DKG Alberta Executive Board Meeting
September 25, 2021
The Executive Board met by Zoom on September 25. There were 22 members present and 8 absent members.
The meeting was chaired by Co President Sheila MacKay. Co President Anne Clifford worked on the technical details.
Marjorie Sinclair, the Area Representative Canada (ARC) on the International Administrative Board. She brought greetings from International and all members in Canada. She thanked us for all the submissions to the Newsletter and for encouragement and support.
Ruth Gleave (Alpha) gave an inspiration about, “Things to remember when going through tough times”.
One interesting item was that an “ad hoc committee” was established. It will be a Social Media Committee and will deal with the many platforms on the internet.
Scholarship fees, Achievement pins and the Canadian Project were discussed. A decision was made to have an event in August which would focus on “Leadership” and “Wellness”.
The next Executive Board meeting is January 29, 2022.
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Alberta Summer Conference
Inspired Leadership From Heart and Mind
Inspired Leadership from Heart and Mind DKG Alberta Leadership/Wellness Seminar
Tuesday, August 9 to Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre
DKG Leadership North/South is excited to present a new approach to our leadership seminar. It is open to all DKG members and friends and is a destination event focussing on fun and inspiration.
With registration at 4:00 PM on Tuesday night, we will welcome participants to join Canmore’s “three sisters” in the Rockies. At 6:15 pm U of A‘s Dr. Diana Steinhauer, will inspire us with “Leadership and Wellness: Indigenous Practices.” Then we will experience wellness in an active way as Caroline Kimoto, kinesiologist, leads us in Qigong. This will be followed by a social evening where we can mix and mingle, enjoying delicious snacks.
Wednesday morning yoga instructor and DKG member Cynthia Moore will lead us in yoga followed by breakfast. Then DKG’s Kerry Black, from Black Ink Coaching, will challenge us with a different type of leadership, “Approaching Conflict with Grace.”
After lunch, for those who love the outdoors, Randy McLeod, from the Kimberley Nature Park Society, will take us on a nature walk. For those preferring a less strenuous afternoon, swimming, reading, or shopping is available.
After a snack, we will hear again from Kerry Black and be led in journaling and reflection by DKG’s Debbie Johnston. While the formal event closes at 5:00 pm, you are invited to eat at one of the many restaurants on Main
Street, only five minutes away, stay another night if you wish, or travel home refreshed.
This seminar is sponsored by DKGIEF, DKG Alberta, DKG chapters and individuals. We encourage others to donate—members, friends or businesses.
Registration Deadline: $90.00 by June 1, 2022. Late Fee: $120
Coast Canmore Hotel: $249.00 per night for two people, $20.00 extra for three. Deadline at this rate: noon May 9. (403) 678 3625
Click here to download information about the event or click on the following links for more information:
Conference Registration Form
Conference Speaker Bio
From the President -
It is our honour to serve as Co-Presidents for the 2021-2023 biennium. We would like to thank everyone who took on the task of being on the Executive Board or on a Committee.
We have taken the Leadership Training in Atlanta and are ready to start our work.
Here is a link to a few of the sessions in Atlanta.
The recordings of the two general sessions and all four individual training sessions (Presidents, Membership Chairs, Treasurers, and EEC Chairs) are available via the following link. The link allows you to access a playlist that includes all sessions.
We attended the “online” 2021 International Conferences held in Portland, OR and San Antonio TX. We were delighted to attend the session: Unveiled Truth: Lessons I Learned Leading the International School of Kabul by Gail Goolsby. She is the 2020 DKG Educators Book Award winner.
The 2021 Educators Book Award winner is Karen Gross. Her book is entitled: Trauma Doesn’t Stop at the School Door: Strategies and Solutions for Educators. It provides ways to deal with trauma in various ways- including its impact and how to create a welcoming and safe environment for students. Congratulations to the 2021 DKG International Achievement Award winner, Dr. Connie Hoag!
Here in Alberta, there will be an Orientation Session on September 11, 2021, at 10:00am (by Zoom). We have invited the DKG Alberta Executive Board members, Chapter Presidents and Committee members.
The Executive Board meeting will be held on September 25, 2021. It is a good possibility it will be held by Zoom as well.
Sheila has written an article for the next Collegial Exchange. She interviewed the World fellowship student in Calgary. Isbel Lopetegui Gonzalez is from Cuba. In Cuba, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2015), and a Master of Sciences in Biochemistry, with a focus in Immunology. She came to the University of Calgary in 2019 and is currently enrolled in a PhD program in Cell Biology.
We hope you had a wonderful summer. It seems that autumn is here; the weather has turned colder and the leaves are beginning to turn yellow.
Sheila MacKay & Anne Clifford (Co Presidents of DKG Alberta)
We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us." Lucy Maud Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables)
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