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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

State Convention. Are you attending?

Read any state organization’s newsletter and you will see promotions for their state convention. Most are held in April, but they could be in May or June. Keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and executive meetings are highlighted. In great part, the work at the state organization level is accomplished.

Reasons for attending the state conventions vary. DKG members want to be part of the decision making. They want to attend breakouts that interest/educate them. But the most cited reason for attending relates to friendships. DKG members want to see friends from around the state.
Whatever your reason might be, it is time to read your state organization’s newsletter or checkout the state website regarding details for your state convention.
What are you waiting for? Register for your state convention. You will never regret it.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Spring is a good time to revisit

If you are like most DKG members, you visit the International Website ( when you need information or a resource. The website offers so much that it might be time to revisit. Note that you will have to login to access all the material. Login using your membership number and password. If you need assistance with your login, please contact the International office at +1 (888) 762-4685. Figure 1 below shows the DKG website before you login. This is the page open to the public, intended to share information about the Society with others.

Figure 1

Figure 2 

Once you log in, you will go to the Members’ Home Page. The redesigned website is easier to navigate. The Home Page offers a lot of information. The rotating photos offer links to the latest news. Deadlines, links to state and chapter websites, links to the DKG blog and publications, upcoming events, and even tweets are just a few of the things you will find on the Home Page. See Figure 2

The tabs at the top offer links to a plethora of information. Explore them at your leisure!

This blog barely scratched the surface. Isn’t it time to revisit the DKG website? Explore. Investigate. Be amazed.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Plan to Attend CTAUN

Have you been to a CTAUN Conference? The Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN) will hold its 19th annual event at the UN in New York City on Friday, April 6, 2018. This year’s theme is “Stepping Up to Protect the World’s Children.” 

Everyone is invited to join in this day-long educational happening. Hear top level UN representatives speak on Children and Armed Conflict, Violence Against Children, the Culture of Peace, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Listen while youth ambassadors from the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs present a middle school program currently operating in selected NYC schools. And more!

Learn about CTAUN’s Educational Excellence awards honoring teachers who are implementing exceptional global projects in their classrooms. View outstanding college level Academic Posters depicting the topic. Applaud Gordon Brown (former Great Britain Prime Minister) accepting the newly initiated CTAUN Global Citizen Award. And much more! 

Go to for greater details and registration information. Deadline for registration is March 22. 

CTAUN is made up of representatives from a variety of NGOs with an interest in education including DKG. DKG colleagues make up a majority of the CTAUN board and serve on the Committee. 

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