Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi started 2014 with a dinner meeting on Jan. 7 at the Classic Inn. President Cindy Meitler led the meeting with ten of the chapter’s twelve members present.
Service chair Karen Reif asked members to bring to the next meeting personal hygiene items for children served by St. Francis Community Services.
The chapter is continuing to offer its Reception Sisters project in which members assist with wedding, anniversary and other receptions as a fund-raising project for the chapter.
BSP City Council president Jeanne Schmitt reported the next City Council meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the home of Nancy Cale.
The chapter’s Valentine Dinner is set for Feb. 8 at Great Bend Coffee Company to crown this year’s Valentine Queen.
For the program, Jeri Brozek presented the history of the Olympic Games and an overview of host cities for the Olympics. Host cities are selected by the International Olympic Committee usually seven years in advance. The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia. Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Summer Olympics; Pyeongchang, South Korea, the 2018 Winter Olympics; and Tokyo, Japan, the 2020 Summer Olympics. The United States has hosted a total of eight Olympic Games, more than any other country, followed by France, which has hosted five.
The chapter completed 2013 with several service projects, including donations to Catholic Social Service, Barton County Food Bank and the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation. Members hosted their husbands and other guests for a Thanksgiving dinner at First Christian Church. Rosie Luthi hosted the chapter members for their Christmas celebration and dinner.
The next meeting of Preceptor Pi will be held at the home of Cindy Meitler, who will also serve as co-hostess and present the program.