Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recently gave its approval and support for five Beta Sigma Phi International Endowment Grant Renewal Proposals. The grant renewal proposals for 2013, 2014 and 2015 included:
· $5,000 per year for the A/T Children’s Project for children with the rare childhood disease Atazia Telangiectasia causing progressive loss of muscle control;
· $10,000 per year per country for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation in the United States and Canada;
· $5,000 per year for Hope for Warriors to help U.S. service members and families affected by injury or death in the line of duty;
· $5,000 for Intermountain Children’s Home and Services providing residential and outpatient services for children with moderate to severe emotional disturbances;
· $5,000 per year for Medical Teams International providing shipments of donated medicines and medical supplies for people affected by disasters, conflicts or poverty in more than 50 countries.
Additionally, the chapter received news that member Janice Walker is eligible for the Preceptor degree. Her degree ceremony is planned for the first meeting in May.
All 12 members of Preceptor Pi with their spouses and other guests attended the chapter’s Valentine Fest Feb. 16 at the Classic Inn. Last year’s Valentine Queen Janice Walker crowned the chapter’s 2013 queen, Janis Link.
Preceptor Pi members have set May 11 as the date for their Memorial Day Flower Sale in the Park School Gymnasium. Times for the sale will be announced later. The chapter made plans for an April social event to attend the Central Kansas Community Choir Concert set for 7:30 p.m. on April 8, at First United Methodist Church. The choir is directed by Barton Community College vocal music director Vern Fryberger. Members will treat themselves to ice cream following the performance.
The chapter’s January service project resulted in the donation of 46.5 pounds of dog food and 16 pounds of cat food at a cost of $80 to the Great Bend Humane Society. Old towels and blankets also were delivered to be used for the animals.