The Value of Purpose
We are part of this organization because we are Key Women Educators. We have had or are playing significant roles in education and in our communities. We all have been and still have the potential to be leaders. A good leader is one who triumphs over adversity, focusing on how to respond, how to solve the problem rather than focusing solely on the situation. This ability to thrive in the face of adversity is known as resilience.
We hear a great deal about resilience these days, both in our lives and in our classrooms. Recognize that resilient people don't experience difficulty to a lesser degree than others but that they do respond differently and with a greater sense of purpose. What is the purpose in your chapter, your life, within your classroom? It is 'the Why" that will lead you to "the How."
This is a call for you and your chapter to decide what you stand for and why you exist - your purpose - and then you can determine what you want to achieve - your vision - for the future of your chapter and the DKG organization.  It is then that you can lead with a passionate purpose.


By Diana Haskell, Treasurer
Please Pay Your Dues to Your Chapter Treasurer

It is a professional honor as a key woman educator to recommit to Delta Kappa Gamma, the Ohio organization and to your chapter by paying your dues.

Check Out Your Benefits:
  • Fellowship and Networking with other key educators around the world
  • Leadership Roles and Training
  • Scholarships for graduate study and funding for projects
  • Access to the DKG Social Network
  • Opportunities to impact education worldwide
  • Professional environment for presenting and publishing
  • Professional Development
  • DKG Publications

You impact education - renew your membership today!
Debby Canter, Chair
Alpha Delta State Educational Excellence Committee:  
Providing assistance to children in Ohio's Foster Care System (EEC Goals 1,2,3)

According to the most recent federal data, there are currently more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. They range in age from infants to 21 years old (in some states). The average age of a child in foster care is more than 8 years old, and there are slightly more boys than girls.
Children and youth enter foster care because they have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by their parents or guardians. All of these children have experienced loss and some form of trauma. In other ways, foster children are no different from children who aren't in foster care: they are learning and growing, like to play and hang out with friends their age, and need the love and stability a permanent home provides.
The median amount of time that a child spends in foster care is just over a year. More than half of the children in foster care will be reunified with their parents or primary caregivers, and nearly one-quarter will be adopted, many by their foster parents.
Each year, approximately 20,000 youth will age out of the foster care system when they turn 18 or 21, or when they finish high school (depending upon the state in which they live.) These children are at increased risk of poor educational outcomes, experiencing homelessness, and being unemployed.
Ohio/Alpha Delta State is proud to recognize the following authors of articles in Delta Kappa Gamma publications.   If you missed these articles, they can be found on the website.
Dr. Karen Estridge, Zeta Chapter, (Willard, OH) is author of "Effectiveness of Interteaching with Senior Baccalaureate Nursing Students" in the 2018, Volume 84-5 issue of The Delta Kapppa Gamma Bulletin.
Dr. Denise Schockley, Beta Alpha Chapter, (Gallipolis, OH) is author of "Insights from a Cross-Cultural In-Service Program for Secondary Social Studies Teachers" in the 2018, Volume 85-1 issue of The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin.
Dr. Doris Rhea Coy, Gamma Mu Chapter, (Pickerington, OH) is author of "Bullying: An Overview" in the 2018, Volume 85-1 issue of The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin.
Deborah G. Wooldridge, Gamma Delta Chapter (Bowling Green, OH) is author of "Transforming Professionals through Short-Term Study-Abroad Experiences" in the 2018, Volume 84-4 issue of The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin Collegial Exchange.

