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CHI STATE LEADERS ENCOURAGE MEMBERS TO ATTEND CHI
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
For Key Women Educators
Volume 68, Number 1
Winter , 2015
CHI STATE LEADERS ENCOURAGE MEMBERS TO ATTEND
CHI STATE CONVENTION IN SAN FRANCISCO MAY 1-3, 2015
Convention Keynote Speakers Tackle DKG Membership Challenge
Great minds think alike, especially when they belong to Chi
State women! Add a little challenge into the equation and our
members will find solutions! Here’s the challenge: our California State
Organization, not unlike other DKG State Organizations, must attract
new members as well as retain our current ones. It is essential that
each and every one of us works together to tackle the challenge.
To that end, our two keynote speakers, Sarah Sladek and
Jones Loflin, will present important information about membership in
today’s world and other ideas about not only sustaining our
membership, but also about increasing it.
Both speakers presented at the 2014 International Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana last
summer. They will help us dig deeper during our Convention. Jones will speak to us on Friday
night, May 1, and then lead us in group work to find workable solutions for our membership
challenges. On Saturday, May 2, both Sarah and Jones will present two-hour workshops followed
by Sarah’s keynote presentation during the luncheon.
Sarah Sladek was leading the charge for organizations and companies to adapt to younger
generations long before anyone else. Concerned about declining engagement in our nation’s
membership associations, non-profits, and work places, she founded one of the nation’s first
generation-focused companies in 2002. In fact, her company, XYZ University, remains one of the
only companies in North America dedicated to helping organizations sustain by staying relevant to,
and engaging the participation of, Generations X, Y, and Z.
The End of Membership As We Know It: Building the Fortune-Flipping, Must-Have
Association of the Next Century (2011) advises associations how to stay relevant and grow
membership amidst rapidly-changing technology, demographic, and economic shifts. Her latest
book, Knowing Y: Engage the Next Generation Now (2014), provides advice on how to engage
Generation Y. It delves into the economic shifts that have impacted their value systems and
differentiated their communication, buying, and engagement behaviors.
Sarah’s expertise has been prominently featured in international media, including Forbes,
Fast Company, and National Public Radio, and she has keynoted events worldwide. Backed by
years of experience and supported by solid research, she remains committed to helping
organizations engage every generation to thrive and prosper in the new economy.
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ATTENTION, READERS:
Check the yellow insert of this issue for information about Chi State Convention
Mission Statement: The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes
professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.
Leading Women Educators
Impacting Education Worldwide
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CHI STATE NEWS
WINTER, 2015
SET YOUR GPS TO EXCELLENCE
By Judy Kearns, Chi State President, 2013-2015
In her book, The End
of Membership As We Know
It, author Sarah Sladek says,
“…associations need to be
able to prove beyond a doubt that
membership provides a return on investment
to their members.”
People today seem to be busier than
ever. Instantaneous communication partially
contributes to this. We rarely wait patiently
for a letter to arrive via the U.S. mail. Rather,
we send someone an email or a text
message and expect a quick reply. Time is
viewed as an invaluable commodity. People
don’t want it wasted. If they chose to invest
their time in an organization or an activity,
they expect the value of the benefit they
receive will outweigh the time they give.
The implication of this for Chapters is
that we must offer our members, and
potential members, meetings and events that
help them learn personally and professionally,
give back to their communities, and make a
difference in their lives. These are perceived
as valuable uses of their time and energies.
The biggest challenge we face as
Chapter leaders and members is to take time
to face and accept change in how we do
things.
Does your Chapter use its
committees productively?
Or are they
committees in name only?
Does your
Chapter use its newsletter or email to share
information? Or do you have long, tedious
business meetings to do this? Are your
meetings innovative and do they provide
opportunities for the members to learn and
grow? Or are the meetings the same year
after year because that’s the way it has
always been done?
Evaluate how you are doing things in
your Chapter. If all of your members feel their
time is well-spent, you are on the road to
success! But if some of your members
believe their time is not valued, it is time to
assess and change so everyone’s perception
is the time they give to DKG is a valuable part
of their professional and personal lives.
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The 5 W’s of Honor Chapter Recognition
WHO:
WHAT:
WHEN:
WHERE:
WHY:
Chapter Presidents/ Executive Boards
Complete the Honor Chapter Form
Prior to March 1, 2015 (Form is due to the Area Director by March1)
Form is available on the Chi State Website and in the Presidents’ Packet
To receive recognition for your Chapter in the Convention Program
To receive a well-deserved certificate of acknowledgement for your efforts as a Chapter
To complete a form that can be used as a good “tool” for planning/ evaluating Chapter
programs and events. You do the work… share the good news!!
--Marilyn Reid, Zeta Beta, Awards and Recognitions Committee
WINTER, 2015
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CONVENTION KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (continued from Page 1)
Jones Loflin has made it his life’s work to deliver powerful ideas
and practical solutions to individuals around the world so that they can
achieve more of what is most important to them. His books are
described as illuminating and his presentations are unforgettable.
In his 20 years as a speaker and trainer, Jones’ “3 P Approach”
of powerful ideas connected to practical solutions delivered with a
personal approach has attracted the attention of organizations around
the world. His client list includes Federal Express, Wal-Mart, Choice
Hotels, Volkswagen, Bridgestone, Saudi Aramco, and State Farm as
well as the United States Navy and Air Force.
