of Epsilon State but now the convention is over and fond memories are left. Suzanne
Gray and Sandra Pruitt did a fabulous job as convention chairmen. Xi chapter and all the other chapters of Southwest District
pitched in to make this one of the best conventions ever. Southwest District Director, Diane Wakefield, welcomed us to the
state convention. Cathy Daugherty, Southeast Regional Director, brought us greetings from International and was keynote
speaker at the Presidents’ and Founders’ Banquet on Saturday night.
Many thanks to Epsilon State for the pelican! It is about three feet tall and carved from cypress wood. Right now it is sitting
by my fireplace waiting to be put in the perfect place. I was really surprised because everyone really knew how to keep a
secret. My chapter, Mu, also surprised me with a rolling travel bag, red of course, with my initials monogrammed on it. I really
appreciate Mu chapter for the reception on Saturday night. They are great sisters.
Chapter presidents are to be commended for getting all of their reports in on time. The chapter presidents’ reports were very
interesting to read. There are many worthwhile projects going on in our state with many different approaches to program
planning. Hopefully this will be a year to increase membership with educators who are excited about teaching and have a
desire to become a part of Delta Kappa Gamma.
Remember now is the time to start planning to attend the Southeast Regional Conference to be held in Little Rock, Arkansas in
July. Several of our members will be presenting workshops at the conference. Little Rock is within driving distance and, with
carpooling, the expenses can be shared. Cathy Daugherty is planning some exciting events and tours for all who attend. Hope
to see you there.
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The Birthday Luncheon allowed us to meet the Bea Davis Participants
And Marilyn Monroe look-a-likes collected scholarship money for White Elephant.
Vivian Bourgeois Stipends were given to enhance education
While Teachers of the Year and National Board Certified were recognized and mentioned.
Birthday cakes and candles added atmosphere and glow
Yvonne Busby received the Jubilee Rose Stipend and proudly so.
The food was delicious and the hotel staff was great.
We were all united in our wonderful southern state.
Who can forget the Presidents’ and Founders’ Banquet by candle light
When Annette Carr received the Achievement Award that night?
The Past State Presidents led the Procession with dignity and grace
They should always be remembered as we recognize their face.
Each District Director introduced her Chapter Presidents carrying a long stem rose
Key Chapters received Gold, Newsletter, and Beat the Buzzer awards to the occasion we arose.
And who can forget the violinist who entertained us with his music that night
A gifted sixth grade musician from Acadia Parish with a smile so bright.
At Celebration of Life we remembered those who passed away
Familiar names of those we held dear and will join one day.
We re-dedicated our commitment at the Brunch on Sunday morn
And gave thanks to March 17, 1934, when Epsilon was born.
Who among us will be so bold to make a Declaration
That we will meet again at our Centennial Celebration
Annie Webb Blanton had such vision and chose us one by one
We are part of this wondrous plan when all is said and done.
First Vice President
From ―TAP‖ to ―Bam‖ and everything in between! This year’s convention workshops provided much needed
information about a wide variety of subjects and much needed fun and fellowship for all of the convention
attendees. From the quality of these workshops, you can certainly see how much work goes into keeping our
chapter meetings lively and interesting. The programs listed in this year’s chapter newsletters strive to inform
members about educational trends and public policy implications, to increase awareness of current educational
issues, to encourage the development of leadership skills, and to promote fellowship within the chapter. The
rewards of membership in Delta Kappa Gamma bear a direct relationship to each individual's commitment to the
Society. Programs should be designed to create a stimulating environment for the professional and personal
growth of each member as well as to focus group attention on current educational issues. Chapters should carry
out their own programs and projects through this framework. Programs are further enhanced at the state and
international levels through special projects and meetings. As we move into the 2009-2011 biennium, let’s
focus our energy on creating opportunities to live the seven purposes of our society…let’s create a buzz this
biennium and move our vision of the Society into action.
