Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fall/Winter Events

November 2010
Eta Sigma New Member / Alumnae Reception - November 11th. Plan to come to a local restaurant to meet the Kappa Delta New Members from Eta Sigma Chapter. We will meet at 7:00 PM at Cantina Laredo. Come and enjoy a Buffet appetizer and dessert bar, as well as meeting the Fall 2010 pledge class, SET leaders and council members. RSVP to the Facebook event page or to centralarkansaskd@hotmail.com.

CAKD Movie Matinee – November 21st in the afternoon. CAKD invites you to come take a break with us at the movies. Time and location TBD. (Rachel cannot make this planned event, so if someone would like to coordinate it, please let me know )

December 2010
2010 Jingle Belles Bash – December 4th Several CAKD members are also Jingle Belles, and with this year’s event benefiting Women and Children 1st, CAKD officers thought this would be a perfect mix of fun, philanthropy and KD. Tickets are $30 each, and will be available soon here: http://wcfarkansas.ejoinme.org/belles.

November Newsletter

New Membership Option – AOT Dues just $15
For November and December, CAKD is offering a new membership option for CAKD, AOT Dues. For just $15, Kappa Delta Alumnae in Central Arkansas can join CAKD for the remainder of the alumnae year (through March 2010). $5 of each member goes to KDHQ as a service fee, and the remaining $10 goes to support the alumnae chapter work of collegiate support, community service, leadership training, and alumnae chapter events. You can help CAKD meet its goal of 63 members for the year by joining today!

It is now easier than ever to join CAKD – An online form is available here:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dGdsUDk1Q2xuaW5ZenY5alhxaV9WUHc6MQ, and after filling out the form you can pay by check or via pay pal here:
http://tinyurl.com/CAKDAOTDues.

KDHQ Fall Mailing
Several items were included in the AC fall mailing from KDHQ that may be of interest to you:

• Magazine Sales – Collegians and Alumnae are busy with Magazine sales. Find the chapter you would like to
support here: http://kd.efundraising.com

• Confidence Coalition Update – There is now a new website (www.confidencecoalition.org) , launched on
September 21, and there are several new members of the coalition, including Discovery Girls Magazine,
Phired Up Productions and Prevent Child Abuse America, and Lindsay Staniszewski, Miss Maryland 2010
became a Confidence Coalition ambassador.

• Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarship Application Announcement – Kappa Delta offers over $110,000 in scholarships and grants each year to deserving sisters. Check them out here:
http://www.kappadelta.org/scholarshipapplications_1.

• KiDs Grant – This year the KiDs grant application deadline is January 15, 2011. CAKD would like to make an application for this program. If you have a project that you would like to consider, please send at e-mail to centralarkansaskd@hotmail.com with the program for the executive board to consider.

• National President’s Bulletin – Please e-mail if you would like a copy of this document.

Eta Sigma News and Notes UALR’s chapter of Kappa Delta is doing fantastic things! There are several areas that they would like to invite alumnae to participate in this month:

• Eta Sigma (UALR) Chapter is looking for your help in collecting recipes for their Shamrock Cookbook, to be sold in Spring 2011.If you have a favorite recipe that you would be willing to share, please send it to
etasigmacookbook@yahoo.com. If this recipe comes out of a published book, magazine or person; please note that on the recipe so Eta Sigma can give proper credit to that author.

• Eta Sigma International Girls Day event – November 9th. Do you have a Kindergarten through 3rd grade girl in your life? Does she enjoy having her nails painted and playing dress-up? Would you like her to have an afternoon of confidence, as well as fun? The Ladies of Eta Sigma chapter invite you and your
daughter/granddaughter/niece/friend to come to their International Girls Day event. Planning on coming? Kindly RSVP to Eta Sigma VP Community Service Holly Gibbs at holly_gibbs9@yahoo.com.

• Eta Sigma New Member / Alumnae Reception - November 11th. Plan to come to a local restaurant to meet the Kappa Delta New Members from Eta Sigma Chapter. We will meet at 7:00 PM at Cantina Laredo. Come and enjoy a Buffet appetizer and dessert bar, as well as meeting the Fall 2010 pledge class, SET leaders and council members. RSVP to the Facebook event page or to centralarkansaskd@hotmail.com.

