1. 6-7 DAILY SCHEDULE9 GEnErAL InformA tIon
      2. 65-77 WorKSHoP SCHEDULE AnD
      3. DESCrIPtIonS
      4. SPEAKErS
      5. sunday, July 20
      6. Monday, July 21
      7. Tuesday, July 22
      8. Wednesday, July 23
      9. Thursday, July 24
      10. Thursday, July 24 ConT .
      11. Friday, July 25
      12. sa Turday, July 26
      13. sunday, July 27
  1. Special Convention features
      1. Cd net Tools for online leadership $20 - Member $30 - non-Member
      2. 2008 Convention Workshop Cd (Workshop handouts) $15
      3. 2007 Passionate Music for Meetings and Ceremonies (Cd and Booklet) $10
      4. online leadership Courses- single “seat” $49.95, 5 seats $225
    1. Items only available at Convention / Limited Quantities
      1. gold Tone detachable Key ring $1
      2. Blue & red ink Pen $2
      3. holder for your Postal Forever stamps (3” x 4”) $1
  2. regisTra Tion
  3. inForMa Tion
  4. Pho TograPher
  5. eMergenCies
  6. rehearsal sChedule
  7. line-uPs
  8. ConvenTion sT ore
  9. www.imprintmall.com/deltakappagamma
  10. A World of Products. One Convenient Location.
      1. international executive Board – First Meetingt uesday, July 22, 2008
      2. international executive Board luncheont uesday, July 22, 2008
      3. international executive Board – Third MeetingSaturday, July 26, 2008
      4. opening session
      5. t uesday, July 22, 2008
      6. Illinois night
      7. distinguished lectureWednesday, July 23, 2008
      8. general session-second MeetingWednesday, July 23, 2008
      9. 2008 Educator’s Award Winners
      10. appreciation luncheon 2006-2008 international Boards and Committees
      11. Wednesday, July 23, 2008
  11. Follow your passion,
  12. and success
  13. will follow you.
      1. distinguished lecturethursday, July 24, 2008
      2. general session-Third Meetingthursday, July 24, 2008
      3. Wisdom and Passion luncheonthursday, July 24, 2008
      4. Living International Honorary Members
  14. Chase down your passion like it’s the last bus of the night.
      1. Business session-Fourth Meetingfriday, July 25, 2008
  15. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal
  16. growth of women educators and excellence in education.
      1. distinguished lecture
      2. Saturday, July 26, 2008
      3. general session-Fifth MeetingSaturday, July 26, 2008
      4. international Convention Presidents’ Banquet and
  17. “The greatest gift is a passion for reading.
  18. and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.”
    1. Administrative Board
      1. report of the 2006-2008 administrative Board
      2. report of the administrative Board’s strategic Planning Committee
      3. report of the international President
      4. report of the First vice-President
      5. report of the second vice-President
      6. report of the europe regional director
      7. report of the northeast regional director
      8. report of the northwest regional director
      9. report of the southeast regional director
      10. report of the southwest regional director
      11. report of the immediate Past international President
      12. report of the Member-at-large (2004-2008)
      13. report of the Member-at-large (2006-2010)
      14. report of the area representative (Canada)
      15. report of the area representative (latin america)
      16. report of the Parliamentarian
  19. A short saying often contains much wisdom.
      1. executive services department
    1. International Headquaters Administrative Staff
  20. It is no longer enough to be
  21. smart -- all the technological tools in the world add meaning and value
  22. only if they enhance our core values, the deepest part of our heart.
  23. Acquiring knowledge is no guarantee
  24. of practical, useful application.
  25. Wisdom implies a mature integration
  26. of appropriate knowledge, a
  27. seasoned ability to filter the inessential from the essential.
      1. Business services department
      2. Program/Membership services department
      3. Communications services department
  28. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
      1. standing rules of the 2008 international executive Board Meeting
    1. reports of the Convention rules Committee
      1. standing rules of the 2008 international Convention
      2. report of the Constitution Committee
    2. Society Business
      1. report of the expansion Committee
      2. report of the Finance Committee
      3. report of the insurance Committee
      4. report of the leadership development Committee
      5. report of the Membership Committee
  29. When work, commitment,
  30. and pleasure all become one and you reach that deep well
  31. where passion lives,
  32. nothing is impossible.
      1. report of the nominations Committee
      2. Slate of Nominees
      3. report of the Personnel Committee
  33. Great dancers are
  34. not great because of their technique; they are great because
  35. of their passion.
      1. report of the Program Committee
      2. report of the international Music representative
    1. Program of Work
      1. report of the Personal growth and services Committee
      2. report of the Professional affairs Committee
      3. report of the research Committee
      4. report of the Communications Committee
    2. Educational Services
      1. report of the educator’s award Committee
      2. report of the eunah Temple holden leadership Fund Committee
      3. report of the golden gift Fund Committee
      4. report of the scholarships Committee
      5. report of the World Fellowships Committee
      6. report of the online leadership Course
      7. report of the Committee on Committee structure
    3. Ad Hoc
      1. other
      2. report of heritage iii
      3. report of the Canadian Forum
      4. report of the european Forum
    4. forums
      1. report of the latin american Forum
      2. report of the united states Forum
      3. report of the The delta Kappa gamma educational Foundation Board of Trustees
  36. Connected
  37. = 1 “seat”
  38. LEADERS’ LEARNING SUITE
  39. LEADERSHIP TOOLS ON THE NET
  40. Electronic Course on CD
  41. BONUS: E-mail Etiquette Tips
      1. Professional development
      2. The arts, Cultural enrichment and lifelong learning
  42. Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. On Being a Teacher
  43. Apply online at:
  44. www.deltakappagamma.net
  45. Go to Member BeneftsSelect Society AffliationsChoose Bank of America
  46. Priority Code: FACCQB
  47. Call: 1.866.438.6262
      1. 1929 United States of America
      2. 1952 Canada
      3. 1970 Norway
      4. 1972 Sweden
      5. 1974 Mexico, D.F.
      6. 1974 Finland
      7. 1975 Guatemala
      8. 1975 Iceland
      9. 1976 The Netherlands
      10. 1976 Puerto Rico
      11. 1977 Great Britain
      12. 1978 El Salvador
      13. 1980 Costa Rica
      14. 1992 Germany
      15. 2007 Denmark
      16. 2008 Estonia
      17. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Flag
      18. founders
      19. 2006 – 2008 International Administrative Board
      20. Past national and International Presidents
      21. 2007-2009 Presidents of State organizations
      22. Executive Secretaries of State organizations
      23. Society Business Committees
      24. Program of Work Committees
      25. Educational Services Committees
      26. Ad Hoc Committee
      27. ConVEntIon CommIttEES
    1. 1.Delta Kappa Gamma Song
    2. 2.We’re Leading On
    3. 3.Lead On
    4. 4.The Lattice of Leadership
    5. 5.Favorite Things
    6. 6.Mission Statement
    7. 7.Making a Difference
    8. 8.Giving Thanks
    9. 9.Sisterhood
    10. 10. We Hold the Key
      1. Limited Edition CDs available at
      2. Headquarters Store- DFW
      3. Vendors
      4. Passion for the Art Exhibits
      5. Schedule-At-A-Glance 2008 International Convention - Chicago

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2008 International Convention
Meeting of the International Executive Board
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Welcome
from the International President!
It’s wonderful to greet you in Chicago and to welcome you to our International Convention, filled with
Wisdom and Passion. We’ve woven a tapestry of the best professional and personal development opportu-
nities in education and surrounded them with a focus on Leading with Wisdom and Passion.
The convention will offer many varieties of overlapping experiences. We hope you find that having to
choose from many excellent features will be exciting for you. You, hopefully, will depart wishing you could
have taken in more of everything.
Opening night will thrill you as we delight in honoring and welcoming our two new member countries,
Denmark and Estonia. Illinois is poised to bring you the best in Chicago jazz.
To ensure an intellectual and inspirational focus, the convention will feature three Distinguished Lectures
and additional speakers at our General Sessions; all are outstanding national and international leaders.
These sessions have been carefully planned for you with a focus on Leading with Wisdom and Passion as
related to significant educational issues.
In addition, the Convention workshops are designed around three themes (with additional strands): Pro-
fessional Development; The Arts, Cultural Enrichment, and Lifetime Learning; and Delta Kappa Gamma at
Work. These workshops were chosen from twice as many as were possible to present and are balanced by
these categories. You will want to be a part of more than time will permit you.
Borrowing from our European friends, I asked the Regional Directors to select one “Woman of Wisdom
and Passion” from each region to present at the Distinguished Lectures and General Sessions. These wise
and passionate women represent true models of women who are doing significant things in our world.
Also within the Distinguished Lectures and General Sessions, you will hear and see Committees share
some of the Key Initiatives of the Biennium. These are exciting and challenging events which you as mem-
bers have been vital in launching and experiencing. You’ll be so proud of the work of these committees
and of yourselves. Many thanks!
Of course, our Convention features the best in “genuine spiritual friendship” which you will see and expe-
rience throughout. Your spirit is expected to soar with delight as we meet and greet each other, enjoy the
beautiful music, taste the best cuisine that can be offered here and anticipate serendipity.
We’ll tend to the business of our Society and discuss and reflect on important things that affect us now and
later. Our new officers will be installed and our presidents honored at a Reception and at the Presidents’
Banquet on our final evening together in Chicago. It is set to be a gala affair.
Throughout the Convention program you will find stories about the work of our Administrative Board,
International Committees, our International Headquarters’ Professional Staff, the Forums and the Educa-
tional Foundation. We hope that you find this ancient art of storytelling compelling; we’re on the cutting
edge of a resurgence of interest within today’s business and organizational leaders. We hope that this use
of narrative will inform and inspire you about the nature of our work during this biennium.
And so, my wish for you is to experience joy and passion here and that you gain wisdom from the vast and
various experiences of speakers. May we embrace it while we are here and leave with a new and renewed
framework for “Leading with Wisdom and Passion.” We’re so glad you are here.
Enjoy this beautiful city and this comprehensive and exciting Convention!
Barbara Day, Ph.D.
International President
“Beyond the horizon of
time a changed world,
very different from
today’s world. Some
people see beyond the
horizon and into the
future. They believe that
dreams can become
reality. They open our
eyes and lift our spirits.
They build trust and
strengthen our relation-
ships. They stand frm
against the winds of
resistance and give us
courage to continue
the quest. We call these
people leaders.”
(
The Leadership Challenge
, Kouzes
and Posner, pg. 317)
Barbara Day, Ph.D.
2006-2008 International President

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GEnErAL InformA tIon
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Registration and Information
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Convention Information, Lost and Found, State
Organization Books
9
Jim Miller Photography
9
Emergencies
9
Rehearsal Schedule
9
Line-ups (Head Table and Program Participants)
9
Convention Store
11-23 AGEnDAS
International Executive Board
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First Meeting
11
Luncheon
11
Second Meeting
11
Third Meeting
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Opening Session
13
Distinguished Lecture
14
General Session – Second Meeting
15
Appreciation Luncheon 2006-2008 International Boards
and Committees
16
Distinguished Lecture
17
General Session – Third Meeting
19
Wisdom and Passion Luncheon
20
Business Session – Fourth Meeting
21
Distinguished Lecture
22
General Session – Fifth Meeting
23
Presidents’ Banquet and Installation of Officers
24-63 BIEnnIUm rEPortS
Administrative Board
24
The Administrative Board
26
International President
27
First Vice-President
27
Second Vice-President
28
Europe Regional Director
29
Northeast Regional Director
29
Northwest Regional Director
30
Southeast Regional Director
30
Southwest Regional Director
31
Immediate Past President
31
Member-at-Large, 2004-2008
32
Member-at-Large, 2006-2010
33
Area Representative – Canada
33
Area Representative – Latin America
34
Parliamentarian
Administrative Staff
36
Executive Coordinator
37
Business Services Administrator
37
Program/Membership Services Administrator
38
Communication Services Administrator
Convention Committees
39
Rules – Executive Board
40
Rules – Convention
Society Business Committees
41
Constitution
42
Expansion
42
Finance
43
Insurance
46
Leadership Development
47
Membership
48
Nominations
49
Personnel
Program of Work Committees
50
Program
50
International Music Representative
51
Personal Growth and Services
51
Representative to the Non-Governmental Organizations
Department of Public Information of the U.N.
52
Professional Affairs
53
Research
Educational Services Committees
54
Communications
55
Educator’s Award
55
Eunah Temple Holden Leadership Fund
56
Golden Gift Fund
57
International Speakers Fund
57
Scholarships
58
World Fellowships
Ad Hoc Committees
59
Online Leadership Course
59
Committee to Study Committee Structure
Other
60
Heritage III
Forums
61
Canadian
61
European
62
Latin American
62
United States
The Delta Kappa Gamma Educational
Foundation
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Board of Trustees
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DESCrIPtIonS
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Workshop Strands
Professional Development
The Arts, Cultural Enrichment and Lifelong Learning
Delta Kappa Gamma at Work
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Session I, 12 Noon-1:00, Wednesday
69
Session II, 3:00-4:00, Wednesday
73
Session III, 12 Noon-1:00, Thursday
78-100 ADDItIonAL InformA
tIon
78
Dissertation Recognition
81
Voting Strength by State Organization
82
The Society’s Countries
Society Personnel
86
Founders
86
2006-2008 Administrative Board
86
Past National and International Presidents
87
2007-2009 State Organization Presidents
87
State Organization Executive Secretaries
87
International Headquarters Professional Staff
Society Business Committees
88
Constitution
88
Constitution Interpretation
88
Expansion
88
Finance
88
Insurance
88
Leadership Development
88
Membership
88
Nominations
88
Personnel
Program of Work Committees
88
Program
88
Personal Growth and Services
88
Professional Affairs
88
Research
Educational Services Committees
89
Communications
89
Educator’s Award
89
Eunah Temple Holden Leadership Fund
89
Golden Gift Fund
89
International Speakers Fund
89
Scholarships
89
World Fellowships
Forum Chairs
89
Canada
89
Europe with Regional Representatives
89
Latin America
89
United States with Regional Representatives
89
NGO Representative
89
Editorial Board
89
Board of Trustees, The Delta Kappa Gamma Educational
Foundation
Convention Committees
90
2008 Steering Committee
90
Convention Committee Chairs
90
To Approve Minutes of the 2008 International Convention
90
To Approve Minutes of the 2008 International Executive Board
90
Meeting
90
Credentials
90
Elections
90
Floor Pages
90
Microphone Monitors
90
Rules
90
Timekeepers
90
First Timers
91
Music
Convention Vendors and Art Exhibits
95
Vendors
95
Art Exhibits
Hotel Floor Plans
97
Entry Level
98
Lobby Level
99
International Level
100
Schedule at-a-Glance
SPEAKErS
Distinguished Lectures
21
Atkinson, Dr. June St. Clair
13
Kallick, Dr. Bena
16
Sorensen, Gillian
General Session Keynotes
15
Burleigh, Nina
11
Daly, Dr. John
15
Lear, Linda
17
McAfee, Barbara
22
Martinez, Dr. Monica
17
Pace-Marshall, Dr. Stephanie

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Tours
Administrative Board Dinner
7:00 p.m.
John Wayne A-B
Monday, July 21
Tours
Registration
7:00–9:00 a.m. and 5:00–7:00 p.m. Grand Ballroom Foyer
Administrative Board Meeting
9:00 a.m.–12 Noon
Lindbergh A-B
Administrative Board Luncheon
12 Noon–1:15 p.m.
Logan
Administrative Board Meeting
1:30–5:00 p.m.
Lindbergh A-B
Meeting of Convention Committees
6:00–7:15 p.m.
Seatac A
State Organizations Presidents Gathering
7:30–9:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom G-H
Tuesday, July 22
Tours
Registration
7:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Credentials Table Opens
8:00 a.m.
International Foyer
Executive Board Meeting
9:00–11:45 a.m.
Grand Ballroom G-H
Executive Board Luncheon
12 Noon–1:15 p.m.
O’Hare AC
Executive Board Meeting
1:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom G-H
Dr. John Daly, University of Texas
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom B-C
(Open to all members and guests with ticket)
Rehearsal: Illinois Night
3:30–5:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
First Time Convention Attendees
3:45–4:30 p.m.
O’Hare A-C
State Organization: Presidents
4:15–5:00 p.m.
DFW
B
Editors/Webmasters
DFW A
Membership Chairs
LAX B
Program of Work Chairs
Seatac A-B
Treasurers
LAX A
Information Session on Standing Rules Proposals
5:15–6:00 p.m.
O’Hare A-C
Rehearsal: Flags
5:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Opening Session
7:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Illinois Night
8:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Wednesday, July 23
Registration
7:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Breakfast: State Organization and Special Groups
8:00–9:30 a.m.
Various Locations
Distinguished Lecture
8:30–9:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom
State Organization Pictures
9:30–10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12 Noon
Vendors and Art Exhibits
9:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
DFW and LAX / John Wayne
General Session-Second Meeting
10:00–11:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom
Workshop Session I
12 Noon–1:00 p.m.
Appreciation Luncheon: International Boards
1:15–2:30 p.m.
Under Dome Outside La Guardia
and Committees (Invitation only)
Rehearsal: Presentation of State Organization Presidents 2:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Workshop Session II
3:00–4:00 p.m.
Golden Gift Reunion Tea
4:15–5:15 p.m.
International Ballroom D-F
Rehearsal: Chorus
4:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom A-C
Photography Seminar
5:00–6:30 p.m.
O’Hare A-C
Thursday, July 24
Tours
Registration
7:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Breakfast: State Organization and Special Groups
8:00–9:30 a.m.
Various Locations
Vendors and Art Exhibits
8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
DFW and LAX / John Wayne

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Thursday, July 24 ConT .
Distinguished Lecture
8:30–9:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom
State Organization Pictures
9:30–10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12 Noon
General Session-Third Meeting
10:00–11:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom
Workshop Session III
12 Noon–1:00 p.m.
Wisdom and Passion Luncheon
1:15–3:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Vendors and Art Exhibits
3:30–5:00 p.m.
DFW and LAX / John Wayne
Cultural and Personal Enrichment (on your own)
3:30 p.m.
Rehearsal: Celebration of Life and Chorus
3:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Friday, July 25
Registration
7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Elections
6:30-9:00 a.m.
Location same as regional breakfast
Regional Breakfast
8:00–10:00 a.m.
Europe
Seatac A-B
Northeast
Grand Ballroom B-C
Northwest
Grand Ballroom F-G
Southeast
Grand Ballroom D-E
Southwest
International Ballroom
Vendors and Art Exhibits
9:00 a.m.–Noon
DFW and LAX / John Wayne
Forums
10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Canadian
O’Hare A-C
European
Seatac A-B
Latin American
International A-C
U.S.
Grand Ballroom
Rehearsal: Chorus
12:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
State Organization Pictures
12:15-2:00 p.m.
Lunch: State Organizations and Special Groups
12:15 p.m.
Various Locations
Rehearsal: Installation
12:20 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Business Session-Fourth Meeting
2:00–5:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Night on the Town Opportunities – See Tours
5:30 p.m.
sa Turday, July 26
Registration
7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Breakfast:
8:00–9:30 a.m.
Educational Foundation Board of Trustees
Ronald Reagan
State Organization and Special Groups
Various Locations
Distinguished Lecture
8:30–9:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom
Celebration of Life
9:45– 10:45 a.m.
Grand Ballroom
General Session-Fifth Meeting
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
State Organization Pictures
12:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Finance Committee Working Lunch
12:45–2:00 p.m.
Paris
Executive Board Lunch
12:45–2:00 p.m.
O’Hare A-C
Rehearsal: Chorus
1:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Executive Board Meeting
2:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom G-H
Cultural and Personal Enrichment (on your own)
1:00–4:30 p.m.
Pictures-Incoming/Outgoing Officers and State Presidents 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Reception
6:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Presidents’ Banquet and Installation of Officers
7:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
sunday, July 27
Breakfast for 2006-2008 and 2008-2010 Administrative
8:30–10:00 a.m.
La Guardia
Boards and International Headquarters Professional Staff
2008-2010 Administrative Board Meeting
10:15–11:15 a.m.
John Wayne A-B
2008-2010 Regional Directors’ Meeting
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
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Headquarters store
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - Noon
Hyatt Entry level: DFW Room

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Special Convention features
Cd net Tools for online leadership $20 - Member
$30 - non-Member
2008 Convention Workshop Cd (Workshop handouts) $15
2007 Passionate Music for Meetings and Ceremonies (Cd and Booklet) $10
online leadership Courses- single “seat” $49.95, 5 seats $225
Items only available at Convention / Limited Quantities
gold Tone detachable Key ring $1
Blue & red ink Pen $2
holder for your Postal Forever stamps (3” x 4”) $1

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regisTra Tion
On-site and pre-registration is located in Grand Ballroom Foyer
Monday
8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday
7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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inForMa Tion
Convention Information, Lost and Found, and State Organization Books are located in Grand Ballroom Foyer.

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Pho TograPher
Jim Miller Photography is located in Grand Boardroom next to registration area. Schedule will be posted.

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eMergenCies
Emergencies may be reported by dialing 55 on a hotel phone.

