Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi presented monetary donations in January to the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation, established to help families with special-needs children, and Kans for Kids, which provides funding to help families with children living with cancer. In addition, members gave donations of food to the Barton County Food Bank.
The chapter’s Reception Sisters will assist with a wedding reception in February. The chapter is continuing its Reception Sisters project offering to assist with receptions for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other celebrations. Reception Sisters raise funds for the chapter’s various service projects. Anyone wishing more information about this project may contact Preceptor Pi president Susan Coulson, 620-792-3802.
Two chapter members were honored with degree rituals on Jan. 20. Jeri Brozek was honored with the Torchbearer Degree, which recognizes members who have 40 to 55 years of membership in Beta Sigma Phi International, and Susan Brown received the Master Degree for 10 years of membership.
Five members participated in the chapter’s January social, “An Afternoon at the Movies” on Jan. 17. The February social will be a Valentine dinner for members and their guests at 6 p.m. on Feb. 14, at First Christian Church.
Julie Zeck, licensed marriage and family therapist, from Sandstone Bridge Center, LLC, located at 2530 Lakin Ave., was guest speaker for the chapter’s Jan. 6, meeting. She spoke about stress and how the thoughts people entertain can increase their stress levels. She gave members questions to ask themselves about the validity of stress-inducing thoughts and ways to find alternative ways of thinking.