40 Years of Kappa Delta Sisterhood
History of Greater Atlanta Day Alumnae Chapter
The Greater Atlanta Day Alumnae Chapter was founded in June of 1968 when 12 alumnae petitioned Kappa Delta’s National Council to form a new daytime association. Our first meeting was held in September that year and we have been going strong ever since. Today we have 80 members representing 40+ different collegiate chapters from around the country. And we are proud to say that 7 of the original 12 members are still active.
GADAC supports Kappa Delta’s National Charities: Girl Scouts, Prevent Child Abuse America, Children’s Hospital in Richmond, VA and the Kappa Delta Foundation. Our local philanthropic efforts include support for Interfaith Outreach Home for families in Chamblee, local Girl Scouts chapter, and Wellspring Living.
Working with our buddy chapter – Epsilon Gamma – at North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, GA has been fun and rewarding. Our first joint project was “Run Dahlonega 2008” a 5K Race at the North Georgia Campus. It was so successful, raising over $10,000 where the proceeds went to support the Rainbow House in both Dahlonega and in East Point. We also support their recruitment parties and sponsor their Senior Induction ceremony. In 2009, we took under our wing a new collegiate chapter – Eta Mu of Georgia College and State University. Providing support both financially and onsite with their recruitment parties and philanthropy projects. Working with the collegians is dear to our hearts and we gain so much from these remarkable, beautiful young women!
Our Atlanta local chapter has consistently been one of the top Kappa Delta Alumnae Associations in the country with many National Awards over the years. Recognized for Programming Excellence Award, Girl Scout Support Award, Joint Shamrock Award (2 times), A.D. Vaughan Philanthropy Award and Membership Building Award. However we are most proud of our “Alumnae Excellence Award” for 2003, 2005 and 2007 – given only to the top 10 associations in the nation. AND AGAIN IN 2009!!
Many of our members are among Kappa Delta’s national officers/national volunteers – both present and past.
Current/Past National Officers / National Volunteers
Dot Mears – National Leadership Team
Jane Randolph – Alumnae Lead Coordinator & Georgia State Coordinator
Jodi Wallace – Alumnae Division Director
Cynthia Weston – Alternate Delegate to National Panhellenic Conference
Nancy Courtney & Jane Randolph – Past Presidents – Atlanta Alumnae Panhellenic Council
Libby Lindahl – past KD Foundation Board of Directors, past Atlanta Alumnae Panhellenic President
If you are looking for an opportunity to get involved and find a community of friends in the Kappa Delta Sisterhood, we invite you to join us!
Please contact Lynn Routenberg for more information.