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The Delta Kappa Gamma Society

International
Texas State Organization
Nu Chapter XIII
Hays and Blanco Counties
Area 7

NU Yearbook 2018-19
Nu XIII
Section 1: International Information
1Table of Contents
2 Purposes
2 Mission and Vision Statement
3 Current International Officers and Regional Directors
3 International and State Conventions and Regional Conferences

Section II: Alpha State Information


4 State President’s Theme
4 State President’s Goals
4 Current State Officers, Personnel, and Committee Chairmen
4 Area VII Coordinator
4 Texas State Headquarters Information
4 ASTEF Information

Section III: Nu Information


5 Chapter President’s Theme and Goal
5 Chapter Officers
6 Committees
7 Past Chapter Presidents
8 Nu Charter Members in Memoriam

Section IV: Meeting Information and Dates


9-10 Programs for Year

Section V: Membership Directory


11-13 Nu Members’ Contact Information
14 “The Delta Kappa Gamma Song
15-21 Chapter Rules

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Purposes
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International has seven basic purposes that govern its program
of work and study. The activities of each level of the Society implement the purposes of the
Society. The seven purposes include:

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

TO ADVANCE the professional interest and position of women in education

TO INITIATE, ENDORSE, and SUPPORT desirable legislation or other suitable endeavors in


the field of education and of women educators

TO ENDOW scholarships to aid outstanding women educators in pursuing graduate study and to
grant fellowships to non-member women educators

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

Mission

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of
women educators and excellence in education.

Vision Statement

Leading women educators impacting education worldwide.

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2017-2019 International Theme
“Leading Women Educators Impacting Education Worldwide.”

Cathy Daughterty International President


Nita Scott Executive Director

THE DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL OFFICERS, REGIONAL DIRECTORS


AND HEADQUARTERS PROFESSIONAL STAFF INFORMATION
Available at http://www.dkg.org

International Headquarters Mailing Address:


P. O. Box 1589, Austin, TX 78767-1589
Street Address: 416 W. 12th St., Austin, TX 78701
Telephone: 1.512.478.5748 Toll Free: 1.888.762.4685
Fax: 1.512.478.3961
Society email: societyexec@dkg.org
Web site: www.dkg.org

Upcoming Conventions and Regional


Conferences

Texas State Conventions

State:
90th Convention
Arlington Convention Center
June 20-22, 2019
Arlington, Texas

International:
Southwest Regional Conference
Costa Mesa, California
July17-20,2019

International Convention
Philadelphia, PA
2020

For more information see http://www.dkgtexas.org/upcoming-events.html

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Texas State Organization Contact
Information 2016-2018
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 797787, Dallas, TX 75379-7787
Office Location: 6220 Campbell Road, Suite 204, Dallas, TX 75248
Phone: Office 972-930-9945 or 1.800.305.3525 / Fax 972.447.0471
Email: alphasttx@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.dkgtexas.org
http://www.dkgtexas.org/executive-committee.html

Alpha State
Information
2017-2019 Theme
“Bridging yesterday and tomorrow”
Dr. Jo Murphy
Alpha State President

GOALS for 2017-19


1. Encourage members to strengthen their chapters by building membership diversity,
including members of all ages and ethnicities, as well as those who work in all types of
schools.
2. Honor our heritage as we build membership, strengthen chapters, and take on new challenges
in schools and communities.
3. Encourage healthy living strategies for our members and their families.
4. Support initiatives and programs that will enlighten and inform members about education
worldwide

Committee Chairmen
Contact information can be found at: http://www.dkgtexas.org/committees.html

State Personnel
Contact information can be found at: http://www.dkgtexas.org/contact.html

Area 7 Coordinator

Contact information: Dr. Stacey Arnold sjarnold31@gmail.com


313 Summer Azure Street Georgetown, Texas 78626 409.718.1838

Executive Committee Members/State Officers


Contact information can be found at: http://www.dkgtexas.org/executive-committee.html

ASTEF Officers and Directors


Contact information can be found at: http://www.astef.org/board-of-directors.html
What is ASTEF? Information page
http://www.dkgtexas.org/uploads/4/2/8/3/42835841/yearbook.astef.2015.pdf

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NU Chapter Number XIII of Alpha State
Organized March 29, 1930
Hays and Blanco Counties
Area VII
2018-2019 Theme
Education Expands the Vision

