Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met March 6 at the home of Rosie Luthi, who also served as co-hostess. President Janis Link conducted the meeting
Janice Walker accepted donations for the Girls Home. This Barton County youth care home serves young women from ages 12-18. Girls usually have a six- month stay, but can be there longer if they remain in school. Many members brought donations of needed hygiene products for hair, body and personal use. Members may bring more donations to the March 20 meeting.
Judy Krebaum read a portion of an article titled “Talking About Traditions” from the December/January issue of The Torch, the Beta Sigma Phi magazine. Theme for 2012 is “Building Our Future on Traditions.” While the state and regional Beta Sigma Phi conventions are not strictly a tradition, many members traditionally book the convention and look forward to the special weekend, she said. The first Beta Sigma Phi convention was held in Waterloo, Iowa, in 1934 with the theme “Three-Ring Circus.”
Susan Brown noted the March social was Barton Community College’s Spring Musical, “Lil Abner,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 9
Janis Link discussed the memorial flowers fund-raiser. About nine bags of flowers were collected last year from the cemetery. The plan is to freshen them up and sell them prior to Memorial Day 2012.
New officers were elected. The officers for 2012-2013 are: Jeri Brozek, president; Cindy Meitler, vice president; Janice Walker, secretary; Karen Reif, treasurer; Jeanne Schmitt, BSP City Council representative.
The next two City Council meetings will be March 15 at 10th St. Pizza Hut and April 19 at Janis Link’s home.
Rosie Luthi had her collection of old medicine tins on display for the members. Many of the tins are from the early 1900s when aspirin sold for 10 cents. Rosie has collected these items from auctions and garage sales. A reference book for these medicine tins finds that the value on some of the individual items has reached $10-$12. These tins brought back memories for some members of Doan’s pills, DeWitt’s Vaporizing Balm, Vaseline Lip Ice, Magic Lax, and Sen-Sen (a breath-taking refreshment confection).
The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. March 20 at Janis Link’s home. She will also serve as co-hostess. Jeanne Schmitt will present the program.