Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Sept. 3 at the home of Judy Krebaum for its first meeting of the 2013-14 year. President Cindy Meitler led the meeting attended by 10 members.
Karen Reif, service chair, reported on her committee’s suggestions of service projects for the year. Members voted to donate $100 to the Todd Klein family through a benefit fund at Farmers Bank and Trust. Todd is a local 46-year-old stroke and cancer patient. Members also agreed to support the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation through donations to be presented in December and June. The chapter will donate paper products to Camp Hope during one month of the 2013-14 sorority year. The donations will be given to Kans for Kids, which has taken over the organization and administration of Camp Hope for young cancer patients and cancer survivors.
Rosie Luthi, social chair, announced the first chapter social of the year, a couples’ picnic set for 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Brit Spaugh Park.
Jeanne Schmitt gave a Beta Brief, explaining the rules and benefits of the Legacy Program. Girls related or unrelated to Beta Sigma Phi members may join, up to their 17th birthday.
Janis Link reported that four sorority sisters took a road trip to Topeka in August to visit former sorority sister Brenda Black who moved last year.
Jeanne Schmidt, BSP City Council president, reported on the Beginning Day Salad Supper held Aug. 27 at First Christian Church. Preceptor Pi was in charge of the entertainment, clean-up and crackers. Approximately 30 members from the four Great Bend chapters attended the event and participated in a game of Card Bingo as the entertainment. The BSP City Council will begin meeting monthly in January to plan the Beta Sigma Phi Founder’s Day Celebration.
Schmitt gave the program titled “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” based on a child’s book written by Carol McCloud. She gave each member miniature metal buckets and added sparkles representing good thoughts. People are happy when their bucket is full and unhappy when their bucket is empty, she said, encouraging members to fill the buckets of others through love, kindness and smiles.
The next meeting of Preceptor Pi will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 17. Susan Brown will act as hostess and co-hostess. Susan Coulson will be in charge of the program.