Welcome to the Hawai'i Alpha Delta Kappa Website
We 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 seventeen chapters in Hawai'i - twelve on Oahu, two 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 "Navigating the Website" page to learn more.
An Important Message from International President Judy Ganzert
May 27, 2020
Earlier today representatives of both Alpha Delta Kappa and the Honolulu Hilton were able to come to an agreement regarding our contract for 2020. The end result is that the 2020 NW/SW Joint Regional Conference will not take place as scheduled and will be rescheduled at the same venue during the summer of 2022.
While this is extremely disappointing for our IVPs, Susan Rae Long (NWR) and Kitty Nutting (SWR), as well as their planning teams and the sisters of our host states, we believe this is the right decision and in the best interest of the health and safety of our members.
As you may have read in some of our earlier letters, in anticipation of the possibility of cancellation, the IVPs of the regions have been working together as a TEAM to develop PLAN B. While that plan is still on the drawing board, the goal is to create as many aspects of a regional conference as possible in a virtual setting. International Chapter had a glimpse of the initial plans, and we were amazed by the creativity and innovative thinking this group has already developed. Yes, one dream may have slipped away, but a new dream is emerging. Watch your email, eblasts, and regional newsletters for details as they become available.
We are also pleased to let you know that any participant who has already submitted a registration fee for these conferences will have the full amount refunded. Please watch for additional information about this and directions from Susan Rae and Kitty in the near future. If you have booked a room at the Honolulu Hilton Hotel, you are advised to cancel your reservation.
While the opportunity to gather together, to share hugs and laughter will be delayed, we just need to hold on to the knowledge that we have the support of each other. Our sisterhood is strong and will sustain us. In this time of continued “Safe-at-Home” orders aren’t we all grateful for advancements in technology and the ability to connect with each other by email, by Zoom, GoToMeeting, Facetime, and yes, by telephone, too?
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to leave us in a state of uncertainty, we wish you, and those around you, safety and good health. Please take care and please stay connected with your Alpha Delta Kappa Sisters. We encourage you to mark your calendars and plan to celebrate infinite possibilities together next summer in Austin, Texas at our International Convention and again in July 2022 with your region.
With Love in Sisterhood,
Alpha Delta Kappa
International Organization for Women Educators
How Hawaii Alpha Delta Kappa is Conducting Business
Most of Hawai'i's chapters have already conducted business meetings via ZOOM web conference. All the chapters have participated in online voting - to approve changes in the state bylaws and policies/procedures. In addition, several state committees have been meeting to discuss their responsibilities in the coming biennium. Below is a screenshot of the NW/SW Regional Conference committee members at a practice session.
Photo courtesy of Jeanne Chang
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