Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi began its 2014-15 year in September with new plans for community service, and social and cultural activities. Members welcomed back Brenda Black, who has rejoined the chapter after returning to Great Bend from Topeka.
This year Preceptor Pi will give monetary donations to the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation and Kans for Kids in December and May. In addition, the chapter’s September service project was donating bingo prizes to Cherry Village. In October, the chapter made a monetary donation to the Healing Hearts Ranch Rodeo.
Kim Becker, director of the Central Kansas Dream Center, presented a program about the Dream Center at the chapter’s Oct. 21 meeting. The Dream Center strives to reach hurting people, restore families and realize dreams. Its vision is “to build a community of resilient people whose lives have been redeemed by God’s love,” she said.
For fulfilling this vision, the Dream Center offers a six-month Residential Discipleship Program; Full Surrender Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Services; the Daniel R. Trickie Life Giving Center offering shelter and transitional housing for women and women with children; Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen; Kingdom Kloset; Lifeline Connection outreach groups; parenting classes and financial classes.
In November, Preceptor Pi will donate items including laundry soap, cleaning supplies, paper goods, food, office supplies, gift cards, etc., to the Central Kansas Dream Center.
Preceptor Pi’s first social of the year was a trip to McPherson, Buhler and Hutchinson for a day of shopping on Sept. 20th. The November, social will be a Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 15, at First Christian Church for chapter members, their husbands and guests.