Dear Alpha Sisters,
I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the final month (or less) of your summer. I just returned from attending the CT DKG International Conference on Global Awareness. Claire was there, too, and we both did workshops. I was on a communications panel with several other ladies. I was one of the website "experts". Claire did two workshops on the DKG website. All of the speakers were all excellent. One was Marion Blumenthal Lazan, a holocaust survivor and author of Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story. NJ was well represented, although Alpha was just the two of us. Maybe next year more of you will be able to attend the International Convention in Philly, July 7-11, 2020. None of us was present when Judy Merz was awarded the International Achievement Award at the Iowa conference, but congratulations, Judy! https://www.dkgnj.org/celebrating-key-women/congratulations-dr-judy-merz
Ingrid Williams, our new DKGNJ President, is getting everything set for her biennium. The state committee chairs are now on the website: https://www.dkgnj.org/committee-chairs.html
The state newsletter editor, Heather Lieberman, Gamma, has sent out the schedule for submissions and publications, so it is time to get Holly Corsaro <firstname.lastname@example.org > our news. The focus for the fall newsletter is Professional News from the chapter. This is news of publications, new degrees, special programs you attended, honors, etc. They don't want to hear about our children and grandchildren, but if you went on a professional trip or participated in a special professional event or got a promotion, that would be included. It is important that you write these up yourself and send them to Holly because we are so spread out and the news doesn't filter through the ether! I know that Maryann, Jennifer and Argine should have something and Shannon is up to something, too! It doesn't need to be long and photos are good.
The September State Meeting is Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the same high school as last year's meetings. I haven't gotten an agenda, but I need to chair the Convention meeting there and then zip right home to leave on a cruise that evening. So. We will need Alpha represented at the Presidents' meeting (that I can't attend) and at the Program committee meeting, at least. We don't yet know our convention assignment and it is always good if we are represented there by someone other than the chair. I will let you know which other committees are meeting as soon as I can, but I expect that scholarship and membership will be meeting. If you are able to attend to represent us at the presidents' meeting, please let me know. I am so sorry that I won't be able to hang around for lunch, which I always enjoy.
Don't forget that our first chapter meeting is October 10, 2019 (Thursday) 4:30 p.m. Social, 5:00 meeting, at Cedar Grove High School Library
Program: Implicit Bias: Guest Speaker Dr. Ravenell
Service: Red Hawk Pantry
So, now, enjoy the rest of your summer,