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AΔK CONNECT

Posted On Monday, March 1, 2021

AΔK CONNECT

AΔK CONNECT will bolster the power of Alpha Delta Kappa to offer personal and professional growth opportunities for members.  AΔK CONNECT page
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Call for Proposals

Posted On Friday, February 12, 2021

Call for Proposals

Additional Call for Presenters to the Educational Symposium July 6 - 9, 2021. The Educational Symposium for the International Convention will be held July 6 - 9, 2021 virtually.  Due to the changes in presentation virtually (live or pre-recorded), the committee is seeking additional presenters for the following areas:

Diversity Pathway:  We are seeking presenters who have expertise in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion issues.  Presentations can address instruction, awareness, advocacy, and/or capacity building.  Preference will be given to those who present on topics of DEI Classroom instruction; Cultural Competency; Literacy Instruction with a Cultural Diverse Library.  

Learning Pathway:  We are seeking presenters who have expertise in current educational trends and techniques. Preference will be given to those who present on topics of: Virtual learning, Blended learning, Technology, STEM/ STEAM, Robotics/Coding, Project-Based Learning, Whole Brain Teaching, Genius Hour, Digital Citizenship, Social Emotional Learning, Growth Mindset, Classroom Management, Guided Reading, Shared Writing, Data Tracking and Collection, Professional Learning Communities, Math Manipulatives, Types of Assessments. 

Leading Pathway: We are seeking presenters that would like to share their experiences and or ideas with leading various committees within their chapters such as Treasurer, Secretary, Fraternity education and more. Leadership ideas on how to virtually engage chapter members during these unprecedented times. 

Sisterhood Pathway:  With our “new normal,”  we are seeking presenters who can share ideas for Navigating thru COVID Fatigue, ideas for self care, and ways for our sisters to have strong mental and physical health.  We are also in need of ideas for virtual programming for chapters, how do we continue to grow our membership and build sisterhood when social distancing measures are in place.

Use the link below to fill out your proposal.  All proposals must be submitted by March 1st.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pDB3fdnUQmDkCe9O3qWXy16Rfdz4AvHzkcL_tHtvD5c

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Chapter Altruistic Report

Posted On Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Chapter Altruistic Report

Due by March 15, 2021 the report covers activities from March 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021.

VOLUNTEER HOURS donated by chapter and/or chapter members in the name of Alpha Delta Kappa should be included on the report. Also include GIFTS contributed to altruistic projects by chapter and/or chapter members in the name of Alpha Delta Kappa. Assistance for Alpha Delta Kappa sisters in need may be included. As well please include SCHOLARSHIPS presented or contributions made to Alpha Delta Kappa scholarships. 

Chapter Altruistic Report Form

 

 

The submission of this form will earn your chapter a pearl towards the Pearls of Achievement Program.
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Dues Mailing Instructions

Posted On Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Dues Mailing Instructions

Dues payments postmarked after January 31, 2021 incur the $5 per member late fee. Include a copy of your chapter's H-138 form along with your chapter's check.  Indicate which members paid on the form you submit with payment.

Mail your chapter’s initial dues payment to the Alpha Delta Kappa Lockbox* at:

Alpha Delta Kappa
PO Box 879452
Kansas City, MO 64187-9452

*The PO Box is a lockbox located at our bank to automate payment deposits. The lockbox opens August 1 and is closed March 1st. 

Any additional payments including the $5 per member late fee, made after the initial payment should be mailed to our street address with a note listing your S/P/N & chapter name, member’s name and ID#:

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

 


2020 Chapter Officer E-Packet Information

Contact Suzie Hanna at HQ with any questions!

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International Convention Announcement

Posted On Friday, February 12, 2021

International Convention Announcement

Save the Date! Mark your calendars for July 5 - 16, 2021 and plan to attend the 2021 Alpha Delta Kappa Virtual International Convention.  Watch your eblasts and tune in right here each week for more details as they develop. International Convention page



Jan. 15, 2021
It is with a heavy heart that you know the 2021 International Alpha Delta Kappa Convention scheduled for the JW Marriott Austin, Texas will instead be conducted as a fully virtual convention. This was not an easy decision to make, but the welfare and safety of our members must take priority over the desire to be together in person.

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2021-2023 International World Understanding Projects

Posted On Friday, January 15, 2021

2021-2023 International World Understanding Projects

The International Executive Board approved three proposals for the 2021-2023 International World Understanding Projects.

International World Understanding Committee Chairman Rachel Shankles and her committee carefully reviewed many proposal applications for the 2021-2023 International World Understanding Project. The top five applications were submitted to the International Executive Board for consideration. After review, the International Executive Board approved three proposals for further consideration by our membership. The proposed projects are:

C.H.E.A.R. (Children’s Home with Education and Agriculture a Reality)

R.I.S.E.
(Reaching and Inspiring Students in Ethiopia)

Sewing Seeds of Hope

Detailed information about the three proposed projects will be included in the March KAPPAN, in upcoming Eblasts and on our website. Members will vote online during the month of June to select one project for the new biennium. The new project will be announced during the International Convention in July 2021.


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2021-2023 International Board or Committee

Posted On Friday, January 15, 2021

2021-2023 International Board or Committee

Alpha Delta Kappa needs you! Serving at the international level is an extremely rewarding experience and will enrich your life. Extended deadline is March 1, 2021. Applications are being accepted and an offer of service to Alpha Delta Kappa is always appreciated. 
 
Hone your leadership skills by volunteering to serve on an International Board or Committee in 2021-2023. Some areas of interest in serving as an International Committee member are Membership, Candidate Qualifications, Scholarships and Grants, International Teacher Education Program (ITE),  Altruism and more. Volunteer today!


Learn more about the International Executive Board/International Chapter (IEB/IC)


 

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501(c) (3) Status Update

Posted On Friday, January 15, 2021

An Update Regarding 501(c) (3) Status for States and Chapters

Information provided by Sandy Wolfe, Chairman of the International Executive Board
 
On December 5, 2019 Alpha Delta Kappa received a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that granted the Alpha Delta Kappa organization (501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Further review of the application for our states and chapters was needed. 

In April 2020 additional documentation was requested from our IRS reviewer that required submission of a massive list of documents from 60 subordinates (chapters or states, including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico). The list included such things as newsletters, financial reports, minutes, and much more from each subordinate from the past two years. We were unable to meet the deadline.

In late August 2020 the IRS sent a letter of declination on the 501(c)(3) status for our states and chapters within the United States. The declination letter meant the IRS was not willing to make a ruling on our request at that time. The key is that it was not a rejection letter.
 
We can submit a new application to the IRS in the future requesting a review for 501(c)(3) status for states and chapters, but the IRS now requires:
 
1.    A dissolution policy in our International Bylaws and in each state’s and each chapter’s bylaws. Based on previous recommendations from the IRS, we had encouraged S/P/Ns to adopt Policies & Procedures with a policy statement certifying they are governed by Alpha Delta Kappa’s International Bylaws. The IRS policy has changed and currently requires bylaws with a dissolution clause to meet 501(c)(3) criteria.
 
2.    A conforming amendment for our International Bylaws will be proposed at the 2021 International Convention. The language was adopted for the Constitution in November 2020.
 
3.    Currently, for governance, we have 27states using state bylaws and 24 states using International Bylaws and Policies and Procedures Manuals. Amending our S/P/Ns’ bylaws with the dissolution language in place will occur at their next convention in spring 2022.
 
4.    The bylaws template will be developed that refers to the International Bylaws and includes the Dissolution Clause to make them acceptable to the IRS for 501(c) (3) after the International Convention. 
 
So … we cannot submit a new application for 501(c)(3) status until the International Bylaws have been amended and we know states and chapters within the United States have their bylaws in order. In the meantime, we can work to comply with the latest IRS rulings. Thanks for your patience and understanding!
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