Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July Newsletter

Kappa Delta Convention
One of the biggest things involving Kappa Delta alumnae groups is that we have now, officially, been changed from Alumnae Associations to Alumnae Chapters. Our national officers hope that this change with help to remind us that our alumnae membership is just as important, although different, in our post-college lives and that we are connected with all Kappa Delta collegiate and alumnae groups.

I arrived at the 1st ever Alumnae President’s Leadership Conference tardy, but just in time to hear Corre Anding Stegall speak on leadership. Captivating and encouraging are what I remember about her presentation, and it is easy to see why so many love and adore one of our most talented KD sisters. The first day of the conference covered things like AA officer responsibilities and membership growth suggestions. A panel discussion, with audience questions and discussion, was both helpful and encouraging to the work that we do here in Central Arkansas.

The large general sessions were huge productions, along with some of our favorite Disney characters like Cinderella, Belle, and the favorite mouse Mickey! We learned that the next convention will take place in Tucson, AZ in June 2011. It was also wonderful to see one of our own CAKD sister Jean Stockburger’s collegiate chapter Sigma Lambda (Auburn) being selected for Council Award Kappa Delta convention was a wonderful experience, and I hope that each of you will consider attending a convention in the future.

CAKD Events
Several Kappa Deltas got together for Happy Hours and Lunch Bunch across Central Arkansas this past month. Happy Hours at Boscos, West End, and Ya Ya’s were a success, and Lunch Bunch at Chick-fil-A was fun for sisters and their children alike. We would love to see some new faces come out to our upcoming events – so don’t be shy!

The only updated news about the colonization at UALR I have received came from the CDC who will be in residence helping to create the new colony. Her name is Katie Cooper (318-560-5733,, and if you get a chance send her a quick e-mail saying hello. She should be arriving in Little Rock around mid-August. Dates to keep in mind: Orientation Dates (and possible CAB training) - August 4th and 12th, Welcome Week - August 21-28, and Bid Day – September 27th at 2 p.m. Don’t forget to let us know if you would be willing to serve on CAB (contact Rachel or Louise Geib at

Scholarship Committee
Our scholarship committee has been working on fundraiser avenues for the UALR scholarship; however our August 1st deadline is quickly approaching for the 2010-2011 scholarship. If you have any contacts, or are interested in helping to fund this new scholarship, please let me know ASAP.

GLRAP Reference Book
Central Arkansas Kappa Delta members wrote over 60 references for Potential New Members from the Little Rock area. Another batch of young ladies will post within the next few days, so please send an e-mail to if you are able to help us out with references from specific schools, churches, or community groups.

Kudos to Our KD Sisters
Peyton Lee Dobrovich (Zeta Gamma) – Peyton and her family welcomed their newest addition, Beau Charles to the world this past month. Congratulations, Peyton!

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