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Chapter Presidents’ Training: A F ollow-Up Session September 15, 2012. Presented by: Charlotte Kennen , Second Vice President Sandra Carle, State Treasurer Janet Eskin , Communications Chair Claire LaBonte , Membership Chair. Duties of Membership Chair.

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Chapter presidents training a f ollow up session september 15 2012

Chapter Presidents’ Training:A Follow-Up SessionSeptember 15, 2012

Presented by:

Charlotte Kennen, Second Vice President

Sandra Carle, State Treasurer

Janet Eskin, Communications Chair

Claire LaBonte, Membership Chair

Duties of membership chair
Duties of Membership Chair

  • Prepare chapter membership profile

  • Distribute recommendation forms

  • Review types of memberships

  • Conduct election of new members

  • Conduct orientation for new members

  • Prepare initiation/reorientation ceremonies

  • Provide chapter with brochures for marketing

  • Prepare necrology report w/president

  • Manage membership records, etc.

Classification and eligibility
Classification and Eligibility

Constitution 2010: An active member shall be a woman who is employed as a professional educator at the time of her election or has been retired from an educational position.




Kinds of membership
Kinds of Membership

  • Active Members: most of our members whether or not they are retired.

  • Reserve Members: granted only to members unable to participate fully because of physical disability and/or geographical location.

  • Honorary Members: a woman not eligible for active membership who has rendered notable service to education or to women.

Termination of membership
Termination of Membership

Non-payment of dues and fees


Interview reasons for dropping membership

Contact member for alternatives

Report of Members Dropped (Form 18-A)

Death: Necrology Report (Form 2)

Members can also be reinstated by a chapter receiving the request:

there is no vote

there is no fee

Members can also transfer membership

fill in Request for Transfer (Form 21)

no vote, no fee

International sends Official Notice of Transfer

Pride in being membership chair
Pride in Being request:Membership Chair

  • Identify potential members!

  • Invite them to join!

  • Initiate them into Delta Kappa Gamma!

Resource 1 orientation guide
Resource #1: Orientation Guide request:

Pride in the Big Picture

An Orientation Guide for

Chapter Membership Teams

The honor of membership
The Honor of Membership request:

Someone noticed your work.

Someone noted your standards.

Someone believed in your potential.

Someone sought your association.

Someone sponsored your invitation.

Someone honored you.

Remember that person’s confidence in you.

Consider your membership invitation carefully.

  • CD Contains request:

  • Letter of Invitation

  • Printable Orientation Guide

  • Slide Show which can be adapted for each chapter

Alpha chapter m assachusetts state organization springfield founded 1942

Alpha Chapter request:

Massachusetts State Organization


Founded 1942

Pride in the Big Picture

…an orientation for potential members

Pride in being membership chair1
Pride in Being request:Membership Chair

  • Re-inspire the members!

  • Re-build your chapter!

  • Re-affirm members’ commitment to DKG!

Resource 2 reorientation guide
Resource #2: Reorientation Guide request:

Sustaining Pride

in the Big Picture

A Reorientation Guide

for all DKG Members

  • CD Contains request:

  • Printable Reorientation Guide

  • Slide Show

Guidelines for chapter membership chairs
Guidelines for request:Chapter Membership Chairs

  • Pride in being Chapter Membership Chair (p.3)

    • Identify, Invite & Initiate

    • Re-inspire, Re-build & Re-affirm

    • Track & document members’ data

    • Problem-solve membership issues

    • Seek support when chapter is in distress

    • Celebrate members’ accomplishments

    • Honor deceased members

Pride in being membership chair2
Pride in Being request:Membership Chair

  • Month by Month Guide (p. 6)

  • Membership Resources (p. 8)

  • Classifications/Eligibility (p. 9)

  • Opportunities for Members (p. 15)

  • Initiation (p.18)

  • Nurturing Members (p.24)

  • Looking for New Members (p. 26)

  • Action Planning to Strengthen Chapter (p.30)

Pride in being membership chair3
Pride in Being request:Membership Chair

*Necrology (p.32)



*Facts about Delta Kappa Gamma (p. 33)



Organizational Structure


Governing Documents