Nu Motto: Bridging our present with our future

Chapter Goal: Reaching out to create fellowship by expanding our membership to like minded educators and
strengthening our community involvement

Nu Chapter Officers 2018-2019

Tanya Rhodes, President


107 Country Lane
Seguin, TX 78155
409-781-1941
tanyapair@gmail.com

Loretta Eiben, 1st Vice-President


2156 Seawillow Road
Lockhart, TX 78644
512-787-9384
leiben@yahoo.com

Karen Franco 2nd Vice-President


380 Canna Lili Circle
Driftwood, TX 78619
361-701-3009
nfranco3@austin.rr.com

Cheryl Blake, Recording Secretary


203 Fairview
San Marcos, TX 78666
(c) 512-754-1083
cheryl266@centurytel.net

Carol Plassmann, Corresponding Secretary


162 Jasmine Ct.
Driftwood, TX 78619
(h)512-829-4017
cplassman@austin.rr.com

Tonda Frady, Treasurer


PO Box 1992
Wimberley, TX 78676
( h) 512-847-7173
(c) 512-426-5225
no email

Sandra Morales, Past President/Parliamentarian


105 Sendero Arbolado
Wimberley, TX 78676
512-847-8808
wesanmor@gmail.com

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2018-19 Nu Chapter Committees

Society Business:

Achievement Awards: Dr. Evelyn Barrett, Jenny Turney


Archives: Sandra Morales, Cheryl Blake,
Ceremonies: Gracie Rocha, Janis Brown, Karen Franco
Chapter Rules: Ruth Spear, Peggy Hilburn, Nadyne Gartman
Finance: Carol Grimm, Wanda Frix, Virginia Williams
Membership/Necrology: Connie Martin-Thompson, Clem Cantu, Robin Estepp
Nominations: Gracie Rocha, Clem Cantu, Connie Martin-Thompson

Educational Excellence Committees (formerly Prog. Of Work)

Music: Sandra Morales, Kathy Martinez-Prather, Jenny Turney


Personal & Professional Enrichment: Brenda Butler, Dr. Sue Thompson, Connie Martin
Thompson
Programs/Services: Loretta Eiben, Dolores Cruz, Rece Barr
Scrapbook: Carol Plassmann, Delia Cruz-Hernandez
Social: Tonda Frady, Bonnie Flammang, Peggy Parker
Yearbook: Nadyne Gartman, Debra Zupancic

Education Services:

Newsletter/Communications: Nadyne Gartman, Debra Zupancic, Lydia Johns


Legislation: Karen Franco, Barbara Hollis, Clarissa Talbert
Scholarship: Cheryl Blake, Connie Martin-Thompson
Technology: Nadyne Gartman, Debra Zupancic
Global Awareness/World Fellowship: Janis Brown , Alice Castillo, Laura Zunker

Ex- Officio Member except Nominations: Tanya Rhodes

Contact information on Membership pages.

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PAST NU CHAPTER PRESIDENTS 1930-2018

Miss Edna McCormick* 1930-1933


Miss Mary S. Butler * 1933-1937
Mrs. Ethel Reed* 1937-1939
Miss Florence Kone* 1939-1943
Miss Mary Dodgen* 1943-1945
Mrs. Fandee Park* 1945-1947
Miss Edith Hanna 1947-1949
Miss Mary Louise Hightower* 1949-1952
Mrs. Ruth Munk* 1952-1954
Mrs Kittie Clyde Leonard* 1954-1956
Miss Irma Bruce* 1956-1958
Dr. Azalete R. Little* 1958-1960
Mrs. Minnie S. Greene* 1960-1962
Mrs. Carmen Milligan 1962-1966
Mrs. Ruth E. Spear 1966-1968
Mrs. Lorraine Younger 1968-1970
Miss Martha St. Clair* 1970-1972
Mrs. Martha Nell Holmes* 1972-1974
Miss Lois Haney* 1974-1976
Mrs. Brenda Kyle 1976-1978
Mrs. Becky Jenkins 1978-1980
Dr. Judy Allen 1980-1982
Mrs. Ella Kolbe 1982-1984
Mrs. Shelley Ross 1984-1985
Dr. Judy Caskey 1985-1988
Mrs. Margaret Bains 1988-1990
Dr. Diana Parkin-Speer 1990-1992
Mrs. Dot Miller* 1992-1994
Mrs. Claire Gloor* 1994-1996
Mrs. Pamela Starr 1996-1998
Mrs. Carol Fowler Eason 1998-2000
Mrs. Irene Mowen* 2001-2002
Mrs. Pat Tingle 2002-2004
Mrs. Mary Nabers 2004-2006
Mrs. Ruth Spear 2006-2008
Mrs. Mary H. Thorne 2008-2010
Dr. A’lann Truelock 2010-2010
Dr. Evelyn Barrett 2010-2012
Dr. Barbara Pevoto 2012-2014
Sandra Morales 2014-2016
Sandra Morales 2016-2018

