Saturday, September 29, 2012

Busy Bees Buzz in Psi State

   Psi State is buzzing as we are busy as bees. Last weekend we packed the house at Executive Board in Macon with 170 registered participants. Between district meetings, business meetings, and workshops, we ate a delicious catered lunch, shopped for stylish DKG items, and raised money for World Fellowship. We also voted to form our first ad hoc committee for non-dues revenue to support our Leadership Development Seminar and presented our own Psi State brochure to increase membership! (The application to join the new committee and the brochure are available on the Psi State Website.) We heard from the FERST Foundation for Early Childhood Literacy for those chapters who are looking for a meaningful chapter project! The convention committee rolled out the registration and room reservations for the convention in Macon for April 5-7, 2013, also available on our Website. (The creative and fun video they showed will be available to use for chapters to entice members to attend.) What a great day thanks to our dedicated Psi State Sisters.

  Your state president will be buzzing around the state the entire month of October as I have many chapter visits on my calendar along with heading to Jekyll Island for the Psi State Delta Hostel held on October 19th-21st.  The Personal Growth and Services Committee has made spectacular plans for fellowship, relaxation, and learning on the island that used to be the playground of the Rockefellers, Morgans and Pulitzers. We will go on historical tours, visit the Turtle Rescue Center, and enjoy sumptuous seafood! I hope you are one of the fifty-four who have signed up for this weekend to revitalize, rejuvenate, and relax.

Buzz on, dear sisters, as we have much to buzz about!

State Literacy Liaison, Jane Belflower mans the FERST Foundation Booth at Executibe Board in Macon

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Psi State Loses Two Matriarchs

Within the last two months, the Psi State Organization has lost two dynamic leaders. Malissa Cox, our 23rd state president, and Page Loyd, our 32nd state president, will be remembered for their incredible contributions to not only Psi State, but to Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and education.

Visionaries. Both Malissa and Page were visionaries that left an indelible mark in their personal and professional lives. Many in Psi State have seen them both as role models and blue prints for what an impassioned member needs to be. Their influence is far reaching.

We will honor these incredible women at the state executive board meeting in Macon on Sept. 22, but their legacy will live on in the work we will do because we are standing on the shoulders of these giants.

Dear Page and Malissa, you will be greatly missed.