By Diana Kirkpatrick, Chair
Seeking a few interested women educators....
(In other words, we need your help!)
From the beginning of this biennium the goals of the state membership committee/team have been and still are to sustain and preserve our current state membership numbers, to encourage growth of our state membership, and to broaden the reach and scope of DKG throughout Ohio.
At our initial committee meeting last September, we felt it was extremely important to get chapters, at the local level, immediately involved in the "business of growing" their own memberships. As a result, last February the state membership team issued a statewide challenge, to all, to "Pass on the Gift of Membership" to other key women educators across our state.  While the final result of this challenge remains to be seen (after February 2019) and is currently a "work in progress", we trust that DKG/Ohio will realize a positive upward movement in increased chapter memberships.
At this time, your state membership committee is ready to move on and proceed with the expansion phase of broadening the reach of DKG across Ohio. To name just a few of our objectives the preliminary plans of this statewide initiative are to assist struggling chapters (at their request) in their efforts to resolve membership issues; to identify areas where no DKG chapter/s exist and to establish new chapters; to reassess the viability of dissolved chapter areas and reestablish chapters where possible; and to locate and place regional membership advocates to help deal with and assist chapter membership issues in designated areas around the state. However, our committee of five simply cannot accomplish this task alone, but rather are in need of assistance from a few good women educators around Ohio. We need individuals who want to be involved at the grassroots level of "growing" DKG in Ohio. Do you fit that description? Do you fit the "bill"? Are you that particular and interested individual we are seeking?  If so....we would like for you to join us in this considerable undertaking, but need to hear from you right away!   Please contact, ASAP, any one of the individuals listed in the membership team below.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Your DKG/Ohio Membership Committee/Team:
Mary Callahan, Beta Lambda -               
Stephanie Davey, Alpha Delta -
Kim Lewis, Delta Epsilon -                         
Linda Porteus, Delta Phi -       
Diana L. Kirkpatrick, Alpha Delta, Chair -        

A Warm Welcome to New Members

We welcome the following initiates as committed and valuable members of our state organization. Congratulations for being selected and recognized as a key woman educator who has demonstrated leadership capabilities, inventiveness, commitment, enthusiasm and/or has proven to possess the potential for distinctive educational excellence. We look forward to working with each of you as a contributing member of DKG/Ohio.

Alpha Mu - Lindsay Clifton, Holly Dodds, Nichole Locke, Janice Pyles 

Alpha Phi - Katherine Cho and Seeta Ramprasad
 Dr. Norma Kirby, Chair

ADSOEF Scholarship/Grant Committee Update
Classroom teachers! Remember those great project ideas you had for your class this year?  The ones your principal said were creative and innovative while meeting the standards  BUT there was no funding available?  Here is your chance!  ADSOEF will unveil its newest fund at the Alpha Delta State Executive Board meeting on October 20 th in Columbus. 

Be the first to hear about the Alpha Delta State Ohio Educational Foundation Individual/Classroom/Community Project Fund. Go home with the guidelines and application!  This is a great opportunity to possibly make those projects come alive!

...more to come in November!
Communications and Marketing Committee
Ann Todd, Chair
Ann M. Todd, Committee Chairman
Change the Misconception of Communication

George Bernard Shaw once said, "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."   The Alpha Delta State Communications & Marketing Committee wants to change this misconception. What communication tool(s) work best for you? Please take a few minutes to complete a communications survey  -- 
Marketing DKG to be Recognized

We want to market ourselves? Why? Good question!  Marketing DKG is putting our brand - our name, logo. and vision out there so people recognize it.
Have you ever invited a wonderful teacher to become a member, but first had to explain the Delta Kappa Gamma organization because they never heard of it? Marketing our society will help to eliminate that.  
Each chapter has at least one marketplace - their local schools. How can your chapter get the Society brand recognized? Everything your chapter does should be publicized. Publicity and subsequent marketing are unique efforts by your chapter.
You are already marketing your chapter. Some chapters put photos and articles in a local paper. Some chapters use Facebook. Some chapters set up tables to welcome teachers at the beginning of the school year. The thing that makes marketing different from publicity is the continued, persistent "in your face" presence. We must make a conscious effort to "get noticed".
What are some ideas you can share with other chapters? We need your ideas!

Mark your calendar for the April 5 - 7, 2019 

State Convention, 
"Lighting the Way" 
Polaris Hilton Hotel 
Columbus, OH

Information, business, social times, and interaction with your sisters throughout the state are part of the event. Now is the time for YOU to send in your program proposals for the breakout sessions which will cover Society Business, Professional Development, and Personal Interest. You responded with terrific programs last year and we anticipate even more and better programs this year. 

The Program Proposal Form is available on the below link below and is also on the Alpha Delta State website.

Send in the Proposal for yourself or nudge a chapter member to do so. Please do it soon - there is a December 1st deadline!

>>> Call For Proposals <<< 

To Dream - To Dare - To Do

Alpha Delta State Convention

April 5-7, 2019

Hilton Columbus / Polaris
8700 Lyra Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43240

Send proposals to:  
Sue Eades 
12060 Lawnview Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45246 

All proposals must be postmarked by December 1, 2018

  Did you know . . . 
that chapters serve on the Convention Steering Committee? 