Looking for ways to expand the reach of his message, Jones chose to become an author.
Juggling Elephants is a witty and profound parable about one man’s search for solutions for the
struggle of too much to do. He is also the author of Getting the Blue Ribbon, a unique story
offering simple strategies to get better results in your work and life. His newest book, Getting to It,
is receiving rave reviews as a field guide to accomplishing what is most important.
Prior to becoming an internationally-recognized speaker, Jones was an educator. His past
work includes serving as the trainer of trainers for the best-selling book, Who Moved My Cheese?
--Julie Drysdale, Eta
Chi State First Vice-President
OUR HISTORY ~ OUR HERITAGE
“In Our Own Words”
In 2012, the Education Center Management Committee began compiling speeches given by
Chi State Leaders so we might appreciate and learn from their words. This project, “In Our Own
Words,” will soon be available to members. Currently, quotes from some of the speeches for your
use may be found at www.chistateca.org.
The Committee members believe this project is a valuable resource for our members’ use
as inspiration in preparing speeches or informing others about The Society. These spoken words
can become the stepping stones for members to gain an understanding and appreciation of the
History and Women of DKG.
As we grow professionally and personally, let us remember these words of three Past State
Presidents:
• “We have many of the most effective women leaders in our profession – women who are
not just weather vanes, showing which way the wind is blowing, but mountains, determining
which way it will blow – women who help determine the direction in which education will
move.”
--Alida (Nippy) Parker (1963)
• “The nurturing environment of our association encourages all members to grow and to
reach the highest level of professional and personal accomplishments that their many
unique talents allow. Our programs guide and support all members committed to fulfilling
their potential for greatness, for creativity, for leadership, for service.”
--Mary Buckley (1988)
• “At The Society’s outset, on May 11, 1929, our twelve founders took the pledge to improve
themselves, to advance the best interests of the profession, and to elevate the status of
women educators.”
--Mary Marchi (2003)
The preservation of the spoken words of our leaders provides us with a greater understanding
that, indeed, Our History IS Our Heritage.
--Mary Lou Willett, Iota Gamma, Chi State Archivist
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WINTER, 2015
CHI STATE AWARDS ABOUND -- APPLY!
Area Service Award Recognition
To qualify for Area Service Awards,
members must have served in a leadership
role at the Area level in two or more capacities.
The areas of recognition include Outstanding
Service to the Area, Career/Professional, or
Public Service.
These members will be
recognized in the Chi State Convention
Program Book. The form for selection, due
March 1, 2015, can be downloaded from the
Chi State website and is to be completed by
the Area Director. The Area may choose
members from one or all of the categories to
recognize. Send the forms to Jill Swaim,
Awards and Recognitions Committee. Her
address is on the form.
--Jill Swaim, Beta Delta
Awards and Recognitions Committee
Community Service/ Youth at Risk Project
Awards
Community Service/ Youth at Risk
Projects are ways that Delta Kappa Gamma
Chapters can meaningfully reach out to their
communities to alleviate some of the hardships
facing youth and their families today. The
projects should emphasize the importance of
literacy and the many forms it can take. A
Chapter may apply for the Award Certificate
every year for the same project. If your
Chapter fills and donates Jared Boxes every
year, inform the Awards and Recognitions
Committee,
Every Chapter does some type of
community service projects, but not every
Chapter completes an application. The form is
available from the Chi State website and
includes instructions on submission. It would
be wonderful to recognize 100% of the
Chapters participating in this important
endeavor. Turn in the completed forms by
March 1, 2015 to Karen Harmon (either
electronically or by U.S. mail). Certificates will
be available for pick up at the Chi State
Convention.
--Karen Harmon, Eta
Awards and Recognitions Committee
Thinking of Furthering Your Education?
Are you considering attending a
professional
development
workshop
or
enrolling in a class or pursuing graduate study?
If so, Chi State can assist you by offering
scholarships and awards to members that will
help you to meet these goals.
Consider
applying for one of the following:
• Chi State Scholarships – Doctorate
($4,000) or Master’s Degree ($2,000)
• Chi State Awards
§ Leadership Retreat – at least the
cost of registration
§ Legislative Study Session – at least
the cost of registration
§ Continuing Education – at least $300
for workshops, seminars,
conferences, professional training
opportunities, etc.
§ Outstanding Student Teacher -$150
In addition, International Scholarships
are available for members in good standing for
at least three years. These scholarships offer
$6,000 for a Master’s Degree and $10,000 for
a Doctorate Degree.
Information and application forms can
be found on the Chi State website or email
[email protected] for information.
The Chi State Scholarship Committee
has money to give away; be sure to submit
your application. Your Chi State Scholarship
Committee liaisons are listed below:
§ Sue Hughes – Areas I, II, III, IV, V –
email: [email protected]
§ Margaret Crabtree – Areas VI, VII,
VIII, XVII – email: [email protected]
§ Jeanne Gahagan – Areas X, XV,
XVI, XVIII – email:
[email protected]
§ Pat Fountain – Areas IX, XI, XII, XIII,
XIV –email: [email protected]
--Sue Hughes, Alpha Kappa
Chi State Scholarship Committee
WINTER, 2015
CHI STATE NEWS
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CHI STATE CONVENTION
MAY 1 – 3, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Francisco Airport
President’s Invitation to Chi State Convention 2015
“Communicate, Collaborate, Celebrate”
The Chi State Executive Committee has been busy planning the 2015
Chi State Convention. Suggestions from past Conventions were used to
create an innovative schedule that provides opportunities for participants to
grow personally and professionally. Take time to read all the information in
this yellow “Convention” section. You are sure to get as excited as we are about this year’s
Convention!