• 2nd Degree – November 16th at 7:00 p.m. in DSC-G. If you are planning on attending, please contact us to RSVP.

• Initiation -- Initiation for Eta Sigma – November 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in DSC-D. CAKD members are invited to participate in the beauty of initiation as we welcome the Fall 2010 pledge class into the order. Don’t forget to wear your whites If you are planning on attending, please contact us to RSVP.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Upcoming Fall Events

October 2010
Race for the Cure – October 16th. We know that many of our Kappa Delta alumnae are participating with other groups, and if so – that is wonderful! If you don’t mind, can you please send us an e-mail (centralarkansakd@hotmail.com) so that we can note how many of our members are participating with other organizations? If you don’t have a team to participate with, please consider joining the Kappa Delta Team. They will be meeting at Jason’s Deli in North Little Rock at 6:30 AM on Saturday morning. For more information, give Eta Sigma VP Community Service Holly Gibbs a call at 870-917-5249.

Founder’s Day Banquet – October 21st. Join Eta Sigma Chapter and the Central Arkansas Alumnae Chapter as we celebrate the 113th Birthday of Kappa Delta! KDs are invited to share a Dutch treat dinner at 6:30 pm, with dessert and the Founder’s Day presentation at 7:30 PM in the upper room of US Pizza on JFK in North Little Rock. We will be honoring all the Diamond, Emerald, White Rose, and Nautilus Circle inductees in the Central Arkansas area, as well as introducing the “Ever Loyal” campaign of Kappa Delta. We hope you can join us for this event!

Arkansas Homecoming – October 30th. TBD. Because game time has not been released yet, I assume that CAKD will hear later this month about Zeta Gamma’s homecoming plans. When I hear any information, I will pass it along to you.

November 2010
Stage 6 for Eta Sigma – November 11th Plan to come to a local restaurant to meet the newest Kappa Delta New Members from Eta Sigma Chapter. More details to come soon.

CAKD Movie Matinee – November 21st in the afternoon. CAKD invites you to come take a break with us at the movies.
Time and location TBD.

Initiation for Eta Sigma – November 23rd at 6:30 PM. CAKD members are invited to participate in the beauty of initiation as we welcome the Fall 2010 pledge class into the order. Don’t forget to wear your whites.


December 2010
2010 Jingle Belles Bash – December 4th Several CAKD members are also Jingle Belles, and with this year’s event benefiting Women and Children 1st, CAKD officers thought this would be a perfect mix of fun, philanthropy and KD. Tickets are $35 each, and will be available soon here: http://wcfarkansas.ejoinme.org/belles (WCF told me the link should be set up this week).

October Newsletter

Cookbook!
Eta Sigma (UALR) Chapter is looking for your help in collecting recipes for their Shamrock Cookbook, to be sold in Spring 2011. If you have a favorite recipe that you would be willing to share, please send it to etasigmacookbook@yahoo.com. If this recipe comes out of a published book, magazine or person; please note that on the recipe so Eta Sigma can give proper credit to that author.

2010-2011 CAKD Membership Drive
We are still looking to reach our goal of 63 members this year, and to help you sign up CAKD has made an easy to fill out form on Goggle Documents here:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dGdsUDk1Q2xuaW5ZenY5alhxaV9WUHc6MQ.
Help make CAKD the best it can be this year and join today! If you don’t know if you have signed up this year or not, please contact us at centralarkansaskd@hotmail.com.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

September Newsletter

Meal for Eta Sigma Recruitment –
CAKD is providing a meal for the ladies of Eta Sigma Chapter during their formal recruitment on Thursday, September 23rd. We are planning on getting a Chick-fil-a Chicken Nugget Tray, potato chips, cookies, and drinks. A sign-up e-mail for paper goods, food items, and people to drop it off at the MSS location that night will be sent later this month.

KD State Day – various times/places, Friday, September 24th – Sunday, September 26th. Make plans to participate in the KD state day, sponsored by the NW Arkansas Alumnae Chapter.
Here is the schedule:
Friday the 24th – Dinner at the KD House – 7-10 PM
Saturday the 25th – Tailgating at the Gardens – TBD
Sunday the 26th – Brunch at the KD House – 11-1 PM

For more information, contact the CAKD contact Jessica Holcomb at kdjesi570@hotmail.com or Arkansas State Day Coordinator Kristi Callaway at callaway3@sbcglobal.net.

