Updated: Fri 29.Jan 2016
Golden Gift Fund Committee Work
I have represented Europe in the Golden Gift Fund Committee during this biennium. This has been a good and enjoyable experience. The Golden Gift Fund was established in 1979 to commemorate the
Society's 50th anniversary. When money is available, interest from investments and contributions are used to finance the Leadership Management Seminar.
The Golden Gift Fund Committee administers the fund income after Executive Board approval of recommended projects. The Golden Gift Fund Committee determines guidelines for use, recommends projects to the Executive Board and determines criteria for selection of Leadership Management Seminar participants.
Beverly Helms International President, Gudný Helgadóttir, Corlea Plowman Executive Director, Marilyn Riddle, Vicki Tigert Davis Chair, Rhonda Anderson and Donna Myers
The Golden Gift Fund Committee meets twice at DKG‘s headquarter in Austin, Texas. First for one and a halv day during the first half of January to prepare the application form, rating scheme, content of the seminar, information etc. for the coming Management Leadership Seminar. The second meeting is one year later and this time for two days and a half. Before this meeting each member has rated the applications and sent its ratings to the headquarter. This takes some time in December. However, it is interesting and one learns a lot from this work. At the meeting the committee discusses the results, goes through all the applications and selects 30 participants plus 3 alternates. At this meeting the committee revises different documents and prepares a report on its work to the international convention. At the second meeting the committee met representatives from the Univeristy of Texas who are responsible for the seminar and representatives from the local DKG who takes care of participants in July. Two committee members will be present and take care of the two-weeks seminar in July at the University of Texas. The European representative as other representatives has the responsibility to inform about the Gold Gift Fund Committee and the seminar at the regional conference with an info fair and in some cases a workshop.
Further information about the Golden Gift Fund Committee is at www.dkg.org
Gudný Helgadóttir, European representative on Gold Gift Fund Committee,
Gamma Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, Iceland
Updated: Tue 15.Apr 2014