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Communicate
There will be plentiful opportunities for you to communicate with members throughout
California. New ideas will be communicated to you through the outstanding speakers and
presenters. Special pre-convention workshops are planned. One is designed to help you to
better communicate and hone your leadership abilities. Another will address current issues
in our profession, especially Common Core.
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Collaborate
You will be given the opportunity to collaborate with others in a novel approach to finding
solutions to the ever-present concern of membership. Our Friday evening featured speaker,
Jones Loflin, will engage all of us in a meaningful and productive discussion on how to
approach this challenge.
•
Celebrate
Just being together in the sisterhood of Delta Kappa Gamma is cause for celebration! But
we will also celebrate scholarship awardees, Distinguished Service Award recipients, Road
Scholar and Penne Ferrell Grants, Outstanding Chapter Members, First Timers, Golden
Members, Honor Chapters, installation of new Chi State officers, and so much more!
Start planning NOW to take advantage of all a Chi State Convention has to offer. Bring a
friend and invite a non-member so that she can experience DKG in action. See you in San
Francisco!
Sincerely,
Judy Kearns, Chi State President 2013-2015
AN INVITATION TO ALL CHAPTER
PRESIDENTS
Plan to join the Area Directors Friday
afternoon, May 1, from 4:00 – 5:00 to share
your Chapter’s ideas and the year’s
achievements, as well as to discuss
concerns you may have. Any of your
Chapter officers and/or members are also
welcome to participate.
--Janis Barr, Zeta Iota
Chi State Second Vice-President/
Area Director Coordinator
GOT BOOKS?
BRING books… BUY books!!
The Buck-a-Book sale will be held again
at the Chi State Convention. Bring
books that you have enjoyed to be
bought and read by others… Purchase
new books for you to read and enjoy.
All proceeds go to the General Fund to
help balance the state budget.
--Carol Carlson, Gamma Upsilon
Chi State Finance Committee Chairman
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CHI STATE NEWS
WINTER, 2015
CHI STATE CONVENTION Q & A
Whether you are a seasoned Convention attendee or a first-timer,
you might have some questions about the Convention. Here are some of the most often asked
Convention questions and their answers:
• Why should I attend the meals at Convention?
The meals provide an opportunity to meet members from around the state and network with
them. It is also the time when you can hear from outstanding speakers for your personal and
professional growth. Scholarships, awards, and other recognitions are presented during the
meal times when all Convention attendees are there to acknowledge the recipients.
• Why can’t I sit with my friends?
Sitting with other members offers you the opportunity to meet new people, network, learn new
ideas for yourself and your Chapter, and begin to understand the broader picture of Delta
Kappa Gamma. When you reach out and meet new people, you are rejuvenated both
personally and professionally.
• Why are the meals so expensive?
The cost of meals is something over which your Chi State leaders have very little control. Meal
costs are set by the hotel and an additional 35% is added for tax and gratuity. The Executive
Committee works with the hotel to obtain the best possible price but banquet meals are
expensive. Think of the cost as including not only the food, but entertainment and an enriching
experience as well.
• Can I earn professional credit for attending the Convention?
Yes, you can! Professional credit will be available through Simpson University. Details will be
available in the Chi State News and at the Convention.
• Can non-members attend the Convention?
They most certainly can and we urge members to invite non-members to see DKG in action!
Use the special non-member registration form available on the Chi State website to register
them.
• Why can’t I use a credit card to pay for registration?
That is an excellent question and one that we are working on. At this time, we are not set up to
take credit cards but the use of PayPal is being investigated. It will not be available for this
Convention but hopefully, by the next Convention, it will be.
• Last year, I didn’t have time to shop. How is that being addressed?
The Convention schedule has been totally changed for this year’s Convention. The Schedule
at a Glance can be found in this issue of Chi State News (Page 16). It has been revised to
allow for more flexibility in your time at Convention while also providing maximum personal and
professional growth opportunities.
WINTER, 2015
CHI STATE NEWS
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WORKSHOPS TO HIGHLIGHT CONVENTION PROGRAM
Make the most of your Convention week-end! Come to Burlingame a little early and take in
the fabulous Leadership Development Pre-Convention Workshop. Corlea Plowman, recentlyretired Executive Director of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, will lead our workshop
entitled “Say ‘Yes!’ to the Quest (for Excellence).” This two-hour workshop not only builds upon
previous leadership programs, but will also benefit those of you who are new to what the Chi State
Leadership Development Committee has to offer, both personally and professionally.
Learn how to better COMMUNICATE your ideas, how to COLLABORATE within your
Chapter or group, and then how to CELEBRATE the success that follows. Those of you who have
participated in our January retreats or the Leadership Planning Sessions at Asilomar can build on
what you have learned. Sisters who haven’t had the opportunity to work with the Leadership
Development team are in for a treat!
