Kappa Delta’s Biennial National Convention
Kappa Delta’s 64th Biennial National Convention will take place virtually between June 25-27, 2021. Planning is still underway to adapt to a virtual format.
Have you ever wished you could attend National Convention but were unable to go because of the time or expense involved with traveling to a convention destination? Then this is your year to make it happen as Kappa Delta’s 64th Biennial National Convention moves to a virtual platform.
Convention delegates will conduct the business of the sorority, such as voting on any proposed amendments to the National Bylaws and electing the 2021-2023 National Council. Exceptional members and collegiate and alumnae chapters will be recognized, and the Kappa Delta Foundation will celebrate the many ways members made a difference in the lives of others during the past biennium.
Information regarding registration and the agenda will be released in the coming months. Watch for updates on the Kappa Delta website and in the KD Connect. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to participate in Kappa Delta’s first virtual National Convention and hear from Kappa Delta’s top leaders.
National Council Elections
During National Convention, the sorority’s voting delegates will elect the National Council members who will lead the organization during the 2021-2023 biennium. Kappa Delta’s National Council is both an operational and policymaking board.
More information on National Council Elections is available on the National Elections page of the website. Applications were due Feb. 1. The slate will be available on the Kappa Delta website by May 1, 2021.
The National Bylaws provide a process for floor nominations. A floor nominee’s consent and eligibility must be ascertained before her name is placed in nomination. Information about how floor nominations and voting will take place using the new virtual platform will be provided in advance of the 2021 National Convention on Kappa Delta’s website and in electronic communications.
Those eligible to vote are official delegates from collegiate and alumnae chapters in good standing, National Leadership Team members and National Council officers.
Kappa Deltas can play a vital role in the sorority by serving on the Nominating Committee that helps determine KD’s future leaders. Members of the Nominating Committee interview and slate candidates to serve on the National Council and recommend the next biennium’s Nominating Committee members.
The Nominating Committee consists of six alumnae members, including a chairman. At least two of these members possess specialized skills in interviewing and hiring and/or nominating experience gained through their work or volunteer positions with other organizations. At least three members are alumnae who have demonstrated leadership and experience in service to Kappa Delta at the local and/or national level. Applications to serve on the 2021-2023 Nominating Committee were due Feb. 1.
If you have questions regarding nominations for the National Council and/or the Nominating Committee, please email Nominating Committee Chair Leah Cardona Schnoor.
Delegates to the 2021 National Convention will vote on proposed amendments to the National Bylaws, which were last updated in 2019. The National Bylaws document is available in the Resource Library. Proposed amendments were due to the National Bylaws Committee Feb. 1. The National Bylaws Committee will review submitted suggested amendments for inclusion in a committee-approved Amendments to the National Bylaws that will be released in April for all voting delegates to view prior to National Convention. Delegates to the 2021 National Convention will vote on these proposed amendments to the National Bylaws.
Please email any questions you may have to National Bylaws Committee Chair Alane Hall.