The Nevada Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG), a society of women educators, celebrates its Diamond Jubilee Anniversary (75 years) April 29-30 at it’s state convention in Reno. The event is hosted by Theta Chapter (Reno) and will take place at the Eldorado Hotel Casino.
The Nevada State Convention includes a Friday night reception, Saturday meetings and a Saturday night banquet. For more information about the convention, contact Theta President, Ardynne Sprinkle at 775-852-8209.
There are 11 chapters throughout Nevada that meet monthly or quarterly: Carson City, Elko, Ely, Henderson, Las Vegas, Reno, Sparks, and Winnemucca.
In May 1929 DKG was founded in Austin, TX by Dr. Annie Webb Blanton, who conceived the idea of an organization for women. Since then, the organization has spread nationally and internationally to include chapters in Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Japan.
DKG’s vision is to promote professional and personal growth of women educators, as well as providing members with opportunities for camaraderie, leadership and networking.
DKG strives for excellence in education through programs and projects. To further these goals.
The organization began sponsoring Schools for Africa in 2010. As of July 2015 DKG has donated over $292,000 to this effort which to 13 countries in Saharan Africa.
DKG welcomes all current or former women educators who would like to be kept abreast of current economic, social, political, and educational issues. More information about the society is available at www.dkg.org.