Just a reminder:
The DKG Society International has a new address:
Suite 230 12710 Research Blvd Austin TX 78759 USA
Upcoming DKG Founders' Day
Click this link to register for Founders' Day
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Mail or email the above Registration page to:
7939-70 Ave. Edmonton, AB T6C 0A6
Deadline for registration:
We are asking for registrations and payment of $30.00 to be returned by April 24 due to the venue requirements.
From the President -
Our Journey Together:
Resiliency, Renewal, Revitalization
Our theme “resiliency, renewal and revitalization” is crucial in promoting our professional and personal growth and our pursuit of excellence in education. As I wrote previously, that through our conversations, planning meetings and diligent work, our path is clear. We will be resilient which will renew and revitalize our organization.
To add to this, Past President Becky Sadowski encouraged us to be “nimble” which evidences as being agile, energetic, and effective. What a challenge!
I have been visiting eastern Canada. My youngest sister passed away in Australia and we had her interment on PEI. She always wanted to be buried in the “red soil”. As many of you know, a huge hurricane went through the region causing massive devastation and destruction. We did not have electricity for ten days. It is very difficult to function without power and it becomes a huge chore to even get your cell phone and iPad charged. PEI is beautiful in the autumn with all the colours especially the red leaves on the maple trees.
In the past year, we (Anne & I) have had opportunities to visit Chapters - which is a highlight of this position. In March, we visited Beta Chapter in Calgary and heard Dr. Huoda Elgahwagi share her experience: ‘An Immigrant’s Journey’.
In May, Gamma hosted a very successful Founder’s Day Breakfast with special speaker - Lieutenant Governor Salma Lakhani.
In June, we attended the Canadian Forum (by Zoom). On behalf of DKG Alberta, I sent a “Thank You” message to the outgoing ARC Marjorie Sinclair (NB).
Sheila had a delightful meeting with Dianea Phillips, (President of DKG Quebec) while she was attending a CPBI Conference for ARTA in Montreal.
The DKG International Convention was held on July 12-17 in New Orleans (the “Big Easy”). Seven members from Alberta attended. There were many excellent sessions. Sheila presented a session on “World Fellowship”.
Congratulations to our own Lorna Berlinguette (Gamma) as she assumes her new role as the Area Representative Canada (ARC) on the International Administrative Board.
The two keynote speakers at the Convention were Courtney Clark and Ingvi Omarsson.
Courtney’s message was that we need to embrace the “DETOUR” opportunities of life.
The second keynote speaker, Ingvi Omarsson, was the guest speaker when the NER was held in Iceland and many of our members had heard him speak before. He offered new approaches for educators to become leaders in education. Innovations in classroom techniques change the educator's role to more of a facilitator rather than a presenter -for student learning. One of his quotes was, “What is counted does not always count, and what counts is not always counted."
One of the highlights of the Convention was the “Second Line Parade”. The Second Line Parade consists of people who follow a brass band through the streets of NOLA. Alberta members enjoyed Mardi Gras, Cajun food and visits to the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. We took a “Swamp Tour”; Joan Kabotoff actually held a baby alligator. We ended our visit to New Orleans with a dinner cruise down the Mississippi River.
Dr. Debra LeBlanc (Illinois) was elected as the 2022-2024 International President. The “Achievement Award” was given to Barb Clausen (2020-2022 NWR Director). Bev Mantey-VanCronkhite (Wisconsin) was elected as the NWR Director for the next biennium
The highlight in August was the Canmore wellness retreat, “Inspired Leadership from Heart and Mind”. Many thanks to Sherrie MacRae (Leadership South) and Lorna Berlinguette (Leadership North) as they navigated the committee through the event planning.
The retreat featured Dr. Diana Steinhauer: “LEADERSHIP AND WELLNESS: INDIGENOUS PRACTICES” Caroline Kimoto: QIGONG, Cynthia Moore: YOGA, Kerry Black: “APPROACHING CONFLICT WITH GRACE”, Randy McLeod: GUIDED STROLL ALONG THE RIVER and Debbie Johnston: REFLECTIONS.
We have been meeting with the Social Media Committee and have the Facebook page launched. Joan Kabotoff will take over as the Chair of this committee.
Meetings with the Constitution, Bylaws and Rules Committee happen regularly. We are starting to plan for the DKG Alberta 2023 Convention which is being organized by Eta Chapter in Sherwood park.
On October 1 @ 11:00 am, DKG Alberta hosted a Zoom meeting with Gail Goolsby. She is the author of, “Unveiled Truth: Lessons I Learned Leading the International School of Kabul”.
The DKG Alberta province has been busy. Chapters have wonderful programs organized by the excellent leaders who provide programs that educate and provide knowledge for their members.
We are looking forward to the rest of the biennium and to visits with the Chapters and look forward to participating in the various events planned for the year.
Respectfully submitted by your co-presidents:
Anne Clifford and Sheila MacKay
“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables)
My father was a friend of LM Montgomery (Mrs. MacDonald). As a youth, he drove a “drink truck” that delivered soda pop to the country stores. One of his weekly orders was to drop off a six-pack of root beer for Mrs. MacDonald. Of course, he had to have tea and scones with each visit.
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