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EThe Epsilon Mu chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, Katy ISD, will celebrate the founding of their sorority in October. Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization for women educators. To be eligible for membership, women must be employed full-time in teaching with at least two years classroom experience, have a degree in education or a teacher certification and receive recommendation from a member.

Alpha Delta Kappa has over 40,000 members and more than 1,410 chapters in every state in the United States and Puerto Rico as well as Australia, Canada, Jamaica and Mexico.

Around the world, Alpha Delta Kappa members combine their energies and talents to enrich their lives and the lives of others through thousands of heart-warming, community-based altruistic projects.  Nationally, members and their foundation gave over $14.4 million in scholarships and other gifts and more than 2 million hours to educational and charitable causes. Epsilon Mu chapter is comprised of 35 women teachers in the Katy ISD who have supported many charitable and altruistic activities in our community. The chapter celebrated the 25th year of its charter with a dinner meeting in May. Three of its members have also attained the Silver Sister recognition for being members for 25 years.

Recent donations have been given to the Texas Alzheimer’s Research Consortium and Project S.A.V.E which built an elementary school in in Ta Rinh Viet Nam. The group has also donated items to the Threads of Love group, the Smile Train,  Katy Christian Ministries, participated in the St. Jude’s Walk and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Projects. A scholarship is given annually to a graduating senior from the District. In October, the group will visit the Oakmont Facility to socialize with the residents and play Bingo.  The members will also meet with other chapters for a District IX Founders’ Day Luncheon at the River Bend Country Club in Sugar Land.

Elizabeth Stelevich, Epsilon Mu president, represented the chapter by recently attending the International Convention in Chicago. More than 2,000 members met to celebrate Alpha Delta Kappa and its accomplishments. More information on the Sorority can be obtained by visiting the website alphadeltakappa.org or by contacting Mrs. Stelevich at aestel@comcast.net. The first meeting of the school year will be held at the Hayes Elementary School, Monday, Sept. 12 at 4:15 p.m.

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