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It is Our Alabama (Beta) State Journey"

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A Message from Donna Butler
2017-2019 Beta State President

Dear Alabama State members,

Fall! What a beautiful time of year! I hope all of you are enjoying the cooler weather and the gradual color change in the leaves. But most of all, I hope you are enjoying that genuine spiritual DKG fellowship in your chapters as you gather together for meaningful programs and projects. Please do not hesitate to share what is going on in your chapters with all of us! Madeline Buchanan, webmaster, is patiently awaiting your pictures and write ups about the Alabama State journey in your chapters. Come on- brag about what you are doing! Everyone wants to know!

Please keep members of the  Dothan  chapter, Alpha Rho, in your thoughts and prayers as they struggle to recover from Hurricane Michael. The Alabama State Emergency Fund is available to assist all those in need. The request form for the Emergency Fund is here on the website.

And I want to brag a bit here about First Vice President Teresa Noell and the wonderful WOW she planned and organized for Alabama State members in Anniston from October 19-21st. Staying in the picturesque Hotel Finial, enjoying the very amusing presentation by Birmingham author Julie Hedgepeth Williams of times gone by, touring the beautiful St. Michael Episcopalian Church, marveling at all the wonders in the Anniston Museum of Natural History, and being thoroughly entertained at the humorous “ murder mystery” dinner theatre were just some of the highlights all thirty-three of us enjoyed during WOW. But most of all, we enjoyed that wonderful, genuine spiritual fellowship that is always evident in Alabama State DKG.  Many thanks to Teresa and all those who assisted her in this truly outstanding WOW!

So what’s next up for Alabama State DKG? Why the Alabama State Convention of course! Our Convention will be held at the Embassy Suites in Huntsville, AL. on February 22-24, 2019. Please make your plans now, and do not miss out on all the food, fun, and fellowship! The registration form is on the website, and I have also been including a copy in my weekly emails. You can go ahead and make your hotel reservations by using the link on the registration form. Please register by January 21, 2019, in order to receive our block rate.

Along with some  outstanding workshops by some of our own Alabama State members, here are some other highlights of our 2019 Alabama State Convention. Our Birthday Luncheon speaker will be Sylvie Bastian-Doss from Quebec, Canada. Sylvie is a member of DKG International Speakers Fund, and will give us a very enthusiastic, entertaining view about “What Kind of Team Player are You?- a Firecracker or a Torpedo!” She will also  present a workshop on this subject at Convention. Edna Thayer, a DKG member  and author from Minnesota, will have us laughing during her workshop, “Laugh for the Health of It.”  Liz Huntley, child advocate, author, and litigation attorney from Birmingham,  will be our keynote speaker at the Banquet, sharing with us how she has overcome a most difficult childhood. Liz credits her success in life to her  teachers. We will also induct Liz as an honorary member of Alabama State DKG.  Patrick Caver, attorney from Decatur, will present two workshops: one on Cyberbullying and one on Crimes Against Senior Citizens. Finally, our International Guest (as yet to be named) will present two sessions – one for chapter treasurers explaining the new schedule for paying dues, and another session for chapter presidents in a discussion forum. These two sessions will each be presented twice.

I am so thoroughly enjoying all my chapter visits! What a joy it is to see all of you “in action”, and what a positive impact you are all making on me, your chapter members, and all of Alabama in so many, many ways. And as always, what a pleasure it is to serve as your Alabama State President.

Sister to Sister with love,
Donna B.
“Making a Positive Impact: It is Our Alabama (Beta) State Journey.”


Proposed Changes to Alabama State Bylaws and Policies to be presented to the 2019 Alabama State Organization Convention

The Personnel Committee along with the Executive Committee urges all members to consider applying for the position of Alabama State Organization Editor. The current editor, Patsy Gaines Powell, will have served her six year term in 2019. The application form is here on our state website, and will be emailed to each chapter president. Each Personnel Committee member will also have an application and will be able to email to chapter presidents and members in their respective districts. The completed form may be emailed to the Personnel Committee Chairman, Jody Stewart, 2717 Highland Avenue South, # 909, Birmingham, AL 35205. We encourage YOU to consider serving your state in this position!!

Application form for editor position. This is a Word Document that can be filled out online and mailed to Jody Stewart.

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Interested in a scholarship? Please read the scholarship application requirements and turn in the scholarship application by February 1, 2019. The address is at the bottom of the scholarship application.

It’s that time of year again.  Please nominate deserving members for the Beta State Achievement Award. The deadline for submitting nomination forms for the 2019 Beta State Achievement Award is Dec. 12, 2018.  The award will be presented on February 23, 2019 at the Banquet at the Alabama State Organization Convention.  User friendly forms are available on the Beta State website. For more information, contact Dawn Pettit, Beta State Achievement Award Chairman at dpettit3@yahoo.com

Alabama State Emergency Fund Request (PDF Interactive)

International Emergency Fund Request (PDF Interactive)

Registration form for the 2019 Alabama State Organization Convention in Huntsville. Don't miss this exciting event!

Revised 2018-2020 Order of the Rose application. This will reflect the new deadline for dues in 2019-2020.

Delta Kappa Gamma 2018-2020 Administrative Board. Please use this list for chapter yearbooks

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.

 

 

 

 

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


Updated on November 23, 2018

 

visitors for the 2017-2019 biennium.