Second Vice President
Vision leads to motivation and encouragement:
Connecting and maintaining chapter membership for the future of Epsilon State
During the fall district meetings you heard the term REACH An acronym that motivates members to Reach beyond the
comfort zones in seeking new members, Enhance the chapter meetings, Accept the changing of our society, Continue the
tradition and to Honor the legacy of 75 years of Delta Kappa Gamma.
One major area to examine is the Chapter Health – Some members may ask about the ―healthy status‖ of their chapter or
what is the vision for your chapter or even your council? Some ideas to ponder as you develop programs for each meeting
are to think about the importance of a ―healthy chapter‖. Some of the characteristics of a healthy chapter are:
20 or more involved and participating members
Reserve members account for no more than 10 percent of the chapter members
New members are initiated each year
Programs having professional substance and relating to Delta Kappa Gamma purposes and goals
All members of Epsilon State are important. We should not at look at the age of our society to determine the program
topics for the year. Yet, we should look at current teaching status, professional interest, hobbies of members, etc. for the
selection of programs that are effective and informative. Such as: (1) New teacher – under five years, (2) Currently
teaching, (3) Teachers in DROP status, (4) Retired teachers. The demographics of a chapter may be very ―heavy‖ in one or
two areas listed above. Yet, the programs and needs of the group should not reflect the majority. But address the chapter
request. All members of your chapter have a vested interest in the success of Delta Kappa Gamma at the local, state,
regional and international level. Listen to their request for programs, suggestion for improvement, planning ideas. All
members have a voice. LISTEN!
I am so proud of the chapters that responded to the Key Chapter Survey for 2008. With the devastation of
Gustav, many chapters in the Baton Rouge area missed some deadlines because power was unavailable for
computers or anything else. Some surveys were forgotten and sent after the deadline. Some presidents couldn't
fill them out, because there was serious illness in their family. Presidents did the best that they could, and they
strive to lead the best chapter in the society.
The leaders of Delta Kappa Gamma chapters in Epsilon State have prevailed. There will be another form next
year. We will mature as members of Delta Kappa Gamma and improve as chapters. As I read the forms and
saw the newspaper articles of superior chapter activities, I was filled with pride for individual chapters and
Epsilon State as a whole.
50 YEAR MEMBERS 25 YEAR MEMBERS
Martha Banks, Sigma Kathryn McDonald
Lena Bernauer, Chi Dorothy Brechtel, Beta Gwen Morel, Upsilon
Elizabeth Elson, Zeta Joyce DeJean, Alpha Zeta Kathleen Myers, Mu
Velma LeMaire, Upsilon Wanda Dupuis, Alpha Zeta Pam Penny, Beta Rho
Melanie Edwards, Rho Janice Pharris, Alpha Pi
Marie Folse, Kappa Elaine Sessions, Beta Omicron
Charlotte Gaubert, Kappa Mary Ann Shaw, Alpha Sigma
Norma Gerace, Alpha Eta Penny Shelton, Alpha Beta
Marjorie Green, Sigma Julaine Stark, Xi
Nancy James, Delta Betty Stokeld, Beta Tau
Lucille Johnson, Beta Tau Nelda Tarver, Alpha Upsilon
Dianne Jordan, Alpha Beta Linda Vaccaro, Omicron
Elaine Lopez, Alpha Zeta Sue Weaver, Beta Tau
Sally Martin, Beta Alpha Christine Wise, Xi
