Making an Impact

DKG California 
Educational - Professional - Making an Impact

California State Organization


Left to Right: Carrie, Audelia, Pat, Daphne, Erica, Lynette, Gaye, Shannon

Erica Bravo

Chapter: Zeta Omicron

Area: XV


My Roles:

Professional: Teacher, Mentor Teacher


Chapter: Treasurer, Spring Fling,


State: Membership Expansion

Daphne Cagle

Chapter: Alpha Eta

Area: VI


My Roles:

Professional: Speech and Language Specialist, Induction Support Provider


Chapter: President, 1st and 2nd Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer


State: Area VI Director, Corresponding Secretary, 1st Vice President, Convention Local Arrangements Chair, Education Law and Policy, State Membership Committee    


International: Leadership Management Seminar 2012

Lynette Lange                        

Chapter: Delta Iota

Area: X


My Roles:

Professional: Elementary Teacher


Chapter: President, 1st Vice President, numerous committees


State: Area X Director

Shannon Ramos                                

Chapter: Eta

Area: XII


My Roles:

Professional:  Master Teacher and District Trainer


Chapter: Treasurer, Co-President, Parliamentarian, Recording Secretary, Legislation, Global Awareness, Chapter Rules, Newsletter Editor


Area: Newsletter Editor


State: Membership Expansion

Gaye Renna               

Chapter: Delta Rho

Area: IV


My Roles:

Professional: Elementary Teacher, Mentor Teacher, Staff Development Trainer


Chapter: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Membership


State: Area IV Director, Membership Expansion

Audelia (Dee)  Simpson, Chair

Chapter: Alpha Pi

Area: XV


My Roles:


Professional: Elementary Teacher, Reading Recovery, Site Staff Development, CELDT Site Coordinator


Chapter: President, Assistant Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, Finance, Nominations, Projects


Area: Secretary


State: Area XV Director, Membership Expansion

Carrie Teves

Chapter: Beta Kappa

Area: VII


My Roles:


Professional: Teacher, Master Teacher


Chapter: President, Recording Secretary


State: Membership Expansion

Patricia Twyman                    

Chapter: Beta Gamma

Area: XVI


My Roles:


Professional: Nurse, Teacher, Administrator


Chapter: President, Vice President, Secretary


State: President, 1st Vice President, Personal Growth and Service, Convention Local Arrangements, Vendor Procurement, Membership Expansion


  1. Develop plans and projects to assist Chapters in seeking new members, providing orientation, encouraging reorientation and retention, and conducting initiations
  2. Establish ongoing communication with Area Directors, Area Membership Chairmen, Chapter Presidents, and Chapter Membership Chairmen
  3. Present State Workshops and Area/Chapter programs developing an awareness of membership obligations
  4. Administer the Order of the Rose Awards Program as stipulated in the Standing Rules of DKG California, Section 2.10
  5. Encourage the formation of new Chapters
  6. Assist Area Directors in the formation of new Chapters
  7. Direct the local organizer in the procedure of establishing new Chapters
  8. Provide guidance to newly chartered Chapters
  9. Establish ongoing communication with Area Directors and Chapter presidents
  10. Evaluate and make recommendations regarding the effectiveness of the Area structure.
  11. Facilitate Necrology responsibilities which include:

1)     Receive copies of the “Report of a Death of a Member” (Form 6)

2)     Write letters of condolence to families and Chapters of deceased members on behalf of DKG California

3)     Submit names of deceased members to the California Connection

   12. Plan and conduct the annual Celebration of Life ceremony.
   13. Coordinate recognition of members and Chapters observing significant anniversaries.
   14. Plan and coordinate the initiation of DKG California Honorary members who have been previously elected by the DKG California           Executive Board.