OUR NEXT DKG EVENT IN MARCH
Editor: Anne Marie Gitto Laurin
A message from our President,
There is a post on the DKG International website written in the voice of our founder Annie Webb Blanton entitled The Leadership Puzzle – and You (See DKG Quebec Facebook). Annie begins her blog by reminding us that Delta Kappa Gamma was founded in 1929 because women teachers need the support of each other.
How valid that still is today.
Educators by in large work in isolation: the single teacher in a classroom, the single administrator in a school. Opportunities to meet and discuss work are few and far between. Belonging to a professional society of educators with regular monthly meetings opens up many more opportunities.
How proud I am when I see DKG Quebec members supporting each other. I have listened to many conversations over dinners and heard the same comments again and again: “I’ve done that, I can help you” or “I know someone who can help”, or “A teacher I work with needs to hear about what you’ve done”. DKG members are not alone any more – we have the support of each other.
That support for each other extends into our personal lives as well. I see members offering each other support in happy times – significant birthdays and celebrations of achievement. And in sad times – illness and family deaths. And when someone is alone or shut in.
Each of us has chosen to join DKG Quebec for our own personal reasons but I believe that underlying those reasons is a strong desire to make an impact on education here in our own province and elsewhere in the world. Members have applied for and received grants to implement educational projects over and above the regular curriculum requirements. Members diligently raise funds for scholarships and grants that provide annual financial support to teachers and educational institutions. Members contribute time and effort to the various committees that make it possible for us to support educational needs as they arise.
It never fails to amaze me how much DKG Quebec is able to achieve when we work together. Each of us contributes according to our skills and availability in ways that add up to far more than the sum of the individual parts. We can make a difference in education and together we do. We have been doing just that for sixty years.
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