Volume 92 | January 1, 2020
News from Ohio State Organization
2020 Convention Edition
Diana Kirkpatrick, President

Come to Convention… Join us at Friday evening's event and plan to stay through Sunday’s Inspirational Breakfast …It’s where you Belong.

We start Friday evening off with  The Taste of Ohio/Taste of DKG VIP Kickoff Jamboree  (with  YOU  being the  V ery  I mportant  P erson) and have many other stimulating, motivating and empowering activities for all throughout the March 20-22, 2020 weekend.  We promise not to disappoint!

We welcome, invite, and encourage all…to  belong , to add your voice, your energy, your enthusiasm, your passion, your bold commitment and determination to ours.  It has been said, “there is strength in numbers,” and your state leadership team is looking to  YOU ALL of YOU  for your support at and with the 2020 State Convention!  Know that what you do changes and affects those around you - your colleagues, your chapter, as well as your state leadership team and our DKG/Ohio State Organization.  Please know  YOU  are a valued member of our Ohio organization and the value  YOU  bring is appreciated beyond measure! We are truly excited about our plans for the 2020 State Convention and need  YOU  to be an integral part of our plans to succeed.  Won’t  YOU  join us…rally around…lend us your hand as we meet in March 2020 at the Dublin Embassy Suites to  Believe,   Belong and build Ohio’s future!

Come to Convention...It's where YOU Belong!

Convention News
Our DKG/Ohio State Organization Convention will be March 20-22, 2020, at the Embassy Suites in Dublin. The convention starts on the second day of spring and almost two weeks after Daylight Savings Time begins.  As you look out the window, you may think that is a long time from now, but it’s less than three months away. Now is the time to register for the convention and book your room if you’ve not done that. You don’t want to miss out on all the happenings at this year’s convention.  You will find the registration form, information about making a hotel reservation, “Convention at a Glance,” and the Educational Excellence Chapter Foster Care Initiative, the choir and the AGORA forms in this convention issue of The Voice.  Below are some of the highlights of the 2020 DKG/OSO Convention.


Friday, March 20: 

  • You will want to experience the Taste of Ohio/Taste of DKG VIP Kickoff Jamboree! Taste a variety of foods from the state of Ohio and enjoy products that are made and sold by Ohio vendors.  Bring a potential member, newly inducted member, and/or a chapter member who is a first-time convention attendee and earn Gold Key Polish Points for your chapter.  Relax and enjoy live music.  Hear what other chapters are doing to support foster care in Ohio.  

  • For those arriving early, Bev Babbert of Delta Theta chapter has organized a luncheon trip to the historic Spaghetti Warehouse, followed by a tour of the new Veterans’ Memorial and Museum…. which is just across the street from the restaurant.

  • Once again there will be a special session for those who will be attending the DKG Convention for the first time.  This will be a fun time to learn what happens at the convention with other “first-timers.”

  • The Alpha Delta State Ohio Educational Foundation meeting is open to all DKG members.  Plan to attend and learn how your generous donations are benefitting women educators throughout Ohio and the world.

  • If one of your talents is singing, add your voice to the Ohio State Organization chorus.

Saturday, March 21:

  • Start your day with a delicious, hot breakfast provided free of charge by the Embassy Suites for guests who are staying at the hotel.

  • After the Executive Board Meeting and General Session, a number of breakout sessions are available for your personal and professional growth.  Our international guest, Cathy Daugherty, will address proposed changes for 2020. OSO committees will share ideas and information that will benefit the growth of our local chapters.  Other sessions will focus on foster care, teen suicide, and empowering our youth.  If you are interested in reading and discussing an informative book on child trauma, there will be a book review of, The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Dr. Bruce Perry. 

  • The birthday luncheon is always a special time to celebrate DKG, to recognize our members, and to support ADSOEF as the Foundation supports current and future educators.

  • The Embassy Suites provides a free, late afternoon reception in the atrium for those staying at the hotel.

  • The Presidents’ Banquet is an opportunity to recognize and honor all chapter presidents, as well as, past state presidents.  Proudly support your chapter president by attending and enjoying this special dinner.  International President Cathy Daugherty will be the featured speaker for the event.

Sunday, March 22:

  • The Celebration of Life service is always a beautiful way to remember and honor our DKG sisters who have passed away during the year.

  • The Inspirational Breakfast (at no extra charge for those staying at the Embassy Suites) is a meaningful way to bring the DKG/OSO Convention to a close.  The keynote speaker will be Rebecca Psigoda, who is the co-creator of Infinite Possibilities “I Believe in Me,” a youth empowerment program.

