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 2014-2015:

September 8, 2014 Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 3808 Exposition Blvd
The Art of Possibilities: Educating, Engaging, Enriching Women Educators
6:00 pm Arrival and Gathering
6:30 pm Ceremony and Celebration, Refreshments: Program, Global Awareness, Yearbook and Scholarship Committees
Program Title: The Annual Initiation Ceremony for New Members & Committee Planning for the Year
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. Committees will meet together to plan for the coming year.
Program Facilitator: Betsy Gonzales, President, Alpha Chapter
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

October 6, 2014 Region 13, Education Service Center, 5701 Springdale Road, Austin, 78723
The Art of Possibilities: Educating, Engaging, Enriching Women Educators
6:00 pm Gather, Nametags, Refreshments: Committee Meetings, Music Committee
6:30 pm Program and Business Meeting
Program Topic: Educators share current ideas and practices from their classrooms
Program Title: The Art of Possibilities in the Classrooms of 2014
DKG Purpose: To inform the members of current economic, social, political and educational issues so that they may participate effectively in a world society
Program Summary: Several active teachers will share current lessons and professional practices
Program Facilitator: Joan Hester, Program Chair
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

November 3, 2014 Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 3808 Exposition Blvd
The Art of Possibilities: Educating, Engaging, Enriching Women Educators
6:00 pm Gather, Nametags, Refreshments: Music Committee
6:30 pm Program and Business Meeting
Program Topic: Current practices in the curriculum area of science
Program Title: Engaging Students through Science
DKG Purpose: To inform the members of current economic, social, political and educational issues so that they may participate effectively in a world society
Program Summary: A panel of science specialists will share their work with students in the field of science
Program Facilitator: Joan Hester, Program Chair
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

December 6, 2014 DKG International Headquarters, 416 W 12th Street, Austin, TX 78701
The Art of Possibilities: Educating, Engaging, Enriching Women Educators
Time 9:30 a.m. Brunch & Celebration of the Season
Program Topic: Seasonal musical presentation
Program Title: Enriching Our Lives through Friendship and Music
DKG Purpose: To unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship
Program Summary: Members will enjoy fellowship and a seasonal music program
Program Facilitator: Joan Hester, Program Chair
Refreshments: Social Committee and member volunteers
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

February 2, 2015 Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 3808 Exposition Blvd.
The Art of Possibilities: Educating, Engaging, Enriching Women Educators
6:00 pm Gather, Nametags, Potluck Dinner
6:30 pm Program and Business Meeting
Program Topic: Members will experience several fine art activities for enjoyment and to share with others.
Program Title: : Educating, Engaging and Enriching Our Lives through the Fine Arts
DKG Purpose: To unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship and to stimulate the personal and professional growth of members and to encourage their participation in appropriate programs of action.
Program Summary: Members will rotate through different activity stations to make items to share with others.
Program Facilitator:Joan Hester, Program Chair
Other Activities: Potluck Dinner-Social Committee will coordinate members whose last name begins with A through M
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

March 2, 2015 Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 3808 Exposition Blvd.
The Art of Possibilities: Educating, Engaging, Enriching Women Educators
6:00 pm Gather, Nametags, Refreshments: Membership and Personal and Professional Enrichment Committees
6:30 pm Program and Business Meeting
Program Topic: Become familiar with generational differences in the work place and share what an administrator looks for in a potential employee in 2015
Program Title: Educating Ourselves about the Work Place Climate and the Employee of 2015
DKG Purpose: To stimulate the personal and professional growth of members and to encourage their participation in appropriate programs of action
Program Summary: Members will hear from a current administrator what qualities are important and desirable in an educator.
Program Facilitator: Joan Hester, Program Chair
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

April 6, 2015 Westminster Manor, 4100 Jackson Avenue, Austin, TX
The Art of Possibilities: Educating, Engaging, Enriching Women Educators
6:00 pm Gather, Nametags, Refreshments: Music Committee
6:30 pm Program and Business Meeting
Program Topic:Annual Necrology Ceremony & Awards
Program Title: Honoring and Enriching Alpha Members
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 those who passed in the Necrology Ceremony. Awards will be given for Attendance and Achievement.
Program Facilitator: Necrology Chair, Membership Chair, Achievements Awards Chair
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

May TBD, 2015 TBD
The Art of Possibilities: Educating, Engaging, Enriching Women Educators
TBD 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: TBD
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song