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Beta State Weekend of Wonder

It’s happening October 7-9.
It’s going to be really fine.
So go ahead and save these dates.
Because it’s going to be great!
To enjoy Northeast Alabama’s natural beauty,
That’s going to be your duty.
Wearing blue jeans and your most comfortable shoes,
That’s the attire that you should choose.
So what’s this all about?
It’s Beta State WOW 2016, without a doubt!

Please join Beta State Corresponding Secretary, Marion Hodges, and me, along with our Rho chapter sisters, for Beta State’s WOW  to be held on October 7th-9th in the Scottsboro/Woodville area in beautiful Jackson County, AL. in Northeast AL.  We’ll have supper and a DKG sing-along plus some easy crafts on Friday night, October 7. Saturday morning, October 8, will find us touring the spectacular Cathedral Caverns near Woodville. 

After lunch, we’ll head to Scottsboro for shopping at the famous UnClaimed Baggage.  Late afternoon will have us touring my family’s farm near New Hope, and watching the soybean harvest. We’ll have a brief tour of our family’s home place that dates from the 1880’s. After supper, my husband, Charles, a 4th generation farmer and the great grandson of a Confederate veteran, will give a talk on the Civil War in Jackson/Madison/ Marshall Counties. We’ll spend both nights at the Scottsboro Hampton Inn.  Sunday morning, October 9, we’ll be at Woodville Baptist Church for a brief devotional.

Cost will be $40 per person, and registration will be limited to 40 Beta State members, so make your plans to attend soon. The registration form is below. Deadline to register and book your hotel room is September 16. Cost for the hotel is $89 a night plus tax. This is in addition to your WOW registration cost. After
September 16, the room rate will increase. 

Looking forward to seeing you October 7-9!

Donna Butler
Beta State 1st Vice President

Registration form for Weekend of Wonder

Please fill out the interactive form, download it to your computer, print it, and mail it to the
address listed on the form.

Article on Cathedral Caverns written by Robin Gurley Kirkland

Beta State Convention 2017 Registration Form (interactive)

Download the new Beta State brochure.

The Beta State Personnel Committee announces the opening of the treasurer position, because of the resignation of Jerry Sue Brannon, effective June 30, 2017. The application and job description can be found on the Beta State website. Applications must be postmarked by November 1, 2016 and mailed to Susan Crowden, Personnel Committee Chairman.
Job Description

The Beta State Nominations Committee is seeking candidates for five elected officer positions (2017-2019) and seven elected committee positions (2017-2021).

Officer positions to be filled are president, first vice president, second vice president, recording secretary, and corresponding secretary

Elected committee positions to be filled are representatives of the Nominations Committee from Districts II, IV, and VI and representatives of the Personnel Committee from Districts I, III, V, and VII.  

You may click “Forms” on the website and download, complete, and submit the Request for Nomination to Elected Position to Beta State.

All other committee positions are appointed by the incoming president. Any member willing to serve on an appointed committee should use the form Request for Appointment to 2017-2019 Beta State Committees, which is also on the website.
All completed forms must be postmarked or emailed to Elaine Brookshire by the deadline of October 1, 2016. Her contact information is on the Current Information page.

Request for Nomination to Elected Position in Beta State

Request for Appointment to 2017-2019 Beta State Committees

Chapter webmasters need to read the latest Get Connected newsletter and the DKG Website Standards. Chapters will review their websites by October 31st and send in the Society Website Compliance Assurance Form 72 to recertify their websites with International. This simplifies the process to get a website certified and linked to the International website. The form is interactive. Fill it out, save it to your computer under a filename, and attach it in an email to compliance@dkg.org.

2016-2018 International Administrative Board list to be included in chapter yearbooks.

Beta State Weekend of Wonder will be October 7-9 in Scottsboro, AL.
Registration form for Weekend of Wonder

Be a presenter at the Beta State Convention in February. Workshop presentation forms are due to Madeline Buchanan, Workshop Chairman, by Dec. 15. Please include a picture for the convention booklet.

To access forms and other International data on the International website, you will need to log in. Your login is your 6-number member code plus a password. Please contact Madeline Buchanan, Beta State Webmaster, at madeline@mlbuchanan.com to get the password.


Contact Madeline Buchanan
Beta State Webmaster

Updated on September 21, 2016