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A Message from Donna Butler
2017-2019 Beta State President

Dear Beta State Sisters,

What a wonderful time we had at the One Day Workshop for Incoming Chapter Officers/Committee Chairmen  held on Friday, June 1st at Dalraida Church of Christ in Montgomery!  With 180 registered, we had a wonderful day of training, fellowship, and of course, food!  All the presenters were well-prepared with informative sessions.  Many thanks to Second Vice President, Penny Christian, and the seven District Directors who had everything well organized and kept us on schedule.  Special thanks to Nell McGilberry of Beta Iota chapter, our site liaison, who always makes sure we have everything we need.  The evaluations were very positive, so we will look forward to using this format for future training workshops.

If you have any articles or photos that you would like printed in the next issue of the Beta State News, please send them to Beta State editor, Patsy Powell and me no later than June 15. We want to see what your chapter has been doing!  I know, from visiting chapters around the state, that Beta State members are making quite a positive impact. So let everyone else know as well.

The International Convention in Austin, Texas, will be held July 16-20. This is a Constitutional Convention meaning changes will be made to the International Constitution. And there are over 100 amendments that will be considered at Convention. Have you made your hotel reservation, and have you registered for the Convention? You can do both online on the DKG International website. Executive Secretary, Libby Watson, has made the following plans for Beta State members to attend together during the week at Convention: 1.  DKG Headquarters Tour on Tuesday from 2-4 P.M.; 2. Dinner at 5 P.M. on Thursday at the Corner Restaurant followed by: 3. A boat ride to see the famous colony of bats in flight at 7 P.M.  If you are going to Convention and haven’t made your reservations for any of these 3 events, please contact Libby no later than June 15.

Fall Board will be held on Saturday, August 18 at Dalraida Church of Christ in Montgomery. Registration will be from 9:30 to 10 A.M., and our day will end by 3 P.M. The registration form and further details will be on the website by July 1st.

I thoroughly enjoyed my chapter visits I made from October, 2017 through May, 2018. I visited about half of the Beta State chapters, and I look forward to visiting the other half from September, 2018 through May, 2019. Beta State members are certainly making a positive impact everywhere!  And as always, it is my pleasure to serve as your Beta State President.

Sister to Sister with love,
Donna B.

Beta State is looking for officers and committee members to serve in the 2019-2021 biennium. If you are interested, please fill out one or both of the applications below and snail mail to the address on the form. These forms are in Word format so should be easy to complete online.

Beta State Delta Kappa Gamma Application for Elected Officials, Revised May, 2018

Beta State Delta Kappa Gamma Application for Appointed Committees, Revised May, 2018


Registration and hotel bookings arre now available for the Delta Kappa Gamma International Convention in Austin, TX.

Look at the Schedule at a Glance for the Delta Kappa Gamma International Convention in July.


An updated interactive Order of the Rose form is now on the Current Information page. This form was changed in order to be in agreement with International.


Chapter presidents, please remember to email your chapter newsletters to Donna Butler, Beta State President; Usha Midkiff, (Communications Chairman; and Madeline Buchanan, Webmaster.


We are interested in what our sisters are doing.
If you receive an honor, participate in a fundraiser outside of Beta State, or are elected to an office in another organization, please email pictures and an article to webmaster Madeline Buchanan for the "Members in the News" page.


Enjoy an Alaskan Glacier Cruise
Join Carolyn Rants and DKG Friends aboard the Celebrity Solstice
August 29 – September 8, 2018.
The DKG Alaska Glacier Tour is offering a $75 discount if you sign up for the tour during MARCH!!  And you do not even need to be Irish to take advantage of this offer. Contact Carolyn Rants (carolyn@rants.net) or Call Nicole at 1-800-438-7672.  Join the fun!




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"7 Purposes" graphic courtesy of California State Organization

Updated on June 10, 2018


visitors for the 2017-2019 biennium.