October is International Alpha Delta Kappa Month. The local chapter currently has 23 active members.
Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization for women
educators. It was founded in 1947 by Agnes Shipman Robertson, Marie
Neal, Marion Southall and Hattie Poppino, visionary women who saw a
need to recognize and support the professional efforts of outstanding
For over 50 years women educators around the world have discovered
the many opportunities provided by membership in Alpha Delta Kappa
-- opportunities for recognition of their commitment to educational
excellence, for personal and professional growth and for collectively
channelling their energies toward the good of their schools,
communities, the teaching profession and the world.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Alpha Delta Kappa today has
over 45,000 members in over 1,500 chapters located in towns and
cities in every state and Puerto Rico and around the world in Australia,
Canada, Jamaica and Mexico.
Membership, which is honorary and based on peer recognition,
provides a wealth of opportunities for leadership development and
networking through workshops, training sessions, conferences and
But, perhaps the greatest opportunity Alpha Delta Kappa
provides is the opportunity to make a difference. Around the world,
Alpha Delta Kappa members combine their energies and talents to
enrich their lives and the lives of others through thousands of
heartwarming, community-based altruistic projects.
Because of these projects, it's a brighter day in a nursing home, a mother has a second chance at learning to read, a local hospital has a much-needed new
piece of equipment, and there are scholarships to send bright young
women to college to become teachers.