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World Wide Web Page!!



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Kelly Currie, Webmaster
Great Scott Enterprises

Winner of the 1999 Saginaw Branch 
NAACP Digital Divide Award


We are KUDOS! Sons of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated! Gamma Kappa Chapter!
Gamma Kappa KUDOS! Men of excellence!

"Behold, how good and joyful a thing it is for brethren to dwell in unity!"
                                                                            Psalm 133:1

Welcome to the OFFICIAL Gamma Kappa Kudos Club World Wide Web Page! We are the very first Kudos Club in the Midwestern Region and the very first Kudos Club in the entire nation to develop our very own OFFICIAL World Wide Web Page!

The Gamma Kappa Kudos Club is based in Saginaw, Michigan and was chartered in October 1992 under the direction of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated, Gamma Kappa Chapter (also based in Saginaw, Michigan). We are one of 23 Kudos Clubs located throughout eight states (Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin) which comprise the Midwestern Region, and at present, there are five regions (Eastern, Far Western, Midwestern, Southeastern, and Southwestern) and over 100 Kudos Clubs across the country. To access a list of all the chapters comprising the Midwestern Region of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated, click here.

The Kudos Club is one of two youth groups under the direction of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated; the other group is the Xinos Club. The Kudos Club is designed to contribute to the growth of young men (the Xinos Club emphasizes the same contribution with young women) academically, spiritually, civically, and socially. The general purpose of the Kudos Club (along with membership qualifications and eligibility) can be accessed now by clicking here.

All prospective candidates are invited to become members because of their good character. To keep up the good character of the Kudos Club, there are certain standards that must be met. These relate to manners, cooperation, attendance, punctuality, appearance, and respect of themselves and others.

This web page is devoted entirely to the Gamma Kappa Kudos Club and serves three critical purposes: first, to enlighten every visitor into the activities and community services we perform and provide not only to benefit and enrich ourselves, but the Saginaw community and beyond; second, to profile our brief (yet illustrious) history, yet holding mindful (and prayerful) that we cannot allow past triumphs, previous failures, and future successes to hinder what must presently be accomplished; and third, to spotlight the dedicated and determined members, parents, and advisors currently and previously involved the Gamma Kappa Kudos Club before the world.

We hope you enjoy browsing through our OFFICIAL World Wide Web Page, and we invite you to feel free to visit our page again! If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to send us e-mail and we will respond to your inquiries and requests as soon as possible!

To send us e-mail, click .

If your browser is unable to send e-mail to us directly from this link, our e-mail address is: gkkudos@yahoo.com

If you wish to reach us with questions, comments, or requests for us to perform at or assist within your function, and do not have access to e-mail, send them to us at this address:
The Gamma Kappa Kudos Club
6 Salem Court
Saginaw, Michigan 48601-6656

Click below to access the active members of the Gamma Kappa Kudos Club for 2000-2001:



Click below to access the Gamma Kappa Kudos Club:

Advisory Staff
Parent Advisory
Special Friends
Past Presidents
Regional Conference
Awards and Honors
Men of Excellence Award
Kudos of
the Year


The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated was founded in New Jersey in 1923. There were originally eight women who began the sorority: Julia Asbury Barnes, Ella Wells Butler, Margurite Gross, Florence Steele Hunt, Ella McConnell, Gladys Cannon Nunery, Gladys Merritt Ross, and Mildred Morris Williams. They are collectively known as The Founders. The founders wanted to have teachers and other women involved in the teaching profession to become better teachers and share in a feeling of sisterhood. In working together, the members of their sorority could become better in their profession, help their community, and experience personal growth by learning and doing new things. Today, there are chapters of the sorority throughout the United States - making it a national sorority. Click here to access the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated, Gamma Kappa Chapter:
Active Roster

Click here to access our activities for the months of:



The Gamma Kappa Kudos Club, along with other Kudos and Xinos Clubs, must complete a five-point program of various activities concerning the themes of: African-American History, Cultural, Educational, Community/Volunteer Services, and a Christmas Project. Click here to access information concerning the major activities we offer to the public, play a major role in, or support.

The "official" radio stations for this web site are WTLC-FM 105.7 in Indianapolis, Indiana, KISS-FM 94.5 in Dayton, Ohio, and WLVE-FM 93.9 in Miami, Florida. (If you have not done so already, you must first download Real Player 8 or Windows Media Player 7 by clicking on one of the respective logos below - both are FREE!)


