Summertime and the Livin' is Easy 
Don't we wish? Don't we keep thinking that if I just get another something done, it will be better? My house will be cleaner, my dog will be better behaved, I'll look better in that dress, my plants will thrive, and my lesson plans will be easier to write . . .
We can make our lives better! We can look for possibilities so that we see and seize opportunities. We can channel our efforts on small, manageable goals in order to gradually conquer bigger and bigger ones. We can enjoy the benefits of our social support networks. As we do these things, we can become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient and productive.
Accept the challenge  ~  To Dream - To Dare - To Do!


Debby Canter, Chair

Since 2010 Delta Kappa Gamma Society's international project has been the Schools for Africa program. We have partnered with UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and the Peter Kramer Stiftung (formerly Hamburg) Foundation to provide a quality education to children in 13 sub-Saharan African nations (Angola, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Zimbabwe). In doing so, we have concentrated on, but not limited our support to, the most marginalized children: girls, orphans, and at-risk children. To date, the project has helped over 30 million children.
So far, DKG had donated over $324,150 to the program. This money has been used to help governments and local communities build and improve school buildings, train teachers, provide access to clean water and separate sanitation facilities for boys and girls, supply students with school materials, and educate children on proper hygiene and HIV prevention.
Studies by UNICEF have shown gains in early childhood development, access to basic education, and HIV prevention in schools.
This project helps promote several purposes of the society, including (1) uniting women educators in a genuine spiritual fellowship, (4) supporting suitable endeavors in the interests of education and women educators, and (7) informing members of economic, social, political, and educational issues so that they may participate effectively in a world society.
Janet Hess
Educational Excellence Committee

By Diana Haskell, Treasurer

July is a month of transitions in Delta Kappa Gamma. Chapter officers have been installed and are eager to begin the biennium. A warm welcome is extended to the new treasurers who accepted this important chapter responsibility. In addition to assistance from your chapter members, please know that as state treasurer I am also available to answer questions or clarify processes. Please don't ever hesitate to reach out.

Returning treasurers are also warmly welcomed as they renew their commitment as Chief Financial Officers of their chapters. It is my pleasure to continue to work with you and your chapters to assist you in fulfilling your responsibilities.

There's nothing an artist needs more - 
even more than excellent tools and stamina - than a deadline.
                                            Adriana Trigiani--Author

July 1-------------------Beginning of fiscal year

July 1 - Nov 15------Chapters filing dates to complete IRS Form 990n

July 15-----------------Due date for sending Form 15 Chapter Treasurer's                                         Annual  Report

October 31------------Due date to pay chapter dues and fees

November 10---------Due date for sending chapter dues and fees, 
                                  Form18 and Form 18a
November 15---------Due date for filing 990n with IRS

By Diana Kirkpatrick, Membership Chair

Chapters, it is time to look and move ahead as you begin the 2018-2020 biennium! When I think of new beginnings, I am frequently reminded of the membership challenge I heard our International President Carolyn Pittman issue to us over a year ago.  She said, 

"I challenge you to reach beyond your comfort zone and strive to find enhanced ways to become a better chapter member and to give honor to your DKG membership."
My advice here is to just move your butterfly wings, to step, or even dance in the right direction -- to do something more, however small, for your chapter. 

Let us -- read our chapter, state and international newsletters; offer to call absentee chapter members; volunteer to work on a chapter/state project; help another member become involved in chapter activities; offer to bring a member to a meeting; view the state and international websites; accept a chapter leadership role; attend the state convention; honor our DKG membership by recommending a key woman educator. 

"Pass on the Gift of Membership" to one (or more) key women educators and help to grow your chapter and Alpha Delta State. We are resourceful, creative, forward-moving key women educators and the above list is endless. 

Get started!  
Accept our statewide membership challenge! 
It's a new biennium ~ it's a NEW BEGINNING!

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

Beta Xi -    Sarah Hayes and Lori Huffman
Gamma Eta - Elizabeth I. Moore
Delta Lambda - Judy Schwan
Delta Chi -  Martha H. Kleinfelter and Pam S. Wilson
Delta Psi -   Anne Froelich, Stephanie Kirtland, Leigh Michelsen and 
                    Faye Tobin


Delta Delta - Christine Daubenspeck and Jane Snowberger

  • Alpha Nu Chapter, Lancaster area, donated $710 to the Esther Strickland Student Teaching Grant Fund in memory of Olive 
    Woodyard. This donation represents $10 for each year of her 71 years in Delta Kappa Gamma. She served as president in 1964-1966 and again in 2000-2002. Esther Strickland and her sisters Golda and Helen Hedges were proud members of Alpha Nu and so the legacy of supporting educators, students, and education continues.
  • Ilfa Zhulamanova, Gamma Upsilon, Portage County, received a $1000 Cornetet Individual Professional Development Award from DKG International to attend the the 2018 Conference on the Value of Play: The Many Faces of Play!
  • Holly Buente, Gamma Pi, Youngstown area, received a Cornetet Individual Professional Development Award of $1396 from DKG International to attend the Career and Technical Teacher Education (CTTE) 56020 Curriculum Design & Application Conference.
  • Ernestine Daugherty, Beta Kappa, Sidney area, was an inaugural Excellence in Education Award winner in Shelby County Schools where she has taught for 51 years.
  • Sister Ginny Scherer, Beta Kappa, Sidney area, was honored for her 55 years in the classroom. She teaches AP Chemistry and Physics at Lehman Catholic High School and is Chair of the Science Department.
We Can Do It! - Empowering Women Educators

