A Thank You

Thank you, Teachers...
For caring for your students.   Those who are most challenging are the ones who need your support.  For trying to reach every student.  The challenges they bring to school become your challenges, too.  For creating opportunities for all, not just for a few.  For the long, long hours your dedicate to students and educational demands.
You make a difference in the world.

Thank you, Chapter Officers and Members...
For caring for your members and the educational concerns in your community.  For supporting your active career educators and those seeking to further their educations.  For promoting professional and personal growth of women educators.  For accepting responsibility within your chapter for without that your chapter cannot exist.
You make a difference in your chapter and in your community.

You are very much appreciated.


By Diana Kirkpatrick, Membership Chair
After Initiation....Keep Your New Members Engaged!
           Once the prospect is a newly initiated member, how do we keep her? Whether the new member is extremely shy or very outgoing, our most important responsibility is to make sure she feels welcomed at every meeting. One strategy, with a proven record of success in member organizations, includes the assignment of a sponsor or "buddy."
            Our brand new members need to start the process of building lifelong friendships from their very first meeting. We need to help them build connections with all the members so they experience the joy of friendship and benefits of membership right away. The assigned sponsor plays a critical role in this process by assisting the new member as she becomes oriented to the chapter and DKG, makes new friends, and learns about the many benefits of membership.
As a sponsor, consider the following tips as you make plans for engaging your new member:
For the first meeting
+ call the new member to be sure she knows the details,
+ offer a ride to the meeting, or
+ plan to meet her outside and walk in together, and
+ introduce her to one or two members.
During the ensuing year, consider the following ways to help your new member become more involved .
Assist her in attending meetings by
+ remind her of meetings and details,
+ introduce her to one or two different members at each meeting, and
+ invite her to join you at events.
Become her first life-long friend and mentor in DKG by
+ offering assistance if she is still working as an educator,
+ reaching out between meetings for a friendly phone conversation, or
+ meet for an impromptu lunch or coffee.
Help her get involved in chapter activities by
+ involving her in introductory chapter responsibilities (give an inspiration moment or serve as    
   hostess for a meeting),
+ exploring with her possible committee options for service, or
+ encouraging her to share her expertise through a chapter program or activity.
Encourage her to enrich her membership experience beyond the chapter by
+ inviting her to attend an community, state, regional or international event,
+ assisting her in logging into the international website to create a member profile and,
+ wherever applicable, assist her in applying for scholarships, grants or leadership training.
Alpha Delta State Membership Committee:
Mary Callahan, Beta Lambda;                        Stephanie Davey, Alpha Delta
Kim Lewis, Delta Epsilon                              Linda Porteus, Delta Phi        
Diana L. Kirkpatrick, Alpha Delta, Chair           
* Information from Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Website - Chapter Tools - Keeping New Members Engaged 2017


Welcome to Alpha Delta State!

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 Alpha Delta State.

New Initiates
Alpha Gamma - Jeanne Ziogas
Alpha Mu - Lindsay Clifton, Holly Dodds, Nichole Locke, Janice Pyles
Alpha Omega - Charlotte Jessup, Sandra Mancini
Alpha Upsilon - Samantha Torrey
Beta Alpha - Deborah North, Marilyn Wills
Beta Chi - Julie Edwards, Kathy Morrow
Beta Nu - Mary Frances Jansen, Judith Dixon, Judith Neller, 
                 Edyth Stuckwisch
Beta Rho - Dianne Boggs, Tonya Forsythe, Jane Snodgrass
Theta - Kara Lowe, Brooke Nagy, Caroline Lenzo

Delta Psi - Lalita Satyal

Delta Kappa Chapter is indeed a Gold Key chapter.  
We regret that this was not acknowledged during the State Convention and appreciate their gracious acceptance of our apology.  
Keep up the good work, Delta Kappa!
As chapters begin their planning for the next year, many are concerned that they can be a Gold Key Chapter.  The Gold Key points have been refined to reflect the values and efforts of the chapter.  Most of them are very familiar but there are some changes and these will be explained at the Leadership Development Sessions.