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rehearsal sChedule
Illinois Night
Tuesday, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Flag Ceremony
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Chorus
Wednesday, 4:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Thursday, 3:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Friday, 12:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Celebration of Life and Chorus
Thursday, 3:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Presentation of Presidents
Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Installation of Officers
Friday, 12:20 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

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line-uPs
Line-ups: Head Table and/or Program Participants (Assemble 20 minutes prior to session)
Opening Session
Grand Ballroom ABC Service Corridor
Flag Presentation
Grand Ballroom ABC Service Corridor
Distinguished Lecturers
Grand Ballroom ABC Service Corridor
General Sessions
Grand Ballroom ABC Service Corridor
Installation/President’s Banquet
Head Table
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Presidents A-M
Grand Ballroom ABC Service Corridor
Presidents N-W
Grand Ballroom FGH Service Corridor

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ConvenTion sT ore
Convention Store is located in DFW and LAX. Hours of operation:
Wednesday
9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Thursday
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m.-12 Noon
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international executive Board – First Meeting
t uesday, July 22, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Grand Ballroom G-H
Presiding
Dr. Barbara Day
International President, North Carolina
Call to Order
Introductions
Greetings
Mary F. Unser, Illinois
State Organization President
Roll Call
Corlea S. Plowman, Executive Coordinator
Convention Committee Reports
Credentials
Janny Kisteman, The Netherlands
Rules
Dr. Hanna Fowler, Georgia
Elections
Eija Liisa Sokka-Meaney, Finland
Report of the Committee to Approve Minutes
of 2006 Executive Board Meeting
Dr. Lynda B. Schmid
Pennsylvania, Chair
Appointment of Committee to Approve Minutes
of 2008 Executive Board Meeting
Dr. Barbara Day
International President, North Carolina
Biennium Report of Administrative Board Action Dr. Carolyn J. Rants
Iowa, International First Vice-President
Report of International President
Dr. Barbara Day
International President, North Carolina
Recommendations of International Committees:
Finance
Lora Nell Spence, Indiana, Chair
Presentation of 2008-2010 Budget
Constitution
Alice L. Carrier, Vermont, Chair
Presentation of Proposed Standing Rules Changes
Report of
Our Heritage - Volume III
Dr. Constance Hoag
and Odelia Schrunk, Iowa
Unfinished Business
New Business
Announcements
11:45 a.m.
Adjournment for Lunch
Return after lunch if needed for Second Meeting; otherwise, attend Dr.
John Daly’s session at 1:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom A.
international executive Board luncheon
t uesday, July 22, 2008
12 Noon
O’Hare A-C
Presiding
Dr. Barbara Day
International President, North Carolina
Inspiration and Blessing
Maria Elena Alcala, El Salvador
Area Representative (Latin America)
Luncheon
Announcements
international executive Board – Third Meeting
Saturday, July 26, 2008
2:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom G-H
Presiding
Dr. Barbara Day
International President, North Carolina
Call to Order
Report of Credentials Committee
Janny Kisteman, The Netherlands
Proposed Budget for 2008-2010
Lora Nell Spence, Indiana
International Finance Committee, Chair
Unfinished Business
New Business
Announcements
Adjournment
IntERnatIOnal ExECutIvE BOaRD
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, Grand Ballroom B-C
Dr. John Daly, award winning professor and
dynamic motivational speaker, will present the
pre-convention seminar, sponsored by the Gold-
en Gift Fund Committee. Open to all members
and guests, tickets are $15. Liddell Professor in
the College of Communication at the University
of Texas at Austin and a popular presenter for
Fortune 500 businesses, Dr. Daly has worked
with more than 300 public agencies and private
organizations in consulting and speaking roles—
traveling to Great Britain, the Netherlands, -Ger
many, Finland, Mexico and Canada, to name just
a few. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on topics such
as Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Behavior, Advocacy and
Persuasion and instructs programs on advocacy, customer service, com-
munication, teamwork, sales management, and leadership.
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opening session
t uesday, July 22, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Prelude (6:30-7:10 p.m.)
McHenry County Youth Orchestra
Presiding
Dr. Barbara Day
International President, North Carolina
Call to Order
Flag Presentation Music
Gerry Hacker, Florida
Presentation of Flags
Kate York, Great Britain
Presentation of the flags of the Society and its 16 countries, see pages 80-84.
flag Bearers
1929 United States of America
Mary F. Unser
Illinois State Organization President
1952 Canada
Sheila J. MacKay
Area Representative - Canada
1970 Norway
Astrid H. Bie Skaaland
Norway State Organization President
1972 Sweden
Ann-Charlotte Berglund
Sweden State Organization President
1974 Mexico D.F.
Margarita Ovelia Ortega Velasquez
Mexico D.F. State Organization President
1974 Finland
Heli Piikkila
Finland State Organization President
1975 Guatemala
Cynthia Ann Mousel, Colorado
1975 Iceland
Anna Thora Baldursdóttir
Iceland State Organization President
1976 The Netherlands
Riet M.W. Smits Hoendreken
The Netherlands State Organization President
1976 Puerto Rico
Rosa Delia Fernandez
Puerto Rico State Organization President
1977 Great Britain
Diana Bell
Great Britain State Organization President
1978 El Salvador
Cecilia Bertrand Henriquez
El Salvador State Organization President
1980 Costa Rica
Marta Morales de Ardón
Costa Rica State Organization President
1992 Germany
Dagmar Ullmann
Germany State Organization Editor
2008 Denmark
Elsebeth Gabel Austin
Denmark State Organization President
2008 Estonia
Anu Joon
Estonia State Organization President
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Flag
Carmen Falls Redding
North Carolina State Organization President
Welcome to Illinois and Chicago
Rosemont Council Representative
Key Initiative: Expanding Internationally Marika Heimbach, Germany
International Expansion Committee, Chair
Mary Lee Makinen, Maryland
Glenda Reynolds, Wyoming
Sue C. Story, Kentucky
Jeannette Zuniga, Costa Rica
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Jill Foltz, Program/Membership Services Administrator,
ex officio, without vote
Welcome to Lambda State
Mary F. Unser, Illinois
State Organization President
Welcome to the Convention
Carol Hughes, Illinois
2008 International Convention Steering Committee, Chair
Announcements
Adjournment
Postlude
Gerry Hacker, Florida
Illinois night
8:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
OPEnInG sEssIOn

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distinguished lecture
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
8:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom
Prelude
Kay Beeson, California
Presiding
Jacklynn Cuppy, Alberta
Immediate Past International President
Introduction
Dr. Nancy L. Noll, Arizona
Second Vice-President
Distinguished Lecturer
Dr. Bena Kallick
“Habits of Mind: For Learning and For Life”
Woman of Wisdom and Passion–
Europe Region: Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Iceland
Drs. Trijny Schmitz du Moulin, The Netherlands
Europe Regional Director
European Ensemble
Director: Coby Van Klaveren, The Netherlands
Wisconsin Singers
Director: Mary Backus
Key Initiative: Additional New Program Development Areas–
Online Leadership Course
Dr. Judith R. Merz, Florida
Ad Hoc Online Leadership Course Committee, Chair
Vicki Kajioka, Hawaii
Dr. Elizabeth I. Tarner, Maryland
Linda D. McCrary, Tennessee
Corlea S. Plowman, Texas
Closing
Jacklynn Cuppy, Alberta
Postlude
Kay Beeson, California
DIstInGuIsHED lECtuRE
A s a private consultant Bena Kallick, Ph.D., provides services to
school districts, state departments of education, professional orga-
nizations, and public agencies throughout the United States and
abroad. Dr. Kallick’s written work includes
Literature to Think About
(a whole language curriculum),
Changing Schools into Communities
for Thinking
,
Assessment in the Learning OrganizationHabits
,
of
Mind
(a four-book series co-authored with Arthur Costa),
Strategies
for Self-Directed Learning
, and
Information Technology for Schools
(co-authored with James Wilson). Formerly a Teachers’ Center direc-
tor, she created a children’s museum based on problem solving and
invention. She is co-founder of Performance Pathways, a company
dedicated to providing easy-to-use software for curriculum mapping
and assessment tracking and reporting, in integrated suite.
V igdís Finnbogadóttir, fourth President of Iceland, was the first
woman in the world to be elected a constitutional Head of State,
winning first in 1980 against three male contenders. She volun-
tarily left office in 1996, after serving four terms. President Vigdís
is devoted to cultivation of the Icelandic language and culture; the
current reforestation drive; and land reclamation in eroded areas
of Iceland. She founded the “Save the Children” Association in
Iceland, speaks for human rights and is a lifetime member of the
Women’s Rights Association. Among her honors: Icelandic Land
Reclamation Award; Jakob Letterstedts Award for introducing Nor-
dic cultural heritage abroad; United Nations Food and Agricultural
Organization’s Ceres-medal for her “steadfast support for FAO’s
fundamental aim of attaining global food security”; and “Selma
Lagerlöf ’s Mårbacka-Price” for furthering environmental ideals.
Woman of Wisdom and Passion
Bena Kallick, Ph.D.
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general session-second Meeting
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
10:00 a.m.
Grand Ballroom
Prelude
Betty Oswald, Mississippi
Presiding
Dr. Barbara Day, International President
North Carolina
Call to Order
Educator’s Award Presentation
Dr. Gloria J.H. Bienstock, Georgia
International Educator’s Award Committee, Chair
Dr. Constance (Connie) L. Hoag, Iowa
Sue Lore, Delaware
Sandy Whitney, Texas
Drs. C.E. Kruyswijk-Van Der Woude, The Netherlands
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Jill Foltz, Program/Membership Services Administrator, ex officio, without vote
Keynote Speakers: 2008 Educator’s Award Recipients
Mirage: Napoleon’s Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt
By Nina Burleigh
Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature
By Linda Lear
Mu State Chorus, Orchestra and Friends Director: Janice Holycross, Florida
Accompanist: Marsha Jones
Woman of Wisdom and Passion–
Northeast Region: Ursula Franklin, Toronto
Laura E. Drake, Ontario
Northwest Regional Director
Roll Call of State Organizations
Corlea S. Plowman, Texas
Executive Coordinator
Report of the Credentials CommitteeJanny Kisteman, The Netherlands
Report of the Rules Committee
Dr. Hanna Fowler, Georgia
Key Initiative: Collaborative Connections–
Supporting New Teachers
Cathy P. Daugherty, Virginia
International Professional Affairs Committee, Chair
Esther F. Eustice, North Dakota
Katherine A. Flynn, Colorado
Sarah Sally Garrison, Michigan
Coby Van Klaveren, The Netherlands
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Jill Foltz, Program/Membership Services Administrator, ex officio, without vote
Report/Block Party Presentation
Jill Foltz, Texas
Program/Membership Services Administrator
Announcements
Carol Hughes, Illinois
Adjournment
Postlude
Betty Oswald, Mississippi
GEnERal sEssIOn
D r. Ursula Franklin was born in Germany in 1921. Because her
mother was Jewish, Franklin was imprisoned in a work camp - dur
ing World War II and spent the war years repairing bombed build-
ings. She received her Ph.D. in experimental physics at the Techni-
cal University of Berlin in 1948.
Franklin, who lives in Toronto, Canada, has made research and
education her life’s work. Her many awards attest to her commit-
ment to family, young people and her country. As a Quaker, she has
been very active in promoting both pacifist and feminist causes.
Because of her commitment, Ursula Franklin Academy was named
in her honor in 1995. This publicly-funded, liberal arts and science
secondary school in Toronto combines innovation, high expecta-
tions, and strong relationships among staff, students and families
to create a community of learners.
Woman of Wisdom and Passion
Ursula Franklin, Ph.D.
2008 Educator’s Award Winners
Mirage: Napoleon’s Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt
by Nina Burleigh
Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature
by Linda Lear
Chosen by the International Educator’s Award Committee, these books
appeal to both mind and heart because of their wisdom and passion.
Each author receives a $2,500 award from the Society.
Their books will be sold in the lobby following their Wednesday pre-
sentation and again after the Wisdom & Passion Luncheon on Thursday.
Authors will sign books Wednesday.

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appreciation luncheon 2006-2008 international
Boards and Committees
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
La Guardia Vestibule
Prelude
Pat Dart, Alaska, and Janice Moen, Washington
Presiding
Jill Foltz, Texas
Program/Membership Services Administrator
Tributes to the Wisdom and Passion of…
International Committees
Phyllis A. Hickey, Connecticut
Business Services Administrator
International Administrative Board
and
The Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation
Board of Trustees
Corlea S. Plowman, Texas
Executive Coordinator
“Giving Thanks”
Words and Music by Janice Moen, Washington
Soloist: June Bowers, Nebraska
Accompanist: Janice Moen
Luncheon
“One”
Words and Music by Pamela Chappell, Michigan
Soloist: Pamela Chappell
Appreciation of Wisdom and Passion
Dr. Barbara Day
International President, North Carolina
Closing
Adjournment
L inda Lear has always been intrigued by how the lives of artists
and writers have been influenced in the natural world. She was
educated at women’s schools, then did graduate work at Colum-
bia University. Following a long career in college and university
teaching, she began to specialize in environmental history just as
the field was being defined. With the publication of her biography
of Rachel Carson,
Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature
, she began
to write and lecture full time. By happenstance, Linda Lear dis-
covered that Beatrix Potter, before writing her legendary series
of “little books,” was an avid student of natural historBeatrix
y.
Potter: A Life in Nature
describes Potter’s evolution from amateur
scientist to acclaimed author-illustrator to careful steward of the
land to prize-winning sheep farmer.
Linda Lear
N ina Burleigh was born and educated in the Midwest with degrees
from University of Chicago, University of Illinois and MacMurray College.
As a journalist, she has covered 20 years of local and national politics, law
and women’s issues in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Paris and New York.
She has traveled extensively throughout the United States as well as the
Middle East, reporting from inside Iraq during the 1990s on assignment
for Time Magazine. She is currently a staff writer for People Magazine
and working on her next book about Biblical archeology and relic collec-
tors.
Mirage: Napoleon’s Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt
chronicles
the first large-scale interaction between Western civilians and Islam in the
modern Era.
The San Francisco Chronicle’s
review states: “Burleigh…ex-
plains significant details without getting heavily academic. By separating
the narrative into sections and sketching individuals – the chemist, the
mathematician, the zoologist – she makes the discussion accessible . . . a
fascinating read about an extraordinary time and place in world history.”
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distinguished lecture
thursday, July 24, 2008
8:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom
Prelude
Millie Holzer, Ohio and Charlotte Shrider, Ohio
Presiding
Jean Gray, Maryland
International Parliamentarian
Introduction
Ann Marie Carlson, New York
Distinguished Lecturer
Gillian Sorensen
“Embracing the World with Wisdom and Passion”
Special Music
Laura Hughes, Ohio
Woman of Wisdom and Passion–
Northwest Region: Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha K. Turnus, Iowa
Rose Ann Moore, Washington
Northwest Regional Director
Key Initiative: Additional New Program Development Areas–
Executive Leadership Program for Women
Golden Gift Renaissance Symposium Heidi Chadwick, California
International Golden Gift Committee, Chair
Dr. Lace Marie Brogden, Saskatchewan
Rebecca Sadowski, Tennesee
Birgit E. Svensson, Sweden
Jane D. Tanner, New York
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Corlea S. Plowman, Executive Coordinator, ex officio,
without vote
Report/Block Party Presentation
Phyllis A. Hickey, Connecticut
Business Services Administrator
Closing
Jean Gray, Maryland
Postlude
Millie Holzer, Ohio, and Charlotte Shrider, Ohio
DIstInGuIsHED lECtuRE
G illian Sorensen, formerly the assistant secretary-general for
External Relations on appointment by Secretary General of the
United Nations Kofi Annan, now serves as senior advisor at the
United Nations Foundation. A national advocate on matters related
to the United Nations and the United States-United Nations rela-
tionship she addresses audiences as diverse as Rotary International
and the Air Force Academy; university students; staff and Members
of Congress; journalists and leaders of civil society. As special advi-
sor for public policy on appointment by Secretary-General Boutros
Boutros-Chali her duties included directing the UN’s global 50th
Anniversary observances.
Gillian Sorensen
J
ustice Marsha K. Ternus is the first woman chief justice of the
Iowa State Supreme Court. Ternus received her bachelor’s degree,
Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Iowa and her law degree,
with honors, from Drake University Law School. She served as
Editor-in-Chief of the Drake Law Review. Before joining the Iowa
Supreme Court, Justice Ternus served in a Des Moines law firm.
While there, Justice Ternus was Polk County Bar Association Presi-
dent, member of the Iowa State Bar Association Board of Gover-
nors, the Iowa Jury Instructions Committee, and the Polk County
Legal Aid Society Board of Directors. She was also president of
Drake University Law School’s Board of Counselors. Chief Justice
Ternus is dedicated to strengthening court oversight of child wel-
fare matters, to ensure the well-being of children in foster care.
Woman of Wisdom and Passion
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general session-Third Meeting
thursday, July 24, 2008
10:00 a.m.
Grand Ballroom
Prelude
Terre McPheeters, Missouri
Presiding
Dr. Barbara Day, International President
North Carolina
Call to Order
Introductions
Sheila J. MacKay, Alberta
Area Representative (Canada)
Keynote Speakers (Sponsored by Eunah Temple Holden Leadership Fund):
Dr. Stephanie Pace-Marshall and Barbara McAfee
“South African Women’s Voices of Wisdom and Passion:
Forgiveness, Hope, Ubuntu”
Report of Credentials Committee
Janny Kisteman, The Netherlands
Key Initiative: Membership Explosion
Virginia L. Koch, Ohio
International Membership Committee, Chair
Nell Cannon, South Carolina
Lynna Gene Cook, Nebraska
Dr. Peggy J. Guthrie, Oklahoma
Liisa Peltomaa, Finland
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Jill Foltz, Texas, Program/Membership Services Administrator,
ex officio, without vote
Report of the Nominations Committee
Elizabeth N. Garner
International Nominations Committee, Chair
Dr. Barbara J. Baethe (2004-2008), Texas
Patricia A. Fujii (2004-2008), Idaho
Ilse Leer De Madrigal (2006-2010), Costa Rica
Dr. Dorothy (Dottie) Martin (2007-2010), Maine
Barbara Merrill (2006-2010), Minnesota
Gudrun Nylander (2004-2008), Sweden
Dr. Doris Parsons-Nesbit (2006-2010), Florida
Wanda L. Ward (2004-2008), New York
Mary A. Wardrop (2006-2010), Great Britain
Announcements
Carol Hughes, Illinois
Adjournment
Postlude
Terre McPheeters, Missouri
GEnERal sEssIOn
S tephanie Pace-Marshall, Ph.D., founding president and presi-
dent emerita of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy,
is internationally recognized as a pioneer and innovative leader,
speaker and writer. She is a contributing author
Learto ning and
Understanding: Improving Advanced Study of Mathematics and
Science in U. S. High Schools, Organizations for the Future
, and
editor of
Scientifc Literacy for The 21st Century
. In addition to
writing more than 35 articles, Dr. Marshall’s book,
The Power to
Transform: Leadership that Brings Learning and Schooling to Life
,
received the 2007 Educator’s Award from The Delta Kappa Gamma
Society International. She served as president of Association for
Supervision and Curriculum Development International and was
founding president of the National Consortium of Specialized Sec-
ondary Schools in Mathematics, Science and Technology.
Stephanie Pace-Marshall, Ph.D.
B arbara McAfee is a singer/songwriter, keynoter and voice coach
who merges lessons from 12 years in organization development
with the transformative power of music. She appears regularly as
“the band” on Meg Wheatley’s Women’s Leadership Revival Tour
and regularly shares the stage with author Peter Block. McAfee’s
voice coaching practice focuses on teaching leaders pragmatic ways
to access the power of voice and presence. As a self-producing art-
ist, she has recorded five CDs. McAffee’s website (www.barbaram-
cafee.com) provides more information about her varied talents
and performances.
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Wisdom and Passion luncheon
thursday, July 24, 2008
1:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Prelude
June Bowers, Nebraska
Presiding
Dr. Carolyn J. Rants, Iowa
First Vice-President
Introductions
Blessing
Terre McPheeters, Missouri
Luncheon
Presentation of 2008 Achievement Award
Dr. Barbara Day
International President, North Carolina
Recognition of Achievement Award Recipients
Solo
Terre McPheeters, Missouri
Recognition of Members Earning Doctorates
Jill Foltz, Texas
Program/Membership Services Administrator
Recognition of Scholarship Recipients
Dr. Carolyn J. Rants, Iowa
First Vice-President
Recognition of International Honorary MembersVirginia L. Koch, Ohio
International Membership Committee, Chair
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas
Major General LaRita Aragon, Oklahoma
Presentation of Honored Staff Member
Irene Morales
Headquarters Order Department Manager
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, North Carolina
and Corlea S. Plowman, Executive Coordinator, Texas
Recognition of International Committee Members
California Singers
Director: Lou Jones
Educational Foundation Update
Merlene Carlisle, Alabama
Board of Trustees Chair
Invitations to International Conventions
2012 New York
New York State Organization
2014 Indiana
Indiana State Organization
Announcements
Carol Hughes, Illinois
Adjournment
Postlude
June Bowers, Nebraska
lunCHEOn
Living International Honorary Members
Mrs. Laura Bush
Texas
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
Texas
Major General LaRita Aragon
Oklahoma
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
New York
Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar
Washington
Shirley M. Hufstedler
California
Dr. Darla Moore
South Carolina
Lieutenant General Carol A. Mutter
Indiana
Mary Ellen Withrow
Maryland

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like it’s the last bus of the night.
-- Glade Byron Addams

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Business session-Fourth Meeting
friday, July 25, 2008
2:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Prelude
Rebecca Tish, Wyoming
Presiding
Dr. Barbara Day, International President
North Carolina
Call to Order
Introductions
Report of Credentials Committee
Janny Kisteman, The Netherlands
Report of the Elections Committee
Eija Liisa Sokka-Meaney, Finland
Reports of Administrative Board Area Representatives
Canada, Sheila J. MacKay, Alberta
Latin America, Maria Elena Alcala, El Salvador
Report of the Finance Committee
Lora Nell Spence, Indiana, Chair
Parliamentary Procedure
Jean Gray, Maryland
International Parliamentarian
Biennial Report of Executive Board Action Corlea S. Plowman, Texas
Executive Coordinator
Special Music
Nancy Everett, Michigan
Report of the Constitution Committee
Alice Carrier, Vermont, Chair
Unfinished Business
New Business
Report of
Our Heritage - Volume III
Dr. Constance Hoag
and Odelia Schrunk, Iowa
Report of Emergency Fund Contributions
Loryann Eis, Illinois
Convention Treasurer
Report of Convention Registration
Pam Rightsel, Illinois
Convention Registrar
Announcements
Carol Hughes, Illinois
Adjournment
Postlude Music
Rebecca Tish, Wyoming
Mission statement

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distinguished lecture
Saturday, July 26, 2008
8:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom
Prelude
Shirley Newhart, Pennsylvania
Presiding
Evelyn Barron, Texas
Past International President
Introduction
Dr. Beverly Helms, Florida
Member-at-Large (2004-2008)
Texas Choir
Director: Cathy Criner
Distinguished Lecturer
Dr. June St. Clair Atkinson
“Leading with Wisdom and Passion: Education for Excellence—
Now and in the Future”
Key Initiatives: Additional New Program Development Areas–
• Moving into the Electronic Age and Global Exchange
Dr. Liz Tarner, Virginia
• Wise and Passionate Living
June M. Bowers, Nebraska
International Personal Growth and Services Committee, Chair
Gail Herring, Texas
Sigrudur Jonsdottir, Iceland
Dr. Rita R. King, New York
Janice H. Moen, Washington
Pamela A. Wamester, Rhode Island
Emily L. Weigel, North Carolina
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Jill Foltz, Program/Membership Services Administrator,
ex officio, without vote
• Virtual Connections
Gayle Hammons, Alaska
Lesley McDevitt, Alberta
Vicki Kajioka, Hawaii
Woman of Wisdom and Passion–
Southeast Region: Doris Voitier, Louisiana
Dr. Jensi Souders, Tennessee
Southeast Regional Director
Closing
Postlude
Shirley Newhart, Pennsylvania
D r. June St. Clair Atkinson has served as the North Carolina State
Superintendent of Public Instruction since August 2005 and is the
first woman elected to the post. She oversees more than 1.4 mil-
lion students in 2,300 public schools. As state superintendent, Dr.
Atkinson heads the North Carolina Department of Public Instruc-
tion, an agency she served for nearly 30 years as a chief consultant
and director in business education, career and technical educa-
tion, and instructional services areas. A former business education
teacher, Dr. Atkinson has been involved in instruction and curricu-
lum development throughout her career. Improving instructional
quality and student learning, creating environments that enable
teachers’ and students’ success, and ensuring that education is
modern and relevant are key priorities.
June St. Clair Atkinson, Ph.D.
D oris Voitier served in the St. Bernard Parish Public School Sys-
tem in New Orleans for 30+ years before being appointed Super-
intendent in August 2004. One year later, when every parish school
was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, Voitier worked,
without state or federal government assistance, to reopen schools
to returning students. With no emergency grant money, Voitier took
out personal loans for clean-up, portable classrooms, and trailers to
house a skeletal teaching staff. Only weeks after the storm, Voitier
reopened the first school to 300 returning students. By August
2007, St. Bernard Parish had reopened five schools to nearly 4,000
students. Voitier received the 2007 John F. Kennedy Profile in -Cour
age Award for her “courageous fight to rebuild … schools in the
face of pervasive devastation and bureaucratic indifference.”
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general session-Fifth Meeting
Saturday, July 26, 2008
11:00 a.m.
Grand Ballroom
Prelude Music
Norma Wetzell, Oregon
Presiding
Dr. Barbara Day, International President
North Carolina
Call to Order
Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Dr. Helen Popovich, Michigan
Member-at-Large (2004-2008)
Keynote Speaker
Dr. Monica Martinez
“Mapping the Future Forces Affecting Education”
Solo
Linda Gustafson, Virginia
Woman of Wisdom and Passion–
Southwest Region: Evelyn Mount, Nevada
Lorraine M. Sawyer, California
Southwest Regional Director
Key Initiatives: The Society’s International Research Study
Dr. Beth Ann Richey, New Jersey
International Research Committee, Chair
Ebba Anna Maria Gamstedt, Sweden
Daphne R. Hofschulte, Alaska
Rita G. Koman, Virginia
Kathryn Wright, Texas
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Jill Foltz, Program/Membership Services Administrator,
ex officio, without vote
Report/Block Party Presentation
Corlea S. Plowman, Texas
Executive Coordinator
Announcements
Carol Hughes, Illinois
Invitation to International Convention
2010 Washington
Washington State Organization
Adjournment
Postlude Music
Norma Wetzell, Oregon
Monica Martinez, Ph.D.
E velyn Mount, 82, has provided food for Reno and Sparks,
Nevada, families for three decades. Evelyn and her late husband
began Community Outreach in 1978. Since then, she and volun-
teers have distributed holiday meals to thousands and provided
meals for low-income seniors throughout the year. Her garage is
a staples pantry and distribution hub. Residents and businesses
donate turkeys and hams to make holiday feasts, and volunteers
prepare delivery boxes. Mount personally prepares a hot dish to
go with staples provided monthly for 126 low-income seniors. In
1978 Evelyn fed 24 families at Thanksgiving and 124 at Christmas.
Thanksgiving 2007 provided dinner for 4,010 families. Christmas
baskets were distributed to 8,214 deserving folks.
Woman of Wisdom and Passion
Evelyn Mount
D r. Monica Martinez, Vice President for Education Strategy for
KnowldeWorks, guides the Foundation’s work to transform the na-
tional education landscape, overseeing the development of new
initiatives and coordination of strategic planning that result from
our 2006-2016 Map of Future Forces Affecting Education. Martinez
founded the National High School Alliance, a partnership of more
than 40 organizations sharing a common commitment to promot-
ing excellence, equity, and development of high-school-age youth,
while she was at the Institute for Educational Leadership in Wash-
ington, D.C. She also served as a Senior Associate at the Institute
for Educational Leadership (IEL), overseeing IEL’s work with the
Pathways to College Network. In addition, she was Project Director
for the National Clearinghouse for School Reform (NCCSR); the
Theme High Schools Network (THiSNET.org); and the Catalog of
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gendas
InstallatIOn/PREsIDEnt’s BanquEt
international Convention Presidents’ Banquet and
installation Ceremony of 2008-2010 administrative
Board and elected Committee Members
Saturday, July 26, 2008
6:15 p.m. Reception
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Harpist
Merle Holland, Texas
Trumpet Fanfare
Mary Davis, Illinois
Strolling Strings of Libertyville
Director: Carol Janossy
7:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Prelude and Processional
Andrea Morris, New York
Processional Outgoing/Incoming Administrative Board and Elected
Foundation and Committee Members
Presiding
Dr. Barbara Day, International President
North Carolina
Presentation of 2007-2009 State Organization Presidents
Dr. Mary Cauley, North Carolina
Installation Ceremony
Elizabeth N. Garner
International Nominations Committee, Chair
Dr. Barbara J. Baethe (2004-2008), Texas
Patricia A. Fujii (2004-2008), Idaho
Ilse Leer De Madrigal (2006-2010), Costa Rica
Dr. Dorothy (Dottie) Martin (2007-2010), Maine
Barbara Merrill (2006-2010), Minnesota
Gudrun Nylander (2004-2008), Sweden
Dr. Doris Parsons-Nesbit (2006-2010), Florida
Wanda L. Ward (2004-2008), New York
Mary A. Wardrop (2006-2010), Great Britain
Greetings
Dr. Mark Friedman, Superintendent
Libertyville School District #70
Blessing
Nebraska Trio
“May We Thankful Be” Words and Music by Janice Moen, Washington
Dinner
International Choir
Director: June Bowers, Nebraska
Accompanist: Janice Moen, International Music Representative,
Washington
“It’s a Grand Night Tonight” a medley by
Rogers and Hammerstein and Leonard Bernstien
“We Sing for the Children” by Janice Moen, Washington
“We Raise Up Our Voices in Song” by Amy F. Bernon
Passing the Gavel:
Continuing with Wisdom and Passion
Dr. Barbara Day
2006-2008 International President, North Carolina
From Vision to Action: Advancing the Society
Dr. Carolyn J. Rants
2008-2010 International President, Iowa
Retiring of Flags
Kate York, Great Britain
“Delta Kappa Gamma Song”
Recession: Head Table Guests
Postlude
Andrea Morris, New York