Myrna Matherne, Alpha Lambda Judy Young, Sigma
Linda McCluer, Alpha Kappa Sylvia Zeringue, Kappa
EPSILON STATE SCHOLARSHIPS
Bea Davis Class of 2009
Shannon Miller, Alpha Zeta (SW) Lessie Moore $1000
Holly Sartin, Omega (NE) Alma Levins, $1000 Donna D. Adams (Beta Sigma) C
Leslie Stuart, Alpha Omega (SW) Charlotte Jaynes $1500 Kennie W. Barkley (Mu) NW
Frances P. Byler (Alpha Kappa) SW
June G. Inhern (Alpha Zeta) SW
THE VIVIAN F. BOURGEOIS SPECIAL STIPEND Terri M. Meaney (Upsilon) S
Cheryl L. Hackney, Alpha Sigma (NW) $425.00 - 04/21/2008 Dr. Lori A. Meyers (Theta) NE
Marsha J. Munsey, Eta (NE) $365.00 - 06/03/2008 Jamie W. Miller (Alpha Mu) SE
Kathy A. Johnston, Beta Alpha (NW) $350.00 - 10/06/2008 Mary V. Norman (Alpha Pi) C
Michelle B. Martin, Beta Alpha (NW) $350.00 - 10/06/2008 Dr. Stacy L.K. Potter (Theta) NE
Sharon Rue, Gamma Alpha (SW) $410.00 - 10/26/2008 Glenetta B. Shuey (Alpha Kappa) SW
Stacy King Potter, Theta (NE) $415.00 - 01/19/2009
WORLD FELLOWSHIP JUBILEE ROSES
FUND Jubilee Roses collected over $250.00 this year. The money is used for a stipend
for non-classroom educators, active or retired, regardless of years of membership,
The World Fellowship fund area of expertise, certification or assignment. This year a $199.00 stipend was
collected a total of $1311.00 at presented to Yvonne Busby, Psi Chapter Central District to attend a reading
state convention. This money seminar. Jubilee Roses can be ordered any time during the year for only $5.00.
which will be sent to Honor someone with an embroidered red rose with a special note of thanks from
International will benefit women the sender by going to the state website, Forms page, and look for Jubilee Rose.
educators from other countries Order Form.
LITERACY/NUMERACY STIPEND GRANTS
who apply to study in the United
Mary Crandall, Eta (NE) ―Books for Newborns‖ $100
States. The winner of the
Beth Dawson, Alpha Mu (SE) ―The Little Engine That Could‖ $125
beautiful pewter serving bowl
Cheryl L. Hackney, Alpha Sigma (NW) ―Jumpstart Library‖ $200
was Mary Jo Williams, President
Marie Pipkin, Alpha Omega (SW) ―Multiplication Fun Time‖$150
of Beta Chi chapter in the
Rebecca Priest, Rho (SE) ―Book Baskets for Doctor’s and Dentist’s Offices‖$100
Deana Shipley, Alpha Psi (S) ―Fifth Grade Math Night‖$100
EDUCATORS OF THE YEAR
Intha Fields, Beta Omicron/NW Red River Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year
Sarah Broussard Loreauville High Teacher of the Year
Lisa Burns, Alpha Rho/NW Bossier Parish Teacher of the Year
Jennifer Carpenter, Alpha Beta/C Winn Parish Teacher of the Year
Sue Chapman, Alpha Kappa/SW Lake Arthur Elementary Teacher of the Year
Melissa Chastant Pesson Elementary Teacher of the Year
Bernadine Daboval, Alpha Kappa/SW LACUE Region 5 Elementary Teacher of the Year
Joanie Dahlem, Psi/C Sabine Parish Teacher of the Year
Candace Durio, Alpha Kappa/SW Hathaway High School Teacher of the Year
Donna Edwards Alpha Alpha/NE Morehouse Parish Teacher of the Year
Tannah Fitzgerald, Alpha Beta/C Winn Parish Teacher of the Year
Maggie Harris, Beta Alpha/NW Claiborne Parish Teacher of the Year
Bertha Hinojosa, Alpha Xi/SE Baton Rouge Symphony Educator of the Year
Sharon Hornsby, Omicron/SE Tangipahoa Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year
Jewel Hudspeth, Omicron/SE Osyka Elementary School Teacher of the Year
Sandy Landry, Alpha Delta/S Jefferson Parish Teacher of the Year
Patrice Mire, Alpha Epsilon/SW Vermilion Parish Teacher of the Year
