GAC Soup Kitchen Now Open!

GAC Soup Kitchen Now Open!

The Past President’s Council is proud to continue the Community Soup KItchen in partnership with Indiana American Water Company, New Mt. Moriah MB Church and the Jewels of Fortitude Foundation.
Come eat with us! The Community Soup Kitchen is going on EVERY 1st Saturday of the month from 12pm-2pm.
FREE to anyone who desires a hot meal.

Please spread the word.
New Mt. Moriah MB Church 1917 Carolina St. Gary.
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7th Annual Delta Tea

7th Annual Delta Tea

The 7th Annual Delta Tea is back!
“The Art of a Grande Tea” A celebration of art and education in the community will celebrate a plethora of arts and education in a high tea environment.

Art, dance, music, fashion, opera and vendors will be showcased.
Fashion show by The Global Village of Chicago, Illinois

All proceeds will benefit the GAC Scholarship Fund to aid youth in their collegiate quests.

Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children (12 and under)
*EventBrite ticket sales until Saturday, May 11, 2019 (users will absorb individual EventBrite fees for usage)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-delta-tea-tickets-59724065287?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

Patricia Bailey-Johnson & Irene Smith-King, Chairs

Candidates’ Forum

Candidates’ Forum
Come out and hear the Gary Mayoral Race candidates in an unbiased, non-partisan candidate forum that will address and answer issues regarding the mayor’s race and the City of Gary.
Hosted by the Political Awareness Committee of Gary Alumnae Chapter, The Gamma Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Gary Teacher’s Union.
Early Arrival is suggested!

International Awareness Project for Africa

International Awareness Project for Africa
A little of your spare change today can spare a child’s life today, tomorrow and beyond.
Please consider getting a rice bowl from us or have your group to partner with us to give an African child a healthier future.
We’re FIGHTING poverty, hunger and HIV/AIDS! Join us.
For more information, please visit www.ricebowls.org.
Give today by donating to the Gary Alumnae Chapter. For more information, email us at garyalumnaedst@gmail.com and use “rice bowls” in the subject line.
Funds assist children in impoverished African countries.
Put your spare change in often; fill up the bowl; turn it in. It’s that simple!
Deadline for Rice Bowls are Saturday, May 18, 2019
Sponsored by the International Awareness & Involvement Committes, Shalonda Jones, Chairperson.
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GAC’s Jelks Launches Dance Curriculum E-Course

GAC’s Jelks Launches Dance Curriculum E-Course

GOOD NEWS!
Congrats to GAC’s Krystle Jelks on the launch of her Dance Curriculum Academy e-course! If you’ve struggled with creating stellar dance curriculum for your studio, your individual dance classes, or your in-school dance education program, this is for you!! In my e-course she’s breaking down every step of creating dance curriculums. I’m providing templates, checklists and worksheets to help you in your dance curriculum journey.
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~Step-by-step Curriculum Design
~Lesson Plan Creation
~Evaluation and Student Assessment Tools
~Tutorial Worksheets and Checklists
~Support
~Community
~Accountability
~Dance Education Professional Development
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More details and pricing information are available at www.krystledionne.com/courses! If you have any questions, feel free to contact her!

Krystle is a professionally trained dancer who is an alumnus of Emerson Visual Performing Arts Academy of Gary, Indiana and Ball State University.  She has danced with Columbia College Chicago, the Center for Community Arts Partnerships and has had other professional stints throughout the country.

Davis Promotion

Davis Promotion

GOOD NEWS!

Congratulations to GAC’s Danyele L Davis on her recent career promotion to Senior Vice President of Flowers Communications Group, Chicago, IL. Danyele has overseen million dollar accounts with MillerCoors, Brown-Forman (Jack Daniels) & the Chicago Park District. She has developed the award-winning initiative “Tap the Future” for MillerCoors & has won many industry awards including the PCC Platinum Award for her work on the “Get Fit with Walgreens” program. Danyele was initiated at the Nu Eta Chapter and has won the Delta of the year award for Gary Alumnae Chapter.  She credits her success to a consistent prayer life & gives God all of the glory. Learn more about Flowers Communications Group at www.explorefcg.com & see how they “FLOW.”

Kudos and best wishes to our sister. We know that she will continue to excel!

Roll Out the Red Carpet for Reading 2019

Roll Out the Red Carpet for Reading 2019

The Gary Alumnae Chapter’s May Week Committee Presents it’s 5th Annual “Roll Out the Red Carpet for Reading Event!”

Join GAC as we simultaneously read to over 500 third graders in the East Chicago & Gary School Corporations on Thursday, May 16, 2019!

The reading materials are chosen and provided by our awesome partner The Gary Literary Coalition- Era C. Twyman, Director.

Would you like to volunteer to read or know someone who would love to read? Please email May Week Chair, Dianne Canton-Reed @ garyalumnaedst@gmail.com TODAY! We also welcome corporate and educational partnerships.

Reading is only for 30-45 minutes (depending on the attention spans) and the more creative you are with your attire and reading, the better the experience is for the child.

Why is third grade so important to a child’s educational development? To start, third grade is the transitional year when a child moves from learning to read – using their knowledge of the alphabet to identifying words – to reading to learn or using books as a source of information. We want to send a message to students, schools and lawmakers that READING is fundamental!

*May Week is a national program of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. that was created in 1920. A week in May is set aside for programs highlighting academic and professional achievements and the events emphasize the importance of higher education in the community, especially for black women.

The GAC May Week Committee Chairperson is Dianne Canton-Reed.

May Week 2019

May Week 2019

May Week is a national program of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. that was created in 1920. A week in May is set aside for programs highlighting academic and professional achievements and the events emphasize the importance of higher education in the community, especially for black women.

We continue the tradition of May Week in GAC with events in NWI to foster education and achievement in the community. Please plan to join us for one of our May Week events.   May Week will convene 5/13 – 5/17/2019.

Please continue to check back with us and on our social media sites as we update our “to be announced” activities.
Dianne Canton-Reed, May Week Chair

St. Mark AME Zion Church of EC Honoring GAC & Other D9 Organizations

St. Mark AME Zion Church of EC Honoring GAC & Other D9 Organizations

Love Feast Luncheon will honor the Divine 9 Greek lettered organizations for their service throughout the community.

Food, fellowship, information and fun!

Sat. April 27, 2019 @3pm
4200 Alder St. East Chicago, IN 46312

Tickets are $25.00.  Please contact St. Mark AME Zion Church at (219) 398-4653