Phi Beta Psi

Members of the Theta Omega chapter of Phi Beta Psi sorority conducted their May meeting at the Community Foundation of Jackson County in Seymour.

An initiation was conducted for Jennifer Snow. She was presented with a red rose arrangement and gift. Jackie Hill presided over the ceremony, assisted by Melanie Klakamp. The conductress was Kalee Alberring, and stations were Phi, Taryn Rockey; Beta, Cori Vaughn; and Psi, Dana Byrkett.

The business was conducted by Hill, assisted by Jan Robinson, Natasha Miller, Byrkett and Janet Cooper.

Cooper gave a report on the recent spring bingo, noting $3,500 was forwarded to cancer research, the sorority’s national project.

A thank-you was read from Gina Wells, who received the 50/50 profits from the bingo.

The spring Hen and Chicks Barn Market food tent committee reported more than $1,000 was cleared. It was noted an individual would be donating beef for the fall events.

Mary Reynolds talked about the different band for the February 2019 cancer dinner-dance. It was also noted since Longaberger baskets were going out of business, a new theme would be selected for the fall bingo.

Roll call for spirit club points was answered by how many years you had been a Phi Beta member. The total year’s results were revealed showing that the red team headed by Alberring would host the winning white team, headed by Rachel Rust, in early June.

At the conclusion of the meeting, there was an installation of officers for the 2018-19 year, each receiving carnations. They were president, Alberring; first vice, Joan Trimpe; second vice, Vaughn; treasurer, Cooper; corresponding secretary, Jo Pfaffenberger; reporter, Doris Baurle; recording secretary, Hall; parliamentarian, Reynolds; and conductress, Hill.

These officers will conduct the June 18 business meeting.