Race for the Cure –
8:00 AM Saturday, October 16th in downtown Little Rock. Central Arkansas Alumnae Chapter and Eta Sigma Chapter have teamed up to form a Kappa Delta team for the upcoming Race for the Cure. To join our team, follow this link http://arkansas.infokomen.org/site/TR/RacefortheCure/LIT_ArkansasAffiliate?fr_id=1815&pg=entry. Next click: "Join A Team". The team name is Kappa Delta and the team division is School. The password is UALR2009 (if needed). The registration fee is $26.00 and a $5.00 shipping and handling fee. Deadline to sign up with the KD team is October 1, 2010.

Founder’s Day Event – TBA. Kappa Delta Founder’s Day is October 23rd, and a joint Founder’s Day event with Eta Sigma chapter will be scheduled for either the week before or week after this date. Plan to join us as we celebrate our 113th anniversary of the sisterhood.

Announcements
Call for Nominations – Order of the Emerald and Order of the Pearl. CAKD is encouraged to nominate one alumna for the Order of the Emerald and the Order of the Pearl, to be presented during the 2011 National Convention in late June 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. Kappa Delta is proud to recognize women who have achieved prominence within their community through their professional and/or volunteer work (Order of the Pearl) or whom have given extraordinary service to Kappa Delta (Order of the Emerald), all while exemplifying the ideals that Kappa Delta represents. Please send in your nominations by October 1, 2010 to be considered as the CAKD nominees. In addition, each individual member may nominate one alumna for the Order of the Emerald and Order of the Pearl. Check out the KD website (www.kappadelta.org) for more information.

CAKD Directory – CAKD officers will be putting together the 2010-2011 CAKD Member Directory during the month of October. CAKD is at about ½ of our goal for membership this year, so please consider sending in your 2010-2011 Active or Mailings only dues this month to be included in this year’s directory and support Kappa Delta in Central Arkansas and beyond. The membership form can be found here:
https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0Bw_o1msD5zEIMjUzYzA4YWQtM2JiMS00NzI0LWE5YTAtOWExY2I0MjhmMDNl&hl=
en&authkey=CJeMwIYN

KiDs Grant Deadline Moved – The Kappa Delta Foundation has recently announced that the deadline date for Alumnae Chapters to apply of KiDs Grants has been moved to January 15, 2011. They are making changes to better serve KD alumnae chapters and the orgaznizations that will receive the funding. If you have an organization / program that you think would be a good fit for a Central Arkansas AC application, please contact Rachel Lipsey at centralarkansaskd@hotmail.com or 501-413-0954.

Alumnae Magazine News – KDHQ sent word that total sales for the 2009-2010 Magazine Sales Campaign were $483,016.00, with alumnae chapter orders totaling $9,703.98. CAKD sold $97.00 last year. The KD Chapter House fund reaped the benefit of 50% of these sales this year.
There are several ways to support the KD Chapter House fund through magazine sales this year. You can find an alumnae or collegiate chapter to support by following these instructions:
1. Go to http://kd.efundraising.com.
2. Type the name of the alumnae or collegiate chapter where it asks for “Chapter Name”
3. Click on the “Find Button”
4. When “Search Results” are displayed, click on the name of your alumnae chapter.
5. Click on “Shop for Magazines” to take you to your AC or CC’s online store.

Each collegiate chapter has a minimum sales requirement per member, so please consider helping out one of the lovely chapters in our sisterhood. Generally 50% of total sales go directly to the KD Chapter House Fund.

Greek Licensed Vendors – Kappa Delta wanted to remind us that licensed vendors assure a quality product at a competitive price, with a portion of the proceeds directly benefitting the programming and guidance offered by Kappa Delta. Visit http://GreekLicensing.com to find Greek Licensed Vendors.

Zeta Gamma Recruitment – The University of Arkansas Kappa Delta offered bids to 105 young ladies this past month.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

National Women's Friendship Month Event

Hi KDs!

CAKD is hosting a casual appetizer and drink event to celebrate National Women's Friendship Month.  It will take place on Thursday, September 9 at 6:30pm at Jennifer Stanley's house in west Little Rock.  For directions to her house, please e-mail centralarkansaskd {at} gmail {dot} com.

