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

Dear Alabama State Sisters,

Wow, Alabama State Sisters! Simply Wow! If I can use Wow as a verb, all of you Wowed “ ‘em” at our Alabama State Convention! The last thing International President, Cathy Daugherty, said to me was that “this Convention was of the caliber of an International Convention!” So, Wow, Alabama State Sisters for a superb Convention. And you might ask, “Well, what did I do that was so “WOW”? I simply attended!” ALL of you wowed our guests with your kindness, friendliness, helpfulness, etc. throughout the Convention!  I heard this comment from International President, Cathy Daugherty, Edna Thayer (Laughter Lady), Sylvie Bastien-Doss (our dynamic Luncheon speaker), and from Liz Huntley (our new honorary member and amazing banquet speaker). What  ALL of you did, Alabama State Sisters, was simply epitomize the number one purpose of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International : To unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship. And as I said at the Convention, we do that very well in Alabama DKG.

While I was the “face” of the Convention, all of you were the “body”. And what a magnificent “body” you all were! There are so many of you to thank for so many things. It will take me a while to get all my thank notes written because work of your caliber deserves more than just a text or email! Just to name a few things: the workshops were terrific and well attended; the vendors tempted us with all kinds of items we simply had to buy; the music and the Inspirational Thoughts throughout the Convention were awe inspiring;  and all our speakers were just top-notch!  What talent and what a strong work ethic we have in Alabama State! No matter what part you had in the Convention (and simply attending is the most important part), I want you to know how much I appreciated everything you did to make our Convention a success!  I sincerely hope that all of you who attended and participated, will share your experiences with those in your chapter who did not attend.  
As a result of Convention, Alabama State will certainly be in good hands in the 2019-2021 biennium! Please give your full support to incoming President Teresa Noell as well as to First Vice President, Penny Christian; Second Vice President, Ann Jones;  Recording Secretary, Marion Hodges; and Corresponding Secretary, Dianne Huey. And when Teresa calls you and asks you to serve on a State Committee, please tell her “yes!” No matter how you serve Alabama State, you will find it to be a rewarding and enriching experience!

I have about a dozen more chapter visits to make in March and April as I finish out my biennium which will end on June 30. Until then, Teresa and I will begin planning for her biennium and also make plans for the International Conference (formerly SE Regional Conference) that will be held in Asheville, NC June 27-29. Please check the International website for information on this Conference. You can already register for this Conference and also make your hotel reservations.

Please know how much ALL of you mean to me!  It has been and continues to be my pleasure to serve as your Alabama State President for 2017-2019. Many thanks for making such a positive impact on OUR Alabama State Journey!

Sister to Sister with love,
Donna B.

“Making a Positive Impact: It is Our Alabama State Journey.”    


Alabama State Bylaws and Policies, updated February 23, 2019

The slide show from the 2019 Alabama State Organization Leadership Seminar can be opened on the Photo Gallery page.

The slide show from the 2019 Officer Training can be opened on the Photo Gallery page.

Chapter Presidents, Please remind all your members that dues must be paid by June 30th!! After that date, members will be dropped from the chapter roster, and will have to request reinstatement.

Register and reserve a room for the 2019 International Conference, June 27-29, 2019, in Asheville, North Carolina or for any other International Conference of your choice. The emphasis for the one in North Carolina is on the Arts and Humanities.

If you haven’t registered for the Conference or made your hotel reservations yet, you can do both at www.dkg.org. Please Note: After May 31st, the Conference registration cost will go up by $80!!!

Libby has some information about our Alabama night out at the Twisted Laurel Restaurant in nearby Weaverville, NC (about 15 minutes from downtown Asheville) for Friday night, June 28 at 5:30 P.M. We’ll have 4 menu selections: Blackened Salmon, Chicken Marsala, Shrimp n Grits, and Chicken Al Maria. Meal cost is $23.50 which includes drinks, tax and gratuity. Libby has also booked us a “ghost tour” of Asheville at 8:30 p.m. after our dinner. This will cost $25.00. There has to be at least 25 in attendance in order to have the “ghost tour.” Please make your check out to Elizabeth Watson and send it by June 21.

Incoming Alabama State President, Teresa Noell, has scheduled Fall Board for Saturday, August 17, at Dalraida Church of Christ in Montgomery. Further information will be forthcoming after July 1st. Chapter Presidents, please make plans to attend! Your attendance is required as a voting member of the Alabama State Executive Board.  If you find that you cannot attend, please send a representative from your chapter in your place!

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Updated on June 10, 2019