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BIEnnIuM REPOR
ts
Administrative Board
report of the 2006-2008 administrative Board
The role of the Administrative Board is varied. Its duties are to carry out
with wisdom and passion
the plans and policies adopted by the Interna-
tional Convention, report to the Executive Board, supervise maintenance
of Society properties, determine conditions and terms of employment of
staff, review budgets, adopt the audit report and act in the interim period
between conventions upon matters requiring immediate decisions. -Dur
ing this Biennium the Administrative Board has been busy fulfilling these
responsibilities. A summary of their decisions follows.
2006-2008 Administrative Board Decisions
Implementation of 2006 International Convention Action
• Establish an ad hoc committee to study Society committees: An ad
hoc committee of seven members of the Administrative Board was
appointed to study the current International committee structure
and make recommendations concerning any restructuring that
might be needed. See committee report for details.
International Headquarters Maintenance
• Approved maintenance schedule for International Headquarters
building and grounds
• Approved technology replacement schedule for 2007-2008.
International Headquarters Staff
• Accepted resignation of Sandra Smith Bull, Executive Coordinator,
effective May 31, 2007.
• Employed Corlea S. Plowman as Executive Coordinator, effective
June 1, 2007, and Phyllis A. Hickey as Business Services Adminis-
trator, effective August 15, 2007.
• Terminated contract of the Communications Services Administra-
tor, effective November 17, 2007.
• Approved the Organization Plan for International Headquarters as
proposed by the Executive Coordinator November 2006.
• Updated job descriptions, title changes, reviewed salaries and ben-
efits, and approved a 2% increase effective July 1, 2006, and a 2%
increase effective July 1, 2007, for all employees.
• Approved pay stipends for a limited time to appropriate staff until
all administrators are in place.
• Approved revision to the Personal Leave policy.
• Approved recommendation that a support staff member be rec-
ognized at the International Convention and receive a gift not to
exceed $200.
Requests from Committees/State Organizations/Members
• Approved the 2006-2008 Society Action Plan.
• Agreed to promote World Teacher’s Day 2007 as sponsored by the
United Nations.
• Authorized payment of refunds to members at the 2006 Interna-
tional Convention who had not yet received registration refunds
from Acteva.
• Approved the publishing of a small music booklet and accompany-
ing CD for members or chapters to purchase not to exceed $500
for production.
• Approved the hiring of a public relations/marketing consultant to
advise the Society in marketing ventures at a cost not to exceed
$20,000.
• Approved a proposal to write Our
Heritage Volume III
of the Soci-
ety history.
• Approved charging shipping and handling fee on all items ordered
from headquarters.
Recommended that Newfoundland State Organization be dissolved.
• Approved the addition of the Presidents’
Page
to the list of official
publications bound and archived every five years.
• Established the Bank of America Credit Card Affnity Program.
• Approved Appendix VI Investment Policy for International Funds
as recommended by Finance Committee.
• Endorsed invitation by Tennessee State Organization (XI state) to
host the 2016 International Convention.
• Approved Appendix V Policy for Use of Electronic Communications
as recommended by the Constitution Committee.
• Approved an Emergency Fund Collection at each regional break-
fast at the 2008 International Convention.
• Approved the 2008 International Convention registration fee of
$125, Late Registration of $187.50, with a one-day fee of $45, and
CEUs (3 units) $45.
Vendors/Sales
• Approved a sliding fee for vendors and exhibitors at 2007 Regional
Conferences and set vendor fees for 2008 International Conven-
tion.
• Approved the vendor lists for the 2007 Regional Conferences and
the 2008 International Convention
• Approved sale of NETTOOLS
, a CD for instruction in online con-
nection tools, to members and non-members.
Telling Our Stories.
Wisdom through the years has been passed down
through storytelling. For 2006-2008 reports International President Dr.
Barbara Day asked boards, committees and other Society groups to tell
their favorite story about significant accomplishments during the bien-
nium. President Day further asked for II. Suggestions for the Future and
III. Recommendations for Convention Action(s) as appropriate. Reports
were edited to omit items II and/or III when no recommendations were
made. The art and practice of storytelling is a timeless passion, capturing
our attention in print and in person. Communicating our organizational
strategy through storytelling is designed to inspire and increase mem-
bers’ commitment and involvement and serve as a memorable tool for
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Executive Board Mail/Email Ballots
• To expend an amount not to exceed $60,000 to be taken from the
Permanent Fund for production of written and electronic versions
of
Our Heritage III.
(approved)
• To expend an amount not to exceed $10,000 to be allocated from
the Eunah Temple Holden Leadership Fund to provide for orienta-
tion sessions for the 2008-2010 Administrative Board and Interna-
tional Headquarters Administrative Staff to further the purposes
and mission of the Society. (approved)
• To expend an amount not to exceed $5,000 to be allocated from
the Eunah Temple Holden Leadership Fund to provide the fee for a
keynote speaker during the 2008 International Convention to pro-
vide information, inspiration, and motivation to persons attending
the convention. (approved)
• To expend a total of $5,000 to be allocated from the Eunah Temple
Holden Leadership Fund to partially underwrite a fee for a woman
speaker or speakers who is not a Delta Kappa Gamma member
who is recognized as an authority in Management and/or educa-
tional issues at each of the 2009 Regional Conferences. The speak-
er at each conference will be selected by the respective regional
director. (approved)
• To approve a total of $500 to be allocated from the Eunah Temple
Holden Leadership Fund to use as “start up” money for a February
2009 Parliamentary Procedure Seminar for members. (approved)
• To approve the adjusted 2007-2008 International Available Fund
Budget. (approved)
• To authorize the establishment of an Ad Hoc Committee for Online
Leadership Course Development. (approved)
• To authorize the purchase of a replacement unit for one water
chiller for the headquarters building be purchased and installed,
at an amount not to exceed $30,000.(approved)
• To authorize the removal of the current “tar and gravel” roof on
the headquarters building and a new 3-ply asphalt-based modified
bitumen roofing system be installed, at an amount not to exceed
$100,000. (approved)
• To approve expansion of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society Interna-
tional into Denmark and Estonia.( approved)
• To authorize that all appropriate Administrative Board materials
and all appropriate Executive Board materials be sent by email be-
ginning with the 2006-2008 biennium. (approved)
• To support the nomination of Her Excellency the Right Honour-
able Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, Major General
LaRita Aragon, Mrs. Laura Bush, and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
for International Honorary Membership. (approved)
• To authorize purchase of a security / fre alarm system, not to ex-
ceed $14,000. (approved)
• To authorize purchase of replacement chairs for meetings in the
Blanton Room, not to exceed $2,600. (approved)
• To authorize removal and replacement of a tree not to exceed
$5,000. (approved)
2006-2008 Administrative Board
Dr. Barbara Day, International President
Dr. Carolyn J. Rants, First Vice-President
Dr. Nancy L. Noll, Second Vice-President
Corlea S. Plowman, Executive Coordinator
Drs. Trijny Schmitz du Moulin, Europe Regional Director
Laura E. Drake, Northeast Regional Director
Rose Ann Moore, Northwest Regional Director
Dr. Jensi Souders, Southeast Regional Director
Lorraine M. Sawyer, Southwest Regional Director
Jacklynn R. Cuppy, Immediate Past President
Dr. Beverly Helms, Member-at-Large (2004-2008)
Dr. Helen Popovich, Member-at-Large (2006-2010)
Sheila J. MacKay, Area Representative (Canada)
Maria Elena Alcala, Area Representative (Latin America)
Jean Gray, Parliamentarian
report of the administrative Board’s strategic
Planning Committee
I. Telling Our Story
The 2006 International convention approved the proposed amendments
to the Constitution and Standing Rules assigning the responsibility for
continued strategic planning and implementation to the International
Administrative Board. International President Dr. Barbara Day appointed
a committee to coordinate and facilitate the Board’s strategic planning
process.
The Society Strategic Action Plan was revised at the first meeting in No-
vember 2006 and was used as a guide for the biennium. At each meeting
of the Administrative Board the committee led a review and update of the
activities in the plan. The major areas of focus are membership, leadership
development, finance, internationalization, marketing, communications,
Society impact on education, organizational effectiveness, and annual re-
view and update of the Action Plan. The plan was placed on the web site
and distributed to all state organization presidents.
At the conclusion of this biennium most activities are in progress or have
been accomplished.
II. Suggestions for Future:
• Continue the planning process for the 2008-2010 biennium
• Encourage state organizations to develop their own strategic
action plans
2006-2008 Administrative Board Strategic Planning Committee
Dr. Carolyn Rants, Iowa, Chair
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report of the international President
I. Telling Our Story
Leading with Wisdom and Passion: A
Worldwide Vision for
DKG
It has been said that not much happens
without a dream and for something re-
ally great to happen, there must be a great
dream. And so, our story line begins with
a dream.
Adopting Eleanor Roosevelt’s
mantra, “The future belongs to those who
believe in the beauty of their dreams;” at
the beginning of this biennium, your Ad-
ministrative Board was asked to dream big dreams and to reflect wisely
and passionately on them. These dreams resulted in a strategic action
plan and key initiatives for the biennium. And so, this story is about an
organization of 114,000 key women educators, now in 16 countries who
touch the world by “Promoting professional and personal growth and
excellence in education.”
Our seven purposes have guided us all along the journey, a journey that
is both global and individual. Our programs have touched the lives of so
many through our scholarships, our world fellowships, stipends, work-
shops, study conferences, retreats, leadership training, conferences and
conventions, and Continuing Education Units (CEUs). As individuals, it
is also very important that we network with friends, both personally and
professionally throughout 16 countries around the world.
Key Initiative #1: Membership Explosion
Our dream is for a more diverse membership in all areas. For this bien-
nium the focus has been on chapters growing their membership by eight
new members, four of whom have no more than three to 10 years of
experience. My, how our chapters have reached out to educators all over
the world to reach this key initiative. As we go to press we have added
more than 10,000 new members. Welcome new and diverse members
and congratulations to the International Membership Committee and to
all members working to make this happen. These new members will be
recognized and honored in person and in a booklet of this accomplish-
ment given at the Convention.
Key Initiative #2: Collaborative Connections—Supporting New Teachers
Because this Society cares deeply and passionately about teachers and be-
cause many teachers are leaving the profession early in their careers, the
Professional Affairs Committee launched a project to collaboratively con-
nect beginning teachers with members in Delta Kappa Gamma. The re-
sult has been an overwhelming array of relationships, projects, learning,
and teamwork throughout our chapters. The stories told by individuals
and by chapters are powerful. We have reached out to create supportive
connections in significant ways. The entire teaching profession is better
off for what we are doing. We have become collaborators, mentors, and
encouragers for teachers beginning their professional journeys.
Key Initiative #3: Promoting Wise and Passionate Living
Recently one of our insurance agents said that the best way to insure a
long and happy life was to be a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. The facts
support it. We believe that a key ingredient for this happiness is lifelong
learning and living life wisely and passionately. And so, during this bien-
nium, the Personal Growth and Development Committee has gathered
materials from all of our regions to tell the story of the many ways that our
members are involved in life-long learning experiences. An array of won-
derful opportunities await your exploration on the web at International.
Enjoy them and add to them as you learn about and/or experience a won-
derful world of opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Key Initiative #4: Expanding Globally/Internationally
This is for sure a dream come true. It is even part fairy tale. We worked
long and hard to install Denmark as our 15th member country in 2007
and Estonia our 16th member country in 2008. How proud we are and
how thrilled we will be to see the Danish flag and the Estonian flag in our
processional on opening night in Chicago. We have embraced these new
women educators and initiates (and they us) into our Society with great
wisdom and passion. Welcome Denmark and Estonia! Congratulations
Expansion Committee and others who brought passion to the table and
who made our global reach possible.
Key Initiative #5: Promoting the Arts and Women Artists
Throughout our Society we continue to enrich our personal lives more
abundantly through the arts. We have featured women artists at chapter,
state, regional, and now at our International Convention. We are also in-
deed fortunate to have many outstanding women artists within our Society.
Our art exhibit in Chicago will delight you, as we express our appreciation
to the many artists who have given their works for display through the vi-
sual arts; many other expressive arts are also featured here, particularly the
many musical selections, ranging from jazz, to symphony, to opera.
Key Initiative #6: Crafting an International Research Study
Deep appreciation to many of you who participated in the biennium
research study, launched by the International Research Committee and
reported during the Regional Conferences. Many important things will
further be highlighted at this Convention. Among them are the “beliefs”
reported by our members regarding what is needed to keep good teach-
ers in the profession and support excellence in education:
• A safe environment for teaching and learning
• More administrative support with parents and discipline
• Adequate teaching and learning materials on a variety of develop-
mental levels
• Teacher control of professional development and smaller class
size
• Less emphasis on standardized testing
• Community respect/support as a professional
• Active role in decision making
This International Research Study highlights our Society’s commitment
to listening to the voices of our members and producing significant new
knowledge.
Key Initiative #7: Promoting Genuine Fellowship through Global
Exchange
On our Delta Kappa Gamma website you will find, or have already found,
a program labeled “Global Exchange.” It is providing you the opportu-
nity to go online, register your dwelling for members to access if they
would like to visit you. You have the same opportunity to register and
sign up to visit another member in hopefully and eventually each of our
16 member countries. (This is password protected; check it out through
International Headquarters.)
Key Initiative #8: On-Line Leadership Course for Women
Early in the biennium I appointed an ad-hoc committee to develop this
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course for our members and women around the world who are not our
members. Our own homepage and link has been created as well as a CD
of net tools. This is now available for members and features an overview
of the many electronic tools available for today’s leaders. You will be able
to see and use it at our Convention. These tools are a precursor to the
on-line course also ready for your use.
Key Initiative #9: Executive Leadership Program for Women
Members
Another leadership initiative that your President and Administrative Board
are committed to for members and non-members is being sponsored by
the Golden Gift Fund Committee. The University of Texas will offer this
program as a top-level Executive Leadership Program for Women.
Key Initiative #10: The Renaissance Program
Information went out to Golden Gift Leadership Management “alumnae”
regarding this new program, and it filled very quickly. The goal was to
enhance personal and professional wisdom and renew leadership skills.
It is a winner; spirits are re-energized.
On the Horizon
Additional New Program Ventures:
a) Alaska, Hawaii and Alberta are exploring virtual chapters, members
and meetings.
b) Three new networking groups are meeting in Chicago; Superinten-
dents/Directors of Schools, Millenials/GenXers and Professors
.
c)
The History of Our Society
(Our Heritage, Volume III) is being written.
d) A public relations firm is working to help us define and refine our
image and brand.
e) We have moved ahead in the electronic age with our publications
and need your continued support in helping our members have
access to our on-line publications
f) We initiated an Honorary Member into our Society in Romania via
SKYPE.
Your Administrative Board has been united in its commitment to “reach
out” in a variety of ways to grow and change and to add new emphasis
areas. The International Committees have all worked passionately and
wisely on the key initiatives; and the State Presidents and Chapter Presi-
dents have guided our members in making it all happen. They have ac-
complished much and leave a legacy of new initiatives and change. What
lies ahead are continuing opportunities and challenges for change. And
so, we anticipate a new 2008-2010 biennium with great confidence. We
have moved from good to significant in many areas and we predict that
change and growth will continue to come. Building on the past as we
move toward the future will help guide the way.
Thank you for loving wisdom. You have inspired us all. Thank you for
initiating changes in the Society and thus in the world. It takes courage
to grow and change, no matter what the age. It’s hard to move into the
future, because we are unable to see it. We will keep “moving forward.”
The wisdom and passion of all of our Society’s amazing collection -of per
sonal and professional women colleagues and friends who are inspiring
and courageous will keep guiding the way.
“We see how far we have come together. Now, it is time to look
beyond, where we have yet to go.”
(Anonymous. Discovered in the hallway of the Business Executive Pro-
gram, the University of Texas, Austin, 2008.)
report of the First vice-President
I. Telling Our Story
As First Vice-President I have spent the bien-
nium listening: listening to our members,
listening to ideas to incorporate into helping
the Society look at itself as it moves into the
future. Discussion by the five Regional Task
Force groups to study committee structure
pointed to new ways to shape International
Committees and to incorporate some of the-
new technological advances into our ways of
doing business. Discussion by members of the Administrative Board and
the Professional Staff helped create a Society Strategic Action Plan that
provides direction for the future. As chair of the Strategic Action Plan
committee I had the opportunity to update the plan as the biennium pro-
gressed and found many items were accomplished.
Listening to members at eight state conventions, from sunny Hawaii to
rural New Hampshire, from southeastern Virginia to southwestern Texas,
from familiar Iowa to western Wyoming, and from Washington to West
Virginia, I have found that members face the same concerns and prob-
lems, and yet have the same enthusiasm and energy for continuing the
work of the Society. I listened to numerous discussions about recruiting
and retaining those elusive younger members. It is often the first concern
mentioned by a state. As I listened, I learned; and I shared member ideas
with other states, regions, and countries.
II. Suggestions for Future
:
• Create a vision of a strong relevant Society and promote it to the
larger educational community
• Adapt our practices and procedures to meet the needs of today’s
educator
• Continue to pursue non-dues revenue
• Enhance our use of technology to provide leadership training
report of the second vice-President
I. Telling Our Story
Being elected to the position of International
Second Vice-President would be an overwhelm-
ing responsibility, I thought. At the first Admin-
istrative Board meeting, I realized I was now
representing all the members, not just those in
the southwest region. What a wonderful
experience!
I have enjoyed visiting different state conven-
tions and the contacts I made with many mem-
bers. Each area was unique, and everyone greeted me with warm hospitality.
It is easy to understand why this organization is so supportive of its mem-
bers. I enjoyed my visits to Ohio, Alabama, and Delaware and look forward
to visiting Illinois, Michigan and Colorado.
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The position of second vice-president carries with it an unknown factor –
that of being selected to serve at the wishes of the president. But that is
what makes it so exciting! Many different opportunities become available
and challenging. Being asked to chair the discussions from the southwest
region on the Committee Restructuring Task Force was a challenge as well
as a rewarding experience.
As second vice-president, I was asked to represent the United States as a
member of the International Speakers Fund Committee. I was selected
as chair and met with area representatives from Canada, Latin America,
and Europe, with the international president and executive coordinator
serving ex officio. We presented information at the regional conferences
in 2007 and at the international convention in 2008.
Giving speeches is something every member strives to do well. Providing
Society information to all members is necessary at state conventions and
is done in a variety of ways. Presenting workshops, giving reports, and
speaking to many different members, with wisdom and passion, is a valu-
able experience and one I wish more members could have.
II. Suggestions for Future:
Stimulate member interest in applying for international committees/of-
ficers. Encourage more members to become involved as an International
Speaker. Continue strategic planning and committee restructuring dis-
cussions at all levels of the Society.
report of the europe regional director
I. Telling Our Story
Once upon a time in the Western part
of Europe there were seven countries,
member states of an International Soci-
ety, Delta Kappa Gamma.
These seven states were represented
in the Administrative Board by the Eu-
rope Regional Director since 1998. The
Regional Director from 2006-2008 did
not feel like Little Snow White and the
seven dwarfs (although some states were literally small or small in num-
ber of members), but more like Alice in Wonderland.
Seven different languages, spoken by inspired women educators from
seven different countries with all the same ideal, to promote excellence
in education in every way they can. With exception of Iceland, I visited all
the European states during this biennium.
In 2007 Finland (Helsinki), where the house of the famous Finnish paint-
er Gallen-Kallela in the snow was the reminiscence of “Vrouw Holle,”
the old lady who let it snow on earth every time she shook up her bed.
In Sweden, (Umea), the same snow landscape, same fairy-tale. Norway is
like all the Scandinavian states the country of the Vikings, and one wished
to be Nils Holgersson sitting on the back of a goose to see from above the
landscape of these beautiful countries.
And then A Danish Duckling, far from ugly was born on March 23, in Den-
mark (Hjorring). The eighth European state was installed. and already
is growing into a beautiful swan as the second chapter was installed not
even seven months later.
In the porcelain town of Meissen in Germany, it was difficult not to think
of The sleeping beauty when you saw the landscape and the beautiful
castles around. And then The Netherlands, not only the country of the
famous painter Rembrandt but also of Piet Mondriaan born in Amersfoort
where this house could be visited after the conference.
At the 5th Europe Regional Conference My Fair Lady, Eliza Doolittle, in-
vited every one to a really British Country Fair on the lawn of the castle
of Walpole House where the mediaeval Pearly King and Queen sang for
the happy guests.
British members with apron and mob cap encouraged all to Splat the Rat,
Pin the Tail on Eeyore, Guess the Weight and much more pleasant games,
while eating strawberries and cream at Strawberry Hill.
A more modern sound came from the two excellent keynote speakers,
and the visit to the Olympic sites for 2012 in Eastern London transferred
us in the near future, while the return by boat over the river Thames in the
falling night was a romantic coming back to present times.
March 8 is International Women’s Day and on that day in 2008 was in-
stalled the ninth European state, Estonia. From now on the title of the
European fairy-tale will be Once upon a time in the Western and Eastern
part of Europe, and Kalevipoug, the mythological founder of the Estonian
nation, will be part of our heritage.
Isn’t it a real fairy-tale to go from seven to nine countries in one biennium?
This past spring I met with members from overseas, Nebraska and Penn-
sylvania, for their state conventions. A famous Dutch novelist and essayist,
Jan Brokken, (1949) once said, “Travel gives you the opportunity to see
yourself against different backgrounds.”
And from these different backgrounds I have learned so much and got so
much inspiration, that I have to express my sincere thanks and gratitude
to all those who made this possible.
II. Suggestions for Future:
A. To continue expansion into new European countries as was done
in this biennium.
B. To create a possibility for nurturing and helping the new member
states.
C. To continue hand-over meetings between steering committees of
successive Regional Conferences in collaboration with the Region-
al Director.
D. To continue working closely together with the European Forum
representatives.
E. To support the Regional Director in participating in expansion ac-
tivities.
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Laura E. Drake
Ontario
report of the northeast regional director
I. Telling Our Story
As I started to plan the Northeast Regional
Conference which we were going to hold
in Traverse City, Michigan, I began to worry
about how I was going to make sure we held
a conference which would be relevant to
educators at all ages and stages yet present
enough Society information to enhance the
Administrative Board’s strategic plan.
With the cooperation and assistance of state
presidents, my class of state presidents from 1997-99, past regional direc-
tors, and our Michigan hostesses, I think we were able to meet these goals
in an exciting, energetic fashion.
To promote the strategic plan’s internationalization objective, we showed
the internationally acclaimed film by Indian film maker Deepa Mehta. We
raised money via the putting competition for the International Speakers
Fund.
To present the Society to the Michigan community, we invited participa-
tion by one of the local native peoples elders who shared her story and
how she has impacted the local community by her life. We donated and
collected many books to be given to the local library under construction.
These books were both adult inspirational books, and fun and educa-
tional books for children (NBC even covered the event). The Feldmans
and Pamela Chappell inspired our members to continue their work with
mentoring children from many backgrounds, and their children’s choir
encouraged our spirits that hope and peace are possible. All God’s Chil-
dren were treated to a night in the hotel, use of the pool, a pizza party,
and they all carried home cereal courtesy of Kellogg’s. Group singing and
solo performances helped us enjoy fellowship with our colleagues. Our
amazing soloists Pam Chappell, Nancy Everett and Dr. Anita Newman sent
our hearts to a deeper spiritual level by their challenging inspirations.
All of our Society speakers including, Dr. Barbara Day, Phyllis Hickey, Dr.
Vivienne Collinson, and Dr. Joanne Lantz were honored with a crystal
heart as a woman of wisdom and passion. Corlea Plowman was also wel-
comed to her new role as Executive Coordinator with a heart as well.
Author Grace Cirroco provided us with many personal growth insights
and applauded our commitment to effect change. Our Educator’s Award
winner Dr. Stephanie Pace-Marshall encouraged our growth as agents of
change who can transform our education system.
I have been told that you can measure the success of a conference by the
conversation around the ice cream parlor at the end of the day. I finally
got to enjoy this part of the conference with my bowl of cherry ice cream
on Saturday night following the banquet. I knew what my friends had
meant. It was a wonderful time for all.
I shall cherish this opportunity to share my planning and organization
skills, which I have honed with the help of this Society, and I truly enjoyed
working with Dr. Day, administrative board, and staff. There have been
some opportunities for growth for me as well. I have learned that I’m not
as fearless as I thought and I still need to work at being confident enough
to support my convictions and find the courage to express them.
II. Suggestions for Future:
Make sure you have a great support team within the State and work closely
with the hotel sales and banquet staff. They will all make you look good.
report of the northwest regional director
I. Telling Our Story
As I write this report I’m reminded of the
words to the song “Top of the Mountain” by
Gwen Yocom. “There are many paths to the
top of the mountain, but the view is always
the same.” Being elected to serve as North-
west Regional Director has been a mountain-
top experience which has led me on an in-
credible journey. I’ve traveled to California,