Bring your new or gently used handbags to give to needy women and girls to help them go confidently as part of the Confidence Coalition.
We hope to see you at this fun event to kick off the Fall!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Summer Events

We hope you can join us for some of CAKD's events this summer!
 

June 2010
9 – Happy hour at El Porton in WLR– 6:30pm
10 - Reference Meeting at Fletcher Library - 4-6 PM (come when / if you can)
11 – KD Playgroup – Little Rock Zoo – Meet at 9:45 AM (storytime at 10 AM at Carosel Pavillion)
22 – Arkansas Traveler’s Game - 7pm.  Meet at front gate.
29 - Reference Meeting at Fletcher Library - 5:30 - 7:30 PM (come when / if you can)

July 2010
9 – KD Playgroup – Wild River Country – 10am
14 – Movies in the Park – Over the Hedge. Happy hour at The Flying Saucer beforehand – 6:30pm
18 – Chapter Support and Reference Meeting
28 – Networking 101.1 with guest speaker Kathy Perez– noon-1pm – Little Rock Chamber of Commerce

August 2010
6 – KD Playgroup – Museum of Discovery – 10am
11 – Happy Hour at El Porton – 6:30pm

Thanks for Joining CAKD!

The following 28 sisters have renewed their pledge to Kappa Delta and have paid their 2010-2011 dues as of 5/30/2010. It's not too late to join -- just click here for the annual newsletter and membership form.

Actives
Amanda P.
Amy D.
Brittany C.
Cristina E.
Crystal S.
Dianna L.
Elizabeth T.
Grace P.
Jennifer S.
Jessica E.
Jessica H.
Karen H.
Kelly H.
Kristi C.
Leigha J.
Marcia H.
Mary Jo C.
Megan G.
Rachel L.
Sarah C.
Tammye H.

Mailings
Dee S.
Glenda S.
Jane G.
Jean S.
Lindsey L.
Nancy L.
Ruth S.

References 2010

CAKD is entering reference season, and we need your help to gather information and write references on qualified potential new members. Each year we receive requests from collegiate chapters, local panhellenic associations, and individual potential members for references. Last year CAKD wrote over 130 references to 16 collegiate chapters.

CAKD will hold 3 separate reference meetings to organize and sort references: June 10th, June 29th, and July 18th (in conjunction with the annual Mexican Fiesta Chapter support meeting). If you can make the meetings, GREAT -- if not, we can still use your help! CAKD also is looking for reference writers. These sisters let us know if they are connected with area schools, churches, or community groups that PNMs might have been associated. Please send us an e-mail at centralarkansaskd@hotmail.com if you are willing to be a reference writer with area schools, churches, and community groups that you are connected.

Thank you for your help with references this year!

Angela Plymale
CAKD Reference Coordinator

Networking 101

By: Tricia Fredinburg Curreri

Our first Networking 101 session was a true power hour! After visiting over catered lunch from Olive Garden, we received invaluable information from certified business coach Marcia Cook with Pinnacle Performance Solutions. Marcia's session "Using Kappa Delta in Your Network" focused on why, where, and how to use networking to make you more successful not only in your business, but in your everyday life.

Did you know that referrals generate 80% more results than cold calling? And, approximately 60% of all new jobs and contacts are made through networking?

There are almost 350 Kappa Deltas in the local area. Imagine if you would engage with our common circle of friends on a professional and personnel level. Your networking circle(s) just grew tremendously! With active listening, an important networking skill, you could help other business colleagues, friends, and family fulfill their needs. According to Marcia, networking is learning about people, what they do, and how you can help them.

Networking is an important aspect in being successful in today's fast paced and challenging environment. It happens everywhere - community organizations, referral groups, faith communities, and online. Go one step further and add KAPPA DELTA to your repertoire for networking.

Marcia Cook was voted Best Business Consulting Firm in 2009 by Arkansas Business. She works with executives to facilitate communication, improve interpersonal skills, and achieve peak performance. For more information, please visit www.pinnacleperformancesolutions.net.

