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 2015-2016:

September 14, 2015 Westminster Manor, 4100 Jackson Ave, Austin, TX 78731
The Art of Possibilities: Educating, Engaging, Enriching Women Educators
6:00 pm Gather & Refreshments: Legislation, Finance & Social Committees
6:30 pm Program & Business Meeting
Program Title: The Annual Initiation Ceremony for New Members and 100th Birthday Celebration for Dr. Margaret Berry
DKG Purpose: To unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship. 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. The Membership Committee will honor Dr. Berry for her years in DKG and in life. Perfect attendance awards for the previous year will be presented.
Program Facilitator: Betsy Gonzales, President, Alpha Chapter and members of the Membership Committee
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

October 5, 2015 Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 3808 Exposition Blvd
The Art of Possibilities: Educating, Engaging, Enriching Women Educators
6:00 pm Gather & Refreshments: Nominations, Necrology, and Ceremonies Committees
6:30 pm Program and Business Meeting
Program Topic: Panel of members and non-members using traditional and digital texts in classrooms
Program Title: The Art of Possibility with Digital and Traditional Texts
DKG Purpose: To stimulate the personal and professional growth of members and to encourage their participation in appropriate programs of action. To inform the members of current economic, social, political and educational issues so that they may participate effectively in a world society.
Program Summary: Educators will address the use of digital and traditional text in the classroom and beyond.
Program Facilitator: Joan Hester, Program Chair
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

November 2, 2015 Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 3808 Exposition Blvd
The Art of Possibilities: Educating, Engaging, Enriching Women Educators
5:00 pm Gather & Refreshments: Projects, Programs & Social Committees
5:30 pm Program and Business Meeting
Program Topic: Reception to honor the teachers in Casis, Bryker Woods, Matthews, and Highland Park for the jobs they are doing.
Program Title: STEM Presentation from the Executive Board
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: Following the reception, Dr. Barbara ten Brink conducts a brief science demo for DKG members
Program Facilitator: Joan Hester, Program Chair
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

December 12, 2015 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: Musical Guests will present program
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 & Research Committees
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

February 1, 2016 Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 3808 Exposition Blvd.
The Art of Possibilities: Educating, Engaging, Enriching Women Educators
6:00 pm Gather & Potluck Dinner
6:30 pm Program & Business Meeting
Program Topic: Kristen Marstaller presents on Youth Art Month
Program Title: Enriching Our Lives Through Student Art
DKG Purpose:To stimulate the personal and professional growth of members. To encourage their participation in appropriate programs of action. To inform the members of current economic, social, political and educational issues so that they may participate effectively in a world society.
Program Summary: Kristen Marstaller make a presentation about the Austin Independent School District Youth Art Month art show. Interested members will be invited to visit the Art Show at the AISD PAC.
Program Facilitator: Kristen Marstaller
Other Activities: Potluck Dinner- Social Committee will coordinate members whose last name begins with N through Z
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

March 7, 2016 Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 3808 Exposition Blvd.
The Art of Possibilities: Educating, Engaging, Enriching Women Educators
6:00 pm Gather & Refreshments: Scholarship & Social Committees
6:30 pm Program and Business Meeting
Program Topic: Guest from Headquarters, former and future International Convention attendees, former and future Regional Conference Attendees, former and future Texas State Organization attendees.
Program Title: Educating, Engaging, Enriching Women Educators with Opportunities in Alpha Chapter and Beyond
DKG Purpose: To unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship. To advance the professional interest and position of women in education. To stimulate the personal and professional growth of members and to encourage their participation in appropriate programs of action. To inform the members of current economic, social, political and educational issues so that they may participate effectively in a world society
Program Summary: Opportunities beyond Alpha Chapter will be spotlighted. Invitations will be issued to State and International Conventions. A guest speaker from Headquarters will share DKG news.
Program Facilitator: Joan Hester, Program Chair
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

April 4, 2016 Westminster Manor, 4100 Jackson Avenue, Austin, TX
The Art of Possibilities: Educating, Engaging, Enriching Women Educators
6:00 pm Gather & Refreshments: Music & Social Committee
6:30 pm Program and Business Meeting
Program Topic: Ceremonies Committee will lead us in the Installation of New Officers
Program Title: Installation of new Officers
DKG Purpose: To unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship. To honor women who have given or who evidence a potential for distinctive service in any field of education.
Program Summary: Alpha Chapter officers for 2016-2018 will be installed.
Program Facilitator: Ceremonies Committee
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

May 7, 2016 Founders Day Luncheon (Details to Come)
The Art of Possibilities: Educating, Engaging, Enriching Women Educators
TBD
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: Joan Hester, Program Chair
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song