Sunday, May 8, 2016


Well, the time has come.
I am now the president of
Alpha Delta Kappa.
This is a sorority for outstanding
women educators.
I have been a member for 21 years.
I decided to become a member to drive
Sydney and Mom to the meetings!
I have been president-elect for 2 years.
Now, I'm the boss!

On Friday, April 15, we had a dinner at
the Lion House.
Saturday was the convention and 
officer installation.
Sunday was the Tab Choir broadcast, and
brunch at the Radisson.
I didn't go to the choir broadcast.
Mom came (out of rehab 1 week) to the brunch.
I figured that was enough.
(I only got pictures on Saturday.)

With Ann Marie Brown
(Southwest Region International Vice President)

Ann Mitchell, President   Leslie Birch, President-Elect   Claire Olsen, Past President
Sherri Bowcutt, Secretary   Sue Potts, Treasurer   Joyce Decker, Historian
Linda Kuwana, Sergeant-At-Arms   Janet Lloyd, Chaplain
Jill Christofferson, President of the President's Council  

Me and my board + the SWR IVP
That's right!  I know where my camera is!!!

I am sooooo in love with my logo!!!
Mom and I came up with the theme last November
of "Dream, Seek, Inspire."
I pinned lots of pics of crayons, apples, pencils, and light bulbs.
Phil Chadwick came up with this logo!
I had business cards printed up, pins made,
and will use it on newsletters and other papers.


Complete offices on Expanded Board

Executive & Expanded Board members attend meetings
(Change-over Brunch + August, January, March)

Recruit 1-2 new members per chapter

Retain current members

Members attend state conventions and conferences

Larger chapters, have newer members serve as
chapter officers

Members attend Founder’s Day Luncheon each October

Members attend regional conference (New Mexico)
and International Convention (New Orleans)

I would like to attend a meeting of each chapter at least once a year for 2 years

This was my first speech as president.
Of course, I was trained in extemporaneous speaking,
just needed an outline.

(Light bulb)

The national theme:  Inspire, Embrace, Achieve
Through Excellence    I decided to continue . . . but
Starting backwards

Dream:  an aspiration; goal; aim:

Seek:  to go in search or quest of
to try to find or discover by searching or questioning:

Inspire:  to fill or affect with a specified feeling, thought, etc.:
To influence or impel

Synonyms for light:  ablaze, aglow, bright, brilliant,  clear, cloudless, flashing, glowing, illuminate, radiant, resplendent, shiny, sunny, unobscured

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by
a spark from another person.  Each one of us has
cause to think deep gratitude of those who have
lighted the flame within us.

Light bulb:
“You have to find what sparks a light in you so
that you in your own way can illuminate the world.”
                                                      ---Oprah Winfrey

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