Plan on joining us for an early-bird session on Friday, May 1 from 3:30 to 5:30. We
promise to deliver a program that will inspire you and set the stage for a great Convention opening
night. Pre-registration is required and the $10.00 fee must be sent separately from your
Convention registration. Participants will receive a packet of helpful information and ideas to
take back to their Chapters. The registration form is available on the Chi State website.
--Susan Grant, Omicron, Chi State Leadership Development Committee
EMBRACE PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL GROWTH AT CONVENTION
Join your fellow Chi State members and guests to embark on a journey of professional and
personal growth at the Chi State Convention. This year’s Convention offers a variety of
experiences to enhance your learning. On Saturday, May 2, you may choose to attend one twohour workshop or two one-hour interest sessions.
Brand New Two-Hour Workshops: Four two-hour sessions will be presented this year,
including keynote speakers, Sarah Sladek and Jones Loflin, who will each present one of these
longer sessions.
Interest Sessions: In addition to the two-hour workshops, various Interest Sessions are
planned for Saturday morning, concurrent with the two-hour sessions. Topics include:
10 Things Your Students with Autism Wish You Knew
Attitude, Persistence and Practice: Why Teachers Continue
Teaching
• Bring Your Chapter to Super Hero Status
• Kid Scoop: Creating a Classroom Newsletter
• Making Special Cards in Your Classroom
• Promoting the Common Core Standards
• Road Scholar: Adventures in Lifelong Learning
• The History of Spices
• The Many Faces of Cinderella: Stories from Many Cultures
Non-member educators are encouraged to attend. Professional development certificates and/or
college credit are available to participants attending the Convention.
--Daphne Cagle, Alpha Eta, Chi State Corresponding Secretary
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WINTER, 2015
EARLY DUES INCENTIVE
Many Chapter Treasurers worked hard to collect dues, complete all forms, and then submit
dues and fees accurately by the October 15 early dues deadline. There are 60 Chapters that met
this challenge! Each of these Chapters will receive one $20 discount certificate to be used by one
member of the Chapter toward the registration fee for the 2015 Chi State Convention. The
certificate must be submitted with the Convention registration form.
The winning Chapters include:
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Area I
Area II
Area III
Area IV
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Area V
Area VI
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Area VII
Area VIII
Area IX
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Area X
Area XI
Area XII
Area XIII
Area XIV
Area XV
Area XVI
Area XVII
Area XVIII
Gamma Tau, Epsilon Beta, Epsilon Zeta, Epsilon Pi, Zeta Iota
Alpha Nu, Beta Alpha
Delta Gamma, Zeta Beta, Zeta Phi
Alpha Kappa, Gamma Psi, Gamma Omega, Delta Rho, Zeta Alpha, Zeta Theta,
Zeta Psi
Gamma Alpha, Zeta Chi, Theta Pi
Alpha Eta, Beta Pi, Beta Psi, Delta Xi, Epsilon Chi, Zeta Kappa, Theta Iota,
Iota Gamma
Beta Zeta, Epsilon Xi, Eta Zeta
Epsilon Phi, Zeta Nu
Xi, Delta Omega, Epsilon Epsilon, Epsilon Kappa, Eta Rho, Theta Omega,
Iota Alpha
Beta Delta, Zeta Pi
Lambda, Omega
Beta Iota, Beta Omicron, Gamma Zeta, Delta Psi, Theta Upsilon
Iota Omicron
Beta, Rho, Beta Phi, Delta Sigma, Delta Tau
Alpha Sigma, Zeta Omicron, Eta Sigma
Gamma Chi, Eta Iota, Eta Tau
Tau, Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Zeta, Beta Tau, Epsilon Nu
Gamma Theta, Delta Mu, Theta Epsilon
EARLY CAREER EDUCATORS COMMITTEE
OFFERS PRE-CONVENTION WORKSHOP: COMMON CORE STANDARDS
The Early Career Educators Committee (ECE) is once again excited to offer a two-hour PreConvention Workshop on the Common Core Standards (CCSS). Everyone, member and nonmember, is invited to participate in this workshop to dig deeper into the CCSS implementation by
learning specific strategies that support students in accessing complex text and on incorporating
the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Numerous free and low-cost resources as well as
professional development opportunities will be shared. As part of the $25.00 Pre-Convention
Workshop registration fee, non-members will receive a pass to attend the remainder of the
Convention. However, non-members who wish to attend the meals must pay for them.
Simpson University provides CEU credits for the Chi State Convention. Attendees on
Friday only can earn .5 CEU credits for a fee of $27.50. Those who attend 15 hours of the
Convention can earn 1 CEU credit for a fee of $55.00. Applicants seeking .5 CEU credits must
attend the full day Friday, which includes the Pre-Convention session, the Arts and Crafts Gallery
event, the opening session with the keynote speaker, and keep a log of sessions attended. The
credit also requires a short reflection on how the information would be incorporated into the
person’s teaching. CEU applications will be available at the Convention. The registration form for
this Pre-Convention Workshop is included in the Call to Convention materials sent to all Chapter
Presidents and on the Chi State website. Be sure to share information about this exciting
workshop with all educators and encourage them to take advantage of this great opportunity.
Check the ECE Committee’s page on the Chi State website for CCSS and more instructional
resources.
