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Richardson, TX 75080
August 28, 2015
Dear State, Provincial and National Presidents,
As we begin a new biennium of leadership on the international level of Alpha Delta Kappa, I am aware that your governing bodies have already been functioning as leaders. Your officers are working together for the common good for all of us, for we are connected together by our membership. One of the joys of leadership in Alpha Delta Kappa is the knowledge that we are helpful to each other. Wouldn’t it be nice to add to our sharing by adding a place for chaplains to share original Thoughts for the Day?
Here is how you can help: spread the word among the state, district and chapter presidents and chaplains that Alpha Delta Kappa would like to have original messages and prayers and blessings for sharing. Remember that copyright laws require that these contributions be original words of the author. The Thoughts for the Day may be for special occasions such as Founders’ Day, holidays, initiation, installation of officers or they may be general in purpose. This is also true for prayers and meal blessings.
As chaplains, we are aware that our members may be of different religious traditions, and this is especially true for inclusion on the international website. Let us be sensitive to everyone’s faiths. Those who are searching the site for a special message will have a choice of what they think their members may be inspired to hear.
Chaplains may send their Thoughts for the Day, prayers for special occasions and meal blessings to me, and I will forward them to Headquarters. Please include the author’s name and S/P/N chapter for credit due to her contribution.
Thank you for supporting this new way of sharing with each other through membership in Alpha Delta Kappa.
International Chaplain 2015-2017
Thoughts and Blessings from November 2016 International Executive Board (IEB) and International Chapter (IC) Meetings by International Chaplain Paula O'Neill and IEB Chaplain Gloria Beatson
Prayers for Alpha Delta Kappa Chapters by International Chaplain Paula O'Neill
"What do we have to offer?" by 2014-2016 Oklahoma State Chaplain Melinda McGee
"Teacups" by 2014-2016 Oklahoma State Chaplain Melinda McGee
"Keys" by 2014-2016 Oklahoma State Chaplain Melinda McGee
Thoughts and Blessings from November 2015 and May 2016 International Executive Board (IEB) and International Chapter (IC) Meetings:
IEB Opening Thought by IEB Chaplain Gloria Beatson
IEB Closing Thought by IEB Chaplain Gloria Beatson
IEB Meal Blessing by IEB Chaplain Gloria Beatson
IC Opening Thought by International Chaplain Paula O'Neill
IC Closing Thought by International Chaplain Paula O'Neill
IC Meal Blessings by International Chaplain Paula O'Neill
From 2016-2018 South Carolina State Chaplain Janet B. Ricard:
--Preparing for a new biennium
--Thought for a District Meeting
--Thoughts from Southeast Regional Conference
"Designing Excellence in Our Lives as Leaders" (appropriate for an officer installation meeting) by 2015-2017 International Chaplain Paula O'Neill
Thoughts for the Day for Chapter Meetings by 2015-2017 International Chaplain Paula O'Neill
July 12, 2015 International Chapter Meal Blessing and Thought for the Day by 2015-2017 International Chaplain Paula O'Neill
"Use All the Crayons," by Michigan Chaplain Pat Schooley
"Diamonds are Forever," by Michigan Chaplain Pat Schooley
"The Imagination Game," by Michigan Chaplain Pat Schooley
"If the Mirror Could Talk," by Oklahoma Chaplain Melinda McGee
"Charting Our Course," By Alanna McGuinn, Chaplain, Mountain View District, VA Alpha Delta Kappa