Laureate Alpha Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held their first meeting of the new sorority year at the home of Bert Lackey. Ten members attended. The hostess served pizza and wine prior to the meeting.

President Janet Jones called the meeting to order and led the Opening Ritual. She also reported that we had received our three-star rating from International again this year. 

Bert Lackey gave a report from city council that our chapter is in charge of Founder’s Day this year and that we will entertain sister chapter Beta Upsilon. Other items of business before the membership included finalizing the work schedule for ticket sales at the fair. A copy of the final schedule will be delivered to the fairgrounds office.

New sheets for our yearbooks were handed out, and members signed a sympathy card for a sister in another chapter who recently lost her mother. 

As part of our tradition, an excerpt was read from the Book of Beta Sigma Phi on the proper ways to wear our sorority pins. The program was presented by Mary Williams who showed a video entitled, "The Secret Lives of Seashells" which was filmed on Sanibel Island, Florida. The Sunshine gift was won by Peggy Hahn.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned with members repeating the Closing Ritual and Mizpah, and then enjoying triple chocolate cake for dessert.


Town and Country 

Garden Club

The September meeting of the Town and Country Garden Club met at the home of Peggy Thompson -with Jean Hieronymus as co-hostess. There were 11 members in attendance, as well as three guests.

New officers for the coming year are as follows: Peggy Thompson, President; Lynita Langley-Ware, Vice-President; Jean Hieronymus, Secretary; Connie Buller, Treasurer; and

Omerine Daley, Historian.

The meeting called to order by our president and members joined together in saying the Club’s Creed. The minutes were read from the May meeting and the treasurer’s report was also given.

The program for the afternoon was given by Peggy Prout on "Getting our flower beds, shrubs, and lawns ready for winter." A lot of good information was given.

Following the program, members and guests were treated to an "afternoon tea." Tables were decorated with linens and a variety of china cup and saucers. The center pieces for the tables were various floral arrangements in teapots and miniature cups and saucers. Refreshments were tea sandwiches, fruit tray, cup cakes decorated with chocolate teapots, lemon tarts and short bread cookies.

The next meeting will be held on Oct. 11th at the home of Jean Hieronymus with Barbara Schenk as co-hostess.