Members of Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi are busy as usual with service projects, programs and social events.
Guest speaker for the chapter’s Jan. 19, meeting was Darcy Leech, instructional technology coach for USD 428 and author, who spoke about her book, “From My Mother.” With a release date of March 29, her book is a memoir of growing up as a caregiver for her mother and brother and her struggles to accept losing them to the genetic disease, Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy.
In addition to telling her story, Leech wants her book to raise awareness for Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy. She is raising donations that she will take to the Muscular Dystrophy Muscle Walk April 23, in Wichita. To help get those donations, she is having a Muscle Walk fund-raiser from 5 to 8 p.m. on March 17, at Gambino’s Pizza, 1309 Main. She will be waiting tables with a portion of the proceeds going to her Muscular Dystrophy Team. Donations to the Muscle Walk can also be made through Leech’s Facebook page.
In January, Preceptor Pi decided to make a monetary donation to Megan and Brandon Fyler, who were expecting quadruplets. The quadruplets were born Feb. 23, in Wichita. The Fylers have been featured in the Great Bend Tribune and have set up a Facebook page called Fyler Four: A Miracle in the Making sharing their story.
Preceptor Pi took a tour of the Dominican Sisters Convent and Heartland Center for Spirituality led by member Brenda Black on Jan. 5. Members donated food items for the Barton County Food Bank and their January social was dinner and bowling at the Walnut Bowl.
Lois Johnson was honored as the chapter’s Valentine Queen at a dinner Feb. 13, at the Classic Inn. Judy Krebaum and Linda Jerke will be honored with rituals in April. Master Degree member, Krebaum will be honored with the Torchbearer Ritual, which is the seventh and final degree of membership in Beta Sigma Phi. Jerke, Preceptor Degree member, will receive the Order of the Rose recognizing her for 15 years of membership.
In March, the chapter will tour the Dream Center and donate items needed by the center. Members will attend the Barton Community College musical, “The Addams Family,” as their social for the month.