* deceased

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NU CHAPTER CHARTER MEMBERS in MEMORIUM
Chapter Organized March 29, 1930

*Bess Barnes

*Almarine Brown

*Mary Stuart Butler

*Lena Annesley Dean

*Mary Dodgen

*Mary Stuart Garden

*Jenny M. Garth

*Minnie S Greene

*Lula Lee Hines

*Martha Louise Johnson

*Edna Haynes McCormick

*Dot Miller

*Mittie L. Morris

*Allena Allerton Pierce

*Deceased

HONORARY CHARTER MEMBER

*Ethel Reed

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Delta Kappa Gamma Nu Chapter Programs for 2018-2019

Raffle Baskets for Special Funds


September—Leadership Seminar (Social committee)
October—Eula Lee Carter Memorial Fund (Music Committee)
November- World Fellowship (Global Awareness Committee)
December—Schools for Africa (Scholarship Committee)
February—Nu Scholarship (Members)
April-ASTEF (Ceremonies)
May—State Scholarship (Legislative Committee)

Mendez Elementary School, San Marcos, for presenting the $2,500.00 ASTEF check to
them. Date and time to be announced.
Japan Peace Project TBA

Saturday Sept. 15 8:45-12:45 Area Workshop Patsy Sommer Elementary 16200 Avery
Ranch Blvd Austin, TX

Tuesday, September 11, 5:30 p.m. Dinner Meeting 6:00 p.m.


Chapel in the Hills, Wimberley, TX
Salad Supper: Chapter Officers hosting
Inspiration: Sandra Morales
*Program Title: The Latest from State and International
Program Purpose: To inform members of purposes of NU, TSO, and DKG
Annual Chapter Project: School supplies for sisters still in classroom
Society Purpose: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7,
Music:
Raffle Basket: Leadership Seminar (Social committee)

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church San Marcos, TX


Dinner: 5:30 p.m. Meeting: 6:00 p.m.
Sandwiches: San Marcos ladies hosting
Inspiration: Cheryl
Program: Japan Sadaku (Peace Crane Project)
Program Purpose: Unification of INTERNATIONAL
Initiation: Ceremonies and Membership Committees
To initiate new members into our Society and welcome them as sisters.
Society Purpose: 1,3, 4, 6
Music: DKG song:
Raffle Basket: Music Committee Eula Lee Carter Memorial Fund

Saturday and Sunday, November Event, 17-18, 2018, Emily Ann Theatre, Wimberley,
Texas; set up “Trail of Lights” display.
Society Purpose: 1, 3, 7
Project : Contributing refreshments for Emily Ann Theater and host the refreshments Tuesday
Nov. 27 or Dec 4. Refreshments will be hot cocoa and large roasting marshmallows.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, RR 12, San Marcos
Dinner: 5:30 p.m. Meeting: 6:00 p.m.
Holiday Potluck: All members hosting
Program: Recommitment Service Ceremonies and Membership Committees
Program Purpose: Fellowship and follow up “Trail of Lights”
Society Purpose: 1, 6
Project: White elephant gift exchange ($10.00 maximum value)
Inspiration: Connie
Music: Christmas
Raffle Basket: Scholarship Committee (Connie) Schools for Africa

Saturday, January 26, 2019, Tri-Chapter Social


TBA New Braunfels, TX
Registration: 11:00 a.m. Social Meeting 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Wimberley Village Library, Wimberley, Texas


Dinner: 5:30 p.m. Meeting: 6:00 p.m.
Sandwiches: Kyle ladies hosting
Inspiration: Cheryl Blake
*Program: Quilts of Valor
To inform members about the purpose of the “quilts of valor”, provided to wounded veterans
Society Purpose: 1, 4, 7
Project: Members bring red, white, or blue yard goods to donate.
Music: Patriotic
Project: Jewelry Sale to benefit Nu Scholarship

