April 2019 ~ Volume 89
It's that time of year - basketball March Madness (into April), Major League Baseball, major golf tournaments all occurring as we face the end of our DKG year and begin planning for the next one. Of terrific interest was the recent reading that a baseball team was deeply committed to "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" written by Patrick Lencioni. This is the same book that DKG used several years ago with their International Leadership Team and that Dr. Mary Jane Kaufman shared with me and I, in turn, shared as Leadership Development Chair.
So what are those five dysfunctions?
  1. Absence of trust - team members being unable to show their weaknesses or to be vulnerable and open with one another
  2. Fear of conflict - conflict is productive, even though it may be uncomfortable
  3. Lack of commitment - all opinions are important but it is important to work, really work, together once a decision is made.
  4. Avoidance of accountability - each team member is responsible for holding one another accountable.
  5. Inattention to results - a team becomes results-oriented when all team members place the team's results first
As you move forward with your DKG game plans: trust one another, engage in unfiltered conflict around ideas, commit to decisions and plans of action, hold one another accountable, and focus on achievement of results. 

Go Team DKG!

Sue Eades, State Convention Coordinator
Join us  April 5 - 7 to celebrate  the 
Delta Kappa Gamma Ohio State Organization Convention

By Diana Haskell, State Treasurer
Changes are challenging! 
The timing of Delta Kappa Gamma dues collection impacts all members of the Society. Every chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society will follow the timeline below. Chapter dues that you pay to your chapter treasurer prior to June 30, 2019 will fulfill your financial responsibility for the 2019-2020 membership year.
Dues Collection Timeline
  • June 30 - Member dues collection deadline (chapter). Begin collecting in April, May and June for 2019-2020 membership year.
  • July 1 - Chapters begin sending dues to International and State Organization (separate checks to each entity for respective portion)
  • August 1 Automated notices are emailed to members whose dues have not been paid. Email reminders will also be sent to all treasurers to remind them to reach out to members who have not paid dues.
  • September 1 - Second automated notices are emailed to members whose dues have not been paid. Email reminders will also be sent to all treasurers to remind them that members who have not paid dues will be dropped on October 1 if dues are not received.
  • October 1 - Members who have not paid dues will be dropped.
Chapters are encouraged to use judgement in regard to new members and reinstatements who are added late in the spring (April - June). It would be most efficient for chapters to add them for the 2019-2020 dues collection year.
By Debby Canter

$74 Million Proposal for Abused and Neglected Ohio Children

This information was brought to my attention in my local newspaper, so I am very excited to bring it to our membership.   The proposal for the next fiscal year will significantly increase services to abused and neglected children in our state.  Watch and read about it as it moves forward through the Ohio legislature.

Click here to read the entire article: PROPOSAL

 Please keep up with our DKG state initiative and continue sending me the results of your chapter's efforts on behalf of children in foster care.

Thank you,
Debby Canter
By Diana Kirkpatrick, Chair
The Ohio Membership Committee cordially invites you to....
Come to our convention break-out session!   
Develop an understanding of what makes each generation, from the baby boomers to the millennials, "tick." Learn how to communicate, work together and build multi-generational chapters to ensure the future of DKG/Ohio.        

Welcome to the Ohio State Organization of DKG!

We welcome the following initiates and reinstated individual/s 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 the Ohio State Organization of DKG.

New Initiates

Chi - Melanie Farler; Alpha Iota - Marcia Spack; Alpha Lambda - Lisa Abukamail, Betsy Anderson, and Ashley Ecklund; Beta Xi - Kristina Compton and JoAnna Hrepcak; Beta Upsilon- Katie Dietrich; Gamma Rho - Michelle Gardner


Pi - Pamela O'Brien and Dianne Thomas; 
Chi - Thelma Hopkins; 
Beta Xi- Karen Watson

 Dr. Norma Kirby, Chair
Educational Project Fund Appeals to Members

Funding Ohio members' educational projects
 is the purpose and focus of the 
ADSOEF Educational Project Fund. 

This fund was created to follow the lead of many Ohio chapters whose members have established similar funds to meet the needs of local educators. To fund the state-wide ADSOEF Project Fund, our Directors launched the Inspire Direct Appeal campaign last December. We have had unexpected response from individual members, chapters, and a coordinating council. However, the money needs a boost. 

The Inspire Direct Appeal is still alive -  but ends June 30th.

Are you an individual member who could contribute $10 or $20 or $other sometime in the next three months? Do you have family or friends who could help? Will your chapter hold a fun fundraiser to help increase the Educational Project Fund? If members can help with the money boost, Foundation Directors can grow the money and prepare for what promises to be a popular and welcomed program service.

If you no longer have your Inspire Direct Appeal letter and contribution form that you received early last December, they are available on the Foundation website at adsoef.weebly.com

Hear about ADSOEF Educational Project Funds that have already been awarded at our Annual Meeting at Convention 2019 on April 5th, 8:00 p.m.

