ADK celebrates 50 years
Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 2:43 pm
The Tennessee Omicron Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa celebrated its mid-century birthday with a celebration at Betty Nan Carroll’s house recently.
Three past state presidents, one president-elect, two state officers, one West Tennessee officer and three guests joined the chapter in a celebration ceremony ,enjoying food, sharing past memories and giving gifts.
Each silver, sapphire and guest sister received certificates.
The chapter was started May 16, 1961, by May King from Dyersburg with nine fellow teachers.
The nine ladies were Louise Barry, Zora Brasher, Frankie Farmer, Irene Fuller, Marguerite Glisson, Maggie Jetter, Hortense and Virginia Parrish and Lora Westbrook.
The Omicron Chapter has established two chapters: Beta Delta in Union City and Beta Lambda in Obion County. Since October was Breast Cancer Awareness month, many wore pink.
The chapter donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure effort as its October altruistic project.
Alpha Delta Kappa was organized in 1947 by four ladies, yet today boasts 43,000 members in over 1,500 chapters.
It is an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding.
Membership, which is honorary and based on peer recognition, provides a wealth of opportunities for leadership development and networking through workshops, training sessions, conferences and conventions.
Tennessee Omicron’s current leaders are Katana Hawks, Kristy Jolley, Judy Todd, Barbara Barber, Nancy Taylor, Lea Ann Crowe, Gail Quinton, Stacey Fisher, Lisa Evans and Jerrie Conley.
Tennessee will have its convention at Pickwick State Park Convention Center March 23-25, 2012.