Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Alpha Omega

Laureate Alpha Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Tuesday in the Trillium Park community room with 11 members present. Co-hostesses Janet Jones and Linda Alverson served pizza, brownies and soft drinks.

President Vernelle Crews led the Opening Ritual, and Vice President Florene Phipps gave the Pledge Ritual for Linda Alverson.

Members voted to approve the six endowment charities selected by the international organization. Our chapter will increase its annual contribution and also contribute to the BSP International Disaster Relief Fund. Judy Schultz, service chair, collected items brought for this month’s project, which is providing gifts for the Children’s Hospital activity closet. The activity closet will also be the recipient of the Sunshine gift. Calendars from Friends of the Conway Animal Shelter will be available for sale to members of other sorority chapters.

The annual BSP Council sponsored Valentine Coronation meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Golden Corral. Preceptor Beta Kappa Chapter will serve as event chair this year. Members voted on their choice for the chapter Valentine Queen, and it was decided to treat our queen to dinner at the restaurant of her choice on Feb. 19.

Sister chapter Beta Upsilon will entertain our group on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Trillium Park community room. This month’s social will begin with dinner at Mike’s Place and then attending the performance of A Chorus Line at Reynolds Auditorium.

In keeping with our theme, You’re Among Friends, Janet Jones read a poem by Eunice Tietjens entitled "To My Friend Grown Famous." Everyone then wrote their own poem about a friend using the Japanese poetry form of Haiku.

Beta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi

We are proud to announce that all eight members were present for the Jan. 22 meeting which was called to order by President Peggy Hill as we recited the Opening Ritual.

Last meeting minutes were approved. Social Chair Patti Williams reminded us of what we are to bring to entertain our sister chapter. Laureate Alpha Omega at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the community room of Trillium Park. An official invitation will soon be sent to this chapter with all the pertinent information by Corresponding Secretary Sarah Rivers. Our Mystery Weekend Trip is planned for March 16.

Service Chair Sarah Rivers reported that the preschoolers thoroughly enjoyed building their own little snowman out of edible foods prepackaged for each of the 20 students in the 10 classrooms of the newly formed Sallie Cone Preschool in our community. This event was timed perfectly due to the recent snowfall we had. It is still on the agenda to again furnish the school staff with meals on the two Parent/Teacher Conference nights in late March. Popsicles galore have been purchased for their use on warmer field days in May. We hope to plant a tree or shrub in honor of its first year.

A head count was taken for the Valentine Coronation to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 in a private room of the Golden Corral Restaurant in our home town. It will be buffet style. To avoid confusion and make it easier for the cashier, it has been requested that each chapter present its own check for those attending instead of individual checks. The cost is $13.50 each for meal, drink, dessert, along with tip. We voted by secret ballot for our Queen.

The treasury report was presented by Deloris Bennett. We had a discussion about what the budget would cover for the remainder of the year.

Deloris then returned the treasury account to Mary Alice Holmes, who is now able to attend meetings more regularly.

Marty Cox won the sunshine gift brought by the last recipient, Patti Williams. Since there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned by us repeating the Closing and Mizpah. Then we ate at the restaurant where this meeting was held.

The next meeting is the Valentine Coronation previously mentioned.


The Alpha Iota Chapter of Kappa Kappa Iota will meet Monday night, Feb. 4, at the Dudeck Conference Center, 505 Amity Rd., south of Chili’s in east Conway. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. A special guest speaker is scheduled to speak. Members should bring $1 for the raffle item and $1 for the Arkansas Epsilon State Scholarship Fund.