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Chapel in the Hills, Wimberley


Dinner: 5:30 p.m. Meeting: 6:00 p.m.
Salad Supper: San Marcos ladies hosting. No dessert since we have Birthday Cake
Inspiration: Debra
*Program: “ Fill the Ark”
Program Purpose: To inform members of the mission of Heifer International to end hunger and
poverty
Society Purpose: 1, 3, 6,7
Chapter Birthday: Ceremonies Committee Celebrate Birthday
Music:
Raffle Basket: Ceremonies Committee (Gracie) ASTEF

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, St.Mark’s Episcopal Church, San Marcos


Dinner: 5:30 p.m. Meeting: 6:00 p.m.
End of year potluck: All members hosting (Hawaiian Theme)
Inspiration: Karen
*Program: Founder's Day Program Ceremonies Committee
Program Purpose: To celebrate our founders and review our year.
Society Purpose: 1, 3, 6
Music: Hawaiian Raffle Basket: Legislation Committee for State Scholarship

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Nu Chapter Members

BAKER, SALLY BARR, RECE BARRETT, EVELYN


4030 CR 307 1205 MOUNTAIN VIEW DR 933 Willow Creek Circle
LLANO 78643 SAN MARCOS 78666 San Marcos 78666
325-388-4760 mauricaw@hotmail.com 512-757-3826 (C) 512-353-0044 (H)
sallyetomb@aol.com A’2016 9/02 ebarrett@centurytel.net
R’77 Retired 7-29 Crockett Elem A ’86 Retired 11-10
BLAKE, CHERYL BROOKS, BETTY BROWN, JANIS
203 Fairview Road P. O. Box 147 3306 FM 621
San Marcos 78666 Kyle 78640-0147 San Marcos 78666
512-392-2930 512-268-5031 512-393-9823
512-754-1083 dbrooks7@austin.rr.com jsugbrown@gmail.com
cheryl266@centurytel.net A ’66 Retired 12-22 Texas State, Supervisor of Student Teachers
A ’06 11-09 Retired A ’15 4-15 12-22 Retire
BUTLER, BRENDA CANTU, CLEM CARRIKER, KATHY
601 Franklin Drive 305 Oak Ridge Drive P.O. Box 1113
San Marcos, Texas 78666-2408 San Marcos 78666 Dripping Springs 78620
brenda.butler@smcisd.net 512-657-6551 Retired 512-864-4723
A’2017 8-22 clemcantu@gmail.com kathyc123@gmail.com
Crockett Elem A’2016 10-6 Retired A ’93 12-2
CASTILLO, ALICE COBB, SUE COLE, PAULA
836 Willow Creek Circle 209 E. Mimosa Circle 402 Oak Ridge Drive
San Marcos 78666 San Marcos 78666 San Marcos 78666
512-787-2008 512-353-5618 512-396-5029 512-917-8741
amvcastillo@hotmail.com sueabc1205@mail.com paulacole1@gmail.com
A’ 2017 2-04 Retired A ’12 5-02 A’ 2016 11-6 Retired
CRUZ FERNANDEZ, DELIA CRUZ, DOLORES DOEGE, BETH
Delia M Cruz-Fernández 2709 Philo 1951 Hunter Road
PO BOx 1920 San Marcos 78666 San Marcos 78666
San Marcos, TX 78667-1920 512-754-0294 512-787-5565
201-207-7325 (NJ Area code) dcruzsm@yahoo.com bfdoege@yahoo.com
demacruz@gmail.com Crockett Elementary, Asst. Principal A’2009 3-14 Retired
2017 05/19 Working A ’15 8-23 5-2 Retired
EIBEN, LORETTA ESTEPP, ROBIN FLAMMANG, BONNIE
2156 Seawillow Rd PO BOX 1018 411 Oak Ridge Dr
Lockhart Tx 78644 Wimberley, TX 78676 San Marcos 78666
512-787-9384 512-847-5612 512-754-7773
leiben@yahoo.com estepp@yahoo.com bob.flammang@gmail.com
A’ 07 2-28 A’ 05 Retired 5-07 A ’15 Retired 11-12
FRANCO, KAREN FRADY, TONDA FRIX, WANDA
380 Canna Lili Circle P. O. Box 1992 4701 Radcliff # 107
Driftwood 78619 Wimberley 78676 Kyle 78640
361-701-3009 (h) 512-847-7173 512-262-1275
nfranco3@austin.rr.com (c) 512-426-5225 R’60 7-4
A’1984 10-27 No email 11-12 Retired
A ‘94 Retired 3-13
GRIMM, CAROL HAYNES, MARTHA HILBURN, PEGGY
612 Dale St. 1908 Flite Acres RD 105 Colleen Court
San Marcos 78666 Wimberley 78676 San Marcos 78666
512-392-6542 512-750-9599 512-396-0551
carolgrimm@gmail.com kentandluan@gmail.com peggyhilburn@centurytel.net
A’2000 Retired 8-07 R’71 Retired 9-29 A’2016 10-2 Retired