Rachel's Ramblings - 6/1/2010

Even though the calendar says summer doesn't start until June 21st, I'm pretty sure that Mother Nature thought we should get to summer just a few weeks early! I hope that you each enjoyed a wonderful Memorial day weekend, remembering the sacrifices of so many who have made our country free. As several people have mentioned this weekend, "Thank you" just doesn't seem to say enough to our military personnel and their families, but I know that it is the heart of so many grateful citizens.

As we enter the hopefully relaxing summer months, I hope that you will keep KD in mind. June, July and August have reference meetings, chapter support events, networking meetings, and just general summer-time fun that we would love for you to attend. Also, we currently have 28 paid members as of 5/30/2010 for 2010-2011. CAKD's goal is 75 members for 2010-2011, so we still need many of you to consider joining us to make this the best year EVER for CAKD. Please consider joining as a active ($40) or mailings ($25) member. You can find the membership form in the 2010 annual newsletter, posted here: http://tinyurl.com/2010ANL.

Stay Cool this summer!

In our KD,
Rachel

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Networking 101

The 1st CAKD Networking meeting is on Tuesday, May 25th from 12-1pm at the Arvest Bank at 4400 W Markham (across from UAMS, next to Back Yard Burger)

Our guest speaker is Marcia Cook, and lunch will be provided.

RSVP as soon as possible on the FB event site (http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=104890956223492&ref=ts) or to Tricia Fredninburg at TFREDINBURG@arvest.com

We hope to see you there! 

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Upcoming Spring Events

Pancakes and Planning - April Open Board Meeting -- April 11th
All CAKD members and potential members are invited to attend the Open Board Meeting and officer training to be held on April 11th at 12 noon at Mimi’s CafĂ© in WLR (11725 CHENAL PKWY., LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas 72211). We will be planning the 2010-2011 Calendar of Events and wrapping up the Annual Newsletter.

Eta Sigma (Arkansas/Little Rock) Installation – April 11th
After 2 semesters of hard work, Eta Sigma will receive its charter from National Kappa Delta on April 11th. CAKD members re invited to attend a dessert reception at 7 pm. Tickets are $10, and an RSVP is due to Katie Cooper by April 5th. Please contact centralarkansaskd@hotmail.com if you need a copy of the installation invitation.

KD Happy Hour – April 14th
Back by popular demand – KD Happy Hour / Dinner Group. Comes for drinks or stay for dinner – just have fun with your sisters! April’s meet-up will be at 6 pm at the Red Door (http://www.reddoorrestaurant.net/), (3701 Old Cantrell Road Little Rock, AR 72202). Planning on coming? Give Grace Pendergrass a heads up by calling or texting her at 702-250-0780 or e-mail at grace.pendergrass@googlemail.com. You can also visit the Facebook Event page to RSVP.

GLRAP Sorority Recruitment Workshop – April 25th
The annual event sponsored by the Greater Little Rock Alumnae Panhellenic Association for high school seniors, current college ladies, and their parents to introduce them to the National Panhellenic Conference Sororities is scheduled for 2 pm on Sunday, April 25th at the Darragh Center Auditorium at the Main Library (Central Arkansas Library System), 100 Rock Street Little Rock, AR 72201. Please invite any interested lady to come. The GLRAP website can be found here: http://greaterlittlerockpanhellenic.tripod.com/.

April 2010 Newsletter

Zeta Gamma (Arkansas/Fayetteville) Events
Senior Induction for Zeta Gamma is scheduled for April 25th. For more details, contact Zeta Gamma at
zetagamma@kappadelta.org.

May Annual Mailing Stuffing
The date of the annual newsletter stuffing party will be determined at the April 11th planning meeting.
Arkansas KD State Day – Weekend of September 25th

Save the Date! The Northwest Arkansas Kappa Delta Alumnae chapter is hosting a KD State Day the weekend of the Alabama-Arkansas football game in Fayetteville. NWARKD received a $500 grant for the very 1st KD State Day in Arkansas, and details are being planned for this event. Get excited about this weekend! The CAKD contact for this event is Jessica Riley Holcomb (kdjesi570@hotmail.com). If you are interested in participating on the planning committee, please contact Jessica.

Community Service Opportunities
Each month CAKD will provide opportunities that you can participate in activities that support the values and philanthropies of Kappa Delta Sorority. While there will not be an “official” KD group at these events this month, feel free to grab some sisters and attend to support the great work in our community. Do you have an event that you want to publicize in future newsletters? Send it to
centralarkansaskd@hotmail.com by the 30th of the month, and we will put it in the next months’ newsletter.

