Committees

  • Arts & Humanities Jury

    The Arts & Humanities Jury is entrusted with the coordination and fulfillment of The DKG Gallery of Fine Arts, an online publication and display of DKG members’ creative works. The online Gallery includes Literary Efforts; Two and Three Dimensional Art; Performance Art; Photography; and Crafts. The Jury invites expressions of creativity that are commensurate with the Society’s Purposes. Due to the diversity of Society membership, content of a religious, political or patriotic nature may be inadmissible. Selection will be based on originality, authenticity, coherence, accessibility, clarity and aspects relevant to specific sub-categories as specified in the judging criteria. 


    Donna-Faye Madhosingh

    Chair - NW
    2016-2020

    Natalie Eustace

    SW
    2016-2020


    Carol Ann Casey

    SE
    2018-2022


    Stacey Chicoine

    SW
    2018-2022

     

    Cathy Daugherty

    2018-2020 International President
    ex officio, with vote

    Victor Trisnadi

    Technology Director
    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • Communications and Marketing

    The International Communications and Marketing Committee stresses the international scope of the Society, supports and reviews state organization and chapter websites, encourages professional content on state and chapter websites, assists with editor and webmaster training at regional conferences and emphasizes the importance of public and member relations at all levels through the development of a public relations plan.


    Susan Kuenzel

    Chair SE

     

    Toni Cook

    SW

     

    Monique Manuel

    NW

     

    Dr. Debra LeBlanc

    NE

     

    Dr. Ingrid Stjernquist

    EU

     

     

    Cathy Daugherty

    2018-2020 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Victor Trisnadi

    Technology Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • Constitution

    The Constitution committee receives proposals for amending the Constitution and the International Standing Rules, makes recommendations for changes to the Administrative Board and presents approved proposals to the international convention for vote. Notification of proposed changes to the Constitution and the International Standing Rules must be published no later than the March/April issue of the DKG NEWS. Following the international convention, the committee will confirm that the Constitution, International Standing Rules and Handbook are in concordance. The parliamentarian serves as a consultant.


    Kay Stuart

    Chair NE

     

    Sheila Groves

    SE

     

    Barbara Whiting

    NW

     

    Jeannette Zúñiga

    SW

     

    Dr. Helen Popovich

    International Parliamentarian Consultant

     

    Gisela Baronin von Engelhardt

    EU

     

     

    Cathy Daugherty

    2018-2020 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Nita Scott

    Executive Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • Editorial Board

    The Editorial Board shall uphold standards of high quality in evaluating manuscripts for the Bulletin. Actions of the Editorial Board shall be reviewed by the Communications & Publicity Committee and referred to the Administrative Board. Please send your Letters to the Editor, online feedback and other comments to bulletin@dkg.org.


    Dr. Judith Merz

    NE
    Bulletin editor

    Dr. Kolbrun Palsdottir

    EU
    2016-2020

    Dr. Margaret A. Trybus

    NE
    2016-2020

    Dr. Barbara Perry-Sheldon

    SE
    2018-2022

    Dr. Nora Lyn Pollard

    NE
    2018-2022

     

    Cathy Daugherty

    2018-2020 International President
    ex officio, with vote

    Nita Scott

    Executive Director
    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • Educational Excellence

    This committee shall promote programs and projects for excellence in education. The committee shall identify long-term and short-term programs and projects that focus upon topics adopted by the Society. The committee shall support programs of action that promote the personal well-being, intellectual growth, and global awareness of women educators; encourage a focus on the arts at international conventions, regional conferences and state organization conventions and develop strategies that will enable chapters to encourage members to become leaders.


     

    Patti Jenks

    Chair SW

     

    Ria Bleeker

    EU

     

    Emily Lozinak

    NE

     

    Lisa Olson

    NW

     

    Beverly Smith

    SE

     

    Eileen Venezia

    NE

    UN/NGO Representative

     

    Cathy Daugherty

    2018-2020 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Trish Woodley

    Membership Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • Educators Book Award

    The Educators Award Committee is charged with the responsibility of selecting an appropriate book as winner of the annual Educators Award.
    The committee recognizes women authors whose educational research and writing potentially impact the thoughts and actions of today’s complex society. The Society presents an award of $2,500 to the author(s) of a book selected by the committee.


