By: Penni Perrault, Valencia Community Contributor
Delta Kappa Gamma members were invited to the 2017 Southwest Regional Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 4-7. Several local members had the pleasure and privilege to attend, including chapter presidents Penni Perrault and Judy Winokur. The DKG International president, Carolyn Pitman’s theme was “Leading Women Educators Impacting Education worldwide” and the Regional conference theme was “Experiencing a Lifestyle of Aloha.”
One of the keynote speakers was Dr. Shawn Malia Kana’iaupuni who is the Director of Public Education Support at Kamehameh School. She is a volunteer crew member of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and promotes the efforts of the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage. The voyaging canoes have just completed three years of circumnavigating the globe. The worldwide voyage is so we can learn about the relationships between people, our oceans and land and everything it encompasses. Dr. Malia was a dynamic speaker who is calling us to action to embed our values in our hopes and shared dreams and to expand local cultures. Her program starts from a place of empathy and kindness. She discussed the urgency and hope to save the earth.
Delta Kappa Gamma is an International Honor Society for women educators, which promotes professional and personal growth for women educators and excellence in education.