by Linda Ebert and Debbie Reardon
The Xi Iota Phi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is off to a great start for our upcoming year! June found members at our annual Camp Outback at the lake home of Jim and Linda Ebert. Fun and relaxation was had by all with swimming, a boat ride, hanging out on the dock, food including some homemade ice cream, and a lot of quality “Sister” time.
Everyone also had the opportunity to try their hand at completing a short story by filling in the blanks between existing parts of the story!
Programs at our meetings this year are on National Parks. June’s meeting was at the home of Linda Ebert with her sharing information about Glacier National Park. Our August meeting was held at the home of Sharon Simpson and she spoke about Denali National Park.
In July at the home of Kim Meyers we welcomed member Diana Boyce, returning from her leave of absence.
Marty Meyers, with Meyers Funeral Homes, gave us information on making prearrangement plans for end of life. This was very interesting and informative.
In May donations were made to Hope House and in July school supplies were donated to the Grain Valley Assistance Council. A check to NAMI was also given in honor of last year’s Woman of the Year, Cathy Talley.
Our inspirational Parliamentarian readings by Debbie Reardon and Debbie Woods were on the origins of “The Mizpah” closing, “Why we are Sisters”, “Why Learning is Important”, and on the celebrating of “Beginning Day”.
We are looking forward to the upcoming months – more National Park programs, service projects, and social events!