Texas, British Columbia, Nebraska, Arkansas,
Minnesota, Oregon, and Illinois attending
many meetings including leadership train-
ing for administrative board members and committee chairs, conference
planning meetings, administrative board meetings, and state conventions.
I’ve had the opportunity to work with outstanding women educators who
strive to meet the purposes and mission of the Society and succeed in
their endeavors.
Much of my first year as Regional Director was devoted to planning for
the Northwest Regional Conference held on the campus of the University
of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.
It was exciting and challenging to
have one of the first conferences held on a university campus.
“There are trouble spots on the top of the mountain but keep in mind
the view” – “There are many who’ll help you get there.” Just five weeks
before the Conference, I was diagnosed with cancer that required surgery.
Anne Thompson, members of the B.C. steering committee, Carolyn Rants,
Jackie Cuppy, Janice Moen, Barbie Sharrard, headquarters administrators,
and so many members throughout the Northwest Region offered their
assistance to ensure the conference would be a success. With a positive
attitude, the support of so many and a very strong desire to be in at-
tendance, I was able to convince my doctors that I could indeed attend
the conference to see the results of nearly a year of planning. I can’t
begin to tell you how I felt as I presided at the opening session. It was
truly an evening I’ll never forget. From the inspirational speakers to the
exceptional entertainment and wonderful reception provided by British
Columbia members, the tone for the conference – Wisdom to Share, Pas-
sion to Care – had been set.
Members from each of the sixteen state organizations of the Northwest
Region participated in the conference by sharing their stories of wisdom
and passion, providing outstanding professional workshops, giving out-
standing keynote addresses and inspirations, participating in the info fair
and sharing their musical talents. Northwest members demonstrated their
generosity by donating $3,374.00 to the emergency fund.
I’m very proud of the leadership in each of the Northwest state organiza-
tions as they carry out the work of the Society. State and province presi-
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dents are currently joining me in making plans for an enjoyable North-
west Regional Breakfast at the international convention in Chicago.
These past two years have been exciting and rewarding as I’ve worked
with so many outstanding members of our Society. My heartfelt thanks
and appreciation to all members for giving me the opportunity to serve as
Northwest Regional Director.
report of the southeast regional director
I. Telling Our Story
As Dr. Seuss said, “Congratulations! Today is
your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off
and away!” Indeed, my two years as Southeast
Regional Director have been replete with great
places, great people, and great events.
Following the convention and installation in
San Diego (a great place I’d never been), and
a wonderfully productive planning meeting
with the other regional directors and Admin-
istrative Board at Lake Travis, Texas (another
great place I’d never been), I was prepared for my site visit to -New Or
leans, location for the 2007 Southeast Regional Conference. Conference
Chair Christel Robbins, State President Loretta Brehm, and every con-
ference steering committee member were there, armed with wonderful
ideas and enthusiasm.
Only a year after Hurricane Katrina, a plethora of bad press about the
“unhealthy” and “unsafe” conditions was working against our efforts to
entice members and non-members to attend what was planned as a very
professional in-service conference, packed with lots of fun as well -as per
sonal and professional development. We countered the bad press with
the truth—that while New Orleans was making a slow recovery in the dev-
astated areas, the downtown area where the conference would be held
was unaffected, clean, and safe.
As I traveled, I found members empathetic and eager to support Epsilon
State Organization members, New Orleans, and the state of Louisiana. I
talked with members in Idaho (September ‘06); in North Carolina (Octo-
ber ’06 and June ‘07); in South Carolina (February ’07); in Nuevo Leon
(Monterrey), Louisiana (Monroe), Kentucky (Paducah) (March ’07—all
places I’d never been); and in Mississippi (June ’07), as well as across my
own state of Tennessee, finding support and generosity for the confer-
ence, for sending library books to help restore area school libraries, and
for the Emergency Fund.
Memories from the conference? Vignettes, both good and bad, abound:
the amazing speakers who informed and delighted; the growing number
of women who kept showing up in new Chico’s outfits as each conference
day progressed; the positive response to the very professional workshop
sessions; the fun of parading behind the marching band in our very own
Mardi Gras parade, wearing head dresses and beads and waving our “do
rags”; the schedule that kept getting behind; the nearly $9000 raised for
the International Emergency Fund; the difficulty some seated members
had in seeing around posts in the Celebration Luncheon ballroom; the
more than 800 library books donated to New Orleans schools; the en-
ergy and commitment of the Epsilon State Organization members who
worked behind the scenes throughout the week; a relaxing dinner at the
Commander’s Palace; the hotel staff members who kept thanking us for
coming and bending over backwards to make us happy.…
The second year of the biennium has been no less pleasurable. Working
with the new Southeast state presidents to accomplish the work of the
Society at both the state and international levels has been a distinct and
continuing pleasure. In August, I participated in Pi State Organization’s
(New York) State Planning Seminar in Syracuse (yes, another place I’d
never been), where the emphasis was on goal setting and gaining a higher
degree of participation from all state committee members. A return to
North Carolina in the fall as an instructor in the Eta State Newsletter/
Website Camp was both relaxing and energizing.
At the November 2007 Administrative Board meeting, Dr. Helen Popovich
and I were charged to suggest a new chapter model for success. A Success-
ful Chapter Practices Survey was sent to all chapter and state presidents.
One-third of all chapters responded by the March deadline—an excellent
return! Many thanked us for giving them a chance to share their thoughts.
The results of that study will be shared in a convention workshop.
This spring, I met with New Jersey and Oklahoma members at their state
conventions (more places I’d never been!) and worked with the South-
east presidents to plan a rewarding and enjoyable Southeast Regional
Breakfast at the convention.
“Oh, the places you’ll go...” said Dr. Seuss, and, indeed, these two years
have been rewarding and adventurous as I’ve strived to serve the Society
and its members. My sincere thanks and gratitude to all members for giving
me the opportunity to help further our profession and our organization.
report of the southwest regional director
I. Telling Our Story
It was another beautiful day in San Diego, the
site of the 2006 International Convention ,
July 2006, when the International Nomina-
tions Committee announced the results of
the election for the 2006 - 2008 Delta Kappa
Gamma Society International Administrative
Board.
Those of us who heard our names
called were thrilled and excited to have been
elected to serve the Society in our respective
positions for the next biennium.
Once we were installed, the dream became reality. The new Administra-
tive Board met at the conclusion of the Convention in order to get ac-
quainted and learn what was ahead. In the fall of 2006, the five Regional
Directors arrived in Austin for a leadership and planning session, prior to
the arrival of the remaining members of the Administrative Board. Later
in the week, the chairmen of the International Committees arrived. The
Eunah Temple Holden Leadership Fund Committee is to be commended
for their planning and funding of this excellent experience.
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It was at this time that the Regional Directors selected the theme for the
five 2007 Regional Conferences, “Wisdom to Share ? Passion to Care.”
Excellent resource materials were provided as we learned our roles in
the planning and carrying out of those plans. The Southwest Regional
Conference was to be held in Oklahoma City. I traveled to Oklahoma to
meet with the Steering Committee and the Chair Paula Walker and found
that the arrangements were in good hands.
The Southwest Regional Conference attracted approximately 500 mem-
bers, who enjoyed entertaining and thought-provoking speakers, profes-
sional workshop presentations, an Info Fair, and excellent tours. Due to
the distance between California and Oklahoma, most of the planning was
done by phone and email, which proved not to be a problem. The South-
west Regional Conference was asked to pilot a new registration format
created by Sandi Causey, Alpha State, Texas. It was a huge success and
will be used for the 2008 International Convention in Chicago.
The training for the incoming State Presidents was excellent and con-
ducted by the International Leadership Development Committee. The 20
Southwest State Presidents had an opportunity to become acquainted and
learn what was ahead for them during their biennium. Again, excellent
resource materials were provided for the Presidents.
The Administrative Board meetings, held in Austin at Headquarters, were
informative, revealing, and never dull. How interesting it was to see how
the Society functions on a day-to-day basis and the amount and variety
of work that is done by the wonderful Headquarters Professional staff.
During the biennium we hired two Professional Staff members: Executive
Coordinator and Business Services Administrator.
One of the “perks” of serving on the Administrative Board is having the
opportunity to be assigned as an International Representative to state
conventions. I visited Utah, California, and Oklahoma. While each of the
State Organizations did things differently, the end result was successful
and beneficial to their membership. The hospitality at each venue was
welcoming and warm.
While I have not met with the State Presidents since July, there has been
lots of email. My heartfelt thanks to Maria Elena Alcala, Latin American
Representative, for translating incoming and outgoing email for me. One
of the assignments that was given to the Regional Directors by -Inter
national President Dr. Barbara Day was to select a “woman of wisdom
and passion who had made a difference in the world” from each of the
Regions. The Presidents responded with excellent nominees. The South-
west Region is delighted to honor Evelyn Mount of Nevada. She will be
featured at a General Session at the 2008 Convention.
It has been an honor to serve as the Southwest Regional Director for the
2006 -2008 biennium. I have increased my knowledge and appreciation
of the Society, done something I never thought I would do (serve as
- a key
note speaker) and met many wonderfully talented women from around
the
DKG
world. It has been an experience that I will never forget.
report of the immediate Past international President
I. Telling Our Story
This story will take you from San Diego, Cali-
fornia, to Chicago, Illinois. There were many
stops along the way that included working
with a new Administrative Board of Directors,
continuing to serve on the Educational Foun-
dation Board of Trustees, and working with
Headquarters’ Administrative Staff on Perfor-
mance Appraisals.
The enlightening task of ending in a delightful biennium as International
President and then being able to continue with the work of the Society
is most rewarding. Seeing the continuation and enlargement of the Soci-
ety’s Strategic Action Plan and being able to serve as a member of the Task
Force to study committee structure are indications of the forward steps
our Society is taking to be more productive, responsive to members and
cognizant of the changes needed for the future.
We have in place the opportunity for training and orientation of new In-
ternational Presidents. This ensures that information and actions of a pre-
vious biennium can be transitioned into the next one. It was a pleasure to
serve as chair of this committee responsible for the orientation.
Yes, I have been fortunate to travel (between San Diego and Chicago) to
Austin many times with rewarding visits as the International Representa-
tive to New Mexico, Mississippi, Arizona, Great Britain, Maine, Vancouver,
and the most recently to Dubuque, Iowa, for the Seminar in Purposeful
Living. It is the opportunity to interact with members throughout our
Society that gives me the most pleasure.
II. Suggestions for the Future:
1. Continue to look for ways to be fiscally responsible and to generate
non-dues revenue.
2. Listen to members’ ideas for strengthening and growing into the future.
report of the Member-at-large (2004-2008)
I. Telling Our Story
Were it not for an event that occurred in Octo-
ber 1972, you would not be reading my story.
On that date, I became a member of the great-
est organization of women educators in the
world. As a result, I have had phenomenal op-
portunities to serve in a variety of roles at all
levels of the organization. Most importantly,
the repertoire of stories, all of which involve
amazing friendships, will be forever etched in my heart and mind. This
particular story reveals the accomplishments during the second phase of
my term as International Member At Large, 2004-2008.
What a deep honor and privilege to interact with the other members of
the 2006-2008 Administrative Board! We shared concerns, suggestions,
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made recommendations and conscientiously took action to address the
issues of the Society for which the Board was responsible. A most excit-
ing and anticipatory moment for me as a board member was the sharing
by the international president of the assignments to state conventions.
Having already served as international representative to 13 outstanding
states, the opportunity to make, renew and/or deepen friendships with
members in Iceland, Maryland, South Carolina and Mexico D.F. in 2007
and California, San Luis Potosi and Arkansas in 2008, was unbelievable.
Members in each state I visited are talented, inspiring, and dedicated to
the mission and purposes of our Society. Needless to say, they are also
amazingly resourceful. The significant impact they are making in their
chapters, districts, regions, state and at the international level is beyond
my ability to describe. I never completed a state visit without reflecting on
my blessings for having been given the opportunity to be there. Unique
benefits of membership in our organization are the networking, global
affiliation, and lasting friendships that enhance our lives and broaden
our horizons. Interestingly, only one person reading this “story” would I
have known but for my membership in The Delta Kappa Gamma Society
International.
As a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, planning for the
- per
petuation of our Society was continued as an assignment from the previ-
ous biennium. Any organization that fails to identify where it is in relation
to where it wants to be and does not address the environment in which
it exists or the means to achieve its mission and purposes could end up
anywhere, and worse, nowhere. The continuous review and updating of
the Society’s Strategic Plan by the Administrative Board, state organiza-
tions and the Society itself, will serve us well.
My experience while holding an administrative position with responsi-
bilities in the areas of human resources and personnel selection, perfor-
mance evaluation and employment, enabled me to respond, in a small
way, to requests by the international president. During my six-year term
on the board, two different executive coordinators have been employed
and the three other administrative positions at headquarters have been,
or, are in the process of being filled.
As an appointed member of the international Ad Hoc Committee charged
with the responsibility of studying our Society’s Committee Structure and
making recommendations, I had the wonderful experience of working with
the task force members from the southeast region. Giving members at all
levels of the Society an opportunity to share thoughts and provide direc-
tion for our organization has been extremely interesting and rewarding.
The last chapter in “my story” for this biennium is my involvement in
developing and implementing the process for awarding professional de-
velopment credit or continuing education units for members who partici-
pate in regional and/or international meetings. This process was begun
in the southeast in 2003 during my tenure as Southeast Regional Direc-
tor and has evolved to the point that it now produces non-dues revenue
as well as college CEU’s. Acknowledging the academic and professional
experiences offered at regional and international meetings with official
college certificates affords members, who choose to participate, an ad-
ditional benefit of membership. I am pleased to have been able to serve
our members in this way.
II. Suggestions for Future:
A. The Society’s strategic planning process is critical to the success of
our organization. Time involved in the activity should continue to
be a priority of the Administrative Board.
B.
The International Ad-Hoc Committee responsible for studying the
Society’s committee structure should continue to seek information,
as well as focus on the needs and interests of members at all levels.
Communications regarding this activity should be maintained and
enhanced. Chapters and states should constantly be reminded of
the flexibility that is available to them. This will decrease many of the
misconceptions and “myths” that are inadvertently perpetuated.
C. The opportunity for interested members to advance on their salary
schedules, renew teaching certificates, and/or acquire professional
development credit for attendance and participation at regional
conferences and international conventions should be continued.
This produces an additional incentive for attendance at regional
and international meetings by some members as well as generating
additional non-dues revenue for the Society.
report of the Member-at-large (2006-2010)
I. Telling Our Story
International President Barbara Day appointed
me to serve on two international committees:
the Strategic Planning Committee and the Ad
Hoc Committee on Committee Structure, both
of which were chaired by International First
Vice-President Carolyn Rants. The reports of
these committees are included in this report
booklet.
As a member of the Committee on Committee
Structure, I met at the Northeast Regional Conference with the Northeast
Task Force, comprised of a representative from each of the Northeast
states appointed by her respective state president. Their discussion of
the strengths and potential for improvements in the structure and prac-
tices of our international committees revealed significant areas of agree-
ment and several areas of disagreement. The Task Force recommended
some procedural improvements that can be implemented quickly, and
members were asked to discuss other recommendations with their states
prior to convening for a second Task Force meeting at the 2008 Interna-
tional Convention.
Dr. Day also assigned me to work with Southeast Regional Director Jensi
Souders to create a profile of a model chapter. We developed a “Success-
ful Chapter Practices Survey,” distributed it to all chapters, and received
a whopping 40% response. After tabulating, synthesizing, and analyzing
the responses, we will conduct a workshop at the 2008 convention, pro-
filing a model chapter and highlighting proven practices for making any
chapter stronger.
In addition to working on these assignments, I also had the privilege of
being the international representative to five state conventions; Alaska,
Maine, and Washington in 2007; North Dakota and Vermont in 2008. The
opportunity to interact with the remarkable women in these state organi-
zations, to learn of the difference they are making in the lives of children
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Alberta
and fellow educators, and to see their new leaders emerge has reaffirmed
my belief in the strength of our sisterhood and the extraordinary things
we can accomplish as we carry out the Society’s mission and purposes.
II. Suggestions for Future:
A. Continue to update and implement the Society’s Strategic Plan
B. Involve Task Force members and states in recommending ways to
improve our committee structure and/or practices
C. Publicize and encourage members to implement successful chap-
ter practices
report of the area representative (Canada)
I. Telling Our Story
The first Canadian Area representative was ap-
pointed in 1980. Area representatives serve as
voting members on the Administrative Board
and on the International Executive Board.
They provide liaison between these boards
and the members and perform such duties as
delegated to them by the international presi-
dent or the Executive Board.
In 2007, the Canadian Area Representative chaired the Canadian Forum at
the Northwest Regional in Vancouver, British Columbia and at the North-
east Regional in Traverse City, Michigan. The Canadian 2008 Forum will
be held in Chicago during the International Convention.
• Communication is one of the goals of the Canadian members. To
this end we have several initiatives.
• We issue a quarterly publication called Canadiana-on-Line. It
consists of articles from each state president as well as items of
national significance.
• The Canadian presidents are on a listserv and are involved in a
biennual teleconference with the Canadian Area Representative.
Alberta members are looking forward to hosting the Northwest Regional
2011 which will be held in Edmonton, Alberta. There have been two Ca-
nadian projects this biennium. The first one was the “Romanian Project”
where the Canadian members financed the education of three Romanian
sisters through University. The second project is the “Tlama Project”
where we support the education of teens in Mexico. Each member pays
two dollars (a toonie) per year to aid these projects.
Two Canadian members were honoured by the Governor General of Can-
ada. Dr. Mildred Burns (Gamma), Quebec, and Muriel Smith (Epsilon),
Manitoba were presented with the “Person’s Award.” Muriel Smith also
received the “Order of Canada,” the highest award bestowed on a Cana-
dian citizen.
Dr. Karin Breuer (Alpha), British Columbia, was selected to attend the
Golden Gift Management training in Austin, Texas.
Several provinces are receiving grants from the Educational Foundation.
The two projects in New Brunswick are “Tots in Transition” and “Wula-
won (Welcome) Readers.” In Alberta, funds are received for “Scholarship
Funding for Young Women of Servants’ Anonymous Society of Calgary.”
The project in Ontario is “Adult Basic Literacy Volunteer Development.”
Several Canadian members have served at the International level this bien-
nium. Jacklynn Cuppy was the International Past President. Laura Drake
(Beta), Ontario, served as the Northeast Regional Director. Sheila MacKay
(Zeta), Alberta, was the Canadian Area Representative and was a member
on the International Speakers Fund Committee and chair of the Canadian
Forums. Dr. Lace Marie Brogden (Eta), Saskatchewan, sat on the Golden
Gift Fund Committee. Anne Thompson (Alpha), British Columbia, served
on the Personnel Committee and Helen Lamos-Parker (Beta), Ontario,
was part of the Finance Committee.
The Canadian Area Representative has been the International guest in
Illinois, Colorado, Quebec, Manitoba, Massachusetts, Tennessee and
Montana. Visits were made to British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario,
Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan.
Canadian members have nominated the Governor General of Canada,
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean to International
Honorary membership.
Alberta initiated an honorary member by an e-ceremony. Kathy Langston
runs an orphanage in Romania. New Brunswick initiated a member from
Newfoundland by an e-ceremony.
II. Suggestions for Future:
• Collaborate with Canadian states to develop an interactive website
and develop a Canadian webpage with links to the International
website.
Liaise and collaborate with Canadian states to develop virtual chapters.
• Research the feasibility of purchasing a webcam for the Canadian
state presidents.
• Investigate public relations venues for Delta Kappa Gamma.
• Support members as they examine the process for nominating
Canadian women to International Honorary Membership
• Encourage Canadian members to recommend a change in the
definition of “qualification for membership in The Delta Kappa
Gamma Society International.”
report of the area representative (latin america)
I. Telling Our Story
What an honor it is to serve the Society as Area
Representative for Latin America!
I had the
privilege to attend: Leadership Development
Sessions, Administrative Board meetings,
2007 SW Regional Conference,
2008 Inter-
national Convention, and the Jalisco, Guate-
mala, San Luis Potosi, Kansas, El Salvador, Baja
California, Mexico DF, and New Mexico State
Conventions. There, my love for and all that
I learned about the Society was personally and with wisdom and passion
shared with members that enriched my personal and professional life.
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Through constant and rewarding electronic communication, I wrote and
sent the Spanish translation of English letters, documents, ISF brochure,
and the Manual for Latin American Conference to the Latin American
Executive Board and the Past Area Representatives for Latin American.
Their brilliant ideas, suggestions, and those of the dedicated and efficient
Salvadoran Steering Committee and other Latin American members con-
tributed to plan and implement events. The 2007 Second Latin American
Conference, “To Educational Excellence with Wisdom and Passion”; the
2007 Latin American Forum, “Sharing Excellent Educational Practices”;
the 2008 “A New Vision of the Society in Latin America” were the result.
Their objectives were made and accomplished according to the Constitu-
tion and Bylaws of the Society and its Strategic Plan of Renewal.
Sixty members from Mexico, D.F.; Jalisco; San Luis Potosi; Costa Rica;
Guatemala; El Salvador and Canada attended the conference! An impres-
sive Flag Parade, folklore dances, and a violin and piano classic and folk-
lore concert inaugurated the event. A recorded male professor’s voice,
sang the Society Song accompanied by piano and violin music, and the at-
tendees. A reception followed and typical food and beverages of the host
country served. Costa Rica State members presented the Latin American
web page in progress. Two members from each State were assigned to
enrich the data on www.deltakappagamma-lat.org.
Canadian member
and International Representative, Mrs. Laura Drake; International Speak-
ers Fund speaker and Guatemala State President, Mrs. Claudia Estrada;
and other distinguished members presented interactive conferences on
the Society, Educational matters, and a Code of Ethics. Four Leadership
Workshops were simultaneously presented on rotating basis and attended
by all members; topics being Leadership and Education, Art, Values, and
Social Interaction.
The usual ceremonies, meals and tours strengthen leadership and friend-
ship. Commercial and Industrial Salvadoran Establishments economically
enriched the conference. It also had media coverage. The International
Expansion Committee is being informed that distinguished Honduran
and Peruvian teachers are interested in joining the Society! My gratitude
to all that helped me serve!
II. Suggestions for Future:
• That a constant communication with area members be a priority.
• That members be motivated to continue increasing data of the Latin
American Web Page.
• That the Spanish translation of the Society English Documents and
other educational topics be continued and introduced to the Latin
American Web Page.
• That the Latin American Web Page be submitted for its approval.
• That the revision of the Code of Ethics be continued and presented for
approval.
III.Recommendation(s) for Convention Action(s):
That the actual amount of $1,500.00 (one thousand and five hundred
US dollars) assigned to the Latin American Conference be increased to
$2,500 (two thousand and five hundred US dollars) or more.
report of the Parliamentarian
I. Telling Our Story
The position assigned to the parliamentarian
by the Constitution is one of advisor/consul-
tant. Time is usually a premium when infor-
mation is requested. Therefore, during the
2006-2008 biennium, the parliamentarian uti-
lized e-mail to respond promptly to the wide
variety of inquiries from Society members.
Participation in the Southeast and Northeast
Regional Leadership Development Sessions,
serving on the Administrative Board and as a
consultant to the Constitution Committee enabled the parliamentarian to
model proper parliamentary techniques and to clarify questions derived
from applying the mandates of the Society’s Governing Documents.
II. Suggestions for Future:
A committee is presently studying the international committee structure
with the view of recommending a new committee structure, which is bet-
ter suited to accomplish the work of “today’s” organization. Throughout
the Society, modes of communication and availability of new technology
are influencing how members interact and conduct the work at the state
and chapter levels. Language of the Society’s Governing Documents in
many instances may no longer communicate clearly intent. Examples: The
Constitution allows business to be conducted by mail. Does that include
e-mail? What constitutes a “mail vote”? There is discussion of virtual chap-
ters, virtual members, and virtual meetings. How are these defined and
documented? What rules apply to virtual chapters/meetings/members?
Who will make this decision? Does making Society Documents available
only on the international website satisfy the Society’s responsibility to
“publish”?
These issues and many others must be addressed through the process
of amending the governing documents during the 2010 convention.
The changes may be extensive and scattered throughout the documents;
therefore, a revision may be indicated. So that the Constitution Commit-
tee is prepared to respond to this possibility, the 2008 convention body
should adopt a motion permitting a revision.
III.Recommendation(s) for Convention Action(s):
Motion: That after consultation with, and approval of the Administra-
tive Board, the Constitution Committee may undertake a revision of the
Constitution and International Standing Rules during the 2008-2010
biennium.
Jean Gray
Maryland