Chapter Officers came together at Ohio Northern University in Ada, The Amish Door in Wilmot, and the Chillicothe Country Club to learn of their responsibilities for the chapter biennium, to ask questions and find answers, and to be motivated to increase the relevance and sustainability of their chapters. Cindy Lawyer, Leadership Development Chair, set the stage with her introduction featuring Rosie the Riveter and Annie Webb Blanton.
The State Officers outlined work and reports within the chapters, answered the many questions throughout the day, and encouraged us to be women of courage and power in DKG and in our communities. There were positive comments about the energy and enthusiasm of the leadership team, the depth and thoroughness of information, optimism as we face challenges and the relaxed, but educational, climate. Overall, it was an engaging and informative day and an opportunity to better know the State Leadership Team and feel comfortable contacting them with questions and concerns. 

Thank you to Alpha Delta State Ohio Educational Foundation for supporting chapter leadership by underwriting some of the expenses.

By Dr. Norma Kirby, Chair

ADSOEF Scholarship/Grant Committee Update

The Margaret L. White Scholarship at The Ohio State University was the first scholarship offered by Alpha Delta State. It was begun in 1943 and was established in Margaret's memory as Alpha Delta State contributed funds to honor her dedication to the founding of Alpha Delta State and for becoming the first state president. Margaret L. White was a woman of great boldness who worked for the personal and professional growth of women at this time in history. This scholarship is available today at The Ohio State University.

The second scholarship offered by ADS was started in 1946 to honor Dr. Annie Webb Blanton for her relentless courage and foresight in establishing DKG. She, too, was a first president, she was the very first president of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society. To sustain funds for this scholarship, it was decided that a one-dollar scholarship fee would be given by every member annually. The recipient who applies for graduate study and receives this scholarship may attend any accredited university.

Ruth Grimes was initiated into DKG in 1938 and by 1942 she was serving ADS as the state treasurer. She held this position for nine years and performed this work very well. In fact, she did so well that Miss Grimes was speechless when she learned that an $8,000.00 foundation was established in her honor at Miami University in Oxford. She truly exemplified the ideals of DKG in every way. The Ruth Grimes Scholarship is still available for our members completing graduate study at Miami University.

To receive any of these scholarships, members should complete applications by February 1st.  Applications are available on the ADSOEF website.  The Scholarship Committee hopes to receive many applications from its members.
DKG Administrative Board News
  • A new Membership Director, Patricia Woodley, has been hired to replace Nita Scott who is now the Executive Director.
  • The Scholarship Committee has given out 12 scholarships totaling $104,000.
  • World Fellowship has given 23 awards and 11 extensions totaling $98,500. Recipients and their universities will be listed on the website in October.
  • The Arts & Humanities deadline for submissions to the Fall Gallery is August 1st.
  • The DKG app is ready for your phone - go to the App Store and download it free of charge.
  • Read the Proposed Amendments to the Constitution/Standing Rules and decide how you will vote if attending the International Convention or share your thoughts with your State Officers.
  • An Emergency Fund collection will be taken at the Northeast Breakfast on Thursday morning.

Austin, Texas
July 16 - 20, 2018

Austin, here we come!

It will be a busy few days at the Convention with general meetings, keynote addresses, breakout sessions, business meetings, marketplace, headquarter tours, sharing ideas, meeting new friends, seeing those you have met before and voting on Proposed Amendments to the Constitution/Standing Rules.

On Wednesday evening there will be an Ohio Dinner at Cafe Blue on 2nd & Trinity, 3 blocks from J.W. Marriot.  If you would like to have an evening with Ohio members, be sure to let Meier know:
so that appropriate reservations will be made.  It's a chance to be together and enjoy Buckeye hospitality.


In Honor of Our Alpha Delta Sisters

Elizabeth K. Cooperridder - Gamma Sigma

 Martha Jean Main -  Delta Phi

Freda Stafford - Zeta

~ Mark Your Calendar ~

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

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

Calendar of Chapter Responsiblities - click below:
Chapter Websites Must Be Checked for Compliance
In the next few weeks, Alpha Delta State Webmaster, Eileen McNally, will be checking all chapter websites. She will use the 
Checklist for Standards 
to be sure all websites are in compliance and will contact all chapter webmasters by the middle of August.
Chapter webmasters must submit Form 72 by October 31 to get their 
2018 - 2020 Compliance Seal that affirms all standards are met.
If there are any questions, please contact Eileen at

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:
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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