Delta Kappa Gamma In Iceland

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is an international organization for women educators. It was founded by 12 women in Austin Texas in 1929. The headquarters are in Austin which is also the home of the Society´s website. The Society has now state organizations in many countries outside the USA.
The Icelandic organization was founded in 1975 with the Alfa chapter. In Iceland there are twelve chapters. Five of them are in the Reykjavík area and two in the North in Akureyri area. We also have one in each of the other regions; in the West, in the South, in the East, in the South-West and in the West Fjords. The chapters are independent and organize at least four meetings a year.

The chapters form a State organization which is part of the European region which was established in 1998. A state convention is held biennially in odd-numbered years. The state organization publishes a newsletter twice a year. Membership is by invitation. Those who are instated acquire full rights as members of a chapter, the state organization and the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. New chapters are founded with a ceremony and new members are initiated formally into existing chapters.