NU MASTER CHAPTER OF BETA SIGMA PHI
Members met on Feb. 15 at the home of Dot Edwards. A business meeting was held after a lunch of soup and cornbread.
The chapter continues its service projects of providing food to United Ministries, The Fireside Fund and The Salvation Army. Members cleaned out their closets and donated 15 garbage bags of clothes to the Crisis Closet.
The March 1 business meeting was held at the home of Jenny Sumner. A Valentine brunch was held on March 7 at the Sidewalk Caf in Sumter. Libby Singletary was selected as chapter Valentine Queen.
Rickey Allen hosted the March 15 business meeting. Elections were held for the 2018-19 sorority year. Results were president, Margaret Dougherty; vice president, Dot Edwards; recording secretary, Barbara Smith; corresponding secretary, Liz Wild; and treasurer, Toni Burkhart.
Rickey presented a program about Elvis Presley and showed her son's collection of Elvis memorabilia.
On March 17, the annual Potato Party was held at the home of Rick Espelien. On April 5, members met at the home of Libby Singletary. After lunch, Libby presented an informative program on her 10-day mission trip to Africa. She and others from her group took sewing machines, fabric and other supplies to teach the people to sew.
Founder's Day will be held on April 27 at the Carolina Skies Club. A Golden Circle Ceremony will be held for Carolyn Hudson who will receive her pin for being a member of Beta Sigma Phi for 50 years. Sadly, Joe Kolar, husband of sorority sister Fran Kolar, died after a long illness.
The Council of Garden Clubs of Sumter
The Council of Garden Clubs has awarded a $500 scholarship to John Peters of Sumter. Majoring in Landscape Architecture at Clemson University, John's studies combine his love for the outdoors, plants and creative design. His minor is in horticulture. Eventually, John wants to start his own landscape architecture firm in Charleston or Greenville.
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