--Marine Avagyan, Epsilon Epsilon, Early Career Educators Committee
WINTER, 2015
CHI STATE NEWS
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CHI STATE CONVENTION TO
FEATURE ARTS/ CRAFTS SHOW
SHOP FOR CHI STATE
INFORMATION Visit the Members’ Mall
What is the role of the various Chi
State Committees?
How can these
Committees help your Chapter? Find the
answers to these questions and any other
questions you may have at the 2015
Members’ Mall at the Chi State Convention.
The Mall will be open for business in the
Grand Peninsula Foyer Saturday morning,
May 2, from 10:30 – 11:20. The Mall will
feature 12 “stores,” staffed by knowledgeable
and friendly Chi State Leadership Team
members. “Shoppers” who visit all of the
“stores” will have their names entered in a
special drawing to win valuable prizes. See
you there!
--Daphne Cagle, Alpha Eta
Chi State Corresponding Secretary
Last year, something new and exciting
took place at the Chi State Convention in
Santa Clara – an Arts and Crafts Show
featuring 27 talented member artists. The
artwork
displayed
included
paintings,
drawings, photography, pottery, quilts,
needlepoint, and stained glass. The gallery
show was such a success that we have
decided to make it an annual tradition at Chi
State Conventions. The show will take place
Friday evening, May 1, and Saturday, May 2.
Application forms for participation will be
available online at the Chi State website.
In addition, we are seeking talented
performance artists to entertain the DKG
members on Friday evening from 5:00 to
6:30. Performers can be solo artists, duos or
groups. Sign-up applications will also be
located online at the Chi State website.
For more information, contact Eileen
Motzkin, Visual and Performing Arts
Committee via email at [email protected]
--Eileen Motzkin, Epsilon Kappa
Visual and Performing Arts Committee
YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Due to your efforts, the 2014 Convention Non-Dues Revenue for Ads and Vendors was
nearly $10,000! Celebrating our members and shopping are fun ways to generate needed funds.
Additional safeguards are in place to insure that every AD submitted is carefully monitored. Watch
for potential vendors (maybe you!) and also look for ladies who deserve a thank you or
congratulations. Olithia O’Toole in the North and Pat Twyman in the South are looking forward to
your ideas/ suggestions and to assist you as needed.
ADVERTISEMENTS
Be sure to honor those extra special ladies in your Areas and Chapters!
Full Page (8x6) $100
Half Page (4x6)-$50
Quarter Page (2x6)-$25 (business card size)
VENDORS
Are you aware of someone with a super product that all of us must have? If so, read on!
Vendors (non-members)
Affiliate Vendors (members)
Exhibitors (display only)
1 6 foot table
$200
$125
$100
Each additional
$200
$125
$100
table
1 3 foot table
$100
$65
$50
Applications for advertisements, exhibitors and vendors are on the Chi State website.
--Pat Twyman, Beta Gamma, Ad/Vendor Procurement Committee
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CHI STATE NEWS
EARN COLLEGE CREDIT
AT CONVENTION!
Earn .5 or 1.0 credits
from Simpson University.
See Pre-Convention Workshop
article in this issue of
Chi State News for details.
WINTER, 2015
COME SING WITH US!
Become a part of the Chi State Convention Choir
at the Convention in San Francisco.
Linda Norman, Choir Director, has
wonderful and great fun planned!
Application forms are available in the Call to
Convention Packet and on the Chi State website.
ATTEND CONVENTION ~ YOU MAY BE A WINNER!
All Chi State members who attend the Convention (except those on the Chi State
Leadership Team) will be entered in a drawing for a $100 certificate! By attending the Convention,
you are sure to win valuable information, find new friends, and enjoy a wonderful Convention
experience! The $100 certificate will allow the winner to attend the 2016 Chi State Convention at a
$100 discount. Two awards will be given. Winners must be present to receive the certificate.
--Carol Carlson, Gamma Upsilon, Chi State Finance Committee
LIFE FOUNDATION NEWS
The LIFE Foundation is excited to announce that they have received four applications for the
LIFE Board of Directors. The nominees include Adele Bloom, Beta Phi Chapter; Donna Fleischer,
Epsilon Chi Chapter; Lisa Jipson, Eta Zeta Chapter; and Ellen Perkins, Zeta Pi Chapter.
The Nominations Committee, comprised of Adele Little, Eta Mu Chapter; Linda Chrabas, Eta
Mu Chapter; Kathy Ellis, Epsilon Omicron Chapter; Dorothy Anderson, Eta Rho Chapter; Dixie
Karlson, Alpha Pi Chapter; and Kathleen Heinzinger, Eta Mu Chapter, will review the applications
and propose a Slate of Officers for The LIFE Foundation Board at the 2015 LIFE Annual Meeting
of Members Friday evening, May 1. The general membership of Chi State will then vote on the
slate. More information will follow on the Chi State website’s LIFE Foundation webpage and in the
spring issue of Chi State News.