     

    Cay Sergent

    Chair SW

     

    Dr. Peg Dunn-Snow

    SE

     

    Dr. Helen Flagg

    NE

     

    Dr. Katrin Saks

    EU

     

    Dr. Phyllis VanBuren

    NW

     

     

    Cathy Daugherty

    2018-2020 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Trish Woodley

    Membership Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • Expansion

    The responsibilities of the Expansion Committee are to initiate and sponsor units of the Society in countries where no organization of the Society exists and to support and strengthen all existing state organizations.


     

    Kathy Patton

    Chair NW

     

    Janet Carroll

    EU

     


    Lynn Holliday

    SE

     

    Dr. Fusa Nakagawa

    SW

     

    Joan Wiggins

    NE

     

     

    Cathy Daugherty

    2018-2020 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Trish Woodley

    Membership Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • Finance

    The Finance Committee is an elected committee responsible for supervision of the Society's financial affairs.
    Committee members prepare the budget, present to the Administrative Board for review, present to the Executive Board for adoption, establish guidelines for the corporate secretary regarding investment of all funds and provide for an annual audit by an external certified public accountant.

     


    Dr. Beverly Hall

    Chair SE
    2016-2020

    Patricia O'Connell Buckley

    NE
    2016-2020

    Sharon Vinson

    NE
    2016-2020

    Dr. Margie Nowak

    NW
    2018-2022

    Margery Threewit

    SW
    2018-2022

     

    Cathy Daugherty

    2018-2020 International President
    ex officio, with vote

    Phyllis Hickey

    Business Director
    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • Golden Gift Fund

    The Golden Gift Fund was established in 1979 to commemorate the Society's 50th anniversary. When money is available, interest from investments and contributions are used to finance the Leadership Management Seminar.

    The Golden Gift Fund Committee administers the fund income after Executive Board approval of recommended projects. The Golden Gift Fund Committee determines guidelines for use, recommends projects to the Executive Board and determines criteria for selection of Leadership Management Seminar participants.

    Dr. Hanna Fowler

    Chair SE

     

    Jóna Benediktsdottir

    EU

     

    J-Jay Pechta

    NE

     

    Gabriela Ramos Tercero

    SW

     

    Karen Shelton

    NW

     

     

    Cathy Daugherty

    2018-2020 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Phyllis Hickey

    Business Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • Holden Fund

    This committee, named in accordance with the will of Eunah Temple Holden, administers the fund income after Executive Board approval of recommended projects. They recommend specific uses of the interest earned on the fund to the Executive Board for authorization.


    Dr. Vicki Tigert Davis

    Chair SW
    2014-2020

    Janice Moen

    NW
    2016-2022

    Agnes L. Moynihan

    NW
    2018-2024

     

    Cathy Daugherty

    2018-2020 International President
    ex officio, with vote

    Nita Scott

    Executive Director
    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • International Speakers Fund

    Reaching across borders, the International Speakers Fund facilitates exchange of Society speakers among member countries and helps to unite women educators of the world.

    Members submit an application to become a speaker by September 15. Once received, they are on a selection list for two years. State organization presidents review the list and apply to the committee for funding to bring the speaker to them.

    Speaker applications are available to download, July 1-September 15. Twice a year a state organization president may request an International Speaker, electronically only. Request for speaker from state organization presidents are now due November 1 and May 1. The interactive applications are found on the Forms page under applications.

    Established in 1982 to celebrate 30 international years of DKG, the International Speakers Fund Committee promotes cultural understanding. This committee administers the International Speakers Fund program according to the guidelines in the International Standing Rules. The committee meets to consider applications to become an ISF speaker and to review requests from state organizations for ISF speakers. Interest from the ISF Fund is used to provide travel expenses for ISF speakers.


