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Do you have Fund Development Experience?

Posted On Tuesday, May 8, 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 Thursday, May 3, 2018

Podcasts from 2017-2019 International President Sue Pelchat

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

"New Leadership" - May Podcast

More Podcasts here

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2018 Regional Conferences

Posted On Tuesday, April 3, 2018

2018 Regional Conferences

The 2018 Alpha Delta Kappa Regional Conferences are coming up quickly! Why should YOU attend?

Here are just some of the reasons:

Professional development
Leadership training 
Career-enhancing ideas from other outstanding educators
Membership enrichment
Engaging workshops
Altruistic opportunities
Sightseeing in beautiful locales
Fellowship, food and fun!

What are you waiting for? If you haven't registered already, do so today! For registration information, click here

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S/P/N Feature on the International Website

Posted On Tuesday, April 3, 2018

S/P/N Feature on the International Website

Recently we gave access to the Chapter President, Chapter Treasurer and Chapter Membership Chairman for updating their chapter roster. In order to communicate the latest changes to the S/P/Ns we’ve created an S/P/N roster tab in the International website directory. 
 
Sue Pelchat, International President, has asked that you please encourage your chapters to use this feature by sharing this information with them in your newsletters and other communications. 
 
The benefits of updating their chapter roster, instead of using the H-119, Report for Member Changes form (except for transfers), are:
-Reduced paperwork/forms in response to members’ requests!
-To unburden the members/chapters with duplicating the notification of changes.
-The directory contains the most current information for your S/P/N that is on file at Headquarters.
-The roster can be used as is because it is current instead of having to recreate your own.
-No longer having to download and complete the form for each member then mailing/emailing/faxing it to multiple recipients.
 
The S/P/N Roster tab is accessible to the following S/P/N officers: President, Treasurer, Membership Consultant, President Elect, Immediate Past President, Historian, Sergeant-at-Arms and Chaplain. First sign into the International website and go to the directory. Click on the S/P/N Roster tab and choose the appropriate S/P/N from the drop down menu and click on the “Find” button. Your S/P/N Roster will appear and it is sorted by chapter Greek order, then by last name, then by first name. 
 
This roster can be viewed on the website and/or it can be exported into the following formats: word, excel, .pdf, csv or XML. 
When exporting to Word/Excel, you can personalize it by changing the page orientation, margins, header/footer, and font: type, size, color, etc. 
This roster contains all up-to-date member information, whether a change was made by the member or the chapter officer/chair. 
 
The benefits of S/P/Ns using the International website S/P/N tab are:
-To streamline member/chapter updates and the quick dissemination of that info to all.
-There is no longer a need for each S/P/N or chapter to “reinvent the wheel” by creating and maintaining their own directory.
-Once a directory is printed it is quickly out of date due to rapidly changing member information.
-Directories are a “living” document, which means that they’re continuously changing.
 
There is a KAPPAN Omega listing linked on the S/P/N tab in order for S/P/N officers to remain up to date on the members who joined the Omega chapter. Omega information can also be found on the publications page where all KAPPAN issues since 2006 are listed. 
 
Please pass this information onto your successor so she may begin using the latest available resources on the International website.  
 
As always, please contact Headquarters for any questions!

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Updating Your Chapter Roster

Posted On Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Chapter Presidents, Treasurers and Membership Chairs

NOW, Chapter Treasurers and Membership Chairmen can update your chapter roster on the website (in addition to the Chapter President). This eliminates 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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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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