"Making a Positive Impact:
It is Our Beta State Journey"

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A Message from Donna Butler
2017-2019 Beta State President

Dear Beta State sisters,
I am so thankful that Alabama did not suffer significant damage from Hurricane Irma, but I wanted to make more than just chapter presidents aware of how Beta State can help DKG members in Florida. I have been in touch with Carol Ann Casey, Florida DKG President. Florida has an Emergency Fund. If you wish to make a donation, either as an individual or a chapter, please send your donations to: 
Beverly Stagg, Mu State Treasurer
7407 Lillie Lane
Pensacola, FL. 32526
Checks should be made out to Florida Mu State. On the memo line, write that it is for the FL Mu State Emergency Fund. Beta State Treasurer, Jerry Sue Brannon, asks that you email her the amount of your donation (whether it’s a chapter or an individual member), so she can keep a running total of how much Beta State members & chapters donate.


The Beta State Theme for the 2017-2019 biennium is “Making a Positive Impact: It is Our Beta State Journey.” Please notice that I said our journey, not my journey, because I certainly do not want to travel this road alone. And I cannot do justice to this position as Beta State president without your help and guidance along the way.  So, let’s keep our seven purposes in mind as we travel this Beta State road together because every one of us is important with regards to the well-being of this Society.  So what kind of a difference can we make together? How can we make a positive impact on our Beta State journey?  This leads me to the goals I have in mind for all of us during the 2017-2019 biennium:

  1. Communicate with all members to make them feel a part of Beta State.
  2. Retain and increase membership, and also look at expansion where it is needed.
  3. Promote both chapter and individual contributions  to the Beta State News and the Beta State Website.
  4. Take a more active role in World Fellowship by adopting a World Fellowship recipient as a pen pal whether it is on the state, district, chapter, or individual member level.
  5. Explore the possibility of hosting a SERC (Southeastern Regional Conference) here in Alabama in the future.
  6. Have the American Cancer Society as our state project.

I am so looking forward to our journey together during the 2017-2019 biennium.  It will be an honor and a privilege to serve all of you as your Beta State President.

Sister to Sister with love,
Donna Butler

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.

Applications are now being accepted for the office of Beta State Treasurer.
Please click on the treasurer job description and the application (interactive) and mail to Jody Stewart, personnel committee chairman, at the address shown at the bottom of the application as soon as possible.

Chapter presidents, please have your chapter members sign and put their email addresses on the website/Beta State News permission form. These forms can be mailed or scanned and emailed to Donna Butler, Beta State President; Usha Midkiff, (Communications Chairman; Patsy Gaines Powell, editor, Beta State News; and Madeline Buchanan, Webmaster. If you need snail mail addresses, please look in your Beta State Directory or email Madeline Buchanan, webmaster.

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

If you are interested in applying to the Golden Gift Leadership Seminar application, please go to the Forms tab on the International website and scroll down to December 1. The deadline to apply for this position is December 1, 2017.

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




Alabama map on banner courtesy of rvbonus.com
"7 Purposes" graphic courtesy of California State Organization

Updated on October 29, 2017


visitors for the 2017-2019 biennium.