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HOLLIS, BARBARA JEAN JOHNS, LYDIA KINCAID, EARNESTINE
16220 Oxbow Trail 10 Cypress Point 5902 Pace Bend Rd N Unit 12
Buda, Texas 78610 Wimberley, TX 78676 Spicewood 78669
512-295-2421 512-426-5085 earnestinekincaid@gmail.com
bhollisbuda@yahoo.com Rjohns@austin.rr.com R’64 Retired 10-17
A’2017 Retired A ‘98 4- 12
MARTINEZ-PRATHER, KATHY MCCARLEY, NANCY MORALES, SANDRA
400 Browne Terrace 79 Brookhollow Dr. 105 Sendero Arbolado
San Marcos, Texas 78666-4250 Wimberley 78676-2506 Wimberley 78676
512-787-4369 512-847-5104 512-847-8808
Kathy.martinezprather@yahoo.com mizmac.tx@gmail.com wesanmor@gmail.com
Km60@txstate.edu TSU R ’69 Retired 1-13 A ’86 Retired 12-30
A’ 2016 3-18
PARKER, PEGGY PLASSMANN, CAROL PULIS, SUSAN
409 Oak Ridge 162 Jasmine Court 235 Crystal Meadows Dr.
San Marcos78666 Driftwood 78619 Kyle 78640
512-757-8361/217-508-0598 512-829-4017 512-268-6787 (H)
Mom2whit@yahoo.com cplassman@austin.rr.com susanpulis@twc.com
A ’17 2-22 A ‘16 Retired 10-3 A ’12 Retired 8-08
REYES, MARIA NELDA RHODES, TANYA ROCHA, GRACIE
108 Quarry Springs Drive 107 Country Lane 101 Amherst Court
San Marcos, Texas 78666-6430 Seguin, TX 78155 Kyle 78640
512-396-3232 409-781-1941 512-268-2336 rocha47@gmail.com
neldareyes2000@yahoo.com tanyapair@gmail.com College of Education
A’2016 Zavala Elementary 3-12 A ‘9-07 6-27 Texas State University
A ’14 10-22 10-22
SEIFERT, JONI SPEAR, RUTH STARR, PAMELA
146 Shady Bluff Drive 2300 Oakwood Loop 8167 FM 2997
Wimberley, Texas 78676 San Marcos 78666 Richland Springs 76871
281-389-6473 512-396-2063 830-868-4300 (H
joni.seifert@hotmail.com respear@centurytel.net 830-868-3316
A’ 2018 A '58 Retired 1-10 pstarr75@yahoo.com 1-10
Richland Springs ISD
A '87 10-19
TALBERT, CLARISSA THOMPSON, CONNIE MARTIN THOMPSON, GLENDA SUE,
119 Hot Spring Valley 14053 Huber Rd. DR
Buda, Tx 78610 Seguin, Texas 78155-1767 311 Oak Ridge
Cell (512)426-6559 connie.martin@smcisd.net San Marcos78666
Crodrigueztalbert@gmail.com A’2017 Goodnight MS 512-396-3719
2017 May 9 Working gt03@txstate.edu Gt03@txstate.edu
A ’87 Retired 9-8 A’ 87 Retired 9-8
TINGLE, PAT TURNEY, JENNY WILLIAMS,VIRGINIA
600 Leah Ave #900 302 Oak Ridge Drive 1Rosewood Circle
San Marcos 78666 San Marcos 78666 Wimberley 78676
512-667-6892 512-392-9189 512-847-2798 (home)
Tingle_pat@yahoo.com Turneyj20@gmail.com 806-543-7359 (cell)
A’77 Retired 8-23 A’14 Retired 10-14 ldvawill@hotmail.com
A ’72 Retired 10-11

