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Preceptor Pi has program on legacies of two iconic women
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Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met April 5, at the CPI Annex with Karen Reif as hostess and co-hostess. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
Janice Walker gave the program on two iconic women, Elizabeth Taylor and Geraldine Ferraro; both died in March 2011. Quoting Kathy Kiely of “The Atlantic,” she described Taylor as “a woman of savvy and accomplishment, who did a lot for others, especially those with AIDS, but whose celebrity and power were derived from her status as one of the sultriest sex symbols of all time.” Ferraro “turned her own traditional feminine role into a political base, and in a bid for the vice presidency, changed American politics forever.”
Judy Krebaum presented the Beta Brief with a brief history of Preceptor Pi Chapter, which was formed 44 years ago on April 1, 1967. She also gave a description (from the Torch) of Diotima, the wise woman of Mantinea, who is mentioned in Beta Sigma Phi rituals as honored by God, one who teaches the philosophy of beauty and love.
Service chair Susan Brown reminded members to continue contributing miscellaneous items for the Food Bank during April. Social chair Karen Reif reported six members participated in the social March 19, which was an enchilada lunch and game of Mexican dominoes at First Christian Church.
Janice Walker reported 13 Preceptor Pi members will be attending the Founder’s Day Celebration on April 26 in the Plaza de Cavanaugh in the Learning Resource Center at Barton Community College.
Rituals were held for Reta Lucas and Linda Jerke, who advanced to the Preceptor Degree. Janice Link was honored with the Silver Circle Ceremony for 25 years of membership in Beta Sigma Phi and she was presented with a gift from the chapter.
The next meeting of Preceptor Pi will be at 7 p.m. April 19 at the home of Lois Johnson. Co-hostess will be Susan Coulson. Linda Jerke will present the program. Karen Reif will be honored with the Exemplar Degree Ritual.