The Xi Iota Phi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi continues our programs on
National Parks. In September Chris Smith enlightened us about the John Wayne National Park and the history of National Parks. October we stayed in California and learned about Yosemite from Debbie Reardon. November we moved to Arkansas and learned about Hot Springs Arkansas National Park from Debbie Woods. Closing out 2019 Kim Meyers showed us a video of Christmas and winter at the Grand Canyon. Starting our 2020 year, Cathy took us to beautiful Hawaii – we saw pictures of Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail and Kaiwi Scenic Shoreline. They were breath taking.
Along with our journeys to the national parks we have had several fun socials. In September we went to the Louisburg Cider Mill and out to eat at a quaint restaurant in Louisburg. We once again let lose our creative juices and went to Rigity Jig Jig. In November we made candles at Ember Candle Bar and then enjoyed a meal at Neighbors. Our annual Preferential Tea was held at Olive Garden in Lees Summit where Debbie Woods gave a very interesting program on postcards.
Our Christmas meeting is always a big success. We were at the beautifully decorated home of Kim Meyers. We had a short meeting, ate a lot of good food and exchanged Christmas gifts.
In January, Bobbie Brubeck progressed to the Master degree. It was a lovely ceremony officiated by Sharon Simpson, Karen Sutton and Debbie Reardon.
Our service projects this year have included School Supplies to Grain Valley Assistance Council, donations to Children’s Mercy, selecting several names from the Angel tree at Walmart and filling snack bags for Ronald McDonald House.
We are looking forward to the upcoming months – more National Park programs, service projects, and social events!