ZUNKER, LAURA A ‘2018 9-8 ZUPANCIC, DEBRA


Laura Zunker San Marcos CISD Special Education 104 Freedom Drive
631 Springs Nursery Coordinator Wimberley, 78676
New Braunfels, Tx 78130 512-914-0473
Cell: 210-473-2921 debrazupancic@gmail.com
Email: ljzunker@yahoo.com A’15 05-24

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DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SONG
Written by Annie Webb Blanton and Cora M. Martin
Women teachers, to the calling
Firmly rally, never falling
Duty ne’er upon us palling,
Staunch, courageous, we!
Loyalty and truth e’er heeding
Mindful of our sisters needing,
Aide and Guidance from those leading,
Helpful may we be!

To Delta Kappa Gamma


Faith we pledge forever!
Hand in Hand, our loyal band,
Forward moving ever!
Onward! ‘tis our sisters need us
Courage, Faith and Honor lead us!
Wrongs in truth and Justice need us!
Firmly shall we stand!

Guardians of the faith yet sleeping


For our sisters watch e’er keeping,
Deeds of others now we’re reaping,
We for others stand
To us pioneers have given;
We return their gifts to Heaven;
Work for others is the leaven
That inspires our band!

Oh, Delta Kappa Gamma


In the fold we gather
Unity and Liberty
Shall be our watchwords ever!
Education e’re we’ll further,
Each is bound to each as brother,
With this faith in one another
We shall win for aye!

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Chapter Rules
Nu Chapter
Texas State Organization
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International

Article I--Name of the Chapter


The name of this chapter shall be Nu Chapter of the Texas State Organization of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society
International.
Article II—Purpose
The purpose of Nu Chapter shall be to carry out the purposes, policies and programs of The Delta Kappa Gamma
Society International and the Texas State Organization.
Article III--Membership
Section A. Membership
Membership in The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International shall be by invitation. Members inducted into the
society become members of the chapter, the state organization and the international society.
Section B. Classification
The membership of Nu Chapter shall be composed of active, reserve, honorary members, and collegiate members.
An active member shall be a woman who is or has been employed as a professional educator, at the time of her
election. An active member shall participate in the activities of the Society. Reserve membership shall be granted
only to those who are unable to participate fully in the activities of the chapter because of physical disability and/or
geographic location. Reserve status shall be granted by a majority vote of the chapter. A reserve member, so
requesting, may be restored to active membership. Honorary members shall be women, not eligible for active
membership, who have rendered notable service to education or to women, and are elected to honorary membership
in recognition of such service. They shall be privileged to participate in all activities except that of holding office.
Collegiate members shall be undergraduate or graduate students who meet the following criteria:
a. Undergraduate student collegiate members shall
(1) be enrolled in an institution offering an education degree and have the intent to continue academically
and professionally in the field of education; and
(2) be enrolled within the last two years of their undergraduate education degree.
b. Graduate student collegiate members shall have graduate standing in an institution offering an education degree
and have the intent to continue academically and professionally in the field of education.
When a collegiate member starts her career as a paid educator, she will pay active member dues and become an
active member. If a collegiate member does not pursue a career as an educator, her membership will expire upon
graduation or withdrawal from the education degree program.
Section C. Election
1. Active member: Recommendations for a new active member can be presented at any regularly scheduled
chapter meeting by the Membership Committee. If the Membership Committee verifies that the nominee has met
the requirement for active membership, voting can occur at the next meeting. The nominee may be accepted by a
majority vote. At this time, the president sends the potential member a formal written invitation. If an acceptance is
received from the member, an informal orientation becomes the responsibility of the president. She shall be assisted
by the membership committee, and/or or the person making the nomination. The content of the orientation can be
enriched by video materials, as a supplement to the published brochure prepared by The Delta Kappa Gamma
Society International for orientation.
2. Honorary members:
Honorary members shall be elected by a manner established by the Executive Board of Nu Chapter.

