Laureate Alpha Omega

BEGINNING DAY

Twelve members of Laureate Alpha Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated the start of a new sorority year with a Sunday afternoon luau around the pool at the home of Mary Jane Moix. The patio area was decorated in an island theme, and upon their arrival each member was provided a lei. 

The group caught up on summer activities while sipping pina coladas and margaritas and enjoying hors d‘oeuvres of nuts and fruit kabobs with pina colada fruit dip. The social committee was in charge of the meal and used Hawaiian recipes for pork roast, potato salad, baked beans and shrimp salad. Hawaiian punch, sweet bread and white chocolate/macadamia nut cookies were also served.

Following the meal everyone participated in the coconut relay, hula hoop contest and/or coconut bowling.

Janet Jones, yearbook chairman, passed out new yearbooks and explained the changes. She also handed out refrigerator magnets and vacation-in-a-bag favors provided by Mary Williams, who was unable to attend because she was actually at the beach. 

Before ending the evening, strawberry-cream cheese pie was served by the hostess. The first regular meeting of the year will be held in Sept. at the home of Sue Goodwin.

Roses Among Thorns

Roses Among Thorns held their monthly meeting on Aug. 19th at Springhill Baptist Church. Linda Dickey welcomed everyone and opened the meeting with prayer. This is the 5th birthday for Roses Among Thorns.

The theme for August was lighthouses. Each table was decorated with red, white and blue tablecloths and lighthouses with lighted candlesticks accenting the centerpieces. Bill Ward, our honorary member and guest speaker, made a placemat for each member from a lighthouse picture he had taken of the Pemaquid Light on the coast of Maine. The picture was taken while on a trip up the east coast on July 4th 1990 with his late wife, Suzy Ward. Suzy was a dear member of the Roses Among Thorns. Bill shared his heart and the story of the day he took this awesome picture. He reminded us that Jesus is the light and we are his lighthouses. These placemats were a gift to each member from Bill in memory of his wife and others among us who have gone on. They are so special and mean so much to us all. 

Lunch consisted of chicken salad sandwiches with cheese that looked like a sail boat, grapes, broccoli salad, and green salad with avocado. Also served were scones with jelly and clotted cream. Birthday cake was served for dessert. It was a white cake with raspberry filling and whipped icing. Drinks consisted of tea and lemonade. The bread was homemade by Sandra Shepherd.

Servers this month were Peggy Russ, Jeanette Belding, Polly Barker, Carolyn Coney, Terry Clifton, Becky McCollum, Sue Benz, Martha Wilcox, Sammie Sue Lieblong and Beverly Mahan. 

We had 35 Roses in attendance plus servers and special guests. Joy Kelso entertained us with music and song throughout the luncheon. Linda gave an update on the Roses that were not able to attend this month. She will be visiting some of them this week. 

She also announced a retreat being planned to Mt. Eagle Oct. 14-15th. All members wanting to attend were asked to signup. Details are still being worked out. 

This retreat will be in place of the monthly Tea so we will not have our normal Tea in October. Each member celebrating a birthday recently was awarded a gift donated by Shelby Wilcox. Xi Master chapter of Beta Sigma Phi gave each Rose a small flashlight with a scripture on the side from Matthew 5:14, Ye are the light of the world. 

Door prizes were won by Linda White, Linda Hammontree and Virgie Tsuda. One of the door prizes was an original print of a light house taken and donated by Bill Ward and framed by Joann Huselton at Pictures Etc. 

Our next meeting is Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. at Springhill Baptist Church. If you or any women you know who has cancer or is a survivor and would be interested in attending, call Linda Dickey to reserve your seat at 679-2931 or 472-1120.

Marine Corps League Meeting

The Faulkner County Detatchment No. 1323 of the Marine Corps league will hold its montly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 3 at the DAV Hut on S. Donaghey Ave. The meeting is a very important one as the members will be discussing the proposed Detatchment By Laws. All members are encouraged to be there. The Detatchment is open for all former Marines and was formed to encourage the camraderie of our past Marine Corps experiences. For more details contact Frank A. Lambert, Detatchment Adjutant at 269-2085.