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  • Applications for Beginning and Advanced Leadership are available in Forms
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Leadership is the key

Beginning and Advanced Leadership Applications are available in Forms. Beginning Leadership is Oct 19-20, 2018 and Advanced Leadership is March 15-16, 2019 Copyright: <a href='https://www.123rf.com/profile_trueffelpix'>trueffelpix / 123RF Stock Photo</a>

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.

Xi State Convention Registration

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Registration is available for Xi State Convention. Go here to register (Form available in Feb Xi State News).



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Committee Sign up Form is posted on the Forms Page



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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.


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.

Governor's Books from Birth

Governor’s Books from Birth Program
312 Rosa Parks Ave., Tennessee Tower, 27th Floor
Nashville, TN  37243

Governor's Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF), in partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, builds a foundation for reading and learning through books for Tennessee's children. In 2006, Xi State first partnered with the GBBF to help provide a free hardback book every month to all Tennessee children from birth to age five. 

How the program works:

  • Each local affiliate program enrolls children, promotes the program in its community and raises funds for half of the cost of books and mailing.
  • Through an annual state grant, the GBBF funds the other half of the cost of books and mailing and supports local affiliate programs through fundraising, volunteer training and public relations.
  • The Dollywood Foundation manages selection, pricing and distribution of the books.

As individual Xi State chapters, our mission is to insure that the children in our respective areas are enrolled in the program so that they receive the free books, to help raise funds to purchase the books for the children in our area, and to encourage teenagers in our area to become members of the League of Extraordinary Teens.  The League of Extraordinary Teens engages Tennesseans age 13-19 in the financial and logistical support of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  Membership requires teens to personally register a minimum of ten children and raise a minimum of $140 to cover the cost of including those children in their county’s Imagination Library for one full year.

Xi State has become a very valuable partner in this wonderful program by sponsoring sign-ups and advertising the program via a variety of media formats from word of mouth, to newspaper ads, to radio talk shows every year during the months of September and October (as well as any other time we see a mother with a young baby).  It is a win-win situation for the children, the parents, Xi State, and Tennessee, as enrolled preschoolers receive as many as 60 carefully selected, age-appropriate books FREE before they begin kindergarten.  The one requirement of parents is to read the books to their children.

Your chapter’s GBBF activities make good submissions to the Xi State News.  Perhaps your creative ideas can be used next year by another chapter and theirs by you.  Be sure to make photos for your local newspaper and “Create a Buzz” about Delta Kappa Gamma, Xi State, and your local chapter members and those “Extraordinary Teen” volunteers. 

You can go to governorsfoundation.org to get more information about this program and to download a registration form that you can copy and hand out at chapter activities.




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