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International Convention Announcement

Posted On Friday, January 15, 2021

International Convention Announcement

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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Dues Mailing Instructions

Posted On Friday, January 15, 2021

Dues Mailing Instructions

Do not wait on unpaid dues - send those that you have collected. Remaining dues can be sent on a later date. (January 31 is the deadline to avoid an additional per member late fee.) Please write your S/P/N and chapter name on the memo line of the check. Include a copy of your chapter's H-138 form along with your chapter's check.

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 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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Imagine Missions Organization

Posted On Friday, January 15, 2021

Imagine Missions Organization

The Imagine Missions Organization is facing more challenges in the wake of 2020 events. Many sisters may have received information from Melissa Young, the director, that outlines Imagine Missions’ problems and requests for student sponsorships. Information can be located on the Imagine Missions Facebook page and on their website. Individuals may choose to respond to the requests shared by Imagine Missions. TEACH TOO was the International World Understanding Project that was selected by members in June 2018. We hope Imagine Missions will fare well.

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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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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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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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