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A short saying often
contains much wisdom.
–Sophocles

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executive services department
I. Telling Our Story
Pardon my puns, but this is a tale of two
coordinators and presents a dickens of
a problem to retell. Change– that’s this
story’s theme. The 2006-2008 biennium
represented change for the Executive Ser-
vices Department. The Executive Coordi-
nator changed in June 2007 from Sandra
Smith Bull to Corlea S. Plowman. Sandra
retired; Corlea moved down the hall. A
major accomplishment for Sandra in 2007
was refurbishing the gravesite of Dr. Annie Webb Blanton. She also left an
impressive paper trail and big shoes to fill.
I came to work at International Headquarters as Business Services Admin-
istrator in January 2004. That was a growth experience, a challenge. The
challenge continued as I adjusted to a new job and new expectations this
last year. Training a Business Services Administrator, while learning my
new responsibilities, offered some hurdles and more change. A record
rainfall accompanied our need for a new roof. My negotiation skills were
sharpened as I worked on billing disagreements with insurance adjusters
and various regional conference hotels.
Contracts and change- something new: I met with the authors
Heriof -
tage III
to reach a contractual agreement, with representatives of the Uni-
versity of Texas at Austin, Executive School of Education, to establish an
agreement for the Golden Gift Renaissance Program, and with an -inter
net course provider to create the contract for Online Leadership Classes.
Renegotiating existing contracts with various service providers seemed
simple by comparison. Even working with future sites (such as the Semi-
nar in Purposeful Living in Tacoma 2010 or regional conferences for 2009,
2011, or 2013) became easier.
Learning the work of seven committees and two boards in more detail
as their liaison for International Headquarters had one of those steeply
rising learning curves. Help from chairmen, board members, Sandra Bull,
Anita Williams, Terri McPheeters and Sarah Sanchez allowed for my
- sur
vival. Answering telephone and email requests consumes an ever increas-
ing piece of time; no matter what time-saving technique I apply. Contact
with members and service providers warrants special attention and offers
many rewards, so that piece of time cannot be diminished.
Working with a wonderful Illinois Steering Committee (bless you, Carol
Hughes) and very capable Hyatt staff has made work for this International
Convention much more enjoyable. Jill Foltz and Phyllis Hickey have also
provided assistance for convention details, for publications, and for other
communication services tasks.
As you read this, it will be a little more than a year since I assumed the
job as Executive Coordinator. If time on task is any measure, you have
gotten your money’s worth. If heartfelt commitment is any measure, you
have gotten what you deserve as a genuine spiritual fellowship of women
educators. And if loyalty and dedication to the Society are any measure,
you have me in the right place. Thank you for the opportunity to serve,
to lead, and to grow.
II. Suggestions for the Future:
A. Clarify misconceptions about current committee functions be-
fore taking additional steps toward restructuring
B. Continue work with a public relations firm to update and direct
our “brand”
C. Keep the aspects of our honor Society that set us apart from many
other professional organization, such as leadership training for
members, genuine spiritual fellowship, and individual member
participation in governing the Society
Corlea S. Plowman, Texas
Executive Coordinator
Corlea S. Plowman
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International Headquaters Administrative Staff

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It is no longer enough to be

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smart -- all the technological tools
in the world add meaning and value

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only if they enhance our core
values, the deepest part of our heart.

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Acquiring knowledge is no guarantee

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of practical, useful application.

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Wisdom implies a mature integration

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of appropriate knowledge, a

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seasoned ability to filter the
inessential from the essential.
–Doc Childre and Deborah Rozman

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Biennium reports
Phyllis A. Hickey
Business services department
I. Telling Our Story
From replacing light bulbs and cleaning
carpet spots to emptying rusty water out
of a myriad of containers and plunging
toilets while wearing sequins—taking
care of International Headquarters chal-
lenged the mechanic, the decorator, and
the business woman in me. Working with
chapter and state treasurers, budget and
accounting processes, technology, and
international committees added to the
variety. Stir in a few brochures, sprinkle with vendors, and spice with ser-
vice technicians to create a most interesting job. Replace a roof, refurbish
marble and terrazzo, renovate a kitchen, update lighting, and install a new
phone system to complete the package. Shave thousands of dollars from
the expenses and increase non-dues revenue to ice the cake. Yes, Corlea
Plowman did enjoy her time as Business Services Administrator.
In early August with a car packed to the rim, I left Connecticut and drove
to Austin, Texas, in time to begin my new position on August 15, 2007.
I started to fi ll the shoes of Corlea in my new role as Business Services
Administrator. Following in the footsteps of Corlea, I have gained a work-
ing knowledge of the physical plant and was able to follow through on
the fi nal tasks related to the water damage from the roof and renovation
of the kitchen. A fi re safety procedure has also been developed for Inter-
national Headquarters.
I have become familiar with the workings of the business services depart-
ment along with many of the current fi nancial procedures of the Society.
Jolene Crozier, Debbie Davidson, Sandra Govea and Mary Boland are fabu-
lous and very dedicated employees who are always willing and able to serve
our members. I have also investigated and established some non-dues rev-
enue with the acceptance of a Society credit card in partnership with Bank
of America and the implementation of the OneCause shopping network
through our website. Enhancing other non-dues revenue by strengthening
the current relationships and availability of material through the Interna-
tional website has been another concentrated area. Future programs are
also being explored that would develop non-dues revenue for our Society.
Effort has also been given to coordinating and developing the number of
vendors that would be available at the 2008 Convention.
Working with International World Fellowships, Scholarships, Insurance
and Finance committees has been very rewarding. We are so pleased
that all the Scholarships and World Fellowship applications were available
on-line for the committee members, saving the Society much money in
printing, mailing and personnel costs.
A major emphasis has been placed on working closely with the Finance
Committee to prepare material for the rationale behind the request for
the dues increase. It is very important that our members be able to make
a well-informed decision at the 2008 International Convention. The new
challenges as Business Services Administrator have been exciting and mo-
tivating for me. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you all.
Phyllis A. Hickey, Connecticut
Business Services Administrator
Program/Membership services department
I. Telling Our Story
One of the most important parts of my job
as Program/Membership Services Admin-
istrator is visiting state conventions in the
spring. It’s always a wonderful opportunity
to listen to members regarding their profes-
sional successes in education and the excit-
ing happenings in their chapters as well as
discussing with them issues and concerns.
Each time I attend a state meeting, I am so
inspired by our members and all they ac-
complish in their busy lives.
One specifi c example occurred last April in Carson City, Nevada, where
I was initiated into the Society 30 years ago. Like each state convention
throughout Delta Kappa Gamma, this convention was well planned and
balanced with serious activities and fun events. As always, the “genuine
spiritual fellowship” was evident every minute. The one moment, though,
that lives in my memory occurred at the Saturday night banquet.
Members and guests were gathering and conversing, enjoying one an-
other’s company, and I was organizing my papers and my thoughts for the
keynote speech. All of a sudden, the room became silent – not the usual
when surrounded by Delta Kappa Gamma members. Of course, I looked
up to see what had happened. And the most beautiful sight met my eyes:
my mentor and friend Leontine Bennett, the woman who sponsored my
membership in the Society, had entered the room. I had not expected
to see her at the meeting and, in fact, I was looking forward to our time
together the next day.
Because friends in Nevada knew about my love and esteem for Leontine,
they had prepared this amazing surprise for me. And, it seemed that ev-
eryone at the convention was in on the surprise – they joined the celebra-
tion of our reunion. That joyful attitude permeated the rest of our time
together that evening.
Because I am privileged to talk with members in all our state organiza-
tions, I know that such occurrences happen all the time, whether at chap-
ter meetings, state meetings or international meetings. These special con-
nections are what Delta Kappa Gamma has to offer its members that no
other organization does.
The women who work for you at International Headquarters, particularly
those in the Membership Department – Linda Davenport, supervisor; Ka-
lyse McElveen, administrative assistant and membership specialist; and
Gloria Morales, membership specialist -- feel it is their privilege to serve
you. They pride themselves on their service with each and every member
contact.
Jill Foltz, Texas
Program/Membership Services Administrator
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Communications services department
I. Telling Our Story
Change seems to be the key word for the Communication Services De-
partment this biennium. The size of the quarterly
Bulletin
was changed
to 8 ½” x 11” and posted online for Summer and Winter issues. Spring
and Fall issues continue to be mailed. The
DKG
NEWS is published bi-
monthly, with the July/August issue online. While both publications are
posted online regularly, these issues are published online only, following
action at the 2006 International Convention.
The department also has two new employees: one serving as website
manager and Communication Services administrative assistant and a sec-
ond employee serving as communications manager. The Communications
Services Administrator position is open, and the International Personnel
Committee has job information and an application posted on the website.
In the interim, the department and headquarters staff have initiated some
task-sharing strategies in addition to hiring free lance consultants and a
graphic arts firm for specific jobs.
The website has been widened, and photographs or graphics accompany
each story. The goal has been to add an item to the home page at least
twice a week. Updates and additions to other sections are also made con-
tinually. The Global Exchange, Gold Papers, privacy policy, scholarship
and world fellowship applications, Leadership Links, blogs and legal no-
tices for specific web locations have also been added to the website.
New versions for 2008 and beyond
Guidelines
of
for State Organization
and Chapter Communications Committee Chairs, Chapter Membership
Committee Chairs, Chapter Presidents
and
Chapter Treasurers
were pre-
pared and mailed to state organization presidents. The department fills
member orders on a daily basis and helps update all brochures, flyers and
Society publications.
Work with the International Communications Committee and Editorial
Board resulted in some definition clarifications for various tasks assigned
to each group. The Editorial Board also volunteered to review Gold Pa-
pers for posting. A tagline—International Journal for Professional Edu-
cators—was added to the
Bulletin
. Work with two public relations firms
toward branding and marketing have yielded discussion points for future
decision-makers.
Changes continue for the Communications Serves Department, which is
looking forward to having a department administrator in place for 2009.
II. Suggestions for the Future:
A. Hire a Communications Services Administrator
B. Continue to work with public relations firms for updates suitable
for electronic and print materials
C. Establish design and content for website update that is in keeping
with strategic plan and branding suggestions.

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The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
Purposes
1. To unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship
2. To honor women who have given or who evidence a potential for distinctive service in any field of education
3. To advance the professional interest and position of women in education
4. To initiate, endorse, and support desirable legislation or other suitable endeavors in the interests of education
and of women educators
5. To endow scholarships to aid outstanding women educators in pursuing graduate study and to grant - fellow
ships to women educations from other countries
6. To stimulate the personal and professional growth of members and to encourage their participation in the
appropriate programs of action
7. To inform the members of current economic, social, political and educational issues so that they may
- partici
pate effectively in a world society

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Biennium
standing rules of the 2008 international executive
Board Meeting
1.
Orders of the Day
The order of business for the International Executive Board meet-
ings found in the printed program of the convention shall constitute
the orders of the day unless changes are requested and approved by
the Executive Board.
2. Registration
All members shall be registered prior to being admitted to the busi-
ness meetings. Convention badges must be worn at all meetings.
3. Seating
a.There shall be a designated seating area for each International Ex-
ecutive Board member with special place cards for identification.
b.Members shall be in their seats five minutes before each meeting
convenes.
c.Doors will be closed at the time the presiding officer calls the
Meeting to Order. Late arrivals may be admitted when admission
does not disrupt the proceedings.
d.Society members attending as observers must be seated in the
designated observer area.
4. Quorum
“A quorum shall be a majority of the voting members of the Board.
Each voting member shall be entitled to one vote.” (Constitution,
Article VII, Section A.2.c. (3))
5. Decorum
a.Meetings shall be called to order on time.
b.Any member desiring the floor shall move to a microphone to speak.
She shall address the presiding officer and, on being recognized,
give her name and the geographic name of her state organization.
c.Announcements of general concern shall be made from the po-
dium to the assembly.
d.Members shall remain at their seats while a vote is being conduct-
ed and should stand only during a rising vote or as directed by the
presiding officer. No one will be permitted in or out of the room
during a vote.
e.R
obert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised
, current edition, shall
govern where applicable and not inconsistent with the Standing
Rules of the Convention.
6. Communications
All communications shall be delivered in written form to the presid-
ing officer.
7. Points of Order
All points of order must be addressed to the presiding officer.
8. Motions
a.The White Official Motion Form shall be used by one desiring to
make a motion.
b.Motions, amendments, or resolutions shall be written on the official
motion form, signed, and sent to the presiding officer before or imme-
diately after being proposed. Motion forms may be obtained from floor
pages at designated areas throughout the room or near the platform.
c.International committee chairs attending the meetings of the In-
ternational Executive Board shall have the privilege of presenting
recommendations and speaking during debate.
9. Debate
a.Debate shall be limited to two minutes for each speaker and ten
minutes for each question except by consent of the voting body.
The timekeepers shall signal expiration of allotted time. The
speaker shall relinquish the floor without further comment.
b.No one may speak a second time on a question as long as any
member who has not spoken on that question desires the floor.
c.No member may speak more than twice to the same question ex-
cept by consent of the voting body.
d.The presiding officer shall recognize speakers, alternating pros
and cons. A speaker for a proposal shall use a GREEN CARD. A
speaker against a proposal shall use a YELLOW CARD. A RED
CARD shall be used for business requiring immediate attention,
such as point of information or appeal.
10. Voting
a.Only those with proper credentials shall vote in the business ses-
sion of the International Executive Board. In accordance with
the
Constitution
(Article VII, Section A, 2.a), “The members of
the International Executive Board shall be the president, the first
vice-president, the second vice-president, the regional directors,
all past international presidents, the members-at-large, area rep-
resentatives, and the state organization presidents. Members of
the International Headquarters professional staff, the parliamen-
tarian, and the state organization executive secretaries shall be
ex-officio members, without vote.”
b.
The presiding officer shall determine the method of voting unless the
assembly requests a method. Floor pages officially appointed by the
International President shall be assigned to assist the presiding officer.
11. Nominations
Following the report of the Nominations Committee, nominations
may be made from the floor for members of the Board of Trustees of
The Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation.
12. Technology Equipment
a.The use of personal recordings of any type shall not be permitted
during the business meetings, with the exception of the official
convention reporter designated by the Society.
b.All pagers and cell phones must be turned off during business meetings.
13. Smoking
Smoking is prohibited in all public areas within the hotel.
14. Minutes
A committee of three members of the International Executive Board
shall be appointed by the president to approve the minutes of the -Inter
national Executive Board meeting. Questions not resolved by the com-
mittee shall be referred to the Administrative Board for final decision.
Dr. Hanna Fowler, Georgia, Chair
Dr. Andrea H. Morris, New York
Jo Anne Williamson, Arkansas
Jean Gray, Maryland, Consultant
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standing rules of the 2008 international Convention
1.
Orders of the Day
The official printed program of the convention shall constitute the
orders of the day unless changes are requested and approved by the
convention.
2. Registration
All members shall be registered prior to being admitted to the busi-
ness meetings. Convention badges must be worn at all meetings.
3. Seating
a. There shall be a designated seating area for each state organiza-
tion for business sessions.
b.Members shall be in their seats five minutes before each meeting
convenes.
c. Doors will be closed at the time the presiding officer calls the
Meeting to Order. Late arrivals may be admitted when admission
does not disrupt the proceedings.
4. Quorum
a. “A quorum shall be a majority of the members who have registered
at the convention.” (Constitution, Article IX, Section A.1.a. (3))
b.To ensure an accurate quorum for the conduct of business
throughout the convention days, a registered member, who leaves
the convention early, not to return again, should check out at the
registration area. The credentials report will reflect the number
of members leaving and the total number of members eligible to
vote at the time the report is given.
5. Decorum
a. Meetings shall be called to order on time.
b.Any member desiring the floor shall move to a microphone to
speak. She shall address the presiding officer and, on being rec-
ognized, give her name and the geographic name of her state
- or
ganization.
c. Members shall remain at their seats while a vote is being conducted
and should stand only during a rising vote or as directed by the pre-
siding officer. No one will be permitted in or out of the room during
a vote.
d.Announcements of general concern shall be made from the po-
dium to the assembly.
e.Robert’s
Rules of Order Newly Revised
, current edition, shall
govern where applicable and not inconsistent with the Standing
Rules of the Convention.
6. Communications
All communications shall be delivered in written form to the presid-
ing officer.
7. Points of Order
All points of order must be addressed to the presiding officer.
8. Motions
a. A White Official Motion Form shall be used by one desiring to
make a motion.
b.Motions, amendments, or resolutions shall be written on the
- of
ficial motion form, signed, and sent to the presiding officer before
or at the time of being proposed. The official motion forms shall
be obtained from the floor pages in designated areas near the
platform or microphone areas.
c. All new business shall be introduced through motions or resolu-
tions, which must include financial details if expenditure of funds
will be required.
9.
Resolutions
“Except for courtesy resolutions, proposed resolutions shall be presented
in writing by the first day of registration at the international convention
and distributed to all members.” (International
Standing Rules
, 7.24e.)
10. Debate
a. Debate shall be limited to two minutes for each speaker and ten
minutes for each question except by consent of the voting body.
The timekeepers shall signal expiration of allotted time. The
speaker shall relinquish the floor without further comment.
b.No one may speak a second time on a question as long as any
member who has not spoken on that question desires the floor.
c. No member may speak more than twice to the same question
except by consent of the voting body.
d.The presiding officer shall recognize speakers, alternating pros
and cons. A speaker for a proposal shall use a GREEN CARD. A
speaker against a proposal shall use a YELLOW CARD. A RED
CARD shall be used for business requiring immediate attention,
such as point of information or appeal.
11. Voting
a. The presiding officer shall determine the method of voting unless the
assembly requests a method. Floor pages officially appointed by the In-
ternational President shall be assigned to assist the presiding officer.
b.A roll call vote must be requested by a majority vote or by five or
more state organization presidents or their alternates.
c. In accordance with the
Constitution
(Article IX, Section A.1.a. (5)
(b)), “The state organization president or her official representa-
tive shall cast the vote for the state, one vote for each five active
and reserve members or major fraction thereof within the state
organization. The vote may be divided.”
d.
On a roll call vote the state organization president or her official repre-
sentative shall cast the vote for the state organization according to the
instructions given by members in the state, the state Executive Board,
or by the convention actions in the state. If no instructions have been
given and if there is a division among the members of the state orga-
nization, the members attending shall arrange a caucus. The president
or her official representative shall cast the vote of the state organiza-
tion on a percentage basis determined by the result of the caucus.
12. Nominations
Following the report of the Nominations Committee, nominations
may be made from the floor. All nominees should have agreed to
their nomination. Nominating speeches shall be limited to three min-
utes for the office of president and two minutes for all other nomi-
nees. There shall be no seconding speeches and no speeches by the
nominees. Information about nominees may be distributed prior to
the session where the Nominations Committee report is given.
13. Technology Equipment
a. The use of personal recordings of any type shall not be permitted
during the business meetings, with the exception of the official
convention reporter designated by the Society.
b. All pagers and cell phones must be turned off during business meetings.
14. Smoking
Smoking is prohibited in all public areas within the hotel.
15. Minutes
The president shall appoint a committee of five to approve the min-
utes of the convention. Questions not resolved by the committee
shall be referred to the Administrative Board for final decision.
Dr. Hanna Fowler, Georgia, Chair
Dr. Andrea H. Morris, New York
Jo Anne Williamson, Arkansas
Jean Gray, Maryland, Consultant

