Academic journal article Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin

The Four R's of Membership

Academic journal article Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin

The Four R's of Membership

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Relationships

Informal surveys of DKG members have shown that 90% or more regard genuine spiritual fellowship as the most valuable quality of their membership. Friendship, honor, and professional support build the bonds that members cherish.

Recruit

Recruiting new members is about reaching out to another educator who would benefit from these connections, too. The plaque in Austin that commemorates the founding of Delta Kappa Gamma says this is a "Society to honor women who have given or who evidence a potential of distinctive service in any field of education." We have all met that new teacher who shows amazing potential and excitement for her craft. What better way to make an impact than to note her bright talent and mentor her into excellence? And if a teacher asks about DKG and says she is interested in membership, hasn't she shown a spark of distinction with her inquiry? That's a perfect time to invite her to a meeting and tell her more. Retired teachers often enjoy associating with and supporting active educators. Give them a chance to be a part!

Retain

The membership recruitment plan is designed to strengthen relationships. The buddy system helps brand-new members build lifelong friendships from the very first meeting. And the assigned sponsor experiences the reciprocal joy that mentoring brings. …

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