To listen to a LIVE broadcast, click on the one of the logos below:


If these formats are not to your liking, click !

Click below to access information concerning the host hotels for the past Xinos/Kudos Midwestern Regional Conferences:


April 13 - April 15


April 21 - April 23


April 1 - April 3


April 16 - April 18


April 25 - April 27

April 5 - April 7
April 20 - April 22
March 31 - April 2
April 9 - April 11
April 17 - April 19
Kansas City,
April 4 - April 6
April 12 - April 14
April 21 - April 23
April 8 - April 10
April 16 - April 18


Click on the links below to access photos of the Gamma Kappa Kudos Club!
2000 Photos
Part One
2000 Photos
Part Two


The Gamma Kappa Kudos Club would like to leave you with these thoughts:

Watch your thoughts; they may become words.
Watch your words; they may become action.
Watch your actions; they may become your character.
Watch your character; it may become your destiny.
--Shared by Mr. Wynn Watkins

And these excerpts from Dr. Seuss (1990):

Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Congratulations! Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the the guys who'll decide where to go.

You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
You're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.
And you may not find any you'll want to go down.
In this case, of course, you'll head straight out of town.
It's opener there in the wide open air.

Out there things can happen and frequently do
To people as brainy and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen, don't worry. Don't stew.
Just go right along. You'll start happening too.

...And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)

Unless otherwise noted and announced - the members, advisory staff, and Parent Advisory Council of the Gamma Kappa Kudos Club will meet every Monday night at 7:00 PM at the North Middle School, 1101 North Bond Street, in the city of Saginaw.

Other meeting sites:
Delta College 
Ricker Center
4605 Webber Street
Saginaw, MI 48601-6660
Ricker Middle School
1925 South Outer Drive
Saginaw, MI 48601-6698
Zion Missionary Baptist Church
721 Johnson Street
Saginaw, MI 48607-1599


courtesy of Donovan Doster

Because this page managed to avoid the Y2K Bug without a blemish (Praise the LORD!) - we now offer FREE Y3K TIPS!! :-)
Click here to access them!

Click here to meet the members of Kinfolk, the Christian vocal group whose members (save one) are ALL Gamma Kappa Kudos Club graduates!

In The News...The Gamma Kappa Kudos Club! Click here to access articles spotlighting members of the Gamma Kappa Kudos Club body!

Click on the logos or links below to access the following Saginaw-related sites:
WTLZ-FM 107.1
WDZZ-FM 92.7
Public Libraries of Saginaw
Saginaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Saginaw Chamber of Commerce
Montague Inn

A public service announcement...courtesy of Webster's II New Riverside Dictionary (1984)*:

The word kudos is etymologically a singular form, a modern borrowing of Greek kudos, "glory, renown." In very recent times, however, kudos has been reanalyzed as a plural form and consequently a new singular kudo sometimes occurs. Certain features of kudos predispose it to this kind of treatment. In the first place, it is an unfamiliar word, drawn from the vocabulary of Homer by academic and learned persons. In their usage it did not occur as the subject of a sentence, where the verb could provide a clue to whether kudos was singular or plural. Secondly, kudos has no recorded plural in English. A person unfamiliar with Homeric Greek who saw the form kudos in an English publication would be likely to interpret it as the regular plural of a noun ending in o, like typos for typo and altos for alto. Once kudos was treated as a plural, the linguistic pressure to supply a singular would have been very strong. Although the form kudo has not achieved general acceptance and the construction "kudos are" is often considered incorrect, the linguistic process in the development of kudo/kudos as the singular and plural forms of an English noun are highly productive and have been going on in English and other languages since prehistoric times. The development of the singular pea from the earlier singular form pease is an example of the same kind of reanalysis.

* Berkley Books, a division of the Berkley Publishing Company; New York, NY


This page was developed on Friday, March 6, 1998, and is currently maintained and updated whenever necessary by Kelly Currie (one of the charter members of the Gamma Kappa Kudos Club).

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If you would like more information concerning the nine Black fraternities and sororities which comprise the National Panhellenic Council, click on one of the crests below:


In Loving Memory of
Ovallie Taylor Pirtle
Monday, June 5, 1950 - Tuesday, May 11, 1999

In Loving Memory of
Pama DeLesa Brantley Phillips
Saturday, October 30, 1954 - Friday, September 29, 2000