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 2016-2017:

September 12, 2016 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
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: Dr. Barbara ten Brink, President, Alpha Chapter and members of the Membership Committee
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

October 3, 2016 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: UT Lecture Series "Hot Science-Cool Talks" by Dr. Jay Banner
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.
Program Summary: Educators will hear about the UT lecture series
Program Facilitator: Shannon Pearce, Program Chair
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

November 7, 2016 Murchinson Middle School
The Art of Possibilities: Educating, Engaging, Enriching Women Educators
4:30 pm Gather & Refreshments: Projects, Programs & Social Committees
5:00 pm Program and Business Meeting
Program Topic: Reception honoring Women Teacher Leaders
Program Title: 85th Legislative Session Education Topics
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, David Anderson (HillCo and Partners.com) will present on 85th Legislative Session Education Topics
Program Facilitator: Shannon Pearce, Program Chair
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

December 3, 2016 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: Initiation of New Members
Program Title: Enriching Our Lives through Friendship
DKG Purpose: To unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship
Program Summary: Members will enjoy fellowship
Program Facilitator: Shannon Pearce, Program Chair
Refreshments: Social & Research Committees
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

February 6, 2017 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: Biographies - Members Life Stories
Program Title: Enriching Our Lives Through Knowing our Past
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: Archives Committee
Other Activities: Potluck Dinner- Social Committee
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

March 6, 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: Our Irish Heritage (wear green)
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: Global awareness through study of history
Program Facilitator: Joan Hester, Program Chair
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

April 3, 2017 Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 3808 Exposition Blvd.
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: Necrology Ceremony
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: Honor women of Alpha Chapter
Program Facilitator: Ceremonies Committee
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song

May 6, 2017 Founders Day Luncheon (Details to Come)
The Art of Possibilities: Educating, Engaging, Enriching Women Educators
88th Society Founder's Day & Alpha Chapter 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: Joan Hester, Program Chair
Closing: The Delta Kappa Gamma Song