Letter from Carol J. Herzog, Indiana State Executive Secretary
Have you ever needed help and had the person you asked to help you say they were too busy?
That is what is happening all around the Indiana state organization. Your membership in Delta Kappa Gamma opened up opportunities for you. Are you taking advantage of those opportunities? I am saddened to think of all the chances for personal growth going to waste across Indiana. I once had a chapter president say to me at the end of her term, “I have done things these past two years I never would have thought I was capable of.”
Do you realize all three of our top officers are still in the classroom teaching? Our president has three girls active in sports, band and Girl Scouts, just to mention a few of the activities that stretch the family in after school activities. She is even a sponsor for an after-school club and is a state committee chairman for another organization. One of our vice presidents in the President of the Board of a national organization and has many outside of school hours obligations as a music teacher. The other vice president has a daughter involved in quite a few 4-H projects that takes parent supervision. Our state secretary may be retired but she has recently taken on a maternity leave position.
Where would we be if our present officers said they were too busy?
CCOT offers training for officers. There are guides for each office that walk you through step-by-step everything you need to know for an office. Being ‘too busy’ has become the go-to excuse for not giving back to DKG.
You were inducted into Delta Kappa Gamma because you are a leader in your school showing potential for exhibiting excellence in education. A leader shares her talents. A leader can manage her time to take on any responsibility asked of her. A leader inspires others into action.
It was recently posted on the DKG Indiana website “No one has ever become poor by giving”. (Anne Frank) “God doesn’t give us what we can handle. God helps us handle what we are given.” (also a recent post on Facebook)
Yes opens doors: No slams them shut.
Yes creates opportunities; No creates stagnation.
Yes provides personal growth; No provides status quo.
Congratulations to the two 2022 Grant-in-Aid Scholarship winners:
Amelia Hape from Reitz High School will be majoring in elementary and middle school education at the University of Southern Indiana and Arwyn Horstman from Signature School who will be majoring in elementary education at the University of Evansville.
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Last Update - May 26, 2022
Last Update - May 26, 2022