There is an eight year rotation during which each chapter assists with the planning and assisting with the the State Convention. The Chapter President or her representative meets with the Convention Coordinator following the fall Executive Board Meeting to discuss responsibilities. Further contact is usually through phone calls and emails.
The State Convention is the showcase event of the year and help is needed to carry it out. As the saying goes, "Many hands make light work." It is also an opportunity for chapters to take ownership in State events, have a sense of participation above the chapter level, and be part of creating a great event for your sisters throughout the state. 

Once every eight years  say 
to this opportunity and responsibility.


When?   November 17, 2018 - 9AM to 3PM

Where?  Newark Digital Academy 
               255 Woods Ave. 
               Newark, Ohio 43055

What?  Morning: GMAIL BASICS, 
             Afternoon: ALL THINGS GRAPHIC

Cost?  $15 (for lunch - paid online when you register

Who?   Anyone interested, but limited to 30 members

Who are the teachers?  Eileen McNally, Ann Todd, 
                                         Laura Atherton

Need details?  REGISTER HERE! for more details and online registration. No mail-in registration accepted.
Deadline is November 10 or when 30 people are registered.
Questions can be directed to Eileen at


Notice of the October 20th Executive Board Meeting has gone out to all voting members and committee members of the Ohio Organization. Please register on-line as soon as possible and no later than October 9th. 

Others may attend by sending registration and a $20 lunch fee payable to Alpha Delta State, to:

Cindy Lawyer 
718 St. Louis Avenue, 
Zanesville, OH 43701 

Reservations need to be received by October 9th
Please include your name, chapter, telephone and email address.
The meeting is at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1581 Cambridge Blvd., Columbus. Registration begins at 9:00. There will be time for coffee and mingling before the 9:30 - 3:00 meeting. You are welcome to come, listen, help your chapter presidents and state leaders make decisions, and interact with others from around the state.
See you at the Executive Board Meeting on October 20th!

In Honor of Our Alpha Delta Sisters

Gaylee Marie Foley - Pi - August 6, 2018

Margery Lecrone - Alpha Mu - August 6, 2018

Carol A. Soberano - Beta Xi - August 4, 2018

  Shirley Ann Wightman - Beta Psi - August 11, 2018

Wanda Jean McCollum - Gamma Phi - September 17, 2018

~ Mark Your Calendar ~

October 20, 2018 - Fall Executive Board Meeting
Trinity Unity Methodist Church
 Columbus, OH

Here is the link to the online registration for the October meeting. 

April 5-7, 2019 - Alpha Delta State Convention 
Polaris Hilton Hotel 
Columbus, OH

Calendar of Chapter Responsiblities - click below:

Meier Bauer,  Gamma Phi  
465 Woodlands Ridge Drive Cincinnati, OH 45238 
513-941-4461, 513-368-0286

First Vice President/Membership Chair:
Diana Kirkpatrick Alpha Delta  
554 Washington Avenue Washington CH, OH 43160-2048 
740-335-2593,  740-505-3918

Second Vice President/Educational Excellence:
Debby Canter,  Delta Epsilon 
P.O. Box 143 Oak Hill, OH 45656 

Re cording Secretary/Gold Key Coordinator:  
Karen S. Dombrowski,  Alpha Nu  
684 Manchester Circle N Pickerington, OH 43147 
614-837-0891, 614-563 -0495;

Corresponding Secretary
Communications and Marketing Committee Chair:
Ann Todd,  Zeta 
3621 Butler Rd. Wakeman, OH 44889 
440-839-2069, 419-577-5228;

Nominations Committee Chair:
Tammy Schroeder,  Beta Eta
P.O. Box 415 Kalida, OH 45853

Diana Haskell,  Gamma Phi 
8726 Redcloud Court Cincinnati, OH 45249-2317 
513-489-4069, 513-607-3212,

Joyce Jones-Weinkam, Gamma Xi
6341 Strathaven Drive West Chester, OH 45069

Immediate Past President:
Patricia Cermak,  Gamma Rho
9504 Greenhaven Parkway Brecksville, OH 44141-1607 

Scholarship & Grants Chair:
Marilyn Slusser, Delta Kappa
2721 Pine Valley Court Dayton, OH 45414

Eileen McNally , Beta Delta 
25335 Martinsburg Rd Newark, OH  43055
740-345-6625, 740-404-9926

Editor, The Voice:
Margaret Archangel, Gamma Phi
4754 Hirth Hill Rd. W. Grove City, OH 43123 

Your Editor...
All the best to all of you,
Margaret Archangel, Editor

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