Volume 94 - Issue 2 | August 2021

Cathy Tenney, Editor
News from Ohio State Organization
From Debby's Desk
"If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For passion will lead you right into your purpose." - T. D. Jakes

“Busy as a bee” seems the appropriate phrase to use describing the start of my biennium. Filling committees, searching for meeting spaces, reading and replying to emails, attending the International Conference in San Antonio and by the time this issue of The Voice lands in your inbox I will be flying back from state officers’ training in Atlanta. I’m enjoying all of it.  After all, my name, Deborah, means bee in Hebrew. 

I have received many emails from chapter presidents requesting dates for important meetings that we will be having this year. Please know that I have been working to secure meeting spaces and it has proved difficult.  With things opening back up in Ohio, most venues are already booked with events being rescheduled from last year. 

Fall Executive Board
The fall Executive Board meeting will be held Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the Dublin Embassy Suites. I realize that having this on the day of an OSU home football game is not an optimal situation; however, that was the only date available there. This is the hotel that was to host the 2020 state convention. OSO made a necessary deposit of $9,800 + for state convention 2020 and the hotel transferred the deposit to the 2021 state convention.  When it was clear that a convention would not be held this year, the hotel agreed to continue to work with us to hold future events using this money. 

State Convention
Please keep in mind that there will not be a state convention in 2022 due to the membership voting to hold state conventions in odd years only. 

Spring Executive Board
The spring Executive Board meeting and new chapter presidents’ training are tentatively scheduled at the Dublin Embassy Suites June 9-10, 2022. The details are still being worked out and information will be made available as soon as possible. 

If a chapter president would like to request a visit from a State officer or someone in a leadership position, please visit our website www.dkgohio.org and click on Request a Chapter Visit and complete the form.

There are still a few openings on State committees. Please consider serving at the State level as the work is important for our State organization to function at a quality level. I made the decision to serve tens years ago; it has been and continues to be one of my best decisions.

a.k.a. “The Bee”
Heartfelt thanks and appreciation . . .
. . . are delivered to all loyal members who have contributed to your Alpha Delta State Ohio Educational Foundation throughout the past year. Your Board of Directors is heartened by your generosity and support.

Funding the Future of Excellence in Education is the Foundation goal and your heartfelt gifts are making that goal a reality. You became the heart of Alpha Delta State Ohio Educational Foundation when you volunteered your time, attended the Annual Meeting, made a contribution on “Giving Tuesday”, donated to the raffle, made a donation to the Heart for All campaign, or sent a contribution "in Honor of" or "in Memory of" a DKG sister or loved one.

Giving is about making a difference and you have made a difference in the lives of current and future educators. Your gifts will carry on the significant work of your Foundation.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

ADSOEF Board of Directors

Do you have a desire to influence the future for educators and students?  If you are looking for something worthwhile to do that will shape the future, you can share your enthusiasm, skills, and knowledge to strengthen the Alpha Delta State Ohio Educational Foundation by serving on a Foundation committee. 
You can - - -
Be part of a team!
Be a positive influence!
Face new challenges!
Learn & serve!
Experience personal satisfaction!
Join the excitement!
Keep active!
Raise awareness!
Influence the future!

If you are interested in learning more about the available committee positions, please contact Dr. Norma Kirby at nkkirby@roadrunner.com or at 740-335-0945.  
ADSOEF Donor Recognition
Membership Committee News
‘Passion Petals are Cascading from the DKG OSO Neighborhood Sky’ to Welcome Perspective New Members coming into our OSO Delta Kappa Gamma Society Membership

Welcome to the 2021-2022 Delta Kappa Gamma Society OSO Membership Committee Team Plan!

Oh…is this the August edition of The Voice…I forgot that it’s too soon to reveal our promotion! 

We will be revealing in an upcoming edition of The Voice, our exciting membership promotion plan to share with each OSO DKG chapter member that includes….

Maintaining, sustaining, and encouraging your current DKG chapter member ‘Sister Educators’; enticing/inspiring retired educators or former members to return to OSO DKG chapters; attracting new collegiate educator perspective members; and marketing to and inviting actively working educator colleagues.

So…keep your eyes peeled, looking for ‘Eligible Educators’, and your ears open, listening out for ‘future or returning members’ to join and become a part of our Ohio State Organization-Delta Kappa Gamma Society Membership!

Melodie McGee, Membership Chair
Gamma Nu Chapter
Remembering Our Lost Sisters
Important OSO-DKG Dates to Remember

August 15, 2021 - Articles & Photos for the August Edition of The Voice Due

August 15, 2021 - DKG Gallery of Fine Arts Submission Window Opens

September 15, 2021 - DKG Gallery of Fine Arts Submission Window Closes

November 13, 2021 - OSO Executive Board Meeting
Dublin Embassy Suites

June 9-10, 2022 - OSO Executive Board Meeting
New Chapter Presidents' Training
Dublin Embassy Suites
Chapter News
Beta Chi Chapter celebrated their 65th birthday with honored guest, Eileen Niemi. Eileen was a charter member of the chapter 65 years ago. Eileen is seated surrounded by Beta Chi officers Linda Falatic, Mary Bumstead and Sharon Jarvis.