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report of the Constitution Committee
The Constitution Committee is responsible for updating the
Constitution,
International Standing Rules
and the
Handbook
. The committee also re-
ceives all proposed amendments to the governing documents and prepares
them for votes by members at international convention. State organizations
must keep their bylaws current and in agreement with the Constitution,
and the committee assists states by reviewing their current by-laws.
I. Telling Our Story
The Constitution Committee story for this biennium is publishing the So-
ciety
Constitution/International Standing Rules
and the updated
Hand-
book
electronically. For the first time ever, these Society publications are
available on CD and as electronic downloads from the international So-
ciety website. The goal is to make these documents easily accessible by
our members, promoting increased knowledge and understanding of the
rules that govern Society activities.
Following the 2006 International Convention the committee reviewed all
adopted amendments to the
Constitution
and the
International Stand-
ing Rules
. The changes were included in these governing documents and
prepared for publication in our “new black book” and electronically on
CDs. Additionally, the file was posted on the Society website for members
to download and print for themselves. All of this was accomplished by
early 2007.
The committee then turned its attention to updating the 2004 edition of
the
Handbook
, another committee responsibility. A 6-page update insert
reflecting changes voted in 2004 and 2006 was prepared and distributed
to members. The committee determined that a new printed edition of the
Handbook would not be published this biennium; a carefully prepared
Handbook 2006 Update would be published electronically and made
available to members on CD.
Factual changes required as a result of amendments to
Constitutionthe
in 2006, amendments to the
International Standing Rules
in 2004 and
2006, and corrections to the 2004 edition were included in the Hand-
book. New information and new Q&As were included also. The 19 files of
the updated Handbook were placed on the international Society website
and sold on CDs beginning in spring 2007. Now members have easy ac-
cess to this most useful Society reference.
More than 60 state organizations submitted their current bylaws to the
Constitution Committee for review during this biennium. Committee
members reviewed these by-laws and sent written suggestions to each
state organization president. Many by-laws were translated into English
for the first time. The committee congratulates these state organizations
having current by-laws!
II. Suggestions for Future International Constitution Committee:
1.
Prepare and distribute an update insert to the
International Stand-
ing Rules
following the 2008 International Convention.
2.
Edit and update the
Handbook 2006 Update Insert
as needed fol-
lowing the 2008 International Convention. This should be distrib-
uted with printed editions of the
Handbook
and placed on the in-
ternational Society website for download as soon as it is available.
3.
Edit and update the electronic files of the
Handbook 2006 Update
as
necessary following the 2008 International Convention. Update files
on the international Society website and on the CDs to be sold.
4.
Continue to request that state organization presidents bring their
most recent state organization bylaws to the Leadership Develop-
ment Conference at the beginning of their biennium. These bylaws
should be given to a Constitution Committee member for the com-
mittee review.
5.
Follow up with state organizations whose by-laws were not reviewed
during the 2006-2008 biennium. Encourage those state organiza-
tions to submit their by-laws for review as soon as possible. Con-
tinue to encourage state organizations to translate their bylaws into
English if that has not been done.
6.
Review the State Organization By-laws Checklist and update ias necessary.
7.
Prepare and present workshops at the 2009 regional conferences
and the 2010 International Convention. Prepare displays for the
2009 Info Fairs. Consider carefully what materials, if any, are to be
sold at regional conferences.
8. Review and update the Constitution Committee Procedures Manual.
III. Recommendation(s) for Convention Action(s):
The committee recommends the adoption of this motion: that the pro-
posed amendments to the
International Standing Rules
, as printed in
the March/April issue of the
DKG
NEWS, be considered for action by the
membership at the 2008 International Convention.
Alice L. Carrier, Vermont, Chair
Dr. Elsie Gross, Florida
Gloria Redston, Great Britain
Beth Schieber, Oklahoma
Audry Terpstra, Iowa
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Corlea S. Plowman, Executive Coordinator, ex officio, without vote
Jean Gray, International Parliamentarian, Consultant
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report of the expansion Committee
I. Telling Our Story
“This is what I have been looking for – I now feel the spirit I have been
told of, feeling united with women of different nationalities!” and “Now
the time has come to do something very good for myself. I know I deserve
this.” These are only two statements made in Denmark, March 2007 and
in Estonia, March 2008 of many which were heard when our new mem-
bers shared their feelings on the occasion of the chartering of our two
newest member countries.
To make the work of an international committee a success, it takes women
united in a genuine spiritual fellowship: women who become colleagues
and then friends, who are willing to share their ideas and expertise to sup-
port the work of the committee. The 2006-2008 International Expansion
Committee formed this sort of group.
Fortunately, the committee found willing and enthusiastic women among
our membership who provided names and addresses of interested educa-
tors in non-member countries,
visited with prospective members there,
prepared them for membership, and thus spread the spirit that makes our
Society so valuable.
Once the keystone for future work had been laid during the Europe Re-
gional Conference in Turku, Finland, in 2005, it was decided to first com-
plete the Scandinavian states by expanding into Denmark. The network
worked so well that after the installation of Denmark, we were ready to
open the Society for the first member country of the former eastern block:
Estonia.
At both installation events the genuine spiritual fellowship of ours has
been deeply felt. Without the support of so many individual members
and states organizations, the successful work of this committee would not
have been possible. Expansion efforts were supported with good think-
ing and hard work, with monetary support and with their presence at the
installation ceremonies. They showered our new members with heartfelt
welcome and helped a dream become true: To strengthen a society of
women educators who reach across borders, who know that peace in
this world is not possible without getting to know and befriending one
another.
II. Suggestions for Future International Expansion Committee:
A lot of work is yet to be done:
There are contacts to other countries and members who are willing to
work for expansion into these countries: Panama, Romania, Russia (St.
Petersburg), South Africa, Slovakia, Austria, Benin, Belgium, and Brazil. In
addition, there are state organizations that need nurturing and support.
Marika Heimbach, Germany, Chair
Mary Lee Makinen, Maryland
Glenda Reynolds, Wyoming
Sue C. Story, Kentucky
Jeannette Zuñiga, Costa Rica
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Jill Foltz, Program/Membership Services Administrator, ex officio, without vote
report of the Finance Committee
I. Telling Our Story
The work of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Finance Com-
mittee has truly been a work of Wisdom and Passion!
Because of the task of planning and presenting a balanced budget to the
membership of our Society, the International Finance Committee spent
hours meeting, in telephone calls (individual and conference), and using
other electronic communication to discuss and share ideas in attempt-
ing to solve the “lack of funds” issue that faces The Delta Kappa Gamma
Society International.
After much study while working with the independent auditor, as well as
the headquarters personnel, we recommended many cuts to the current
budget; searched and researched and planned for non-dues revenue; con-
tinued to look for the best values in materials and printing techniques;
approved the use of more on-line publications, while attempting to main-
tain the professional standards of our Society.
The committee was also concerned with items dealing with building and
grounds, specifically the heating and cooling system, roof issues, the re-
moval of the “infamous” tree in the front lawn of headquarters, and much
needed chairs for the Blanton Room.
We also worked passionately presenting appropriate and beneficial work-
shops and poster sessions at conferences and conventions. The most
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ing, money management for all members, and understanding where our
money goes for Delta Kappa Gamma.
Our committee meetings in Austin, as well as many of our other times of
communication, have been thorough and concentrated on issues. They
have been innovative, thoughtful, attentive, cautious, pensive, friendly,
introspective, lengthy and sincere.
Each meeting brought new ideas to the table on how we might be able to
present a balanced budget, knowing that an increase in membership dues
was inevitable. The decision that we propose active membership dues to
be $40 was not an easy decision. But it was a decision that will be neces-
sary to keep our Society a solvent Society.
The committee supports adoption of
Standing Rules
4.11, 4.12, 4.65,
4.67a, and 5.51.
II. Suggestions for Future International Finance Committee:
Monitor the budget carefully. Read the finance reports that are sent out
and question when and where concerns arise. Continue to pursue non-
dues revenue possibilities.
III. Recommendation for Convention Action:
Motion: During 2008-2010, the Society will publish four issues
The
of
Delta Kappa GammaBulletin
annually, with two being mailed to the
membership and two being published online. During 2008–2010, the So-
ciety will annually mail five copies of the
DKG
NEWS to the membership
and publish the July/August issue online.
Recommendation for Executive Board Action:
That the 2008-2010 proposed Available Fund Budget be adopted. See
Budget Summary on pages 44-45.
Lora Nell Spence, Indiana, Chair (2004-2008)
Ina Jean Barnes, New Mexico (2006-2010)
Mary Ann Curtis, Alaska (2004-2008)
Helen Lamos-Parker, Ontario (2004-2008)
Betty Marshall, North Carolina (2006-2010)
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Phyllis A. Hickey, Business Services Administrator, ex officio, without vote
report of the insurance Committee
I. Telling Our Story
In December 2006 the four appointed members of the Insurance Commit-
tee buzzed into the city of Austin with but one thing on their minds. They
wanted to get the message out regarding the insurance opportunities for
members and the non-dues revenue generated through our insurance
- af
filiations. After much buzzing around in the hive at Headquarters, these
busy bees decided that the best way to attract members to the informa-
tion was to make the honey pot as sweet as possible. And so, plans were
made by the committee for workshops and displays at the 2007 Regional
Conferences. The honey bee became the logo, and the theme for the
workshops and displays was “Be Wise, Be Educated, Be Insured.” Large
bee-shaped balloons and Bit-O-Honey candy attracted members. Jars of
honey and beehive shaped honey pots were given as door prizes. The
displays received lots of attention at all the regional conferences, and the
workshops were well attended in each region. Darlene Telkamp prepared
a powerpoint presentation which she shared with the other members that
was used at all the regionals.
Workshops in the Southeast, Southwest and Northwest were conducted
by Suzie Wood of Oakdale Heights Health Care. Suzie works out of Cali-
fornia and is the daughter of committee member Vicki Stemm. She and
her company graciously agreed to visit these three conferences at their
own expense. They were informative and well received. Suzie was not
able to attend the Northeast conference; so, committee member Marilyn
Slusser invited Sherry Tykoski, Executive Director of Orchard Tree Health
Care Facility in Traverse City, Michigan.
Attracted as bees to flowers, participants gained valuable knowledge
about the insurance opportunities in Delta Kappa Gamma and related
health issues.
In an additional attempt to reach members with information, committee
members wrote articles for state newsletters, displayed materials at state
conventions, and submitted information to
DKG
NEWS.
The committee will continue “to buzz around” at the 2008 International
Convention with the intention of sharing the nectar of insurance and
health knowledge.
II. Suggestions for Future International Insurance Committee:
• Work with other committees to further member information
about insurance possibilities and women’s health issues.
• Continue to promote existing insurance programs and examine
new possibilities for member insurance needs.
• Encourage the use and enhance the electronic features of insur-
ance information on the Delta Kappa Gamma website.
Vera Jo Henegar, Tennessee, Chair
Marilyn Slusser, Ohio
Vicki Stemm, California
Darlene Kaye Telkamp, South Dakota
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
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report of the leadership development Committee
I. Telling Our Story
You asked that we share one significant accomplishment for our commit-
tee. This STAR Report highlights the 2007 leadership training—an accom-
plishment that supported the Society Mission Statement and Purposes.
Situation
The
Constitution
states that the Leadership Development Committee pro-
vides leadership training for incoming state presidents and new and con-
tinuing executive secretaries. In turn,
Constitutionthe
states that state
presidents develop upcoming leaders.
Tasks
Our theme, The Lattice of Leadership, reinforces inclusive leadership
from all directions. We planned interactive sessions, refined the 380+
page reference book and CD, built teams with presenters and regional
personnel, created five consistent, yet flexible, agendas for each 25-hour
training timeframe, and communicated with attendees. Janice Moen, the
International Music Representative, captured our theme in her original
composition, “The Lattice of Leadership” (2006). We modeled team-
work—mastering inclusion, managing competing priorities, and setting
the standards for excellence.
Actions
We created discussions for attendees to use information effectively, to en-
courage productive dialogue, to shape strategy, and to lead the way for
other leaders. The leaders articulated the defining moments that influ-
enced their leadership, self-esteem, and self-perception. The presidents’
themes—ranging from Soaring to New Heights to Lighting the Way—set
the stage for discussions on financial management, parliamentary pro-
cedure,
Constitution
mandates, professionalism, programs, forms, and
others.
Each president reflected on her legacy. How has she started to define her
leadership legacy? How will she be remembered? Has she fueled defining
moments for other leaders? How has she created a lattice of leadership?
Results
The evaluations, the newsletters, and notes indicated that the state presi-
dents reinforced the concept of lattice of leadership, combined State
Board executive session and general session, translated materials into
Spanish, sponsored leadership symposia, started to build a cohort of state
leaders, practiced inclusion, and used materials from the two workshop
CDs. Throughout the training, they expressed appreciation to the -leader
ship team and to one another as they forged ongoing relationships.
In conclusion, Frances Hesselbein in her article, “The Defining Moment,”
states that when each person hears the call to leadership, she can count
defining moments of her life that defined the person she would be and
the leader she would become. As our committee adjourns, we can count
defining moments that reshaped who we are and who we became during
this biennium.
Thank you for this opportunity to serve.
II. Suggestions for Future International Leadership Development
Committee:
1.
Create a model for the states to develop a leadership cohort in re-
sponse to the growing concern about finding outstanding first-time
leaders for the positions of state organization and chapter presi-
dents.
2.
Continue to update and use the curriculum in the presidents’ note-
book and CD. Include current Society information and the chosen
theme. Send a follow-up CD of presentations and training aids to
all state presidents and executive secretaries. Provide the absentees
with copies of materials and CDs from the training.
3.
Continue to incorporate the concept of the lattice of leadership—to
develop leaders from different backgrounds, pathways, and experi-
ences.
4.
Continue to invite continuing state organization executive secretar-
ies at their own expense to the leadership training.
5.
Research how the official representatives are delivering the training
in their state organizations.
6.
Continue to post the leadership materials on the Society website,
and continue the leadership blog for state presidents to share lead-
ership strategies, resources, and issues
Dr. Elizabeth I. Tarner, Maryland, Chair
Ana Isabel de Aguilar, Costa Rica
Melinda F. Davis, Illinois
Darlene N. Hyman, South Carolina
Marja-Leena Leskinen, Finland
Barbara L.Whiting, Minnesota
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Corlea S. Plowman, Executive Coordinator, ex office, without vote

