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A Message from Donna Butler
2017-2019 Alabama State Organization President

Dear Alabama State Sisters,

Have you made your hotel reservation for the Alabama State Convention? That deadline is January 21st in order to receive the Convention block rate! Have you sent in your Convention registration to Registrar and State Parliamentarian, Martha Knight? That deadline is February 1st for the early registration rate!

Please join me at the Alabama State DKG Convention to be held at the Embassy Suites in Huntsville, AL on February 22-24, 2019. 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.

Along with some outstanding workshops by some of our  very own Alabama State members, here are some other highlights of our 2019 Alabama State DKG Convention. Our Birthday Luncheon keynote speaker will be Sylvie Bastien-Doss from Quebec, Canada. Sylvie is a member of the DKG International Fund, and will give us a very enthusiastic, entertaining view of Personality Dynamics entitled “Why do People Act the Way They Do?” She will follow her keynote up with a lively workshop entitled: “What Kind of Team Player are You? A Torpedo or a Firecracker?” Edna Thayer, a DKG member and author from Minnesota, will have us laughing during her workshop, “Laugh for the Health of it.” Patrick Caver, attorney from Decatur, will present two workshops entitled, “Social Media and the Law.”  A very timely topic for today’s culture, don’t you agree?  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. Finally, our own DKG International President, Cathy Daugherty, will be our International Guest. She will conduct two different Workshops. One is entitled “What’s On Your Mind?” and open to all members in a discussion about DKG. The other Workshop is aimed specifically at chapter treasurers and will discuss the new dues schedule and the structure for paying dues. Both workshops will be presented twice and are open to all members. 

I continue to thoroughly enjoy 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 State Journey.”                                         


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

2019 Alabama State Convention Schedule at a Glance

Workshop schedule for 2019 Alabama State Organization Convention with Professional Development numbers.

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.

Register and reserve a room for the 2019 International Conference, June 27-29, 2019, in Asheville, North Carolina. The emphasis is on the Arts and Humanities.

Please take a look at the Get Connected from International for January/February, 2019. It gives you some excellent ideas for marketing Delta Kappa Gamma. Please share with all your chapter members.

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.

The 2018-2019 World Fellowship brochure is now available if you would like to select a new chapter or individual pen pal for this year.

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.

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"7 Purposes" graphic courtesy of California State Organization

Updated on February 21, 2019