Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the home of Janis Link, who also served as co-hostess. As president, she led the meeting.
Janice Walker collected food items brought by members for Thanksgiving donations to the Food Bank. Walker also outlined plans for a Thanksgiving basket to be presented to the Daniel R. Trickey Life Giving Center. The basket will include a turkey and the ingredients for Thanksgiving recipes to be prepared by the residents of the Life Giving Center for their Thanksgiving meal. Members are to bring the items to the Nov. 15 meeting.
Judy Krebaum gave the Beta Brief on Beta Sigma Phi traditions as presented in the current issue of the Torch, the official magazine of Beta Sigma Phi International. The tradition of the opening ritual was established in 1931, written in poetic style and symbolic of a sisterhood whose goal is making a better world. Krebaum said a timeline of traditions will be published in later editions of the Torch.
Susan Brown, social chair, said the October “Texas” chili supper Oct. 22 was well attended and a great couples’ social. The social committee is planning a chapter Thanksgiving meal for Nov. 18, at First Christian Church.
Brenda Black presented the program on Heartland Center for Spirituality, a Catholic retreat and conference center open to church groups and other nonprofit organizations. The Center is owned and operated by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, and is part of Heartland Ministries (along with Heartland Center for Wholistic Health and Heartland Farm).
With the goal of being an oasis where all feel welcome, the center makes every effort to create an atmosphere that renews the human spirit, Black said. She works as a scheduler of groups and also helps make people feel comfortable during their stay at the center.
Heartland Center offers a setting where people can experience hospitality, serenity and personal growth. The grounds are spacious and conducive to renewal for groups, whether they are looking for an intimate small-group setting or a larger meeting space, Black said. Heartland Center also works with individuals to meet their needs for personal reflection and renewal, she said.
The next meeting of Preceptor Pi will be at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15 at the home of Cindy Meitler. She also will be co-hostess and provide the program.