Prevent Child Abuse America -- CASA of Pulaski County Pedal Races – April 10th. The 5th Annual Pulaski County CASA Pedal Car Races is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Rivermarket. There will be racing, music, dancing, games and more! Bring your whole family! The cost is $5.00 per child. For more information, check out the CASA website here: http://www.pulaskicountycasa.org/index.cfm.

Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas –Nature’s Gems (Celebrate Earth Day) is scheduled for April 17th at Dunbar Community Center from 10 am to 2 pm. This is a core council event. Contact Mindy Baird (mbaird@girlscoutsdiamonds.org) for more information.

End of Year Reports
CAKD dues-paying members can view the completed “End of Year Reports” at http://dashboard.kappadelta.org. Members login by using their KD Friendship Network Account Information (if you don’t have one, there is a link to the place where you can set one up). CAKD had a GREAT year in 2009-2010. The executive board is looking forward to an even better 2010-2011!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Shamrock Event - March 7!

CAKD has decided to do a shopping event at White House Black Market (201 North University Ave., Little Rock) for our 2010 Shamrock event on from 6 to 8 pm on March 7th. Appetizers will be served, and 10% of all total sales for the shopping party will go to Prevent Child Abuse America, a KD philanthropy, projects and services and Women and Children 1st of Little Rock. We will have Pinwheels for Prevention for sale for $1 each, and feel free to invite your non-KD friends (especially if they love to shop at White House Black Market) to this community service event!

March Business Meeting - March 15!

March Business Meeting / Elections
According to chapter bylaws, March is the month for CAKD’s annual business meeting and elections. The nominating committee has presented the officer slate below, and elections will take place at the Annual Business Meeting at 6:30 PM Monday, March 15th at Creegan’s Restaurant (301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR).  Please make plans to attend and make your voice known. An Installation ceremony will follow immediately after the business meeting.

Executive Board Members - Positions Open!

2010-2011 CAKD Executive Board Slate
A big KD bear hug to Kristi Callaway and Cristina Easterling for preparing the slate of officers for 2010-2011. Elections and Installation will be held on March 15th at the annual business meeting.
            President: Rachel Lipsey
            VP-Membership: Open (Contact Kristi if you are interested in serving in this position)
            VP-Public Relations: Jennifer Stanley
            VP-Community Service: Open (Contact Kristi if you are interested in serving in this position)
            VP-Programming: Grace Pendergrass
            VP-Collegiate Relations: Open (Contact Kristi if you are interested in serving in this position)
            Secretary: Open (Contact Kristi if you are interested in serving in this position)
            Treasurer: Tammye Hall
            Panhellenic Delegate: Angela Plymale

March 2010 Newsletter

Zeta Gamma (Arkansas/Fayetteville) Events
University of Arkansas KDs are hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on March 10th at the house, and a Shamrock Talent Show in the Arkansas Union on March 17th. Senior Induction for Zeta Gamma is scheduled for April 25th.

Eta Sigma (Arkansas/Little Rock) Installation – April 11th
After 2 semesters of hard work, Eta Sigma will receive its charter from National Kappa Delta on April 11th. CAKD members will be invited to attend this event. Expect an invitation in the mail from HQ this month. Please come out and support our newest KD chapter!

April Spa Themed Open Board Meeting
All CAKD members and potential members are invited to attend the Open Board Meeting and officer training to be held in April 2010. The date/place will be announced after the newly appointed officers are elected on March 15th. During this spa themed retreat, CAKD officers, members and potential members will evaluate our past year as an Alumnae Chapter, Approve Chapter Bylaws, participate in Goal Setting for 2010-2011, Budget Planning, and Master Calendar Planning for the year. In between, participants will enjoy making body scrub, pampering themselves with cosmetics, and some spa-themed snacks. Help us make CAKD the best it can be in 2010-2011!

