Preceptor Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi collected and delivered a variety of foods to the Barton County Food Bank in February and March. This month, the chapter will give a $110 donation to Prairie Godmothers.
The chapter’s Reception Sisters assisted with a wedding in February. The chapter is continuing its Reception Sisters project offering to assist with receptions for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other celebrations. Reception Sisters raise funds for the chapter’s various service projects. Anyone wishing more information about this project may contact Preceptor Pi president Susan Coulson, 620-792-3802.
At their Feb. 17, meeting members welcomed a guest speaker, Jasminka Fiso, who shared her life story about growing up in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and how in 2000 she and her husband immigrated to the United States, coming first to Rozel and later moving to Great Bend. She spoke about her life before the Bosnian war and the struggles and sorrows she experienced during the war. She said she was grateful to be able to come to the United States and become a U.S. citizen.
The chapter’s March 3 program was presented by beekeeper Tom Pierson, who spoke about bees and beekeeping. He brought an empty hive and explained that one queen and 12,000 bees start the hive and in a season that number can grow to 80,000 with 2,000 eggs hatching per day.
The chapter honored Cindy Meitler as their Valentine Queen in February. As their chapter social in March, members went to Mom’s Place in Seward for a dinner.