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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Across the State, In Spokane

I have spent the past week at The DKG Society International Convention in Spokane, WA. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional organization for women educators, not a sorority. This was my first International Convention, and it was very interesting; this was a year to rewrite our constitution, and so that process was interesting, if a little involved and time-consuming. The Society has 17 member countries, and so is becoming more global every year, plus it is also becoming more involved with technology and its use for Society business, etc. It's good that our constitution can be amended, and now and then, rewritten, to reflect changing times; only 9 years until its One Hundredth Birthday! Our Founders would probably be both surprised by how much our world has changed in the last 81 years, but also pleased at how their Society continues to fulfill their original purposes.
Eastern WA, where Spokane is located, is a very different climate than where I live in Western WA. However, Spokane has been very considerate to us Westsiders (as well as to everyone else), and the weather has been nice while we're here: warm but not unbearably warm. Their heat here is also DRY, which makes it much more enjoyable than some more humid places. We have all tried to be considerate to Spokane, too: recycling, picking up after ourselves, and stimulating the local economy to the max! Thank you for hosting us, Spokane.

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