THE BIG IDEA
WE'RE DOING A
MAKEOVER OF KAPPA
FOR EVERY WOMAN
WHO IS AND WILL
EVER BE A KAPPA
As Kappa introduces the evolution of its volunteer and leadership structure, we're reminded that since our founding we have believed in a woman's potential to inspire and impact the world. We've learned that with a few friends and the right preparation, we can do just that. Just as today is not the same as yesterday, today's woman is not the same as tomorrow's. So we will adapt. And the women of Kappa Kappa Gamma will lead the way. We'll call them "women who Kappa."
#WomenWhoKappa are value-based women putting their own spin on life, and they are Kappas. For some, Kappa has played a role in creating everything from friendships to personal development. For others, Kappa is their first opportunity to lead and their place to exercise capabilities that aren't used in their day-to-day lives. We hope for each woman, Kappa is a valuable experience toward which she invests her time, talent and treasure. If her time doesn't allow, we hope she feels a sense of comfort knowing Kappa will be there for her when she's ready. Whether she's outwardly involved or cheering us on from the sidelines, she does it all because it's her Kappa too.
As a fellow member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, we thank you for being you. We look forward to getting to know you better and working together to make Kappa a world-class women's organization.
THE BIG IDEA EXPLAINED
Our members brought forth a resolution at the 2012 General Convention calling on the Fraternity to examine the current structure and evaluate the demands on Kappa volunteers.
In response to this resolution, a task force was appointed in 2013 by Fraternity Council to evaluate the following:
The role of Council as the Fraternity's visionary, policy making, direction-setting body.
The role of Headquarters staff.
Appropriate responsibilities for professional staff and for volunteers.
Utilization of the regional and province teams.
Utilization of standing and special committees, with special consideration for the Nominating Committee.
Leadership development within the organization.
Reorganizing and creating doable, interesting and rewarding volunteer positions.
Kappa Kappa Gamma will always remain a volunteer-driven organization. We're simply being faced with new challenges that the leadership is committed to solving to ensure Kappa's future.
Stay on this journey with us. It's your Kappa too.
HOW WE GOT HERE
The Long-Range Planning Task Force strongly believes that Kappa Kappa Gamma should adopt a new governance structure to better meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s members. The Fraternity must attract, inspire, and engage Kappa alumnae, collegians, and volunteers if we are to continue to be the world-class organization for women we have been for almost 150 years.
The complete Long-Range Planning Task Force Report is now available. To read the full report, click here.