A Gold Key Planning Sheet is available on the website 
Look it over and use it for your chapter planning.
Diane Hahler-Johnson, Delta Lambda Chapter, was appointed to Reach Our Youth of Huron County Board of Trustees. ROY is an arm of Huron County Juvenile Court and is a mentoring group designed to match adults with at-risk children ages 6 - 18.
Beta Iota Chapter, Holmes County, organizes and coordinates Summer Science Camp, a three day opportunity to explore diverse activities taught by volunteers - engineers, professors, teachers, 4-H extension educators, and a certified naturalist and pollinator specialist.
Congratulations to those chapters who were concerned about being able to have a slate of officers for the 2018-2020 biennium.  
Congratulations, Ladies, you did it!
By Dr. Norma Kirby, Chair

ADSOEF Scholarship/Grant Committee Update

In the May issue of  The Voice members were able to read about and see the photo of the Esther H. Strickland Student Teaching Grant recipients. This grant is awarded to students the semester in which they do their student teaching and are attending a state-funded university or any of that university's branches. These universities are: University of Akron, Bowling Green State University, Central State University, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, Miami University, The Ohio State University, Ohio University, Shawnee State University, University of Toledo and Youngstown State University. 

The committee hopes that you, the members, will think of your own relatives that have students in education, friend's children, or former students to apply for this grant. To secure the application just visit the ADSOEF website and click on forms.   You can also access the application on the Alpha Delta State website by going to the ADSOEF link and open the link entitled Educational Opportunities. The application is there; it can be completed online and returned to the ADSOEF Scholarship Committee chairman via email or postal mail by February 1, the year prior to student teaching. It is hoped that these young educators will realize the benefits of our Society and become active members. Our goal is to have many applicants by February 2019.

The A. Margaret Boyd International Study Fund has received five dossiers of Fulbright scholars from the Institute of International Education for consideration. The Committee may award one $5,000.00 fellowship each year for an International student to come to the United States to do graduate study. The Committee has ranked the five dossiers and given the names to IIE. We hope to have one of these young women as a candidate for our fellowship. The purpose of this fellowship is to promote cultural and educational exchange among women educators worldwide. A fellowship from the A. Margaret Boyd International Study Fund can be awarded to an Alpha Delta State member to study in a foreign country, as well.

ADSOEF Scholarship/Grant Committee
Alpha Delta State Ohio Educational Foundation
Individual Fund Donations Report

The money donated at the Birthday Luncheon during the ADS State Convention totaled, $3,869.00. The following is a breakdown of the amounts designated for each Fund.

Margaret Boyd Overseas Study $    30.00
Biennial Fund $    45.00
Blanton Scholarship $   483.00
Student Teacher Grants $1,309.00
Classroom Projects $   395.00
Leadership Fund $     35.00
Without Restrictions $1,542.00
TOTAL $3,869.00

THANK YOU, Alpha Delta State members, for your generosity!
Betty Monahan, ADSOEF Finance Committee Chairman

By Ann Todd, Communications Chair
Google Drive Provides Mobility and Ease of Use
When anyone creates and saves a document on her computer, it is stored on a hard drive. As long as the computer can be accessed, the work is available. What if the work could be accessed from anywhere? Google Drive allows anyone to do just that from anywhere the Internet is available -- even on a mobile phone. Plus, Google Drive is easy to download. Unlike expensive programs such as Word or PowerPoint, the applications in Google Drive are FREE!. In addition, Google Drive provides 15GB of free online storage for documents, photos, drawings, videos, and more.
To sign up: 
  • go to and click on "Sign in" at the top-right corner of the page. 
  • An account must be created. 
  • Once complete, a user will be able to start working by choosing which application she wants: Docs (word processor), Sheets (spreadsheets), and Slides (presentations), and more. 
  • To use a Google Doc, for instance, a user need only to click on the "blank doc" icon and begin working using features similar to those in Word. 
  • All of the work is instantly saved as the user types.
Not only is the work now accessible from anywhere, it can also be shared with others. Members are encouraged to go online and explore the applications in Google Drive.

In Honor of Our Alpha Delta Sisters

Mary H. Jordan ~ Beta Nu

Jean W. Reilly ~ Gamma

Veneta Thropp ~ Alpha Nu

~ Mark Your Calendar ~

Chapter Leadership Workshops 

These workshops have been scheduled for incoming presidents and their leadership teams.
  • Monday, June 11th at Ohio Northern University Conference Center in Ada
  • Tuesday, June 12th at the Amish Door in Wilmot
  • Thursday, June 28th at the Chillicothe Country Club
It is embarrassing, but it happened -
 the wrong address for the Chillicothe Country Club, site of the June 28th Leadership Development Training.  
Please note that the correct address is  800 Arch Street  in Chillicothe.
The Leadership Team is looking forward to working with you at your selected location.  Bring the Go-To Guide, the Guideline books, your questions, and your enthusiasm for the new chapter biennium.  
See you soon!

