Membership Moments

by Su Wade

Regional Membership Consultant for the Northeast 

What does it mean to be a member of Alpha Delta Kappa?  Why join this organization?  Do you think of these questions when you discuss Alpha Delta Kappa with perspective members?

We all have our own reasons for joining Alpha Delta Kappa.  Several of my dearest "teacher" friends shared the gift of membership with me!  I quickly became an active member in my chapter! Then, less than a month after becoming a member,  I attended our state Founders' Day.  Through the years, sisters encouraged me to take on leadership roles at the chapter and state level, including chapter and state president.  By attending regional conferences and international conventions, I became more involved in our organization.  Co-chairing our Northeast Regional Conference in Boston was a definite highlight and serving as regional co-historian for the last biennium provided an added opportunity to meet with more sisters in the northeast.    Who would have thought thirty years ago I would be asked to serve on an International committee?  I continue to grow as a member enjoying all of the benefits of membership...fellowship, altruism, world understanding, and educational excellence!

Share your Alpha Delta Kappa story with perspective members.  Invite other sisters to attend state, regional, and international events with you!  Encourage members to take on leadership roles!  Membership is the heart of Alpha Delta Kappa!  Start today!

- File your Chapter Needs Assessment by October 1st to meet the requirement of timely reporting to become a 7 pearl chapter.  As the Chapter Needs Assessments for the odd numbered year have begun to arrive, it is exciting to read about your chapter successes! It also gives me an opportunity to help you address your concerns!!  You will be hearing from me within this next month as I respond to your CNA!
- This may be the time of year for you to file your 990N e-postcard!  Remember, it is due by October 15th!  Just follow the directions on the home page of our Alpha Delta Kappa website!
- Happy Alpha Delta Kappa Month!  Enjoy your Founders' Day festivities!