GLRAP Sorority Recruitment Workshop – April 25th
The annual event sponsored by the Greater Little Rock Alumnae Panhellenic Association for high school seniors, current college ladies, and their parents to introduce them to the National Panhellenic Conference Sororities is scheduled for 2 pm on Sunday, April 25th at the Darragh Center Auditorium at the Main Library (Central Arkansas Library System), 100 Rock Street
Little Rock, AR 72201. Please invite any interested lady to come. The GLRAP website can be found here: http://greaterlittlerockpanhellenic.tripod.com/.

May Annual Mailing Stuffing
The date of the annual newsletter stuffing party is TBA.

Other Important Things
     Information for CAKD Annual Reporting – Only 3 people responded to this last month. Please send in your responses ASAP!
o        Are you involved in your local community (PTA, church, Junior League, community service, etc)?
o        If involved in the community, do you hold any leadership positions? If so, what are they?
o        Did you provide any KD chapter assistance this year? How much time and money, and if or if not it was CAB / House Corporation related? Please send this information to Rachel at centralarkansaskd@hotmail.com. 
      Membership Drive – Our annual membership drive will start in May and continue until October, when we will put together the CAKD 2010 Directory. We will offer several different levels of membership this year from $10 Teddy Bear Dues to $50 Diamond Dues. Please consider joining us as a dues paying member in 2010-2011.

Monday, February 8, 2010

CAKD Shamrock Project - Shop Til You Drop!

Join members of the Central Arkansas alumnae chapter on March 7, from 6-8 PM for its Shamrock After Hours Shopping Event at White House Black Market (201 North University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72205 (501) 664-2711). 


10 percent of all sales will support Women and Children 1st (www.wcfarkansas.org/), a local organization helping to protect women and children from abusive situations, and Kappa Delta's Children in Need Fund. 


Come and enjoy some appetizers with a friend and go shopping for a great cause! RSVP to Rachel at centralarkansaskd@hotmail.com.

When: March 7, 6-8pm
Where: White House Black Market, Little Rock
Why: 10% of all sales will support Women and Children 1st and KD's Children in Need Fund
RSVP: centralarkansaskd@hotmail.com

Monday, February 1, 2010

February Newsletter 2010

February Girl Scout Event
Our Girl Scout committee has been brainstorming this past month on an activity for our February Girl Scout event, and is currently talking with local troops to see how we can best be of service. We’ll post the date and time of this February event ASAP.

March Shamrock Event
CAKD has decided to do a shopping event at White House Black Market for our 2010 Shamrock event on March 7th. Appetizers will be served, and 10% of all total sales for the shopping party will go to Prevent Child Abuse America’s, a KD philanthropy, projects and services. We will have Pinwheels for Prevention for sale for $1 each, and feel free to invite your non-KD friends (especially if they love to shop at White House Black Market) to this community service event!

March Business Meeting / Elections
According to chapter bylaws, March is the month for CAKD’s annual business meeting and elections. The nominating committee will present their slate of officers in the March 1st newsletter, and then an election will take place at the Annual Business Meeting to be held Monday, March 15th. Please make plans to attend and make your voice known. An Installation ceremony will follow immediately after the business meeting. An  Open Board Meeting (officer training / 2010-2011 planning meeting) will take place in April, with the Annual Mailing stuffing party in May.

Other Important Things
Nominating Committee – Kristi Callaway, CAKD Parliamentarian and Chair of the Nominating Committee, and Cristina Easterling are beginning the process of nominating the 2010-2011 CAKD Executive Board Members. They are looking for 9 leaders in our group. If you would like to nominate yourself, or any other member, for any of the 9 positions, please contact Kristi at callaway3@sbcglobal.net or Cristina at broomas@gmail.com (see below).

In February, the Nominating Committee will be soliciting applicants for the CAKD Executive Board positions:
President, VP-Membership, VP-Public Relations, VP-Community Service, VP-Programming (formerly social chair), VP-Collegiate Relations (Chapter Support and Reference Coordinator), Secretary, Treasurer, and Panhellenic Delegate. Please begin considering if you may be able to fill one of these positions. Position Descriptions are available through this e-mail, and on the CAKD Google Groups Page.

Information for CAKD Annual Reporting – There are several questions in the Annual Reports to KD HQ that require YOUR participation. Please let me know if you do any of the following by March 1, 2010:
o Are you involved in your local community (PTA, church, Junior League, community service, etc)?
o If involved in the community, do you hold any leadership positions? If so, what are they?
o Did you provide any KD chapter assistance this year? How much time and money, and if or if not it was CAB / House Corporation related? Please send this information to Rachel at centralarkansaskd@hotmail.com.