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Fall Executive Board Meetings at Trinity United Methodist Church, Columbus
  • October 20, 2018
Alpha Delta State Convention at Columbus Polaris Hilton
  • April 5 - 7, 2019   
Austin, Texas
July 16 - 20, 2018

The Ohio group photo is scheduled for 1:00 on Wednesday, July 18th.  Please come a few minutes early so that we are ready to pose when asked to do so.  Let's have all Ohio members present for this photo.

An Ohio Dinner is scheduled for 6:30 on Wednesday, July 18th at Cafe Blue on the corner of 2nd and Trinity.  It is within walking distance of the hotel or use transportation to get to and from.  The restaurant features an extensive menu (plan to treat yourself).  Please let Meier know by July 11th that you will be joining this Ohio dinner:

Please check the Convention schedule for times of the business meetings.  States are usually seated together, so join our Ohio contingent.  
Let's have a great time together!

For talent and choral participation at the conventions,
 please make the following contacts:

 Virginia McChesney, Talent Coordinator: 

 Sandra Yerby, Choral Director:

Ohio has questions about governing documents
Q : How will attendees at the Austin Convention be able to understand and vote on over 130 amendments to the DKG governing documents?
A : Members need to be prepared and understand the process.
  • They must study the amendments and know the impact if an amendment passes so that a vote will be a reasoned vote rather than an emotional reaction.
  • They must learn from the information under the number of the amendment in the DKG News Special Amendment Edition whether it is a floor amendment or a consent amendment.
Q : What is the difference between a floor and a consent amendment?
A : The difference is whether or not the amendment will be open for discussion.
* Floor amendments will be open for full discussion before a vote is taken.
* Consent amendments are grouped amendments that may not require discussion
or that pertain to something as simple as generic editing or recording of unchanged information. This is done to speed the voting process.
  • The president will ask if any items on the consent agenda need to be removed for discussion. If no one speaks up, a vote will be taken on the grouped items as a whole.
  • If a member of DKG wants an item on the consent agenda to be pulled out and considered individually with a floor discussion, she needs to be ready when the question is asked. She must state the amendment number and whether it is located in the Constitution or the International Standing Rules (ISR). Once a vote is taken, an item cannot be considered for discussion.

Please let your Ohio officers know what is your response to the proposed amendment:  The name of the organization shall be changed to "Women Educators International" (DKG) hereinafter referred to as the Society.

Meier Bauer, President -  Gamma Phi- 465 Woodlands Ridge Drive Cincinnati, OH 45238 (513) 941-4461, Email:

Diana Kirkpatrick, First Vice - President -  Alpha Delta-  554 Washington Avenue Washington CH, OH 43160-2048 (740) 335-2593,  

Debby Canter, Second Vice-President - Delta Epsilon P.O. Box 143 Oak Hill, OH 45656 (740)-688-1604, Email:

Diana Haskell, Treasurer -  Gamma Phi 8726 Redcloud Court Cincinnati, OH 45249-2317 Home: (513) 489-4069 Cell: (513) 607-3212,  

Karen S. Dombrowski, Recording Secretary and Gold Key Coordinator -  
Alpha Nu - 684 Manchester Circle N Pickerington, OH 43147 (614) 837-0891 (614) 563 -0495,  Email:

Ann M. Todd, Corresponding Secretary - Zeta - 3621 Butler Rd. Wakeman, OH 44889 (440)839-2069 (440) 577-5228, 

Joyce Jones-Weinkam, Parliamentarian - Gamma Xi - E-mail: Email Joyce

Patricia Cermak, Immediate Past President - Gamma Rho - 9504 Greenhaven Parkway Brecksville, OH 44141-1607 (440) 526-8934, 

Eileen McNally, Webmaster - Beta Delta - 

Margaret Archangel, Editor - Gamma Phi 4754 Hirth Hill Rd. W Grove City, OH 43123  (513) 520-7910, Email: 


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