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2018-2019 International World Understanding Project Ballot

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Help Choose the 2018-2019 International World Understanding Project

The International World Understanding Committee has developed a procedure to select a World Understanding project. That procedure provides for chapters and S/P/Ns to submit proposals for consideration by the membership.

The World Understanding committee evaluated each proposal submitted by the deadline. Three projects (below) were selected; you may choose one. ONLY ONE VOTE PER MEMBER. Here are the three ways you may vote:
1. At your Regional Conference.
2. At AlphaDeltaKappa.org between June 1 and August 1, 2018. Click here for the online ballot. 
3. By mail. Check one of the boxes, download/print this ballot and send it to Alpha Delta Kappa International Headquarters, 1615 West 92nd Street, Kansas City, MO 64114. It must be postmarked by August 1, 2018.

Alpha Delta Kappa members will choose which of these deserving projects we will support. Funds will be donated to the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation this fall, winter and spring. The chosen organization will receive the funds at the 2019 International Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The target amount for all three projects is $50,000.

The Three Projects are:

PROJECT C.H.E.A.R.
Making a Children’s Home with Education and Agriculture a Reality in Tanzania

Project CHEAR’s goal is to build a solar powered 40-bed children’s home and small school to meet all basic needs of orphaned, abused, and extremely impoverished children in Babati, Tanzania. Literacy skills will be taught in our classrooms to underachieving and illiterate children living at the children’s home and within the community. Successful achievement will allow integration into the government’s formal education program. Establishing an agricultural area containing gardens, orchards, and livestock will promote life-skills and long-term self-sustainability. This pioneer project will be the only one of its kind in a region of 1.3 million people. HarambeeFoundation.org

Project Sewing Seeds of Hope

Sewing Seeds of Hope will provide destitute teens and women in the poor hillside village of Mahanaim, South India, with the critical skills, emotional, economic, and social support and self-confidence to support their families and transform their lives for generations to come, breaking the desperate cycle of poverty. The Alpha Delta Kappa World Understanding Project will make possible a modern permanent facility, the Mahanaim Vocational Training and Community Center, where 40 villagers, including girls, women, and differently-abled persons, will learn sewing, knitting, embroidery, tailoring, mat weaving, and basket-making skills, and develop a sustainable market for their products – resulting in new productive lives. BethaniaKids.org

Project TEACH TOO

TEACH TOO requests grant funds to construct transitional housing for 48 older teens to enable them to finish their education and learn an occupation. According to Haitian law, children residing in licensed orphanages cannot remain after the age of eighteen. As a result, older students have had to leave the Imagine Missions orphanage without the skills or abilities required to be independent and successful. Transitional housing with occupancy limited to two years or less enables these students to finish their most important goal—completing their education. Imagine Missions will mentor these students and assist them throughout this process. ImagineMissions.org

Click here for the online ballot
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2019 Educational Symposium Application

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2018

2019 Educational Symposium Application

Application must be submittted by September 1, 2018

Submit online

Educational Symposium Sessions take place on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the 2019 International Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Applicants will be notified by October 1, 2018 of their acceptance. If selected, send a head shot photo electronically to Bev Card bmwcard@gmail.com to use during the opening session by November 1, 2018.

Guidelines:
• Presenters must be registered for the International Convention
• Workshops will be 60 minutes
• Room set-up will be theater
• Internet will NOT be provided
• Bring laptop, LCD projector, screen, and extension cord or rent from hotel
• Microphones will be provided for sessions with 50+ in attendance
• Handouts and/or workshop syllabus must be sent to Kristin Banks at kbanks@alphadeltakappa.org by April 30, 2019 for placement on our website; 
  participants will bring needed handouts with them
• Etc. See application for more information.

 
For additional information contact:
Bev Card
bmwcard@gmail.com
703-200-6652

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2019-2021 International Candidates

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2018

2019-2021 International Candidates

Applications for International Office are now available.

2019-2021 International Candidates

Download Cover Letter to Candidates 

The official application form must be submitted.  

It can be submitted as an online form

It can be downloaded as:
A PDF 
A Microsoft Word document 
A Rich Text Format file, which can be used with Text Edit for the Mac

The Signature Form can be downloaded as:
A PDF 
A Microsoft Word document 
A Rich Text Format file, which can be used with Text Edit for the Mac 

Information must be limited to the space provided. Please type in the Times new Roman font – size 9 point.

Handwritten applications will not be accepted.

Candidates must email their application with the online candidate’s form on or before November 1, 2018 to Chairman Ginger Modla at gbmodla@gmail.com. Candidate information and photo will be printed in the April 2019 KAPPAN.

A candidate is not permitted to change the office for which she has applied.

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Do you have Fund Development Experience?

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Do you have Fund Development Experience?

We need YOU for the 2019 International Convention!

Please contact Meeting Coordinator Annie Griffin, agriffin@alphadeltakappa.org

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Podcasts from 2017-2019 International President Sue Pelchat

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Podcasts from 2017-2019 International President Sue Pelchat

Listen to the Podcasts from 2017-2019 International President Susan Pelchat

"The Heat is on" - July Podcast

More Podcasts here

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Disaster Relief

Posted On Friday, August 4, 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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