Five members of Delta Gamma attended the Alpha Delta Kappa Leadership Seminar at the First Baptist Church of Ocala on Saturday, January 26. They were Joyce White, Louise Ross, Kay Wall, Josephine Simons, and Sue Miller.
The guest speaker was Thea Greer, the Founder of Possibilities Abound, Inc. which is a non-profit organization working to bring a better future to the children of Zambia through health and education. Ms. Greer’s group has built a pre-school in a Zambian village for 50 children and three teachers. They are planning on a second school in the near future. The median age of Zambians in 17 years of age. In order to give these children a better future, Possibilities hopes to begin with the pre-schoolers. A child can be sponsored for just $200 a year.
The 2018 project for Alpha Delta Kappa was to raise funds to build onto a school in Haiti. The goal was $50,000 but the members of ADK raised $59,221.98. Some ADK members visited Haiti this past summer to see how the construction was going. For another effort called Project Potential, the members of Florida Alpha Delta Kappa are raising money for Take Stock in Children. Delta Gamma is participating in this effort.
The Florida chapters donated funds to help sister chapters in Texas, North Carolina, West Virginia, and the Florida Panhandle. Today ADK members brought school supplies that were being taken back to the Panhandle schools this weekend. Delta Gamma donated almost $500 in gift cards at Christmas to teachers in the Panhandle.
Delta Gamma is also a supporter of the Florida State University ADK House in Tallahassee which has become a model house for the Southern Scholarship Foundation. The educators of Florida are busy helping students, teachers, and parents through these many charitable efforts. The next state meeting will be in October.