Mitzy Quinn, Alpha Alpha/NE Regional Teacher of the Year
Susan Samson, Alpha Xi/SE Livingston Parish Teacher of the Year
Kathy Vollmar, Alpha Alpha/NE Morehouse Parish Teacher of the Year
Jennifer C. Williams, Beta Mu/S LA Endowment for the Humanities Educator of Year
NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED TEACHERS
Amanda Adams, Beta Omicron (NW) Mary Gail Johnson, Gamma Eta (SE)
Megan Phillips, Alpha Mu (SE) Kimberly Procell, Mu (NW)
Claire Reed, Alpha Zeta (SW) Kelli Schufft, Alpha Rho (NW)
FIRST TIMER REPORT
Twenty-one first timers met in the Presidential Suite for an early morning continental breakfast. We had an informal
sharing time and enjoyed getting to know each other. There were about 55 first timers in attendance and many of them
ran me down to get their first timer pins for their ribbons. The Theme Basket Raffle was a great success thanks to the
generosity of so many DKG sisters. Once again the baskets were beyond words. Fifty one baskets filled the visiting
area of the hotel. Every year the excitement grows and grows resulting in raising $4725.00. Thank you so much to
each chapter for your help.
EPSILON STATE OFFICERS 2009-2011 MARILYN MONROE WAS IN THE HOUSE AT THE
State President Cindy Ruel BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON
First Vice President Bertha Hinojosa Kathye Blackburn
Second Vice President Martha Turner With the help of Judy Dronet, the District Directors put on a show
Recording Secretary Pam Bond that won’t be soon forgotten. $1328.07 was collected for the White
Elephant Fund. Thanks to all the chapters and members who
contributed. If your chapter did not contribute and would like to,
send your check to Linda Jackson, Treasurer with the notation that it
is for the White Elephant Fund. All six District Directors-Jennifer
Coriell, Mary Churchwell, Kathye Blackburn, Nila Surgi, Anne Hunt,
and Diane Wakefield looked amazing as Marilyn Monroe look-alikes.
Each of us presented our own version of what Marilyn looked like. It
was hysterical. Thanks to Judy for writing the script and letting all six
of us have some fun raising all that cash. We certainly enjoyed all the
attention. We had a great biennium and want to thank each district for
allowing us the opportunity to serve in this capacity.
2008 KEY CHAPTER AWARD WINNERS
GOLD SILVER BRONZE HONORABLE MENTION
Alpha Upsilon Alpha Beta Psi Eta
Beta Sigma Alpha Pi Beta Xi Beta Epsilon
Zeta Omega Beta Chi Alpha Delta
Mu Alpha Sigma Nu Gamma Gamma
Alpha Rho Beta Omicron Beta Alpha Gamma Eta
Upsilon Gamma Epsilon Rho Alpha Zeta
Alpha Psi Kappa Alpha Mu
Beta Mu Omicron Alpha Xi
Beta Tau Alpha Lambda Beta Gamma
Xi Alpha Gamma Beta Rho
Chi Alpha Epsilon
CENTRAL NORTHEAST NORTHWEST SOUTH SOUTHEAST
Beta Eta Zeta Kappa Beta Tau
Psi Theta Mu Upsilon Gamma Eta
Alpha Beta Omega Nu Alpha Psi
Alpha Pi Beta Iota Alpha Rho SOUTHWEST
Alpha Upsilon Beta Chi Alpha Sigma SOUTHEAST Xi
Beta Kappa Beta Alpha Omicron Alpha Gamma
Beta Sigma Beta Epsilon Rho Alpha Omega
Beta Omicron Beta Gamma Beta Zeta
BEAT THE BUZZER AWARDS
CENTRAL NORTHWEST SOUTH SOUTHEAST SOUTHWEST
Psi Zeta Kappa Omicron Xi
Alpha Beta Mu Upsilon Rho Chi
Alpha Pi Alpha Rho Alpha Psi Alpha Lambda Alpha Epsilon
Alpha Upsilon Alpha Sigma Alpha Xi Alpha Zeta
Beta Xi Beta Alpha Beta Gamma Alpha Kappa
Beta Epsilon Beta Rho Alpha Omega
NORTHEAST Beta Omicron Beta Tau
Omega Gamma Gamma
Elizabeth Alford, Rho Joan Bernard, Alpha Epsilon
Fran Boisture, Alpha Kappa Gene Boyd, Beta Chi
Helen Brumfield, Omicron Aureline Buck, Alpha Epsilon
