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Update to Presidents

Important update from President Alexander

You will NOT be required to submit a chapter report, nor will I be required to submit a state organization report in 2018. I realize a March 1 deadline still appears on the International web site home page, but I have verification from our new International Executive Director, Nita Scott, that no reports are required this year. I will send a brief survey to incoming chapter presidents in March in order to plan effective training sessions for April, but current chapter presidents are NOT required to submit reports.

Also, Chapter Presidents will NOT be required to submit a Necrology Report either, and the number of points for the Maycie Awards will be adjusted to compensate for the loss of these 10 points.

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Congratulations to Alpha Lambda chapter's Becky Sadowski for being nominated for International First Vice President and to Rho chapter's Elaine Warwick for being nominated for Southeast Regional Director. Becky and Elaine, Xi State is proud of you! See all of the 2018-2020 biennium nominees at https://goo.gl/yV2Ahj.

RecentEvents

June Bowers

Xi State Organization held it Annual Convention June 1-3 at Sewanee (on the Mountaintop). Beverly Smithwas awarded the Xi State Achievement Award and June Bowers was the International Representative to the Conference.

CIEC

Children's International Education Center

The CIEC was established in 1981 due to the vision of Dr. Maycie K. Southall, first president of Xi State, who realized the importance of appreciating diversity.

The goals of CIEC are:

  • To give children hands-on experience with materials from other cultures
  • To enrich children’s lives
  • To help children understand cultures and customs of other nations

CIEC materials promote an understanding of and appreciation for global diversity. The centers have multicultural materials including books, CDs, DVDs, music, artifacts, and more. The centers are housed in public libraries.

Currently there are 4 active centers in Tennessee:

The Martin CIEC was established by Beta Omega Chapter in 1989.  It is located in the C.E. Weldon Public Library. The center houses numerous audio, video, and print resources in several languages, as well as artifacts.

The Columbia Center was established by Beta Rho Chapter in 1997. It is located in the Maury County Public Library. The collection includes audio kits, audio books, and print materials in several languages.

The Nashville Center was started in the early 1980’s by the four Nashville chapters (Alpha Nu, Alpha Psi, Beta, and Beta Upsilon). It was forced to close due to lack of space in the old Nashville Public Library. It was reinstated by Beta Upsilon in November 2005. It is located in the main library at 615 Church Street in downtown Nashville. This center houses a large collection of intercultural literature that is available for loan to all library patrons.

The Johnson City Center (formerly known as the Upper East Tennessee CIEC) was established by Gamma Chapter in 2006. It is located in the Johnson City Public Library. This center houses cultural kits to be used in the classrooms, as well as CDs, DVDs, and books on various countries.

All centers have contact representative that are Delta Kappa Gamma members. The centers depend, in part, on chapter and member contributions to provide service to their communities.

How can chapters help their local CIEC?

  • They can prepare a donation box/kit from the chapter for a specific country.
  • Make donations “In Honor Of” or “In Memory Of” someone.
  • Visit their local center to see what their current needs are.
  • Use the materials and tell others about them.

Our current Centers need your help! Please consider making a donation to CIEC using the Contributions Form. You can make donations to a specific CIEC, or you can donate to the General CIEC Fund. The money in the general fund will be divided among the four centers.

The Contribution form can be found here in Microsoft Word or in PDF.

More Information for CIECs:
Columbia CIEC                                  Nashville CIEC
Martin CIEC                                       Johnson City CIEC

 

 

 

 

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