114th PDK National Convention

Held each year, the flagship PDK event is National Convention, a multi-day celebration, filled with PDK fellowship, great food, music and drink! Each summer in late July, National Convention is hosted by the chapter of the outgoing National President. New officers are elected and important PDK business is held. Special attention is made to ensure all who attend are having a memorable convention, so expect some well-thought out activities including great food, music, golf, barbecue and skit night, ladies’ day activities and the ultimate in fun…the Hospitality Room!

Enjoy the following slide show of some great memories from past National Conventions and then make your plans to attend this July 2020! Below you’ll find the forms you need to register and order your official PDK National Convention shirt! If you’d like to advertise in the official PDK Convention magazine, you’ll find the form to do that below as well.

Hope to see you there! Proud to be a Phi Delt!

National President’s Message – June 2020

National President’s Message – June 2020

Hello Brothers and Sisters

Beta Eta lost a great friend, brother, and musician.  Brother John Fields  passed away from a heart attack as he was hunting mushrooms.  Brother John has been in bands for over 30 years and was a great musician! He will be sadly missed. Rock on in heaven brother!! 

As we get through this pandemic, I would like to thank Beta Eta and all Phi Delts as I make my last month of my journey through the National Officer chairs.  You are all my PDK family and always will be!

I talked with Butch Rhonemus Tuesday night and the by Phi Delta Kappa Chapter Chase will be cancelled this year.  There is not enough time to get it in before National Convention. 

National Convention will be in Winchester this year.  We’ve made a lot of improvements to the Chapter House and would like everybody to see it.  Please make reservation and get your Registration Forms in as soon as possible.  There is also forms to order convention shirts and magazine articles on the National Website.  phideltakappa.org

Finally, I would like to thank all Beta Eta’s men and women that put time, sweat, and hard work to make our Chapter House look great!!  We are continuing to work and hopefully everything will get done by the time you read this article.   It is a great place to be!!

Don’t forget to buy your 20/20 tickets!

Proud to be a Phi Delt!

Todd Gullett

PDK National President

National President’s Message – May 2020

Hello Brother’s and Sisters,
First of all, I hope that everyone has gotten through this pandemic without any illness.  May God look down upon us and keep us all safe.  Hopefully we will be able to go to our favorite restaurant or watering hole in the near future!
Most of you have probably heard,  but Brother Kerry “Sarge” Gilmer was in a motorcycle wreck in March.  He had a pretty extended stay in the hospital with some broken bones and some breathing issues.  He was released from the hospital around the 1st of April.  He still has a long way to go,  so please pray for healing for our Brother.
I want to wish all the mothers a Happy Mother’s Day.
May is also when we recognize the men and women of the Armed Forces that gave the ultimate sacrifice for us to be free and live in this great country.  Remember them as we celebrate Memorial Day.
PDK has been trying a new way to communicate on the Go To Meeting website.  I think this will come in handy and save some money for National Officers and others in the future.  You will get an invitation through your email and you follow the instructions to join.  It is better to do it on a laptop or computer so you can see and hear everyone.  If you do it through your cellphone you can only hear people.
At Beta Eta we have continued to make improvements to our Chapter  House.  Thanks to everyone that has put the work and time in to making it a better place for everyone.
As of writing this article, all Chapters are shut down due to the Governor’s order.  We now can see what a simple gathering or a night out to eat is such a luxury.
Convention is coming in July so be sure to get your registration in by June 30th, your magazine article by June 20th and your shirt orders in to Beta Eta by May 15th.  All the Chapters should have a Convention Packet, if not,  email Scott Dull at sdull13@gmail.com and he will send you the info.  We look forward to seeing you all there.
Don’t forget to get your 20/20 tickets ASAP.  Contact any National Officer and he will gladly hook you up.
May God bless you and your family!
Proud to be a Phi Delt,
Todd Gullett
National President


National President’s Message – February 2020

Hello brothers and sisters,
I want to tell all the sweethearts Happy Valentine’s Day and especially my sweetheart Christina.  Thanks for all you do.  Some of our Chapters would be lost if it wasn’t for the ladies.  Thank you all.
I hope everyone survived their New Year’s Eve party and are on the right track for 2020!  The years seem to fly by nowadays.  I can remember when some people were wondering about Y2K. Was the internet going to be gone? Hard to believe that was 19 years ago.
On the brighter side, January 1st is the date for National Officers to turn in their Expense Reports.  I told myself that I was going to visit every Chapter and travel when I could during my Presidency.  In the past 3 months, I have logged in 4,320 miles.  I still plan on making a trip to Michigan City also.  I will have to spend the night there because it is really hard to make the drive home after the meeting or a function.  It is a 3 1/2 hour drive.
At the end of this month Christina and I are making the trip to Seralago for the Southern State Meeting.  We will be flying down, renting a car for the week, and then flying back from Ft Myers.  We look forward to seeing all of you at the end of this month.
I wanted to let you all know that we have money in the budget for advertising to try and expand membership.  If you donate to a cause, that is promoting membership, get the paperwork together and give it to a National Officer.  We will see about getting your money reimbursed.
Don’t forget to get your 20/20 tickets.  The regular drawings start next month!  Contact me for tickets.  765-546-0900
Proud to be a Phi Delt
National President
Todd Gullett