Jane Caffey, Alpha Mu Iva Lynn Cameron, Alpha Rho
Mary Carter, Alpha Kappa Alice Clark, Eta
Hope Cryar, Mu Rose Fitzgerald, Beta Phi
Janey Haygood, Alpha Rho Marjorie Hill, Alpha Rho
Lillie Johnson, Mu Mary Loudon, Alpha Eta
Nancy Messer, Gamma Gamma Iren Monzelun, Alpha Gamma
Mary Kathleen Mosley, Zeta Dorothy Noland, Beta Tau
Virginia Oliver, Gamma Beta Pam Pfister, Theta
Katye Lee Posey, Alpha Sigma (Beta Phi) Margaret Rives, Mu
Bernadette Rogan, Delta Emma Rogers, Chi
Edwina Russell, Mu Neva Rye, Tau
Margaret Summerall, Theta Doris Sweatt, Omicron
Jo Anne Thurman, Gamma Eta Imelda Watson, Beta Sigma
Sarah Wren, Beta Omicron
Adopting the three “C’s”
Donnis Poe, Second Vice President
As you chapter begins preparing for a new year. Utilizing the 3 C’s is a great way to keep or increase participation of
Commit to membership (Develop a calendar and give out several copies to members)
Connect by attending chapter/district/state/regional and international events (Email/mail weekly notes about
Continue the proud and strong tradition of Delta Kappa Gamma for future generations. (Keep all members in
mind when planning).
Mary Ann Ahrens writes about the relevance of attracting younger members. She says that younger participants need to
be truly welcomed into the organization – this means using their ideas. Because they seek action-oriented hands-on
activities, programming needs to match their interests and include a community action component. Because they have so
many demands on their time, we need to interest them in specific short-term assignments rather than 2-4 year
commitments. Remember they will make time for the things that are important to them. July brings the beginning of a
new slate of officers for Epsilon State. I would like to encourage all chapters to support these women in their positions as
they lead our state. I also thank each and every one of you for your vote of confidence in me during this biennium as
your Second Vice President.
KEEP UP WITH EVERYTHING
Visit the Epsilon State Website at http://www.sabine.k12.la.us/dkgla/
You’ll find Calendar of Events, State Officers, and downloadable Forms and MUCH MORE!
The Deltion is now available online at our state website.
Do you want to keep up to date in what’s happening with Delta Kappa Gamma Society International?
Then visit www.deltakappagamma.net for more information.
SER EMERGENCY FUND COLLECTION
One of the traditions of the Southeast Regional Conference is the Emergency Fund Collection. This year that
collection will take on a new twist as every member of the SE will be urged to participate, not just those in
attendance at the conference. Co-Chairs for this collection, Loretta Brehm/LA and Ramona Jeffries/KY, are
asking each state to collect funds BEFORE arriving in Little Rock. At each general session three states will present
their checks. In homage to the membership SHOE-IN initiative, SE members are asked to donate $1 per pair of
SHOES they own to this year’s SE Emergency Fund Collection! Which SE state will have the most shoes in its
collective closet? Should be fun to find out! States will receive certificates for their efforts. The chapter/member in
each state with the highest donations will also receive a token of appreciation, once the final tally has been made
after the conference concludes. Make this a fun collection in your state and don’t forget how many of our members
benefit directly from the $500 sent to them when disaster strikes.