Section D. Reinstatement
A former member shall be restored to membership by the chapter receiving the request. (Note: a reinstatement fee is
no longer required, nor is there a chapter vote.)
Section E. Termination
Membership in the Society is terminated for one of three reasons: non-payment of dues and fees, resignation, or
death. October 31st is the deadline for payment of dues. Chapter members, led by the president, treasurer and
membership chair, shall collaborate to ensure that multiple contacts are made with a member before her membership
is dropped.
Article IV--Finance
Section A. Initiation Fee

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An initiation fee of ten dollars shall be required of all new members except honorary members.
Section B. Annual Dues
International dues shall be an amount determined in accordance with the International Standing Rules. The state
organization dues shall be an amount determined in accordance with the state organization by-laws. Chapter dues
shall be an amount determined in accordance with the rules set by Nu Chapter.
Section C. Honorary Fee
A lifetime fee of U.S. $50.00 for international publications shall be paid for each honorary member at the time of
initiation. This fee shall be paid by Nu Chapter.
Section D. Scholarship
A scholarship fee of one dollar shall be paid annually by each active and reserve member. In addition, a scholarship
donation of one dollar for each member shall be paid annually by Nu Chapter from the chapter budget to the
international fund for honorary status.
Article V--Organization
Nu Chapter is the local unit of the organization scheme: Area VII, Texas State Organization and The Delta Kappa
Gamma Society International.
Article VI--Officers
Section A. Officers
The officers of Nu Chapter shall be president, first vice-president, second vice-president, recording secretary, and
a corresponding secretary. The incoming president shall appoint a parliamentarian, and the Executive Board shall
appoint the treasurer.
Section B. Nominations and Elections
1. A three member nominating committee, responsible for a slate of officers for the following biennium, shall be
elected at the beginning of each biennium at the same time the officers are elected.
2. Nominations for the slate of officers shall be announced to the Chapter members at the February meeting in
even numbered years.
3. Elections shall be held at the April meeting in even numbered years.
4. Installation shall be held at the May meeting in even numbered years.
Section C. Term of Office
The term of each elected officer shall be two years or until a successor is named. No officer, except the treasurer,
may serve in the same office longer than two terms in succession. Officers shall take office on July 1st following
their election. The treasurer shall be selected by the Executive Board each biennium.
Section D. Duties of Officers
1. President
The president shall:
a. Act as presiding officer at regular and called meetings and direct the activities of the organization.
b. Act as chairman of the respective executive board.
c. Appoint a parliamentarian from the membership.
d. Appoint standing and special committees, including the Bylaws and Rules Committee, who will be
responsible for submitting them to State, every biennium.
e. Approve for payment all expense claims.
f. Approve publications. The Nu News newsletter shall be issued eight times a year by the newsletter editor.
And, the Nu Chapter website will be updated regularly as needed, by the chapter's webmaster.
g. Fill by appointment all vacancies in office.
h. Represent the Society at meetings, conferences, and other events.
i. Take action, with the advice and approval of the Executive Committee, on matters which cannot be
deferred until the next meeting. If an executive meeting has not been scheduled, this action may be completed
electronically.
j. Serve as a member ex officio, with vote, on all committees except the nominating committee.
k. Execute, with the treasurer, legal documents pertaining to Nu Chapter.
l. Serve as a member of the state organization executive board.
m. Be responsible for orientation of new members.
2. First Vice-President
The first vice-president shall:
a. Serve as presiding officer in the absence of the president, and in the event of the resignation or death of the
president, shall succeed to the presidency and serve until the next regular election of officers.
b. Serve as Chairman of the Educational Excellence Committees.

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3. Second Vice-President
The second vice-president shall:
a. Serve as presiding officer in the absence of both the president and the first vice-president, and in the event of
the resignation or death of either the president or the first vice-president, shall succeed to the office of the first vice-
president and serve until the next regular election of officers.
b. Serve as the Legislation/Personal and Professional Enrichment Committee, at the discretion of the
president.
4. Recording Secretary
The recording secretary shall:
a. Keep minutes of each meeting of the organization and furnish the president with a copy of such minutes for
the files. Make a copy of the minutes available to the chapter Web Master.
b. Serve as secretary to the Executive Board.
5. Corresponding Secretary
The corresponding secretary shall:
a. Provide correspondence needed for the chapter.
b. Inform the chapter of incoming correspondence.
c. Send cards to those in need of recognition or a thoughtful message.
6. Treasurer
The treasurer shall:
a. Receive and pay out all monies belonging to the organization.
b. Keep an accurate account of receipts and expenditures.
c. Keep a file of receipts, bills, cancelled checks, and bank statements.
d. Present a report at each regular meeting and provide a copy of the report to the president for the files.
e. File required tax reports.
f. Submit for annual audit, financial review of the account of the organization.
g. Serve on the Executive Board.
h. Serve ex officio in the process of budget development and supervision of finances.
i. Follow appropriate procedures to ensure the safety and proper handling of chapter monies as established by
the chapter finance committee.
j. Keep record and status of member files.
(k) maintain an accurate and current membership roster

