2015-17 Newsletter Guidelines

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
Gamma State ~ Oklahoma
   

GAMMA STATE ORGANIZATION

CHAPTER COMMUNICATIONS AWARD
2015 – 2017 CRITERIA CHECKLIST


All newsletters and submissions to the Limelighter and local newspapers dated from July 1, 2016 through May 1, 2017 will be considered for the Gamma State Communications Awards. You must email or mail copies of your chapter’s newsletters as well as copies of your submissions to the Limelighter and to your local newspaper to your Communication Chairman by May 1, 2017.  Articles published in local newspapers must mention Delta Kappa Gamma.

 

REQUIRED ELEMENTS for all Newsletters:   ( 8 points)

Newsletters without required elements will not be considered

1.    Mission and Vision Statement

2.    Month and year of the issue

3.    Chapter Name, Area ( East or West)

4.    Name of Editor and contact information

 

OUTSTANDING CONTENT  (20 points)                                                                                   

·         President’s Message

·         Members Honored

·         Chapter Activities (related to education) and the community

·         Legislative Action

·         Professional News (i.e. evaluations, special courses, travel, etc.

·         Gamma State and Society References

·         Projects and Goals (reveal your Chapter’s identity)

·         Description of Meetings (next Chapter meeting and the previous meeting)

·         Minutes or summary of previous meeting, so members are kept up-to-date


OUTSTANDING FORMAT/CREATIVITY  (20 points)

·         An innovative Newsletter Name

·         Consistent Margins (sides, top and bottom)

·         Varied Column Widths

·         Headlines in Larger Font than Article

·         White Space for Ease of Reading

·         Artistic Design of Masthead

·         Use of Society Symbols

·         Placement of Quality Photos and Graphics


ELECTRONIC MEDIA  
 (20 points)

·         Chapter has a website

·         Chapter website has been certified by the International representative

·         Chapter has a social media information page (such as Facebook)

 

MEMBER NEWS  (7 points)

·         Personal news (birth, deaths, birthdays, etc.)

·         Honors, Retirement

·         Member biographies

 

MISCELLANEOUS (15 points)

·         4 or more chapter newsletters to sent to President, State President and Limelighter editor.  Optional to committee members.

·         One (1) submission to Limelighter 

·         News of SW Regional, International, Gamma State

 

CREATIVE ARTICLES (8 points)

·         Poetry, recipes, etc.

·         Book reviews

·         Devotionals/Inspiration

 

ATTENDANCE (2 points)

·         Chapter has a communication chair or contact person (may be president) who attends LeadershipDevelopment /Conference and submits completed documentation for the Communication Award by the deadline date. 

All chapters entering will receive recognition.  There will be two (2) awards given for the Outstanding Newsletter.  There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from the East and also from the West.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your Gamma State Committee Chair, Ramona Paine or the following committee members:

Mail or e-mail by May 1, 2016 to: Committee Members:

Ramona Paine, Chair                                     
1327 Cheyenne Ave.                                 
Enid, OK 73703                                            
Ramona.paine@gmail.com  

Committee Members:
Debbie Schimmer, 
daschimmer@aol.com

Linda Johnson, davlin1965@sbcglobal.net

JoAnn Hefley, jahefley@sbcglobal.net

Leigh Dugger, nbctshortteacher@yahoo.com

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Kathy Davis,
Sep 4, 2016, 9:04 AM
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Kathy Davis,
Sep 4, 2016, 9:04 AM
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