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report of the Membership Committee
I. Telling Our Story
The International Membership Committee shares three success stories
from Iceland, Tennessee, and Nebraska as these stories are significant
accomplishments of both the Membership Explosion and retention of
chapters.
Installed in the 1980’s, Beta Pi Chapter in Tennessee was an active chap-
ter until about six years ago when the active membership dwindled to
two. With the aid of past state presidents, Sherrie Collins, president of
the Beta Pi, and the other remaining member worked to develop a plan
to revive the chapter. New members were discovered by talking with
teachers about the Society and by setting up an information table at dis-
trict in-service meetings. Now the 12 members are involved in planning
chapter activities.
At the 2007 state convention Beta Pi had the highest
percentage of members present. They received highest honors for their
yearbook and a communication award. Two members have received state
scholarships, and one member received the Order of the Rose. Enthusi-
asm and interest shown by these chapter members and state leaders has
been contagious.
Iceland, a sparsely inhabited island with a population of about 300,000
people, is a modern society with a flourishing economy and an efficient
educational system. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is
well known among Icelandic women educators. The State Organization
is composed of 10 chapters and over 250 members and celebrated its
30th anniversary on May 5, 2007. A 360-page book on educational issues
was written by Icelandic members and released on the state’s anniver-
sary. Since the present chapters are already so large that new members
can hardly be invited or found, Iceland hopes to extend the Membership
Explosion Project to install two new chapters in the near future. Only
two districts still lack a chapter. Society membership in proportion to the
number of population could hardly be better!
In the southeast corner of Rho State-Nebraska, a reorganized chapter ap-
peared. Iota Chapter had become dormant, but now it has exploded back
to life. The ladies took the Membership Explosion challenge to heart and
reorganized on May 25, 2007. The reorganization included reinstatement
of seven members and the initiation of nine members. At the September
meeting, several more former members were reinstated. On October 16,
2007, Iota Chapter was officially welcomed back into Rho State-Nebraska.
Recently new members have been initiated. WOW - what an explosion!
II. Suggestions for Future International Membership Committee:
1.
Continue the membership initiative
2. Continue emphasis on strategies for retention of members
3. Continue to promote diversity of membership
4.
Encourage chapters to invite new professionals to chapter meetings
5. Explore the possibility of changing the qualifications for membership
6.
Explore the possibility of eliminating the voting process for members
7. Promote internationalism among members
Virginia L. Koch, Ohio, Chair
Nell Cannon, South Carolina
Lynna Gene Cook, Nebraska
Dr. Peggy J. Guthrie, Oklahoma
Liisa Peltomaa, Finland
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
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report of the nominations Committee
I. Telling Our Story
The 2006-2008 biennium was an eventful two years for the Nominations
Committee.
The committee focused on reducing expenses and accom-
plished this by limiting the number of Nomination-Endorsement forms
sent to the Regional Conferences from 2,250 to 225 and posting the form
on the International website for downloading by potential nominees.
The use of personal cell phones to contact the recommended nominees
reduced the Society’s cost for long distance phone calls.
The committee accomplished the goal of utilizing emerging technology
by communicating with committee members and others using electronic
media.
The committee developed a procedure to receive an oral and written ac-
ceptance from each nominee before the committee adjourned following
the November 2007 meeting. A special e-mail address was created to re-
ceive expedited written acceptances from recommended nominees. This
enabled the committee to post the results of the recommended slate of
officers, committee members and trustees on the International website
within 72 hours. These procedures provided a timely notification of the
recommended slate to both applicants and society members.
The committee prepared letters of confirmation and regrets that were
mailed by headquarters staff within 82 hours following the meeting.
Another committee accomplishment is the improved utilization of the
members’ time by combining the installation ceremony with the Presi-
dents’ Banquet.
II. Suggestions for Future International Nominations Committee:
Each committee member must understand the need for confidentiality.
The continuation and refnement of electronic technology to reduce
expenses and provide a more timely response to its members, other
committees, headquarters staff and International officers.
Insure the same information is presented at each of the fve Regional
Conferences.
Stress the need for each Endorsement Form to include specifc infor-
mation why the nominee should be selected for the applied position
rather than copying resumes.
Revise Nomination Form to include primary and secondary tele-
phone numbers or other means of immediate contact.
Do not consider applicants that apply for more than one position on
the same Nomination or Endorsement Form.
III.Recommendation(s) for Convention Action(s):
Standing Rule 6.45 a-f and 6.46.e will be presented for Convention Action
by the International Constitution Committee.
Elizabeth N. Garner, Alabama (2004-2008), Chair
Dr. Barbara J. Baethe, Texas (2004-2008)
Patricia A. Fujii, Idaho (2004-2008)
Ilse Leer de Madrigal, Costa Rica (2006-2010)
Dr. Dorothy Martin, Maine (2007-2010)
Barbara Merrill, Minnesota (2006-2010)
Gudrun Nylander, Sweden (2004-2008)
Dr. Doris Parsons-Nesbit, Florida (2006-2010)
Wanda L. Ward, New York (2004-2008)
Mary A. Wardrop, Great Britain (2006-2010)
Slate of Nominees
Administrative Board (2008-2010)
President: Dr. Carolyn Rants, Iowa
First Vice-President: Dr. Jensi Souders, Tennessee
Second Vice-President: Dr. Sigrun Hannesdottir, Iceland
Europe Regional Director: Birgit E. Svensson, Sweden
Northeast Regional Director: Dr. Beth Ann Richey, New Jersey
Northwest Regional Director: Glenda C. Reynolds, Wyoming
Southeast Regional Director: Cathy Daugherty, Virginia
Southwest Regional Director: Katherine (Kathy) Flynn, Colorado
Member-at-Large, 2008-2012: Carolyn Pittman, Arkansas
Area Representative-Canada: Morag S. Gundy, Ontario
Area Representative-Latin America: Maria (Mury) Vera Palerm-Ferri, Jalisco
Nominations Committee (2008-2012):
Europe: Anna Handeland, Norway
Northeast: Antoinette (Teta) Minuzzo, Illinois
Northwest: Jean Fairbairn, Oregon
Southeast: Dr. Judith B. Carlson, North Carolina
Southwest: Lorraine M. Sawyer, California
Personnel Committee (2008-2012):
Elaine Warwick, Tennessee
Sarah (Sally) Garrison, Michigan
Finance Committee (2008-2012):
Edna L. Hansen, Ohio
Madaline D. Lapp, Oregon
Jane D. Tanner, New York
Board of Trustees of The Delta Kappa Gamma Educational
Foundation (2008-2014)
Dr. Elsie Gross, Florida
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report of the Personnel Committee
I. Telling Our Story
Every good story needs a title. The Personnel Committee has titled its
story “The 3 R’s: Recommend, Revise and Recognize.” One of the du-
ties of the Personnel Committee is to screen applicants and recommend
candidates to the Administrative Board whenever a vacancy occurs in any
position on the professional staff of International Headquarters.
The
committee members had to draw upon all its resources when faced with
not just one vacancy but three vacancies during the biennium. It became
necessary to advertise for, screen and RECOMMEND candidates to the
Administrative Board for the positions of Executive Coordinator, Busi-
ness Services Administrator and Communications Services Administrator
(pending).
The three vacancies prompted the committee to study the entire search
process used when a vacancy occurs at Headquarters. It became apparent
the time was right to REVISE the search process. The review and revi-
sion resulted in the document entitled Procedures for Filling Professional
Staff Vacancies. One significant change was eliminating the two-step ap-
plication process and creating a more streamlined one-step process. The
application packet, qualifications for all professional staff positions and
timeline were updated and /or revised. By the time the third vacancy
occurred, the committee was ready to advertise the vacancy not only in
the
DKG
NEWS but on the Society’s website as well. Another first in the
application process is that a member can now download all application
materials from the website and send the completed application electroni-
cally to Headquarters.
The vacancies on the professional staff also drew our attention to the
support staff. Support staff responsibilities can shift and change, and
workloads can increase when there are vacancies. The committee felt
they had a responsibility to find ways to RECOGNIZE the entire staff for
dedication to the Society. Therefore, during both years of the biennium
the Headquarters Staff received personalized birthday and employment
date cards and a special afternoon treat break. In addition, an apprecia-
tion luncheon was given in honor of the staff as a way of recognizing
their dedication, extraordinary service, generous contributions of time
and energy, and winning attitude.
No matter what the problem, circumstance or situation the committee
approached the work of the biennium with knowledge, wisdom and
passion.
II. Suggestions for Future International Personnel Committee:
A. Provide support and serve as an advocate for Headquarters
Staff.
B. Encourage Administrative Board to continue inviting Profes-
sional Staff to be part of the Administrative Board meetings.
C. Review Performance Appraisal Process outlined for the profes-
sional staff administrators.
D. Engage in ongoing review of Procedures for Filling Professional
Staff Vacancies.
Josephine L. Regenold, Arizona (2004-2008), Chair
Dr. Vicki Tigert Davis, Texas (2006-2010)
Sharon M. Henderson, Indiana (2006-2010)
Anne M. Thompson, British Columbia (2004-2008)
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
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report of the Program Committee
I. Telling Our Story
It was the summer of 2007. Throughout the five regions excited State
Organization Program Chairs gathered for a day of training. So many
questions each one had. What is my role? How do I get started? What
resources are available? With the 2006-2010 Program Manual, Passion for
Learning: The Essence of Growth, in hand and the newly revised training
manual, Leading with Wisdom and Passion, by their side, they were ready
to begin.
Music throughout the day eased any jittery nerves and produced a posi-
tive atmosphere leading to the development of new friendships. Each
woman came into the training with specific expectations. These were
shared and recorded. A review at the end of the day ensured that all top-
ics had been covered.
Early in the session there was sharing by each participant regarding her
role as State Organization Program Chair. The roles varied from state to
state and country to country. The women discovered that there was no
one correct way to fill their position. There was a job to do, and often
the culture and traditions of the state or country dictated how it was to
be done.
As the participants reviewed the contents of the resources they had been
given, the Program of Work Committee members could see confidence
growing. Participants had become more familiar with all of the informa-
tion provided in the 2006-2010 Program Manual, and they knew that the
members of the International Program of Work Committees were avail-
able to help and answer questions throughout the year. They shared suc-
cessful programs they had brought and had made new friends whom they
might contact throughout their biennium
The conclusion of the training brought the State Organization Member-
ship Chairs and the State Organization Program Chairs together for a time
of music and celebration. How appropriate. The two committees are so
very important to the success of our Society. Members are the heart of the
Society while the programs keep those hearts beating strongly.
REFLECTIONS OF EXCELLENCE is the title of the reunion of the 2007-2009
State Program of Work Chairs in Chicago. It will be a time of celebration
and the sharing of the successes of this first year of their biennium.
II. Suggestions for Future International Program Committee:
A.
Extend the current program theme for another four years for the
following reasons:
• At the pre-conference training sessions at all fve (5) regional
conferences, it was noted that most of the new state organiza-
tion Program of Work chairs had not been utilizing the current
manual. In fact, many had never seen it before.
• The theme is inclusive and allows for additions of all sorts of
program ideas.
• The 2008-2010 Program of Work Committees can add new “tabs”
of timely information, such as Lifelong Learning, Instructional
Technology, Values, Online Learning, Diversity, and others that
they may identify.
B.
Reach out to state organization program chairs to network, to sup-
port, and to exchange ideas. Schedule meetings at international
conventions and regional conferences.
C.
Build on the ideas in the 2007 training manual for state organiza-
tion program chairs to provide training to the 2009 group of state
organization program chairs.
D.
Place programs, workshop handouts, and other related information
on the Society website in one easy-to-find place with a marker on the
home page.
Dr. Dolly K. Price, California, Chair
June M. Bowers, Nebraska
Cathy P. Daugherty, Virginia
Janice H. Moen, Washington
Dr. Beth Ann Richey, New Jersey
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Jill Foltz, Program/Membership Services Administrator, ex officio, without vote
report of the international Music representative
I. Telling Our Story
The music could be heard even before the door opened. Friends and
colleagues were gathered inside happily chatting while Pachelbel’s Canon
in D played in the background. Soon the music chair began the introduc-
tions, and members moved to their chairs while singing the mission state-
ment of our great Society.
The business meeting included talk of scholarships and projects with
breaks to sing “Put a Little Music in Your Life” and “Delta Kappa Gamma
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Women.” As we continued, I was reminded of the meeting last fall when
we initiated new members and sang, “Enter our Company.” Then there
was the Celebration of Life Ceremony where we sang “One White Rose”
to honor our members who had passed away.
I was drawn back into the meeting when we began moving to our places
for the installation ceremony. As members stepped forward to take on the
responsibilities of office, we sang “The Lattice of Leadership.”
When our gathering was ending, we joined hands for the “Delta Kappa
Gamma Song” and stood quietly while listening to “As We Leave This
Place.” As always, music had provided a positive atmosphere, reminded
us of our mission, and bonded us as Delta Kappa Gamma women.
Janice Moen, Washington
report of the Personal growth and services
Committee
I. Telling Our Story
Seven wise and passionate Delta Kappa Gamma women
Set out to accomplish a chore:
To enrich the lives of members
With sample programs galore.
Intent to expand members’ global knowledge
Without sending them scurrying back to college,
They vowed to strengthen their partnership
With CTAUN and the UN,
Including UNICEF’s Afghan Teaching Project
Which pleased them to no end.
To be a lifelong learner
Is a much sought-after goal
Providing workshops and seminars
Worthy to behold.
Spotlighting music, literature and The Arts
Would make this picture complete
And for their hard, hard work
They were rewarded with chocolate so sweet… so sweet.
To communicate and connect
With the state program of work chairs,
They held seminars and training
At Regionals, along with Info-Fairs.
So, please take heed
With all they’ve said
And with WISDOM and PASSION
Let’s forge ahead.
II. Suggestions for Future International Personal Growth and
Services Committee:
1.
Continue to promote CTAUN, the UN, and UNICEF
2.
Continue to promote Women in the Arts among Delta Kappa Gam-
ma members
3. Continue to promote Lifelong Learning
4.
Continue to submit additional information for publication on the
website.
5. Continue to communicate and connect with state counterparts.
June Bowers, Nebraska, Chair
Gail Herring, Texas
Sigridur Jónsdóttir, Iceland
Dr. Rita R. King, New York
Janice Moen, Washington
Pamela Wamester, Rhode Island
Emily Weigel, North Carolina
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Jill Foltz, Program/Membership Services Administrator, ex officio, without vote
report of the representative to the non-govern-
mental organizations (ngo) department of Public
information of the united nations
I. Telling Our Story
The Society’s seven representatives to the United Nations have had a busy
biennium. Our work has taken place amidst an onset of remodeling of
the UN Headquarters building and a change of leadership at the UN (Ban
Ki-moon of South Korea became Secretary-General in early 2007). With
changes swirling around us, we continued to attend weekly Department
of Public Information briefings and other conferences/workshops, includ-
ing those on climate change and the status of women.
Under the chairmanship of Anne-Marie Carlson (New York), we were in-
volved in the organization of the Committee on Teaching About the United
Nations (CTAUN) 2007 conference, “Responding to Children and Youth
in Crisis: Educators in Partnerships with the United Nations. ” February
1, 2008, the milestone tenth CTAUN conference, “Teaching and Learning
in an Interdependent World” was held. Conference attendance reached
an all-time high of about 480, including more than 80 members of Delta
Kappa Gamma, led by Dr. Barbara Day, International President, and
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lea Plowman, Executive Coordinator. They were joined by Business
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summary of these and past conferences is available on the CTAUN website
(www.teachun.org).
CTAUN also presented its first outreach conference, April 18, 2008, at
the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. With “Working with the United Na-
tions to Understand the World We Share” as the theme, featured speakers
included Ramu Damodaran, Chief, Civil Society Service, Department of
Public Information, United Nations; and Gillian Sorensen, current Senior
Advisor at the UN Foundation and national advocate and expert on US/
UN relations.
We are proud that in 2007 Delta Kappa Gamma received from the Presi-
dent’s Volunteer Service Award from the White House after being nomi-
nated by U.S. Fund for UNICEF for the nearly quarter of a million dollars
donated in recent years to The Gambia Project, The Child Friendly School
Project in Mexico, and most recently to the Afghan Education Project,
through the leadership efforts of Anne-Marie Carlson and Phyllis Hickey.
We thank all members for their support to teachers and children through-
out the world.
We are very pleased at the increased involvement of members thanks
to the network of state UN liaisons managed by Margaret Nielsen (Con-
necticut). Circulation of our Newsletter DKG@UN, compiled by Editor
Dr. Margaret Anzul (New Jersey), has impacted on contributions to the
Afghan Education Project and CTAUN attendance, and increased discus-
sion among members. The network should have an even more significant
impact in the future as it develops further within our state organizations.
Rita R. King, Ph.D, New York, Primary Representative and CTAUN Advisory
Council Chair
Jackie Abbott, Ed.D, Connecticut, Representative
Margaret Anzul, New Jersey, Newsletter Editor
Anne-Marie Carlson, New York, Chair of CTAUN
Phyllis A. Hickey, Texas, Representative to UNICEF
Grace M. Murphy, New York, Representative
Margaret Nielsen, Connecticut, U.N. Liaison Facilitator
report of the Professional affairs Committee
I. Telling Our Story
Delta Acres: A Fable
Delta Acres had many inhabitants. A family of crows nested near the berry
patch, rabbits lived by the carrot garden, along with ducks, cows, pigs,
horses and chickens. A wise owl perched with her young high up in a tree
where she could see everything!
The animals were content to raise their young without the help of others.
After all, what does a crow know about raising a pig, or what do a snake
and an owl have in common?
One day Wise Owl took a tour of the neighboring farms. Owl saw
many different animals working together on projects benefiting ev-
eryone. On a cattle farm she saw a dam being built by beavers with
the help of the cows.
She saw squirrels and mice gathering food together. Wise Owl not
only saw these animals working together, but, as they worked, they
talked about all sorts of things, including their farm chores and teach-
ing their young. “I must tell everyone at Delta Acres about this,”
thought Wise Owl.
When Wise Owl got back, she called a meeting at the pump. She told
the animals what she had seen and heard. At first they scoffed, but,
after a while, they were eager to listen. Everyone at Delta Acres was so
excited that they all began to ask questions and make suggestions at the
same time.
Wise Owl stepped in to quiet the group and worked with the animals to
create a Plan of Action (Goal #1--To design an action plan to promote
professionalism for women educators).
Wise Owl had much to share about education, change, and future plan-
ning. They listened! The animals felt that regular meetings at the pump
could include time for sharing concerns and getting answers to their
questions (Goal #2 -- To reactivate the communications network [PAN] to
support professional affairs contacts).
Crows suggested a communication bulletin board and a weekly newslet-
ter (Goal #3 – To publicize legislative concerns and encourage members
to be proactive on issues).
The cows, horses and rabbits said that all could mentor each other as
parents and teachers (Goal #4 – To prepare members to effectively col-
laborate with and mentor educators with emphasis on new educational
professionals [Collaborative Connections]).
As you might suspect, things began to go more smoothly at Delta Acres.
Communication, Collaboration, and Connection served the valley well
and most prospered with their new-found knowledge and friends.
II. Suggestions for Future International Professional Affairs
Committee:
A.
Continue and expand the Collaborative Connections Project
throughout the Society by focusing on new educational profession-
als, by offering support through the sharing of “best practices” and
by recognizing chapter efforts through publications in The
DKG
NEWSand on the Society’s website
B.
Promote professionalism for women educators at all levels of the
Society through the development of programs and materials for use
by the membership
C.
Update and continue to use the directory of professional affairs, legis-
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in the 16 member countries as a means of communication and espe-
cially to publicize legislative concerns connected with education.
Cathy P. Daugherty, Virginia, Chair
Esther F. Eustice, North Dakota
Katherine A. Flynn, Colorado
Sarah Sally Garrison, Michigan
Coby Van Klaveren, The Netherlands
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Jill Foltz, Program/Membership Services Administrator, ex officio, without vote
report of the research Committee
I. Telling Our Story
Scene: The year: 2018
Ebba and four other members are at a
DKG
chapter meeting
Background music: “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”
Daphne: Let’s call the meeting to order, but “Where have all the members
gone?”
Beth: We’ve been shrinking every year! Remember the membership pro-
file we did in 2008? At that time 60% of our members were 50-70 years
old – now they’re between 60-80. We’ve aged ourselves right out of active
members.
Daphne: And how old does that make you now, Beth?
Beth: One year younger than you? ?
Rita: Didn’t we have a campaign to bring in younger teachers?
Kathryn: Yes, but it wasn’t as successful as we hoped. Remember -the sur
vey the International Research Committee presented in 2008? By the time
new women teachers were eligible for membership, many had left the
profession.
Daphne: Why weren’t they staying in the profession?
Beth: About 15% of the international membership indicated on that -sur
vey that their 5 most significant wants and needs to remain in the profes-
sion were the following:
1.
Control over schedule and time
2. Adequate materials and supplies
3. More administrative support with parents
4. Community respect / support as a professional
5. More administrative support with discipline
Kathryn: How do you remember all of that information from so long
ago?
Beth: I was going through old files when I came across the ’08 Interna-
tional Research Committee report, and it shocked me.
Ebba: Have we been doing anything to help young teachers with these
concerns?
Kathryn: Apparently not enough. We can’t find and keep enough younger
members to maintain our chapter.
Kathryn: What are we going to do? We can’t survive like this!
Ebba: I don’t know – I wish we could go back to 2008 and get another
chance to help new women teachers remain in the profession and then
recruit and retain them for our chapter. Is there such a thing as a second
chance???
Scene: Josie sleeping…dreaming????
(Mumbling…) Is there such a thing as a second chance…a second
chance???
Josie: Am I awake? Was that a dream? Does my chapter have a second
chance? It’s almost time for our chapter meeting! I can’t be late. Our
chapter can use our membership profile results to analyze our member-
ship needs and use the results in gaining and keeping new members.
I can’t wait to tell our chapter members about my dream.
II. Suggestions for Future International Research Committee:
A.
Continue to encourage every chapter to complete membership pro-
files
B.
Continue to encourage every chapter to analyze and use the mem-
bership profile results in developing a plan for increasing their
membership
Dr. Beth Ann Richey, New Jersey, Chair
Ebba Anna Maria Gamstedt, Sweden
Daphne R. Hofschulte, Alaska
Rita G. Koman, Virginia
Kathryn Wright, Texas
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report of the Communications Committee
I. Telling Our Story
The Communications Committee’s collective story began at our first meet-
ing in Austin in September 2006. Our collaborative journey along the 21st
Century’s electronic highway had started. We went to work with a passion
to set goals helping members and chapters not only to navigate the Web
and use its resources but also to use today’s technology to become more
efficient. And we were charged with the awesome task of gathering data
as to how our membership felt about the publication of select issues of
DKG
NEWS and the
Bulletin
exclusively on-line during 2007.
Members of a “bonded” committee left that first meeting with their “mis-
sions” carved out. We had decided the tasks necessary to accomplish
our goals, and we distributed the responsibilities among ourselves, with
one member planning the regional workshop outline and content and
another creating the Info Fair displays for Regional Conferences. A third
member had agreed to review and approve applications for Society web
sites. The writing of bi-monthly memos to update and encourage state
communications chairmen during the year was assigned to each commit-
tee member.
Success abounded as we heard of chapters “climbing aboard” the elec-
tronic age with their own websites. As of January 2008, 56 new websites
had been reviewed, and 49 had been approved for a link to the Interna-
tional site. The dream of this committee was to see every chapter have its
own website, not only to serve its own members but to use it to reach out
to prospective members as well.
As our next meeting in September 2007 rolled around, our decision was
that we should arrive in Austin a day early for some R&R before getting
down to the work at hand. We “honked” at tourists below with our yellow
whistles as The Duck tour of Austin showed us the land and lake sights…
and coffee at the Driskill topped off the morning. Forever the child,
-
for
ever the passion… (this was at our own expense, of course).
At the end of our biennium we have reviewed Regional Conference work-
shops with positive feedback, edited the
Communication Guidelines
,
summarized the information in State Communication Biennial Reports,
proposed changes to the Standing Rules and agreed on recommenda-
tions for electronic publications following our survey of all state organiza-
tions.
But perhaps from all of this, our greatest achievement was that we did
much of it electronically.
II. Suggestions for Future International Communications Committee:
A.
Introduce yourselves individually to your region’s State Communi-
cation Chairs. Be aware that it is necessary to inform them to make
sure that their state officers check the website regularly. This is still
a new concept for some people. If you have set up a dialogue from
the beginning it makes it so much easier.
B.
Remind State Communications Committees of the usefulness of the
Guidelines which are sent out in the Spring on even years.
C.
Review Constitution and Standing Rules as they apply to Communi-
cations and make requisite proposals for updating.
III.Recommendation(s) for Convention Action(s):
Discussion concerning the continued publication of two issues of
Bulthe -
letin
and one issue of
DKG
NEWS: As a result of this committee’s survey
of all state organizations, the general feeling is that members understand
the economics of using the website, although many still enjoy the hard
copy when it comes. Their comments included the fact that they had
not read publications on-line because they didn’t know when to look for
them – that they do not have time to check the Society website every day.
They suggested that International Headquarters somehow let them know
dates when publications would appear on line. Many said that they did
not bother reading the
Bulletin
when it was on line. GOOD COMMUNI-
CATION is the key to a “contented” membership, and the on-line business
is not something that we are going to be able to “jump into fast.” Regard-
less of how much computers are used today, we cannot sacrifice com-
munication with our most loyal membership for the sake of “being high
tech.” The majority of state organizations are happy for the electronic
publications to continue but with the caution that members without ac-
cess to the internet MUST be sent hard copies.
Bettina E. Kulsdom, Great Britain, Chair
Linda Andersen, Texas
Judy Foster, Michigan
Madaline Lapp, Oregon
Jane D. Williams, Virginia
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Jill Foltz, Program/Membership Services Administrator, ex officio, without vote
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report of the educator’s award Committee
I. Telling Our Story
Picture this. Week after week, day after day, mail carriers in six states
and the Netherlands deliver book after book. The long winter months
provide hours spent in diligent study, analysis, and evaluation. Eventually
spring appears The seven Delta Kappa Gamma sisters sit down for a book
discussion. Critical reviews are presented, and then the fun begins. Talk
is lively; opinions are varied, and decisions are finalized. Welcome to the
2006-2008 Educator’s Award Committee.
With enthusiasm and passion, we look to each other for wisdom, and
then we embrace our revised
Manual of Procedures.
Appointed by the
International President, Educator’s Award Committee members represent
five geographic regions. Just as the Pulitzer Prize honors outstanding -jour
nalistic research and writing, so the Educator’s Award honors excellence
in educational research and writing. Our main task is to select litera-
ture that informs, engages, and inspires. The Educator’s Award, currently
set at $2500, is given to one or two women authors who are citizens
of any country where The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is
organized. We follow specific guidelines established by the Society as we
evaluate the books nominated by publishers and authors. We look for
relevance and significance for the field of education in a global society.
Our Delta Kappa Gamma mission and the majority of its Seven Purposes
guide our selection process.
We continued our work throughout the biennium. The reading schedule
accelerated each January and February so that by March, the reading task
ended and deliberations began. Over sixty books were carefully consid-
ered during the biennium. Publishers nominated a wide variety of books
covering diverse topics, writing styles, research approaches, and popular
appeal.
Dr. Stephanie Pace-Marshall received the 2007 Educator’s Award
The
for
Power to Transform
, a book that urges leaders to reconnect, mend, and
reweave learning systems into mind-shaping, natural designs that gener-
ate understanding and affirm life. The recipient was honored at all five
regional conferences.
Two recipients were selected for the 2008 Award:
Beatrix Potter: A Life in
Nature
by Linda Lear and
Mirage: Napoleon’s Scientists and the Unveil-
ing of Egypt
by Nina Burleigh. These books appeal to both mind and heart
because of their wisdom and passion. Through joint efforts and coordina-
tion by committee members and regional representatives, award books
received considerable attention.
Dr. Gloria J.H. Bienstock, Georgia, Chair
Dr. Constance L. Hoag, Iowa
Susan Lore, Delaware
Sandy Whitney, Texas
Drs. C.E. Kruyswijk-Van Der Woude, The Netherlands
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Jill Foltz, Program/Membership Services Administrator, ex officio, without vote
report of the eunah Temple holden leadership Fund
Committee
I. Telling Our Story
If Eunah Temple Holden were addressing today’s committee, she would
probably say…
I made it a priority to remember the persons and groups
in my will who were most important to me. I included nearly $100,000
to Delta Kappa Gamma which was to be invested in a separate fund and
made available to support leadership for our members at all levels. I
knew that Jessie, Nell, and Rachael would put my wishes in motion and
they have done that.
I envisioned the opportunity for state and province presidents to partici-
pate with women who excel in leadership – to think “outside the box”
and what a stretch they were.
You have made opportunities for chapter presidents to come together,
especially during Regional Conferences. Times for discussion and ques-
tions have been provided – and how carefully and gently you have cared
for our chapters.
I have watched new Administrative Boards and professional staff attempt
to make important decisions before they knew one another and developed
a sense of trust. These leaders now come together in an orientation ses-
sion shortly after the International Convention to reflect, to plan, to net-
work. I smile as I watch this event unfold and the results each biennium.
Ardith and Jean’s idea of a parliamentary law seminar has been well re-
ceived. They have done this twice and I hear that they will plan it again
soon.
The idea of providing funds to bring women speakers who are not mem-
bers to Regional Conferences has been a great one. What a variety of
women you have identified – and what abilities and talents I have ob-
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I cheered enthusiastically when I saw that you provided an intensive in-
troduction to the Society for the nominee for International President.
Careful attention has been given to the nominee’s future involvement
and understanding of Delta Kappa Gamma. Besides, meeting the Head-
quarters staff has enabled her to develop a working relationship which
will last throughout the biennium.
I hope you know how proud and pleased I am with all that you have ac-
complished.
Now what is ahead for this committee? Can you and will you continue to
