Laureate Alpha Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Tuesday evening at Michaelangelo’s
Italian Restaurant
to honor our 2011 Valentine
Queen Sue Kelley. Eight members attended.
Following the Beta Sigma Phi grace, secret sister Valentine
gifts and cards were exchanged and everyone enjoyed
a wonderful meal of their choice.
At our next meeting we will entertain sister chapter Preceptor Beta Kappa.
By Joyce Llancaster
President Ron Ross called the meeting to order. Jerry Lancaster led us in prayer. Dave Allgeyer led the Pledge of Allegiance. Peggy Sturgis led us in singing “God Bless America”.
Ron welcomed the new members and guests. He announced
that the Tax Aide program will be held Jan. 28-April 18 at the Faulkner County Library. This is free and available to everyone. The hours will be from 2-6 p.m. on Monday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. We are still collecting dues for 2011. The monthly news letter was distributed.
Vice President Donna Bivens
introduced Jamie Gates, the Vice President of Governmental
Affairs for the Conway Corporation. He distributed brochures for the Conway 2025 Plan for The Future of Conway. They compared Conway
with other cities of comparable
size and had 1400 surveys returned with ideas of Conway and 300 volunteers to help with the plan. They had 50 meetings and came up with 132 goals. Anyone wanting
to be involved can contact the Chamber of Commerce.
Maxine Roop gave the Treasurers Report and said we had 20 more members paying dues today. Ron and the Chapter Board of Directors
recognized Joyce Heird and presented her with a plaque in appreciation for her leadership as President for 2009-2010. Honorary Member Vernagene Moore-Kelly was welcomed back.
The sunshine committee report was given by Ruby Johnson. She also announced that there were 465 volunteered
hours pf community service. The birthdays were announced and we sang “Happy
Birthday”. Jerry Lancaster gave the Legislative Report and discussed the primary issues
that AARP Arkansas is supporting during the legislative
Virgie Tsuda presented the health report. She emphasized
the importance of exercise.
Mildred Patterson won the door prize. Peggy Sturgis gave the closing “thought for the day”.
The meeting was adjourned.
Our next meeting will be Monday, Feb. 21. The speaker
for that day will be Joann Hannah from Faulkner County
Academy of Art.