--Kathleen Heinzinger, Eta Mu
Nominations Committee Chairman, LIFE Foundation Board of Directors
CELEBRATING THE ORDER OF THE ROSE
The annual Order of the Rose Ceremony will be conducted at the May Chi State Convention for all
Chapters who have increased their membership by at least THREE active members. The
ceremony will be held Saturday, May 2. Please note the following guidelines:
Time Line:
April 16, 2014 to April 15, 2015
Absolute Deadline:
April 15, 2015
Number of New Members:
At least three (or more!). New members may
Include initiates, reinstated members,
and transferees
Chapter Presidents:
Are responsible for completing and submitting the
Order of the Rose Qualification Form
Download the Form:
From the Chi State website
Email the Completed Form:
To Dee Simpson at [email protected]
If your Chapter qualified last spring but was not honored, you may apply to be honored this year. If
you plan to mail your application via U.S. mail and it may not reach Dee by the deadline, please
call her so your Chapter’s name is included in the program. Consult the form for Dee’s address
and phone number.
--Dee Simpson, Alpha Pi, Chi State Membership Committee
CHI STATE CONVENTION
May 1-3, 2015
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010
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Early Registration Fee – by April 15
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$65.00
$85.00
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Saturday, May 2, 2015
Banquet Event (dressy attire suggested)
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Sunday, May 3, 2015
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CHI STATE NEWS
WINTER, 2015
NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES SLATE OF OFFICERS – 2015-2017
Janis Barr
Daphne Cagle
Marlene Daniels
Janis Barr, nominee for Chi State
President, earned her Bachelor of Arts
Degree at California State University, Long
Beach, attended the University of Uppsala in
Sweden and received a Master of Arts
Degree from Fresno Pacific University. She
has extensive training in leadership
development, curriculum and technology.
Janis taught at the elementary and junior high
school levels for 15 years, then became an
Instructional Media Center Coordinator and a
Title I Resource Teacher; she also taught at
the junior college level.
She was an
Administrative Assistant/ Counselor at the
junior high level for two years and an
elementary principal for 11 years.
Janis has served as Treasurer and
President of Epsilon Psi Chapter in Area XVII
and Vice President and President of Zeta Iota
Chapter in Area I. At the Chi State level, she
has been Area XVII Director, a member and
Chairman of the Communications Committee,
Chairman of the Bylaws Committee, Chi State
Recording Secretary, and a Chi State
representative to the chartering of Japan
State, Chi State Second Vice-President and
Area Director Coordinator.
Daphne Cagle, nominee for First VicePresident, received her Bachelor’s and
Master’s Degrees from the University of
Southwestern Louisiana in Speech-Language
Pathology with a minor in Learning
Disabilities.
She obtained a Reading
Specialist Certificate and Autism Certification
from University of California, Davis. Daphne
Janice Michaelson
Sue Noyes
has worked in the Sacramento City Unified
School District as a Communicatively
Handicapped Special Day Class Teacher and
as a Speech and Language Specialist for 35
years. She serves as a BTSA Support
Provider and on the BTSA Leadership Team.
In 2007, she was named District Teacher of
the Year.
Daphne has been a member of Alpha
Eta Chapter, Area VI, for 21 years. She has
served as Chapter President, First and
Second Vice-Presidents, and Yearbook
Editor. At Chi State, she has served on the
Leadership Development Committee, as Area
VI Director, Chi State Convention Co-Chair,
and on the Educational Law/ Policy
Committee; she currently serves as Chi State
Corresponding Secretary.
In 2012, she
attended
the
International
Leadership
Management Seminar in Austin, Texas.
Marlene Daniels, nominee for Second
Vice-President,
attended
Kent
State
University and earned a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Elementary Education and Special
Education.
She completed her Master’s
Degree in Special Education Administration at
Kent State, then attended U.S.C. for postgraduate studies in education administration
and completed her California Administrative
Credential at California State University Long
Beach.
Marlene is currently a part-time
lecturer/ advanced field work supervisor for
CSULB in the Educational Specialist
Program.
(continued – Page 13)
WINTER, 2015
CHI STATE NEWS
PAGE 13
NOMINEES FOR CHI STATE OFFICERS (continued from Page 12)
Marlene was initiated into Eta Chapter
in 1978; she served as Chapter President,
First and Second Vice-President, Chairman of
the Nominations Committee, and on several
other Chapter Committees. She was honored
with the Chapter Golden Rose Award in 2006.
In Area XII, Marlene served as Scholarship
Chairman,
Conference
Chairman,
Parliamentarian, and Area XII Director. She
received the Outstanding Service to Area
Award in 2010. Marlene has served on the
Chi State Leadership Team as Area XII
Director, Chi State Ceremonials Chairman,
Chi State Nominations Committee member,
and Chi State Membership Committee Task
Force Chairman. Marlene was the 2014
recipient of the Distinguished Service to Chi
State Award.
Janice Michaelson, the nominee for
Recording Secretary, received her Bachelor
of Science Degree in Elementary Education
from Brigham Young University in 1979. She
also studied at California State University
Fullerton and Chapman College. She began
teaching first grade in Sandy, Utah. Four
years later, she moved back to California and
taught six years at the elementary level in
West Covina. She left the classroom to work
for Lee Canter & Associates, coordinating
workshops around the U.S. Janice is certified
as a Microsoft Office Master and has been
teaching computer software at law firms in
Los Angeles for 20 years.
Janice became a member in 1983
while teaching in Utah. Moving back to
California, she has served as Chapter
President, Second Vice-President, and
Yearbook Chairman of Theta Alpha Chapter,
Area XIII, and Gamma Iota Chapter, Area XI.