Make plans now to attend the 2020 DKG/OSO Convention!  Don’t miss this opportunity to spend an extraordinary weekend with fellow chapter members and to meet DKG sisters from all parts of Ohio.

Linda Diltz, Beta Rho
Convention Coordinator
Convention At A Glance
Friday, March 20, 2020

3:00 - 9:00 p.m. Registration

4:00 p.m. Hotel check-in begins

4:30 - 5:15 p.m. First Timers Get-Together

5:00 - 6:15 p.m. Leadership Dinner

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Taste of Ohio/Taste of DKG VIP Kick-off Jamboree

8:30 - 9:30 p.m. ADSOEF Annual Board Meeting

9:30 p.m. DKG/OSO Chorus Practice

9:30 p.m. Casino Dash

Saturday, March 21, 2020

7:00 - 5:00 p.m. Registration

7:00 - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast for hotel guests in the Atrium

8:00 - 9:45 a.m. Executive/General Session

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Break-out Session #1

11:15 - 12:15 p.m. Break-out Session #2

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Birthday/ADSOEF Luncheon

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Break-out Session #3

3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Round Table Discussion with our International President

5:00 - 6:15 p.m. Evening Reception in the Atrium

6:30 p.m. Presidents/Founders Banquet

Sunday, March 22, 2020

8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Celebration of Life Service

9:30 a.m. Inspirational Breakfast
Breakout Sessions
Click on the link below to review the various breakout sessions that will be offered at the 2020 OSO Convention. You will need to review the sessions prior to completing your convention registration , as you will be asked to indicate which sessions you plan to attend.

2020 Convention Registration Form
Below is a link to the 2020 Convention Registration form as well as information for making reservations for the convention at the Embassy Suites Hilton at 5100 Upper Metro Place in Dublin, Ohio. Registration must be postmarked by February 29, 2020 to avoid a late registration fee. Online registration for the convention is available by clicking on the link below.

Educational Excellence...
Chapter Foster Care Initiative
We realize chapters in Ohio are doing great things with our DKG/OSO Foster Care Initiative and have developed many amazing foster care projects/programs within their own local communities.  From sponsoring foster children to summer camp to donating toys, games, books, back packs, “bags of necessities” to local Jobs and Family Services agencies (and other entities as well) to assist those in need.  We also know much more is being done around our state that we simply are unaware of.  We are looking for and seeking chapters who are willing to share their foster care efforts with us. This is your chapter’s  opportunity  to “shine”…plus we want to feature  YOU  at our 2020 State Convention!  

To participate fill out the following Chapter Foster Care Project Summary  by   February 1, 2020  and email or send to Melodie McGee.

Share Your Voice
Join us in sharing your voice at the 2020 State Convention. Complete the Share Your Voice registration form and email or send it to Cheryl Quay.

DKG/OSO Convention AGORA
Click on the link below for the 2020 DKG/OSO Convention AGORA Intent to Participate form. Please do not arrive at the convention with products or articles to sell without being registered. Complete and submit the intent form by February 29, 2020 to Linda Diltz.

Keynote Speakers
Be sure to read the February edition of The Voice for important information about our 2020 OSO Convention keynote speakers.
News From ADSOEF

  • Participate in the annual meeting!  All OSO members (ADSOEF members) are cordially invited.

  • Hear and see reports about the health of your Foundation Funds and how you are impacting educational excellence.

  • Learn about recent updates to ADSOEF Bylaws and their impact on Foundation governance.

Attend the Saturday breakout “ Fun and Games with Your Foundation !” presented by ADSOEF Directors!

Enjoy bidding on  Chapter Raffle Baskets  that benefit your favorite Foundation causes in honor/memory of your chapter’s special persons!
Party with Sisters at the “ Building from the Heart ” OSO DKG Birthday Luncheon!

Receive a special  gift from the hearts  of your ADSOEF Directors!
Join us at the State Convention!
Dates to Remember
FEBRUARY 1, 2020 - Chapter Necrology Report due
See website for Form 2 (dkgohio.org)

FEBRUARY 1, 2020 - DKG/OSO Convention Chapter Foster Care Project Summary Due
(if participating)

FEBRUARY 29, 2020 – Convention Registration Deadline

FEBRUARY 29, 2020 - DKG/OSO Convention Agora 2020 Intent to Participate Due

MARCH 9, 2020 – Convention Late Registration Deadline

MARCH 20 - 22, 2020 - OSO State Convention at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, OH
NOTE: Executive Board will be held on the 21 st