Beta Sigma Phi opens first meeting at Dairy Queen

Sigma Master Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi met for its first meeting of the 2023-24 year at Dairy Queen on South Center Street at noon on Sept. 12 for lunch.

President Diane Hobson hosted the meeting with the opening question: “What different food or drink did you enjoy this summer?” as eight members, two guests answered. One member was excused as she helped with the Sept. 12 voting.

Secretary Alice Nicholson read the May minutes and approved. She read the invitation to the Wings of Refuge Par-Tea Party and the $50 donation was denied that was held in July. A Thank you from LaVonne Pollard’s family was also read following her death in May.

Barb Noid gave the Treasurer’s report and stated the $20 dues are to be paid at the next meeting.

Health reports were given on the Members at Large for Liz Wood (in nursing home) and Romaine Mackaman (in Ankeny nursing home) as she recently celebrated her 90th birthday at Marshalltown Arts & Civic Center, formerly Fisher Community Center.

The June outing consisted of visiting member Ginny Bumsted at Grandview Nursing Home for tea and cookies. Since July was a super busy month, the Chapter opted to attend the Sunrise Cafe in Le Grand for lunch in August. The program book made by Caralee Hutchens was distributed.

The meeting ended with Hobson giving each a bag of homegrown peaches to enjoy, and announced that the Oct. 10 meeting will be hosted by Dorothy Perry (who was enjoying her birthday with a corsage). Hobson added: still collecting stamps and pop tabs.


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