Dr. Judith Raybern has fulfilled many responsibilities at all levels of the Society. She was initiated into Beta Gamma Chapter while living in Indianapolis. When her career necessitated relocation, she transferred to Epsilon Chapter, Greencastle. Judy was appointed or elected program chair, recording secretary, 1stvice-president, parliamentarian, and president of the chapter.
Judith Raybern served Alpha Epsilon State as co-chair of the 1980 state convention, chair of Professional Affairs, recording secretary, parliamentarian and rules chair. She was elected state president in 1989. Later Judy was a member of the 1986 International Convention steering committee, then a member of the 1999 Indianapolis Northeast Regional Conference steering committee.
Her list of accomplishments grew to include Northeast Regional commitments such as participant in Leadership Development for incoming state presidents and election to the position of 1996-1998 NERD (Northeast Regional Director). This necessitated long-distance implementation of the 1997 regional conference held in Stockholm, Sweden – the first DKG conference to be held in Europe.
Dr. Raybern was a member of the 1983 Golden Gift Leadership/Management Seminar at Baylor University. She was a member of the International Expansion Committee instrumental in forming the Germany State Organization. Judy served as the Expansion Committee chair in 1992 when a third Germany chapter was installed. She later was appointed chair of the 1994 International Program Committee.
Dr. Raybern was a member of the Scholarships Committee, chair of Professional Affairs, Program Committee chair, 1998-2000 Nominations Committee; she chaired the committee the following biennium. In 2002 Judy was named chair of the Constitution Committee. She was elected to the DKG Educational Foundation Board of Trustees and was appointed chair of the board during the six-year term.
Judith Raybern was recognized by Depauw University as a University Distinguished Professor. She had chaired the Education Department and was instrumental in writing programs, curriculum, and grants.
Dr. Judith Raybern truly has been a dedicated leader in her chosen field and in the Society.