Chapter Programs

The First Vice-President of Alpha Chapter facilitates the planning and implementation of program presentation. Several factors are involved with the successful program process in Alpha Chapter.

Tradition and observation of research about what makes successful and meaningful programs are used as the program agenda is developed for each biennium.
      • Chapter members are surveyed to discover interests and needs.
      • A variety of methods and techniques for presenting program information are used.
      • Adult learning research is used in planning programs.
      • Use of individual member expertise, knowledge and skills are valued and used.
      • A team approach is used to ensure a broad and useful base of interesting information in presentations.

In addition to traditional and proven methods for program planning and development, the planners make extensive use of current international and state themes as highlighted in recent publications, training and communication.

The foundation for chapter programs is exemplified in our international mission statement:
Delta Kappa Gamma promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.



The Program Plan for 2013-2014:

September 9, 2013 Westminster Presbyterian Church
Honoring Our Legacy, Building Our Future
6:30 pm Arrival and Gathering
7:00 pm Ceremony and Celebration, Refreshments: Finance and Legislation Committees
Program Title: The Annual Initiation Ceremony for New Members
DKG Purpose: To honor women who have given or who evidence a potential for distinctive service in any field of education.
Program Summary: The initiation of new members will be conducted under the direction of the Ceremonies Committee.
Program Facilitator: Evelyn Farmer, President, Alpha Chapter
Other Program Activities: Music Committee
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

October 7, 2013 Westminster Manor
Honoring Our Legacy, Building Our Future
6:15 pm Gather, Nametags, Refreshments: Programs and Service Projects Committee
6:45 pm Program and Business Meeting
Program Topic: iPads in the Classroom
Program Title: Honoring our legacy and building our future by learning about technology to assist teachers in the classroom.
DKG Purpose: To inform the members of current economic, social, political and educational issues so they may participate effectively in a world society.
Program Summary: Carolyn Foote, librarian at Westlake High School, will present information about the use of iPads in the classroom.
Program Facilitator: Joan Fisher
Other Program Activities: Committee Meetings, Music Committee
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

November 4, 2013 Westminster Presbyterian Church
Honoring Our Legacy, Building Our Future
6:15 pm Gather, Nametags, Refreshments: Legislation Committee
6:45 pm Program and Business Meeting
Program Topic: Brain Health
Program Title: Honoring our legacy and building our future by learning about the health of the brain.
DKG Purpose: To stimulate the personal and professional growth of members and to encourage their participation in appropriate programs of action.
Program Summary: Dr. Jim Meyer and Dr. Victor Carsrud will present information on the importance of brain health
Program Facilitator: Joan Fisher
Other Program Activities: Music Committee
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

December 2, 2013 Delta Kappa Gamma International Headquarters
Honoring Our Legacy, Building Our Future
6:15 pm Gather, Nametags, Refreshments: Nominations Committee
6:45 pm Program
Program Topic: Holiday Celebrations Around the World
Program Title: Honoring our legacy and building our future by learning about holiday traditions around the world.
DKG Purpose: To advance the professional interest and position of women in education.
Program Summary: The Music Committee will present holiday traditions and music from around the world.
Program Facilitator: Joan Fisher
Other Program Activities: Music Committee
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

February 3, 2014 Westminster Presbyterian Church
Honoring Our Legacy, Building Our Future
6:15 pm Gather, Nametags, Covered Dish: Music Committee
6:45 pm Program and Business Meeting
Program Topic: Dual Language Program in Austin ISD
Program Title: Honoring our legacy and building our future by learning about instruction in dual languages.
DKG Purpose: To inform members of current economic, social, political and educational issues so they may effectively participate in a world society.
Program Summary: A representative from Austin Independent School District will inform members about instruction in dual languages.
Program Facilitator: Joan Fisher
Other Activities: Music Committee
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

March 3, 2014 Westminster Presbyterian Church
Honoring Our Legacy, Building Our Future
6:15 pm Gather, Nametags, Refreshments: Naming New Schools Committee
6:45 pm Program and Business Meeting
Program Topic: Road Scholar
Program Title: Honoring our legacy and building our future by becoming informed about travel opportunities throughout the world.
DKG Purpose: To stimulate the personal and professional growth of members and to encourage their participation in appropriate programs of action.
Program Summary: Kathryn Wright, Delta Kappa Gamma member, will inform members about the Road Scholar program.
Program Facilitator: Joan Fisher
Other Activities: Music Committee
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

April 7, 2014 Westminster Presbyterian Church
Honoring Our Legacy, Building Our Future
6:15 pm Gather, Nametags, Refreshments: Scholarship Committee
6:45 pm Program and Business Meeting
Program Topic:The annual necrology ceremony will be performed. There will be a presentation of attendance and achievement awards. Officers for the 2014-2016 biennium will be installed.
Program Title: Honoring our legacy by participating in a necrology ceremony for 2013-2014 and building our future by honoring members with achievement awards.
DKG Purpose: To honor women who have given or who evidence a potential for distinctive service in any field of education.
Program Summary: Tribute will be given to honored members in the annual necrology ceremony. Awards for attendance and achievement will be given.
Program Facilitator: Ceremonies/Necrology - Dr. Mary Lou Clayton; Attendance Awards - Dr. Karen Duke; and Achievement Awards - Dr. Barbara ten Brink
Other Activities: Music Committee
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

May 24, 2014 Westin Austin at the Domain
Honoring Our Legacy, Building Our Future
11:00 a.m. 85th Birthday Celebration
DKG Purpose: To unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship.
Program Summary: The luncheon will feature a ceremony honoring our founders and members who have given distinctive service to the society.
Program Facilitator: Dr. Karen Duke
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song