Welcome to the Hawai'i Alpha Delta Kappa Website
"Navigating the Website" page to learn more about HAWe are an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism, and world understanding. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Alpha Delta Kappa has more than 1,200 chapters located in towns and cities in every state in the U.S., and around the world in Australia, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico and Puerto Rico. There are sixteen chapters in Hawai'i - twelve on Oahu, one on Maui, two on the island of Hawai'i, and one on Kaua'i. This website serves to provide information about Hawai'i Alpha Delta Kappa goals and programs, membership projects and accomplishments. Check out the DK.
Heroes Among Us
In her November 2020 newsletter, President Jeanne Chang initiated her "My Hero" campaign to recognize outstanding women of Hawai'i Alpha Delta Kappa who have "taken the leap" to make contributions to our organization. Jeanne nominated Valerie Okihara of Eta chapter for her leadership and initiative in learning how we can use the Zoom virtual conference application to enhance communication, when traditional face-to-face meetings are not possible (or 'healthy'). Many state committees and chapters have been "zooming" along to prove that it is both useful and convenient. Val, a retired Social Studies teacher and school administrator, is a model of lifelong learning, as she continues to research how we can best use the application as it continues to provide new resources. Congratulations, Val.
Clara Goto, also of Eta chapter, received a nod from President Jeanne as a "My Hero" honoree. In the April Newsletter, Clara is described as a consummate learner. During the years preceding Covid-19, Clara regularly taught ukulele lessons to any ADK sisters who wanted to learn. She combined her love for music (she was the HADK music co-chair for several bienniums) and skills in technology (she retired as a computer teacher at Mililani Waena Elementary School) to create a video of her singing "Happy Birthday" in six different languages. You can find it here and use it at your next chapter meeting to celebrate a member's birthday or teach it to your students and family. Mahalo, Clara, for your generosity.
YOU can nominate the next "My Hero". Send your nomination to Jeanne Chang, along with a narrative of 100 words or less stating why she is an outstanding contributor to Hawai'i Alpha Delta Kappa.
How Hawai`i Alpha Delta Kappa is Conducting Business
Planning for the technology needs of the 2021 Professional & Personal Growth & Leadership Training Conference. Photo courtesy of Jeanne Chang