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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Informative and Fun Program Ideas


The pandemic has certainly changed how many of our chapters have been meeting in the past year. Here are some ideas that can easily be used for in-person or virtual meetings.

1. March is National Women’s History Month. Spotlight famous women in history by having some members research some of them. It’s a great time to focus on some of the Society’s Founders. Ask members to dig deep to find some little-known facts about these ladies.

2. Feature outstanding women in your community (educators, businesswomen, city leaders, etc.) in a panel. A talented female college or high school student could possibly interview the woman like a TV talk show.

3. Have a chair yoga meeting. A local yoga instructor can guide your members through beneficial stretches….all in the comfort of your chair. It’s non-threatening and is a great stress reliever.

4. Invite a local artist or musician to perform and/or display their work. Ask that person to talk about their work (how they got started, preferences for media, etc.)

5. Consider having a DKG member from another country join your meeting via Zoom to talk about education in her country. Ask members to submit questions beforehand so the speaker can address those during her presentation. The difference in time zones may be the greatest obstacle in arranging such a meeting.

6. Have a program on family violence or human trafficking. Perhaps invite a local police officer or staff member from a women’s shelter to talk about these issues. Along with that program, members could donate items to the shelter, etc.

7. Honor past chapter presidents by spotlighting their biennial theme (if any), sharing accomplishments of the chapter during that time, etc. Consider having younger members to present each president with a certificate of appreciation.

8. Ask a sleep disorder specialist to present a program. For a fun touch, encourage members to come in their pajamas.

9. Ask an education professor from an area college/university talk about their teacher preparation program.

10. Contact someone in the district’s education department to talk about the district’s effort to mentor new teachers. Perhaps that person could also bring a couple of new teachers with him/her so they can share their experiences. 


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