On the state level, she has served as Area XI
Director, and member and Chairman of the
Communications/ Marketing Committee for
eight years.
Sue Noyes, who is nominated for
Corresponding Secretary, currently serves as
Chi State Executive Secretary. She was
initiated as a member of Iota Zeta Chapter,
Area I, in 1978; she served as Secretary,
Vice-President, and Chapter President before
becoming Area I Director (1995-1997). Sue
was a physical education teacher and coach
at Fort Bragg High School for most of her
career. She also taught in the high school’s
Independent Study Program for several years
prior to retiring. She was an active member
of the local teachers’ association and
CAHPERD and attended classes and
seminars to stay abreast of educational
issues and trends.
Since 1987, Sue has been a member
of the Chi State Leadership Team, serving on
several different committees:
Personal
Growth
and
Services,
Leadership
Development,
Membership,
Research,
Nominations and as Chair of the Nominations
Committee. In 2008, Sue moved from the
Mendocino Coast and is now a member of
Iota Sigma Chapter, Area II, where she has
served as First Vice-President and Chapter
President.
NOMINEES FOR CHI STATE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE
Janice Allen
Sandy Carder
Carol Carlson
Pat Twyman
DeLaine Wallace
(see biographical sketches on Page 14)
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CHI STATE NEWS
WINTER, 2015
NOMINEES FOR CHI STATE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE (continued from Page 13)
A native of New Jersey, Janice Allen
received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in
History and a Lifetime Elementary Teaching
Credential from San Jose State University.
She taught in Sunnyvale and San Jose.
Janice was initiated into Alpha Kappa
Chapter in 1996. She served as Chapter
Newsletter Editor, Secretary, and President.
Janice was Area IV Director, a “Wahine”
during the 2003-2005 biennium. From 20112013,
she
served
as
Chi
State
Parliamentarian and was the 2014 Chi State
Convention Local Arrangements Chairman.
She received the Chi State Distinguished
Career/Professional Service Award in 2007
for beginning her Chapter’s “Read to Your
Baby” Literacy Project which currently serves
“Young Mothers” Programs at three high
schools in Santa Clara County.
Sandy Carder taught for Marysville
Joint Unified Schools for 32 years. She
continues to work with the Tri-County BTSA
Program as a mentor receiving further training
in cognitive coaching, working with varied
personalities,
and
meeting
potential
members.
As a Clinical Supervisor for
Western Governor’s University, Sandy has
the opportunity to observe teachers in many
districts. She served as Sunday School
Superintendent for her church and now
rotates as one of the worship leaders.
In 1983, Sandy was asked to join Beta
Omega Chapter.
She has served as
President and Co-President for her Chapter.
Leadership
skills
continued
being
strengthened as she served as Area Director
from 2009-2011, Executive Secretary and a
member of the Nominations Committee.
Carol Carlson is a second-generation
Californian who was raised in Inglewood and
attended Pepperdine College. Now retired,
her professional career began as an
elementary school teacher in the Los Angeles
Unified School District. She also served as a
training teacher for U.S.C. and Director of the
Los Angeles Teacher Center, Carol also
serves as an Elder at her church.
Carol, a member of Gamma Upsilon
Chapter, Area XI, has worked on the Chapter,
State, Area, and International levels. She
was a participant in the 1984 International
Leadership Management Seminar. At the Chi
State level, she has served as Finance
Committee Chairman for several biennia and
in four elected offices, including Chi State
President. She served as Co-Chair of the
Southwest Regional Conference in 1995 and
was California Night Chairman at the 2006
International Convention.
Pat Twyman was born in the nation’s
capitol and grew up in West Virginia. She
received a Bachelor of Science Degree with
honors in Nursing and later earned multiple
credentials and a Master of Arts Degree in
Education.
Pat was initiated into Beta Gamma
Chapter in 1977. She was actively involved in
committee work and served as First VicePresident as well as President. At the Chi
State level, she was Area XVI Director, as
well as member and chairman of the
Membership, Expansion and Nominations
Committees. Pat was Chi State VicePresident, then President from 2005-2007.
Her next assignments were the Finance
Committee, Advertisement/ Vendor Procurer,
and member of the Strategic Planning
Committee.
In 2010, she received the
Distinguished Service to Chi State Award.
DeLaine Wallace grew up in the
Midwest, graduating from high school in a
class of eight students. She has taught for 37
years – 12 years as a music teacher and 25
years in the classroom. She has been a
BTSA mentor, director for the after-school
program, and first grade teacher.
At the Chapter level in DKG, DeLaine
has served as President, Vice-President,
Corresponding Secretary, Music Chairman,
and Professional Affairs Chairman and is
currently Chairman of the Educational Law &
Policy Committee and Director of the Iota Xi
Singers. Her Chi State involvement includes
Area XV Director and Chi State Music
Chairman.
