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2017 International Dues

Posted On Thursday, May 25, 2017

2017 International Dues

All members that did not have 2017 International dues received at Headquarters by May 1 were emailed or mailed notices offering them to pay their chapter or S/P/N treasurer dues and late fees by June 15, 2017. The chapter or S/P/N treasurer is to cut a chapter or S/P/N check for their international dues and mail with a note listing the members name, ID#, S/P/N and chapter name to:

Alpha Delta Kappa
1615 W. 92nd St
Kansas City, MO 64114-3210

This will let them avoid having to go through the reinstatement process.


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Chapter Presidents: Exciting news!

Posted On Friday, May 19, 2017

Chapter Presidents: Exciting News!

Shout out to all Chapter Presidents! Now you can update your chapter roster on the website eliminating the use of the H-119, Report for Member Changes form (with the exception of chapter transfers). Go to the Alpha Delta Kappa website and login. Then go to the DIRECTORY and click on “My Chapter Roster”. Click on the name of the member you’d like to update.

For further instructions, click here.

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Distinguished Program Award (DPA)

Posted On Friday, April 28, 2017

Distinguished Program Award (DPA)

This program is designed to recognize chapters with outstanding programs that promote involvement & attendance of members, plus attract the attention of prospective members through creativity and uniqueness.

This award is focused on the specific chapter program offered either prior to or following the business meeting.

More Information 

Eligibility:
Chapters may submit one program per year.  Only programs presented during the most recently completed year are eligible.  Example: programs presented from August 2016 – June 2017 may be submitted for consideration in the fall of 2017. 

Deadline:
Chapter entries should be submitted online between August 1 – August 31 (online form available after International Convention)

Rules:
Entries must be 250 words or less to be considered.
Photographs may be requested, if available.
All entries become the property of Alpha Delta Kappa and may appear on the website and/or in the KAPPAN.  The entries will not be returned.

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New Membership Eligibility Revised!

Posted On Monday, April 3, 2017

New Membership Eligibility Revised!

November 2016—The entire International Executive Board (IEB) realized that the time had come to make some changes in Alpha Delta Kappa and this was one of them.  We recognize that there are those retired educators who are still interested in education, who are still in contact with working educators and who want more than a social club.  Those women can bring a lot to Alpha Delta Kappa and we can offer many opportunities to them.

Our mission remains the same, Alpha Delta Kappa builds educational excellence, altruism and world understanding through fellowship.  Alpha Delta Kappa remains an organization for women educators, now some new members will be in the classroom and some will have retired.  Our membership still needs to grow and we need to initiate both active educators and retired educators who are still interested in and connected to education.

1) This change was effective January 1, 2017.
2) The Membership Application (H-103) is being revised and simplified.  Look for the R-17 at the top of application page.  (the “R” refers to revised and number is year)  
3) Allowing Fidelis Chapters to initiate retired members must be voted on at the International Convention by delegates as it requires a Bylaws change.


From the Constitution, Article III-Membership Eligibility.  (Section 3 is the new addition.)

   Section 1.  A member of Alpha Delta Kappa is a woman educator who shall have been initiated into the organization.

   Section 2.  To be eligible for membership in Alpha Delta Kappa, a woman:

        a. Shall have been in the education profession for two or more years.
        b. Shall be under contract in teaching, administration, or some specialized field of education.
        c.  Shall meet one of the following requirements:
   (1)  Shall have graduated from an accredited college or university with a degree in education.
     (2)  Shall, in the U.S., have met the requirements for teacher certification, administrative certification, or certification in a specialized field of education in the state in which she was employed:
          (3)  Shall, in a country other than the U.S., have met the requirements for teacher certification, administrative certifications, or certification in a specialized field of education in the country in which she was employed.

   Section 3.  To be eligible for membership in Alpha Delta Kappa, a woman who is retired must meet the following requirements:
      
        a. Shall have been in the education profession in teaching, administration, or some specialized field of education for two or more years.

        b.  Shall have met one of the following requirements:
    (1)  Shall have graduated from an accredited college or university with a degree in education.
       (2)  Shall, in the U.S., have met the requirements for teacher certification, administrative certification, or certification in a specialized field of education in the state in which she was employed:
          (3)  Shall, in a country other than the U.S., have met the requirements for teacher certification, administrative certifications, or certification in a specialized field of education in the country in which she was employed.

         c.  Continues to demonstrate a genuine interest and active involvement in the current educational process.  

Section 4.  To be eligible for membership in a new chapter, a woman must be approved by a screening committee of Alpha Delta Kappa members.

Section 5.  To be eligible for membership in an established chapter, a woman:
         a.  Must be sponsored by one active and endorsed by two active members of the chapter.
         b.  Must receive the vote of the active members as provided in the International Bylaws.  The voting shall be conducted by ballot.

Section 6.  Eligibility for International, State/Provincial/National or Chapter honorary membership may be found in the Bylaws.

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Disaster Relief

Posted On Monday, April 3, 2017

Disaster Relief

Pamela Gould - KS Alpha Rho - Her home was destroyed in a recent fire. Her family members are fine but their home and all belongings were lost. Click here to donate online and type "Pamela Gould Disaster Relief" in the notes box. Or you can send a check to Headquarters (made payable to the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation) and designate " Pamela Gould Disaster Relief" in the memo line. International Headquarters will then forward the donations. 
 
Donations are tax-deductible for members in the U.S. when made through the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation. Many thanks for your ongoing prayers and support.


Recently we have been experiencing more and more natural disasters across this country. Many of them are endangering our sisters and the communities where they live. There have been floods in Louisiana and North Carolina recently as well as in Maryland and West Virginia this summer plus the fires in California. I checked with sisters in Alabama and Mississippi as well since they were in the line of all the rains and at this time I have no report of any problems from these two states. The storms (heavy rains) were moving Northeast and I have no report from this area at the time of this note.  

I have been in touch with sisters in these areas and can report to you that we do have sisters in Louisiana who have lost their homes or have severe water damage. The fires in CA are very close to the same area where schools were destroyed last year. Our Alpha Delta Kappa sisters are affected by these disasters. Let us keep them in our thoughts and prayers at this time as they assess their damage and work to move forward. 

Keeping up with the weather and disasters of this magnitude is difficult at times.  Please keep in touch and let us know if you have something to be shared or reported regarding our Alpha Delta Kappa family.  

There are many states and agencies who are moving to get supplies and assistance to those in need at this time according to news reports that I’ve seen. 
What can we do?  The Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation has a line item in its budget for disaster relief. Donations can be sent to HQ written to the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation and you can indicate on the subject/memo line “disaster relief” or more specifically to a S/P/N (ex:  Louisiana flooding).  Online donations may also be made through the website. When it is specific to a S/P/N, those monies will be sent to the S/P/N treasurer and that S/P/N Disaster Relief Committee will decide how to distribute the funds to assist our members affected.  A donation with only “disaster relief” will go into the fund and be distributed as needed depending on the number of inquiries. Your donation is tax deductible and you will receive a donation statement for tax purposes in February. 

Let us pull together and embrace our sisters with support, love and care who are in need at this time. 
 
With love in sisterhood,
Ruth Ann and Barbara 
2015-17 Alpha Delta Kappa President & International Ex. Board Chairman

A note about membership badges lost in natural disasters:  If chapters have extra badges in their badge banks, please send them to International Headquarters (1615 W 92nd St, Kansas City, MO 64114) with a personal note to a sister who may have lost hers in a disaster, and we will see that they are appropriately distributed. Thank you so much! Executive Director Laura C. Bourgeois

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