Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Alpha Omega

Laureate Alpha Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its annual Beginning Day event, a potluck salad supper, on Sunday afternoon at the home of Vernelle Crews with eight members present.

Lighting our lives into fall, our hostess had decorated the table with candles and fall leaves. Members repeated the Beta Sigma Phi Grace and everyone enjoyed a variety of salads and cheesecake for dessert.

Plans were begun for our ways and means project in September and for some of the upcoming socials.

The first meeting in September will be hosted by Mary Williams.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

The next meeting of the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the McGee Center, 3800 College Ave. A guest speaker is scheduled to attend. All persons interested in learning more about Parkinson’s disease and networking with other Parkinson’s disease patients and caregivers are invited to attend this free, fun, informative meeting.

For more information, call 501-329-6282 or 501-246-1972.

Kappa Kappa Iota

The next meeting of the Alpha Iota Conway Chapter of Kappa Kappa Iota will meet Monday evening, Sept. 9, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1501 Scott St., located on the corner of Faulkner and Scott streets. The salad supper will begin at 6 p.m. and a special guest is scheduled to attend. Members should bring $1 for the Arkansas Epsilon State Scholarship and $1 for the raffle item.

Colonial Dames of America Chapter 34 Arkansas

Chapter 34 Arkansas of Colonial Dames of America recently held their semi-annual meeting at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. This recently organized chapter is the only one in Arkansas. Women from around the state participate in this organization. The ladies conducted a business meeting, listened to a program and planned future events.

Ladies wanting more information about eligibility may contact Mary Reid Warner (Mrs. Bob L.) at 501-922-6598 or

Conway Newcomers Club

Newcomers will be treated to a wonderful program by Jonnie Fuller of Conway. For those of you who were introduced to her at our last luncheon know that the adventures of her life will be fascinating to listen too.

She has traveled the breadth of this world and her talk will be on "From the Pentagon to Paris." One of her comments referred to the term senior citizens and she would like to change that title to "prime-timers."

Our meeting will be at 11:15 a.m. on Sept. 12 at The Hole in the Wall. Remember we may have to go through the line again so please come early.

Welcome to two of our new members, Vicki Piccoo and Wanda Huffman.

If you would be interested in joining the Newcomers, which is a club to help you get acquainted to our wonderful community and meet new friends, just give us a call at 501-505-8373 and Maryann Schigur will be glad to help you.

Beta Sigma Phi Xi Master Chapter

Xi Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at the home of Sue Nunnally on Aug. 25, for the Beginning Day Celebration with 12 members present and five guests. It was a country/western party with everyone encouraged to wear their western attire. Each person received a mustache and branding iron tattoos upon arrival. This was a pot luck dinner with barbecue and all the trimmings.

After everyone enjoyed a wonderful meal, Eva Koger, chapter president, passed out communications from the international office to each member and then, the names of the new secret sisters for us to remember and honor during the new year were received.

Eva Koger conducted a special ritual honoring Glen Smith as a new envoy to Beta Sigma Phi. Fellow envoys, Dick Russ, Chuck Koger, Denny Heffington and Jim Hicks were also introduced. Eva expressed our appreciation to all our envoys for all the help they have given us and pointed out that Glen had already worked hard helping our chapter during Toad Suck Daze this spring.

Shirley Heffington presented Didi McDaniel with a door prize and the hostess Sunshine gift was won by Evelyn Clements. It was announced the next meeting will be held at the Fish House on Sept. 10 starting with lunch at noon hosted by Polly Barker.