“CREATE a BUZZ” in your state about the SOUTHEAST REGIONAL CONFERENCE
“CREATE a BUZZ” in your state about the WOMEN OF VISION nomination process to benefit the education of women in Afghanistan!
“CREATE a BUZZ” in your state about our collection of funds throughout each state to support the EMERGENCY FUND!
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Little Rock is ready to ACTIVATE YOUR VISION as we “rock a little” in Little Rock!
The Southeast Regional Conference schedule offers a smorgasbord of events: general sessions, a wide variety of
workshops, the INFO Fair, the US Forum, tours all during the conference, and special meal functions. Knowledgeable
speakers addressing global issues, sharing Society information, and presenting opportunities to expand your personal
knowledge are scheduled daily.
If you are attending your first SE Regional Conference, plan now to attend the First-Timers’ Orientation at 4 PM on
Wednesday, July 15. That night at 7:00 PM during the First General Session there will be a new ―twist‖ on the traditional
flag ceremony and the conference will officially begin. Both a speaker and special music will highlight the evening
ARKANSAS Night on Thursday the entire group gets to tour the Clinton Presidential Library.
The SER ―Market‖ on Friday offers you on-site shopping. Take advantage of superb restaurants, shopping, and local
historical sites within walking distance of the hotel.
Come with your eyes wide open! Be receptive to ACTIVATE YOUR VISION as you experience the power of KEY
WOMEN EDUCATORS interacting and motivating each other toward action.
Check your International copy of The News or go to the International website http://www.deltakappagamma.net/
for information on registration, room reservations, tours, and more!
WOMEN OF VISION
Across our Society there are women who have shaped and are shaping our VISION of the organization. During the 2009
SE Regional Conference, every SE member whether she is in attendance at the regional conference or not, will be given
the opportunity to nominate HER ―Woman of Vision‖ in our Society. For a $5 donation per nominee payable to the
2009 Southeast Regional, any SE member can nominate a member whose VISION of our Society has made a difference
in how she views our organization. Nominees may come from throughout the Society and are not limited to women in the
Southeast region. Each nominee will be listed by state in a booklet that will be distributed during the VISION Luncheon
on Friday, July 17th. Proceeds from the Women of Vision feature will be forwarded to support the UNICEF Project for
Teacher Training in Afghanistan. What better way to honor our Delta Kappa Gamma Women of Vision than to support
women in another country trying to implement their vision of an educated populace!
WOMEN OF VISION NOMINATION FORM
Nominate the Society member who has inspired your vision of the organization by completing this information. Please
send only one nomination per form submitted! Nominations must be received by JUNE 1st to be included in the special
recognition at the VISION LUNCHEON on July 17th at the 2009 Southeast Regional Conference.
STATE (Geographic): ________________________________
Indicate if Deceased ____ or Living _____
Mail this nomination form and your check for $5 payable to 2009 Southeast Regional to:
Jane Adair, SE Regional Treasurer
1364 Sunflower Cove
Harrison, AR 72601
The Delta Kappa Gamma International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.
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Eta Chapter in the Northeast District has eight new members this year! As they said, ―In a day of declining Delta Kappa to be sent to the
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Wanda Gunn, Alpha Sigma NW, was recently presented the Honorary Life Service Award from Caddo District PTA for Executive Secretary.
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Mary Jane Clark, Gamma Eta SE, has been appointed to represent the principals from East Baton Rouge Parish Schools
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Katherine Auer, Shirley Cupit, Beth Dawson, and Michelle Duncan, Alpha Mu SE, attended CTAUN (Committee on year: fall, winter, and
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Nannette Delcambre, Alpha Epsilon SW was named Region IV and State Middle School Teacher of the Year at the
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Gueydan High School SW which has several Alpha Epsilon members was honored by U.S. News and World Report with and April 1, respectively
the Bronze Award as one of the best schools in the United States.
Arlene Cain, Alpha Gamma SE, was named LACUE Secondary Teacher of the Year. correspondence to
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