Leaders for DKG Oregon State Organization
President, Brenda Jensen; Alpha/2
Vice President, Bonita Fillmore; Alpha/2
Secretary, Kate Kelleher; Beta Beta/5
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DATES TO REMEMBER
Next Trail Deadlines
September 15, 2022
Fall Conference and Chapter Chatter
October 15, 2022
Nominations Request Forms and
BL/SR Request Forms
February 25, 2023
Spring Convention Details
August 1, 2022
December 1, 2022
March 1, 2023
October 8, 2022
ByLaws and Standing Rules Changes
To Jean Fairbairn Oct. 15
For State Officers
Due: Dec. 15
April 21-23, 2023
Oregon DKG Convention
Contact Brenda to attend one of your chapter events, especially if it is a Zoom meeting.
July 10-17 DKG International Convention
October 8 Fall Conference
Alpha: Klamath Falls
Alpha Nu: Beaverton
Alpha Epsilon: Salem
Alpha Omicron, Columbia County
Beta Beta, Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood
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Oregon Delegation to New Orleans Int'l Convention
There are lots of conference pictures along with fun info about chapters.
2022 State Achievement Award Winners
Service to Society
Jill Snyder, Alpha Epsilon/2 in Salem, is a very active member of DKG. She has served at the chapter level in many offices, including serving as co-president for two biennia. She started as Chapter Treasurer in 2010 and continues today. She participates in planning programs, making our chapter basket(s) for State Conventions / Conferences and leading virtual game nights.
At the state level, Jill served as Administrative Secretary for four state presidents: Bridget Honan, Alice Reichle-Hartness, Kathy Martell, and Dr. Cindy Ryan. Because of her expertise in math and computer skills, she was able to accomplish all her duties, which were a lot, while still teaching and raising a family.
Jill has attended many International Conventions and Conferences. In 2009, the International Conference was in Portland, Oregon. Jill and another chapter member were responsible for the Hospitality Room. In 100-degree weather, they were able to make the Hospitality Room the place to be throughout the conference. That meant a lot of pre-planning and late-night trips to the store for breakfast items the next day.
Jill has endless energy and talents she shares with DKG and deserves the Service to Society Award.
Service to Community
Barbara Smutz has been active in Zeta Chapter, serving on committees, and as Communication Chairman (writing their newsletters), and as vice-president and president for three biennia.
As a Special Ed teacher, she developed a social interaction program for special need students in her county. She has been involved with Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts for 10 years and with 4-H for 25 years. She has served on Union County's Fair Board for 20 years, during 3 of which she was the board president. She was awarded the Meritorious Service Award 4 years in a row as well as earning the Ackerman Service Award.
Zeta Chapter and Union County are thankful to Barbara for her dedicated service. The Oregon State Organization is proud to award Barbara Smutz the 2022 Service to Community Award
Service to Education
Dr. Cindy Ryan, Alpha Epsilon/5 in Salem, is a past Oregon State President and is currently a Professor of Early Childhood & Special Education at Western Oregon University. Cindy’s Service to Education is unique as she trains teachers and is working with children from birth through university.
As a professor, Cindy is collaborating to develop a state-wide Center for Early Childhood that focuses on justice, equity, and inclusion. Topics she addresses are ableism, gender equity, advancing race, equity, and social justice in early childhood. She is on a state leadership team on early childhood inclusion and is both a published author and has designed online workshops. Cindy organized an exchange at WOU with students from China in 2017. Since 2014, she has been director of the Early Childhood Inclusion Summer Institute at WOU and created a bridge program for transferring community college students at WOU. She works with the Marion Polk Early Learning Hub, the Northwest Down Syndrome Association, was on the Chemeketa Community College Early Childhood advisory board, serves on the Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Higher Education Consortium, and more. Dr. Ryan is active in multiple councils and professional organizations.
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