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Exciting Endeavor for Alpha Delta Kappa

Posted On Friday, March 22, 2019

Exciting Endeavor for Alpha Delta Kappa

When Alpha Delta Kappa received its tax-exempt status in 1967, the IRS determined a designation of 501(c)(7), for Social Clubs. A 501(c)(7) designation means that we are generally exempt from income tax, but not from sales or property taxes, and donations to states and chapters are not tax-deductible to the donor. However, we are so much more than a social club! Just think of all the good works we do on every level. This biennium, the International Executive Board decided to pursue an overall 501(c)(3) designation for Alpha Delta Kappa, and the process is moving forward! The new designation will cover all participating U.S. states and chapters. We will be supplying instructions in the coming weeks as to what actions your state and chapter needs to take in order to participate. The Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation, created in 1981, has always had a 501(c)(3) designation, and its designation will not be affected by this process. 
 
Once the re-designation process is complete, Alpha Delta Kappa and all participating chapters and states will become immediately eligible to receive tax-deductible donations! This should greatly improve our ability to raise funds, as many individuals and businesses are reluctant to donate to organizations without a 501(c)(3) designation and many foundation and government grants require the recipient to hold a 501(c)(3) designation. Think of all of the fundraising you could do! Participating states and chapters may also be eligible for sales and property tax exemptions, depending on the laws of their particular state.
 
In order to move forward with the application process, the International Executive Board, at the advice of our tax attorney, made some slight modifications to the Articles of Incorporation, Constitution and International Bylaws. You will see these when the proposed Bylaws Amendments are distributed in next week's eblast and on the website. If anyone in your chapter does not have e-mail, please print and bring the proposals to your next chapter meeting. When the 501(c)(3) designation is granted, we will be publicizing it with every method available! Alpha Delta Kappa is definitely moving forward!

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World Understanding Pins: a TEACH TOO Fundraiser

Posted On Wednesday, March 20, 2019

World Understanding Pins for Purchase: a TEACH TOO Fundraiser

Please help us reach our goal for TEACH TOO! You may now purchase the same "Thank You" gift for donations received as the ones given at International Conventions by the World Understanding Committee.  For each donation of $5.00 or more that you collect for TEACH TOO, you would give the donor a World Understanding Pin. 
 
If you have pins left after the TEACH TOO goal has been met, you could continue the process for the next World Understanding Project.  You may purchase these pins in quantities of 25: 25 pins for $25.00.
 
Give a gift of a World Understanding pin while supplies last from supplies@alphadeltakappa.org or by calling (800) 247-2311. Checks received for donations should be made out to Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation with "TEACH TOO" in the memo line. Please send all proceeds to Alpha Delta Foundation Lockbox: Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation ~ PO BOX 870567 ~ Kansas City MO 64187-0567.


TEACH TOO requests grant funds to construct transitional housing for 48 older teens to enable them to finish their education and learn an occupation. The target amount for the project is $50,000. Read more...



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Regional Mini Scholarships Deadline

Posted On Monday, March 18, 2019

Regional MIni Scholarships Deadline April 15

Under the umbrella of the Regional Professional Development Scholarships, International annually gives each region $3,000 to distribute to current* members, whether actively engaged in teaching or not, who apply to attend non AΔK-sponsored conferences, conventions, seminars, workshops and non-credit classes.  Graduate and/or doctoral studies are beyond the scope of this program.  The maximum scholarship is $500.   

Applications for activities taking place between May 15 and November 15 must be postmark no later than April 15.  To be eligible for a Regional Mini-Scholarship, an AΔK member shall not have received a Regional Mini-Scholarship during the current fiscal year (June 1—May 31).

*Available to current Alpha Delta Kappa members. Applicants’ dues must be paid by the scholarship deadline. Applicant shall not be a member of the International Executive Board, International Chapter, International scholarship boards or committees, a substantial contributor to the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation or a relative of any of the aforementioned groups.


 

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Kids Against Hunger

Posted On Friday, March 1, 2019

Kids Against Hunger

Introducing the 2019 International Convention Altruistic project - Kids Against Hunger is a non-profit humanitarian organization with a mission to provide fully nutritious food to impoverished children and families around the world...and around the corner. The goal of the organization is for the meals to provide a stable nutritional base from which recipient families can move their families from starvation or food insecurity to self-sufficiency.  


 
Fulfilling Kids Against Hunger's mission requires a vast food packaging capacity to meet an endless demand for food. Kids Against Hunger believes that the best way to engage the largest number of people is through a decentralized, locally-based network of food packaging satellites that are active in their community. This model engages and empowers people to realize they can make a difference in solving the worldwide problem of starvation and establishes relationships with organizations such as Kiwanis and Rotary. This growth strategy also allows the organization to continuously expand its food packaging capacity and volunteer involvement. 
 
Since its launch, Kids Against Hunger has provided over 2 billion meals for children and their families in 70 countries through the efforts of hundreds of thousands of volunteers.


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Volunteer Application Form

Posted On Friday, March 1, 2019

International Committees and Boards Volunteer Application Form

"Hone your leadership skills by volunteering to serve on an International Board or Committee!" Volunteer for Service on International Boards/Committees for the 2019-2021 Biennium!

Some areas of interest in serving as an International  Committee/Board member or Convention Committee/Officer include Membership, Candidate Qualifications, multiple individual Scholarships and Grants, International Teacher Education (ITE), Balloting, Credentials, Educational Symposium, Altruism and more. If you have already submitted a form it is only necessary to include your name and complete Section IV but, if you have more to add, you may do so.

Volunteer Application Form


 

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2018-19 World Understanding Project: TEACH TOO

Posted On Friday, March 1, 2019

2018-19 World Understanding 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. The target amount for the project is $50,000. Read more...



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