WINTER, 2015
CHI STATE NEWS
PAGE 15
IN MEMORIAM…
“Every good life leaves behind the fiber of it interwoven forever in the work of the world.” (Anonymous)
…June Cameron, Eta Psi Chapter, Area VIII, June 25, 2014, Thousand Oaks
…Verna M. Crookshanks, Eta Zeta Chapter, Area VII, November 30, 2014, Visalia
…Alpha Lee Day, Beta Omicron Chapter, Area XII, August 2, 2014, Bellflower
…Dr. Kristine “Kris” Drake, Theta Zeta Chapter, Area XVIII, September 22, 2014, Palm Springs
…Mary J. Green, Gamma Theta Chapter, Area XVIII, November 2, 2014, Winchester
…CleoBell Heipie-Tico, Alpha Sigma Chapter, Area XV, August 28, 2013, Upland
…Jean Sollow Freshwater, Alpha Upsilon Chapter, Area XIII, June 27, 2014, Pasadena
…Pattie Marie Neel LaPointe, Epsilon Nu Chapter, Area XVII, August 30, 2014, Modesto
...Dr. Susan Roper, Epsilon Delta Chapter, Area VIII, August 18, 2014, Cayucos
…Rebecca “Becky” Roth, Alpha Sigma Chapter, Area XV, August 31, 2014, Pomona
…Dorothy Sheehy, Alpha Sigma Chapter, Area XV, September 30, 2014, Claremont
…Diane Kathryn Dewey Sullivan, Gamma Chi Chapter, Area XVI, May 1, 2014, La Jolla
…Mary Ellen Hudson Taylor, Zeta Zeta Chapter, Area III, October 2, 2014, San Ramon
…Dr. Anne T. Vardanian, Alpha Gamma Chapter, Area XIV, March 9, 2014, San Clemente
…Madalyn Vose, Gamma Omega Chapter, Area IV, September 20, 2014, Campbell
…Dr. Joan Wilkes, Eta Chapter, Area XII, June, 2014, La Palma
…Ferne Young, Rho Chapter, Area XIV, April 14, 2014, Corona del Mar
CONTRIBUTIONS TO CHI STATE FUNDS…
Education Center/ Archives
…Education Center Management Committee in memory of Kathryn Newman
…Jackie Freeman in memory of Kathryn Newman and Jeanine Henderson-Hodges
Educational Outreach to Other Countries
…Carol and Ken Carlson in memory of Kay Newman, Marion Kraai, and Bob Case
…Ellen Owens in memory of Mary Ellen Taylor
Emergency Fund
…Donations by Delta Mu, Zeta Omega, and Iota Xi Chapters
General Fund
…Marilyn Stalder-Burke in honor of the birthdays of Dorie Beaumont, Irene Kasai,
Judy Kearns and Sandy Rushing
…Marilyn Stalder-Burke in honor of the 55th wedding anniversary of Ken and Carol Carlson
…Beta Omega Chapter in memory of Kay Newman, Chi State President 1993-1995
Hostelship Fund
…Jackie Albini in memory of Marion Kraai
…Carol and Ken Carlson in memory of Mary Ellen Taylor
Penne Ferrell Fund
… Members of the Southwest Region in honor of Heidi Chadwick
…Eta Chapter members in memory of Dr. Joan Wilkes
…Epsilon Zeta Chapter in memory of Olivia Dalessi
…Ellen Owens in memory of Judy Kearns’ mother-in-law
…Donation by Iota Xi Chapter
Scholarship Fund
…Beta Zeta Chapter members in memory of Irene Stockton
…Gloria Bracco and Epsilon Nu Chapter members in memory of Patti LaPointe
…Beta Omega Chapter in memory of Mary Seawright
World Fellowship Enrichment Fund
…Gloria Bracco, Paulette Roberson and Kathy Burns-Jepson in memory of Carolina Steinbeck
…Donations by Epsilon Nu Chapter, Delta Mu Chapter, and Area II
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CONVENTION SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE
Friday, May 1, 2015
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Hospitality/Displays/Vendors/ Chi
State Store
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Registration/Information/Hospitality/Displays
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Credentialing (required of all
Convention designees)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Leadership Development
Pre-Convention Workshop
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Choir Rehearsal
3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Pre-Convention Workshop
(Common Core Standards)
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Art Gallery Gala Opening
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grab n’ Go Dinner
(available for purchase)
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Order of the Rose Rehearsal
6:30 pm –7:15 pm
LIFE Foundation Annual Meeting
7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
General Session I: Speaker/First
Timer/Golden Member Recognition
9:15 pm – 10; 00 pm
Choir Rehearsal
9:15 pm
Area Networking
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Breakfast on your own
7:00 am – 4:30 pm
Registration/Information/Hospitality/Displays
7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Vendors/Chi State Store
7:00 am – 11:30 am
Credentialing
8:00 am – 10:15 am
4 Professional Growth Seminars
(2 hour blocks)
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Interest Session I
9:15 am – 10:15 am
Interest Session II
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Members’ Mall/
Arts & Crafts Gallery/Vendors
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
General Session II:
Luncheon/Speaker
1:45 pm – 3:45 pm
General Session III:
Business Meeting/ Legislative Report/
Order of the Rose Ceremony
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Arts & Crafts Gallery
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Rehearsals (Choir, Celebration of
Life, Installation)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Official Photography (by
invitation)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
No Host Reception
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Meet Past Chi State Presidents
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
General Session IV:
Banquet/Installation/Awards/Entertainment
9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Lobby Sing
Sunday, May 3, 2015
6:45 am – 7:45 am
Choir Rehearsal
7:30 am – 8:00 am
Registration/Information
8:00 am – 9:45 am
Celebration of Life
9:00 am – 11:30 am
General Session V:
Breakfast/Speaker

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