Saturday, July 30, 2011

Psi State Leadership Planning Day!

I'm exhausted, but my soul is filled to the brim after a great day in Macon with thirty-nine key women educators from across the state. Our new Psi State Leadership Team gathered to learn, share, dream, and do! These forward movers and forward thinkers shared a vision for the coming biennium. We are prepared to be risk takers, change agents, and lead Psi State to new heights.

The biggest change in the wind is the "new look" of State Executive Board Meetings. The new design will be engaging and include components that will better serve all members. On September 24, our first Executive Board Meeting, you will experience a redesigned agenda for the day that will meet needs of ALL members who attend. It's all truly exciting as your leadership team is ready to tackle needed change to move Psi State Forward!

Another new component is the Ad Hoc Technology Committee. Are you tech savvy and embrace it? Then consider applying for the first Psi State Technology Committee. Applications are available at the Psi State web site under forms and applications. Applications are due on Nov. 1! Be a part of a cutting-edge biennium!!

Change is in the wind. Come be a part of an exciting time!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Wow! Technology is cool when it works correctly! Last night Psi State held two meetings using GO TO MEETING. The first was with state district directors and the second was with state officers and the new Educational Excellence Chair, Gail Springstead. After a few glitches, all was resolved and the rest of the evening went GREAT! I continue to be amazed that when I was having trouble at the beginning of the meeting, I received a phone call from International. They KNEW I was having trouble, as Virginia Pearson in Austin, was monitoring if we (in Georgia) had logged on. It is great to have your own super hero.

I'm excited that our state will be offering the use of GO TO MEETING to state officers, district directors, and state committees! Much will be accomplished!!! FORWARD MOVING ♦ FORWARD THINKING!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Southeast Regional Conference-Louisville, Kentucky

I just returned from the SE Regional Conference last night and I'm still floating three feet off the ground. The week was truly magical!

It began with pre-conference training as Psi State President. The new SE presidents worked diligently and bonded during the two and a half day training. Psi State members were seen in many capacities during the conference and were stand-outs! We had many members from our state to attend a SER conference for the first time!! I was so proud to see so many step out of their chapters to see the bigger picture of DKG.

 The conference keynote speakers were inspiring, especially Tori McClure, author of A Pearl in the Storm. She was mesmerizing to say the least. Our state luncheon was well attended and we felt at home as the room was transformed to look like we stepped into a little slice of Georgia. One of the moments that will forever make me smile...the "Georgia Peaches" gave the 2015 SE Regional Conference invitation. Our state members looked adorable in their t-shirts and sang "Georgia on My Mind" led by Page Loyd, lovely Gail Ford flounced around dressed as Scarlett, while I read an invitation poem that Gail created for us!

The week ended with the Presidents' banquet. Not only was it an honor to represent Psi State as your president, I was so proud to see so many Psi State sisters at the banquet sharing this special evening together.

Now on to the next time we meet. For state leadership members we will soon gather for Planning Day in Macon on July 30th. August 20th we will have a Leadership Institute in Macon featuring Carolyn Pittman. (See the Psi State News online for details.) I hope to see you at the first Executive Board Meeting of the biennium Sept. 24 in Macon!!