    Connie Rensink

    SW
    Chair


    Ingibjorg Jonasdottir

    EU
    Europe Regional Director

    Aurora Vignau De Zambrano

    SW
    Latin America Representative

    Betty Rose

    NW
    Canada Area Representative

     

    Cathy Daugherty

    2018-2020 International President
    ex officio, with vote

    Trish Woodley

    Membership Director
    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • Leadership Development

    Composed of one member from each region plus a chairman, members plan a leadership development conference for state organization presidents and new executive secretaries preceding each regional conference. The committee plans and implements leadership sessions for state organization and chapter presidents held at the international convention.


    Riitta-Liisa Arpiainen

    Chair EU

     

    Janis Barr

    SW

     


    Claudia Estrada

    SW

     

    Sara Sweeney

    NE

     

    Yvonne Gatley

    NW

     

    Linda Hall

    SE

     

     

    Cathy Daugherty

    2018-2020 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Nita Scott

    Executive Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • Membership

    Charged with responsibilities related to membership, this committee will study and make recommendations related to membership issues. The committee will present training sessions for state organization membership chairs, recommend women for international honorary membership and present the international necrology ceremony. Resources for chapter membership activities and suggestions to help with recruitment, retention and reinstatement can be found on the committee page. Membership in DKG provides multiple opportunities for members to make a difference in order to impact education worldwide.


     

    Claire Swanson

    Chair NE

     

    Dr. Connie Hoag

    NW

     

    Ella Kelly

    SW

     

    Candi Martin

    SE

     

    Pia Nyman

    EU

     

     

    Cathy Daugherty

    2018-2020 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Trish Woodley

    Membership Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • Nominations

    The International Nominations Committee is responsible for naming at least one nominee for each position on the Administrative Board, elected committees and the Educational Foundation Board of Trustees.

     

    Beverly Mantey-VanCronkhite

    Chair NW
    2016-2020


    Joanne Davis

    SW
    2016-2020

    Carol Herzog

    NE
    2016-2020

    Peggy McCall

    SE
    2016-2020

    Marianne Skardéus

    EU
    2016-2020

    Eygló Björnsdóttir

    EU
    2018-2022

    Lynna Gene Cook

    NW
    2018-2022

    Kathy Davis

    SW
    2018-2022

    Ramona Jeffries

    SE
    2018-2022

    Deborah Rodaway

    NE
    2018-2022

     

    Cathy Daugherty

    2018-2020 International President
    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • Non-dues Revenue

    The committee shall explore, review and recommend to the Administrative Board possible sources of non-dues revenue that will both serve members and benefit the Society.

    The committee shall work in cooperation with insurance representatives and other non-dues revenue providers, as appropriate, on ways to obtain alternative financing for Society work.


    Karen Crumely

    Chair NE

     

    Patti Belknap

    SW

     

    Bjørg Nakling

    EU

     


    Glenda Reynolds

    NW

     

    Wendy Stephens

    SE

     

     

    Cathy Daugherty

    2018-2020 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Phyllis Hickey

    Business Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • Scholarship Committee

    This committee is charged with annually awarding up to thirty (30) $6,000 (U.S.) international scholarships to members for study at the master’s degree and $10,000 (U.S.) for work at the doctorate level.


    Lois Vogel

    Chair - NE

     



    Belinda Clift

    SW

     


    Gitta Franke-Zöellmer

    EU

     

    Dr. Dorrie Powell

    SE

     


    Elizabeth Wood

    NW

     

     

    Cathy Daugherty

    2018-2020 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Phyllis Hickey

    Business Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • World Fellowship

    This committee grants World Fellowships in accordance with the Constitution and International Standing Rules when sufficient funds are available. They maintain contact with the World Fellowship recipients for the duration of their studies when possible and encourage members to maintain contact with recipients studying in their states. The committee may also grant requests for fellowship extensions.



    Barbara Clausen

    Chair NW

     

    Alejandrina Mata

    SW

     

    Dr. Doris Person

    NE

     


    Judy Rongey

    SE

     

    Elisabeth Stärner

    EU

     

     

    Cathy Daugherty

    2018-2020 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Phyllis Hickey

    Business Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote