Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Jan. 21 at the home of Cindy Meitler, president, who led the meeting.
Members presented a donation of $445 to Dr. Kyle Krebaum for the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation established by Krebaum and his wife, Tasha, in memory of their daughter, Makinna, to help families who have children with special needs. This donation will go toward the Foundation’s project to fund playground equipment for a special-needs-access park. Since the chapter’s first donation to the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation in 2008, Preceptor Pi has raised a total of $4,992 for the Foundation. Inquiries regarding this project may be sent to the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation, c/o Kyle Krebaum, 3736 22nd Street, Great Bend, KS 67530.
During the meeting, Karen Reif, service chair, collected children’s hygiene items to be donated to St. Francis Community Services. Members set the date for their Memorial Flower Sale for May 10 at Park School. The sale is a fund-raiser for the chapter’s service projects.
The chapter’s Valentine Dinner is set for 6 p.m. on Feb. 8, at Great Bend Coffee Company for members, their husbands and other guests. Beta Sigma Phi City Council president Jeanne Schmitt reported the Founder’s Day Celebration has been set for 6:30 p.m. on April 22nd. The next City Council meeting will be at 7 p.m. on March 20, at the home of Maxine Sherman.
The meeting ended with a program presented by Cindy Meitler on the origin of the snowman. The custom of building snowmen dates back to the middle ages and is considered one of the oldest types of folk art.
The next meeting of Preceptor Pi will be at 7 p.m. on Feb. 4, at the home of Susan Brown, who will also serve as co-hostess. Linda Jerke will present the program.