By Ken Taylor
A Few Words About the Title
The Friday Letter began as “A private letter to Circle officers and other leaders…” on October 7, 1988 from O∆K’s second Executive Director, William S. Zerman. During the first two years it was sent weekly, then every other week for several years, until it became a monthly communication under O∆K’s third Executive Director, Dr. Jack Morgan. Bill Zerman’s early letters were short and snappy, providing quick updates from the National Office in the days before Twitter and blogs, with famous quotations and amusing anecdotes sprinkled throughout the two pages. Reinstating The Friday Letter for O∆K after it’s been on hiatus for three years, I’ll keep the focus on Circle and Society matters as Interim Executive Director
Fall Mailing and Circle Outreach
Faculty Secretaries will soon receive an Events & Deadlines magnet and a new branding guidelines CD in the mail.The national headquarters staff will also be emailing every Faculty Secretary soon, as part of our annual Circle outreach. We’ll ask about your availability for a short call to check in with you for any officer updates and to answer any questions you may have. As always, an important part of this outreach is to express our sincere thanks for your service to the Society.
The Circle Magazine
The summer issue of The Circle magazine is now available online, celebrating a busy year in O∆K. The 47th Biennial Convention was held this summer in Charlotte, NC. New officers were elected and the Society unveiled a new brand. Fifteen new Circles were added last academic year and 112 Circles were honored with Circle Recognition Awards.
Omicron Delta Kappa is proud to partner with the QS MBA Tour for the fifth year in a row to provide graduate school connections for members. The fall 2012 tour includes stops in 21 cities across the United States. The complete schedule can be found online at topmba.com. Admission to all tour events is free of charge for O∆K Members.
Many thanks to the members of the University of Richmond Circle for their successful campaign to raise the funds to pay for the installation of a flagpole at O∆K’s National Headquarters. A dedication ceremony will be held in the near future.
Just a reminder that the national headquarters staff is always ready and willing to respond to questions or concerns. It is our privilege to support our Circle Officers and members. The office is open Monday – Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern time.