YOU Are Invited!

DKG Sisters, consider this your special invitation! 
You are invited to attend the Biennial Seminar in Cincinnati 
June 18 - 20, 2019.

The theme of the  Biennial Seminar 2019 will be "It's SO Cincinnati!"   We ' ve tried to see that the places you  will see, the points of interest you will visit, some of the food you will eat, and the speakers  you will hear are SO Cincinnati!
The host hotel will be the Embassy Suites by Hilton in the Blue Ash area of Cincinnati -  4554 Lake Forest Drive, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242. It is easily accessed from I-71 and I-75.

Cincinnati Tour: We will visit Carol Ann 's Carousel and hear the story of how the carousel animals were carved, tour the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, eat lunch at Montgomery Inn (known for their BBQ ribs), tour the highlights of Cincinnati by bus, and visit the American Sign Museum. We hope you will join us to increase your overall knowledge of Cincinnati, enjoy new learning experiences, and get away for some fun, entertainment, and bonding with your DKG Sisters
in the process.
Registration for this event can be submitted at any time through May 24, 2019. However, the sooner, the better! We will cut off registrants after we receive 100. Should we receive more than 100 registrants, you will be informed of your number and placed on a waiting list.  At the DKG Convention, Janet Davidson will be accepting registrations at the Biennial Seminar display table.  Cost of the Seminar is $150.
Participants are responsible for their own room reservations. For direct reservations to Embassy Suites Blue Ash, call (513) 733-8900. Please state that you are with Delta Kappa Gamma (or DKG) in order to receive the group rate. 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. is the best time frame to call and ask for Emily.
Room rate: $119/night for king bed (plus tax)
                   $129/night for double beds (plus tax)
This rate includes a free breakfast and evening reception (with drinks and snacks), free parking and Internet, and a microwave and refrigerator in each room. Three persons could easily  occupy the double-bed suites. There is also a couch in each room.
So, mark your calendar now for June 18-20 and make plans to attend the Biennial Seminar in Cincinnati.   We think you will be glad that you did!

Click here to register by May 24th>> BIENNIAL SEMINAR
Betsy Foreman, Delta Chi
Biennial Seminar Coordinator 2017-2019

Sarah Todd, a member of Alpha Xi Chapter, has received support from the DKG Emergency Fund following wind damage to the roof of her home.  Our support of the Emergency Fund is helping our one of our own members as well as those facing losses throughout the greater DKG membership. 
 DKG and Go Ahead Tours to Santa Fe!

A special weekend tour is being planned to Santa Fe, 
August 29 - Sept 1. 
Family and friends are welcome!
Come join us for a relaxing break after our conferences 
and  before the holidays!
  *** Be sure to mention your specific tour number:  67954919 or Phyllis Hickey/ DKG

In Honor of Our Sisters

Marilyn Allen Beta Lambda Feb. 6, 2019
Hildegarde Bender Epsilon Nov. 14, 2018
Madeleine Bradford Beta Chi March 6, 2019
Lynda Combs Chi March 3, 2019
Nina Miller Chi Feb. 21, 2019
Alma Riley Delta Theta Feb. 28, 2019
Kathryn Spillman Alpha Iota Feb. 21, 2019

'Extra, Extra Read All About It!'

Do You enjoy and have a talent for Editing Publications?
     Do you have basic knowledge and skills in the areas of...

Editorial Grammar?
Page Design and Layout?
Computer Literacy?

The position of Editor of 
The Voice is available beginning July 1.
The current editor will assist you in the transition. This is your opportunity to be the first to know all that is happening is the Ohio State Organization and to be of terrific service to OSO. 
This is a paid position.

For more information, please contact Melodie McGee, Revmelmom@aol.com DKG Ohio State Organization 
Personnel Chairman.


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

June 18 - 20, 2019 - Biennial Seminar
Embassy Suites Blue Ash
Cincinnati, OH

June 27 - 29 - International Conference
Crowne Plaza Golf & Tennis Resort
Asheville, NC

Calendar of Chapter Responsiblities - click below:

Meier Bauer,  Gamma Phi  

First Vice President/Membership Chair:
Diana Kirkpatrick Alpha Delta  

Second Vice President/Educational Excellence:
Debby Canter,  Delta Epsilon 

Re cording Secretary/Gold Key Coordinator:  
Karen S. Dombrowski,  Alpha Nu  
Corresponding Secretary
Communications and Marketing Committee Chair:
Ann Todd,  Zeta 

Nominations Committee Chair:
Tammy Schroeder,  Beta Eta

Diana Haskell,  Gamma Phi 

Joyce Jones-Weinkam, Gamma Xi

Immediate Past President:
Patricia Cermak,  Gamma Rho

Scholarship & Grants Chair:
Marilyn Slusser, Delta Kappa

Eileen McNally , Beta Delta 

Editor, The Voice:
Margaret Archangel, Delta Theta

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

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