7. Parliamentarian
The parliamentarian shall:
Act as advisor to the officers and the members of the organization in matters pertaining to interpretation of the
International and State Constitution and the Chapter By-Laws and to parliamentary usage.
Article VII--Chapter Meetings
1. There shall be seven meetings each year. The meeting will occur every month from September to May with
the exception of January and March.
2. Regular meetings shall be held at 6:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday unless changed by the Executive Board.
In case of change, adequate notice shall be sent to all members.
3. The place for each meeting shall be determined by the Program Committee and approved by the Executive
Committee.
4. A quorum: One third or more of the active membership must be present before business can be conducted
by the chapter.

5. All members being notified, chapter meetings may be face to-face, through electronic communications, or
through a combination of the two, as long as members present may simultaneously hear one another and participate
during the meeting.

5. Dissolution
a. Before the chapter considers possible dissolution, contact should be made with the state organization
president.
b. The process for chapter dissolution is delineated in the state organization bylaws.

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c. The process for merging or consolidating chapters should follow Roberts Rules Newly Revised (current
edition) or other recognized manual of parliamentary procedure adopted by the state organization and its chapters.
d. Funds of dissolved chapters are sent to the state organization treasurer and deposited in the state
organization's available fund.
e. Funds of merged or consolidated chapters remain with the chapters.
f. The state organization decides whether to reuse the name of a dissolved chapter.
Article VIII--Committees
Section A. Standing Committees of Nu Chapter shall be:
1. Society Business
a. Archives
b. Chapter Rules
c. Ceremonies
d. Communications
e. Finances
f. Membership and Necrology
g. Nominations
h. Yearbook
2. Society Mission and Purposes
a. Achievement Awards
b. Global Awareness/World Fellowship
c. Legislation
d. Music
e. Personal and Professional Enrichment
f. Programs and Service Projects
g. Research
h. Scholarship
3. Special/Local Committees
a. Scrapbook
b. Social
c. Technology
Section B. Responsibilities and Guidelines for the Committees
1. The responsibilities and guidelines for all committees will be found in the state's manual for presidents and will be
distributed to the new committees at the beginning of the biennium by the president. For some of the committees,
the responsibilities and guidelines will be in the state's manual for that committee chairman, also. The exceptions to
this statement are the Social and Scrapbook Committees. These guidelines established by the Executive Committee,
may vary with each meeting.
2. Each chairman of a local committee shall keep a folder of suggestions and a list of procedures and guidelines for
that committee. This folder shall be passed to the new chairman at the beginning of the biennium.
Section C. Committee Appointments
1. All committees shall be appointed by the chapter president except the Nomination Committee.
2. The president may appoint any additional committees necessary for her biennium.
Article IX--Executive Board
Section A. Members
The members of the Executive Board shall be the elected officers of the chapter, the chairman of each committee
and the immediate past president and the parliamentarian who is an ex officio member of this board.
Section B. Duties of the Executive Board
The Chapter's Executive Board shall:
a. Select the treasurer for the biennium.
b. Act in matters requiring immediate action and decision.
c. Recommend policies and procedures for consideration by members.
d. Establish rules for budget development and approval and for the supervision of chapter finances.
Section C. Meetings
Meetings of the Executive Board shall be held at least twice annually. The Board may meet at other times upon the
call of the president. In the second year of the biennium an Executive Board meeting shall be held in January to
prepare reports for submission to the state. A quorum shall be a majority of the voting members of the Board.

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Article X--Amendments
The chapter rules may be amended by a two thirds majority vote of members present at a chapter meeting provided a
quorum is present and the amendment was presented at a previous meeting. No amendment to the Chapter Rules
can be made that is not in harmony with The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Constitution and Standing
Rules.
A. A member’s signature on her membership application constitutes “Permission to use member’s image in
DKG media”. This negates the need to have members sign Permission forms since all members must sign
application form.
All members will be “grandfathered “ in.

Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (current edition) shall govern Nu Chapter's proceedings in all instances in
which the authority is not inconsistent with the constitution, the International Standing Rule, or other Society rules.
Date of revision:
August 20. 2018

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