encourage, motivate, and challenge key women educators? Will you sup-
port those members who accept leadership positions? Are you committed
to keep the light of our Society shining brightly and be willing to pass it on
to other key women educators? Keep up the good work.
−Eunah Temple Holden
Janice Nerem, Montana, Chair
Malissa Cox, Georgia
Betty Oswald, Mississippi
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Corlea S. Plowman, Executive Coordinator, ex officio, without vote
report of the golden gift Fund Committee
I. Telling Our Story
All of us have probably created a meeting agenda to organize the work
of a group, but have you ever really considered the potential impact of
that plan?
Long before our committee met for the first time, each of us was keenly
aware of the most important issues we would need to address. In addi-
tion to selecting recipients of the Special Stipends, we recognized that de-
veloping a strategic plan to ensure the ongoing development of resources
sufficient to fund future Leadership/Management Seminars was critical.
Our committee realized the impact of Golden Gift opportunities on our
membership and considered the possibility that perhaps it was time to
publicize this unique experience among a broader audience. Although
we arrived in Austin with positive attitudes and many ideas for approach-
ing these responsibilities, committee members still wondered where this
weekend journey would take our Society and us.
Following words of welcome, our International President shared the
premise that true leadership requires problem solving, making things
happen and taking a stand. All of us enjoyed the opportunity to explore
this idea with her and interestingly found ourselves returning to this dis-
cussion several times during our meeting. Each committee member had
been asked to prepare a “leadership inspiration” to share while we were
together. As we moved through the two-day agenda, committee members
were occasionally asked to share their prepared messages. Of course each
inspiration was very different, and we soon discovered much about each
other as well as a variety of perspectives on leadership. What we didn’t
realize at the time was that these messages seemed to reinforce the words
of wisdom that Barbara had shared with us at the beginning of the meet-
ing. Those scheduled moments of inspiration fueled our enthusiasm and
renewed our passion for the awesome tasks at hand. Before we left Austin
we had set in motion plans for two exciting programs that would address
the two critical areas we had identified prior to our meeting! The Society
will launch the Renaissance Program in July 2008 for past participants in
the Leadership/Management Seminar. Plans are also being developed for
the first Executive Leadership Training for Women.
The Golden Gift Fund Committee learned many lessons in leadership
during that first meeting, but one will always be particularly meaningful—
Never underestimate the power of an agenda!
II. Suggestions for Future International Golden Gift Fund Committee:
A.
Continue planning for the Executive Leadership Training for Women
B. Continue to explore ideas for revenue resources
C.
Contact Special Stipend recipients to submit a report to be included
in official Society publications
D.
Revisit the idea of offering the Special Stipend for Conference/Con-
vention attendance versus the Cornetet Award
E.
Include time during the first meeting of the committee to discuss
its vision of the composition of the next Leadership/Management
Seminar
F.
Consider whether the committee needs two brochures—the Golden
Gift Fund Committee brochure and the Opportunities brochure
G.
Consider early contact with the state organization steering commit-
tee of the host state for the 2010 International Convention to col-
laborate in planning the Golden Gift Tea
H.
Continue to evaluate the quality of the Leadership/Management Pro-
gram and Renaissance Program and make changes where needed
III. Recommendation for Executive Board Action:
Motion: That the Pre-convention Seminar shall continue to be held
prior to the international convention in 2010.
Heidi Chadwick, California, Chair
Dr. Lace Marie Brogden, Canada
Rebecca Sadowski, Tennessee
Birgit E. Svensson, Sweden
Jane D. Tanner, New York
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report of the international speakers Fund Committee
I. Telling Our Story
“Friendships Across Borders” The International Speakers Fund was estab-
lished in 1982 to mark Delta Kappa Gamma’s 30 years as an International
Society.
Its purpose is to facilitate the exchange of Society speakers among mem-
ber countries and help unite women educators of the world. The Fund is
administered by the ISF Committee, representing Canada, Europe, Latin
America and the United States of America.
The ISF Committee meets annually to consider requests from state orga-
nizations for ISF speakers and to forward relevant speaker information to
receiving state organization presidents so they may select their speaker.
Changes were made to the timelines:
Prospective speakers must have applications to their state president
by September 15.
The state president must have completed application forms to Inter-
national Headquarters to be postmarked by October 1.
The state presidents must have their request for an International
Speaker into International Headquarters by November 1.
Several changes were made to the Speaker’s application form as well as to
the form requesting an International Speaker.
In 2007, four members were requested as International Speakers:
Dr. Laurie Carlson-Berg, Saskatchewan, Canada, spoke in Finland.
Kay Doran, Wisconsin, USA, spoke in Costa Rica.
Claudia Estrada, Guatemala, spoke in El Salvador.
Eija Liisa Sokka-Meaney, Finland, spoke in Prince Edward Island,
Canada.
In 2008, three members were requested as International Speakers.
Marilyn Matthews, New Brunswick, Canada spoke in South Dakota,
USA.
Evelyn Goodsell, Great Britain, spoke in The Netherlands and Que-
bec, Canada.
Julieta Castro, Costa Rica, spoke in Jalisco, Mexico.
Since 1989, there have been 71 ISF speakers.
During the Regional Conferences, the ISF committee set up a display of
forms, brochures and handouts at the Info Fairs. Supported by voluntary
contributions, fund raisers and interest earned on the principal of the
Fund is working toward a balance of $160,000 U.S.
Members can become part of the ISF speakers’ list, and presidents can ap-
ply for an ISF speaker for conferences or conventions. We need you, our
members, to create these ISF International partnerships.
Dr. Nancy L. Noll, Arizona, Chair
Sheila Jean MacKay, Alberta
Maria Elena Alcala, El Salvador
Drs. Trijny Schmitz du Moulin, The Netherlands
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Corlea S. Plowman, Executive Coordinator, ex officio, without vote
report of the scholarships Committee
I. Telling Our Story
Telling Our Scholarships Committee Story at a Delta Kappa Gamma Chap-
ter Meeting:
Members of my chapter, I have some exciting news to share with you
today. What a wonderful opportunity I had serving as your representa-
tive on the International Scholarships Committee. The Committee met
on March 16-17, 2007, at International Headquarters in Austin, Texas, to
plan for the year and to select the 2007-2008 International Scholarship
Recipients. As we envisioned the differences the scholarships will make in
our Society and in the lives of students, the Committee was delighted to
award $156,000 in scholarships to 26 members. I have just returned from
the Scholarship Committee Meeting held on March 28 – 29, 2008. We
awarded nine scholarships at $6,000 for a total of $54,000. We wish more
of our sisters had applied for scholarships toward graduate work.
The research of our recipients is so exciting. One recipient from Alaska
worked with young Alaska Native Fiddlers. The students received individu-
al violin instruction each week, attended workshops with traditional Atha-
bascan fiddlers and performed at events in the community. Her research
examined the value of cultural strength and involvement in the arts for
improving academic achievement. At last year’s Regional Conferences the
International Scholarships Committee held workshops that highlighted
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I would like to share excerpts of a letter from a recent recipient. “I have
been notified by International that I have been awarded an International
Scholarship to help me finish my Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. The
International Scholarship is going to make a difference in my life and my
profession. I feel so honored to be a recipient of this award and a member
of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.”
If you are planning to work on a doctoral degree or a second Masters,
have been a member for at least three years and have been accepted into
an accredited graduate program, seriously consider applying for a Delta
Kappa Gamma International Scholarship. Thirty $6,000 scholarships are
available annually. The postmark deadline for applications is February 1
each year. Applications can be downloaded from the Delta Kappa Gamma
website or requested from International Headquarters. We would be hap-
py to help any of you who might be interested.
II. Suggestions for Future International Scholarships Committee:
A.
Continue to update scholarship resources available on the website
that can include scholarship information and application, Power-
Point presentation for program use, sample press release, informa-
tion about previous scholarship recipients.
B.
Explore new categories to meet needs of young and retired members.
C. Simplify and streamline the application process.
D.
Use the same Scholarship Committee Biennium Report form for
Chapter and State Organization Reports.
E.
Coordinate with other committees providing grants, awards and sti-
pends to members to provide information about the various oppor-
tunities for members and the timeline for the application process.
F.
Post the scholarship application online shortly after the committee
meeting.
Vicki Kajioka, Hawaii, Chair
Dr. Sharon B. Enzor, Mississippi
Lois F. Plimpton, New Hampshire
Catherine Rogness, Alaska
Dr. Ingrid Stjernquist, Sweden
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Phyllis A. Hickey, Business Services Administrator, ex officio, without vote
report of the World Fellowships Committee
I. Telling Our Story
Our Story - Teamwork and Generosity: The Wisdom and Passion of a
Donation. One characteristic of a donation is that it is made voluntarily.
In Delta Kappa Gamma we voluntarily donate our work and share our
assets not only within the organization but also outside its boundaries.
It is through the generosity of the members that during the 2006-2008
biennium, the World Fellowships Committee was able to offer 74 $4,000
awards, 12 Extension Awards of $700 each and 13 Extension Awards of
$800 each for a total of $314,800 for the biennium.
The work of the state and chapter World Fellowships committee chairs is
amazing. They help raise donations at each level by increasing the mem-
bers’ awareness of World Fellowships. Our members learn that by sharing
a few dollars, they help women from different parts of the world realize
their dreams of pursuing graduate work.
The applications for World Fellowships Awards are sent by the Fulbright
Program for recipients to study in the United States. Canadian members
act as contacts and reviewers with approved universities for recipients
who have already been accepted for graduate work.
It is through teamwork that the International World Fellowships Com-
mittee members complete their individual jobs of reviewing applications
from around the world and finally meet to select the recipients, prepare
workshops and Info Fair displays for Regional Conferences and Interna-
tional Conventions. Other tasks are making suggestions for future com-
mittees, reporting to the membership, revising forms, updating the web-
site and writing articles for the
DKG
NEWS .
Through the World Fellowships Program, Delta Kappa Gamma members
have touched the lives of thousands. It is heartwarming to see the way
such donations can impact our world. We have been able to change lives,
families, communities and education. World Fellowships open doors and
give hope to women from cities or towns we may have never heard about
before through many different fields of study.
Dr. A. T. “Toni” Sheehan, World Fellowships contact with the University of
Toronto, says, “I truly am passionate about the value and effectiveness of this
purpose (World Fellowships) in Delta Kappa Gamma. It is one of our best rea-
sons for existing!
I just wish I had another life to spend helping to teach the
world this way of breaking down barriers to world peace and community.”
II. Suggestions for Future International World Fellowships Committee:
A.
The committee suggests that funds be allotted to reimburse mem-
bers for the cost of paper and ink to print out applications.
B.
Continue to update information on the website regarding the func-
tions of the World Fellowships Committee and the recipients.
C.
Encourage state and chapter World Fellowships Committees to make
use of the information on the website.
Aurora Vignau de Zambrano, Nuevo León, Chair
2007
JoNell Lowry, Arkansas
Dr. Barbara C. Middaugh, Oregon
Gwendolyn Miller, Massachusetts
Dr. Kerstin B. Straby, Sweden
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Corlea S. Plowman, Executive Coordinator, ex officio, without vote
2008
Dr. Barbara C. Middaugh, Oregon
Gwendolyn Miller, Massachusetts
Dr. Hanna Fowler, Georgia
Dr. Christina Lindqvist, Sweden
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
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report of the online leadership Course
I. Telling Our Story
If it is 9 PM in Florida and Virginia, and 8 PM in Tennessee and Austin,
what time is it in Hawaii???
Mastering time zone issues was just part of the amazing roller coaster ride
of a learning curve experienced by this unique committee. We never trav-
eled to meet in Austin like other committees. In fact, we never met at any
single physical place . . . working together instead in cyberspace reality.
Perched in front of web cams, we worked from our natural habitats… and
enjoyed the comfort of our bunny slippers and pj bottoms as we “attend-
ed” our online meetings! We spoke in new tongues of SKYPE and wikis;
attended presentations by consultants without ever leaving our homes or
offices; and jammed cyber mailboxes with ideas and work products.
In short, we lived our goal: the creation of online learning to enhance the
professional and personal growth of Delta Kappa Gamma members, as
well as others in the educational community. We met and collaborated and
learned online even as we created two new and exciting opportunities:
Leadership Tools on the Net: a PowerPoint-based electronic course
(on CD) detailing Internet tools that can be used for cyber -leader
ship. The CD includes a bonus addendum detailing “Tips for Pro-
fessional Email Etiquette.” Members can purchase the course and
addendum for $20; non-members for $30.
Leaders’ Learning Suite: a Delta Kappa Gamma-tailored bundle of 10
online courses related to leadership—5 required and 5 choices—to
provide flexible, focused, and cost-effective leadership training.
Flexible: Learners can access courses asynchronously, at their own
convenience of time and place.
Focused: The core courses have been carefully selected to empha-
size key leadership skills for Delta Kappa Gamma women; the selec-
tion option meets individual interests and needs.
Cost-effective: Members can purchase access to the suite for a full
year for only $49.95.
Of course, the occasional imperfections of technology added to the ups
and downs of our roller coaster work experience—inadequate bandwidth
strangled our video, our SKYPE voice quality skipped out, our wiki went
wacky, our PowerPoint suffered a Mac attack—but what a rush when we
beat those glitches and swooped to new insights and achievements!
By the way….the answer is: it is 4 PM in Hawaii…. unless, of course,
we’re talking about daylight savings time and then…
II. Suggestions for Future Ad Hoc Online Leadership Course Com-
mittee:
A. Continue Online Leadership Course Committee’s work
B.
Promote two products:
i. Electronic course: Leadership Tools on the Net
ii. Online courses: Leaders’ Learning Suite
C. Update electronic course, Leadership Tools on the Net
D. Monitor/assess online course initiative, Leaders’ Learning Suite
E. Develop library of electronic courses created by members
F.
Continue to pursue academic alliance for tailored Delta Kappa
Gamma leadership course/program
G.
Explore how Delta Kappa Gamma can keep abreast of new technolo-
gies and innovations
Dr. Judith R. Merz, Florida, 2007-2008 Chair
Vicki Kajioka, Hawaii
Dr. Elizabeth I. Tarner, Maryland
Linda C. McCrary, Tennessee
Linda Burgess-Getts, Virginia, 2006-2007 chair
Dr. Barbara Day, International President, ex officio
Corlea S. Plowman, Executive Coordinator, ex officio, without vote
report of the Committee on Committee structure
I. Telling Our Story
In response to action taken at the 2006 International Convention, -Inter
national President Dr. Barbara Day appointed this ad hoc committee of
five members of the Administrative Board to study the current Interna-
tional committee structure and make recommendations concerning any
restructuring that might be needed.
The Ad Hoc Committee felt that it was important to hear directly from
Society members concerning our current committee structure and their
ideas about how the structure could be more efficient and effective. Each
state organization president was invited to appoint a representative from
her state to participate on a Task Force which would meet during the 2007
Regional Conferences. The five Ad Hoc Committee members served as
facilitators for these discussions, and recorders were appointed to take
detailed notes. A variety of ideas were discussed at the five Regional Con-
ferences. The data from all the regions were collated, synthesized and a
summary was returned to each Task Force member.
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The summary indicated that many of the same ideas came from more than
one region. Members had ideas about the work of International commit-
tees and how committee structure could be changed or updated. Each
Task Force member was asked to discuss and prioritize the summary items
during her 2008 state meetings. Additional items could be added. This
new prioritized list will be the focus of Task Force discussions during the
International Convention.
The results of the discussions in Chicago will again be collated, synthe-
sized, and listed in priority order and returned to the Task Force mem-
bers. During the 2009 Regional Conferences the Task Force members
will meet again to review the priority summary and the type of action
needed such as constitution amendment, recommendation to administra-
tive board, and recommendations to committees. Task Force members or
their states will then be able to bring items forward for action at the 2010
International Convention.
II. Suggestions for the Future Committee on Committee Structure:
Present a fnal report to the 2010 International Convention
I mplement the innovative suggestions about how to use technology
effectively to facilitate committee meetings
Continue to use Regional Conferences as opportunities to involve
members in important discussions about the future of the Society.
Dr. Carolyn Rants, Iowa, Chair
Jacklynn Cuppy, Alberta
Dr. Beverly Helms, Florida
Dr. Nancy Noll, Arizona
Dr. Helen Popovich, Michigan
other
report of heritage iii
I. Telling Our Story
The Story of
Our Heritage - Volume III
A history is much more than a narrative of events. A heritage is much more
than the status, conditions or character of an organization. Volume III is
to be a synthesis of our history and our heritage, reflecting the heart and
soul of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.
Something remarkable is happening within The Delta Kappa Gamma
Society International. Only twice before in our history (Volume I and
Volume II) has our story been recorded in a single document.
Volume
III is in progress and will document our Society accomplishments from
1970-2008.
Much has happened since May 2007, when Dr. Barbara Day called to in-
form us our proposal had been accepted. So far the process has been
exciting, challenging, and rewarding. As we work toward publication, we
believe, the best is yet to come. Let us share our journey with you!
The data gathering began in September 2007, and since that time the
team has spent over 35 days at Headquarters. Our initial investigation
revealed what a complex task Volume III was going to be. Since that
beginning, we have read countless documents, had many, many, many
conversations with Society members, and gathered data from hundreds
of files and publications. That work continues.
In addition, we have devoted hundreds of hours in our home offices
analyzing information, organizing, editing and collating fragments of ma-
terial, and developing surveys to provide needed data. We have typed,
proofed and re-proofed each individual’s name, state organization, posi-
tion, and date of service as found in the Directories. We are in the process
of composing biographies of the 19 presidents and writing the history
of every committee and every cause. The team members have been in
constant communication through email and telephone. These efforts are
ongoing.
Throughout our journey, honoring the Society and recording the remark-
able growth and progress that has been made from 1970-2008 remain
guiding principals. We are cognizant of the fact that Delta Kappa Gamma
is a member Society and this is to be a member document.
We are very excited about the progress we’ve made since September 2007
and with the perspective of sharing this awesome creation with each and
every one of you. Volume III, a user friendly CD/DVD (with hard copy
capabilities), will synthesize our history and heritage, and reflect the heart
and soul of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.
Constance (Connie) L. Hoag, Iowa
Odelia Schrunk, Iowa
(Researchers and Authors)
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Ria Bleeker
report of the Canadian Forum
I. Telling Our Story
The history of the Canadian Forum be-
gan in 1976 at the St Louis, Missouri,
International Convention. A recommen-
dation was drafted, requesting that time
be made available at Regional confer-
ences and International Conventions
for the non-American delegates to meet
with representatives of the Administra-
tive Board. The purpose was to relate
concerns relating to local, state and
national organizations. Following a pre-
sentation at a general assembly, the recommendation was accepted.
When the first Canadian Area representative was appointed in 1980, these
meetings became more formalized. Requests were made to the Regional
Planning Committees to designate a time when Canadian members could
meet. Now, a specific time is assigned for the Forums.
In 2007, two Canadian Forums were held: On July 19, at the Northwest
Regional in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the second, at the Northeast
Regional, on July 26 in Traverse City, Michigan.
In 2008, the Canadian Forum will be held on July 25 at the International
Convention, in Chicago, Illinois.
The Canadian members fund a “Canadian Project.”
We have been fnancing the education of three sisters in Romania
until they completed their university education.
In 2007-2008, we funded the education of young teens who are be-
ing taught to become the teachers of the poorest of the poor chil-
dren in Tlamacazapa, Mexico.
The Canadian Project is supported by the donation of two dollars (toonie)
from each member.
Communications is one of the goals of Canadian members.
The Canadian Area Representative and the Canadian presidents are
connected by a listserv.
Teleconferences are regularly scheduled.
Canadiana on Line
is an e-publication which is distributed quarterly.
An interactive website is being developed.
Dr. Mildred Burns (Quebec) and Muriel Smith (Manitoba) were recog-
nized by the Governor General for their leadership roles in Canada.
Kathy Langston, in Romania, was initiated as a Honourary Member by an
e-ceremony (Skype).
Canadian members have nominated the Governor General of Canada,
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean to International
Honorary membership.
The Canadian membership is a dynamic group. They are proud to be
members of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and partici-
pate in all facets of the Society.
II. Suggestions for Future Canadian Forum:
Collaborate with Canadian states to develop an interactive website
and develop a Canadian webpage with links to the International
website.
Collaborate with Canadian states to develop virtual chapters.
Research the feasibility of purchasing a webcam for the Canadian
state presidents.
Investigate public relations venues for Delta Kappa Gamma.
Examine the process for nominating Canadian women to Interna-
tional Honourary Membership.
Write a recommendation to change the defnition of “qualifcation
for membership in The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.”
Explore strategies to retain members and attract younger members.
Sheila Jean MacKay, Alberta, Chair
report of the european Forum
I. Telling Our Story
The adventure of the European Forum
Committee started in San Diego with its
installation. The first stop was Amster-
dam in November 2006, when the com-
mittee and our regional director, Trijny
Schmitz du Moulin, made preparations
for the regional conference in Lon-
don. The guidelines for the European
Achievement Award, the organization of
a pre-seminar, the 10th anniversary of
the region and many other items were
discussed and organized. The next stop was London, August 2007, where
in the European Forum meeting a very lively discussion was held on the
purpose of the European Forum and means of communication, such as a
European website and a DVD on European activities.
Dr. Sigrún Klara Hannisdóttir (Iceland) lectured on “The Role of NGOs in
Democratic Societies” linked to the question: “Could Delta Kappa Gamma
have a global voice?” This subject was appealing to many of us and will
be discussed further. We enjoyed a pre-seminar Eygló Björnsdóttir, Elec-
tronic Wisdom to Share, on blogging and safe internet.
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Dorothy Haley, Great Britain, received the European Achievement Award.
It was a complete surprise to her and a very moving moment during the
conference when the specially designed pin was handed over by the re-
gional director. It was definitely the most rewarding activity of the Euro-
pean Forum.
Our adventure continued in Niederhöchstadt, Germany, where the Forum
Committee worked on the realization of its goals, suggestions and propos-
als from the London meeting and preparation of the Chicago meeting.
This adventure of the European Forum Committee has been very reward-
ing for its members and was therefore rewarding for the members’ states.
We had the privilege of working in a true international atmosphere. We
worked together on improving international communication, recognized
and awarded outstanding leadership within the region, but most of all
we experienced the warmth and friendship that grows and will always be
there between the members of our Committee.
Ria Bleeker, The Netherlands, Chair
Marja-Liisa Lehikoinen, Finland
Gisela Baronin Von Engelhardt, Germany
Kate York, Great Britain
Helga Tholacius, Iceland
Björg Nakling, Norway
Carin Ahlberg, Sweden
Trijny Schmitz-du Moulin, The Netherlands, ex officio
report of the latin american Forum
I. Telling Our Story
What a great honor and rewarding expe-
rience it has been to plan and organize
important events as the Latin American Fo-
rums 2007 and 2008!
The use of technology to pass information
regarding the events was necessary.
Be-
fore and while planning, I became “Lost in
Translation,” as I was involved in the Eng-
lish-Spanish or Spanish-English translation
of every document or letter related to the
Forums. Surveys and letters to the Latin American Executive Board and
past Area Representatives went and came. The response was excellent!
What wise and excellent ideas they gave to enhance suggestions!
However, another idea came to my mind: to prepare PowerPoint presen-
tations to share advances and introduce the new ideas received. I had
never taken a class on the use of technology to prepare such excellent
programs. Therefore, it became a huge trial and error learning experi-
ence! After sleepless nights, and with my family, colleagues, and friends
who gave me hints, the first presentation was ready! How proud I felt as
I presented it to the El Salvador State members! Immediately, I sent it via
e-mail to all Latin American State Presidents!
They presented them at their State and Chapter Meetings in the region as
a contribution to plan the Forums. It was a virtual planning!
As International Representative, I personally presented them during the
2007 State Conventions in Jalisco, San Luis Potosi and Guatemala. In the
2008 Conventions at Baja California and Mexico D.F., and in the 2007,
Planning Meetings in El Salvador and Mexico D.F., the presentations be-
came so helpful.
During the Forums, Latin American presidents, members, and past area
representatives cooperated to fulfill expectations suggested recently and
in the past. A Latin American Web Page and a Code of Ethics are being
developed. A Latin American Conference Handbook is ready. Proposed
States to host Latin American Conferences: Baja California 2009, Jalisco
2011, Costa Rica 2013, and Mexico D.F. 2015 were approved. All mem-
bers have been and will continue researching and working on the topics
chosen by consensus: Sharing Excellent Educational Practices (2007) and
A New Vision of the Society in Latin America (2008). Conferences and
Panels of Discussion on those topics were developed. Each State sent
pictures that showed how they implemented their investigation. Jalisco
and Mexico D.F. states, used PowerPoint to present them.
Everyone grew personally and professionally and contributed to excel-
lence in education, while the forums were planned and implemented
with wisdom and passion.
II. Suggestions for Future Latin American Forum:
The use of technology for a virtual early organization of the Latin Ameri-
can Forum is a priority.
Maria Elena Alcala, El Salvador, Chair
report of the united states Forum
I. Telling Our Story
The US Forum’s story is one of continual vigilance and communication
using every possible tool to educate our members on issues that affect
their lives, their students’ lives, and education in general.
With limited
funds available to write this story, our steering committee has taken ad-
vantage of electronic communication to monitor and share information
through a network of regional e-mail lists, an updated website with a
downloadable PowerPoint presentation, and the
Forum Connection,
an
electronic newsletter.
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Surveys taken at the regional conferences and on our website and - per
sonal accounts of members have inspired our story to unfold along three
major issues: repeal of the Social Security offsets; educational funding, es-
pecially for federally mandated programs; and women’s health. Our story
was shared at regional conferences and workshops as we heard members’
voices, listened to the experiences of prominent speakers who served as
mayors, state representatives, and university officials, and, in addition,
presented teaching materials to help our members share their passion for
civic education.
The climax of our story was the National Legislative Seminar, held in
Washington, DC, April 20-23, 2008. More than 50 women came together
to learn effective advocacy techniques for creating their own success sto-
ries, learning from professionals in the fields of legislation and advocacy
and using techniques, when they return to their states and chapters.
The U.S. Forum’s latest chapter will be written as the current commit-
tee passes the torch to a newly elected steering committee at the 2008
International Convention after having co-authored a memorable chapter
in the history of the U.S. Forum. Many thanks to those who assisted in
our work, Dr. Angela Bedenbaugh,
Forum Connection
editor, and Shelley
Werner, webmaster.
II. Suggestions for Future United States Forum:
Continue to hold the National Legislative Seminar, seeking ways
to cut costs to allow for greater participation of members in all re-
gions.
Update the PowerPoint presentation and continue to make it acces-
sible for downloading from the web site.
Provide funding for the U.S. Forum Steering Committee in the regular
committee structure rather than on number of dues-paying members.
Solicit active, involved, and passionate members to run for U.S. Fo-
rum Steering committee positions.
Revise and distribute the U.S. Forum handbook to state U.S. Forum
and legislative committee chairmen.
Consider incorporating the U.S. Forum Steering Committee as a
standing committee of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society Interna-
tional to provide more Society support of programs and greater
cooperation with the Society as a whole, especially with regard to
planning regional and International meetings.
Fund Steering Committee members’ participation and attendance at the
National Legislative Seminar and chairs in the same way as other chairs
are funded for attendance at regional and International meetings.
Continue to expand the network of active advocates.
Support additional funding for the U.S. Forum.
Peggy King, Louisiana, Chair
Roberta (Robbie) Johnson, Minnesota, Northwest Representative
Elvoid B. Mayers, Massachusetts, Northeast Representative
Dr. Betty H. Wiser, Virginia, Southeast Representative
Dr. Mary Ann Baca Roldan, Colorado, Southwest Representative
report of the The delta Kappa gamma educational
Foundation Board of Trustees
I. Telling Our Story
Once upon a time when the 2006-2008 biennium began, the Board of
Trustees of The Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation dreamed
dreams, formulated hopes, and verbalized wishes. Believing in the gen-
erosity of members of The Society, Trustees’ thoughts were filled with
visions of people in communities throughout the world being recipients
of funds that would enhance lives. Through contributions to
Make-A-the
Miracle Campaign,
bequests, and other contributions to the Foundation,
the dreams, hopes, and wishes became realities.
Bequests from Marian Apteckar, Winifred Juanita Davis, Edna McGuire
Boyd, Margaret N. Deal, Charlotte Lehman, Margaret Parker, and Winifred
S. White enriched the availability of funds. Contributions of $41,465 to the
Make-A-Miracle Campaign
, along with interest income and other contri-
butions, allowed the Trustees to confidently say, “Dreams do come true.”
The stewardship of the Lucile Cornetet Bequest broadened the scope of
the Foundation. The bequest funds individual professional development
and seminar awards.
The Foundation awarded $375,000 to fund 137
Projects, 85 Cornetet Individual Professional Development Awards,
and 6 Cornetet Seminar Awards during the 2006-2008 biennium.
The projects that were funded improve, enrich, and encourage intercul-
tural understanding and excellence in education. Professional develop-
ment opportunities receiving funds represented employed educators—
members and non-members of the Society.
The 2008 Seminar in Purposeful Living was held in Dubuque, Iowa, with
the theme A River of Dreams: A Wise and Passionate Adventure Awaits You.
Another realized dream!
Frank McCourt once said, “Dreams come with tremendous energy with
shimmering horizons.” The Board of Trustees of the Foundation had the
energy during the 2006-2008 biennium and will continue to reach for the
horizon during the 2008-2010 biennium.
Merlene Carlisle, Alabama, Chair (2002-2008)
Dr. Joanne L. Miller, Texas (2002-2008)
Corlea S. Plowman, Texas, Secretary-Treasurer
Rena A. Kearney, Maine (2006-2012)
Linda C. McCrary, Tennessee (2006-2012)
Dr. Judith Raybern, Indiana (2004-2010)
Barbara (Barbie) Sharrard, Washington (2004-2010)
Dr. Barbara Day, North Carolina, International President
Dr. Carolyn J. Rants, Iowa, International First Vice-President
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