Membership Drive – Our annual membership drive will start in May and continue until October, when we will put together the CAKD 2010 Directory. We will offer several different levels of membership this year from $10 Teddy Bear Dues to $50 Diamond Dues. Please consider joining us as a dues paying member in 2010-2011.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Shamrock Shopping Night

Please mark your calendars for March 7, 2010 as the date of the CAKD 2010 Shamrock Event. This year we are going to do a Shopping Event at White House Black Market. It will be in the evening of March 7th, and look for more information to come in the next few weeks. We are looking forward to our 1st Shamrock project in quite a while!

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year's Game Night

Mark your calendar for January 26th at 6:30 PM at McAlister’s Grill in West Little Rock for our New Year’s Game night. Bring your favorite board or card game, and we’ll have fun catching up on all the New Year news. RSVP to Rachel at 501-413-0954 or centralarkansaskd@hotmail.com.

January 2010 Newsletter

January Eta Sigma Colony Events
Eta Sigma will have a busy month with 3 separate CDC visits, Second Degree, and Initiation this month. Check your calendars to see if you can help out on any of the following days:

• January 14th at 6:00 PM– New Member Exam. Eta Sigma is in need of non-CAB proctors for this event in
the UALR Donaghey Center, Room D. CAB will be meeting with the CDC national officer in town at that
time, and so we are in need of some KDs to help out for that night. Contact Jessica Holcomb at kdjesi570@hotmail.com or 479-979-8300.

• January 18th at 5:00 PM – Second Degree. Because of CDC and colony scheduling, 2nd Degree has been
planned for a time when no national officer, or assisting chapter, can help with the Eta Sigma 2nd Degree
ceremony. The Eta Sigma CAB has been placed in charge of preparing and presenting the 2nd degree ceremony to the Eta Sigma New Members. This event is much more meaningful if we have Kappa Delta sisters attend and start the first step to welcoming the sisters into our sisterhood. We will have a review at 5 pm in the UALR Donaghey Center, Room D; with the ceremony starting at 6 pm. Contact Rachel Lipsey at
rachel.lipsey@sbcglobal.net or 501-413-0954 if you can help us out.

• January 23rd at 2:00 PM – Initiation. Zeta Omega (Memphis) chapter will prepare and present Initiation for
Eta Sigma at UALR Donaghey Center, Room D. You are invited to come and participate, as well as help
prepare and serve at in the Initiation Reception following. While there is no real need to practice (as Zeta
Omega collegians will take the lead in this ceremony), we can offer a review if members would like. Contact
Rachel Lipsey at rachel.lipsey@sbcglobal.net or 501-413-0954 if you plan to participate.

February Girl Scout Event
Our Girl Scout committee has been brainstorming this past month on an activity for our February Girl Scout event, and is currently talking with local troops to see how we can best be of service. We’ll post the date and time of this February event ASAP.

March Shamrock Event
CAKD has decided to do a shopping event at White House Black Market for our 2010 Shamrock event. Appetizers will be served, and 10% of all total sales for the shopping party will go to Prevent Child Abuse America’s, a KD philanthropy, projects and services. We haven’t nailed down the specific date, but are planning it for a Sunday evening in March. Stay tuned for more details to come!

National KD Things to Remember
Magazine Sales – CAKD is participating in the ongoing Magazine Sales for the Chapter Housing Fund. Check out the QSP website for CAKD at http://www.magfundraising.com/GroupPage.aspx?e=1156217 for all the magazines that are offered.

Scholarships and Grants – Applications for the 2010-2011 Kappa Delta Scholarships and Grants are due on February 1, 2010. For more information, check out the information here: http://www.inkdandbeyond.org/applyforascholarship. Transitional Nominating Committee – National KD is looking for applicants for the new Nominating Committee that will be implementing the new policies for Convention 2009. Check out the application and qualifications here to see if you can help them out: http://www.kappadelta.org/default.aspx?p=35135&naid=2237 

Order of the Emerald and Pearl – Continue to send in nominations for these awards due 10/1/2010.

Kudos
Congrats to CAKD member Tricia Fredinburg on her recent Engagement!